The topic of ontology is not confined to one particular discipline and brings together individuals from multiple areas. Education allows the transfer of knowledge relating to ontology to be communicated both within and between these disciplines. It also allows new members to be brought into the field.
The Education Committee aims to bring together IAOA members who are passionate about education and to facilitate the development and co-ordination of educational resources relating to ontology and ontologies.
Aims and goals
The Education Committee aims to develop and complete three projects over the next two years:
- the development of a Wiki, which will be a repository for the resources being developed by the group and provide a forum for discussions relating to education within the community;
- the identification of the different ontology courses that are currently taught within the community; and,
- the production of an ontology textbook.