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Uden, Lorna; Hwang, Gwo-Jen – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2013
Mobile computing offers potential opportunities for students' learning especially when it combines a sensing device such as RFID (Radio Frequency Identification). Researchers have indicated that a key feature of in-field learning supported by mobile devices and technology is context awareness, with which context and functionality provided by…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Radio, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Chao, Lee – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2012
The objective of this article is to facilitate mobile teaching and learning by providing an alternative course material deployment method. This article suggests a course material deployment platform for small universities or individual instructors. Different from traditional course material deployment methods, the method discussed deploys course…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Science, Electronic Learning, Science Curriculum
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De Lucia, A.; Francese, R.; Passero, I.; Tortora, G. – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2012
Mobile devices are changing the way people work and communicate. Most of the innovative devices offer the opportunity to integrate augmented reality in mobile applications, permitting the combination of the real world with virtual information. This feature can be particularly useful to enhance informal and formal didactic actions based on student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Photography, Student Participation, Cooperative Learning
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Liu, Yan; Wang, Xinheng; Zhao, Liqiang – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2011
In this paper, a video streaming system for education based on a wireless mesh network is proposed. A wireless mesh network is a self-organizing, self-managing and reliable intelligent network, which allows educators to deploy a network quickly. Video streaming plays an important role in this system for multimedia data transmission. This new…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Electronic Learning, Video Technology, Synchronous Communication
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Pu, Haitao; Lin, Jinjiao; Song, Yanwei; Liu, Fasheng – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2011
Mobile learning is e-learning delivered through mobile computing devices, which represents the next stage of computer-aided, multi-media based learning. Therefore, mobile learning is transforming the way of traditional education. However, as most current e-learning systems and their contents are not suitable for mobile devices, an approach for…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education
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Ardito, Carmelo; Lanzilotti, Rosa – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2011
Distance education has experienced profound changes due to the introduction of new technologies, especially mobile devices of different types. It is necessary to define new learning techniques which are able to capture students' attention and to engage them in their learning activities, reducing problems like distraction generated by the use of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Expertise, Educational Games, Distance Education
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Al-Zoube, Mohammed; El-Seoud, Samir Abou; Wyne, Mudasser F. – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2010
Cloud computing technologies although in their early stages, have managed to change the way applications are going to be developed and accessed. These technologies are aimed at running applications as services over the internet on a flexible infrastructure. Microsoft office applications, such as word processing, excel spreadsheet, access database…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Internet, Computer Software, Computers
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Wu, Tin-Yu; Chao, Han-Chieh – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2008
This article develops an environment for mobile e-learning that includes an interactive course, virtual online labs, an interactive online test, and lab-exercise training platform on the fourth generation mobile communication system. The Next Generation Learning Environment (NeGL) promotes the term "knowledge economy." Inter-networking…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Environment, Multimedia Materials, Computer Networks
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Zhang, Degan; Li, Yuan-chao; Zhang, Huaiyu; Zhang, Xinshang; Zeng, Guangping – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2006
As a new kind of computing paradigm, pervasive computing will meet the requirements of human being that anybody maybe obtain services in anywhere and at anytime, task-oriented seamless migration is one of its applications. Apparently, the function of seamless mobility is suitable for mobile services, such as mobile Web-based learning. In this…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology