Technical evaluation of the mEducator 3.0 linked databased environment for sharing medical educational resources

Maurice Hendrix, Aristidis Protopsaltis, Ian Dunwell, Sara De Freitas, Panagiotis Petridis, Sylvester Arnab, Nikolas Dovrolis, Eleni Kaldoudi, Davide Taibi, Evangelia Mitsopoulou, Stefan Dietze, Dimitris Spachos, Panagiotis Bamidis

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Abstract

mEducator 3.0 is a content sharing approach for medical education, based on Linked Data principles. Through standardization, it enables sharing and discovery of medical information. Overall the mEducator project seeks to address the following two different approaches, mEducator 2.0, based on web 2.0 and ad-hoc Application Programmers Interfaces (APIs), and mEducator 3.0, which builds upon a collection of Semantic Web Services that federate existing sources of medical and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) data. The semantic mEducator 3.0 approach It has a number of different instantiations, allowing flexibility and choice. At present these comprise of a standalone social web-based instantiation (MetaMorphosis+) and instantiations integrated with Drupal, Moodle and OpenLabyrinth systems. This paper presents the evaluation results of the mEducator 3.0 Linked Data based environment for sharing medical educational resources and focuses on metadata enrichment, conformance to the requirements and technical performance (of the MetaMorphosis+ and Drupal instantiations).

Original languageEnglish
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Volume840
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Linked data
  • Medical education
  • Metadata
  • Performance
  • Sharing

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