An approach for supporting P2P mobile collaborative communication to suggest learning objects based on learning profile
by Pedro F. Zanetti; Luciana A.M. Zaina; Fábio L. Verdi
International Journal of Learning Technology (IJLT), Vol. 8, No. 1, 2013

Abstract: The diversity of mobile communication scenarios brings up the needs for applications to access not only internet services but also local applications where the communication between the devices (called collaborative communication) happen without the usage of internet infrastructure. This scenario represents a peer-to-peer (P2P) network, which allows the sharing and the exchanging of hardware, software and content. The goal of this work is to propose a mobile P2P collaborative communication approach to allow the sharing and the exchanging of learning objects comparing their metadata to the student learning profile. A prototype was developed and we performed the architecture evaluation with 20 students of an undergraduate course. An evaluation using different message protocols was conducted to verify the proposal and suggest the best communication technology. The communication technology has an impact on the time spent during the exchange of objects which may interfere in the student motivation.

Online publication date: Mon, 31-Mar-2014

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