weSPOT: A Personal and Social Approach to Inquiry-Based Learning

Alexander Mikroyannidis, Alexandra Okada, Peter Scott, Ellen Rusman, Marcus Specht, Krassen Stefanov, Pavel Boytchev, Aristidis Protopsaltis, Paul Held, Sonia Hetzner, Kathy Kikis-Papadakis, Foteini Chaimala

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    Abstract

    weSPOT is a new European initiative proposing a novel approach for personal and social inquiry-based learning in secondary and higher education. weSPOT aims at enabling students to create their mashups out of cloud-based tools and services in order to perform scientific investigations. Students will also be able to share their inquiry accomplishments in social networks and receive feedback from the learning environment and their peers. This paper presents the research framework of the weSPOT project, as well as the initial inquiry-based learning scenarios that will be piloted by the project in real-life educational settings.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2093-2111
    Number of pages19
    JournalJournal of Universal Computer Science
    Volume19
    Issue number14
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2013

    Keywords

    • weSPOT
    • inquiry-based learning
    • personal learning
    • social learning
    • science
    • scientific inquiry
    • personal learning environment
    • cloud learning environment

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