Seamless Learning

Description of Task Force

Seamless learning is a learning notion that emphasises the bridging of different learning efforts across a variety of learning settings (such as formal and informal learning, individual and social learning, and learning in physical and digital realms), ideally by leveraging mobile technology in 1:1 (one-device-or-more-per-student) to assist individual students in carrying out cross-space learning on a 24x7 basis. Building on the outcomes of the existing NIE seamless learning research team in the past 6 years, this research area is intended to further investigate and theorise the nature of seamless learning as well as derive design principles for nurturing the disposition (or a culture) of lifelong seamless learning among the young students beyond school-based episodic seamless learning interventions.

List of team members:

List of team members' publications related to the research theme:

  • Wong Lung Hsiang
    • Wong, L.-H., Milrad, M., & Specht, M. (Eds.). (In-press). Seamless Learning in the Age of Mobile Connectivity. Springer.
    • Wong, L.-H., & Chin, C.-K. (2014). Move, Language Learning! - Exploring Mobile-assisted Language Learning. Nanjing: Nanjing University Press.
    • Wong, L. H., & Looi, C. K. (2011). What seams do we remove in mobile-assisted seamless learning? A critical review of the literature. Computers & Education, 57(4), 2364-2381.
    • Wong, L.-H. (2012). A learner-centric view of mobile seamless learning. British Journal of Educational Technology, 43(1), E19-E23.
    • Wong, L. H. (2013). Enculturating self-directed learners through a facilitated seamless learning process framework. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 22(3), 319-338.
    • Wong, L.-H. (in-press). A brief history of seamless learning. In: Wong, L.-H., Milrad, M., & Specht, M. (Eds.), Seamless Learning in the Age of Mobile Connectivity. Springer.
    • Wong, L.-H., Chai, C. S., & Aw, G. P. (in-press). What seams do we remove in learning a language? – Towards a seamless language learning framework. In: Wong, L.-H., Milrad, M., & Specht, M. (Eds.), Seamless Learning in the Age of Mobile Connectivity. Springer.
    • Wong, L. H., Chen, W., & Jan, M. (2012). How artefacts mediate small‐group co‐creation activities in a mobile‐assisted seamless language learning environment?. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning28(5), 411-424.
    • Wong, L. H. (2013). Analysis of Students' After-School Mobile-Assisted Artifact Creation Processes in a Seamless Language Learning Environment. Educational Technology & Society16(2), 198-211.
    • Wong, L.-H., Chai, C. S., Zhang, X., & King, R. (in-press). Employing the TPACK framework for researcher-teacher co-design of a mobile-assisted seamless language learning environment. IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies.
    • Wong, L.-H., Chai, C. S., Aw, G. P., & King, R. (In-press). Enculturating seamless language learning through artifact creation and social interaction process. Interactive Learning Environments.
    • Wong, L. H., Chai, C. S., Chin, C. K., Hsieh, Y. F., & Liu, M. (2012). Towards a seamless language learning framework mediated by the ubiquitous technology. International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation6(2), 156-171.
    • Wong, L.-H., Chin, C.-K., Tan, C.-L.,& Liu, M. (2010). Students' personal and social meaning making in a Chinese idiom mobile learning environment. Educational Technology & Society, 13(4), 15-26.
    • Wong, L.-H., & Looi, C.-K. (2010). Vocabulary learning by mobile-assisted authentic content creation and social meaning making: Two case studies. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 26(5), 421-433.
    • Milrad, M., Wong, L. H., Sharples, M., Hwang, G. J., Looi, C. K., & Ogata, H. (2013). Seamless learning: an international perspective on next-generation technology-enhanced learning.
    • Looi, C.-K. & Wong, L.-H. (2014). Implementing Mobile Learning Curricula in Singapore Schools: A Programme of Research from Innovation to Scaling. Educational Technology & Society, 17(2), 72-84.
    • Looi, C.-K., & Wong, L.-H. (2013). Designing for seamless learning. In: R. Luckin, P. Goodyear, B. Grabowski, & N. Winters (Eds.), Handbook of Design in Educational Technology (pp.146-157). Routledge.
    • Looi, C.-K., Wong, L.-H., So, H.-J., Seow, P., Toh, Y., Norris, C., Soloway, E., Chen, W., & Zhang, B. (2009). Anatomy of a mobilized lesson: Learning My Way. Computers & Education, 53(4), 1120-1132.
    • Song, Y., Wong, L.-H., & Looi, C.-K. (2012). Fostering personalized learning in science inquiry supported by mobile technologies. Educational Technology Research and Development, 60(4), 679-701.
    • Zhang, B., Looi, C.-K., Seow, P., Chia, G., Wong, L.-H., Chen, W., So, H.-J., Soloway, E., Norris, C. (2010). Deconstructing and reconstructing: Transforming primary science learning via a mobilized curriculum. Computers & Education, 55(4), 1504-1523.
    • Looi, C.-K., Sun, D., Wu, L., Seow, P., Chia, G., Wong, L.-H., Soloway, E., & Norris, C. (2014). Implementing mobile learning curricula in a grade level: Empirical study of learning effectiveness at scale. Computers in Education, 77, 101-115.
    • Wong, L.-H. (2012). Mobile-assisted language learning "Move, Idioms!": Analysis of students' out-of-school idiom learning and creation activities in Singapore. Modern Distance Education Research, (2), 67-73. 
    • Wong, L.-H., & Chin, C.-K. (2011). Development of a curriculum design framework for the mobile-assisted idiom learning process through design-based research. Journal of Chinese Language Education, 9(2), 65-78.
    • Wong, L.-H., Chin, C.-K., Jan, M., Chai, C.-S. (2011). The development of a seamless language learning framework mediated by mobile technology. China Education Technology, (12), 1-7.
    • Wong, L.-H., Liu, M., Chin, C.-K., Tan, C.-L., & Gong, C. (2011). Using mobile technology to extend in-class Chinese idiom learning to daily life: a pilot study. In C. L. Tan (Ed.), Action & Reflection: Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Second Language (pp.247-263). Nanjing: Nanjing University Press.
    • Tay, B. P., Zhan, Y., Wong, L.-H., & Chin, C. K. (2013). "Move, Idioms!" - A learning model to improve students' writing ability through contextualised idiom learning activities. Journal of Chinese Language Education, 11(1), 73-86.
  • Chen Wenli
    • Chen, W., Seow, P., So, H. J., Toh, Y., & Looi, C. K. (2010). Connecting learning spaces using mobile technology. Educational Technology50(5), 45-50.
    • Wong, L.-H., Chen, W., Looi, C.-K., & Zhang, B.-H. (2010). Analysis of attributes of mobile learning activities: Two case studies of m-learning design. China Educational Technology, (2), 7-15.
    • Looi, C.-K., So, H-J., Chen, W., Zhang, B., Wong, L-H., & Seow, P. (2012). Seamless learning. In S. Norbert (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning (pp.2972-2975). Munich: Springer.
    • Sha, L., Looi, C. K., Chen, W., & Zhang, B. H. (2012). Understanding mobile learning from the perspective of self‐regulated learning. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 28(4), 366-378.
    • Sha, L., Looi, C.-K., Chen, W.-L., Seow, P, & Wong, L.-H. (2012). Recognizing and measuring self-regulated learning in a mobile learning environment. Computers in Human Behavior, 28(2), 718-728.
    • Seow, P., Zhang, B., Chen, W., & Looi, C.-K. (2009). Designing a seamless learning environment to learn reduce, reuse and recycle in environmental education. International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 3(1), 60-83.
    • Looi, C.-K., Seow, P., Zhang, B, So, H.-J., Chen W., & Wong, L.-H. (2010). Leveraging mobile technology for sustainable seamless learning: A research agenda. British Journal of Educational Technology, 41(2), 154-169
  • Chai Ching Sing
    • Chai, C.-S., Wong, L.-H., Chin, C.-K.,& Lim, W.-Y. (2011). A reflection on the construction of an integrative model for ICT and Chinese Language teaching and learning informed by TPACK model. Journal of Chinese Language Education, 9(2), 1-12.
  • Yancy Toh
    • Toh, Y., So, H. J., Seow, P., Chen, W., & Looi, C. K. (2013). Seamless learning in the mobile age: a theoretical and methodological discussion on using cooperative inquiry to study digital kids on-the-move. Learning,Media and Technology, 38(3), 301-318.
    • Boticki, I., So, H. J., Toh, Y., Chen, W., & Seow, P. (2011). ColInq: A system for collaborative inquiry learning with mobile devices.International Journal of Robots, Education and Art, 1(2), 10-22.
  • Aw Guat Poh
    • Aw, G. P., Quek, G. H., Wong, L.-H., Zhang, X., & Li, Y. (in-press), MyCLOUD: A seamless Chinese vocabulary learning experience mediated by cloud and mobile technologies. In: Chai, C. S., & C. P. Lim (Eds.), Future Learning in Primary Schools – A Singapore Perspective, Springer.

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