An Approach for Supporting P2P Collaborative Communication Based on Learning Profile

  • Pedro F. Zanetti
  • Luciana A. M. Zaina
  • Fábio L. Verdi
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 173)


The growing use of small devices as cell phones and smartphones has requested for the development of applications in different areas. This kind of application demands for a local communication, called collaborative communication, between the devices without the Internet infrastructure, allowing the sharing and exchange of contents. In the e-learning area this is not different and these applications potentially attract the students’ attention. In the meanwhile, in the e-learning area, the offering of relevant and interesting content can attract the student’s attention, motivating him during the learning-teaching process. The goal of this work is to propose an approach for supporting P2P collaborative communication based on the comparison of learning profiles and learning object metadata. The learning profiles are split into dimensions based on Felder and Silverman model to attend different student preferences. A prototype was developed and tested to validate and evaluate our proposal.


Learning Style Context Manager Cloud Application Collaborative Communication Android Platform 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pedro F. Zanetti
    • 1
  • Luciana A. M. Zaina
    • 1
  • Fábio L. Verdi
    • 1
  1. 1.Federal University of São Carlos, SorocabaSorocabaBrazil

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