List of Experts Interviews:
An interview with Anirudha Joshi – December 2015
Topic: Developing ICT for People with Less Education
Keywords: Better education • Literate • Emerging technologies • Healthcare • Indian languages • Learners • Communication • Opportunities • Interaction • Developing countries
An interview with Maiga Chang – December 2015
Topic: Intelligence and Gaming in Educational Research
Keywords: Educational games • Data mining • Context-aware • Intelligence • Learning activity • Game-control • Students • Computers • Technology • Skills
An interview with Nian-Shing Chen – December 2015
Topic: Revolutionizing Current Learning Environments to Smart Learning Environments
Keywords: Educational robot • Self-directed learning • Teacher’s challenge • Smart learning environments • Flipped classroom • Informal learning • Learning analytics • Team teaching • Technology • Competence
A discussion between Mangala Sunder Krishnan & M. S. Ananth – July 27, 2015
Topic: Discussion on Technology Enhanced Learning
Keywords: Technology Enhanced Learning • Open Courseware • Education • Web Video Courses • Students • University • Programmes • Online learning • Teachers
An interview with Miguel Nussbaum – July 2015
Topic: Collaborative Mobile Game Learning and Design-Based Research for Education
Keywords: Mobile learning • Learning technology • Education • Assessment • Problem-based learning • Technology (Industry) • Collaborative learning • Game-based learning • Design-based research
An interview with Elliot Soloway and Cathleen A. Norris – July 2015
Topic: Integrating technology with education: the present and the future
Keywords: Technology (Industry) • Education • Mobile learning • Mobile technology • Teachers • Responsive • Learning value • Integrating technology • Learning technologies • Connectivity
Topic: The Road to Social Learning – Learning With & From Others
Keywords: Web-based technology • Engaging children • Mobile learning • Collaborative activities • Learning experience • Self-directed learning • Social environment • Social learning • Learning process • Learning anytime • Teachers • Students • Interaction • Education • Successful collaboration
An interview with Michael Spector – July 2015
Topic: Emerging Technologies in K-12 Education: Challenges, Approaches, and Trends
Keywords: Emerging Technologies • K-12 Classroom • Technology-Rich Environment • Digital Competences • Teacher Education • Meta-Analysis • Replication Study
An interview with Mike Sharples – December 2013
Topic: Global Research and Outlook of Mobile Learning
Interviewer: Can you please introduce the key research achievements in m-learning?
Prof.: Ok. Well, I think the first major achievement is to demonstrate that mobile devices can effectively and successfully enable effective learning both inside and outside the classroom –that people can use mobile devices to access information and also to learn socially with other people. That’s a first achievement of m-learning. The second main achievement has been to reconceive learning–not just as a static activity that happens in one location, but an activity that occurs across multiple locations and it’s contextualized.
Keywords: Mobile learning • Mobile devices • Seamless learning • Educational technology • Learning environment • Social networks • Smart learning • Global research • Open education • Learning communities • Interactive eBooks • Individual activity • Innovating pedagogy • Game-based approach
An interview with George Siemens – May 2013
Topic: Understanding the individual students better with Learning Analytics
Interviewer: What is learning analytics? And why learning analytics emerged? And where learning analytics is being used?
Prof.: A quick definition the way that we’ve described through the Society for Learning Analytics Research is that learning analytics is essentially the process where we measure, we collect data that is actively generated through the students’ participation in a particular learning activity. In that process of collecting data, we can gain insight into what students are doing, how they are developing, what sort of their next stage of activity might be. It’s essentially the measurement collection of this data that students are generating. Then we use that to report back both the learner and the institution and the educator as well – we report back to at least those three agents. And our goal is really to understand better how is learning happening and how can we improve the learning experience or the environment in which learning occurs. So, that’s our definition. If you want something a little bit shorter, basically it’s analyzing and communicating the patterns in the data trails that students generate as they learn.
Keywords: Learning analytics • Cognitive process • Mobile devices • Evaluating effectiveness • Learning process • Learning experience • Individual student • Holistic approach • Captured learning • Students experiences • Educational data mining • Collaborative learning
An interview with Kinshuk – January 2012
Topic: Transition from e-learning to u-learning
Interviewer: Your report is titled “Transition from e-learning to u-learning: innovations and personalization issues”What is U-learning? And what are the differences between e-learning and u-learning?
Prof.:E-learning is something that nowadays almost every university is doing, which is basically about accessing content and providing certain interaction through internet. E-learning is something that does not have any requirement for knowing what student is doing and also has nothing to do with student’s current situation. E-learning means that every student accesses the same content regardless of where they are, when and what they are accessing and so on.
Keywords: u-Learning • Educational games • Learning analytics • Learners behavior • Learning technologies • Learning styles • Contextualized experience • Context aware system • e-Learning • Ubiquitous learning • Mixed initiatives system • Realistic learning • Immersive learning environments • Individualized adaptive learning