Development of a Ubiquitous Virtual Tutoring Assistant System
Ji-Wei Wu, Yea-Han Tsou, Chuang-Kai Chiou, Judy C.R. Tseng, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Chung Hua University, Hsinchu, 300, Taiwan, ROC, Taiwan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-62-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Pedagogic scholars think that when a student is stuck on a certain problem while learning, an instant tutoring assistant is very helpful to promote his/her study. Nevertheless, the teacher is not always available to answer students' question immediately. Moreover, it would be too time-consuming for a teacher to answer students' questions one by one, especially for a popular e-course where there are thousands of students and most of the students' questions are same-alike. In this paper, a Ubiquitous Virtual Tutoring Assistant System (UVTAS) is developed to provide instant assistants for students' learning problems. No matter where a student is, while he/she encounters or thinks about a learning problem, he/she can obtain immediate solutions via his/her mobile device, such as a cell-phone or a PDA. UVTAS not only provides a web-interface for mobile learners, it also incorporates a SMS-interface of question-answering to support mobile learners while Internet access is not available.
Wu, J.W., Tsou, Y.H., Chiou, C.K. & Tseng, J.C.R. (2007). Development of a Ubiquitous Virtual Tutoring Assistant System. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1577-1585). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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