Learning management systems as an ambient intelligence playground
by Kamila Olsevicova, Peter Mikulecky
International Journal of Web Based Communities (IJWBC), Vol. 4, No. 3, 2008

Abstract: Ambient Intelligence (AmI) offers the conception of systems and applications that will be sensitive and responsive to the presence of humans. The development of AmI environments is a complex task, as their features and functions can neither be predefined nor forecasted because of different emergent or synergic effects. Learning Management Systems (LMSs), a web based educational application, can serve as an experimental area wherein AmI solutions can be developed and tested. In the paper, we suggest new research directions related to LMS and AmI and we explain how the evolution of the next-generation LMS can benefit from AmI visions. The list of possibilities starts with hardware-oriented innovations and goes over particular experiments with AmI algorithms and the evaluation of the users' reactions and responses to the proposed AmI systems.

Online publication date: Wed, 02-Jul-2008

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