Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 78, Issue 3, pp 3087–3106 | Cite as

Multimedia based IoT-centric smart framework for eLearning paradigm

  • Muhammad Munwar Iqbal
  • Muhammad Farhan
  • Sohail JabbarEmail author
  • Yasir Saleem
  • Shehzad Khalid


Multimedia content boosts the learning trends. This paper is aimed to presents an electronic learning system based on Internet of Things (IoT) for the synchronous and asynchronous communications. The infrastructure of IoT provides the adaptable, scalable and open access for the eLearning paradigm. The multimedia-based IoT-centric environment is suitable to enhance the effectiveness of the delivery of learning contents. Students can take full advantage of 7As of IoT, which provides the opportunity to the students that they can access everything on the internet at any time and place. It creates a flexible eLearning paradigm for the teachers and students. The proposed eLearning modeluses sensors to detect the student location, temperature, and mobile camera to identify the student activeness in thelearning environment. Virtual campuses are controlled from a centralized location that may be called the head office. The MAQAS framework provides the solutions to the problems and analyzes the results for the efficient and connected eLearning paradigm. The MAQAS system is used to answer student’s queries, which are responded to automatically by agent-based question answering system. The results show that the students’ participation towards learning and teacher’s pedagogy are more efficient in synchronous and asynchronous modes. Performance evaluated by comparison to the existing question answering Live QA Trak, Quora Yoda QA Live and AskMSR-QA with MAQAS.


Multimedia-centric Internet of Thing (mm-IoT) FUNF Question answering Multimedia contents eLearning Multimedia-aware IoT system Sensors 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Engineering and TechnologyTaxilaPakistan
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of Engineering and TechnologyLahorePakistan
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceCOMSATS Institute of Information TechnologySahiwalPakistan
  4. 4.Department of Computer ScienceNational Textile UniversityFaisalabadPakistan
  5. 5.Department of Computer EngineeringBahria UniversityIslamabadPakistan

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