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Flexible Ontology-Driven Educational Apps and Social Media for Learners with a Disability

Nganji, Julius T.; Brayshaw, Mike; Gordon, Neil

Authors

Julius T. Nganji

Mike Brayshaw



Contributors

Panayiotis Zaphiris
Editor

Andri Ioannou
Editor

Abstract

This paper explores how to build ontology-driven learning systems from a flexible disability-aware mentality and augment them into a learning blend that embraces social media. The approach emphasizes the use of user centered flexible software in a blended approach to learning. The paper starts with a discussion of how learners learn, including their recent fascination with Apps and social media. The need to provide disability-aware personalization of the educational Apps that are developed is discussed. The emphasis is on designing learning systems for learners with disabilities rather than providing for them as an afterthought. The paper introduces social media as a way of facilitating and supporting e-learning. It notes the recent changes that have taken place in the use of social media. Taking e-learning as a case study the paper demonstrates how various models of e-learning, emphasizing flexible learning, can be enhanced linking back the whole while of integrating into disability-aware information systems. Some practical approaches to modeling the learner with ontologies are provided. Finally, caution is noted on how we have to use social media. We detail some of the potential problems and pitfalls that may be a contemporary consequence of using this media, then offer some suggestions and work rounds.

Citation

Nganji, J. T., Brayshaw, M., & Gordon, N. (2022). Flexible Ontology-Driven Educational Apps and Social Media for Learners with a Disability. In P. Zaphiris, & A. Ioannou (Eds.), Learning and Collaboration Technologies. Designing the Learner and Teacher Experience. HCII 2022 (361-375). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-05657-4_26

Conference Name HCII 2022: Learning and Collaboration Technologies. Designing the Learner and Teacher Experience
Start Date Jun 27, 2022
End Date Jul 1, 2022
Acceptance Date Feb 7, 2022
Online Publication Date Jun 16, 2022
Publication Date Jun 16, 2022
Deposit Date Jun 22, 2022
Publicly Available Date Jun 17, 2023
Publisher Springer
Volume 13328
Pages 361-375
Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Series Number 13328
Book Title Learning and Collaboration Technologies. Designing the Learner and Teacher Experience. HCII 2022
ISBN 9783031056567
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-05657-4_26
Keywords Human Computer Interfaces Design; Virtual Communities; Social Computing; Social Networks
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4018313