Instructional Material Development using Ontology Learning

  • Khairul Nurmazianna Ismail
  • Fadzlin Ahmadon


In a university setting, lecturers are instructional designers responsible to
design and develop instructional materials to be used in class. Textbooks
and presentation slides are among the sources used in the delivery of
knowledge. However, in order to facilitate different students’ learning styles,
alternatives for textbooks must be considered, allowing the course content
to be organised in smaller chunks. This paper describes the development
ontology process using ontology learning technique. Ontology is a set of
knowledge which contains objects, concepts, entities, and the relationships
among them in a particular domain. In this study, the course chosen to
analyse the development of ontology is Fundamentals of Computer Science
(CSC401). This is an introductory course taken by students during semester
one in the Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences. Textbook is the
source used in developing this ontology. The technique chosen in this study
is a semi-automatic ontology development that can accelerate the process
of producing a new ontology, while the development phases involved are
the ‘extraction of important concepts’ and ‘representation of ontology’.
The result shows that an ontology can be represented in the form of visual
graph such as mind map. This matches the learning preference of visual
learners and enrich their learning experiences.

How to Cite
ISMAIL, Khairul Nurmazianna; AHMADON, Fadzlin; SHAHBUDIN, FADILAH EZLINA. Instructional Material Development using Ontology Learning. Social and Management Research Journal, [S.l.], v. 15, n. 2, p. 36-46, dec. 2018. ISSN 0128-1089. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 24 july 2024. doi:

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