Architectures for Distributed and Complex M-Learning Systems: Applying Intelligent Technologies: Applying Intelligent Technologies

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Caballé, Santi
IGI Global, Oct 31, 2009 - Education - 436 pages
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Over the last decade, the needs of educational organizations have been changing in accordance with increasingly complex pedagogical models and with the technological evolution of e-learning environments with very dynamic teaching and learning requirements.

Architectures for Distributed and Complex M-Learning Systems: Applying Intelligent Technologies explores state-of-the-art software architectures and platforms used to support distributed and mobile e-learning systems. Containing research from leading international experts, this advanced publication provides useful references to support learning practices for academicians, researchers, and practitioners.

 

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Contents

Developing Tools that Support Effective Mobile and Game Based Learning
1
Designing an Architecture to Provide Ubiquity in Mobile Learning
35
MobiGlam
52
SWArchitecture for Device Independent Mobile Learning
72
A Ubiquitous and Pervasive Learning Framework
94
A Mobile Service Platform for Trustworthy ELearning Service Provisioning
108
Mobile Web 20
123
Mobile Grids
152
Intelligent Context for Personalized Mobile Learning
236
Schools in Action
272
Technical Evaluation of Wireless Communications in a Mobile Learning Architecture
297
Supporting Mobile Access to VLE Resources through MobiGlam
315
Using Technology to Support Quality Learning for School Activities Involving Field Studies
334
Exploring Learner Identities through MLearning
350
Compilation of References
366
About the Contributors
396

Intelligent MLearning Frameworks
169
Integrating OntologyBased Content Management into a Mobilized Learning Environment
192
ContextAwareness and Distributed Events in Mobile Learning
211

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Santi Caballé (scaballe@uoc.edu) has a PhD, master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Open University of Catalonia (Spain). He is an associate professor and a researcher in the Department of Computer Sciences, Multimedia and Telecommunication of the Open University of Catalonia, where he coordinates several online courses in the areas of software engineering, computer supported collaborative learning and information systems. His research focuses on e-learning and computer-supported collaborative learning, software engineering, and distributed and grid technologies.

Fatos Xhafa (fatos.xhafa@gmail.com) received his PhD in computer science from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain), where he currently is an associate professor in the Department of Languages and Informatics Systems. His research interests include parallel algorithms, combinatorial optimization, approximation and meta-heuristics, distributed programming, and grid and P2P computing. He has published in leading international journals and has served on the organizing committees of many conferences and workshops. He is also a member of the editorial board of several international journals including the International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, Grid and Utility Computing and Autonomic Computing.

Thanasis Daradoumis (adaradoumis@uoc.edu) holds a PhD in computer science from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain), a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Illinois (USA), and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Thessaloniki (Greece). He is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Sciences, Multimedia & Telecommunication at the Open University of Catalonia. His research focuses on e-learning and network technologies, Web-based instruction and evaluation, distributed and adaptive learning, CSCL, CSCW, interaction analysis, and grid technologies. He is co-director of the DPCS Research Laboratory.

Angel A. Juan (ajuanp@gmail.com) is an associate professor of simulation and data analysis in the computer sciences department at the Open University of Catalonia (Spain). He is also a lecturer at the Technical University of Catalonia. He holds a PhD in industrial engineering (UNED), an MS in information technology (Open University of Catalonia), and an MS in applied computational mathematics (University of Valencia). His research interests include computer simulation, applied data analysis, and mathematical e-learning. He has published several papers in international journals, books, and proceedings regarding these fields. As a researcher, he has been involved in several international research projects. [Editor]

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