It occurred to me for several reason to think about mobile from the perspective of affordances. I’d done this before for virtual worlds, and it only seems right to do the same for mobile learning. So off to Graffle I went…
The core is portable processing power that is synced back into the environment. On top of that, we can have ubiquitous connectivity, we can connect to sensors that can recognize the world (e.g. cameras) and our context (e.g. GPS), and we can design capabilities that provide us content and computations power.
From those, we can link the content presentation with connectivity to communicate with others, take that capture and reflect upon it or share with others for their support and mentorship, we can be connected with people in context for live support, and we can layer content upon the context as augmented reality.
These capabilities can be layered. So using interactive content could be mobile games. When linked with augmented reality, we can start having alternate reality games.
This is a first cut, so I welcome feedback. What am I confounding? What am I missing?