The seminar is jointly organized by CITE and Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
The presentation will explore the growing emphasis on mobility in learning and some of the tools that become available with smart phones and tablets. It will also explore changing patterns in students accessing their learning resources and how universities might need to adjust their pedagogical strategies.
<p>Dr John Hedberg holds the Millennium Innovations Chair of ICT and Education in the School of Education at Macquarie University in Sydney. He has taught postgraduate courses on cognitive strategies, interface design for learning, and implementation and evaluation of technology-based learning. He has also written on policy aspects of new technologies in education. Dr Hedberg recently completed several research projects about the use of ICTs in learning. These have included: The use of mobile phones as social software tools in orienteering tasks in biology and geography, using cognitive tools to develop mathematics problem solving repertoire; internet literacy and the production of multi-modal artefacts in History and Science. With the Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre and his graduate students he is exploring digital representation and early mathematics learning with robots, in particular he is interested in 2D and 3D representations and how younger learners generate mental models of the differences.</p>