Title: EMERGING MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES FOR CONSTRUCTING ENGINEERING AND SCIENTIFIC REMOTE LABORATORIES IN DISTANCE LEARNING SYSTEM

Issue Number: Vol. 6, No. 1
Year of Publication: Jan - 2016
Page Numbers: 34-40
Authors: Khajitpan Makaratat Kritpolviman
Journal Name: International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (IJDIWC)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P001924

Abstract:


This paper presents utilization of mobile technologies for supporting distance learning system in open universities or online courses. The architectural framework of learning module is proposed specifically for constructing engineering and scientific remote laboratories. Affordances of mobile technologies are presented herein concerning usability, functionality, portability, consistency, and security. Furthermore, conceptual design of the proposed modules consists of mobile internet/software platforms, remote controller, user interface and portable-multimedia-device sensor network. Collaboration of these modules with mobile platforms and hardware controller causes the potential communication between m-learning-participants and experimental equipment. The paper shows that implementation of mobile technologies regarding their affordances can accomplish student’s comprehension in remotely conducting engineering and scientific measurement and in participating in activities from different locations. Finally, the paper presents the ideal platform development and practical usage initiated by the proposed collaborative mobile system in order to achieve the academic standard in these areas.