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Keynote Speaker —— Dr. Chin-Chung Tsai

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Professor of the Graduate Institute of Digital Learning and Education, Taiwan University of Science and Technology

 

The conceptualization of learning in technology-enhanced environments: Does technology make a difference?

Abstract: How students conceptualize learning plays an important role in their learning processes and outcomes. Previous research has indicated that the students' conceptions of learning guide their learning in traditional schooling context. In recent years, various applications of technologies have been widely utilized in educational settings and students are more likely to engage in some learning opportunities enhanced by technology (such as Internet, mobile computing technologies or augmented reality). Does technology make a difference for students' conceptions of learning? How may students' conceptions of learning guide their learning in technology-enhanced environments?
This talk will first review a series of studies from my research team regarding students’ conceptions of learning for different types of technology-enhanced instructional activities. It is found that the students possess quite different conceptions of learning by technology-enhanced learning environments. The interplay among conceptions of learning, approaches to learning and learning outcomes for certain technology-supported environments will be discussed. How the technology may play a role in fostering students’ conceptualization of learning will also be addressed. 
                      
Dr. Chin-Chung Tsai holds a B.Sc. in physics from National Taiwan Normal University. He received a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and completed his doctoral study at Teachers College, Columbia University in 1996. From 1996 to 2006, he joined the faculty of Center for Teacher Education and Institute of Education, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. He is currently a Chair Professor at the Graduate Institute of Digital Learning and Education, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. Since July 2009, he has been appointed as the Co-Editor of Computers & Education (published by Elsevier, ranked as the seventh among more than 200 educational journals indexed in SSCI by 2012 impact factor values). His research interests deal largely with constructivism, epistemological beliefs, and Internet-based instruction related to science education. His research work has been published in Learning and Instruction, Science Education, Journal of Research in Science Teaching, International Journal of Science Education, Instructional Science, Teaching & Teacher Education, Computers & Education, British Journal of Educational Technology, Educational Technology & Society, Interactive Learning Environments, Journal of Engineering Education and other educational journals.
        

 

 

Keynote Speaker —— Dr. Glenn Finger

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Professor and the Dean (Learning and Teaching) of the Arts, Education and Law Group at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia.

 

Leadership, Learning and Technologies - What works and why? Understanding successful technology enabled learning within institutional contexts

Abstract: This keynote will highlight some of the big trends and questions relating to leadership, learning and technologies. It will argue that teaching is the most important profession on the planet, and that there was never a more important time to lead to ensure that we focus on what matters most – to imagine and inspire; to create a better world; and to focus on high performance and high equity. To achieve this, we need an evidence informed approach to understand successful technology enabled learning within educational contexts. This keynote will present some key, emerging findings from the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching Commissioned Project What works and why? Understanding successful technology enabled learning within institutional contexts. 
                      
Professor Glenn Finger provides leadership in learning and teaching in schools in Humanities, Languages and Linguistics, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Law, Education, Queensland Conservatorium, Queensland College of Art, and Griffith Film School. His teaching and research have focused on technologies to transform learning and teaching. He was the Chair of the Research and Evaluation Group of the $8 million Teaching Teachers of the Future Project involving 39 Higher Education Institutions in Australia, and he is currently conducting, in partnership with Monash University, an Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching Commissioned Project What works and why? Understanding successful technology enabled learning within institutional contexts. Professor Finger has won various awards, including outstanding paper awards at International Conferences, and is the recipient of the QSITE Outstanding Leader of the Year Award in 2014. He also achieved the prestigious Australian Learning and Teaching Council Award for Teaching Excellence (Social Sciences) in 2009, and was the Australian Teacher Education Association Pearson Education Teacher Educator of the Year in 2008.

 

 

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