Cloud-Based Semantic Service-Oriented Content Provisioning Architecture for Mobile Learning
Exploiting mobile technologies for educational purposes has promises of realizing ubiquitous, unobtrusive, personal and situated learning. The advent of cloud computing has meant that all the information on web, and proprietary sources of information are available instantly. But mobile learning is non-trivial due to the challenges in the process of designing, communicating and presenting traditional e-learning resources to mobile learners. In this paper, the authors propose a generic semantics-based service-oriented infrastructure and show how semantic technologies, when used together with a cloud-based SOA, can provide mobile users with a fresh learning experience. The proposed architecture comprises a knowledge aggregation subsystem and querying subsystems that are loosely coupled, and hence enables rapid deployment across domains with suitable domain ontologies.