Beyond the Ownership of Handhelds: One-to-One Active Learning with Ubiquitous Learning Minds
Graduate Institute of Network Learning Technology
Technology-enhanced learning researchers increasingly notice the impact of
change of learning tools. The notion
"one-to-one" or OLPC (one laptop
per child) was therefore highlighted in terms of the tools (i.e. pencils or
computing devices) and materials (textbooks or online information) students own
for learning. One-to-one (1:1) learning refers to the scenario where students
bring handheld devices fitted with wireless communication capabilities and
apply these devices for various learning activities. However, as computational
power is becoming everywhere, the ownership of devices and the mobility of the
personally-owned devices are not the only critical issues to transcend learning
into active, collaborative, creative and integrated social explorative
In this talk, I'll present the ecological changes in our classrooms that may
inform the design of our educational environment and pedagogies. Pedagogical
and environmental issues that concerning the cultivation of ubiquitous learning
mind such as personal autonomy, active engagement, personal relevance,
collaboration, and epistemic pluralism will be discussed.
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