Concept and design of Ad Hoc and Mobile classrooms

C. Y. Chang, J. P. Sheu, T. W. Chan

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Abstract

This investigation describes the concept of mobile learning and the design of Ad Hoc and Mobile classrooms. Four classes of mobile learning and implementation of Ad Hoc and eSchoolbag systems are presented. The paper discusses the development of advanced wireless technologies for building an ad hoc classroom to create a modern and new learning environment. As in a traditional classroom, information technology is developed to provide the teacher with aids, such as a blackboard, a board rubber, coloured chalk, a microphone, a voice recorder, a video recorder, and so on, to support teaching and discussions. Additionally, students are provided with an electronic schoolbag which contains electronic books, a notebook, a parents' contact book, a pencil case, writing materials, sheets, a calculator, an address book, and other items. Taking lessons in a lively, vivid and new learning environment, it is expected that students will improve their learning performance with perhaps less attendance in a physical classroom and they gain the flexibility of being able to learn at their own convenience.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)336-346
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Learning
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2003

Keywords

  • Ad Hoc classroom
  • ESchoolbag
  • Handheld
  • Mobile classroom
  • School
  • Student-centred
  • Wireless

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