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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

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

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

Become a knowledge architect

If you are looking for learning new skills to help you capture, represent and share knowledge using graphical and formal computer-aided methods, then check out my Udemy course on Practical Knowledge Modelling. What to expect from the course... Over 63 lectures and 3.5 hours of content! Become better at approaching the organization of information and knowledge in such a way that it makes sense to users Apply a methodology for developing seamless knowledge models and use that understanding across any subject matter Learn methods for gathering ... Read more

Integrated ontology development metholodology

Introduction In this post we'll discuss a diagram which captures a methodology for ontology development as an integrated approach. The diagram provides a high level view of how to conduct ontology development with maximum coverage and places the core idea of requirements management at the heart of it. The diagram draws from several strands of widely adopted methodologies as well as observation patterns made over several works in the area of applied ontology. It is to be noted that the diagram ... Read more

Knowledge framework for autistic care

The field of autistic care is very complex and there are several approaches and reference frameworks, e.g., SPELL, for supporting the job of carers who look after Service Users with autism. There is no one-size-fit-all solution simply because approaches are individualized due to the fact that the nature of the disability is distinct depending on the Service User. Due to the sheer complexity of the subject matter it makes it quite hard for care staff seeking to have a bird’s eye ... Read more

Core skills for the knowledge engineer

Introduction In this post we'll discuss some of the essential skills necessary for an individual to thrive in the role of knowledge engineer. Note that we'll be using the terms knowledge engineer, knowledge architect and ontologist interchangeably for simplicity. We are assuming that these roles all require expertise in developing technical ontologies using formal knowledge representation languages like the Web Ontology Language (OWL). Technical know-how The knowledge engineer should have technical know-how and full user-level understanding of computer-based ontology development tools. Very ... Read more