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Stolen moments or interstitial time

Posted on: August 28, 2013

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I tweeted this SlideShare last week.

It is a resource that lives up to its name: 21 inspiring quotes and thoughts on mobile learning. Quite a few people retweeted and favourited it.

I enjoyed slide 12.


What Geoff Stead called “stolen moments” I have labelled “interstitial time” [1] [2]. Both are moments of relatively unproductive time (or time in between important events) used to do productive or important things.

If there is anything that makes mobile learning stand out from e-learning or other formalized online learning, it would be that mobile learning breaches the informal learning time and space.

I think this is important because research indicates that we learn from informal contexts 80% of the time. We put so much time, effort, and money into the formal 20%. Why are we not focusing on the 80%?

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