re-usable learning content that are available in a full spectrum
of forms and characteristics, ranging from paragraphs, individual
images, and video clips, to chapters, full texts and anthologies.
about data; information about information. Metadata is used to describe
information resources and learning objects. Typically, it reveals
the contents of the learning object so enabling discovery, management,
and exchange. It sometimes exists as a wrapper, directly
attached to a learning object; other times, it exists separately
in searchable repositories.
or informally agreed-upon models that signal consensus. e-Knowledge
standards will enable networks, computation and communication devices,
applications, and data to interact with one another.
The Grid: Grid
computing involves harnessing the latent power of distributed computing
systems to create massive grid arrays that can be used by scientists
for research or by companies like IBM, Sun, and HP/Compaq to create
distributed platforms for delivering services to their clients.
next generation of the Internet, providing great bandwidth and capability
to its subscribers.
XML, SOAP, UDDI, and WSDL enable disparate applications on varying
platforms to communicate, opening the door for Web services that
provide the promise of seamless interoperability between applications
Object Access Protocol.
Description, Discovery and Integration.
WSDL: Web Services
there are four
sub-cultures that shape the Internet as
we know it. 1) techno-meritocratic,
2) hacker, 3) virtual communitarian
and 4) entrepreneurial cultures.
e-knowledge environment enables multi-directional sharing of knowledge.
The resulting value web incorporates relationships that can be expressed
in dimensions that are wholly independent of each other. For example,
cost and satisfaction.
of concept domains that bring together controlled vocabularies and
taxonomies with a high degree of relational specificity.
Networked servers are made to unwittingly perform computation on
behalf of a remote node.
Use of networked technology to provide knowledge and tools that
enhance the capacity of people to perform tasks.
Framework (RDF): A language specifically designed to support
the sharing of metadata and information enriched by it.
Combining of artificial intelligence with e-knowledge to create
collaborative intelligence for use by communities of practice