—E-learning and distance learning are all forms of
learning that take place outside of a traditional learning
environment and can be alternatives for learners who are not
able to study in a traditional environment for various reasons.
With advancement in technologies and increased use of smart
phone, mobile learning has gained popularity as another form
of learning and has enabled learners to learn anywhere and
anytime. Ubiquitous learning takes mobile learning to another
level by providing contents that are context and location aware.
There is therefore the need to provide mobile devices with the
right learning contents for the right users. The right learning
contents should be adaptive to the learner’s location, as well as
learning style and device etc. To be able to implement the
learning, learning management systems play the important role
in creating, managing, and delivering the learning contents. In
this paper, a location-based Learning Management System for
adaptive and personalized mobile learning is presented. The
systems makes use of 5R Adaptation Framework for Location
based Mobile learning, the location-based dynamic grouping
algorithm, and concepts of the IMS Learning Design model to
produce a location-based adaptive mobile learning setting.
—Adaptive and personalized learning, location
and context awareness, learning management system, mobile
The authors are with the School of Computing and Information Systems,
Athabasca University, Athabasca, AB T9S 3A3 Canada (e-mail:
Cite:Frederick Ako-Nai and Qing Tan, "Location-Based Learning Management System for Adaptive Mobile Learning," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 529-535, 2013.