Design of an Adaptive Mobile Learning Management System
Hyungsung Park (Korea National University of Education, Korea), Young Kyun Baek (Korea National University of Education, Korea) and David Gibson (The University of Vermont, USA)
Copyright: © 2008
This chapter introduces the application of an artificial intelligence technique to a mobile educational device in order to provide a learning management system platform that is adaptive to students’ learning styles. The key concepts of the adaptive mobile learning management system (AM-LMS) platform are outlined and explained. The AM-LMS provides an adaptive environment that continually sets a mobile device’s use of remote learning resources to the needs and requirements of individual learners. The platform identifies a user’s learning style based on an analysis tool provided by Felder & Soloman (2005) and updates the profile as the learner engages with e-learning content. A novel computational mechanism continuously provides interfaces specific to the user’s learning style and supports unique user interactions. The platform’s interfaces include strategies for learning activities, contents, menus, and supporting functions for learning through a mobile device.
Key Terms in this Chapter
Adaptive Mobile Learning Management System: The system managing the whole learning process and progress of a learner and containing the function to make learning adaptive to learning styles.
Learning Management System: A software system designed to facilitate teachers in the management of online educational courses for their students. These services generally include access control, provision of e-learning content, communication tools, and administration of user groups.
Mobile Learning: A form of learning where mobile computing is combined with e-learning and as a form of teaching and learning delivered through mobile devices such as mobile phones, PDAs, smart phones, tablet PCs, and so on.
Mobile Device: Any portable device used to access the Internet. For example, PDA, cellular phone, Tablet PC and so on.
Wireless Internet: Wireless Internet grants access to the World Wide Web or Internet e-mail via wireless networks.
Mobile Learning Environment: Provide students and teachers with the opportunity to obtain any and all class-related material on a Palm handheld computer through the network-enabled WAP Gateway.
Learning Style: Described as general characteristics showing individual differences in the intrinsic procedures of information processing.