Seamless And Ubiquitous Learning- Learning In Different Environments
SEAMLESS and UBIQUITOUS LEARNING- LEARNING IN DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS
The word seamless suggests that what was once believed to be separate, distinct parts (e.g., in-class and out-of-class, academic and non-academic; curricular and co-curricular, or on-campus and off-campus experiences) are now of one piece, bound together to appear whole or continuous. In seamless learning environments, students are encouraged to take advantage of learning resources that exist both inside and outside of the classroom. Students are asked to use their life experiences to make meaning of material introduced in classes.
Seamless learning implies that students can learn whenever they are curious, in a variety of situations. They can easily and quickly switch from one scenario to another using their personal mobile device as a mediator, and can maintain the continuity of their learning across technologies and settings. These scenarios include learning individually, with another student, a small group, or a large online community, with possible involvement of teachers, relatives, experts and members of other supportive communities, face-to-face or in different modes of interaction and at a distance in places such as classroom, outdoors, parks and museums, or on cyberspace such as in virtual worlds and social networking spaces.
Encompassing formal and informal learning
Defining outdoor learning
Introduction to Seamless Learning
Defining Learning Environments
Encompassing personalized and social learning;
Learning Across time;
Learning Across locations;
Learning in Nature, Street and Forests
Ubiquitous access to learning resources (online data and information, teacher-created materials, student artefacts, student online interactions, etc.);
Encompassing physical and digital worlds
Learning in Museums with digital tools
Combined use of multiple device types (including stable technologies such as desktop computers, interactive whiteboards,
Seamless switching between multiple learning tasks (such as data collection, analysis, and communication)
Knowledge synthesis (a combination of prior and new knowledge, multiple levels of thinking skills, and multi-disciplinary learning);
Encompassing multiple pedagogical or learning activity models
How to design seamless learning activities that support innovative learning practices.
How to design seamless learning activities that integrate learning across informal and formal settings, with the eventual aim of nurturing autonomous learners.
How to design learning activities that reflect the cultural diversity of learners.
How to assess seamless learning in these new educational contexts.
Takes advantages of everyday context
Control and management of learning
Transform everyday interactions into learning opportunities.
Interwoven with everyday activities