A tailorable infrastructure to enhance mobile seamless learning

Delfina Malandrino, Ilaria Manno, Giuseppina Palmieri, Vittorio Scarano, Luca Tateo, Daniele Casola, Ivan Ferrante, Francesco Foresta

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Abstract

The widespread use of mobile devices is leading towards their adoption in the learning process, even if some pedagogical challenges are still not fully addressed when integrating mobile-assisted activities into regular curricula activities. In this paper, we first define some guidelines to design a general, tailorable, and platform-independent mobile learning system. Second, we present the aCME system, a mobile infrastructure, developed by adhering to the defined guidelines, to provide a general-purpose system, easy to start up with and friendly to user, and finally, tailorable, i.e., that can be easily adapted to the needs of different learning environments. The aCME system has been implemented as a Web-based architecture, to provide content and functionalities for different contexts, accessible from any location and by using any communication device. Finally, we describe a tool, deployed into aCME, that allows responding to quiz-based questionnaires during learning activities. A preliminary evaluation was performed to analyze usability and user satisfaction when interacting with the system we developed. The paper is concluded with some comments and future research directions.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6937153
JournalIEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies
Volume8
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)18-30
Number of pages13
ISSN2372-0050
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2015

Keywords

  • Mobile infrastructure
  • mobile learning
  • tailorability
  • usability
  • web-based systems

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