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An NFC based context-aware solution for access to bibliographic sources in university environments


The advance of mobile and wireless technologies in recent years is permitting the development of new and more complex context-aware and pervasive systems. These applications cover a wide spectrum of problems, sectors, scenarios, and environments that aim to build smart environments, such as educative innovation. In this paper we present a proposal for a pervasive system providing students the access to bibliographic sources recommended by teachers on the subjects or courses on which the students are enrolled. In order to define the educational contents of a subject or course the IMS Learning Design standard has been used. Finally, we describe the use of NFC (Near Field Communication) for the development of the proposed pervasive system, showing the usefulness of the proposal and user acceptance.