Supporting mobile connectivity: from learning scenarios to multi-channel devices

Jose Rouillard, Yvan Peter, Jean Claude Tarby, Thomas Vantroys, Vincent Chevrin
2008 International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning  
The introduction of distance learning does not only bring a wider audience, but also much more diversity among the learners: first, because it can be integrated more easily into a Life-long Learning strategy; secondly, because the learners are not restricted to a single area and thus learners from different countries and with different cultures follow the curriculum. We have observed this in various DL diplomas in which we participate. In this article, we will shed some light on the
more » ... on the difficulties and challenges arising from these multicultural settings. Based on our research work, we would like to insist on two particular points which are the necessity to adapt the pedagogical settings (e.g. pedagogical scenarios) according to the learners' behaviour to overcome unforeseen problems due to cultural differences and the importance of considering mobile technologies to overcome limited access to the technology in developing countries and to ensure continuous interaction among learners and with tutors. Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Rouillard, J., Peter, Y., Tarby, J-C., Vantroys, T. and Chevrin, V. (2008) 'Supporting mobile connectivity: from learning scenarios to multi-channel devices', Int. J. He is interested in HCI plasticity, multi-modality and multi-channel interfaces. He has written more than 60 papers and is now engaged in research on mobility and pervasive/ubiquitous computing. Vincent Chevrin is Computer Science PhD from the University of Lille in France. His PhD has largely focused on multi channels aspects in the context of communications and transactions between organisations and users in the e-Commerce area. Currently, he is an Engineer of application and works in the field of marketing. He also continues to work on some challenges close to the multi-channel and pervasive applications issues.
doi:10.1504/ijceell.2008.019641 fatcat:iwy72selrndjhgr4nsc7jkbuvu