Everyday patterns in lifelong learners to build personal learning ecologies

Bernardo Tabuenca, Stefaan Ternier, Marcus Specht

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    Abstract

    This article presents the results from a questionnaire filled out by 147 lifelong learners. The primary aim of the questionnaire is to analyse learning practices of adults, and to recognize patterns of lifelong learners in order to support them with technology. These patterns capture the context in which lifelong learners are more willing to learn, that is, the day of the week, duration, location, activity being performed, type of device being used, way to interact with their devices and how these aspects can affect when an adult student takes the initiative to learn. Moreover, this article examines previous publications on surveys, questionnaires and information collected with the same objective, to corroborate and contrast the findings. The contribution of this paper is identifying and describing patterns in which lifelong learners are more willing to build personal learning ecologies when supported by mobile devices.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages86-93
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2012
    Event11th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2012) - Helsinki, Finland
    Duration: 16 Oct 201218 Oct 2012
    Conference number: 11

    Conference

    Conference11th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2012)
    Abbreviated titlemLearn 2012
    Country/TerritoryFinland
    CityHelsinki
    Period16/10/1218/10/12

    Keywords

    • Mobile usage patterns
    • lifelong learning
    • personal learning ecologies
    • survey

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