Toward an Adaptive and Adaptable Architecture to Support Ubiquitous Learning Activities

Toward an Adaptive and Adaptable Architecture to Support Ubiquitous Learning Activities

Publication Type:
chapter
Date Issued:
2015
Authors:
Janosch Zbick , Bahtijar Vogel , Daniel Spikol , Marc Jansen , Marcelo Milrad
Publisher:
Springer
Language:
eng
Page:
193-222
DOI:
10.1007/978-3-319-26518-6_8
ISBN:
978-3-319-26516-2
Abstract:

The continuous evolution of learning technologies combined with the changes within ubiquitous learning environments in which they operate result in dynamic and complex requirements that are challenging to meet. The fact that these systems evolve over time makes it difficult to adapt to the constant changing requirements. Existing approaches in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) are generally not addressing those issues and they fail to adapt to those dynamic situations. In this chapter, we investigate the notion of an adaptive and adaptable architecture as a possible solution to address these challenges. We conduct a literature survey upon the state-of-the-art and state-of-practice in this area. The outcomes of those efforts result in an initial model of a Domain Specific Architecture to tackle the issues of adaptability and adaptiveness. To illustrate these ideas, we provide a number of scenarios where this architecture can be applied or is already applied. Our proposed approach serves as a foundation for addressing future ubiquitous learning applications where new technologies constantly emerge and new requirements evolve.

Keywords:
Domain-specific architecture Web-based Adaptive and adaptable architecture Technology enhanced learning Ubiquitous learning