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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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