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.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-113-8_2

Abstract

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.

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