Title: The MobileHost CoLearn system: mobile social software for collaborative learning

Authors: Mohamed Amine Chatti, Satish Narayana Srirama, Iliyana Ivanova, Matthias Jarke

Addresses: RWTH Aachen University, Informatik 5, Ahornstr. 55, Aachen 52056, Germany. ' RWTH Aachen University, Informatik 5, Ahornstr. 55, Aachen 52056, Germany. ' RWTH Aachen University, Informatik 5, Ahornstr. 55, Aachen 52056, Germany. ' RWTH Aachen University, Informatik 5, Ahornstr. 55, Aachen 52056, Germany

Abstract: Learning and knowledge are fundamentally social in nature – as emphasised by many researchers. In the past few years, there has been an increasing focus on social software applications as a result of the rapid development of Web 2.0 technologies. Furthermore, mobile and ubiquitous technologies have provided capabilities for more sophisticated open social systems, where mobile knowledge sharing is the norm. In this paper, we explore the use of Web 2.0 concepts and social software for learning and present the MobileHost CoLearn system; a mobile web services driven social software for mobile collaborative learning.

Keywords: mobile learning; collaborative learning; Web 2.0; social software; mobile web service provisioning; web services; m-learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2010.029952

International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 2010 Vol.4 No.1, pp.15 - 38

Published online: 03 Dec 2009 *

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