1-2 April, 2013, Fatima College of Health Sciences, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Keynote Speakers

Day 1 - Monday, 1 April 2013
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Keynote Talk

Education in the Age of Mobilism: The Inevitable Transformation of K-12 Classroom

Elliot Soloway

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
Professor & Lockheed Martin Eminent Scholar Chair
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Intergalactic Mobile Learning Center (iMLC)
College of Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering
734-355-4098. Soloway@umich.edu

Prof. Elliot Soloway is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in the Dept of CSE, College of Engineering, School of Education and School of Information, University of Michigan. For the past 10 years, Soloway's research has been guided by the vision that mobile, handheld - and very low-cost - networked devices are the only way to truly achieve universal 1:1 in schools - all across the globe. In 2001, the UMich undergraduates selected him to receive the "Golden Apple Award" as the Outstanding Teacher of the Year. In 2004 and in 2011, the EECS College of Engineering HKN Honor Society awarded Elliot the "Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award."

Cathleen Norris

Regents Professor
Professor & Lockheed Martin Eminent Scholar Chair,
University of Central Florida
Department of Learning Technologies,
University of North Texas, Denton, TX 76203. USA
940-565-4189. Norris@unt.edu

Prof. Cathleen Norris is a Regents Professor in the College of Information, Department of Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas. Cathie's 14 years in K-12 classrooms - and receiving Dallas' Golden Apple Award - has shaped her university research agenda: helping K-12 teachers move from the 19th century into the 21st century. Cathie has been President of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the leading international organization for technology-minded educators, and the President of the National Educational Computing Association (NECA), the association that organized NECC, the premier conference on technology in K-12.

Day 2 - Tuesday, 2 April 2013
09:30 am - 10:15 am

Keynote Talk

iLearning for the iGeneration: New channels, new learners?

Peter Scott

Director of the Knowledge Media Institute,
The Open University, UK.


Prof. Peter J. Scott is the Director of the Knowledge Media Institute of the Open University, (http://kmi.open.ac.uk). KMI is a 70-strong Research and Development Unit on the OU campus in Milton Keynes, which explores the future of learning and the boundaries between knowledge and the media we use to work with it. Peter's own research group in the Institute, the Centre for New Media, prototypes the application of new technologies and media to learning at all levels. Peter's current research interests range widely across knowledge and media research. Three key threads at the moment are: telepresence; streaming media systems; and ubiquity. In June 2008 he coordinated the launch of The Open University into the Apple iTunes U. portal, which now (Jan 2013) has had over 60 Million worldwide downloads, and contains around 450 ePub books. Peter has a BA (1983) and PhD (1987) in Psychology. Before joining the Open University in 1995, Prof. Scott lectured in Psychology and Cognitive Science at the University of Sheffield. He has a textbook in each of these subjects, with a large range of associated teaching multimedia support applications. He was the founding President of the European Association of Technology Enhanced Learning, and was the coordinator and scientific director of STELLAR, the EU's 7th Framework Network of Excellence in Technology Enhanced Learning.


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