An Architecture for Mobile-based Assessment Systems in Smart Learning Environments
Assessment is a fundamental part of the learning process and therefore a key aspect in smart learning environments. Despite the existence of some architectures and frameworks for supporting assessment with mobile technologies, there is still a need of more research on how these systems should be designed for smart learning environments. In this paper we extend previous research on mobile-based assessment to introduce an architecture to inform the design and development of mobile-based assessment systems for smart learning environments to foster smart learning. The architecture consists of a client side (mobile app) and a server side web application. Preliminary results obtained from an evaluation study shows high levels of students’ acceptance and intrinsic motivation after using a mobile-based assessment application that implements the architecture.
Keywordsmobile-based assessment smart learning environment Mobile learning Software architecture
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