Mike Sharples. Beyond mobile learning Learning-enhanced environments DREAM proposal DREAM is a new centre for groundbreaking research into Digital Reality.
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Beyond mobile learning Learning-enhanced environments DREAM proposal DREAM is a new centre for groundbreaking research into Digital Reality Environments And Multimedia. Its aim is to explore how digital technologies are changing the world of work, learning, and entertainment. Extreme learning EC NEST Adventure proposal Extreme learning is a learning activity with real or simulated authenticity and an assessable intrinsic risk. Context and mobile learning EPSRC proposal Implementable theory of mobile learning
Designing a multimodal technology to support science education PhD research Stamatina Anastopoulou
Research Questions: how can technology support learning about science? Where does science learners face difficulties? What is the existing contribution of technology? how can learners’ engagement and reflection be facilitated? what is the contribution of learners’ sensory modalities? in what ways interactions with technology can be enriched? what technological features are important? what activity-related features are important? How can we employ multiple modalities in the interaction?
Research walkthrough A comprehensive review of science learning, learning with multimedia and mixed-reality technologies. A categorisation of modalities and their contribution to learning. A theory-informed framework for multimodal interactivity. Three experimental studies to validate the framework and propose issues of significance, i.e. when multiple modalities are employed in learning, learners’ engagement and reflection are facilitated. fundamental guidelines for any designer of advanced learning technologies.
Mobile learning, Diaries, etc. Learning Studies (http://www.eee.bham.ac.uk/vavoula/LearningStudies/index.htm)http://www.eee.bham.ac.uk/vavoula/LearningStudies/index.htm Designing a personal learning diary – reflection tool Applicability of learning theories to mobile learning Thesis corrections
Research Topic Fan Doris Yang PhD student, Educational Technology Research Group Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Birmingham
Research interests ICT Technology: HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) CSCL (Computer Supported Collaborative Learning) CSCW (Computer Supported Collaborative Working) Application area: Work-based learning Team working Adult learning Current research: Research questions: How to enable transferable skills using ICT? Research activities: Participatory observation, Interview, individual case generation, prototype design…
Overview of Microsoft Funded Research Laura Naismith 18 March 2004
Botanic Garden eLearning Engage visitors with context- sensitive multimedia content and interaction with experts Deliver via wireless PDAs for visitors in the Garden and via the web for visitors at home Support collaborative academic research with botanic gardens worldwide
Recent Progress Conducted Focus Group Contacted other botanic gardens Designing a base location aware information system using GPS
CABLE: Computer Algebra Based Learning and Evaluation Cost effective, web-based system for formative assessment in undergraduate mathematics Automated marking allows focus to shift to question design Feedback enhances student learning and provides information to teachers on common misconceptions
Recent Progress Selected suitable open source VLE and CAS components Online demo demonstrating functionality Online demo Next step is relational database design