Authors: Yuan Zhuang; Lam For Kwok; Simon K.S. Cheung
Addresses: City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong ' City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong ' Open University of Hong Kong, Good Shepherd Street, Homantin, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Abstract: This paper reviews the design and implementation of intelligent tutoring systems (ITS) on mobile devices, with a special focus on the technical challenges and students' experience. A Sudoku ITS is used for illustration. Unquestionably, the small display and limited processing power and storage of mobile devices pose the challenges on algorithm design and user interface design. To meet the challenges, the Sudoku ITS adopts a thin client with a neat user interface connecting to an external database. Customised and immediate instructions are provided to help students acquire skills and develop strategies in puzzle solving. Positive feedbacks from students are received.
Keywords: intelligent tutoring systems; ITS; Sudoku game; innovative learning; mobile learning; mobile devices; m-learning; student experiences; user interface design; puzzle solving; skills acquisition.
International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2015 Vol.18 No.2, pp.168 - 184
Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021
Published online: 16 Jul 2015 *