What is Context-Awareness?

Context-aware environments and devices, broadly being explored in experimental settings, are erasing the boundaries between people and the things they use. Already, mobile devices routinely make decisions based on contextual clues such as the user’s location and orientation or the date and time of day. Devices that sense temperature, ambient conditions, acceleration and movement, and much more are increasingly common.

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(1) How might this technology be relevant to the educational sector you know best?

  • Context-awareness can provide additional information that can further heighten the importance of data contained or generated from the smart objects. Such information can provide for a richer learning experience since information in context can enable greater understanding of how objects interact and fit into the greater whole. - KeeneH KeeneH Oct 18, 2010
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(2) What themes are missing from the above description that you think are important?

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(3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on teaching, learning, or creative expression?

  • Context-awareness can add valuable metadata to objects and situations that can yield a better understanding of the subtleties and connections between objects and the user. - KeeneH KeeneH Oct 18, 2010
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