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Semantic-Based Tool to Support Assessment and Planning in Early Care Settings

  • Ruben Miguez
  • Juan M. Santos
  • Luis Anido
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5736)

Abstract

In recent years, governments and educational institutions have increased their interest in enhancing and expanding pre-school programs and services. In order to achieve a high-quality education, governments have developed several national frameworks. A careful activity planning and the provision of a personalized learning experience are key factors of these programs. In this paper, we present the main design guidelines of an ICT-based tool that supports the tracking and assessment of a child’s development, as well as the recommendation and planning of new learning activities. We also propose a semantic description of the domain based on e-learning standards and specifications. Use of semantic technologies enhances aspects as tools interoperability, processes automation as well as the relevance and precision of the recommendations made by the system. Besides, this tool creates a virtual common framework that encourages collaboration between families and practitioners and it supports parents’ involvement in early care settings.

Keywords

early childhood education assessment semantic web personalization framework 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruben Miguez
    • 1
  • Juan M. Santos
    • 1
  • Luis Anido
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Telematics EngineeringUniversity of VigoVigoSpain

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