Towards the Development of an M-Learning System: A New Stage to Enhance Higher Education

Samir Abou El-Seoud, Hosam Farouk El-Sofany

Abstract


With the availability of high bandwidth wireless channels such as 3G-telecommunication infrastructure and wireless LAN, mobile learning (M-learning) is becoming more feasible now. M-learning can be considered as an intersection of online learning and mobile computing. Through wireless devices (such as mobile telephones, Personal Digital Assistants - PDAs, tablet PC, and laptops) and wireless applications, M-learning supports an integrated access to Web content and services in education anytime and anywhere. This paper describes the analysis, design, architecture, and experimental development of "Wireless Course Management System (WCMS)", that provides a wireless access to course information content. The system allows the use of the wireless Web as a medium to administer, and deliver course content, to support wireless course management, tests and student wireless communications.

Keywords


M-learning, Wireless Applications, Wireless Course Management System, Wireless Networks

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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies. ISSN: 1865-7923
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