From Ubiquitous to Ubiquitous Blended Learning Environments

Ateş Çobanoğlu A.

in: Managing and Designing Online Courses in Ubiquitous Learning Environments, Gurhan Durak,Serkan Çankaya, Editor, IGI Global, Pennsylvania, pp.215-232, 2020

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • City: Pennsylvania
  • Page Numbers: pp.215-232
  • Editors: Gurhan Durak,Serkan Çankaya, Editor


As advances in information and communication technology increasingly transform learning and teaching, blended learning and ubiquitous learning concepts gain attention and become pervasive in 21st century. With the help of recent advances in mobile learning, wireless networks, RFID tags; a new model of blended learning - ubiquitous blended learning- which takes advantage of increasing ubiquity of online devices in online phase of blended learning is considered to gain attention in designing online courses. In this chapter, the author presents a picture of ubiquitous and blended learning studies while focusing of the results of ubiquitous learning and suggesting a rationale for such designs. The author defines Ubiquitous Blended Learning as an instructional design approach which integrates ubiquitous technologies involved on-line and/or virtual learning with face-to-face learning by decreasing seat-time in class and increasing out-door learning activities to facilitate learning from not just the teacher but from peer to peer and on-line learning communities as well.

Keywords: Blended Learning, Ubiquitous Blended Learning, Mobile Learning, Flexible Learning, Authentic Learning, Outdoor Learning, Seamless Learning, Personalized Learning.