Title: Mobile collaborative learning using multicast MANETs
Authors: Alexandros Vasiliou, Anastasios A. Economides
Addresses: Information Systems Department, University of Macedonia, P.O. Box 1591, Egnatia 156, 54006 Thessaloniki, Greece. ' Information Systems Department, University of Macedonia, P.O. Box 1591, Egnatia 156, 54006 Thessaloniki, Greece
Abstract: Collaborative learning outside the classroom is vital for many educational disciplines. Three educational scenarios held outdoors are analysed. In the first scenario, students investigate the ancient architecture, archaeological artefacts and historical location at an archaeological site. In the second scenario, students investigate the environmental and natural resource management, endangered species and flora at a national forest. The third scenario describes collaborative game-based learning at outdoors. Multicast Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs) are employed to support students| communication and collaboration. Simulation results show the feasibility of multicast MANETs to support students| communication and collaboration during these three outdoor educational scenarios.
Keywords: collaborative education; collaborative learning; game-based learning; MANETs; mobile learning; mobile networks; multicasting; outdoor learning; mobile communications; archaeology; environmental management; natural resource management; ad hoc networks; communication; simulation.
International Journal of Mobile Communications, 2007 Vol.5 No.4, pp.423 - 444
Published online: 15 Mar 2007 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article