User:Leighblackall/An ethical framework for ubiquitous learning
This is a work in progress, now in its final drafting phase. The first draft was completed 31 May 2011, and feedback was sought from a network of peers and practicing academics. Their comments were recorded on the discussion page, and are now being incorporated into the final draft below, with a completion date set for May 2013. For continuing developmental notes, feedback and review, please see the discussion page.
Ubiquitous learning has come to mean learning which is mediated by pervasive computing devices and digital media. This paper considers ubiquitous learning as a deliberate process with or without computing devices or digital media. An ethical framework is offered, for considering ubiquitous learning more holistically, and as a way for technology and other concerns to be determined by ethics. It follows David Holgrem’s format used to popularise Permaculture design, and draws from the theories and critiques of Ivan Illich, Neil Postman, Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger, Christopher Alexander and colleagues, Richard Stallman and others. A range of present day examples of projects and initiatives are used to show how such an ethical approach to ubiquitous learning is being realised.
Keywords: Ubiquitous learning, networked learning, ethics, peripheral participation, situationism, Illich