Systems Integration Challenges for Supporting Cross Context Collaborative Pedagogical Scenarios

  • Dan Kohen-Vacs
  • Arianit Kurti
  • Marcelo Milrad
  • Miky Ronen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7493)


This paper discusses the potential and challenges of integrating collaborative and mobile technologies in order to support a wide variety of learning activities across contexts. We present and illustrate two examples of such integrations aiming to expand the functionalities of an existing CSCL environment by introducing mobile technologies. Our goal is to enable the design and enactment of pedagogical scenarios that include asynchronous learning, outdoor collaborative activities and tasks performed in class using personal response systems. These examples are used to identify and analyze different challenges related to software systems integration issues. The outcome of these efforts is a proposed cross context systems integration model that can serve as the basis for future work that leads towards the integration of additional mobile applications designed and implemented to support novel collaborative learning scenarios.


systems integration pedagogical scripts learning across contexts 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dan Kohen-Vacs
    • 1
    • 2
  • Arianit Kurti
    • 2
  • Marcelo Milrad
    • 2
  • Miky Ronen
    • 1
  1. 1.Holon Institute of TechnologyIsrael
  2. 2.CeLeKT, LinnaeusUniversitySweden

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