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Ubiquitous Learning Architecture to Enable Learning Path Design across the Cumulative Learning Continuum

Knowledge Lab, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK
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Informatics 2016, 3(4), 19; https://doi.org/10.3390/informatics3040019
Received: 5 August 2016 / Revised: 10 September 2016 / Accepted: 30 September 2016 / Published: 11 October 2016
The past twelve years have seen ubiquitous learning (u-learning) emerging as a new learning paradigm based on ubiquitous technology. By integrating a high level of mobility into the learning environment, u-learning enables learning not only through formal but also through informal and social learning modalities. This makes it suitable for lifelong learners that want to explore, identify and seize such learning opportunities, and to fully build upon these experiences. This paper presents a theoretical framework for designing personalized learning paths for lifelong learners, which supports contemporary pedagogical approaches that can promote the idea of a cumulative learning continuum from pedagogy through andragogy to heutagogy where lifelong learners progress in maturity and autonomy. The framework design builds on existing conceptual and process models for pedagogy-driven design of learning ecosystems. Based on this framework, we propose a system architecture that aims to provide personalized learning pathways using selected pedagogical strategies, and to integrate formal, informal and social training offerings using two well-known learning and development reference models; the 70:20:10 framework and the 3–33 model. View Full-Text
Keywords: ubiquitous learning; pervasive learning; personalized learning; lifelong learning; learning path design; Experience Application Programming Interface (xAPI) ubiquitous learning; pervasive learning; personalized learning; lifelong learning; learning path design; Experience Application Programming Interface (xAPI)
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Karoudis, K.; Magoulas, G.D. Ubiquitous Learning Architecture to Enable Learning Path Design across the Cumulative Learning Continuum. Informatics 2016, 3, 19.

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