Friday, April 22, 2016

On Physical Web Browser

In this paper, we present the Physical Web Browser project for web applications depending on the environment. At this moment, many of users all over the world visit websites using their mobile devices only. Any mobile device (e.g., smartphone) has sensors to capture the environmental information. This information (context) could be analyzed and used within the web applications. There are, at least, two models for using this information. Firstly, we can use context information for data gathering requests in a web application. In this case, the output depends on the context. It is the classical model for context-aware data retrieval. In the second model, we can use context-aware data for improving user experience (for changing and tuning user interfaces). In other words, we present a way for the adaptation of web applications depending on the environment.

The paper is here

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

On data sharing in education

Yousef Ibrahim Daradkeh, Mujahed ALdhaifallah, Dmitry Namiot "On Data Sharing in Educational Processes", International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, vol. 11, no. 4, 2016, pp. 28-31

In this paper, we present one model for data sharing in educational classes. Typically, Learning Management Systems present data stores for keeping educational materials as well as the conversations between teachers and students. In our model, we propose a peer to peer data exchange via smartphones. With the high penetration of smartphones across students, the ability to support one-to-one communication with teachers could be a good add-on for the traditional learning support systems. This ability could be especially useful for on-demand organized classes, where the standard support is very costly.