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CollaTrEx – Collaborative Context-Aware Mobile Training and Exploration

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This paper introduces the CollaTrEx framework for collaborative context-aware mobile exploration and training. It is particularly designed for the in-situ collaboration within groups of learners performing together diverse educational activities to explore their environment in a fun and intuitive way.

Aside from employing both absolute and relative spatio-temporal context for determining the available activities, different buffering levels are an important conceptual feature supporting seamless collaboration in spite of temporary connection losses or when in remote areas.

CollaTrEx comprises a prototypical front-end implementation for tablet devices, as well as a web-based back-end solution for the creation and management of activities which can be easily extended to accommodate both future technologies and novel activity types.

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  • Collaborative learning
  • Context-awareness
  • Mobile learning
  • Location-based learning

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Botev, J., Marschall, R., Rothkugel, S. (2017). CollaTrEx – Collaborative Context-Aware Mobile Training and Exploration. In: Brooks, A., Brooks, E. (eds) Interactivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation. ArtsIT DLI 2016 2016. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, vol 196. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55834-9_13

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