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Title: Seamless teaching and ubiquitous learning: an e-solution to the delivery of technology-infused lessons

Authors: Imed Louhichi; Paul Noel; Rashid Emoron; Dalel Alouani

Addresses: Department of Languages and Literature, School of Arts and Sciences, The American University of Ras Al Khaimah, PO Box 10021, University of Ras Al Khaimah Road, UAE ' Department of Languages and Literature, School of Arts and Sciences, The American University of Ras Al Khaimah, PO Box 10021, University of Ras Al Khaimah Road, UAE ' Department of Languages and Literature, School of Arts and Sciences, The American University of Ras Al Khaimah, PO Box 10021, University of Ras Al Khaimah Road, UAE ' English Department, STS Sharjah Institute of Technology (Adveti), Sharjah, UAE

Abstract: A fundamental assumption in education is that the successful integration of technology in language classrooms can lead to improved teaching and learning. However, researchers often report that the implementation of technology by teaching practitioners remains much more limited than expected due to personal, institutional, and technological factors that influence teachers' decision to integrate technology. This limitation is augmented by the exigencies of a new learning ecology in which ubiquitous learning - accessing content and interaction from anywhere and at any time - is born out due to ubiquitous computing - everyday learning environments supported by mobile devices, embedded computers, and wireless networks. To address these limitations, we report on OLE - an e-tool we have created to offer teachers the opportunity to deliver technologically-infused lessons complete with warmers, formative assessments, and provisions for fun-based homework. Equally, OLE offers learners the chance to access lessons ubiquitously and to interact with teachers and peers synchronously and asynchronously.

Keywords: technology; ubiquitous learning; ubiquitous computing; TPACK framework; lesson planning; PPP model.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTEL.2021.111590

International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 2021 Vol.13 No.1, pp.44 - 59

Received: 12 Jun 2019
Accepted: 24 Sep 2019

Published online: 12 Oct 2020 *

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