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

Abstract

Purpose

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

Design/methodology/approach

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

Findings

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.

Originality/value

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.

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Citation

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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DOI

: https://doi.org/10.1108/OTH-09-2015-0063

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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