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Supporting student research with semantic technologies and digital archives

Martínez-García, Agustina and Corti, Louise (2012) 'Supporting student research with semantic technologies and digital archives.' Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 21 (2). 273 - 288. ISSN 1475-939X

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Abstract

This article discusses how the idea of higher education students as producers of knowledge rather than consumers can be operationalised by means of student research projects, in which processes of research archiving and analysis are enabled through the use of semantic technologies. It discusses how existing digital repository frameworks can be extended, and processes of data ingest, description and annotation made easier. It describes a set of easy-to-use self-archiving tools that have been developed to complement and extend the Fedora digital repository, with semantic web approaches being used not only to structure personal archives but to allow these to be shared and reused. Preliminary outcomes of research with undergraduate education studies students are presented, showing how their emerging research, writing and archiving practices might be supported and developed by the availability of such tools.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: digital archiving; semantic technologies; student research; documentation standards; technology-enhanced learning
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CD Diplomatics. Archives. Seals > CD921 Archives
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2013 11:38
Last Modified: 16 May 2019 09:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/8568

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