Publication Details

Sun, G. & Shen, J. (2014). Collaborative learning through TaaS: a mobile system for courses over the cloud. 2014 IEEE 14th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 2014) (pp. 278-280). United States: IEEE.


As mobile cloud-based learning gain wide acceptance, learners engaged in online courses have more opportunities to participate in virtual teams. In this paper we present a new system, Teamwork as a Service (TaaS), which is service-oriented and emphasizes on building a smart collaborative learning context in conjunction with cloudhosting learning management systems (LMSs). Each of the five services of TaaS aims to organize a certain type of refined learning activities, so as to join together to facilitate the whole collaborative learning process. The implementation details of TaaS are demonstrated, and some typical user interfaces (UIs) are illustrated about how TaaS works in real environments.



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