From e-Knowledge Sharing to m-Knowledge Sharing: A Theoretical Framework

  • Sze-wing Leung
  • Janny C. C. Ng
  • Tyrone K. Y. Chan
  • Patrick C. K. Hung
  • Hades C. F. Tam
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 407)


The adoption of mobile devices has been rapidly increasing in recent years. Therefore, researchers have been exploring the possibilities of using various types of mobile technologies such as Location-based Services (LBS) to facilitate learning and knowledge sharing. There is an enormous amount of studies concern about those technologies individually, but there is no or very few of them aims to integrate them to establish a comprehensive mobile learning or sharing system. In this study, Centre for Cyber Learning of HKU SPACE proposed an theoretical framework that facilitates the integration of an existing e-learning system and mobile technologies. This paper also reviews several mobile technologies and applications that shed light on the proposed framework, specifies the architecture and components, introduces the new features, as well as discusses how the proposed features could enhance learning experience.


e-learning location-based service knowledge sharing mobile learning iOS Android 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sze-wing Leung
    • 1
  • Janny C. C. Ng
    • 1
  • Tyrone K. Y. Chan
    • 1
  • Patrick C. K. Hung
    • 1
  • Hades C. F. Tam
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Cyber LearningThe University of Hong Kong, School of Professional and Continuing EducationHong Kong SARChina

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