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DOI:   10.3217/jucs-004-10-0780


An Education Broker Toolset for Web Course Customization

Christian Langenbach (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)

Freimut Bodendorf (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)

Abstract: Within an Electronic Education Market an Electronic Education Mall is defined as a virtual service center to support various transaction processes by providing a technological platform with appropriate value-added services and interfaces for suppliers and customers. In this context, an Education Broker service is of central importance because the quality of the learning process is strongly determined by the quality of the available materials and their configuration to an integrated course according to a pedagogical concept and the respective customers' needs. To support these tasks an Education Broker toolset is introduced which allows to select the 'right' elements out of a set of generally suitable learning modules, to adjust and structure the chosen learning modules to an integrated course in a pedagogically and didactically useful way, to add navigational guides, to provide added values and to deliver the integrated course to allow an intuitive application by the student.

Keywords: Education Broker, Education Broker Toolset, Electronic Education Mall, Electronic Education Market, Value-Added Services, Web Course Customization