Learning With Social Semantic Technologies - Exploiting Latest Tools

Gisela Granitzer, Klaus Tochtermann, Patrick Hoefler


Even though it was only about three years ago that Social Software became a trend, it has become a common practice to utilize Social Software in learning institutions. It brought about a lot of advantages, but also challenges. Amounts of distributed and often unstructured user generated content make it difficult to meaningfully process and find relevant information. According to the estimate of the authors, the solution lies in underpinning Social Software with structure resulting in Social Semantic Software. In this contribution we introduce the central concepts Social Software, Semantic Web and Social Semantic Web and show how Social Semantic Technologies might be utilized in the higher education context.


higher education; semantic web; social software; social semantic technologies

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning. ISSN: 1863-0383
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