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Learning in Ubiquitous Computing Environments

, University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS), Brazil ; , Feevale University, Brazil ; , University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS), Brazil

IJICTE Volume 8, Number 3, ISSN 1550-1876 Publisher: IGI Global


The application of ubiquitous technologies in the improvement of education strategies is called Ubiquitous Learning. GlobalEdu is a model created to support ubiquitous learning. The model has the necessary support to implement learning-related functionalities in ubiquitous environments. The basic ubiquitous computing support must be supplied by a middleware where GlobalEdu lays atop. This article proposes the GlobalEdu model and its integration with two ubiquitous middlewares: ISAM and LOCAL. ISAM supports the creation of large-scale ubiquitous systems. As such, its integration with GlobalEdu results in large-scale ubiquitous learning environments. LOCAL is dedicated to create small-scale ubiquitous learning environments. The integration GlobalEdu/LOCAL results in a local ubiquitous learning environment. Based on this small-scale environment, the authors’ created a system and applied it in a practical scenario involving the community of a Computer Engineering undergraduate course. The system was positively evaluated by 20 individuals and the initial results attest the system’s usefulness.


Barbosa, J., Barbosa, D. & Wagner, A. (2012). Learning in Ubiquitous Computing Environments. International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 8(3), 64-77. IGI Global. Retrieved January 21, 2020 from .


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