Enhancement of the effectiveness of an e-learning system
Govindasamy Sekar Alagendran
Date of Issue2016-05-31
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Ambient technology is one of the most popular research interests in the areas of learning and education. In the near future, this technology may have a significant impact on learning technologies. Currently most of the e-learning systems are designed using conventional web based technologies, which limit the effectiveness of using the systems. Therefore, the viable solutions to improve the system effectiveness have been explored. An e-learning system based on this technology has been proposed to increase the effectiveness of learning. The feasibility of designing such a system and the possible hardware technologies to construct the e-learning system has also been explored. The development of this system involves the assumption of three important visions with the help of which the possible framework and acceptance of the students has been surveyed. These visions are based on the students’ real time application in the university. Once these visions are materialized, they are incorporated in the existing e-learning systems with the hardware support of ambient technologies as a part of system optimization. A survey was conducted based on students’ acceptance of these technologies, depicting a positive response to this development, and results portray that the ideology will eventually increase the effectiveness of the learning process. Technological support for the proposed design is already available at present. However the results from the survey could be taken into account for the further development of the proposed system. Using the user comments and feedbacks, high priority requirements are designed and developed into application for ambient learning.