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Towards Automatic Competence Assignment of Learning Objects

  • Ricardo Kawase
  • Patrick Siehndel
  • Bernardo Pereira Nunes
  • Marco Fisichella
  • Wolfgang Nejdl
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7563)

Abstract

Competence-annotations assist learners to retrieve and better understand the level of skills required to comprehend learning objects. However, the process of annotating learning objects with competence levels is a very time consuming task; ideally, this task should be performed by experts on the subjects of the educational resources. Due to this, most educational resources available online do not enclose competence information. In this paper, we present a method to tackle the problem of automatically assigning an educational resource with competence topics. To solve this problem, we exploit information extracted from external repositories available on the Web, which lead us to a domain independent approach. Results show that automatically assigned competences are coherent and may be applied to automatically enhance learning objects metadata.

Keywords

Metadata Generation Competences e-Learning Automatic Competence Classification 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo Kawase
    • 1
  • Patrick Siehndel
    • 1
  • Bernardo Pereira Nunes
    • 2
    • 1
  • Marco Fisichella
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Nejdl
    • 1
  1. 1.L3S Research CenterLeibniz University HannoverGermany
  2. 2.Department of InformaticsPUC-RioRio de JaneiroBrazil

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