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Facilitating collaborative learning in TaaS: a mobile cloud system for enhancing teamwork performance

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Abstract


  • Mobile cloud-based learning is a novel trend that

    brings many advantages to distributed learners to achieve

    collaborative learning, but it still lacks of mechanisms to enhance

    their teamwork performances. To make up that shortcoming,

    combining the features of cloud environment, we have identified

    a learning flow, a specification of workflow, based on Kolb team

    learning experience. This novel learning flow can be executed by

    our newly designed system, Teamwork as a Service (TaaS), in

    conjunction with cloud-hosting learning management systems,

    following which learners benefit from functions given by cloudbased

    services, separately for organizing cloud jigsaw classroom,

    planning and publishing tasks, rational task allocation and

    mutual supervision. We introduce a genetic algorithm method for

    grouping learners into appropriate teams, for two different

    scenarios of expectations for forming teams. Experimental results

    prove that our approach is workable to facilitate teamwork,

    while learners’ capabilities and preferences are being taken into

    consideration.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Sun, G. & Shen, J. (2013). Facilitating collaborative learning in TaaS: a mobile cloud system for enhancing teamwork performance. IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (pp. 681-686). IEEE Xplore: IEEE SMC.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84893629717

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2341&context=eispapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/1332

Has Global Citation Frequency


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  • 681

End Page


  • 686

Place Of Publication


  • IEEE Xplore

Abstract


  • Mobile cloud-based learning is a novel trend that

    brings many advantages to distributed learners to achieve

    collaborative learning, but it still lacks of mechanisms to enhance

    their teamwork performances. To make up that shortcoming,

    combining the features of cloud environment, we have identified

    a learning flow, a specification of workflow, based on Kolb team

    learning experience. This novel learning flow can be executed by

    our newly designed system, Teamwork as a Service (TaaS), in

    conjunction with cloud-hosting learning management systems,

    following which learners benefit from functions given by cloudbased

    services, separately for organizing cloud jigsaw classroom,

    planning and publishing tasks, rational task allocation and

    mutual supervision. We introduce a genetic algorithm method for

    grouping learners into appropriate teams, for two different

    scenarios of expectations for forming teams. Experimental results

    prove that our approach is workable to facilitate teamwork,

    while learners’ capabilities and preferences are being taken into

    consideration.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Sun, G. & Shen, J. (2013). Facilitating collaborative learning in TaaS: a mobile cloud system for enhancing teamwork performance. IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (pp. 681-686). IEEE Xplore: IEEE SMC.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84893629717

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2341&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/1332

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 681

End Page


  • 686

Place Of Publication


  • IEEE Xplore