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Seamless learning despite context

Sharples, Mike (2015). Seamless learning despite context. In: Wong, Lung-Hsiang; Milrad, Marcelo and Specht, Marcus eds. Seamless Learning in the Age of Mobile Connectivity. Singapore: Springer, pp. 41–55.

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The chapter examines seamless learning, where the aim is to enable a continuous flow of meaning-making despite changes in the physical and social context. One way to achieve this is by inducing a flow state, such that learners are so engaged in a mobile learning activity that they lose awareness of their surroundings. Mobile educational games may be one way to achieve such flow, but this is neither easy to achieve, nor necessarily effective for learning. Another approach is to connect learning across contexts such as classroom and home. This approach requires careful orchestration of the learning, to enable the learning in one setting to be integrated into another. Seamless learning despite context is a fundamental skill that integrates self-directed learning, teacher guidance and the support of a mobile technology toolkit.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2015 Springer Science+Business Media
ISBN: 981-287-112-8, 978-981-287-112-1
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 41627
Depositing User: Mike Sharples
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2015 10:17
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2019 18:11
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