Multi-channel, multi-objective, multicontext services: the GLUE of the smart cities learning ecosystem

Last week we where informed that the paper I wrote together with Ilona Buchem entitled “Multi-channel, multi-objective, multicontext services: the GLUE of the smart cities learning ecosystem” t has been accepted for the workshop “Horizon 2020: Smart Cities learning” that will take place at the Alpine-Rendez-Vouz 2003.

The paper presents an idea that stems from the concept of   Glocalization by Meyrowitz (see the post I wrote few weeks ago) together with the ideas by Ilona about the chapter she wrote “Twitter as a serendipitous Learning Space“.  Here you have the link to the special issue where you can download the paper.

Smart devices in combination with other digital tools have occupied the cities transforming citizens’ urban experience. People are connected any time and anywhere with their global identities changing their relation to the local. People live in glocalities, where the local and the global co-exists. Glocalities are unique and constantly changing in a lifelong-learning process in which the citizen is in the centre. There is an urgent need for services to support glocal, reciprocal and multi-episodic lifelong learning processes in digital urban spaces. In this paper we define three key attributes that these services has to fulfil for being the glue to connect and guide the complex technology-enhanced learning ecosystems in smart cities: multi-channel, multi-objective and multi- context. Finally, we give an example of these types of services and contribute with an illustrative glocalised learning scenario showing how life-long learning processes would be supported in smart cities of the future.

I’m looking forward your comments.

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