Date: 01 Apr 2011

Ambient intelligence and collaborative e-learning: a new definition model

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Abstract

The constant evolution of mobile devices and Information Technologies allows users to enjoy a new variety of features that were unimaginable some years ago. In this sense, Ambient Intelligence (AmI) has emerged as a new discipline focused on people and aimed at facilitating their daily activities. This paper proposes a new definition model that helps designers to characterize collaborative e-learning systems based on AmI and Computer Supported Collaborative Learning. The use of mobile devices and Mobile Adhoc Networks is a key aspect in this model as they allow users to access resources from anywhere on demand. The proposed model is applied to a concrete case of study as an example of its application on real scenarios.