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Integrating Mobile Computing Solutions into Distance Learning Environments

Pein, Raoul Pascal, Lu, Joan and Stav, John Birger (2009) Integrating Mobile Computing Solutions into Distance Learning Environments. In: International Conference on Mobile Communications and Pervasive Computing (MCPC 2009), 23rd-25th March 2009, Leipzig, Germany.

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    Abstract

    This paper assumes that in the near future most students
    at universities are in possession of a mobile device with
    the ability to access the world wide web and display multimedia
    content. Observing the current development trends of mobile
    hardware, this seems to be justified. Even common mobile
    phones have multiple wireless communication interfaces and
    colour displays. More expensive devices are equipped with a
    large touch screen and are able to play videos in a reasonable
    quality. It is attempted to exploit this development and enhance
    the learning experience of students by gradually building
    up a pervasive computing infrastructure. A design is proposed
    that offers an open and extensible (distance) learning environment.
    Flexible standards such as the Hypertext Transfer Protocol
    (HTTP) for communication and the Extensible Markup
    Language (XML) for document transfer are used. This design
    allows to access and modify learning material stored in learning
    management systems (LMS), multimedia repositories and
    electronic voting system (EVS) locally and remotely. The supported
    technology ranges from PCs and laptops to mobile devices.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
    School of Computing and Engineering > Diagnostic Engineering Research Centre
    School of Computing and Engineering > Diagnostic Engineering Research Centre > Measurement System and Signal Processing Research Group
    School of Computing and Engineering > Informatics Research Group
    School of Computing and Engineering > Informatics Research Group > Software Engineering Research Group
    School of Computing and Engineering > Informatics Research Group > XML, Database and Information Retrieval Research Group
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    Depositing User: Raoul Pein
    Date Deposited: 20 May 2010 11:29
    Last Modified: 24 Jun 2011 09:58
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/7668

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