"Tap it again, Sam": Harmonizing the frontiers between digital and real worlds in education

  • Bernardo Tabuenca Archilla (Speaker)

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


    Lifelong leaners are intrinsically motivated to embed learning activities into daily life activities. Finding a suitable combination of the two is not trivial since lifelong learners have to face conflicts of time and location. Hence, lifelong learners normally build personal learning ecologies in those moments they set aside to learn making use of their available resources. On the other hand, the advent of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology facilitates the harmonization in the interactions between the digital world and daily physical spaces. Likewise, NFC enabled phones are becoming more and more popular. The contribution of this manuscript is threefold: first, scientific literature where NFC has been used with a direct or indirect purpose to learn is reviewed, and potential uses for lifelong learners are identified; based on these findings the Ecology of Resources for Lifelong Learning is presented as suitable setup for the scaffolding of learning activities with NFC augmented physical spaces; finally, this ecology is piloted and different learning scenarios are proposed for further extension.
    PeriodOct 2014
    Event titleIEEE Frontiers in Education Conference 2014: Opening Doors to Innovation and Internationalization in Engineering Education
    Event typeConference
    LocationMadrid, SpainShow on map