Spontaneous Group Learning in Ambient Learning Environments

  • Markus Bick
  • Achim Jughardt
  • Jan M. Pawlowski
  • Patrick Veith
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 252)


Spontaneous Group Learning is a concept to form and facilitate face-to-face, ad-hoc learning groups in collaborative settings. We show how to use Ambient Intelligence to identify, support, and initiate group processes. Learners’ positions are determined by widely used technologies, e.g., Bluetooth and WLAN. As a second step, learners’ positions, tasks, and interests are visualized. Finally, a group process is initiated supported by relevant documents and services. Our solution is a starting point to develop new didactical solutions for collaborative processes.


Access Point Wireless Local Area Network Learn Management System Ambient Intelligence Computer Support Collaborative Learn 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Markus Bick
    • 1
  • Achim Jughardt
    • 2
  • Jan M. Pawlowski
    • 2
  • Patrick Veith
    • 2
  1. 1.Business Information SystemsESCP-EAP European School of ManagementBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Computer Science and Business Information SystemsUniversity of Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany

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