Human Computation in Mobile Cooperative Learning: A Museum Tour Case Study

  • Huber Flores
  • Dennis Maciuszek
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7775)


The article presents an application scenario merging mobile and cooperative learning by taking advantage of human processing capabilities. We demonstrate our ideas by presenting as case study a museum tour application in which visitors collectively translate instructional texts on exhibits to foreign languages using their mobile phones. The case study covers the design and implementation of a prototype architecture and interface, as well as an early user study.


Smart Environments Mobile Computing Mobile Learning Pervasive Education Computer-Supported Cooperative Learning Human Computation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Huber Flores
    • 1
  • Dennis Maciuszek
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Computer ScienceUniversity of TartuTartuEstonia
  2. 2.Institute of Computer ScienceUniversity of RostockRostockGermany

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