Use of Linked Data to Enhance Open Educational Resources
Rosa Navarrete, Sergio Luján-Mora
14th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training (ITHET 2015), p. 1-6, Caparica (Portugal), June 11-13 2015. ISBN: 978-1-4799-1756-3. DOI: 10.1109/ITHET.2015.7218017
(ITHET'15b) Congreso internacional / International conference
Open Educational Resources (OER) are freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, research, and assessing. OER are usually conceptualized as Learning Objects (LO). While there is a big abundance of OER available today, finding, querying, and integrating/interlinking these resources, to say the least, is difficult. On the other hand, Linked Data is a mechanism to tackle the issues related to publishing and to exploring data on the Internet. Linked Data allows a person or machine to explore the Web of Data. In the last years, many efforts have been carried out using Linked Data in different domains. However, Linked Data has not been used extensively to publish and explore OER. In this paper, we review the current status of use of Linked Data to manage OER and we propose the use of Linked Data to enhance the use of OER. Linked Data offers a mechanism where OER can be most easily found to use, reuse, sharing and remix.