Ubiquitous technologies can provide great opportunities for learning. Learning in this way should not tie learners to specific places, times and situations as it is delivered through existing technologies already in use in the context of learners’ day-to-day activities. In particular, new generation of mobile devices with PC-like functionality, advance sensing and multimedia capabilities have great potential for supporting ubiquitous language learning. This presentation focuses on the development of a collaborative mobile knowledge sharing system for language learners (CloudBank) that combines the characteristics of personal use, contextual use, informal learning, Web 2.0 ideas of user-generated content, content syndication and social networks, to build a mobile- and web-based crowed-sourced information system to help international students further their knowledge of local UK language and culture. An overview of the application design is given and technical architecture and implementation of the system is discussed. The paper concludes with a discussion of research and evaluation issues that arise in the context of crowd sourced systems for ubiquitous language learning.
|Publication status||Published - 19 Jan 2010|
|Event||Learning Sciences Research Institute (LSRI): Event and Talk - University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom|
Duration: 19 Jan 2010 → …
|Conference||Learning Sciences Research Institute (LSRI)|
|Period||19/01/10 → …|