A ubiquitous discussion forum: Introducing mobile phones and voice discussion into a web discussion forum
Fu-Hsiang Wei, Gwo-Dong Chen, Po-Yao Chao, Chih-Wei Chang, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Central University, Taiwan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Abstract: Online discussion forums are available for users to share knowledge in simple and popular platforms. However, there are several problems existed in web discussion forums that could interfere with the educational process, such as lack of immediate delivery and response, the heavily text-based medium, inability to hear expressions of voice, and the heuristically created discussion topics, etc. This paper proposes a mobile ontology-based knowledge platform that enables students to extend learning experiences with smartphones to facilitate the exchange of voice knowledge. The learning system environment and design approach how to tackle adaptive text/audio display on small mobile phones are illustrated. An experiment was conducted, and the preliminary evaluation revealed that about 74% of students were satisfied with the system and benefited greatly from voice knowledge sharing.
Wei, F.H., Chen, G.D., Chao, P.Y. & Chang, C.W. (2005). A ubiquitous discussion forum: Introducing mobile phones and voice discussion into a web discussion forum. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 867-874). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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