Designing and evaluating the mobile context-aware learning schedule framework : challenges and lessons learnt
Yau, Jane Yin-Kim and Joy, Mike (2010) Designing and evaluating the mobile context-aware learning schedule framework : challenges and lessons learnt. In: IADIS International Conference Mobile Learning 2010, Porto, Portugal, 19 - 21 March 2010. Published in: Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on Mobile Learning pp. 85-92.
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Challenges in designing and evaluating mobile learning (hereafter, abbreviated as m-learning) applications are well-documented and this applies especially to those applications that are context-based/aware. The purpose of this paper is to present the challenges faced in the design and evaluation of our mobile context-aware learning schedule (mCALS) framework (Yau and Joy, 2008) and to discuss the resultant lessons learnt. The aim of the mCALS framework is to suggest appropriate learning materials to students based on their learning preferences and current learning contexts, namely, their learning styles, knowledge level, concentration level (at the point of usage), and frequency of interruption (at the location). It uses the learner’s learning schedule (i.e. electronic learning organizer) to determine their possible location and available time, at the point of usage. Activities from three different perspectives – pedagogical interview study, usability diary study and technological feasibility study – have been conducted to assist us in the construction of refined user requirements of the framework and to demonstrate that the framework is feasibly implementable at present. Further activities are required to be completed in order to validate our framework, which are also discussed.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Paper)|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Computer Science|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on Mobile Learning|
|Page Range:||pp. 85-92|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Conference Paper Type:||Paper|
|Title of Event:||IADIS International Conference Mobile Learning 2010|
|Type of Event:||Conference|
|Location of Event:||Porto, Portugal|
|Date(s) of Event:||19 - 21 March 2010|
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