WIT-Kolloquium mit Prof. Kinshuk

Posted on 10.12.2007

Das Wissenschafterinnenkolleg Internettechnologien der Fakultaet fuer Informatik laedt gemeinsam mit dem E-learning Zentrum der TU Wien zu folgendem Vortrag ein:

Prof. Kinshuk, von der School of Computing and Information Systems Athabasca University, Kanada haelt einen Vortrag ueber “Adaptation in Mobile Learning”.


  • Titel: Adaptation in Mobile Learning
  • Freitag, 21. Dezember 2007, 14:00-15:00
  • Zemanek HS
  • Um eine Anmeldung unter http://wit.tuwien.ac.at/events wird gebeten

Mobile educational systems have started to emerge as potential educational environments supporting life-long learning. However, these environments still suffer from various technological and access related problems in many parts of the world. For example, the access to course materials is slow; courseware does not adapt to individual students; the real time interaction between student and the environment is hard to achieve because of the connection unreliability and bandwidth limitations. There is also a lack of pedagogical infrastructure for mobile learning. This talk will discuss the research in mobile learning, with particular focus on adaptivity for individual learners. While adaptivity in desktop based environments has attracted much attention and sophistication in e-learning environments, mobile learning is still struggling with basic technological and pedagogical problems. But there is much evidence that suggests that mobile technology is going to provide a natural extension for e-learning in long run. With greater restrictions posed on mobile learners due to time, space and varied technical solutions available in different circumstances, adaptivity is expected to play even greater role. This talk will touch some of these issues. In particular, the dimensions of multiple input and synchronous ad-hoc discussion based problem solving scenarios will be discussed in the context of a mobile learning project of northern oil field