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Exploring Bluetooth Beacon Use Cases in Teaching and Learning: Increasing the Sustainability of Physical Learning Spaces

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Department of Land Surveying and Geo-informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
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eLearning Development and Support Section, Educational Development Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
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School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
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Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
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School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul 03722, Korea
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Department of Religion and Philosophy, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China
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Sustainability 2019, 11(15), 4005; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11154005
Received: 9 June 2019 / Revised: 16 July 2019 / Accepted: 19 July 2019 / Published: 24 July 2019
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. View Full-Text
Keywords: bluetooth beacon; location-based service; smart campus; teaching and learning bluetooth beacon; location-based service; smart campus; teaching and learning
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Griffiths, S.; Wong, M.S.; Kwok, C.Y.T.; Kam, R.; Lam, S.C.; Yang, L.; Yip, T.L.; Heo, J.; Chan, B.S.B.; Xiong, G.; Lu, K. Exploring Bluetooth Beacon Use Cases in Teaching and Learning: Increasing the Sustainability of Physical Learning Spaces. Sustainability 2019, 11, 4005. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11154005

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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. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11154005

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Griffiths, Sion, Man S. Wong, Coco Y.T. Kwok, Roy Kam, Simon C. Lam, Lin Yang, Tsz L. Yip, Joon Heo, Benedict S.B. Chan, Guanjing Xiong, and Keru Lu. 2019. "Exploring Bluetooth Beacon Use Cases in Teaching and Learning: Increasing the Sustainability of Physical Learning Spaces" Sustainability 11, no. 15: 4005. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11154005

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