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Title Towards the learning grid : advances in human learning services / edited by Pierluigi Ritrovato [and others].
Imprint Washington, DC : IOS Press, [2005]

Series Frontiers in artificial intelligence and applications ; v. 127.
Frontiers in artificial intelligence and applications ; v. 127.
Subject Web-based instruction -- Europe.
Computer-assisted instruction -- Europe.
Internet in education -- Europe.
Educational technology -- Europe.
Alt Name Ritrovato, Pierluigi.
Description 1 online resource (x, 239 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary Annotation Towards the Learning Grid Advances in Human Learning Services Volume 127 Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications Edited by: P. Ritrovato, C. Allison, S.A. Cerri, T. Dimitrakos, M. Gaeta and S. Salerno November 2005, approx. 248 pp., hardcover There is a paradigm shift in informatics in general and in technologies enhancing human learning in particular. The debate between the evolutionaries those that wish to optimize and refine current approaches and the revolutionaries those that support a fundamental change of approach is quite actual. Within the Internet communities, the debate is hidden behind the words semantic WEB versus semantic Grid ; within educational technologists between content/resource centered and conversation centered e-learning, or either between teaching and pedagogy on the one side, and learning and communities of practice on the other. In general, in informatics, the shift from a product-page oriented to a service-conversation oriented view may possibly impact most if not all the foreseen applications, in e-learning, but also in e-science, e-democracy, e-commerce, e-health, etc. Part A of the book is dedicated to Position papers: visions about what to do and why to do it in the next years. The remaining parts (B to D) offer partial answers to how to do it. Part B concerns what we called: Content-centered services, i.e.: a vision of learning systems that privileges knowledge and its structures, standards and their interoperability, storage and retrieval services. The subsequent part C has been called: Holistic services to refer to more mature and integrated solutions that address not only content but more generally the creation and management of human Virtual Communities connected on the Grid in order to offer and consume different services facilitating and enhancing human learning. Finally part D is concerned with new directions in learning services.
Contents Title page; Preface; Contents; Position Papers; Content-Centered Services; Holistic Services; New Direction in Learning Services; Author Index
ISBN 1429402466 (electronic bk.)
9781429402460 (electronic bk.)
1586035347 (hardcover)
OCLC # 71755620
Additional Format Print version: Towards the learning grid. Washington, DC : IOS Press, ©2005 1586035347 (DLC) 2005929743 (OCoLC)70114349.

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