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The design of personal mobile technologies for lifelong learning

Computers & Education Volume 34, Number 3, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


This paper sets out a framework for the design of a new genre of educational technology — personal (handheld or wearable) computer systems that support learning from any location throughout a lifetime. We set out a theory of lifelong learning mediated by technology and indicate how it can provide requirements for the software, hardware, communications and interface design of a handheld learning resource, or HandLeR. The paper concludes with a description and formative evaluation of a demonstrator system for children aged 7–11.


Sharples, M. (2000). The design of personal mobile technologies for lifelong learning. Computers & Education, 34(3), 177-193. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved May 12, 2021 from .

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