Semantic Web for Program Administration
Typically, administrative systems involving information in an academic environment are disjoint, spread across various departments and support independent queries. The objectives in this work include investigation on integrating these independent systems to provide support to intelligent queries run on the integrated platform. A framework is proposed that enriches data in the legacy systems to provide a value-added semantic layer where annotation, query and reasoning can be carried out to support management requirements. The development of this framework with a case study of a typical engineering program is discussed to show how semantic web technologies can be used by stack holders of the program for better academic program administration. The comparative work is described to show applications where semantic web have been explored. The issues related to implementation of the semantic web to academic program administration are also highlighted and discussed.
Academic Program Administration, Semantic Web, Web Technology, Integrated Academic Systems
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning. ISSN: 1863-0383