Mobile and seamless learning design: support of continuous learning processes in higher (distance) education (invited presentation)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesTalk or presentation (not at a conference)Academic


Learning not only occurs in formal settings, within higher educational institutes, but across various (professional and private) environments in which learners are intentionally and actively engaged. Currently, these learning environments learners move through are still separated in many ways. Opportunities to facilitate continuity in learning (and support) processes through the use of (mobile) technology are still left unexploited.

In this session we introduce the ‘Seamless learning design’ paradigm and present recent example implementations. Furthermore, we look into the relevance of this paradigm for higher (distance) educational institutes and explore challenges and opportunities that university lecturers indicate will help or hamper further uptake and implementation. The session is interesting for lecturers, educational designers and policy makers who design, develop or implement technology-enhanced learning models within higher (distance) education.

EMPOWER supports collaboration and sharing of expertise between European universities and provides specialist advice and guidance for institutional leaders on the latest developments in online, open and flexible education.
Period9 Apr 2020
Event titleEMPOWER webinar week: Blended and online education
Event typeSeminar
LocationMaastricht, NetherlandsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • seamless learning
  • mobile learning
  • learning design
  • ubiquitous learning
  • higher education
  • lifelong learning
  • contextualised learning
  • situated learning
  • experiential learning
  • distance education