Location Based Learning: An Experimental Learning Method Mediated by Mobile Platforms
This course will focus on the applicability of Location Based Services, which are based on Mobile Platforms, for educational purposes. It will address the radical change that mobile technology has effected as a result of the physical contextualization of learning, empowered by the Internet. This change permits Experimental Learning, which is based on Constructivist pedagogy with the Personalization of learning. It utilizes information technology that enables and/or facilitates learning while referring to a given spatial area as an LCMS (Learning Content Management System).
Keeping in mind that both advanced mobile platforms (“smartphones” and tablet computers) connected to the web (3G and WIFI) and simpler devices connected to cellular networks (2G – SMS etc.) are extremely cheap and are rapidly spreading around the world, it is clear that Pedagogy and Methodology are not necessarily planned to improve only Formal Teaching in educational systems, but can also aim to enable informal, chaotic, idiosyncratic, and WEB 2.0 learning.
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