Semantic Web (WEB 3.0) and Music Education

Κωνσταντίνος Σοφιανός

Προφορική Ανακοίνωση

Session Ψηφιακά μέσα και μουσική εκπαίδευση ( Saturday, 16-Apr-22 17:00:00 EEST )

The Internet and the World Wide Web have revolutionized the field of information, as its application has minimized geographical barriers and connected the entire planet to an information distribution network. In particular, the use of the Internet in education is twofold, either as a means of providing organized educational programs (e-learning), or as a source of information, as it contains a large amount of information, of various topics and formats, which with proper processing, can contribute to creating timely and effective learning /teaching content.

The public nature of the Internet has led to the creation of a large and ever-changing volume of information, with the result that this information does not have a uniform form and structure. The solution was provided by the creator of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, who inspired the next generation of the Internet, the Semantic Web (Web 3.0). (Berners-Lee et al., 2001).

The Semantic Web (SI) takes us from the classic worldwide web with hyperlinks and the simple publication of documents and data, to the creation of structured documents and their connection. It enables the description of the information in semantic and not only in syntactic level, based on knowledge representation vocabularies (ontologies), the information can be located directly and accurately with the help of advanced applications. (Antoniou & Harmelen, 2009).

The use of ontologies in education contributes significantly to learning, mainly in the way information is sought and the results are organized. Also, many CI technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Virtual Reality, and Artificial Intelligence are very popular in the field of education and especially Music education. (Patel & Jain, 2019).

The advent of SI in the field of music education comes to facilitate the integration of new technologies in the educational bases of knowledge and to bring innovation in the way teachers and students manage information (Yee-King et al., 2019). In addition, the use of ontologies in various areas of music education offers a better quality of learning and helps in the search for data and information about music.

On the other hand, music-related Linked Open Data (LOD) sets are accessible to students and teachers and help create music libraries such as MusicBrainz. 

An emerging area of ​​research that finds application in the music industry is the Internet MusicalThings (IoMusT) which contributes to the interaction between students and musical things. (Turchet et al., 2020).

Artificial Intelligence also contributes to the field of music education by developing intelligent algorithms for digital music synthesis but also for the extraction of knowledge from digital libraries. 

Finally, SI provides access to a large number of open resources so that students can improve their knowledge of music, but also enroll in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). It also provides the appropriate tools for the development of Smart Learning Environments where the triptych, Anywhere, Anytime, Any Distance is implemented.

  • Νέοι γραμματισμοί (ψηφιακός, πολυτροπικός, ηλεκτρονική πληροφορία)
  • Νέες μουσικές-τεχνολογικές εμπειρίες
Keywords Semantic web, E-learning, Smart Learning Environments, Music education.
Language Ελληνική
Author(s) CV

He was born in Ilia and studied Mathematics at the University of Patras. In 1995 he was appointed as a professor of Informatics and today he works at the Music School of Preveza.

He holds a Master's degree in Information Technology and Information Systems from the Ionian University. He served as deputy director at the Music School of Lefkada from 2011 to 2012 and at the Music School of Preveza from 2017 to 2020.

Since February 2021 he is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Informatics of June University and his research interests are focused on the Semantic Web (Web 3.0) and how it can be used in Music education.