E-education 3.0: Challenges and opportunities for the future of iCampuses

Thomas, A.M. and Shah, Hanifa and Moore, P. and Rayson, P. and Wilcox, A.J. and Osman, K. and Evans, C. and Chapman, C. and Athwal, Cham and While, David and Pham, H.V. and Mount, S. (2012) E-education 3.0: Challenges and opportunities for the future of iCampuses. In: 2012 6th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems, CISIS 2012, 4 July 2012 through 6 July 2012, Palermo; Italy.

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In our exciting world of pervasive computing and always-available mobile internet, meeting the educational needs of students has seen a growing trend toward collaborative electronic and mobile learning systems that build on the vision of Web 2.0. However, other trends relevant to modern students must not be ignored, including data freedom, brokerage and interconnectivity. Such factors are associated with the Internet of Things and the vision for Web 3.0, and so include the needs for greater consideration of data context and educational personalization so important to the future of campus-based, distance and vocational study. Therefore, future education can be expected to require a deeper technological connection between students and learning environments, in a manner requiring significant use of sensors, mobile devices, cloud computing and rich-media visualization. This paper considers the challenges associated with adopting such a futuristic concept as a means of enriching learning materials and environments within a university context. It will be concluded that much of the technology required to embrace the vision of Web 3.0 in education already exists, but that further research in key areas is required for the concept to achieve its full potential. © 2012 Crown Copyright.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1109/CISIS.2012.21
Uncontrolled Keywords: Context, Education, Icampus, Sensors, Web2.0, Context, Data contexts, E-education, Educational needs, Icampus, Interconnectivity, Internet of Things (IOT), Learning environments, Learning materials, Mobile Internet, Mobile-learning system, Personalizations, Technological connection, University context, Web2.0, Computer aided instruction, Education, Engineering education, Mobile devices, Sensors, Ubiquitous computing, Web services, Students
Subjects: CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-01 - computer science
CAH22 - education and teaching > CAH22-01 - education and teaching > CAH22-01-01 - education
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2016 14:23
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 15:47
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2238

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