What is "Ubiquitous Computing Technologies in Education"? (U…
What is "Ubiquitous Computing
Technologies in Education"?
:is learning environment allowing the students can
learn in any place at any time.
context-aware (sensor) technology system
:is the learning system that able to detect the student learning behaviors in the real world, and hence more active and adaptive learning activities can be conducted
context-aware ubiquitous learning
:is technology that provide personalized services in the context-aware u-learning environment
Advanced Technologies for Detecting Personal
What can technology do?
Detecting human emotions or attitudes can be sensed.
How to do that?
expression detection via various sensors and algorithms
other way is
detection interactions between human and environment that could produce physiological changes directly or indirectly
e.g: human body temperature pulse, blood pressure and heartbeat (with automatically detection)
Technologies for Detecting Timely Environmental
The learning system can detect the contextual changes around learners, and gather related parameters via various kinds of sensors to provide students with adaptive learning resources and assistance actively or passively.
Sensors for Detecting Personal Contexts
“time” and “location” might be the most important parameters for describing a learner’s context
what can be used?
GPS (Global Positioning
is one of the popular technologies for continuously detecting an object’s position by satellites, which trace air waves shot from the IC chips embedded in the objects.
The object's location is described with longitude, latitude and elevation.
: is an automatic identification method relying on storing and remotely retrieving data using devices
used to detect used to detect from the tags, and then calculating the learner’s position based on the intensity of the signals.
Hwang, G. J., Wu, T. T., & Chen, Y. J. (2007). Ubiquitous computing technologies in education. Journal of Distance
Education Technology, 5 (4), 1-4.