A context-aware ubiquitous learning environment for enhancing science inquiry ability of students via on-site device operating

Hui Chun Chu, Gwo Jen Hwang, Chin Chung Tsai, Chieh Yuan Chen, Kinshuk

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Abstract

Enhancing science inquiry ability of students has been recognized to be one of the most important education issues nowadays. Although various simulation programs have been developed for training science knowledge and ability, several problems have been revealed in practical learning activities. One major problem is owing to the lack of experiences in practical applications for what have learned from the textbooks. To deal with this problem, this study presents a context-aware ubiquitous learning system that employs Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to detect and examine real-world learning behaviors of students and provide personalized learning guidance accordingly. Experimental results from a science course of an elementary school show that this innovative approach is able to improve the learning achievements of students as well as enhance their learning motivation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorkshop Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2010
Pages193-201
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event18th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2010 - Putrajaya, Malaysia
Duration: 2010 Nov 292010 Dec 3

Publication series

NameWorkshop Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2010

Other

Other18th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2010
CountryMalaysia
CityPutrajaya
Period10/11/2910/12/3

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Keywords

  • Context awareness
  • RFID
  • Sensing technology
  • Ubiquitous learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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Chu, H. C., Hwang, G. J., Tsai, C. C., Chen, C. Y., & Kinshuk (2010). A context-aware ubiquitous learning environment for enhancing science inquiry ability of students via on-site device operating. In Workshop Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2010 (pp. 193-201). (Workshop Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2010).