Call for Participation: WWW2012 Workshop Linked Learning 2012 (LILE2012)

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LinkedLearning2012 - 
2nd International Workshop on Learning and Education with the Web of 
Data (LiLe2012) 

In conjunction with the World Wide Web Conference 2012 (WWW2012) 
Lyon, France, 17 April 2012 

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Distance education and openly available educational resources on the Web 
are becoming common practices with public higher education institutions 
as well as private training organisations realising the benefits of 
online resources. However, most of the research in E-learning has been 
focusing on creating a variety of metadata formats and environments for 
the exchange of educational resources. This has led to a fragmented 
landscape of Web standards and approaches used in the educational 
domain. Consequently, it is not only the case that interoperability 
between repositories of educational resources remains a challenge, but 
also that educational Web resources remain underexploited, as their 
connection, reuse and repurposing are barely supported by such technologies.. 

The very nature of the Linked Data approach offers promising solutions 
that can address these open challenges in the education arena. In 
addition, the Linked Data movement has produced a vast body of knowledge 
and data which can substantially support and contribute to educational 
services and content. Building on the overwhelming success of Linked 
Learning 2011, the Linked Learning 2012 workshop will provide a forum 
for researchers and practitioners making innovative use of Linked Data 
technologies for educational purposes on the Web to discuss, exchange 
and disseminate their work. 


The LILE2012 proceedings were published as Vol 840 of the CEUR Workshop Proceedings Series and are online at Beyond paper presentations, the programme will contain a keynote and a panel discussion. Please click on individual sessions for further details. 

09:00 – 09:15 Introduction 
09:15 – 10:30 Keynote 
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee 
11:00 – 12:30 Paper session 1 
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch 
14:00 – 15:30 Paper session 2 
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee 
16:00 – 17:00 Paper session 3 
17:00 – 17:30 Panel discussion 
17:30 – 17:45 Wrap up 
from 19:30 Workshop Dinner & Best Paper Award 


Speaker: Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S Research Center (DE) 
Topic: Web Science – Humans in the Loop 
Since the Web was invented 20 years ago, it has developed into a worldwide information and communication infrastructure with a considerable influence on business, science, and education. But what sets it apart from other infrastructures are its users: billions of users with very diverse backgrounds and goals who are shaping the Web. In this talk I will give an overview over Web Science topics at L3S, and talk about how human goals, thinking and actions influence and shape the Web. Humans introduce diversity into the Web, and work together creating amazing amounts of information, annotations and data sets. And sometimes they behave in ways quite unexpected by developers when they use and browse the Web. Last, I will discuss the scope of L3S research beyond computer science, working on Web Science topics together with colleagues from law, sociology, psychology, and other disciplines. 


Panel topic: “Educational Web Data vs Learning Analytics: two sides of the same coin?” (preliminary title) 
Tom Heath (Talis, UK), 
Hendrik Drachsler (Open University of the Netherlands, NL), 
Philippe Cudré-Mauroux (University of Fribourg, CH) 


Charalampos Bratsas, Despina Eleana Chrysou, Ekaterini Eftychiadou, Dimitris Kontokostas, Panagiotis Bamidis and Ioannis Antoniou – “Semantic Web Game Based Learning: An I18n approach with Greek DBpedia” 
Tom Heath, Ross Singer, Nadeem Shabir, Chris Clarke and Justin Leavesley – “Assembling and Applying an Education Graph based on Learning Resources in Universities” 
Charalampos Bratsas, Anastasia Dimou, Lazaros Ioannidis, Panagiotis Bamidis and Ioannis Antoniou – “Semantic CMS and Wikis as platforms for Linked Learning” 
Davide Taibi, Giovanni Panascì and Biagio Lenzitti – “LOD.CS.UNIPA Project: an experience of LOD at the University of Palermo” 


Muriel Foulonneau and Valentin Grouès – “Common vs. Expert knowledge: making the Semantic Web an educational model” 
Melody Siadaty, Jelena Jovanovic, Dragan Gasevic, Nikola Milikic, Zoran Jeremic, Liaqat Ali, Aleksandar Giljanovic and Marek Hatala – “Semantic Web and Linked Learning to Support Workplace Learning” 
Vania Dimitrova, Dhavalkumar Thakker and Lydia Lau – “Aggregating Digital Traces into a Semantic-enriched Data Cloud for Informal Learning” 
Maurice Hendrix, Davide Taibi, Stefan Dietze, Aristos Protopsaltis, Ian Dunwell, Evangelia Mitsopoulou, Panagiotis Bamidis, Dimitris Spachos, Sara de Freitas and Panagiotis Petridis – “Technical Evaluation of The mEducator 3.0 Linked Data-based Environment for Sharing Medical Educational Resources” 


Yoann Isaac, Yolaine Bourda and Monique Grandbastien – “SemUNIT – French UNT and Linked Data” 
Juan Ignacio Vidal, Alejandro Fernández and Alicia Díaz – “Thinking Semantic Wikis as Learning Object Repositories” (short paper) 
Guillermo Alvaro Rey, Irene Celino, Mariana Damova, Danica Damljanovic, Ning Li, Panos Alexopoulos and Vladan Devedzic – “Semi-Automatic Generation of Quizzes and Learning Artifacts from Linked Data” (short paper) 
Adolfo Ruiz-Calleja, Thanassis Tiropanis, Guillermo Vega-Gorgojo and Juan I.. Asensio-Perez – “Exploiting the Web of Data to provide descriptions of ICT tools: a preliminary report about SEEK-AT-WD” (short paper) 


The workshop will be followed by an official workshop dinner, the dinner location will be announced closer to the workshop day. We are glad to highlight that drinks during the dinner will be kindly sponsored by Talis. The Best Paper Award will also be awarded during the dinner and is kindly sponsored by mEducator. 

* Stefan Dietze, L3S Research Center (DE) 
* Mathieu d'Aquin, The Open University (UK) 
* Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University & Simon Fraser University (Canada) 

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