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Ubiquitous learning (aka u-learning) has its origins in ubiquitous computing. In a broad sense, ubiquitous learning is defined as “anywhere and anytime learning,” encompassing any learning environment that enables learners to access learning content without any spatial and temporal constraints.

The exponential growth in handheld devices and wireless technology in recent years and increasing availability of high bandwidth network infrastructures have opened new accessibility opportunities for education. As a result, ubiquitous learning environments have started to emerge with potential to support lifelong learning and as a response to the traditional classroom-based learning that has been characterized as rigid, artificial, and out-of-context, making it very restricted in fulfilling the demands of real-life experiences and authentic learning needs of today’s society. Ubiquitous learning environments break the boundaries of ...

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