Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Mark Gaved, Lucas Paletta, Eileen Scanlon, Ann Jones and Andrew Brasher
Mobile Incidental Learning to Support the Inclusion of Recent Immigrants
Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes; Gaved, Mark; Paletta, Lucas; Scanlon, Eileen; Jones, Ann and Brasher, Andrew (2015). Mobile Incidental Learning to Support the Inclusion of Recent Immigrants. Ubiquitous Learning: an international journal, 7(2) pp. 9–21.
Social inclusion of recent immigrants is a challenge in many countries for both immigrants and the host communities. To harness the potential of social, situated and opportunistic mobile interactions for the social inclusion of immigrants in a host country, the authors have developed an Incidental Learning Framework. This supports the design and evaluation of MApp, a suite of smartphone tools and services for recent immigrants. Developed within the European Union's MASELTOV project (http://www.maseltov.eu), the MApp delivers language learning activities, image-to-text translation, context-aware and interest-based recommendations, local information, game-based cultural learning and social support to immigrants in cities. Preliminary field trials in Vienna, Madrid and London have highlighted issues of mobile literacy, affordability, ethics and privacy challenges, as well as insights into motivations and possible measures of success.
Lifewide Learning, Informal Learning, Social Inclusion
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This paper was developed from a presentation delivered by the authors at the 11th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society: "Big Data and the Politics of Participation in the Digital Age", 23-24 February 2015, University of California, Berkeley.
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