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  • INES at SBIE 2010 – three papers, one awarded

    Publicado em December 1st, 2010Award, News, Publications

    INES presented three papers at the 21a edition of the “Simpósio Brasileiro de Informática na Educação – SBIE 2010” (Brasilian Computer Education Conference). This conference held in November, 23, in the city of João Pessoa, PB (

    One of these papers was awarded and represent the results from the work-in-progress related to the INES project  “Desenvolvimento Dirigido por Modelos e Ontologias na construção de aplicações educacionais” (Model and Ontologies Driven Development in the construction of educational application).

    (i) Awarded – “Amadeus and IMS Learning Design: interoperability and reusability in a second generation virtual learning environment”
    (Amadeus e IMS Learning Design: interoperabilidade e reutilização em um ambiente virtual de 2ª geração)

    Alexsander Toledo, Webber Fantini, Edilson Silva, Alex Gomes  – Centro de Informática (CIn), Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), PE.
    Ricardo Amorim, Dinani Amorim – Colegiado de Ciência da Computação, Faculdade de Ciências Aplicadas e Sociais de Petrolina (FACAPE), PE, e Universidade do Estado da Bahia (UNEB), BA.

    This work is centered in the adaptation of a learning management platform to the use of an educational ontology based on IMS LD specification. With this end, we made a mapping of concepts between ontology and platform, which are represented using database technology. After that, we defined the requirements for adapting the architecture and interfaces for the manipulation of IMS LD units of learning. The use of the ontology facilitates the manipulation of these units and the development of applications that implement IMS LD.

    (ii) “Development of a Framework for Quality Instructional Design Ontologies”

    Xin Li – Elearning Development – McGirr Associates – Wellington – New Zealand
    Ricardo Amorim – Colegiado de Ciência da Computação, Faculdade de Ciências
    Aplicadas e Sociais de Petrolina, PE e Universidade do Estado da Bahia, BA

    This paper proposes a framework for evaluating of quality, and guidance in an Instructional Design (ID) ontology development. A systematic search of the e-learning ontologies literature revealed key characteristics and issues relating to the intended purposes of ID ontologies. A synthesis of it contributed to identifying the four crucial elements of Reusability, Personalisation, Quality Assurance  and Applicability which was identified as relevant to the modelling, validation and execution processes  of the ontology development. The use of this framework would first, inform the development of a quality ID ontology that would meet the needs of both learners and ID authors and second, serve as a guide in evaluating different ID ontologies.

    (iii) “A MDA solution based on Ontologies in the building of authoring tools for Units of Learning”
    (Uma solução MDA baseada em Ontologias na construção de ferramentas de autoria para Unidades de Aprendizagem)

    George Pacheco Pinto – Núcleo Interdepartamental de Pesquisa em Redes de Computadores (NUPERC), Universidade Salvador (UNIFACS) – Salvador, BA – Brasil

    Laís do Nascimento Salvador – Departamento Ciência da Computação (DCC), Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA) Salvador, BA – Brasil

    Ricardo Amorim – Departamento de Educação e Colegiado de Computação, Universidade do Estado da Bahia (UNEB) e Faculdade de Ciências Aplicadas e Sociais de Petrolina (FACAPE) – Petrolina, PE – Brasil

    In this paper, we present a prototype tool, MDAOnto, which uses domain ontology as the main element in the creation of CIM (Computer Independent Model) in an MDA (Model-Driven Architecture) approach. We describe the proposed approach as well as a use scenario in order to show how MDAOnto works with an educational domain ontology based on IMS LD specification.

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