Over the next few days, I will be attending the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital‘s Cure4Kids Global Summit. (That’s a mouthful!) A description from the website says:
The aim of this three-day conference is to improve health and science education in classrooms and communities around the world. It will bring together leading educators, innovators, and pioneers in a multidisciplinary forum to promote improvements and innovations in health and science education. This exceptional event will connect people from diverse communities and professional backgrounds and offer unique opportunities for networking and building collaborations.
The lead organizer for the conference, Dr. Yuri Quintana, asked me a few months ago to participate in the conference. I wasn’t really sure what I could contribute to a conference on healthcare. However, I was informed that this conference has a focus on elearning and multimedia, as well as teacher education and community outreach. Those things I know about.
In particular, I will be presenting on a few different topics over the course of the conference. First, I’ll be presenting on some research that I have been lucky to be part of that is being led by Dr. Jong-pil Cheon, a good friend (and former student) of mine. I’ll be discussing two of his studies on cognitive load theory. Second, I’ll be presenting a workshop on mobile teaching and learning strategies. Lastly, Dr. Quintana asked if I would participate in a panel session on futures thinking with me focusing on mobile learning and computing.
Here’s an abstract on two of the presentations:
Interface Design and Cognitive Load: What Matters and How It’s Measured
Beyond Apps: Strategies for Making Teaching and Learning Mobile
Much of the electronic press and hype dedicated to m-learning initiatives focuses on implementations with a single platform or device. However, one of the significant promises of mobile learning is the ability for teachers and students to use their own mobile computing devices. In this hands-on session, we’ll take a look at strategies for teaching and learning that are appropriate for a variety of mobile computing devices and platforms. This session is BYOM: Bring Your Own Mobile!
Other related articles from across the web:
- Cognitive Load Theory (queuniversidade2.wordpress.com)
- Learning Portfolio 3/4 Week 11 Item 1 Critical Reading and Writing Q1) (rachelecu.wordpress.com)
- Zones of Proximal Development, Mobile Learning, and Art (michaelseangallagher.org)