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

Bernardo Tabuenca, Marco Kalz, Marcus Specht

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2014 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE) Proceedings
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-3922-0
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Feb 2015
    EventIEEE Frontiers in Education Conference 2014: Opening Doors to Innovation and Internationalization in Engineering Education - Madrid, Spain
    Duration: 22 Oct 201425 Oct 2014


    ConferenceIEEE Frontiers in Education Conference 2014


    • lifelong learning
    • NFC
    • literature review
    • personal learning ecologies
    • smart home


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