Tap it again, Sam: Harmonizing Personal Environments towards Lifelong Learning

Bernardo Tabuenca, Marco Kalz, Marcus Specht

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    Abstract

    The increasing number of mobile vendors releas- ing NFC-enabled devices to the market and their prominent adoption has moved this technology from a niche product to a product with a large market-share. NFC facilitates natural interactions between digital world and physical learning environments. The scaffolding of learning ecologies is a key aspect for lifelong learners in their challenge to integrate learning activities into busy daily life. The contribution of this manuscript is twofold: first, a review of scientific litera- ture in which NFC has been used with a direct or indirect purpose to learn is presented, and potential uses for learners are classified according to their type of interaction; based on these findings the NFC MediaPlayer is presented as an instantiation of an ecology of resources (EoR) in a lifelong learning context. Finally, shortcomings and best practices are highlighted in the conclusions, and future work is discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)16-23
    Number of pages8
    JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning
    Volume8
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Keywords

    • lifelong learning
    • near field communication
    • seamless technology
    • learning ecology
    • smart home
    • video cast

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