Mobile Collaborative e-Learning Platform
20111221 - 20130620
Dr Shen-chang Chao
There will be five deliverables in this project. They are listed as follows: 1. A software development kit (SDK) for neighbor network setup, group formation and management, high volume data broadcasts, etc. (15 months); 2. A lesson plan creation tool integrated with the Learning Management System for teachers to design mobile collaborative e-Learning lesson plans and activities (4 months) 3. Classroom applications (12 months): + in Android - classroom management client, group formation application, object identification modules (QR-code, RFID), etc. + in Windows - classroom management server. 4. Trials of collaborative learning practice in partner schools (9 months). 5. Patent filing (3 months)
Dr Edward Lor Mr Albert Lau Mr I-Sheng Tang Mr Yee-Lim Chan Mr Laifa Fang Mr Qiangqi Zou Ms Jianting HE Mr Teddy S. H. CHU Mr Alex Hongfeng Zu Mr Andrew Ho Pong Sze Mr Jackson H. J. CHEN Dr Chung Wai Wong Mrs Ka Yee Leung Mr Tai-Wai Chan
Caterpillar Tech Chinese University of Hong Kong - CAITE Fifth Wisdom Technology Ltd [Sponsor] Hong Kong Education Bureau Hong Kong Educational Publishing [Sponsor] Hong Kong Institute of Education Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT) Ltd P2 Mobile Technologies Ltd [Sponsor] The Commercial Press (HK) Ltd [Sponsor] University of Hong Kong - Centre for IT in Education
Going into 2011, the Hong Kong Education Bureau (EDB) will start an e-Learning pilot scheme for local schools to realize education transformation, with interactive learning and student-centered learning as the primary foci. It is imperative for ASTRI to support EDB and the schools to achieve these objectives. In this project, ASTRI will develop the pertinent mobile collaborative e-Learning technology to be used in the education domain. It is ASTRI’s objective to help enable learners' interactions and collaboration by composing devices nearby together. The necessary core technologies include mapping physical objects into digital information, management of networking activities in the proximity and tools for building mobile learning lesson plans. This project is expected to make considerable impacts, particularly in transforming the current mode of education. It will facilitate more teachers to incorporate mobile collaborative learning in their curriculum. By reducing the setup costs and planning efforts, it will also encourage more schools to participate in this learning model, and help them achieve EDB’s pilot program objectives. Last but not least, ASTRI also expects this project to elevate its e-Learning solution to market leadership.