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SERIF: A Semantic ExeRcise Interchange Format

by Ben De Meester, Hajar Ghaem Sigarchian, Tom De Nies, Ruben Verborgh, Frank Salliau, Erik Mannens, and Rik Van de Walle

More and more users obtain new knowledge using e-learning systems, and often assess their understanding of this new knowledge using corresponding assessment items. However, the distribution of content items and assessment items in a learning object is tightly bound. To publish assessment items, independently of the corresponding content items, it is required to wrap these assessment items into separate learning objects, which introduces a large overhead. Moreover, current learning objects are closely coupled with their execution environment. A stand-alone and lightweight format to describe assessment items is needed. This way their publication is facilitated and their discoverability can be increased. This paper proposes some important features for such a format and introduces SERIF: a Semantic ExeRcise Interchange Format, whose underlying data model is based on the QTI data model. SERIF was applied successfully in three proof-of-concept applications, where we assessed how SERIF is (i) decoupled from the execution environment, and (ii) extendable to other content types and interaction types. Its machine-interpretability can allow for automatic discovery and combination of relevant assessment items.

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Published in 2015 in Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on LINKed EDucation.

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IEEE
B. De Meester, H. Ghaem Sigarchian, T. De Nies, R. Verborgh, F. Salliau, E. Mannens, and R. Van de Walle, “SERIF: A Semantic ExeRcise Interchange Format,” in Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on LINKed EDucation, 2015.
ACM
Ben De Meester et al. 2015. SERIF: A Semantic ExeRcise Interchange Format. In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on LINKed EDucation.
LNCS
De Meester, B., Ghaem Sigarchian, H., De Nies, T., Verborgh, R., Salliau, F., Mannens, E., Van de Walle, R.: SERIF: A Semantic ExeRcise Interchange Format. In: Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on LINKed EDucation (2015).
APA
De Meester, B., Ghaem Sigarchian, H., De Nies, T., Verborgh, R., Salliau, F., Mannens, E., & Van de Walle, R. (2015). SERIF: A Semantic ExeRcise Interchange Format. In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on LINKed EDucation.
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De Meester, Ben et al. “SERIF: A Semantic ExeRcise Interchange Format.” Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on LINKed EDucation. 2015. Print.

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