- For some, ubiquitous learning (or u-learning) is equivalent to some form of simple mobile learning, e.g. that learning environments can be accessed in various contexts and situations.
However, DSchneider thinks that u-learning R&D programs more ambitious. E.g. according to Ogata & Yano (2003) based on Chen (2002) and Curtis (2002), the main characteristics of ubiquitous learning are the following:
See also: ubiquitous computing
Yeonjeong Park (2011) illustrates the conceptual shifts from e-learning to m-learning then to u-learning with the following figure:
- Research on Ubiquitous CSCL, Project lead by Hiroaki Ogata.
- Bomsdorf, Birgit, Adaptation of Learning Spaces: Supporting Ubiquitous Learning in Higher Distance Education, Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings 05181, Mobile Computing and Ambient Intelligence: The Challenge of Multimedia, Abstract/PDF
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- Curtis, M., Luchini, K., Bobrowsky, W., Quintana, C., and Soloway, E.: Handheld Use in K-12: A Descriptive Account, Proceedings of IEEE International Workshop on Wireless and Mobile Technologies in Education (WMTE'02), pp.23-30, IEEE Computer Society Press, 2002.
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- Park, Yeonjeong (2011) A pedagogical framework for mobile learning: Categorizing educational applications of mobile technologies into four types IRRODL,Vol. 12, No. 2. HTML