CrowdSMILE: A crowdsourcing-based social and mobile integrated system for learning by exploration

Dennis Mohan Punjabi, Li Ping Tung, Bao-Shuh Lin 

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Abstract

Lifelong Learning (LLL) can be enabled by Personal Learning Environments (PLEs), which are usually composed of a mixed set of loosely coupled tools, applications and systems. In such a mixed environment, managing learning content across the PLE can often be challenging and lead to disorganized content and as such, makes content reuse difficult while also possibly causing learners to lose content over time. In this paper, we propose an integrated system, called Crowd SMILE, using web, social and mobile technologies to provide a unified system that allows for easy organization, accessing, and reuse of learning content within a social and collaborative environment to support LLL. Content in the Crowd SMILE system is authored and organized by crowd sourcing the task to users of a Social Networking Service (SNS) platform. The learning content will then be organized according to location-based contexts so that any learner may easily find and retrieve it. Content may then be searched and accessed via an outdoor exploratory activity using a mobile phone application that employs an intuitive mobile augmented reality (MAR) user interface. The system usability of the Crowd SMILE is evaluated by applying the Computer System Usability Questionnaire (CSUQ). The results show that the proposed system received high scores throughput which indicates positive attitude and usability of the proposed Crowd SMILE system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 10th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, UIC 2013 and IEEE 10th International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing, ATC 2013
Pages521-526
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2013
Event10th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, UIC 2013 and 10th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing, ATC 2013 - Vietri sul Mare, Italy
Duration: 18 Dec 201321 Dec 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE 10th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, UIC 2013 and IEEE 10th International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing, ATC 2013

Conference

Conference10th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, UIC 2013 and 10th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing, ATC 2013
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityVietri sul Mare
Period18/12/1321/12/13

Keywords

  • Crowdsourcing
  • E-learning
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Location-based Learning
  • M-Learning
  • Mobile Augmented Reality
  • Social Networking

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