Survey on context-aware pervasive learning environments
Laine, Teemu and Joy, Mike. (2009) Survey on context-aware pervasive learning environments. International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM), Volume 3 (Number 1). pp. 70-76. ISSN 1865-7923
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3991/ijim.v3i1.680
Context-aware pervasive learning environments consist of interconnected, embedded computing devices such as portable computers, wireless sensors, auxiliary input/output devices and servers. Until this study there has been no survey that has evaluated and presented information regarding these environments. In this paper, we conducted a survey to identify the commonly used technologies, methods and models behind these systems, and evaluated the role of mobile devices in the reviewed papers. As a result, we made five observations: (i) RFID was the most common sensor technology; (ii) several learning models were suggested, but none was validated properly; (iii) client-server architectures are prevalent in the systems and mobile devices were used most commonly to represent information; (iv) most of the systems supported multiple simultaneous users, but few facilitated virtual communication; and (v) possible roles for physical environments in pervasive learning systems are: contexts for learning, content for learning, and system resources. Evidence indicates that suitable learning models have yet to be validated, and that more roles of mobile devices could be emphasised.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Computer Science|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Context-aware computing, Ubiquitous computing, Mobile computing, Educational technology, Computer-assisted instruction, Mobile communication systems in education|
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM)|
|Publisher:||Kassel University Press GmbH|
|Page Range:||pp. 70-76|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
 D. Barbosa, A. Yamom, I. Augustin, L. da Silva, C. Séller, and J.Barbosa, “Learning in a large-scale pervasive environment,” Proc. of the Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshop, 2006.
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