ERIC Number: EJ1168434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Integrating Collaborative and Decentralized Models to Support Ubiquitous Learning
Barbosa, Jorge Luis Victória; Barbosa, Débora Nice Ferrari; Rigo, Sandro José; de Oliveira, Jezer Machado; Rabello, Solon Andrade, Jr.
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, v10 n3 Article 6 p77-86 2014
The application of ubiquitous technologies in the improvement of education strategies is called Ubiquitous Learning. This article proposes the integration between two models dedicated to support ubiquitous learning environments, called Global and CoolEdu. CoolEdu is a generic collaboration model for decentralized environments. Global is an infrastructure designed to create ubiquitous learning environments. Global provides software agents that perform tasks common to ubiquitous learning processes. By extending these agents or adding new ones, a system can be specialized to support ubiquitous learning environments. The CoolEdu/Global integration created a collaborative and decentralized ubiquitous learning environment. The resulting environment was evaluated through a simulated scenario dedicated to explore its functionalities. The results were encouraging and showed the potential of deploying the environment in real situations.
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Educational Technology, Models, Educational Environment, Database Management Systems, Computer System Design, Computer Networks, Courseware, Usability, Pretesting, Technology Integration
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