Designing for Seamless Learning

Authored by: Chee-Kit Looi , Lung-Hsiang Wong

Handbook of Design in Educational Technology

Print publication date:  July  2013
Online publication date:  June  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415807340
eBook ISBN: 9780203075227
Adobe ISBN: 9781135118969


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Seamless learning refers to the synergistic integration of the learning experiences across various dimensions such as across formal and informal learning contexts, individual and social learning, and physical world and cyberspace. The initial exposition by Chan et al. (2006) presents and characterizes a seamless learning notion as a conceptual ideal supported by the setting of one or more mobile device per learner. The basic premise of seamless learning is that it is neither feasible nor productive to equip learners with all the knowledge and skills they need to have based on specific snapshots of episodic time frame, location or scenario (Chen, Seow, So, Toh, & Looi, 2010), which is what happens in much of formal education.

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