The weSPOT Inquiry Space: A Personal and Social Environment for Inquiry-Based Learning

  • Alexander Mikroyannidis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8719)


This paper presents a personal and social environment for Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL). This environment enables teachers and students to combine a variety of inquiry components and generate mashups that can be adapted in order to meet their personal needs and preferences. This approach also allows users to share their mashups and use them collaboratively with their peers in order to perform their inquiries.


Inquiry-Based Learning personalised learning social learning 


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    Mikroyannidis, A., Okada, A., Scott, P., Rusman, E., Specht, M., Stefanov, K., Boytchev, P., Protopsaltis, A., Held, P., Hetzner, S., Kikis-Papadakis, K., Chaimala, F.: weSPOT: A Personal and Social Approach to Inquiry-Based Learning. Journal of Universal Computer Science Special Issue on Cloud Education Environments 19(14), 2093–2111 (2013)Google Scholar
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    Protopsaltis, A., Hetzner, S., Held, P., Seitlinger, P., Bedek, M., Kopeinik, S., Rusman, E., Firssova, O., Specht, M., Haimala, F., Kikis-Papadaki, K., Okada, A., Mikroyannidis, A., Scott, P.: Pedagogical and Diagnostic Framework (2013),

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Mikroyannidis
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  1. 1.Knowledge Media InstituteThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUnited Kingdom

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