Digital Media’s Alteration Mechanism for Informal Learning

Otto Petrovic

Abstract

The main part of human learning happens en passant and mostly outside of an educational institution - called informal learning. Even pupils and students spend more time in front of digital media screens than in formal settings inside schools. Thus, their learning is strongly impacted by the use of digital media in everyday life. Current research, educational practice, and design of learning systems have their focus mostly on courseware and distance education for formal settings. The current study captures real-life learning episodes in the domains of cognitive, affective, and psychomotor learning using autovideography. Additional episodes are captured by the author applying participatory action research (PAR) in extensive field studies in different cultures. The episodes are analyzed, using different learning theories to develop a category system of alteration mechanism for informal learning using the approach of grounded theory. The main alteration mechanism identified is the extension of linear learning content to a multi-dimensional, perception sphere that is characterized by high interactivity and contingency. To utilize this alteration mechanism, one possible conclusion is that educators should neither stick to pure transfer of knowledge nor retreat to a facilitator, the latter of which is empty of content.

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Petrovic O. (2018). Digital Media’s Alteration Mechanism for Informal Learning.In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-291-2, pages 321-330. DOI: 10.5220/0006772303210330


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@conference{csedu18,
author={Otto Petrovic},
title={Digital Media’s Alteration Mechanism for Informal Learning},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2018},
pages={321-330},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006772303210330},
isbn={978-989-758-291-2},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - Digital Media’s Alteration Mechanism for Informal Learning
SN - 978-989-758-291-2
AU - Petrovic O.
PY - 2018
SP - 321
EP - 330
DO - 10.5220/0006772303210330