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Extending Mobile Personalization to Students with Special Needs

  • Efthimios AlepisEmail author
  • Maria Virvou
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Part of the Intelligent Systems Reference Library book series (ISRL, volume 64)

Abstract

This chapter focuses on describing an object oriented architecture that targets on extending mobile educational facilities to students with special needs. This is a common issue in mainstream schools, where students with special needs usually have problems in physical and/or mental participation in classes. These students often need a higher level of supervision and coordination by people related to them such as tutors, parents, therapists and co-students. Mobile computing can offer great opportunities in many cases, as in remote learning, communication, participation and naturally, supervision coordination. This chapter concludes presenting a mobile educational platform that keeps history models of students and records common problems, weaknesses and progress so that it may be used effectively by all parties involved in their education.

Keywords

Mobile Phone Mobile Device Short Message Service Mobile Platform Voice Recognition 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of InformaticsUniversity of PiraeusPiraeusGreece

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