WWW-based Ubiquitous Environment for e-Learning and High-Performance Computing


The Task Management e-Learning Environment

The area of our investigations is focused on systems supporting management of exercises and tests requiring not only numerical answers but also mathematical expressions or formulas. Examples of these subjects can be problems from math, physics, chemistry, etc. Analysis of these tools shows that they have some limitations in using because of supporting mainly numerical answers. The Distance Learning task management architecture consists of three parts: Teacher/Student Workplaces as and Exercise Server.



The Teacher and Student Workplaces are clients. The Exercise Server is an application and collection of databases for storing and managing a variety of problems, tests and exercises. It includes also a set of service functions supporting problem preparation process, submission and verification of answer correctness. The main research activities will be in developing a set of advanced Mobile Networked Service devices (MSN-devices) for different purposes based on Video-on-Demand and Distance Learning Task Management principles. They will be designed by enhancing of the standard mobile devices like PDA, WILLCOM, etc. We are considering the client part as an ubiquitous multimedia calculator in order to support task solution process for problems from math, physics, chemistry, etc. Special attention will be paid to the security issues. The area of our investigations is focused on systems supporting management of exercises and tests requiring not only numerical answers but also mathematical expressions or formulas.



The originality of the proposed research is in developing the special visual tool to input and verify arithmetic/logical expressions, as well as special user-oriented interface using multimedia icons and high-level program keyboards. As a result of this project a set of courses will be developed based on this public server.
                       Designed by Dmitry Vazhenin              
                      
Active Knowledge Engineering Laboratory
                       2009-2011