Title: Challenges in designing seamless-learning scenarios: affective and emotional effects on external representations
Author: Nuno Otero, Marcelo Milrad, Yvonne Rogers, Antonio J. Santos, Manuela Verissimo, Nuno Torres
Address: Department of Information Systems, University of Minho, Guimaraes 4800-058, Portugal. ' Department of Computer and Information Science, Linnaeus University, PG Vejdes 7, Vaxjo 5195, Sweden. ' Department of Computing, Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, UK. ' UIPCDE, ISPA Instituto Universitario, Rua Jardim do Tabaco, 34, Lisbon 1149-041, Portugal. ' UIPCDE, ISPA Instituto Universitario, Rua Jardim do Tabaco, 34, Lisbon 1149-041, Portugal. ' UIPCDE, ISPA Instituto Universitario, Rua Jardim do Tabaco, 34, Lisbon 1149-041, Portugal
Journal: Int. J. of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 2011 Vol.5, No.1, pp.15 - 27
Abstract: In this paper, we revisit different theoretical and conceptual issues that have been influencing the design of educational technology artefacts. In particular, we take into consideration recent perspectives in cognitive science that acknowledge the important effects of external representations (ERs) in learning and discuss the challenges regarding the applicability of these ideas in connection to seamless-learning environments. Extending the previous work revised here, this paper suggests that in order to further understand the nature of learning in these novel contexts, research needs to investigate how socio-affective factors come to the fore and influence the co-construction and use of ERs 'in the wild'.
Keywords: external representations; collaborative learning; seamless learning; ubiquitous systems; affects; emotions; group dynamics; affective effects; emotional effects; educational technology.