Social Demands in Ubiquitous Computing: Contexts for Tomorrow’s Learning

  • Mareen PrzybyllaEmail author
  • Ralf Romeike
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 515)


We live in times of digital change, which manifests in the increasing pervasiveness of embedded and cyber-physical systems in our society. This change also needs to be reflected in education, as new knowledge and competencies become necessary to deal with everyday life challenges, for instance when estimating consequences of capturing, transmitting and evaluating sensor data in many devices and acting accordingly and responsibly. This article examines requirements that the digital society places on CS education. In our analysis, we identified numerous contexts, activities and knowledge areas relevant for students to cope with challenges of the digital world. Combined with content knowledge relevant in this domain, suitable phenomena and thus anchor points for teaching can be generated and, on this basis, specific learning scenarios can be developed that also consider general educative aims imposed by our society.


Computer science Education Embedded systems Ubiquitous computing Social demands 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of PotsdamPotsdamGermany
  2. 2.Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

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