Educational Model for Scenarios of Ubiquitous Learning

By Claudia María Zea Restrepo, Juan Guillermo Lalinde Pulido, Roberto Aguas Nuñez and Juan Diego Restrepo Díaz.

Published by Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal

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Abstract: This paper presents a proposal of an educational model for Higher Education Institutions, based on the principles of ubiquitous learning and its main advantages, in order to strengthen the teaching and learning processes. The model proposes a systemic structure in which the elements are interconnected on a network scheme without the intervention of hierarchies or pre-established orders, enabling new elements or connections to be incorporated into the system at any moment and influence it according to their level of communication with one another. Therefore, it is intended to place the learning process as the core that articulates the different available technology mediations with the follow-up strategies that incorporate skills-based education and progressive assessment mechanisms for the student, allowing them to validate their concepts and their argumentative and knowledge apprehension competencies, leveraging team work as a means for approaching problems, developing projects and collaborative product creation, and favoring communication and discussion between professors and students.

Keywords: U-learning, TAG, Ubiquity, Educational model, Technology, Learning, Teaching, Higher Education Institutions

Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp.15-26. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: July 1, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 555.934KB)).

Prof. Claudia María Zea Restrepo

Professor Researcher, Systems Department, Universidad EAFIT, Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia

Prof. Juan Guillermo Lalinde Pulido

Professor Researcher, Systems Department, Universidad EAFIT, Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia

Roberto Aguas Nuñez

Professor Researcher, Systems Engineering Program, Universidad del Magdalena, Colombia

Juan Diego Restrepo Díaz

Research Assistant, Systems Department, Universidad EAFIT, Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia