Title: LORAMS: linking physical objects and videos for capturing and sharing learning experiences towards ubiquitous learning

Authors: Hiroaki Ogata, Yoshiki Matsuka, Moushir M. El-Bishouty, Yoneo Yano

Addresses: Department of Information Science and Intelligent Systems, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokushima, 2-1, Minamijosanjima, Tokushima 770 8506, Japan. ' Department of Information Science and Intelligent Systems, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokushima, 2-1, Minamijosanjima, Tokushima 770 8506, Japan. ' Department of Information Science and Intelligent Systems, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokushima, 2-1, Minamijosanjima, Tokushima 770 8506, Japan. ' Department of Information Science and Intelligent Systems, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokushima, 2-1, Minamijosanjima, Tokushima 770 8506, Japan

Abstract: This paper proposes a personal learning assistant called LORAMS (Link of RFID and Movies System), which supports the learners with a system to share and reuse learning experience by linking movies and environmental objects. These movies are not only kind of classes| experiments but also daily experiences movies. Therefore, you can share these movies with other people. LORAMS can infer some contexts from objects around the learner and search for shared movies that match with the contexts. We think that these movies are very useful to learn various kinds of subjects. We did evaluation experiments. The target of some experimenters is to record movies and link objects, while the target of other experimenters is to learn using LORAMS and to try doing a task. We got the result that the learner|s performance of doing a task using LORAMS is better than doing a task without its assistant.

Keywords: ubiquitous learning; m-learning; mobile learning; pervasive learning; RFID tags; radio frequency identification; SMIL; synchronized multimedia integration language; u-learning; personal learning assistants; LORAMS; movies; films; videos; environmental objects; online learning; e-learning; electronic learning; Japan; ubiquitous computing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2009.027452

International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 2009 Vol.3 No.4, pp.337 - 350

Published online: 26 Jul 2009 *

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