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ThinkMind // AMBIENT 2014, The Fourth International Conference on Ambient Computing, Applications, Services and Technologies // View article ambient_2014_2_10_40031


Enhancing Collaborative Learning and Management Tasks through Pervasive Computing Technologies

Authors:
Christophoros Karachristos
Christos Goumopoulos
Achilles Kameas

Keywords: Smart Classroom; collaborative learning; pervasive computing; physical interaction

Abstract:
We are examining in this paper how ubiquitous technology enhanced classrooms can foster opportunities for enhancing teaching and learning. Our concept of Smart Classroom is shaped upon an ambient intelligent environment which supports three major objectives of the educational process: assisting course creation and presentation, classroom management and student assessment and collaboration. Distance learning poses additional requirements on smart classrooms since both local and remote students should have an equal educational experience. This paper describes a Smart Classroom prototype, which combines a number of pervasive computing technologies such as RFId, Microsoft Kinect, magnetic cards and Android applications. The main contribution of our work is combining such different technologies to support classroom attendance management, lecture presentation handling through physical interaction and student collaboration through android applications. Finally, this work includes a survey on related systems and their contribution on strengthening the educational procedure

Pages: 27 to 33

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2014

Publication date: August 24, 2014

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2326-9324

ISBN: 978-1-61208-356-8

Location: Rome, Italy

Dates: from August 24, 2014 to August 28, 2014

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