Supporting Educational Content Enrichment and Learning via Student-Created Definitions

  • Martin Svrček
  • Marián ŠimkoEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8699)


Creating notes and annotations in educational content during learning helps students in better organization of learning materials. In addition, the provided content represents an interesting source of information for further processing, which can result into enrichment of the educational content or metadata. In this paper we report on new type of annotation - definition - in educational system ALEF – a mean for creating, accessing and rating definitions of key terms in a course by students themselves. We describe experiments conducted and present analysis of definitions provided by students of two courses at Slovak University of Technology.


Definitions Content enrichment Annotation Student collaboration 



This work was partially supported by grants No. VG1/0675/11, KEGA 009STU-4/2014, and APVV-0208-10.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Informatics and Information TechnologiesSlovak University of Technology in BratislavaBratislavaSlovakia

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