Ubiquitous Access to Learning Material in Engineering

Andreas Auinger, Christian Stary

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Advances in mobile computing allow new ways of any-time and any-where, networked and dislocated knowledge transfer. Such new ways of instant learning access are especially required in the field of engineering, due to its increasing complexity and diversification of tasks, and the resulting skill profiles of engineers. Qualification support has been achieved by providing an integrated e-/m-learning solution in the ELIE project ( E- Learning In Engineering). It adapts didactically relevant content to both, the technical properties of multiple devices, and the situation of the learner. The structuring process for content is based on elicited experiences of coaches. In this way, it ensures high didactic value of learning material. Since this expert knowledge can be encoded into content directly, self-directed transfer processes can be triggered and managed effectively. The procedure for content development we propose enables coaches not only to follow the implementation of their knowledge in a transparent way, but also to reuse content, either as marked as didactic entities, redesigning them, or re-assigning didactic qualities to content. As technical enabler XML data structures have been developed for the encoding at the environment level. Both, in the web and the mobile learning setting, data are displayed sensitive to the user, the transfer situation, and the device at hand. In addition, users might link content elements to individually selected communication elements, such as entries in a discussion forum. The evaluation performed so far indicate several benefits for learners and coaches.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUniversal Access in Human-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationApplications and Services - 4th Int. Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2007. Held as Part of HCI Int. 2007 Proc.
Number of pages10
EditionPART 3
ISBN (Print)9783540732822
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventHCI International 2007 - Peking, China
Duration: 22 Jul 200728 Jul 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 3
Volume4556 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceHCI International 2007
Internet address


  • mobile learning - didactics in e-learning - content management
  • Content management
  • Didactics in e-learning
  • Mobile learning


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