Pervasive Learning: Doctoral Study


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Pervasive Learning: Doctoral Study

  1. 1. Overview:
  2. 2. Impulse: "There is a need to re-conceptualize learning for the mobile age , to recognize the essential role of mobility and communication in the process of learning." -- Mike Sharples: University of Nottingham
  3. 3. Doctoral Progress: Pervasive Learning: Forecasting the Future of Individual and Collaborative Learning within an Age of Ubiquitous Communication Mark A.M. Kramer
  4. 5. Abstract: Mobile information and communication technologies are increasingly impacting the lives of individuals and are a major factor in helping re-shape our cultures and societies...
  5. 6. Abstract: ...Ubiquitous computing and mixed-reality computing scenarios are becoming commonplace and have a huge influence in the way in which individuals relate with others and their surroundings...
  6. 7. Abstract: This research will explore the impact of existing and emerging information & communications technologies and services on formal and informal learning scenarios to help shape and determine the future of learning
  7. 8. Doctoral Completion Time-line:
  8. 9. Doctoral Completion Time-line:
  9. 10. Activities:
  10. 11. Interviews: 15 / 32 Experts
  11. 12. Interviews:
  12. 13. Interviews:
  13. 14. Interviews:
  14. 15. Perspectives Emerging
  15. 16. <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>T he current development of Mobile learning practices are a direct result of dominant social forces shaping the way we learn and acquire knowledge </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Research Statements :
  16. 17. <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>M obile learning is a logical progression within the evolution of education and educational practices </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Research Statements :
  17. 18. <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>L esser developed regions are more likely to adopt and adapt to current and emerging mobile learning cultures </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Research Statements :
  18. 19. Research Statements : <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>M obile learning is an evolutionary stage of progression within the development of education and educational practices? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 20. Mobile Learning is a evolutionary process shaped by the societal need to adapt to the current phase of societal development Developing a Working Thesis:
  20. 21. The mobility of the individual increases the capabilities of individuals to adapt to their environment and social circumstances. Developing a Working Thesis:
  21. 22. The future of mobile learning is not dependent on access to technology and related infrastructure, but rather developing the awareness, skills and capabilities within individuals to decide if mobile-learning brings them personal benefit. Working Thesis:
  22. 23. Lesser developed regions are more likely to adopt mobile learning scenarios in order to achieve (or maintain) a more equal social standing with other more developed regions. Working Thesis:
  23. 24. Technology enhanced mobile learning is a result of current societal developments (Globalization)and will become the dominant method of knowledge acquisition within non-formal and informal learning scenarios Developing a Working Thesis:
  24. 25. Conclusion: Research Reflections
  25. 26. Contact: