Title: Content management in a ubiquitous learning environment

Authors: Débora Nice Ferrari Barbosa; Jorge Luis Victória Barbosa; Patrícia Brandalise Scherer Bassani; João Rosa; Marcus Martins; Cássia Nino

Addresses: Feevale University, BR-239, 2755, 93352-000, Novo Hamburgo, RS, Brazil ' University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Avenida Unisinos 950, 93022-000, São Leopoldo, RS, Brazil ' Feevale University, BR-239, 2755, 93352-000, Novo Hamburgo, RS, Brazil ' University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Avenida Unisinos 950, 93022-000, São Leopoldo, RS, Brazil ' University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Avenida Unisinos 950, 93022-000, São Leopoldo, RS, Brazil ' University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Avenida Unisinos 950, 93022-000, São Leopoldo, RS, Brazil

Abstract: Currently, the mobility of users who carry mobile devices and access resources through wireless networks brings up the need of providing uniform and immediate access to their information. In this scenario, a new model of education called ubiquitous learning is being explored. Therefore, the educational processes are related to the situation involving the learner (i.e., they are context-aware), allowing the access to educational resources to be adapted according to his/her profile and context. GlobalEdu is a computing environment that aims to support ubiquitous learning, being aware of the context and mobility of the learners. This paper presents the GlobalEdu content management model, as well as its model of interoperability among repositories of learning objects that are used throughout the educational processes carried in the system.

Keywords: ubiquitous computing; ubiquitous learning; learning objects; content learning; modelling; context awareness; context-aware learning; mobile devices; m-learning; mobile learning; learner mobility; content management; interoperability; object repositories.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2013.051385

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2013 Vol.46 No.1, pp.24 - 35

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 31 Dec 2012 *

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