Towards a learning ecology using modest computing to address the 'banking model of education'

Roberto Martinez-Maldonado, Ana Pinto, Mario Moreno-Sabido

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It is suggested that most learning technologies used in higher education reinforce what is known as the banking concept of education. Teachers and designers often give too much importance to results and content delivery. We explore the role of learning technologies to promote students' meaningful learning, critical thinking and collaboration, as well as teacher's awareness and orchestration. Our approach aims to bridge the gap between principles of pedagogy, student modelling, modest computing and usability. We will show the applicability of our approach as a learning ecology including in three scenarios: face-to-face, remote, and mobile learning environments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Tutoring Systems
Subtitle of host publication12th International Conference, ITS 2014 Honolulu, HI, USA, June 5-9, 2014 Proceedings
EditorsStefan Trausan-Matu, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer, Martha Crosby, Kitty Panourgia
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783319072210
ISBN (Print)9783319072203
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems 2014 - Honolulu, HI, United States of America
Duration: 5 Jun 20149 Jun 2014
Conference number: 12th

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems 2014
Abbreviated titleITS 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CityHonolulu, HI
Internet address


  • Banking education
  • Design
  • Learning ecology
  • Modest computing

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