Title: A platform on the cloud for self-creation of mobile interactive learning trails

Authors: Yiqun Li; Aiyuan Guo; Jimmy Addison Lee; Gede Putra Kusuma Negara

Addresses: Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore ' Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore ' Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore ' Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore

Abstract: We present a system to create mobile interactive learning trails. The system includes a web portal running on the Amazon cloud server for people without programming skill to create trails for outdoor fieldtrip learning, and two universal apps for iOS and Android phones respectively to run different learning trails. It enables rapid and easy creation of learning trails within 15 minutes without mobile app development. The learning contents can be customised by teachers, and activated by snapping pictures from physical Objects of Interest (OOI) or entering a geographic area. Image recognition technology is used to identify which OOI that the picture is captured from, and return relevant contents pre-associated with the OOIs.

Keywords: fieldtrip learning; location-based services; geo-fencing; image recognition; learning trail creation; outdoor fieldtrips; cloud platforms; self-creation; mobile learning trails; interactive learning trails; web portals; Amazon; cloud servers; programming skills; universal apps; digital applications; Android; Linux; operating systems; smartphones; mobile phones; cell phones; tablets; mobile computers; tablet computers; Open Handset Alliance; Google; iOS; iPhone OS; mobile operating systems; Apple; learning content; customisation; teachers; picture snapping; photographs; pictures; physical objects; objects of interest; geographic areas; picture capture; Battle For Singapore; Bootonics Race; secondary education; Singapore Botanic Gardens; botanical gardens; mobile learning; m-learning; online learning; e-learning; electronic learning; online learning; internet; world wide web.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2013.051574

International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 2013 Vol.7 No.1, pp.66 - 80

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 22 Jan 2013 *

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