—The World Wide Web has a huge amount of
e-learning resources in the various branches of science, and it is
available in the form of textbooks, presentations, video tutorials,
pictures and audio lectures. No doubt that these resources
would help students understand academic courses easily,
especially those courses that need training and practical
activities, like the computer science courses. It also helps the
instructor to clarify his ideas in an interesting and innovative
Searching for the available and suitable resources in the
World Wide Web is perhaps one of the most difficult and time
consuming tasks, as it requires the exact specification of
keywords that characterize each topic in the course syllabus.
Collecting such material manually from scratch for each course
in a specific domain of knowledge is considered expensive and
time consuming effort.
Ontology is the explicit formal specifications of the terms and
relations among them in a specific domain. It defines a common
vocabulary for researchers who need to share information in a
specific domain. It is perhaps the key solution to the problems
related to the knowledge sharing and reuse, as it includes
machine-interpretable definitions of basic concepts in that
domain and relations among them.
In this paper, a system is proposed to enable instructors to
collect e-learning multimedia resources from the World Wide
Web and link them automatically to the topics listed in the
syllabus of the intended course using the Ontology of the
domain of knowledge related to the that course.
—Automatic retrieval of educational multimedia
resources, information retrieval, knowledge sharing and reuse,
The authors are with the University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
(e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite: Mohamed Alhawiti and Yasser Abdelhamid, "Collection of Web Multimedia Teaching Resources Using Ontology," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 269-274, 2016.