ERIC Number: EJ686127
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Mobile-IT Education (MIT.EDU): M-Learning Applications for Classroom Settings
Sung, M.; Gips, J.; Eagle, N.; Madan, A.; Caneel, R.; DeVaul, R.; Bonsen, J.; Pentland, A.
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, v21 n3 p229-237 Jun 2005
In this paper, we describe the Mobile-IT Education (MIT.EDU) system, which demonstrates the potential of using a distributed mobile device architecture for rapid prototyping of wireless mobile multi-user applications for use in classroom settings. MIT.EDU is a stable, accessible system that combines inexpensive, commodity hardware, a flexible sensorperipheral interconnection bus, and a powerful, light-weight distributed sensing, classification, and inter-process communications software architecture to facilitate the development of distributed real-time multi-modal and context-aware applications. We demonstrate the power and functionality of this platform by describing a number of MIT.EDU application deployments in educational settings. Initial evaluations of these experiments demonstrate the potential of using the system for real-world interactive m-learning applications.
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Teaching Methods, Internet, Interaction, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation
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