Object Oriented vs. Agent-Based Oriented Ubiquitous Intelligent Mobile Managed e-Learning Environment

  • Elaine McGovern
  • Rem Collier
  • Eleni Mangina
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4159)


The emergence of information technology the last decade is leading to changes in the way people work and learn. Computer networks and especially ubiquitous intelligent mobile learning environments offer new strategies the dissemination of course work. Following the current trend towards ubiquitous computers, networks, information and services, a new innovative mobile e-learning intelligent world is created, where software components embedded with intelligence assist the users in education and provide functionalities such as context awareness, automation, adaptivity and proactiveness. Within this paper a case study of the similarity and differences between an object oriented solution and an agent-based solution of ubiquitous intelligent mobile learning environment is discussed. The results of this research are presented in terms of preliminary user tests for the design of the Mini-ME Interface and performance testing for both implemented architectures.


Class Diagram Agent Factory Object Orient Interface Agent Intelligent User Interface 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elaine McGovern
    • 1
  • Rem Collier
    • 1
  • Eleni Mangina
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer Science & Informatics, College of Engineering Mathematical and Physical SciencesUniversity College DublinBelfield, Dublin 4Ireland

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