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weSPOT: A personal and social approach to inquiry-based learning

Mikroyannidis, Alexander; Okada, Alexandra; Scott, Peter; Rusman, Ellen; Specht, Marcus; Stefanov, Krassen; Boytchev, Pavel; Protopsaltis, Aristidis; Held, Paul; Hetzner, Sonia; Kikis-Papadakis, Kathy and Chaimala, Foteini (2013). weSPOT: A personal and social approach to inquiry-based learning. Journal of Universal Computer Science, 19(14) pp. 2093–2111.

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weSPOT is a new European initiative proposing a novel approach for personal and social inquiry-based learning in secondary and higher education. weSPOT aims at enabling students to create their mash-ups out of cloud based tools and services in order to perform scientific investigations. Students will also be able to share their inquiry accomplishments in social networks and receive feedback from the learning environment and their peers. This paper presents the research framework of the weSPOT project, as well as the initial inquiry-based learning scenarios that will be piloted by the project in real-life educational settings.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 J.UCS
ISSN: 0948-6968
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Working Environment with Social, Personal and Open Technologies for Inquiry Based Learning (weSPOT)318499European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013), contract number FP7-ICT-2011
Extra Information: Special Issue on Cloud Education Environments
Keywords: social learning; scientific inquiry; personal learning environment; cloud learning environment; inquiry-based learning
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 39263
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2014 16:14
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2018 13:50
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