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Context Aware Reuse of Learning Resources

, IFIS, University of Passau, Germany ; , , University of Passau, Germany

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lugano, Switzerland ISBN 978-1-880094-53-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


We propose a methodology for the reuse of contextualized learning content. The current reuse methodology requires context independent learning content and introduces a reuse paradox: "the most reusable objects are context-independent, while the best instruction is highly contextualized". We identify two aspects of contextualization: specialisation on the educational context the content is created in and for, and interconnection of different parts of the content. We argue that both aspects cannot be avoided completely and need to be addressed by a reuse methodology and reuse support technology. We analyse different aspects of context, context dependencies in learning content, and their role within the reuse process. We show how context aware reuse methodology can avoid a reuse paradox and infer novel requirements on a technical reuse support infrastructure.


Weitl, F., Kammerl, R. & Göstl, M. (2004). Context Aware Reuse of Learning Resources. In L. Cantoni & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2004--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2119-2126). Lugano, Switzerland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 20, 2022 from .



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