Interactivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation. 6th International Conference, ArtsIT 2017, and Second International Conference, DLI 2017, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, October 30–31, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

Facilitating Learning in Isolated Places Through an Autonomous LMS

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-76908-0_34,
        author={Kostas Vassilakis and John Makridis and Michail Lasithiotakis and Michail Kalogiannakis and Nikolas Vidakis},
        title={Facilitating Learning in Isolated Places Through an Autonomous LMS},
        proceedings={Interactivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation. 6th International Conference, ArtsIT 2017, and Second International Conference, DLI 2017, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, October 30--31, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={ARTSIT \& DLI},
        year={2018},
        month={3},
        keywords={Learning outside the classroom Mobile learning Blended Learning Hybrid courses Digital and educational tools \& practices Educational strategies},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-76908-0_34}
    }
    
  • Kostas Vassilakis
    John Makridis
    Michail Lasithiotakis
    Michail Kalogiannakis
    Nikolas Vidakis
    Year: 2018
    Facilitating Learning in Isolated Places Through an Autonomous LMS
    ARTSIT & DLI
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-76908-0_34
Kostas Vassilakis1,*, John Makridis1,*, Michail Lasithiotakis1,*, Michail Kalogiannakis1,*, Nikolas Vidakis1,*
  • 1: Technological Educational Institute of Crete
*Contact email: kostas@teicrete.gr, j.makridis7@gmail.com, m.a.lasithiotakis@gmail.com, mkalogiannakis@staff.teicrete.gr, nv@staff.teicrete.gr

Abstract

Current research argues that eLearning and mobile learning are forms of learning that could take place outside the classroom and the traditional learning environments. In addition, recent advancement in technology and increased use of smart devices permit students to carry with them a kind of portable smart device. Inevitably, sooner or later, these devices will become integral educational tools, such as pencils and books, while learning outside the classroom will continue to gain popularity as another form of learning. Ubiquitous learning aims to stimulate the wide use of ICT in Education and the enactment of autonomous digital resources for Outdoor learning. Technology could provide innovative ways of conducting outdoor courses, encompassing knowledge and physical activity. This paper presents the eClass-Pi system that facilitates outside the classroom eLearning and m-learning educational processes. It provides all the functionalities of a typical Learning Management Systems as well as synchronous and asynchronous teaching, portability and energy autonomy.