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

Research Article

WMIN-MOBILE: A Mobile Learning Platform for Information and Service Provision

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-30607-5_3,
        author={Daphne Economou and Alex Keable-Crouch and Vassiliki Bouki and Arti Basukoski and Vladimir Getov},
        title={WMIN-MOBILE: A Mobile Learning Platform for Information and Service Provision},
        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={m-learning educational mobile market analysis web services J2EE JDBC SOAP},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-30607-5_3}
    }
    
  • Daphne Economou
    Alex Keable-Crouch
    Vassiliki Bouki
    Arti Basukoski
    Vladimir Getov
    Year: 2012
    WMIN-MOBILE: A Mobile Learning Platform for Information and Service Provision
    MOBILWARE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30607-5_3
Daphne Economou1,*, Alex Keable-Crouch1,*, Vassiliki Bouki1,*, Arti Basukoski1,*, Vladimir Getov1,*
  • 1: University of Westminster
*Contact email: D.Economou@westminster.ac.uk, a.keable-crouch@mywestminster.ac.uk, boukiv@westminster.ac.uk, basukoa@westminster.ac.uk, V.S.Getov@westminster.ac.uk

Abstract

Educational organisations hold lots of valuable information and material in different forms that needs to be communicated to people with different profiles anytime, anywhere. Mobile phones offer great opportunities of accessing such information and services by using hardware owned by Educational Organizations’ members. This paper studies the requirements for such mobile learning (m-learning) tools for information and services provision to support learning and teaching and enhance student experience and satisfaction. To demonstrate this it uses the WMIN-MOBILE project as a case study. The WMIN-MOBILE is a prototype that provides general information about the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Westminster (UoW) and services like announcements, timetable and lab facilities and availability. The paper justifies the educational value of such m-learning tools and reports requirements for developing such tools. It further describes the WMIN-MOBILE system design and architecture and concludes with lessons learned and further work.