Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications. 4th International ICST Conference, Mobilware 2011, London, UK, June 22-24, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

A-VIEW: Context-Aware Mobile E-Learning for the Masses

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-30607-5_1,
        author={Kamal Bijlani and Shivsubramani Krishnamoorthy and Venkat Rangan and Ranga Venkataraman},
        title={A-VIEW: Context-Aware Mobile E-Learning for the Masses},
        proceedings={Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications. 4th International ICST Conference, Mobilware 2011, London, UK, June 22-24, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBILWARE},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={mobile learning A-VIEW m-learning mobile UI ACE},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-30607-5_1}
    }
    
  • Kamal Bijlani
    Shivsubramani Krishnamoorthy
    Venkat Rangan
    Ranga Venkataraman
    Year: 2012
    A-VIEW: Context-Aware Mobile E-Learning for the Masses
    MOBILWARE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30607-5_1
Kamal Bijlani1,*, Shivsubramani Krishnamoorthy2,*, Venkat Rangan1,*, Ranga Venkataraman1,*
  • 1: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  • 2: University of Maryland
*Contact email: kamal@amrita.edu, shiv@cs.umd.edu, rangasv@am.amrita.edu, venkat@amrita.edu

Abstract

Developing countries typically have large populations in rural areas with inadequate resources for quality education. Concurrently, low-cost mobile devices are becoming quite popular in rural areas. The trends in the mobile industry show that a variety of mobile devices and choices in connectivity are becoming available and affordable. Synchronous e-learning is also starting to show immense potential with expert instructors being available to train teachers in other areas. The combination of these factors is unfolding a new era in mobile e-learning where the ubiquity of connected mobile devices has provided a tremendous potential for knowledge to reach large numbers of learners in rural areas.