A Framework for Building an Interactive Satellite TV Based M-Learning Environment

Ghassan Issa, Shakir M. Hussain, Hussein Al-Bahadili

Abstract


This paper presents a description of an interactive satellite TV based mobile learning (STV-ML) framework, in which a satellite TV station is used as an integral part of a comprehensive interactive mobile learning (M-Learning) environment. The proposed framework assists in building a reliable, efficient, and cost-effective environment to meet the growing demands of M-Learning all over the world, especially in developing countries. It utilizes recent advances in satellite reception, broadcasting technologies, and interactive TV to facilitate the delivery of gigantic learning materials. This paper also proposed a simple and flexible three-phase implementation methodology which includes construction of earth station, expansion of broadcasting channels, and developing true user interactivity. The proposed framework and implementation methodology ensure the construction of a true, reliable, and cost effective M-Learning system that can be used efficiently and effectively by a wide range of users and educational institutions to deliver ubiquitous learning.

Keywords


E-Learning, Satellite TV, IPTV, E-Learning strategy, Interactive TV, Video On Demand (VoD)

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