Research on Open University Online Courses Learning Support Service (OCLSS) from the Perspective of Ubiquitous Learning

  • Xianyue Wu
  • Yi QiuEmail author
  • Youru Xie
  • Huiyan Zhang
  • Lihong Wu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10309)


Along with the gradual promotion of information education, the emerging information technology provides a broad and innovative platform for online learning services of Open University, and significantly advances the integration of the ideas of Ubiquitous learning (U-Learning) and blended learning. This research, based on the online courses of Open University, established a system of evaluation index for learning support services. Based upon the twenty-two online courses of the Open University of Guangdong (OUGD), an evaluation and analysis was conducted to explore the status quo and problem of the learning support services in these open universities. On this basis, combining with relevant research and empirical surveys this research found that the learning support services were moving along the trend towards personalization, ubiquitous and intelligence, which might provide a useful reference to the diverse development and innovative application of OCLSS in our country.


Online courses Learning support service Ubiquitous learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xianyue Wu
    • 1
  • Yi Qiu
    • 2
    Email author
  • Youru Xie
    • 2
  • Huiyan Zhang
    • 2
  • Lihong Wu
    • 2
  1. 1.The Open University of GuangdongGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.South China Normal UniversityGuangzhouChina

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