Context Aware e-Learning Objects and their Types from the Perspective of the Object-Oriented Paradigm

von Brevern, Hansjoerg (August 2004). Context Aware e-Learning Objects and their Types from the Perspective of the Object-Oriented Paradigm. ICALT '04 Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, pp. 681-683. Washington: IEEE Computer Society 10.1109/ICALT.2004.10007

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The contribution of this article demonstrates how to identify context-aware types of e-Learning objects (eLOs) derived from the subject domains. This perspective is taken from an engineering point of view and is applied during requirements elicitation and analysis relating to present work in constructing an object-oriented (OO), dynamic, and adaptive model to build and deliver packaged e-Learning courses. Consequently, three preliminary subject domains are presented and, as a result, three primitive types of eLOs are posited. These types educed from the subject domains are of structural, conceptual, and granular nature. Structural objects are responsible for the course itself, conceptual objects incorporate adaptive and logical interoperability, while granular objects congregate granular assets. Their differences, interrelationships, and responsibilities are discussed. A major design challenge relates to adaptive behaviour. Future research addresses refinement on the subject domains and adaptive hypermedia systems.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Information Systems


000 Computer science, knowledge & systems




IEEE Computer Society




Nicole Buys

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