Authoring Environment for Casual Users to Steer the Personalized Delivery of Learning Activities in a Mobile 2.0 Environment (TAKEN)

Type of Thesis: 
Master Thesis

This thesis work is in the context of the TICKLE project, which is about the development of adaptive persuasive ICT tools to tackle school burnout among youngsters in Brussels. For this the program will investigate opportunities and benefits of the use of so-called persuasive technologies combined with social media and mobile technologies offered by devices such as smartphones and tablets. 

Alongside research on opportunities and benefits of using Web 2.0 and Mobile 2.0 for dealing with the problem of school burnout, the program aims for the development and evaluation of a toolkit of adaptive mobile tools useful for increasing the study motivation and learning activity of youngsters.

The toolkit will be composed of tools that can be used to foster engagement, intrinsic motivation, and attitude change towards learning.

In order to allow teachers, learning coaches and social workers to compose personalized training programs an easy to use authoring environment should be designed, developed and evaluated, which is the purpose of this thesis proposal.

 

For more information contact Prof. Dr. Olga De Troyer

Background Knowledge: 

- Good knowledge of user interface design and usability studies.

- Knowledge of web application development (e.g., HTML 5) is an advantage

 

Technical challenges: 

Developing a tool for non-IT schooled people. Usability is very important.

 

Academic Year: 
2016-2017