Personal Web based knowledge management
Throughout life, we continuously accumulate data,§information and knowledge. The ability to recall much§of this accumulated knowledge commonly deteriorates§with time. In the context of education, students§access and interact with a teacher s knowledge in§order to create their own, and may have their own§data, information and knowledge that could be added§to teacher s knowledge for everyone s benefit. The§realization that students can contribute to enhancing§personal knowledge is an important cornerstone in§developing a mentor (teacher, tutor and facilitator)§focused knowledge system. This book presents an§integrated framework, coined the virtualMe, that§manages an individual s personal data, information§and knowledge that can be enhanced by others, in a§blended teaching and learning environment. The§virtualMe also includes: the sniplet content model;§an annotation framework; and a multimedia object§model. This book should be of interest to those§investigating or developing web based systems to§manage and distribute personal information and knowledge.