Ambient Learning Spaces: The Role of Distributed Knowledge Media Management Systems for Computer-Supported Teaching and Learning


Art der Publikation: Conference Paper

Veröffentlicht auf / in: Proceedings of INTED 2023

Jahr: 2023

Seiten: 820-830

Veröffentlichungsort: Valencia, Spain

Verlag (Publisher): International Academy of Technology, Education and Development (IATED)


ISBN: 978-84-09-49026-4


Michael Herczeg


There are different types of digital platforms and support systems for teaching and learning processes.
Some of these systems are called Learning Management Systems (LMS) and School Management
Systems (SMS). An important part missing in these mainly organizational platforms is support for the
combination of knowledge and media to Knowledge Media (KM) within an environment for
contextualized learning processes. Such environments have been called Knowledge Media
Management Systems (KMMS). As a model and research system for a KMMS we implemented Ambient
Learning Spaces (ALS), an integrated modular multimedia teaching and learning platform for postconstructivist
learning inside and outside educational institutions. ALS is a distributed cloud-based KM
repository connecting different interactive learning applications using current interaction devices like
wearables, mobiles, tangibles, and other interactive multimedia frontend systems. ALS can be seen as
a kind of interactive “Digital Knowledge Media Machine” that enables learners mapping the world of real
life situations to KM providing different modalities for creating, modeling, transforming, recombining,
annotating, and reflecting the content during the learning processes. ALS installations have been used,
studied, and improved for more than 10 years in schools, museums, and other contexts like urban and
industrial spaces, or biotopes in a variety of teaching and learning settings. This contribution describes
the concept and architecture of ALS seen as a KMMS.


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