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  • A Bibliometric Analysis of Game-Based Collaborative Learning Between 2000 and 2019   Order a copy of this article
    by Xieling Chen, Di Zou, Haoran Xie, Gary Cheng, Fan Su 
    Abstract: This study examined a total of 296 articles on game-based collaborative learning (GBCL) published between 2000 and 2019 by using bibliometric analysis and mapping methodologies to present the current situation and trends of GBCL research. The papers were analysed from the influential scientific work, authors, institutions, countries/regions, and frequently discussed issues in the past 20 years. The bibliometric mapping and keyword analysis highlighted several important changes and future trends of the GBCL research. Based on the results, scholars are encouraged to pay more attention to analyzing dialogues and interaction in GBCL to understand learners' behaviour patterns. They are also recommended to continue applying various innovative technologies, such as mobile devices and virtual reality, to facilitate GBCL. The findings obtained provide meaningful implications for the future development of GBCL research.
    Keywords: bibliometric analysis; bibliometric mapping; research topic; research evolution; visualization; VOSviewer; keyword analysis; scientific collaboration; digital games; collaborative learning.

  • Mobile Game Based Learning System for a Local Language   Order a copy of this article
    by Melvin Inertia Soclo, Olufemi Deborah NINAN, Karen Cowan OLUFOKUNBI 
    Abstract: The problem of language endangerment as a result of deficiency among the Bassa natives of Liberia and the prevention of the extinction threat posed on the language motivates the need to explore the use of game-based learning system for its resolution. A bilingual electronic dictionary (ED) for automatic translation of English text to equivalent Bassa language text alongside its corresponding audio pronunciation on an Android based mobile device was developed. The system was designed using the Unified Modelling Language (UML) tools and implemented using the Java programming language in Android studio environment. The system was evaluated using Mean Opinion Score (MOS). Result of evaluation shows that age is directly proportional to the knowledge of Bassa language in Liberia. It was evident that the elderly Bassa natives have better knowledge of the language while the younger ones have less or do not understand at all. The mobile application software developed in this work will aid youth learner of the Bassa language.
    Keywords: digital game-based learning; Language Teaching; Bassa Language; games; motivation; information communication technology; mobile learning; mobile applications.

  • Understanding adoption of artificial intelligence-enabled language e-learning system: An empirical study of UTAUT model   Order a copy of this article
    by Hao-Chu Lin, Chih-Feng Ho, Han Yang 
    Abstract: The use of artificial intelligence is becoming a reality in the educational field. The development of AI technology, in addition to demand and popularity of technological innovations, has given rise to a large number of AI-education companies, and e-learning is poised to enter the advanced stage. The activities in which it is beginning to be implemented are the assessment of users achievement and provision of a live environment. In this study, a model of the willingness to continuously use AI-enabled language online e-learning products is constructed. The survey participants comprised users of online learning product in China and conclusions are drawn from the users perspective through empirical analysis based on the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology, combined with perceived risk and perceived entertainment variables. Therefore, based on a theoretical framework, suggestions are provided to optimize the design and marketing of AI-enabled e-learning products and leverage the users experiences to satisfy their needs. According to the results, from the perspective of users, we propose suggestions for the sustainable development and optimization of AI-enabled online education products and strategies to help operators reconcile the experiences and needs of the users.
    Keywords: e-learning; artificial intelligence; UTAUT model; adoption behavior; language learning.

  • Trends and Issues of Immersive Learning Environments in Higher Education from 2001 to 2020: Perspectives on Adaptive Ubiquitous Learning Experiences   Order a copy of this article
    by Pongpon Seprum, Charoenchai Wongwatkit 
    Abstract: Immersive Learning Environments (ILE) has been applied in many learning disciplines as a tool for providing a virtual interactive learning environment. With the advantages of ILE that could provide a playful and active learning experience in the learning processes, the ILE has been considered as another effective learning methodology using in learning processes together with the ubiquitous learning that provides the ease of access to the learners and encourage with self-learning management. This paper reviewed the ILE related 75 studies which were collected from the Web of Science database, then discovered the insights of the collected studies about the application of the ILE in various learning disciplines. The insights of integrating the adaptive learning experience toward the collected studies are discovered to present the ideas of ILE application with adaptive learning experience toward various learning disciplines. The review of ILE studies may provide the benefits for the education researchers by finding the technology used in the ILE studies, finding the ideas for integrating adaptive learning with ILE, and discovering new perspectives and ideas for studying and researching in the learning context.
    Keywords: immersive learning environments; adaptive learning; higher education; pedagogical issues; teaching strategies.

  • Usage Patterns and Effects of Mobile Learning Activities Using Social Learning Apps on the Achievement of Undergraduate Students in a History of Art Course   Order a copy of this article
    by Aishah Siddiquah, Sharifullah Khan Khan, Gwo-Jen Hwang, Muhammad Azeem Abbas, Saheed Ajayi 
    Abstract: The main objective of the study was to identify the effect of mobile learning activities using social learning applications (apps) based on the principles of constructivist learning on students learning achievement and behavioral patterns in a History of Art Course. Accordingly, two mobile apps, Pinterest and Piazza, were adopted in the present study. A one-group pretest and posttest experimental design was implemented to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed approach. The participants were 57 female students studying in the second semester of the Computer Arts program of a public sector women university of Pakistan. The intervention spanned 6 weeks, and comprised four assignments given alternately on Pinterest and Piazza each week so that the students could use both tools at least twice. Student performances were measured using a pretest and posttest. The results revealed that there was a significant effect of using the social learning apps on the students achievement in the History of Art Course. Low achievers gained significantly more than high achievers. The results suggest that well-designed activities using social learning apps need to be incorporated into the teaching of courses for undergraduate students.
    Keywords: Social Learning; Pinterest; Piazza; Constructive Learning; History of Art; Mobile Learning; Smartphones.

  • Aim-Math: A Ubiquitous Mathematics Learning Tool for Blind and Visually Impaired Students   Order a copy of this article
    by Wararat Wongkia, Wanintorn Poonpaiboonpipat 
    Abstract: In the past decade, many studies that employ assistive technologies in various educational settings, such as the learning activities of computer, mathematics, and science courses, have been reported. Nevertheless, the assistive technologies themselves are inadequate for providing educational experiences for students with visual impairment, however; tools with teaching strategies and instructions can supplement the benefits in learning mathematics. Therefore, we present an assistive learning tool to drive the mathematical instruction for students with visual impairment; Aim-Math. Instructional-driven features and assistive features were designed to help the students understand a concept and ease the learning process. Aim-Math is an audio-based system that helps students with visual impairment learn exponents. In order to evaluate the overall understanding and satisfaction, participants were students with visual impairment in a secondary school level. We employed pre-test, intervention, and post-test design. The mean of students post-test scores was significantly higher than those pre-test scores which indicates that Aim-Math could enhance the students understanding of exponents. Moreover, the students were satisfied with the use of Aim-Math. In addition, practitioners, teachers, and other educators can simply apply the design of the instructional-driven system and assistive features for students with visual impairment in other desirable concepts.
    Keywords: mathematics; assistive learning tool; visual disability; ubiquitous learning.

  • Investigate the factors that influence the users' engagement, satisfaction, and loyalty towards smartphone apps notifications in Jordan from students perspective.   Order a copy of this article
    by Jehad Imlawi, Mohammed-Issa Jaradat 
    Abstract: The current study extends the customer value, satisfaction, and loyalty framework (VSL) to investigate factors that influence the students engagement, satisfaction, and loyalty towards smartphone apps notifications in Jordan. Furthermore, this study focused on identifying the moderating effects of gender, experience, apps popularity, and income. To test the research model, we collected data from 272 students via paper-based survey method. 250 respondents have returned the survey, leading to a 91.9% valid return rate. The findings showed that the students' perceived usefulness, perceived value, and the results demonstrability out of apps notifications, have a positive effect on students' loyalty, engagement, and satisfaction. Except that perception of the notification usefulness does not influence students' satisfaction. Students' engagement in mobile apps, their satisfaction, and their perceptions of the app value, positively affect their loyalty to the notifying app. The results also showed that gender, experience, app popularity and income, have moderated some of the relationships in the research model. Contributions to both theory and practice are also addressed by the authors.
    Keywords: Engagement; Perceived Value; Satisfaction; Loyalty; Smartphone Apps; Apps Notifications.

  • The role of augmented reality-based unplugged computer programming approach in the effectiveness of computational thinking   Order a copy of this article
    by Arinchaya Threekunprapa, Pratchayapong Yasri 
    Abstract: Recently, pedagogical approaches to promote computational thinking among 21st century learners have increasingly become a topic of interest in educational research. Studies revealed that unplugged computer programming, learning coding without a computer, can enhance students' computational thinking and positive attitudes towards computer programming. However, when dealing with complex computer science concepts, they face limitations. This study therefore developed a solution adopting unplugged coding using flowcharts integrated with Augmented Reality (AR) technology to help scaffold students (called AR semi-unplugged coding). It recruited 120 secondary students for data collection, divided into an experimental group and a control group (unplugged coding). It showed that although both exhibited improved computational thinking and increased self-efficacy after participating in their assigned activity, those in the experimental group outperformed their counterparts statistically. Moreover, the developed solution attracted a greater level of perceived usefulness by users which shows its potential to become an effective approach for promoting computational thinking.
    Keywords: computational thinking; computer programming; augmented reality; semi-unplugged coding; unplugged coding.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2021.10036900
  • Exploring the influence of security/privacy, trialability, output quality and anxiety on the adoption of mobile decision support systems among nurses: a developing country context   Order a copy of this article
    by Mohammed-Issa Riad Mousa Jaradat 
    Abstract: Nursing staff need to be highly mobile in executing their routine work. Therefore, they may need to catch, deliver and/or receive critical information, orders or alerts via mobile devices at any point of care to help them take immediate decisions/actions or orders to accomplish their tasks quickly. This paper investigates the factors that affect the adoption of mobile decision support systems among nurses in Jordan. Experience and voluntariness as moderators in the proposed model were also investigated. The model was analysed and tested using WarpPLS 5.0 software. The findings of this study have demonstrated that perceived usefulness, perceived ease-of-use, security/privacy, trialability, output quality, and anxiety are important constructs in predicting and affecting intentional behaviour to adopt decision support systems among nurses in Jordan. The model has explained 65% of the variance in behavioural intention. Theoretical contributions and practical implications are outlined. Limitations and suggestions for future studies are discussed.
    Keywords: security/privacy; trialability; output quality; anxiety; mobile decision support systems; nurses; Jordan.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2021.10036901
  • The effects of augmented reality-facilitated mobile game-based learning on the diversity of life for promoting learning at the natural history museum   Order a copy of this article
    by Nongluk Meekaew, Watcharee Ketpichainarong 
    Abstract: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Augmented Reality-facilitated Mobile Game-based learning (MGAR) approach by comparing the learning achievement, learning motivation and cognitive load of the students who learned with this approach with those learning with the conventional Mobile Game-based Learning (MGL), Augmented Reality-based Learning (ARL), and conventional Web-based Learning (WL). All units were consistently designed for the concept of the diversity of life. The participants were 192 grade 9 students who were randomly assigned into four groups: MGAR (N = 46), MGL (N = 50), ARL (N = 43), and WL (N = 53). The instruments were the pre-test and post-test for achievements, the learning motivation questionnaire, the cognitive load questionnaire, and a semi-structured interview. The overall results show that MGAR was more effective in enhancing students' understanding of the diversity of life and significantly more motivational than the other groups. In addition, the MGAR decreased the cognitive load of the students when compared with the other groups.
    Keywords: augmented reality; mobile game-based learning; museum learning.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2021.10036902
  • Investigating effects and learners' perceptions of a student-led, AR-based learning design for developing students' English speaking proficiency   Order a copy of this article
    by Keng-Chih Hsu, Gi-Zen Liu 
    Abstract: Recent years have witnessed successful application of AR-based, Context-Aware Ubiquitous Learning (CAUL) for students to acquire English as a Foreign Language (EFL). Nevertheless, only a dearth of research is conducted to examine the effectiveness and learners' perceptions of student-led AR-based CAUL for enhancing students' English speaking proficiency. The aim of the research is to gain more understanding on the use of the design in the tertiary education for facilitating EFL students' oral proficiency. Both quantitative (pre- and post-test, and a questionnaire) and qualitative (a semi-structured interview) methodology were employed in the study. The results revealed that students' English speaking abilities were significantly developed after the activity; furthermore, the questionnaire also showed students' positive learning attitudes, with more motivation and satisfaction. In alignment with the quantitative results, benefits of the activity were also elicited in the interview. Finally, some suggestions for practitioners interested in student-led AR CAUL design were also provided.
    Keywords: student led; augmented reality; CAUL; context aware ubiquitous learning; speaking proficiency.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2021.10036911
  • Transforming a blended learning course in numerical methods into a flexible digital course during the Covid-19 crisis   Order a copy of this article
    by Francisco Javier Delgado-Cepeda 
    Abstract: Mobile learning has had different paces in its acceptance: fast among technology developers and slow in some educational sectors and countries. Covid-19 crisis suddenly put an end to any possible delay in adopting educative technologies. This work describes the rapid adaptation of a blended learning course in Numerical Methods in higher education during the Covid-19 confinement. Its primary intention was to determine the impact of the transformation into a flexible digital course on students' performance discussing the elements introduced, the analytical methods, and the assessment tools (grading register, learning analytics, and a final student opinion survey). The analyses also revealed social and behavioural aspects related to social learning, focused on the students' virtual contact imposed by the health contingency. Observed students' adaptations of individual and team tasks under the new learning modality impacting their performance are discussed, highlighting and supporting the belief that the context strongly influences blended learning success.
    Keywords: Covid-19; blended learning; mobile learning; performance learning; social learning behaviour; mathematics; numerical methods; educational innovation; higher education.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2021.10036916

Special Issue on: ICOIE 2019 Transforming Education with Mobile Technology Innovations

  • Exploring learning behaviour under an integrated mobile and web-based learning environment   Order a copy of this article
    by Sze-Sing Lam, Samuel Ping-Man Choi, Chun-Yu Ng 
    Abstract: Mobile learning plays a paramount role in supporting e-learning and distance learning through enabling learners to carry out learning activities independent of time or space constraints. In designing and developing an integrated mobile and web-based learning environment to fulfil the ever-changing needs of learners, a good understanding of how they utilise such platforms in their learning is essential. This study investigated students' learning behaviour across the mobile and web-based platforms by examining how learning activities were mixed and matched on the platforms. Exploratory analysis and clustering technique were applied to gain holistic understanding of usage pattern and learning sequence from click stream data. Findings show that students used the mobile platform to supplement the web-based learning and self-regulated their learning across the mobile and web-based platforms leading to considerable differences in the learning behaviour on the platforms for different performing students. Strategies to improve self-efficacy of students in learning across mobile and web platforms are discussed.
    Keywords: learning behaviour; mobile learning; web-based learning; multi-platform learning.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2021.10036561
  • A literature review of augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality in language learning   Order a copy of this article
    by Kam Cheong Li, Billy Tak-Ming Wong 
    Abstract: Technological advances in augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) have been increasingly used for supporting language learning. They provide learners with an enhanced or simulated environment for exposure to a target language. This paper reviews the studies on AR/VR/MR-based language learning and surveys their major patterns and trends, covering 111 studies published between 2004 and 2018. The results show an increasing number of related studies at a wide range of educational levels. Speaking is the most frequent area for training; and vocabulary learning has become more prevalent. The mainstream technology has evolved from VR environments in early studies into AR applications in recent ones; and the devices for accessing learning contents have become more portable. It is recognised that the use of technology alone will not suffice for improving learners' language proficiency, but the design of curricular and learning contents also plays an important role.
    Keywords: augmented reality; virtual reality; mixed reality; language learning; ubiquitous learning; computer-assisted language learning; CALL.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2021.10036557
  • Shepherds for modern times: designing a blended learning course for communication theology   Order a copy of this article
    by Irudayaselvam Stanislaus, Virma Rea G. Lee 
    Abstract: Communication is the basic principle and an essential dimension of Christian theology. The recent advancements in information and communications technology compel theologians and seminarians to be creative users of this new technology. Besides, theological institutes recognise the importance of integrating teaching communication-related theology courses with information and communication technology. Hence, this paper aims to analyse the potential of teaching Communication Theology to future priests using communication technology in blended learning modality. An online questionnaire was sent to theology students in Chile, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines to identify and to analyse the respondents' learning needs. Findings reveal that the student-respondents have social media accounts and are willing to participate in a blended learning course on Communication Theology. The majority of them believe that blended learning will contribute to the efficient delivery of instruction. Recommendations clarify how theological institutes can proceed and establish a blended learning course for Communication Theology.
    Keywords: communication theology; theology students; learning needs; blended learning; learning management system; face-to-face learning.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2021.10036558
  • The role of organisational performance in moderating human resource management and outstanding outcomes in open distance learning context   Order a copy of this article
    by Maximus Gorky Sembiring, Gayuh Rahayu, Rizki Hersada Sembiring 
    Abstract: Plausible factors interrelated in human resource management (HRM), organisational performance (OP), and outstanding outcomes (OO) in open distance learning (ODL) context laden tightly with educational technology were explored. It was aimed at exposing the moderating role of OP between HRM and OO (services, products, and systems). Qualitatively, HRM included selection and recruitment, work definition, training program, performance measurement, compensation scheme, career planning, quality assurance, and employee participation. OP was influenced by HRM and leading to OO. Quantitatively, HRM, OP, and OO were independent, moderating, and dependent variables respectively. Responses from 158 faculty were completed. Eight of 11 hypotheses assessed were validated by the analysis utilising structural equation modelling (SEM). Career planning was the most significant influence while selection and recruitment, work definition, and quality assurance were not validated. Besides, OP led to OO. Importance-performance analysis (IPA) and customer-satisfaction index (CSI) discovered 18 attributes as the pillars of HRM and OP.
    Keywords: ODL; open distance learning; HRM; human resource management; organisational performance; IPA; importance-performance analysis; CSI; customer-satisfaction index; SEM; structural equation modelling.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2021.10036560

Special Issue on: ICOIE 2020 Breaking the Boundaries of Learning with Mobile Technological Advances

  • The Application and Effect of Smart Phones and an Online Tutoring System CSIEC for Vocabulary Drilling through Nine Semesters   Order a copy of this article
    by Jiyou Jia, Zhenzhen Chen, Jinjin Zhang 
    Abstract: In the past twenty years mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) has received a great deal of attention. However, most MALL application studies are on a trial basis which lasted for a short time, and there is a lack of MALL projects which integrate mobile learning into curriculum with a long implementation duration. This study explores the effect of MALL with smart phones and supported by a tutoring system CSIEC in a curriculum-integration project across nine semesters in an English as Foreign Language context. Results show mobile learning is effective for learning English as a foreign language when integrated into the curriculum and the overall effect size is large. Implications for MALL applications are discussed.
    Keywords: smart phones; language learning; MALL; effectiveness; vocabulary; CSIEC.

  • A Framework for Effectively Utilizing Human Grading Input in Automated Short Answer Grading   Order a copy of this article
    by Andrew Kwok-Fai Lui, Sin Chun Ng, Stella Wing-Nga Cheung 
    Abstract: Short answer questions are effective for knowledge assessment on a specific topic. As students are required to compose short answers with their own writing, luck plays a lesser role and the latent thinking process is better revealed. The concern in grading effort is a major reason of the limited use of short answer questions in mobile and online learning, especially in large-scale operations like MOOCs platforms. Automated grading uses a computing process and a grading model to divide answers into correct, wrong, and other discrete levels of correctness. In automated short answer grading, the input of human graders is necessary for specifying the grading model. The divide-and-grade approach is attractive because the level of human engagement is significantly lower than that of the conventional approaches. The answer set is first divided into clusters of similar answers, and at the minimal one human grading action is needed per cluster. This paper presents an improvement for the divide-and-grade approach that further enhances the effective utilization of human grading actions. A novel divide-and-grade short answer grading framework is proposed that addresses the selection of impactful answers for grading, the injection of the ground-truth grades for steering towards purer final clusters, and the handling of final grading of the clusters. Experiment results indicate the grading quality can be improved with the same level of human engagement.
    Keywords: automated short answer grading; clustering; semi-supervised clustering; MOOCs; automated grading.

Special Issue on: ICOIE 2019 Transforming Education with Mobile Technology Innovations

  • Learning curriculum vocabulary through mobile learning: impact on vocabulary gains and automaticity   Order a copy of this article
    by Zhenzhen Chen, Jiyou Jia, Wenhui Li 
    Abstract: In recent years there has been a great deal of attention on mobile-assisted language learning. However, studies integrated with the curriculum are still lacking. This study adopts a quasi-experimental design to investigate the effect of mobile learning on curriculum vocabulary. 59 students participated in a mobile-assisted vocabulary learning project which lasted for a semester, and 60 students in another intact class used the traditional learning approach. Data were collected from the vocabulary pretest and posttest, as well as response times in the pre and posttest. Students' grades from the final exam were also collected for analysis. Results show mobile-assisted vocabulary learning can improve the students' vocabulary gains, automaticity and overall academic performance.
    Keywords: mobile learning; mobile-assisted language learning; vocabulary; automaticity.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2021.10036559

Special Issue on: Research Trends and Future Developments of Artificial Intelligence in Education in the Mobile Era

  • Enhancing Skill Prediction through Generalizing Bayesian Knowledge Tracing   Order a copy of this article
    by Tak-Lam Wong, Di Zou, Gary Cheng, Jeff Kai Tai Tang, Yi Cai, Fu Lee Wang 
    Abstract: Learning Analytics (LA) have been widely investigated and applied to understand and optimize the learning process and environment. Among a number of LA tools, Bayesian Knowledge Tracing (BKT) was developed aiming at predicting the probability that a skill has been successfully acquired by a learner. While current development has proved BKT to be sufficiently accurate in prediction and useful, the state-of-the-art BKT methods suffer from a number of shortcomings such as the incapability to predict multiple skills learnt by a student. In this paper, we extend the ordinary BKT model to predict unlimited number of skills learned by a learner based on a non-parametric Dirichlet Process (DP). Another characteristic of our approach is that it can easily incorporate prior knowledge to our model resulting a more accurate prediction. The extended model is more generic and able to handle border applications. We have developed two efficient approximate inference methods based on Gibbs sampling and variational methods.
    Keywords: Bayesian Knowledge Tracing; BKT; learning analytics.

  • Automatic Topic Detection on Chinese Essays: A Technology Enhanced Approach for Facilitating Formative Use of Summative Assessment   Order a copy of this article
    by Leonard K.M. Poon, Wing Shui Ng, Gary Cheng 
    Abstract: Essay writing is an important form of assessment. It is typically used as summative assessment and may not have some of the major benefits of formative assessment. Although there are considerations of formative use of summative assessment, such use remains limited in practice. It is because of the difficulty in presenting the results and the large amount of effort required. In this paper, we propose to use an automatic topic detection method, named hierarchical latent tree analysis, for analyzing students' essays. The method can identify topics in the essays and organize those topics in a hierarchy with multiple levels of granularity. It can possibly facilitate formative use of summative assessment by addressing the main reasons prohibiting such use. We present the empirical results of the method using the 54 Chinese essays written by students in an undergraduate course. We further discuss and demonstrate how the method can facilitate formative use of the essays.
    Keywords: Topic detection; Hierarchical latent tree analysis; Formative use of summative assessment; Technology enhanced assessment; Chinese essays.

  • Mobile-based Learning of Drug Prescription for Medical Education using Artificial Intelligence Techniques   Order a copy of this article
    by Xiaohui Tao, Wee Pheng Goh, Ji Zhang, Jianming Yong, Elizabeth Zhixin Goh, Xueling Oh 
    Abstract: Medical knowledge is constantly changing with advances in medical sciences and techniques. As such, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up to date with current medical information, especially for medical students. Integration of technology into medical education is deemed an efficient way to address the challenge by providing a means of consolidating learning. In particular, the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) can enable users to have a new experience that helps facilitate their learning and catch-up with the constant advance of knowledge and technology. This in turn can minimise errors and aid better clinical decisions, hence resulting in better patient care. This paper discusses the relevance of mobile learning in medical education and introduces an innovative mobile application design to practice drug prescription in medical education. A prototype system demonstrates the design of the framework and the potential usability of the mobile application for medical students. This is a pioneer exploration of applying AI and mobile technology to help foster the new generation of medical practitioners.
    Keywords: mobile-based learning; drug prescription; drug interaction; medical education.

  • Context-Aware Recommender System for Adaptive Ubiquitous Learning   Order a copy of this article
    by Olutayo Boyinbode, Tunde Fatoke 
    Abstract: The use of context-aware recommender systems for adaptive ubiquitous learning has become a promising and interesting research direction in recent years, both as a result of the vast use of ubiquitous devices in our day-to-day lives and because of students increasing desire to learn with ease anytime and anywhere without restriction. This paper implements an RFID-based context-aware technology and recommender system for adaptive ubiquitous learning that will help learners to achieve personalised learning goals and greater learning efficiency. Our context-aware recommender suggests courseware to students based on their location, surrounding noise level and time of day. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology was used to acquire context awareness, and fuzzy logic was employed to develop courseware recommendations. The front end of the system was developed using Android Studio. Experimental results were obtained from selected students from different disciplines who evaluated the system.
    Keywords: Context-aware; Recommender System; Ubiquitous learning; Radio Frequency Identification (RFID); Courseware; Noise level; Location; Time; Learning Management System (LMS).
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2021.10034146
  • Advancements and hot research topics of artificial intelligence in mobile learning: A review of journal publications from 1995 to 2019   Order a copy of this article
    by Gwo-Jen Hwang, YUN-FANG TU, Chi-Jen Lin 
    Abstract: Based on the Technology-based Learning model, the present study reviewed the artificial intelligence-supported mobile learning (AImL) studies by searching for journal articles published from 1995 to 2019 in the Scopus database. Various dimensions, such as countries/areas, authors, subject areas and subject categories, hot topics and adopted technologies, were considered in this review study. Regarding the hot topics of AImL studies, the main focuses were situated learning in 1995-2007, mobile learning, intelligent tutoring systems and ubiquitous learning in 2008-2013, and mobile learning, artificial intelligence, machine learning and intelligent tutoring systems in 2014-2019. Moreover, in recent years, the number of applications regarding machine learning, artificial neural networks, cloud computing, data mining and opinion mining as well as other AI algorithms has been increasing. Accordingly, suggestions for future AImL studies are provided for the reference of researchers, teachers and educational policymakers.
    Keywords: artificial intelligence; mobile learning; literature review; research trends.