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THE SEMANTIC WEB TECHNOLOGIES AND THEIR INTEGRATION WITHIN E-LEARNING SYSTEMS: AN OVERVIEW

M. Čarapina, O. Staničić, B. Nožica

The Polytechnic of Zagreb (CROATIA)
The semantic web creates an environment in which content can be well defined in order to make it more accessible to computer software agents. This feature can be exploited in the e-learning systems for building learning ontologies, semantic annotations of learning materials and also for content adaptation based on specific parameters. Using web semantic technologies can provide system interoperability and reusability of content by integrating existing adaptive technologies with the ideas of the semantic web for content representation. This paper presents the current state of the art in the research area of the semantic web technologies and their integration within the e-learning systems. It also shows examples on how e-learning systems can be empowered by using semantics, common problematic, implementation methods and semantic presence in today's most popular learning management systems.