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Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Year: 2019 | Volume: 14 | Issue: 1 SI | Page No.: 3974-3978
DOI: 10.36478/jeasci.2019.3974.3978  
Location Based Service Technology for Lifelong Learning Information Service
Young-Sun Kwon and Ki-Hwan Ryu
Abstract: This study aims to provide information on lifelong learning by developing a Location Based Service (LBS) algorithm which allows adult learners to find and learn conveniently at the closest lifelong learning centers. These centers offer lifelong learning opportunities to prepare local residents for rapidly changing knowledge and information society and operate region-specific programs to contribute to the development of local communities. In 2015, the Korean Educational Development Institute (KEDI) revealed barriers to the lifelong learning of adult learners including lack of time, limited number of nearby learning centers and insufficient information on lifelong education programs. In particular, lack of time is the common reason that prevents adult learners of all genders and age groups from participating in the programs and makes them withdraw from the programs. To help them overcome such obstacles and encourage their participation in lifelong learning education, we introduced a mobile LBS application that enables adult learners search programs they want and find the closest lifelong learning centers, thus, shortening the travelling distance and helping them manage idle time. Furthermore, through this application, learners can establish learning plans and manage their achievements on their own to motivate themselves to take part in the lifelong learning and they can also accumulate and manage their learning experiences. Based on such accumulated data, learning programs and consultation services tailored to the life cycle of each learner can be designed and provided.
How to cite this article:
Young-Sun Kwon and Ki-Hwan Ryu, 2019. Location Based Service Technology for Lifelong Learning Information Service. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 14: 3974-3978.
DOI: 10.36478/jeasci.2019.3974.3978