Title: An adaptive context-aware mobile learning framework based on the usability perspective

Authors: Jane Yin-Kim Yau, Mike Joy

Addresses: Intelligent and Adaptive Systems Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK. ' Intelligent and Adaptive Systems Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK

Abstract: Three different types of context-aware mobile learning applications were revealed in our literature review – location-dependent, location-independent and situated learning. Our theoretical framework – mobile context-aware adaptive learning schedule was constructed. This uses a proactive approach – the learner|s schedule (i.e. an electronic organiser) to retrieve the location and time available contexts. Other contexts are also considered – learning styles, knowledge level, concentration level and frequency of interruption. Thereafter, appropriate learning materials are recommended to students based on this information. We utilised a diary: diary-questionnaire research methodology for our usability feasibility in which 32 university students had participated in.

Keywords: context-aware m-learning; usability; diary-questionnaire; mobile learning; context awareness; adaptive learning; electronic organisers; learner schedules; learning materials; recommendation systems; higher education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2010.037535

International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 2010 Vol.4 No.4, pp.378 - 390

Published online: 15 Dec 2010 *

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