A sandbox fro creative writing
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Tim de Jong2 Contact Information and Marcus Specht2 Contact Information(2) Centre for Learning Sciences and Technologies, Open University of the Netherlands, Valkenburgerweg 177, 6419 AT Heerlen, The NetherlandsRecently, mobile devices have become more and more popular. Their portability and increasing possibilities to create and view high quality multimedia content make them unique tools to support learning in context. In addition, most of these devices provide ways of communication between the learner and his peers. Already a couple of years ago, Rheingold recognised the power of loosely coupled, ad hoc communities “Smartmobs”, which were based on mobile or ubiquitous access to personal social networks (Rheingold 2002). Like Rheingold, we also believe that easy access to learning content and social peers facilitates the creation of an active learning network.