LOCATION BASED USER MODELING IN ADAPTIVE MOBILE LEARNING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

Efthimios Alepis, Maria Virvou, Katerina Kabassi

Abstract

Recently it has been widely acknowledged that the incorporation of advanced information technologies in the areas of ecological informatics may provide significant assets towards social environmental awareness. In this paper we present a sophisticated mobile learning system which offers environmental educational information to users based on their current geographical location. The system adapts its content according to the user’s personal characteristics and to the user’s mobile device. The adaptation of the user’s interface is accomplished through the incorporation of a well known decision making model, namely the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). The resulting prototype system is called m-AWARE and is targeted to people of all ages, providing easily accessible information about our environment for environmental awareness purposes.

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in Harvard Style

Alepis E., Virvou M. and Kabassi K. (2011). LOCATION BASED USER MODELING IN ADAPTIVE MOBILE LEARNING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS . In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Software and Database Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT, ISBN 978-989-8425-76-8, pages 214-217. DOI: 10.5220/0003505302140217


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icsoft11,
author={Efthimios Alepis and Maria Virvou and Katerina Kabassi},
title={LOCATION BASED USER MODELING IN ADAPTIVE MOBILE LEARNING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Software and Database Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT,},
year={2011},
pages={214-217},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003505302140217},
isbn={978-989-8425-76-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Software and Database Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT,
TI - LOCATION BASED USER MODELING IN ADAPTIVE MOBILE LEARNING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS
SN - 978-989-8425-76-8
AU - Alepis E.
AU - Virvou M.
AU - Kabassi K.
PY - 2011
SP - 214
EP - 217
DO - 10.5220/0003505302140217