Social Knowledge Awareness Map

This project aims at supporting learners to learn anytime and anywhere from the real objects in natural and authentic situations.It provides personalized recommendations for peer-helpers and learning-objects based on changed context and sensor information.


Social networks are helpful for people to solve problems by providing useful information. Therefore, the importance of mobile social software for learning has been supported by many researches. In this research, a model of personalized collaborative ubiquitous learning environment is designed and a system (PerKAM) is implemented in order to support learners doing learning tasks or activities. PerKAM provides the learner with social knowledge awareness map for the peer helpers. The map visualizes the learners’ surrounding environmental objects, peer helpers and the strength of the relation in the social network perspective. The learner can contact, interact, and collaborate with the peer helpers to address the learning goal. It utilizes RFID technology to detect the surrounding environmental objects and then provides social knowledge awareness map for peer helpers dynamically according to the detected objects. The quantitative and qualitative data of the experiment indicate the important role of the map in augmenting the collaboration between the learners.

References:

El-Bishouty, M. M, Hiroaki Ogata, and Yoneo Yano: Visualizing Knowledge Awareness Support in Ubiquitous Learning, in Mobile Technologies and Handheld Devices for Ubiquitous Learning: Research and Pedagogy, IGI global, 15-29, 2011.

El-Bishouty, M.M., Ogata, H., Rahman, S. & Yano, Y.: Social Knowledge Awareness Map for Computer Supported Ubiquitous Learning Environment. Educational Technology & Society, endorsed by IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technology, Vol. 13, Issue 4, 27-37, 2010.

Rahman, S., Ogata, H., El-Bishouty, M. M. and Yano, Y.: Visualization of Social Knowledge Awareness Map for Computer Supported Ubiquitous Learning. Proceedings of The 17th International Conference on Computers in Education ICCE 2009, 551-558, Hong Kong, Nov, 30-Dec.4, 2009.

El-Bishouty, M. M., Ogata, H. and Yano, Y.: A Model of Personalized Collaborative Computer Supported Ubiquitous Learning Environment. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT08), Spain, IEEE Computer Society, 97-101, July, 2008.

El-Bishouty, M. M., Ogata, H., Ayala G. and Yano, Y.: Personalized Recommendations for Ubiquitous Learning Environments. Proceedings of ICCE 2008 Theme-Based Doctoral Student Consortium for CUMTEL & DIGITEL, Taiwan, 17-18, Oct., 2008.

El-Bishouty, M. M., Ogata, H. and Yano, Y.: PERKAM: Personalized Knowledge Awareness Map for Computer Supported Ubiquitous Learning. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, endorsed by IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technology, Vol. 10, Issue 3, 122-134, July, 2007.

El-Bishouty, M. M., Ogata, H. and Yano, Y.: Detection, Recommendation and Collaboration: Knowledge Awareness Map in Computer Supported Ubiquitous Learning. Proceedings of ICCE 2007, Supporting Learning Flow through Integrative Technologies, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, IOS Press, Amsterdam, Vol. 162, 305-312, Oct., 2007.

El-Bishouty, M. M., Ogata, H. and Yano, Y.: A Personalized Collaborative Learning Environment Using Ubiquitous Technologies, Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Mobile and Ubiquitous Learning Environments (MULE2007), Hong Kong, China, 37-40, Aug., 2007.

El-Bishouty, M. M., Ogata, H. and Yano, Y.: Personalized Knowledge Awareness Map in Computer Supported Ubiquitous Learning. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT06), The Netherlands, IEEE Computer Society, 817-821, July, 2006.

El-Bishouty, M. M., Ogata, H. and Yano, Y.: Learner-Space Knowledge Awareness Map in Computer Supported Ubiquitous Learning. Proceedings of the fourth IEEE International Workshop on Wireless, Mobile and Ubiquitous Technology in Education – (WMTE06), Greece, IEEE Computer Society, 116-120, Nov., 2006.