Using iBeacon Technology for Active Aging Learning

  • Tak-Lam WongEmail author
  • Haoran Xie
  • Di Zou
  • Fu Lee Wang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10108)


Participation in educational activities is found to be helpful to lead to successful aging. We have developed a framework for enhancing learning for older learners using iBeacon technology. Personalized and location-aware learning applications can be designed to improve the learning experience of older learners. A learning analytics engine is designed in our framework for better understanding the learners’ learning progress and status. Immediate intervention by the instructors can then be conducted based on their learning pace and level of ability. We presented a case of language learning of older learners as a proof of concept.


Location-aware Context-aware iBeacon Active aging 



The work described in this paper was supported by a grant from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (Project No. UGC/IDS11/15).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tak-Lam Wong
    • 1
    Email author
  • Haoran Xie
    • 1
  • Di Zou
    • 2
  • Fu Lee Wang
    • 3
  1. 1.The Education University of Hong KongTai PoHong Kong
  2. 2.The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityKowloonHong Kong
  3. 3.Caritas Institute of Higher EducationTseung Kwan OHong Kong

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