, Volume 43, Issue 3, pp 353–358 | Cite as

Re-use? Is this re-use?

Revisiting an objective of the Intergeo project
  • Paul LibbrechtEmail author
Original Article


An initiative such as the Intergeo project has the clear mission to allow many teachers to gain easy access to resources that can support their teaching practice when using them. Re-use then appears when the sole usage is insufficient and needs adaptations to the specific context. This paper investigates the common practices of re-use in computer science literature, describes how it was implemented in the i2geo platform, and how the actual usage of the platform shows that the definition we first envisioned and that is widespread is short sighted. Following the observations of the practices, generalizations of the notion of re-use are proposed.


Re-use Adaptations Usage Teacher resources Computer supported learning Intergeo Dynamic geometry 



This publication was supported by funding from the EU for the project Intergeo (ECP-2006-EDU-410016) and the institutions of the author (DFKI gGmbH and CERMAT). The author wishes to thank all the users of the i2geo platform, who have patiently provided feedback and repeatedly attempted workflows.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Educational Research in Mathematics and TechnologyPädagogische Hochschule KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

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