Application of Requirement Engineering and Agent Oriented Software Engineering Modelling techniques for Mobile Device Technologies Integration in Learning Establishments

Motunrayo O Remy Olasoji

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Mobile devices have been around for over a decade. Yet, their expected potential to effect learning transformation is largely unfulfilled. Evaluating and quantifying benefits, either through achievement of learning objectives or enhancement of the process remains problematic as rapid changes in development and manufacture continue to present additional challenges. Most trials typically employ use case approach, evidencing benefits through experience. In this paper, application of Computing / Software Engineering disciplines such as Requirement Engineering (RE) and Agent Oriented Software Engineering (AOSE) are proposed. RE techniques have been found useful for analysing systems to aid goals and requirements specification. Used in conjunction with methodologies designed for AOSE and agent-based systems with complex human interactions, goals and specifications can be more easily aligned with a learning establishment’s overarching mission / goals. The use of these techniques for Mobile Learning (ML) will be illustrated in this paper with a case study in a bottom-up approach. Alignment with teaching and learning strategies as well as institutional goals, policies and strategies are considered essential for successful integration of Mobile Device Technologies (MDTs) in learning and effective ML implementations. This paper will present example goal models for sustainable ML in learning establishments.

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