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Workshop Papers and Presentations

Keynote Speaker

  • Mathieu d’Aquin
    Knowledge Media institute (KMi) of the Open University, Milton Keynes, UK:
    Sharing Knowledge is What we Do: Education and/or the Semantic Web

Accepted Papers

  • Stephen Hookway, Max Metzger, Amy Sliva, Terry Patten, Samuel Lasser, Jeffrey Wallace and Rodney Long: CREATEing a Semantic Repository for Instructional Material
  • Oscar Rodríguez Rocha and Catherine Faron Zucker. Ludo: An Ontology to Create Linked Data Driven Serious Games
  • Nadine Steinmetz. Broader Semantic Categories – Broader Educational Level?
  • Ben De Meester, Hajar Ghaem Sigarchian, Tom De Nies, Ruben Verborgh, Frank Salliau, Erik Mannens and Rik Van de Walle. SERIF: A Semantic ExeRcise Interchange Format

About LinkED 2015

Call for Papers [PDF]

Submission Site:

The rising Web of Data including developments in information and communication technology, together with social and economic changes lead to a networked world. Semantic Web technologies, Web and Data Science, in combination with Social Networking on various scales have a profound effect on learning and teaching. On the other hand, new forms of distance teaching and openly available educational resources on the Web have become common practices, which also influence current curricula of these disciplines in higher education institutions and private training organizations. Learners shift between formal, non-formal and informal learning. They come together in different social settings and communities. Roles of teachers are also subject to change.

Here, Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies on the one hand, open new opportunities on how educational services can be supported, specifically the reuse and repurposing of educational material and the analysis and interpretation of learning activities. On the other hand, said technologies require new skill-sets for actors in the educational world across a variety of disciplines. Given the relevance of data literacy across a multitude of fields, from social sciences to engineering-related disciplines, curricula have to reflect and address such data-centric skills.

The workshop addresses researchers and practitioners interested in the application of Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies in eLearning as well as academics, students, and companies who are interested in the curricula, methodologies, and eLearning technologies to mediate the required knowledge and skills in Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies.