An Application Framework for Smart Education System Based on Mobile and Cloud Systems

Kenichi ARAI
Hiroyuki SATO
Atsushi KANAI

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E100-D    No.10    pp.2399-2410
Publication Date: 2017/10/01
Publicized: 2017/07/21
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2016OFP0001
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Advanced Log Processing and Office Information Systems)
application framework,  smart education,  mobile and cloud systems,  service-oriented architecture,  Model-View-Controller,  

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Smart education environment, that is a learning environment utilizing the Information Communication Technology (ICT), has attracted a great deal of attention. In order to expand this environment, we need a system that can establish the learning environment armed cloud systems to reduce a significant strain on teaching staff. The important issue for such system is extensibility because the system should be adapted to many kinds of original digital learning material with minimum modification. Therefore, this paper proposes “An Application Framework for Smart Education System: SES Framework”. In this Smart Education System, multi-aspect information concerning to a technical term embedded in the original digital learning material can be retrieved from different social media automatically. They can be also displayed on multi-screen devices according to user's operation. It is implemented based on “Transforming Model” which enables the migration of the original digital learning material to the smart education environment. It also has an easy operation flow for trainees named “three-step selection flow”. SES Framework derived from Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern is based on the system architecture that enables triple mashup against the original digital learning material, external social media, and screen devices in front of users. All these functionalities have been implemented on cloud systems. We show SES Framework through the implementation example. We also demonstrate the effectiveness of SES Framework by indicating the system modification case study.