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Title: Exploring bluetooth beacon use cases in teaching and learning : increasing the sustainability of physical learning spaces
Authors: Griffiths, S 
Wong, MS 
Kwok, CYT 
Kam, R 
Lam, SC 
Yang, L 
Yip, TL 
Heo, J
Chan, BSB
Xiong, G 
Lu, K 
Keywords: Bluetooth beacon
Location-based service
Smart campus
Teaching and learning
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)
Source: Sustainability, 2019, v. 11, no. 15, 4005 How to cite?
Journal: Sustainability 
Abstract: Considering the surge in e-learning growth over the last decade and the proliferation of mobile devices in the Bring Your Own Device generation, this paper reviews selected use cases of Bluetooth beacons in educational situations. We review the contribution of Bluetooth beacons to a mixed pedagogy that uses digital and physical learning spaces, and we discuss the pilot deployment of Bluetooth beacons at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, to enhance physical learning spaces. Our work represents one of the first deployments of Bluetooth beacons in a university teaching and learning capacity and provides a starting point for others attempting to utilise beacon-enabled location-based services to enhance learner experiences. The widespread adoption of beacon technology in educational institutions has not yet occurred, and the most common usage of beacon transmitters and systems in education is for attendance-taking and dissemination of teaching material. Mobile applications are constantly being developed to utilise the location-based services provided by beacons to enhance student learning and effectiveness. This paper also discusses the sustainability benefits of beacon systems, especially in the contexts of smart campus and smart city development.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/81559
EISSN: 2071-1050
DOI: 10.3390/su11154005
Rights: © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
The following publication Griffiths S, Wong MS, Kwok CYT, Kam R, Lam SC, Yang L, Yip TL, Heo J, Chan BSB, Xiong G, Lu K. Exploring Bluetooth Beacon Use Cases in Teaching and Learning: Increasing the Sustainability of Physical Learning Spaces. Sustainability. 2019; 11(15):4005, is available at https://doi.org/10.3390/su11154005
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