Seams remain in seamless learning

Fui Chin Hiew (School of Information Technology, Monash University, Subang Jaya, Malaysia)
Esyin Chew (School of Information Technology, Monash University, Subang Jaya, Malaysia)

On the Horizon

ISSN: 1074-8121

Publication date: 9 May 2016



This paper aims to identify the digital gaps in seamless learning concept within the higher educational institutions (HEIs) context.


The most cited mobile-assisted seamless learning framework, recent Educause higher education research report and relevant articles have been reviewed.


The digital gaps among educators and students hinder the implementation of the seamless learning framework in HEIs.

Practical implications

The finding will inform HEIs in addressing digital gaps to ensure learning and teaching enhancement with educational technology across institutions. It will also be useful for the design and improvement of the seamless learning framework. The finding may also be useful in creating awareness among educators and students as to the benefit of educational technologies.


No previous viewpoints have been published on digital gaps in the seamless learning concept. The digital gaps among educators and students constitute one of the most critical issues in implementing technology-assisted teaching and learning design in HEIs. This paper addresses the root of the problem by examining the digital gaps among educators and students within the seamless learning framework.



Fui Chin Hiew and Esyin Chew (2016) "Seams remain in seamless learning", On the Horizon, Vol. 24 No. 2, pp. 145-152

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