Ontology of personal learning environments in the development of thesis project
Mariela Tapia-León, Teresa Santamaría, Janneth Chicaiza Espinosa, Sergio Luján-Mora
Proceedings of the 2017 9th International Conference on Education Technology and Computers (ICETC 2017), p. 183-187, Barcelona (Spain), December 20 - 22 2017. ISBN: 978-1-4503-5435-6. https://doi.org/10.1145/3175536.3175555
(ICETC'17a) Congreso internacional / International conference
The thesis is the final step in academic formation of students. Its development may experience some difficulties that cause delays in delivery times. The internet allows students to access relevant and large amounts of information for use in the development of their theses. The internet also allows students to interact with others in order to create knowledge networks. However, exposure to too much information can produce infoxication. Therefore, there is a need to organise such information and technological resources. Through a personal learning environment (PLE), students can use current technology and online resources to develop their projects. Furthermore, by means of an ontological model, the underlying knowledge in the domain and environment can be represented in a readable format for machines. This paper presents an ontological model called PLET4Thesis, which has been designed in order to organise the process of thesis development using the elements required to create a PLE.