Developing further the concept of ePortfolio with the use of Semantic Web Technologies


The paper deals with the issue of further developing the concept of ePortfolios in terms of semantic interoperability. Social Software and Semantic Web Technologies may enrich the traditional concepts of ePortfolios. The purpose of this contribution is to summarize current research issues and to describe basic steps needed for a knowledge based management of e-portfolios at a large scale. Specifically, it proposes the method of using an ontology driven ePortfolio-template that would allow machines to more flexibly read and re-use the ePortfolio contents. This may open up new application scenarios of ePortfolio-software for educational institutions (e.g. web-based processing of educational standards) and for enterprises (e.g. online-recruitment methods).

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Available from: Motti Benari, Feb 04, 2015