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A Semantic Grid-based E-Learning Framework (SELF)

Khan, Zaheer; Umer, Muhammad; McClatchey, Richard; Ali, Arshad; Ahmed, Farooq


Zaheer Khan
Professor in Computer Science

Muhammad Umer

Richard McClatchey

Arshad Ali

Farooq Ahmed


E-learning can be loosely defined as a wide set of applications and processes, which uses available electronic media (and tools) to deliver vocational education and training. With its increasing recognition as an ubiquitous mode of instruction and interaction in the academic as well as corporate world, the need for a scaleable and realistic model is becoming important. In this paper we introduce SELF; a Semantic grid-based ELearning Framework. SELF aims to identify the key enablers
in a practical grid-based E-learning environment and to minimize technological reworking by proposing a well-defined interaction plan among currently available tools and technologies. We define a dichotomy with E-learning specific application layers on top and semantic grid-based support layers underneath. We also map the latest open and freeware technologies with various components in SELF.


Khan, Z., Umer, M., McClatchey, R., Ali, A., & Ahmed, F. (2005, May). A Semantic Grid-based E-Learning Framework (SELF). Paper presented at IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud, and Grid Computing, Cardiff, UK

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud, and Grid Computing
Conference Location Cardiff, UK
Start Date May 9, 2005
End Date May 12, 2005
Acceptance Date May 8, 2005
Publication Date May 8, 2005
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 11-18
Keywords E-Learning, Semantic Grid, Collaborative Learning, Personalization
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Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : CCGrid 2005