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Rapid prototyping ontologies

Introduction Adopting an ontology development methodology for constructing ontologies and making sure that they have gone through the necessary review cycles is very important, especially in the world of academia and in industries that follow rigorous policies around the development of ontologies. One such methodology is highlighted in a previous blog post and identifies a series of steps to follow for successful ontology building. However, there are instances where the use of similar methodologies would introduce excessive development lead time, making ontology ... Read more

Ontology competency questions

Introduction A handful of existing ontology development methodologies identify “competency questions” as a means of scoping a knowledge model. This post discusses how you can define these questions at the start of your ontology projects for scope-setting purposes, to later use their basis during the assessment phase of your ontologies. What competency questions are... Competency questions are user-oriented interrogatives that allow you to scope your ontology. In other words, they are questions that your users would want to gain answers for, through ... Read more

Ontologies for business analysis

If you are interested in learning how applied ontology works for Business Analysis then check out my Udemy course on Ontologies for Business Analysis.     Read more

Ontology mapping in a nutshell

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MDA, MDI, SOA and ontologies

In this post, we get to discuss the relevance of ontologies to approaches like the Model Driven Architecture (MDA), Model Driven Interoperability (MDI) and the Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). Enterprises are nowadays moving away from having software applications that are tightly coupled with technological changes; the main reasons being that we want our software architecture to be vendor-independent and software design platform-independent - in other words independent of any limitations imposed by system and platform-specific implementations. By so doing, companies are in ... Read more

A framework for managing your e-learning strategy

In this post I expose a conceptual framework which can be used as reference model for managing the e-learning life cycle and strategy. The framework provides an at-a-glance view of what needs to be planned and managed to achieve successful e-learning course development. The e-learning course development life cycle usually starts with audience analysis. This is related to understanding who the target audience is for the course in question. There are other phases which follow, for example, gathering requirements for course delivery. ... Read more

Learn buying and merchandising the ontology way

Not so long ago, in my post about "tailoring learning through ontological thinking", I elaborated on how the application of ontology principles in the design of learning interventions can provide a unique and enriching learning experience. I've, finally, been able to put the whole idea of "ontological thinking" into actual practice, by designing a new course about buying and merchandising in retail. If you are interested in learning how the complex field of buying and merchandising in retail works, but without ... Read more

SCORM in instructional design

SCORM stands for Sharable Content Object Reference Model. It is a set of specifications and guidelines to meet the requirements for web-based learning content (e-learning) in the context of modern education and training practices. In this post, I will be displaying a high-level visual model that captures the most prominent SCORM concepts that are relevant to instructional design practices. One of the fundamental concepts in SCORM is that of the "Sharable Content Object (SCO)" which is a reusable, modular, piece of learning content ... Read more

Create a punchy promo video for your online course

The above is an example of what I was able to achieve as promo video for my Udemy course on Practical Knowledge Modelling. I was able to quickly create the video by observing and applying a simple set of steps and workflow to come up with, what I believe to be a decent promo video (given the feedback I've had from people who've watched it). In this post, therefore, I will document my thought process behind creating the promo video and ... Read more

E-learning storyboarding at a glance

Storyboarding is a technique used across several areas to graphically plan how a deliverable unfolds with time, for example, deliverables for motion pictures, animations, teaching content, etc. Specifically in the area of instructional design, online teaching and e-learning, an e-learning storyboard can prove to be a powerful asset for supporting and planning the delivery of an online course. Generating good e-learning storyboards requires taking into account a whole host of things which include: Who the participants in the activity are ... Read more
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