Contexts have traditionally been well defined things. Roles, places, spaces and environments that we would normally operate in were clearly delineated. Our home life, our friends, our professional life, our private and our public lives were discreet and segregated. This current wave of technology breaks down those walls, and often makes a mess of them. What was acceptable behaviour in one context wouldn’t affect another – as what is private can easily become public. The line between personal and professional can be blurred.
Some early ideas around context I couldn’t work into my recent Learning Contexts presentation but were highlighted at the mTech: Wearable technologies in an Educational Context event I went to.