An Architecture for a Personalized Mobile Environment to Facilitate Contextual Lifelong Learning

An Architecture for a Personalized Mobile Environment to Facilitate Contextual Lifelong Learning

Dionisios N. Dimakopoulos (London Knowledge Lab, UK) and George D. Magoulas (Birkbeck College, University of London, UK)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 23
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-062-2.ch012
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Abstract

In response to the ever-increasing need of private and public organizations for lifelong learning, research in technology-enhanced learning has been geared towards the provision of systems that will better support those who pursue education at a number of different stages in their life, move between institutions while pursuing a course of study, or make use of resources and facilities from more than one institution/ organization. The new generation of mobile phones can support applications that would facilitate contextual learning through life. This chapter presents our approach to designing a mobile application for contextual lifelong learning and the prototype created. The application assists learners to access, compose and manage their learning in a range of institutional, informal and work-based settings by keeping them connected with content that is relevant to their studies, and its use is demonstrated in three lifelong learning scenarios.

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