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ERIC Number: EJ814095
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
From Virtual Environments to Physical Environments: Exploring Interactivity in Ubiquitous-Learning Systems
Peng, Hsinyi; Chou, Chien; Chang, Chun-Yu
Educational Technology & Society, v11 n2 p54-66 2008
Computing devices and applications are now used beyond the desktop, in diverse environments, and this trend toward ubiquitous computing is evolving. In this study, we re-visit the interactivity concept and its applications for interactive function design in a ubiquitous-learning system (ULS). Further, we compare interactivity dimensions and corresponding interactive functions of web-based learning systems with ULS, and we offer a technical framework for a successful incorporation of interactive functions into ULS. To enhance the ease-of-use and the overall effectiveness of this framework, each of the four panels of experts assessed its own interactive-function term: learning needs, instructional necessity, mobile-interface design, or programming difficulty. Last, this study presents the best practices of a learner-centered ULS and discusses the panel experts' reviews of interactive functions in such a learning environment, along with suggestions for future research. (Contains 2 figures and 10 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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