Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, IEEE International Conference on (2004)
Mar. 14, 2004 to Mar. 17, 2004
Chad Peiper , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ellick Chan , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Roy Campbell , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jim Bresler , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jalal Al-Muhtad , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
In this paper we introduce a system called e-Fuzion based on using computing devices, such as Tablet PCs, that empower students and teachers with better technologies for educational interaction. We propose an e-Fuzion integration with ubiquitous computer environments of smart devices and active spaces using a system called Gaia. At present, e-Fuzion facilitates electronic communication in a seamless, integrated classroom, giving students additional ways to interact with faculty and each other. e-Fuzion encourages students to participate actively even in large scale class settings. By integrating e-Fuzion into an active space, we enhance the effectiveness of the existing system by taking advantage of the ubiquitous nature of smart devices and their unique communication capabilities. The end result is that students are able to interact, record data and share ideas more quickly than in the traditional classroom.
J. Bresler, E. Chan, C. Peiper, R. Campbell and J. Al-Muhtad, "Expanding Education through Active Space Collaboration," Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, IEEE International Conference on(PERCOMW), Orlando, Florida, 2004, pp. 236.