Some preliminary thoughts on the nature of what I am calling Augmented Contexts for Development; an extension of Vygotskyâ€™s Zone of Proximal Development that takes into account the characteristics of 21st Century mass media structures and practices. Presentation at Education in the Wild, Alpine Rendez-Vous, within the framework of the STELLAR Network of Excellence. December 3-4, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany.
I will talk with colleagues in Garmisch about extending my notion of Augmented Contexts for Development to work based learning. I would welcome any comments from MATURE colleagues about how it relates to the MATURE model.
The full paper that the above is based on:
Cook, J. (in press). Travelling Without Moving: Design-Based Research into Augmented Contexts for Development. Journal of Interactive Media in Education. Invited paper for special issue from the CALRG 30th Anniversary Day. Contact me for a copy.
Joint European Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning starts this weekend: http://www.prolearn-academy.org/Events/summer-school-2009 Follow it on twitter with hash tag #telss09
Carl Smith and John Cook are also running a workshop on context sensitive mobile learning.