Ubiquitous learning theory: A conceptual model of open English education

Ke Chen
Changzhou Open University

Changzhou, China

The developments in technology have made possible ubiquitous learning, which has triggered a variety of changes and reforms in the education field, including open education. Ubiquitous learning refers to the notion that any person is able to study anything via any devices at any time and at any place. This paper analyses the definition and features of ubiquitous learning, and then elaborates on the construction of an ubiquitous learning environment through an operating system, a network environment, learning resources and learning support in open universities. It also presents a conceptual model of English teaching and learning in Changzhou Open University.