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

Raquel Vásquez-Ramírez, Maritza Bustos-Lopez, Giner Alor-Hernández, Cuauhtémoc Sanchez-Ramírez, Jorge Luis García-Alcaraz

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.