ERIC Number: EJ729630
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Getting Ready for Mobile Learning--Adaptation Perspective
Goh, Tiong; Kinshuk
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, v15 n2 p175-198 Apr 2006
Emerging from e-learning, mobile learning is going to be a significant next wave of learning environments. This is an evolving research area and many issues regarding mobile learning have not yet been exhaustively covered. This article focuses on implementing m-learning modules using a simple case study. Most existing typical e-learning systems are tailored toward PC based web access and are not customized to be used through mobile devices such as Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs). In addition, the content developed in most of these systems is not standardized, making reuse rather difficult. We discuss here an architecture and prototype of a mobile learning system. The system performs adaptation based on the device and user profiles. The system therefore works on both PC and mobile platforms. The article also describes the underlying multidimensional adaptation framework, which is used to develop the prototype mobile learning system described in this article.
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Computers, Internet, Telecommunications, Distance Education, Users (Information), Web Based Instruction, Hypermedia, Media Adaptation, Learning Modules, Case Studies, Technology Integration, Foreign Countries, Instructional Innovation
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, P.O. Box 1545, Chesapeake, VA 23327-1545. Tel: 757-366-5606.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand