Smartening up the student learning experience with ubiquitous media

Bental, Diana S. and Papadopoulou, Eliza and Taylor, Nicholas K. and Williams, M. Howard and Blackmun, Fraser R. and Ibrahim, Idris S. and Lim, Mei Yii and Mimtsoudis, Ioannis and Whyte, Stuart W. and Jennings, Edel (2015) Smartening up the student learning experience with ubiquitous media. ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications, 12. ISSN 1551-6857

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This article describes how an experimental platform for social, mobile and ubiquitous computing has been used in a wide-ranging longitudinal "in the wild" case study of the platform with a set of third-party services. The article outlines some of the relevant aspects of the platform, including built-in support for community formation, for context sensitivity, automated learning and adaptation to the user, and formanagement of privacy and trust relationships. The platform architecture is based on the notion of Cooperating Smart Spaces (CSSs), where a CSS is a partition of the platform corresponding to a single user and distributed over the devices belonging to that user. Three of the case study services were intended for use in a physical environment specifically created to support ubiquitous intelligence; they were highly interactive and used shared screens, voice input and gestural interaction. Another three ubiquitous services were available throughout the university environment as mobile and desktop services. The case study exploited this architecture's ability to integrate multiple novel applications and interface devices and to deliver them flexibly in these different environments. The platform proved to be stable and reliable and the study shows that treating a provider of services and resources (the University) as a CSS is instrumental in enabling the platform to provide this range of services across differing environments.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: This work was supported by the European Union under the FP7 programme SOCIETIES project. The authors also wish to thank all colleagues in the SOCIETIES consortium who designed, developed, and deployed the system platform and third party services. However, it should be noted that this article expresses the authors’ personal views, which are not necessarily those of the SOCIETIES consortium. Apart from funding the SOCIETIES project, the European Commission has no responsibility for the content of this article. Permission to make digital or hard copies of all or part of this work for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage and that copies bear this notice and the full citation on the first page. Copyrights for components of this work owned by others than ACM must be honored. Abstracting with credit is permitted. To copy otherwise, or republish, to post on servers or to redistribute to lists, requires prior specific permission and/or a fee. Request permissions from ©c 2015 ACM 1551-6857/2015/10-ART23 $15.00 DOI: Publisher Copyright: © 2015 ACM.
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