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Thinking outside the box a vision of ambient learning displays
by Dirk Börner; Marco Kalz; Marcus Specht
International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning (IJTEL), Vol. 3, No. 6, 2011
Abstract: With a focus on the situated support of informal and non-formal learning scenarios in ubiquitous learning environments, the presented paper outlines the authors' vision of ambient learning displays enabling learners to view, access, and interact with contextualised digital content presented in an ambient way. The vision is based on a detailed exploration of the characteristics of ubiquitous learning and a deduction of informational, interactional, and instructional aspects to focus on. Towards the vision essential research questions and objectives as well as a conceptual framework that acquires, channels, and delivers the information framed in the learning process are presented. To deliver scientific insights into the authentic learning support in informal and non-formal learning situations and to provide suggestions for the future design of ambient systems for learning the paper concludes with a research agenda proposing a research project including a discussion of related issues and challenges.
Online publication date: Wed, 08-Feb-2012
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