Ubiquitous communication and mixed-reality computing
scenarios are becoming commonplace and are influencing in the way in
which individuals communicate and relate with others and their
surroundings. This talk will present reflections of a nomadic learner
who is examining how existing and emerging information &
communications technologies and services are redefining formal and
informal learning scenarios. The expected result of this talk will be
to ultimately inspire those in attendance to gain a clearer
perspective on how we are shaping the future of learning.
Mark A.M. Kramer is a mobile research fellow at the University of
Salzburg. At present, Mark is conducting his doctoral study in which
he is examining the present state of how individuals and groups learn
and is attempting to provide an empirically sound forecast of the
future of learning within the time frame of 2015.
WORKING DOCTORAL THESIS TITLE: Pervasive Learning: Forecasting the
Future of Individual and Collaborative Learning within an Age of
- mobile coverage in inner city areas in south africa, Jamaica and other developing areas: %100
- out of the kids surveyed, %70 had used mobile internet in the last day
- even texting is expensive, but people workaround it using pleascallmes
- kids are creating de-facto p2p networks over bluetooth, with the same sharing etiquette of web p2p nets.
- kids figure out the technology, but need help coping with the culture shock
- there are known trees where, if you climb up a particular branch, you can get reception. people go up, send & receive batches of SMSs, and walk on. (is there a collaborative map of these?)