Design and management of context-awareness and adaptation

This part should link the pedagogical or didactical approaches, learners, teachers, HCI, software architecture, physical features and so on. Context-awareness could turn about four questions: 1) capture of the contextual variables; 2) normalisation and exchanges of them, perhaps through shared models based on ontology; 3) dedicated software architectures for managing dynamic contexts and/or context-as-construct; 4) finally better formalisms for managing adaptation of services according to learner needs and its current context.

Course 1:  Context-awareness: modelling and management (A. Bouzeghoub, C. Lecocq, S. Garlatti, Institut Telecom)

Mobile learning is not just about learning using lightweight devices, but learning across context and is best viewed as mediating tools in the learning process. Some issues are as follows: combination of formal (at school) and informal (outdoor, at home, at workplace etc.) learning, integration of mobile devices in broader educational scenarios, combination of collaborative, mobile learning and inquiring learning, context-as-construct and seamless learning across different contexts. According to these issues, modelling and management of context-awareness is crucial. Context features can include scenario, user, network, device, temporal, location, etc. features. Management

Course 2: Context-awareness  and dynamic adaptation: model implementation (Pierre-André Caron, TRIGONE - Lille, A. Bouzeghoub, C. Lecocq, S. Garlatti, Institut Telecom)

In the eLearning domain, model driven design of a pedagogical scenario is based on elaborating a model allowing the expression of it. In order to best fit teacher's needs, the pedagogical scenario should be modelled by taking into account on the one hand the constraints of their institutional contexts and on the other hand a specific technological context. For stage with these activities, it is possible to design and implement an assistant for the modelling of contextualized and adaptive pedagogical scenario which is based on the MDE and ontological engineering for the modelling of the contextual aspects.

Case Studies 1

According to an example (TP Maple or others), we demonstrate how to merge Ontology Engineering and Model Driven Engineering to adapt a learning system to various contexts. We will show: i) how to applyinfluences of the institutional, social and teaching context- modelled with ontologies- when modelling the learning system according Model Driven approach;how to build a device in various technological contexts (construction on different learning platforms).

Case Studies 1

According to a particular scenario, we present an example of context-aware and adaptive search engine for mobile devices. A context model and its related sub-models are analyzed and represented by ontologies. The latter enable us to describe just in time learning contents used by the business partner of in P-LearNet project. (Pierre-André Caron, TRIGONE - Lille, A. Bouzeghoub, C. Lecocq, S. Garlatti, Institut Telecom)


The role of network component in a context-aware Architecture, Alain Ottavi, Orange Labs