Knowledge-based study guidance on the internet
In the course of the internationalisation of universities and
studies, the timely information for applicants on possible admission,
recognition of previous achievements and, where applicable,
grading into higher semesters is of crucial significance for
the selection of a university in Germany.
On this account, it is the priority objective of this work area
to improve the guidance of prospective students from abroad
by use of the internet, and consequently to make an important
contribution to the increase in competitiveness of Germany as
a desirable place to study. Thereto, an intelligent course-guidance
system for the internet was conceived and implemented.
Initially, basic research was conducted into how a knowledge-based
study guidance can be both technically and conceptually realised.
For this purpose, amongst others, the educational systems of
68 countries were analysed, the possibilities and limits of
a guidance system from both the human and the technical perspectives
were under examination, and functional and technical system
requirements were defined as well. On this basis, the system
was developed as a Client-Server application, whereas the core
of the guidance system is made up of an expert system whose
knowledge base was contextlessly conceived.
Since the specific guidance needs of foreign students do not
vanish after the process of application and admission but rather
last the entire studies, other tools are being developed that
serve the purposes of course planning and administration, the
administration and maintenance of a module reference book available
online, the administration of applicant data, as well as the
creation of individual timetables. The modular organisation
of the guidance system, by its clear delineation of individual
functions, permits the insertion of individual modules, also
detached from each other if necessary. The following figure
shows the principle of the knowledge-based study guidance.
Figure1 : Principle of knowledge-based study guidance
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Contact (Dipl.-Ing. Frank Schwarz)