The Design of Collaborative Learning in Ubiquitous Environment

K. Shibuya (Japan)


Collaborative Learning, Distance Education, Network, Ubiquitous Computing


The main purpose of this article is to explore a design and conceptualization for collaborative learning and educational supports in ubiquitous computational environment. Collaborative learning itself consists of various needs to encourage motivation and understandings of students more than ordinary learning style. It recognizes that collaborative learning can provide more interactive, experiential, spatiotemporal and distributed services for anyone who want to learn coordinating with others at any time. And then I concentrate on exploring possibilities of collaborative learning which enables to do reciprocal exchanging experience and knowledge with various people in ubiquitous environment. In addition, I can suggest that social network structure such as human relation, internet and online nexus regards as distributed knowledge-base and appropriate resources for collaboration in learning situation.

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