Ubiquitous Learning in Appropriate Learning Environments
Meriläinen, M., & Piispanen, M. (2018). Ubiquitous Learning in Appropriate Learning Environments. International Journal of Technology and Inclusive Education, 7 (1), 1215-1223. doi:10.20533/ijtie.2047.0533.2018.0149
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This article concentrates on blended learning study module that was carried out in class teachers’ adult education. It offered the students versatile, unique, individual and communal possibilities to fully study in authentic contextual environments, exploiting virtual tools. The goal of the planning of this module was to create a learning environment that would give a student an optimal learning experience in versatile, authentic, e-learning environments. In the study, the ubiquitous learning model was tried out in a 6 credits’ study module for class teachers’ adult education that was based on the principles of transformational pedagogy (OED). The module was carried out in flexible and versatile learning environments based on transformational pedagogy. The theoretical framework of the study module followed the model of contextual-pedagogical model. The study module offered the students a possibility to acquire transversal competences, which are linked to transformational pedagogy, as a part of an authentic learning experience. ...