Teacher facilitation support in ubiquitous learning environments

Alex Mottus, Kinshuk, Nian Shing Chen, Sabine Graf, Uthman Alturki, Ahmed Aldraiweesh

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Teacher support for students in ubiquitous learning environments is challenging owing to physical distance and a lack of reliable real-time multimedia-rich communication. This is further complicated because the learning process is dynamic and problems need quick resolution. Given these challenges, this study proposes an architecture for a teacher facilitation support system. The system was implemented in the form of an interactive teacher dashboard. The interface also generates possible solutions to learning challenges while leaving the ultimate decision up to the teacher. The system feasibility was tested by work-through scenarios designed and validated by two experts. The system usability was evaluated using the System Usability Scale by 40 potential users. The findings revealed that the dashboard has good feasibility and usability for providing teachers relevant information about their students’ learning progress in ubiquitous learning environments. It also enabled opportunity for pedagogical intervention when needed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549-570
Number of pages22
JournalTechnology, Pedagogy and Education
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct. 2018


  • Interactive learning environments
  • architectures for educational technology systems
  • evaluation methodologies
  • human–computer interface
  • pedagogical issues


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