A case review on the implementation of Intelligent Tutoring Systems on mobile devices

Yuan Zhuang, Lam For Kwok, Simon K.S. Cheung

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An Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) is characterized by its provision of customized and immediate instructions to students. This paper reviews the development of a Sudoku ITS on mobile devices, with a focus on the technical challenges and students' experience. It is revealed that, although mobile devices offer the flexibility of learning anywhere and anytime, the small display and limited processing power and storage pose the challenges on algorithm design and user interface design. To address these challenges, a thin client with a neat user interface, connecting to an external database is used. The Sudoku ITS has received positive feedback from students. The customized and immediate instructions could effectively help students acquire skills and develop strategies in puzzle solving. It is suggested to make adjustments on the threshold of auto-instruction to cope with the needs of experienced players.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHybrid Learning and Continuing Education - 6th International Conference, ICHL 2013, Proceedings
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event6th International Conference on Hybrid Learning, ICHL 2013 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: 12 Aug 201314 Aug 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8038 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference6th International Conference on Hybrid Learning, ICHL 2013
CityToronto, ON


  • Intelligent tutoring system
  • Mobile learning
  • Sudoku


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