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A Mobile Personal Learning Environment Approach

  • Francisco José García-Peñalvo
  • Miguel Ángel Conde
  • Alberto Del Pozo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8022)

Abstract

Learning and teaching processes are not restricted to an institution or a period of time. A person can learn from experience, from the interaction with peers, because he/she has a personal interest on something, etc. Lot of such learning activities are today mediated by the Information and Communication Technologies. Such technologies allow the users decide what tools and contexts use to learn. But, in order the learning activities can be taken into account they should be visible for the institutions. In this paper a service-based framework to facilitate this is presented. It is specially focus on the communication of the mobiles devices used as a learning tool with the traditional institutional learning platforms. The framework is implemented as an Android solution and tested by students. From these tests, it can be seen that a mobile Personal Learning Environment is possible and its use motivates students’ participation in learning activities.

Keywords

Mobile Learning Mobile Devices Personal Learning Environments Android Web Services Interoperability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francisco José García-Peñalvo
    • 1
  • Miguel Ángel Conde
    • 1
  • Alberto Del Pozo
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science Department. Science Education Research Institute (IUCE), GRIAL Research GroupUniversity of SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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