Title: U-plant: a RFID-based ubiquitous plant learning system for promoting self-regulation

Authors: Jenq-Muh Hsu, Yen-Shou Lai, Pao-Ta Yu

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Chiayi University, Chiayi City 60004, Taiwan. ' Shin-Guang Elementary School, Yunlin 64641, Taiwan. ' Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi 62102, Taiwan

Abstract: This study, based on self-regulated learning, integrates with wireless networking and radio-frequency identification (RFID) to construct a smart ubiquitous plant learning environment. By using ubiquitous computing technologies, pupils can interact directly with the learning contents at the right place and at the right time through the ubiquitous plant learning system with non-contact RFID interaction. A total of 56 students of fifth grade in an elementary school participated in this study. The results showed that the experimental group outperformed than the control one in learning achievement. Using the information and communication technologies combing with self-regulated learning is helpful to enhance students| learning.

Keywords: radio frequency identification; RFID; ubiquitous computing; self-regulated learning; ubiquitous learning environments; wireless networks; plants; plant learning; ICT; plant identifcation; elementary schools; primary education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPT.2011.040620

International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, 2011 Vol.6 No.1/2, pp.112 - 122

Available online: 07 Jun 2011 *

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