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Satellite-based delivery of educational content to geographically isolated communities: A service based approach

Serif, T, Ghinea, G, Stergioulas, L, Chen, SY, Tiropanis, T and Tsekeridou, S (2009) Satellite-based delivery of educational content to geographically isolated communities: A service based approach Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 13 (3). pp. 229-241.

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Abstract

Enabling learning for members of geographically isolated communities presents benefits in terms of promoting regional development and cost savings for governments and companies. However, notwithstanding recent advances in e-Learning, from both technological and pedagogical perspectives, there are very few, if any, recognised methodologies for user-led design of satellite-based e-learning infrastructures. In this paper, we present a methodology for designing a satellite and wireless based network infrastructure and learning services to support distance learning for such isolated communities. This methodology entails (a) the involvement of community members in the development of targeted learning services from an early stage, and (b) a service-oriented approach to learning solution deployment. Results show, that, while the technological premises of distance learning can be accommodated by hybrid satellite/wireless infrastructures, this has to be complemented with (a) high-quality audio-visual educational material, and (b) the opportunity for community members to interact with other community members either as groups (common-room oriented scenarios) or individuals (home-based scenarios), thus providing an impetus for learner engagement in both formal and informal activities. © pringer-Verlag London Limited 2007.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Serif, TUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ghinea, GUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Stergioulas, Ll.stergioulas@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Chen, SYUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Tiropanis, TUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Tsekeridou, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 13 February 2009
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1007/s00779-007-0185-9
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:30
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 14:36
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/820103

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