Towards a framework for seamless learning environments

Peter Seow, Baohui Zhang, Hyo Jeong So, Chee Kit Looi, Wenli Chen

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As mobile devices and network access become more pervasively available, researchers are becoming interested in seamless learning environments (SLE) that bridge informal and formal learning. Learners are engaged in learning while moving across different physical and social spaces mediated by technology in a SLE. Researchers face theoretical and methodological issues in understanding seamless learning and designing seamless learning environments. Based upon our work in designing a learning environment using mobile devices and online portal for environmental education and inquiry-based science learning, we identified several components of seamless learning environments: Community, Space, Time, and Context, Cognitive Tools, and Artifacts, Using the components, we propose a framework built upon the theory of Distributed Cognition for seamless learning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-334
Number of pages8
JournalComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
Issue numberPART 2
StatePublished - 2008
EventInternational Perspectives in the Learning Sciences: Cre8ing a Learning World - 8th International Conference for the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2008 - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 23 Jun 200828 Jun 2008


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