Title: Development of STS collaborative tutoring strategy for u-learning environment

Authors: Ruey-Ming Chao, Shaio Yan Huang, Jason C.H. Chen, Jia-Nan Chang

Addresses: Graduate Institution of Information and Social Science, National United University, Miaoli, Taiwan. ' Department of Accounting and Information Technology, National Chung Cheng University, 168, University Road, Min-Hsiung Chia-Yi, Taiwan. ' Graduate School of Business, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, USA. ' Department of Information Management, Da-Yeh University, Datsuen, Taiwan

Abstract: In establishing a ubiquitous learning (u-learning) and mobile learning environment, we need to consider its tutoring strategy and the content of the learning activity to determine what kind of tutoring design and strategy will be the key factor for an effective learning activity. Therefore, we construct a u-learning environment, virtual space, personal space and the sharing space will be connected with each other so that students could exploit the best possibility of information and technology and form a collaborative learning community on the internet. We present the idea of science-technology-society (STS) collaborative tutoring strategy for constructing a learning environment and carrying out a series of learning activities.

Keywords: ubiquitous learning; u-learning; mobile learning; m-learning; STS; science technology society; collaborative tutoring; online learning; e-learning; electronic learning; internet; virtual communities; web based communities; online communities; collaborative learning; collaboration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2009.027454

International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 2009 Vol.3 No.4, pp.366 - 380

Published online: 26 Jul 2009 *

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