We’re almost to the new year, so I figure I’ll start a new blog post series. I’m going to put out a new learning and development article every other week that has a unique perspective. I’ll also post some discussion points for those who would like to reflect on the article. If you’d like to participate, please follow me here on the Adobe eLearning blog and comment on our first article:
Vavoula, G., Sharples, M., Lonsdale, P., Rudman, P., & Meek, J. (2007). Learning bridges: Mobile technologies in education. Educational Technology, 47(3), 33–37. Google Scholar
(The Google Scholar link will take you to JSTOR, where you can read this article for free.)
Abstract: MyArtSpace is a service for children to spread their learning between schools and museums using mobile phones linked to a personal Web space. Using MyArtSpace as an example, the authors discuss the possibilities for mobile technology to form bridges between formal and informal learning. They also offer guidelines for designing such bridges.
Please add a comment with your thoughts on one (or both) of these questions:
- Have you seen a learning experience in the corporate world that is similar to the MyArtSpace experience discussed in the article?
- Can you think of an environment other than a museum where this sort of learning experience would be effective?
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