Title: Learning management systems as an ambient intelligence playground

Authors: Kamila Olsevicova, Peter Mikulecky

Addresses: Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, Rokitanskeho 62, Hradec Kralove 500 03, Czech Republic. ' Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, Rokitanskeho 62, Hradec Kralove 500 03, Czech Republic

Abstract: Ambient Intelligence (AmI) offers the conception of systems and applications that will be sensitive and responsive to the presence of humans. The development of AmI environments is a complex task, as their features and functions can neither be predefined nor forecasted because of different emergent or synergic effects. Learning Management Systems (LMSs), a web based educational application, can serve as an experimental area wherein AmI solutions can be developed and tested. In the paper, we suggest new research directions related to LMS and AmI and we explain how the evolution of the next-generation LMS can benefit from AmI visions. The list of possibilities starts with hardware-oriented innovations and goes over particular experiments with AmI algorithms and the evaluation of the users| reactions and responses to the proposed AmI systems.

Keywords: e-learning; learning management systems; LMS; ambient intelligence; AmI; online learning; web based learning; electronic learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWBC.2008.019194

International Journal of Web Based Communities, 2008 Vol.4 No.3, pp.348 - 358

Published online: 02 Jul 2008 *

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