Navigation Support Mechanisms for Context-Aware Ubiquitous Learning Environments
Chuang-Kai Chiou, Institute of Engineering and Science, Chung Hua University, Hsinchu, 300, Taiwan, ROC, Taiwan ; Chao-Hsiang Chen, Judy C.R. Tseng, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Chung Hua University, Hsinchu, 300, Taiwan, ROC, Taiwan ; Gwo-Jen Hwang, Department of Information and Learning Technology, National University of Tainan, Tainan, 700, Taiwan, R.O.C., Taiwan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
In ubiquitous learning environments, learning resources are realistic objects in real fields. Certain physical constraints, like population control and traveling time along resources, as well as context-dependent parameters exist in these learning environments. As long as the values of the context-dependent parameters changing swiftly while learning, a navigation support mechanism which will suggest better learning paths for the learners in real-time is important to better utilize the learning resources and achieve better learning efficacy for a group of learners. In this paper, the problem of navigation support in context-aware ubiquitous learning is investigated. Two navigation support algorithms are also proposed for the context-aware ubiquitous learning environments. Learning efficacy and navigation efficiency were taken into consideration in these algorithms. A simulation environment is also constructed to evaluate the performance of the proposed mechanisms.
Chiou, C.K., Chen, C.H., Tseng, J.C.R. & Hwang, G.J. (2008). Navigation Support Mechanisms for Context-Aware Ubiquitous Learning Environments. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2056-2064). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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