By integrating the PBL model with book resources in libraries, this study identifies the advantages of libraries in supporting e-Learning. This study supports problem-based learning (PBL) in library using a novel intelligent mobile location-aware book recommendation system (IMLBRS) with map-based guidance. Experimental results reveal the learning performance during PBL supported by the proposed IMLBRS for book searches is superior to Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) system. Furthermore, this study confirm that the proposed system facilitates better learning performance for learners with the field-dependent learning style than for learners with the field-independent learning style.
Adv. in Neural Network Research & Appli., LNEE 67, 853–860