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CAFCLA: An AmI-Based Framework to Design and Develop Context-Aware Collaborative Learning Activities

  • Óscar García
  • Ricardo S. Alonso
  • Dante I. Tapia
  • Juan M. Corchado
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 219)

Abstract

Ambient Intelligence (AmI) promotes the integration of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in daily life in order to ease the execution of everyday tasks. In this sense, education becomes a field where AmI can improve the learning process by means of context-aware technologies. However, it is necessary to develop new tools that can be adapted to a wide range of technologies and application scenarios. Here is where Agent Technology can demonstrate its potential. This paper presents CAFCLA, a multi-agent framework that allows developing learning applications based on the pedagogical CSCL (Computer Supported Collaborative Learning) approach and the Ambient Intelligence paradigm. CAFCLA integrates different context-aware technologies, so that learning applications designed, developed and deployed upon it are dynamic, adaptive and easy to use by users such as students and teachers.

Keywords

Ambient Intelligence Mobile technologies Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Context-Aware Learning 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Óscar García
    • 1
  • Ricardo S. Alonso
    • 1
  • Dante I. Tapia
    • 1
  • Juan M. Corchado
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and AutomationUniversity of SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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