Tracing the Decade-Long Trajectory of Implementation
Research in Mobile- and Social Media-Assisted
Seamless Learning in Singapore
World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning,
This paper traces Singapore’s decade-long trajectory of implementation research in seamless learning. The emphasis in the earlier years was on leveraging on 1:1 mobile technology support, and the emphasis in the latter years was shifted to social media mediation. Seamless learning was introduced to Singapore schools around 2007. Starting with a pilot study on the feasibility of developing a national curriculum-aligned pedagogy, a series of translation and diffusion efforts were carried out in the next decade, making Singapore the leading country in deep penetration of seamless learning into the formal curricula – in contrast with research elsewhere where the relevant research efforts have either remained at the experimental or clinical trialstages, or have been enacted asrelatively short-term researcher-driven practices. Underpinned by the notions of implementation research and translational research, we will trace the evolutions of seamless learning practices in Singapore. We will discuss the rationales of developing various translated seamless pedagogical models during different periods of time, as a vivid example of a trajectory of design-based research and design-based implementation research that impacts school practices.
Wong, L.H. & Looi, C.K. (2019). Tracing the Decade-Long Trajectory of Implementation Research in Mobile- and Social Media-Assisted Seamless Learning in Singapore. In Proceedings of World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning 2019 (pp. 141-148).