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Lasse Lehmann, KOM - Multimedia Communications Lab, Darmstadt
Tomas Hildebrandt, KOM - Multimedia Communications Lab, Darmstadt
Christoph Rensing, KOM - Multimedia Communications Lab, Darmstadt
Ralf Steinmetz, KOM - Multimedia Communications Lab, Darmstadt
Throughout their lifecycle, Learning Resources undergo a multitude of processes by being created, used, provided or re-used. However, in order to be reusable, a Learning Resource often has to be adapted for a new context of use. This in turn implies multiple Re-Authoring processes being performed on a Learning Resource. During each of these processes different types of information emerge. When retained, this information can be helpful for the retrieval, authoring, use or re-use of Learning Resources thereafter. In this paper, the lifecycle of Learning Resources along with the information generated herein is analyzed and a distributed architecture proposed that allows for the capture, processing, management and utilization of the information mentioned in a generic way. Three steps have been conducted to implement the proposed framework. First evaluation results are promising.

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Index Terms:
Document management, Metadata, Information Search and Retrieval, Information Storage
Citation:
Lasse Lehmann, Tomas Hildebrandt, Christoph Rensing, Ralf Steinmetz, "Capture, Management, and Utilization of Lifecycle Information for Learning Resources," IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 75-87, Jan.-March 2008, doi:10.1109/TLT.2008.9
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