What seams do we remove in mobile-assisted seamless learning? A critical review of the literature

Lung-Hsiang WONG, Chee Kit LOOI

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Abstract

Seamless learning refers to the seamless integration of the learning experiences across various dimensions including formal and informal learning contexts, individual and social learning, and physical world and cyberspace. Inspired by the exposition by Chan et al. (2006) on the seamless learning model supported by the setting of one or more mobile device per learner, this paper aims to further investigate the meaning of seamless learning and the potential ways to put it in practice. Through a thorough review of recent academic papers on mobile-assisted seamless learning (MSL), we identify ten dimensions that characterize MSL. We believe that such a framework allows us to identify research gaps in the stated area. A practitioner interested in adopting an MSL design or doing a new design can use our analysis to situate the dimensional space where the constraints or parameters of his or her design problem lie, and look at relevant design and research-based evidence of other related MSL systems to refine her own design. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2364-2381
JournalComputers & Education
Volume57
Issue number4
Early online dateJun 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

Citation

Wong, L.-H., & Looi, C.-K. (2011). What seams do we remove in mobile-assisted seamless learning? A critical review of the literature. Computers & Education, 57(4), 2364-2381. doi: 10.1016/j.compedu.2011.06.007

Keywords

  • Teaching/learning strategies
  • Distributed learning environments
  • Computer-mediated communication
  • Pedagogical issues

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