An Experience-Oriented Language Learning Environment Supporting Informal Learning Abroad An Experience-Oriented Language Learning Environment Supporting Informal Learning Abroad
This paper presents a study on the potential of ubiquitous language learning environments that utilize the benefits of mobile devices such as smartphones with global positioning system (GPS) functions. Recent research has emphasized the importance of taking account of informal learning - learning that happens outside the classroom, in students' everyday lives, when designing learning environments. The learning environment proposed in this study connects classroom learning with learners' real-life experiences, supported by smartphones, which detect the learners' location and supply them with multimedia content that matches their real-time situation. The paper provides insight into the concept, implementation, and evaluation of the project.
- Educational technology research
Educational technology research 36(1-2), 179-189, 2013