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From Learning Object to Learning Cell: A Resource Organization Model for Ubiquitous Learning Published:2015-11-09 15:57:13  Views:10

Authors: Yu, SQ (Yu, Shengquan); Yang, XM (Yang, Xianmin); Cheng, G (Cheng, Gang); Wang, MJ (Wang, Minjuan)

Name of Journal: EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY

Vol. 18, No. 2, 206-224, First Published on APR 2015

 

Abstract:

This paper presents a new model for organizing learning resources: Learning Cell. This model is open, evolving, cohesive, social, and context-aware. By introducing a time dimension into the organization oflearning resources, Learning Cell supports the dynamic evolution of learning resources while they are being used. In addition, by introducing a semantic gene (knowledge ontology) into the model, LearningCell can flexibly describe the internal structure and external relations of learning resources, allowing the evolution of learning resources to occur in an orderly way. Furthermore, by employing a computationalmodel of a social cognition network, Learning Cell enables not only materialized resource sharing but also the sharing of social cognition networks. Finally, by separately deploying resource structures andresource content in the cloud storage model, Learning Cell achieves context awareness of ubiquitouslearning (u-learning) resources. Learning Cell represents a resource aggregation model that is differentfrom the learning object model. It makes up for the defects of existing learning technologies in the following areas: the sharing of process information and social cognition networks, the intelligence of resources, and the evolution of content. Learning Cell provides a theoretical framework of u-learningresource organization.

 

关键词:Ubiquitous learning; Learning Cell; Learning object; Knowledge relationship network; Aggregation model; Context awareness

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