Metadata in architecture education - first evaluation results of the MACE system

Martin Wolpers; Martin Memmel; Alberto Giretti

In: Ulrike Cress; Vania Dimitrova; Marcus Specht (Hrsg.). Proceedings of EC-TEL 2009 - Learning in the Synergy of Multiple Disciplines. European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL-09), "Learning in the Synergy of Multiple Disciplines", located at 4th, September 29 - October 2, Nice, France, Pages 112-126, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Vol. 5794, ISBN 978-3-642-04635-3, Springer, 2009.


The paper focuses on the MACE (Metadata for Architectural Contents in Europe) system and its usage in architecture education at the university level. We report on the various extensions made to the system, describe some of the new functionality and give first results on the evaluation of the MACE System. Several universities were involved with significant student groups in the evaluation, so that the indications described here are already highly trustable. First results show that using MACE increases student performance significantly.


Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence