Computer-supported learning in developing countries

Updated: 10:49am, 14 Nov, 2022
3 December 2010 (Fri)
Room 101, 1/F., Runme Shaw Bldg., HKU
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The seminar is organized by CITE
and Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong

In this
talk, Dr Hoadley will discuss research on learning interventions in developing
countries. First, he will highlight some of his own work on sustainability
education in South Asia, and some of the key findings. Then he will discuss
other projects including low-cost computing platforms and mobile learning
design for countries in Asia, South America, and Africa. I conclude with some
points about the unique challenges of doing work with information and communication
technologies in developing countries, and some of the unique advantages that
are likely to inform research in the industrialized world. The question of how
these issues might be relevant in China will also be discussed.

About the speaker(s):

<p>Dr Chris
Hoadley is currently Associate Professor of Educational Technology at the
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Education of the New York
University. Dr Hoadley designs, builds, and studies ways for computers to
enhance collaboration and learning. Currently his research focuses on
collaborative technologies and computer support for cooperative learning
(CSCL). Hoadley is the director of dolcelab, the Laboratory for Design Of
Learning, Collaboration &amp; Experience. He is an affiliate scholar for the
National Academy of Engineering&rsquo;s Center for the Advancement of Scholarship in
Engineering Education (CASEE) and was awarded a Fulbright for 2008-2009 in the
South Asia Regional program to study educational technologies for
sustainability and empowerment in rural Himalayan villages. Other interests
include research on and through design, systems for supporting social capital
and distributed intelligence, the role of informatics and digital libraries in
education, and science and engineering education. Hoadley previously chaired
the American Educational Research Association&rsquo;s Special Interest Group for
Education in Science and Technology (now SIG: Learning Sciences), and served as
the first president of the International Society for the Learning Sciences.
Hoadley earned his baccalaureate in cognitive science from MIT, and a masters
in computer science and doctorate in education from UC Berkeley. He previously
taught at Stanford University, Mills College, and Penn State University in
education, computer science, and information sciences.</p>

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