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ICT4D Seminar 2017
March 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Örebro University, Nova N2043
Welcome to our ICT4D Seminar Series. The ICT4D seminar in 2017 will be held at Örebro University on 28th March from 10am to 11am.
Our guest speaker at the seminar is Prof. Mohamed Ally from Athabasca University in Canada. He is Vice-President of International Association for Blended Learning (IABL) and acting chair, Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University.
Theme: Flexible delivery of education through mobile learning
Abstract: The use of mobile technology provides flexibility to deliver education. There has to be a sense of urgency to transform education using mobile technologies. This is critical since the young and upcoming generations of learners are using emerging technologies on a daily basis and they will demand that education and learning support be provided using these emerging technologies. Innovative pedagogical models need to be in place where learning is learner-centered. For example, problem-based learning can be used to develop students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Learning materials can take the form of games to challenge students so that they can be motivated to learn. A variety of delivery formats can be used. Mobile learning can be used to deliver education to students anywhere and at any time. The blended learning approach, which combines face-to-face instruction and mobile learning, can be used to provide flexibility in learning. The flipped classroom can also be used where students learn the theory outside the classroom using learning technologies to access the information and develop the high level and affective skills in the classroom or lab where the teacher is available to provide guidance. Students can also download mobile learning apps to learn anywhere and at any time. They can use mobile technology to access Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at their own convenient time to further develop their knowledge and skills. This presentation will describe how mobile learning can be integrated in education to transform education for the new generations of students and provide education for all.