Experience Sharing on the Implementation of Mobile Learning: A Successful Case in the Soochow University (SCU)
15:00 - 17:00
Room 701, 7/F., VTC Tower
2 hrs hours
Medium of Instruction :
Pedagogy and Assessment - Education/Information Technology
Mode of Study :
MS03 - PART-TIME DAY RELEASE
About the Event :
Mobile learning refers to a learning context in which learners utilize portable devices to access a mobile network and digital learning resources to conduct their learning, whether in or out of the classroom. This seminar aims to share the experiences of conducting mobile learning in university and high schools in Taiwan. The “Mobile Learning Promotion Program” is funded by the MOE and several enterprises in Taiwan. The model and 12 learning strategies have been applied to more than 100 elementary schools per year since 2012, and around 40 high schools per year since 2013. In this seminar, the experiences of implementing mobile learning in school settings to improve students' learning engagement and performance are demonstrated. Several practical examples to encourage students to apply what they have learned to face problems in real-world contexts, and to foster their higher-order thinking skills are demonstrated as well.
This seminar aims to share various effective strategies and tools for improving mobile learning in university and high schools in Taiwan. The experiences of promoting and designing mobile learning in nation-wide mobile learning promotion program in Taiwan will be introduced.
Prof. Hui-Chun Chu , Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Information Management, Soochow University, Taiwan.
Prof. Chu received her Ph.D. degree from of the Department of Information and Learning Technology at National University of Tainan in Taiwan in July, 2009. She serves as an editorial board member and a reviewer for more than 15 academic journals. Her research interests include mobile and ubiquitous learning, game-based learning, information technology-applied instructions, flipped learning and knowledge engineering in education. Prof. Chu has published more than 130 academic papers, including 50 academic journal papers, in which 29 papers are published in well-recognized SSCI journals. Owing to the distinguished academic performance and service in e-learning, she received the Annual Young Scholars Outstanding Researcher Award--Ta-You Wu Memorial Award from the Ministry of Science and Technology in 2014. In addition, she has been invited to serve as the chair of Taiwan “classroom, ubiquitous, and mobile technologies-enhanced learning” Special Interest Group (CUMTEL SIG)” since 2015 and the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (SSCI) since 2015. She has also served as the guest editor of Interactive Learning Environments (SSCI) in 2013 and 2016. Moreover, Prof. Chu received the reward of “The top 50 Flipped Learning leaders in higher education worldwide” in 2018.
Target Audience :
All VTC Teaching and Instructing Staff
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