Generating New Learning Contexts: Novel Forms of Reuse and Learning on the Move
John Cook, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-62-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper investigates the conference theme of 'new roles of the instructor and learner' by drawing on work I am involved in at the UK's Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Reusable Learning Objects or RLO-CETL for short. I will use the term 'user generated contexts' to denote a hybrid combination of three elements: (i) networks surrounding reusable learning objects (RLOs), (ii) user generated content and (iii) mobile devices; and in particular to indicate that this combination enables novel forms of reuse and learning on the move. I examine issues surrounding the emergence of user generated context from a formal and informal learning viewpoint. As well as presenting various conceptual perspectives, I will also look at empirical work being conducted by the RLO-CETL that is aimed at identifying and documenting the possibilities for user generated context. I will conclude the paper by examining the wider issues for user generated contexts.
Cook, J. (2007). Generating New Learning Contexts: Novel Forms of Reuse and Learning on the Move. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2766-2779). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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