AthenaCloud: A Cloud-based Platform for Multi-device Educational Software Generation

Raquel Vásquez-Ramírez1, Maritza Bustos-Lopez1, Giner Alor-Hernández1, Cuauhtémoc Sanchez-Ramírez1 and Jorge Luis García-Alcaraz2

  1. Division of Research and Postgraduate Studies, Instituto Tecnológico de Orizaba
    Avenida Oriente 9 No. 852 Col. Emiliano Zapata, Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico, Orizaba
    {vz.rmz.raquel, maritbustos}@gmail.com, {galor, csanchez}@itorizaba.edu.mx
  2. Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez
    Avenida del Charro, No. 450 Norte Colonia Partido Romero, Código Postal 32310 Ciudad, Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico
    jorge.garcia@uacj.mx

Abstract

Nowadays, information technologies play an important role in education. In education, mobile and TV applications can be considered a support tool in the teaching - learning process, however, relevant and appropriate mobile and TV applications are not always available; teachers can only judge applications by reviews or anecdotes instead of testing them. These reasons lead to the needs and benefits for creating one’s own mobile application for teaching and learning. In this work, we present a cloud-based platform for multi-device educational software generation (smartphones, tablets, Web, Android-based TV boxes, and smart TV devices) called AthenaCloud. It is important to mention that an open cloud-based platform allows teachers to create their own multi-device software by using a personal computer with Internet access. The goal of this platform is to provide a software tool to help educators upload their electronic contents – or use existing contents in an open repository – and package them in the desired setup file for one of the supported devices and operating systems.

Key words

education, multi-device software, cloud-based platform, software generation

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.2298/CSIS160807037V

Publication information

Volume 13, Issue 3 (November 2016)
Special issue on Trends in Software Technologies
Year of Publication: 2016
ISSN: 1820-0214 (Print) 2406-1018 (Online)
Publisher: ComSIS Consortium

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Vásquez-Ramírez, R., Bustos-Lopez, M., Alor-Hernández, G., Sanchez-Ramírez, C., García-Alcaraz, J. L.: AthenaCloud: A Cloud-based Platform for Multi-device Educational Software Generation. Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 13, No. 3, 957–981. (2016)