E-Learning Ontologies Visual Knowledge Engineering Expert Systems Building Tools Knowledge Acquisition Knowledge Sharing and Reuse
Institute of Information Theories and Applications FOI ITHEA
The paper presents one approach aimed at developing teaching strategies based on the principles of
ontological engineering. The research framework is targeted on development of methodology and technology that
will scaffold the process of knowledge structuring for e-learning. The structuring procedure is the kernel of
ontology development. Ontologies that describe the main concepts of the domains are used both for teaching and
assessment techniques. Special stress is put on visual design as a powerful learning mindtool. The examples are
taken from the courses on the foundations of artificial intelligence and intelligent systems development. These
courses are delivered by the authors in St.Petersburg State Polytechnical University at School of Computer
Science and in Poland in the First Independent University.
* The work is partially suported by Russian Foundation for Basic Studies (grant 02-01-00466).