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JSW 2009 Vol.4(2): 124-131 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.4.2.124-131

A Framework of Learner Development Ecosystem for Designing a Ubiquitous Educational Informational Infrastructure

Hai Zhang1 and Takanori Maesako2
1School of Media Science, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China
2Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University, Suita, Japan


Abstract—The methodology of designing ubiquitous learning environments has recently started to attract considerable attention in various disciplines. From the viewpoint of researchers of educational technology, this paper proposes a new framework of a learner development ecosystem for designing a ubiquitous learning environment, which is built on the theory of social constructivism proposed by Vygotsky, the theory of ecology of human development by Bronfenbrenner and the knowledge spiral theory by Nonaka. We argue that a practical ubiquitous learning environment should be regarded as a complex, dynamic ecosystem within which a learner’s knowledge is continuously developed in the shape of spiral. Based on this framework, we suggest a technical infrastructure and the implementation of ubiquitous learning in a real world context.

Index Terms—framework, design, ubiquitous learning, learning environment, social constructivism

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Cite: Hai Zhang and Takanori Maesako, "A Framework of Learner Development Ecosystem for Designing a Ubiquitous Educational Informational Infrastructure," Journal of Software vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 124-131, 2009.

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