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CasualLearn: A Smart Application to Learn History of Art

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Smart Learning promises the connection between formal and informal learning, but how to offer informal learning tasks related to formal learning is still a challenge. This demonstration paper presents CasualLearn, a smart learning application that bridges formal and informal learning to learn History of Art in the Spanish region of Castile and Leon. CasualLearn uses a dataset of 16,221 contextualized informal learning tasks that were semi-automatically created exploiting Open Data from the Web. CasualLearn offers these tasks to students based on their context: their geolocation, the activity they do and the topics covered in their formal education. A demo application is currently available for Android devices.

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This research has been partially funded by projects VA257P18 (Regional Government of Castile and Leon, ERDF), TIN2017-85179-C3-2-R (AEI, ERDF), and 588438-EPP-1-2017-1-EL-EPPKA2-KA (European Commission).

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Ruiz-Calleja, A. et al. (2020). CasualLearn: A Smart Application to Learn History of Art. In: Alario-Hoyos, C., Rodríguez-Triana, M.J., Scheffel, M., Arnedillo-Sánchez, I., Dennerlein, S.M. (eds) Addressing Global Challenges and Quality Education. EC-TEL 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 12315. Springer, Cham.

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