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Student Number 975904607
Author Bui Quang(pn)
Author's Email Address buiquanghao@gmail.com
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Department Computer Science and Information Engineering
Year 2009
Semester 2
Degree Master
Type of Document Master's Thesis
Language English
Title Integrating multiple learning resources by using mobile phones to augment paper-based learning
Date of Defense 2010-07-05
Page Count 59
Keyword
  • human-computer interaction
  • hypertext documents
  • hypertextual system
  • mobile computing
  • mobile learning
  • paper textbook
  • paper-based learning
  • phone-and-paper interface
  • Abstract A number of researches have been performed to integrate paper and digital documents to support an integrative learning environment. However, most of them did not address the issue that learners are difficult to navigate through different resources while still engaging with the primary flow of the learning process. The goal of this thesis is to develop a system called DroidLearn to augment paper-textbook with mobile phone and integrate multiple learning resources into a hypertextual system. As a hypertextual system, DroidLearn enables learners to anchor on a document and refer to, collect, manage and organize information from different hypertext documents. A phone-and-paper interface was designed to bridge the gap between learners, paper textbooks and mobile phones and to offer a good user experience of interacting with multiple documents. To assess the effect of the system, we conducted a user evaluation study. The results of this study provide evidence that DroidLearn significantly enhances learning performance as well as user satisfaction.
    Table of Content Chapter 1. Introduction ................................................................................................... - 1 -
    1.1. Background .................................................................................................................... - 1 -
    1.1.1. Mobile phones serve as a useful learning tools ....................................................... - 1 -
    1.1.2. Paper-based learning and environment factor ........................................................ - 1 -
    1.1.3. Collaborative learning ............................................................................................. - 2 -
    1.1.4. Learning from Hypertext Documents ...................................................................... - 3 -
    1.2. Motivation ...................................................................................................................... - 4 -
    1.3. Scope of this Thesis ........................................................................................................ - 5 -
    1.4. Organization of this Thesis .............................................................................................. - 7 -
    Chapter 2. Related Work ................................................................................................. - 8 -
    2.1. The use of Electronic documents and Mobile devices in Reading .................................... - 8 -
    2.2. The incorporation of computing device with paper ....................................................... - 10 -
    2.2.1. Page Identification and Location Tracking ............................................................. - 10 -
    2.2.2. Paper-based Linking .............................................................................................. - 12 -
    2.3. Mobile phones applications to offer online supports ................................................... - 14 -
    2.4. Using Hypertext Documents ......................................................................................... - 15 -
    Chapter 3. The Googles Android Platform .................................................................. - 17 -
    3.1. Overview ...................................................................................................................... - 17 -
    3.2. Activity Lifecycle ........................................................................................................... - 18 -
    3.3. User Interface ............................................................................................................... - 23 -
    3.3.1. View Hierarchy ...................................................................................................... - 24 -
    3.3.2. Layout ................................................................................................................... - 25 -
    3.3.3. Widgets ................................................................................................................ - 26 -
    3.3.4. UI Events............................................................................................................... - 26 -
    3.3.5. Menus .................................................................................................................. - 27 -
    3.3.6. Adapters ............................................................................................................... - 27 -
    3.3.7. Styles and Themes ................................................................................................ - 28 -
    Chapter 4. System Design and Implementation ............................................................ - 29 -
    4.1. System Architecture ..................................................................................................... - 29 -
    4.1.1. Passage Capture Module ....................................................................................... - 30 -
    4.1.2. Page Location Module ........................................................................................... - 31 -
    4.1.3. Flow Controller and Online Material Viewers ........................................................ - 32 -
    4.1.4. User Interface ....................................................................................................... - 33 -
    4.1.5. System Database................................................................................................... - 33 -
    4.1.6. Sharing and Notification Module ........................................................................... - 33 -
    4.1.7. Web-based learning materials ............................................................................... - 34 -
    4.2. Implementation ............................................................................................................ - 35 -
    4.2.1. Linking between paper-textbook and mobile phone.............................................. - 35 -
    4.2.2. Navigating between learning resources on Touch screen mobile ........................... - 36 -
    Chapter 5. User Study Evaluation and Results............................................................. - 39 -
    5.1. Course Materials .......................................................................................................... - 39 -
    5.2. Task .............................................................................................................................. - 39 -
    5.3. Results .......................................................................................................................... - 41 -
    Chapter 6. Summary and Conclusion ........................................................................... - 43 -
    References ...................................................................................................................... - 45 -
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