A study on ubiquitous computer supported collaborative learning with hybrid mobile discussion forum Online publication date: Thu, 03-Dec-2009
by Wu-Yuin Hwang, Jia-Han Su, Jung-Lung Hsu, Hui-Ju Huang
International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation (IJMLO), Vol. 4, No. 1, 2010
Abstract: This research tried to propose a ubiquitous computer supported collaborative learning (UCSCL) mechanism with integrating both ubiquitous and web-based technologies. Based on the proposed UCSCL mechanism, one hybrid mobile discussion forum named 'StudentPartner' was designed and implemented. The hybrid discussion forum 'StudentPartner' provided two versions for web-based and mobile context, respectively; thereby making users more convenient to access the discussion forum for collaboration online and offline. After half a year experiment was conducted, the results found that there were some significant correlations between the usages of mobile and web-based versions. The reasons were deeply studied for causing the relationship of usages between mobile and web-based. Furthermore, various distribution of usage was also investigated due to different strategies; with push mail technology, it prohibited the usage of mobile version and promoted that of web-based version. Some interesting phenomena were also got and worth further investigation in the future.
Online publication date: Thu, 03-Dec-2009
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