At the nexus of learning and innovation
August 10, 6:00 am

6.00-7.30pm Education Lecture Theatre 351, Education Building, Manning Rd, University of Sydney

A CRLI Event also hosted by Sydney Ideas and Education and Social Work Dean's Lecture Series



6.00-7.30pm Education Lecture Theatre 351, Education Building, Manning Rd, University of Sydney

The field of education has seen significant changes in the past several decades resulting from advances in the learning sciences and learning technologies. Collaborative, inquiry-oriented pedagogies are promoted as more aligned with the knowledge creation capacity building needs for 21st century education. Instructions and instructional resources are only one part of the requisite support for this mode of learning. Effective learning requires appropriately designed learning environments (physical, digital and social) and learning experiences to achieve different targeted outcome goals. Advances in learning technologies, pervasive connectedness, the myriad forms of support for user-generation and sharing of content, as well as data analytics and visualization technologies have brought exponential increases in the modes of learning, assessment and feedback. These have brought deep changes to education as a profession.

Education professionals should now include not only those who work directly in schools and educational institutions and education publishers (print and e-learning resources, educational games), but also developers of e-learning platforms, e-assessment methods sources and tools, learning analytics and visualization tools, to name a few. Nancy Law advances the view that there needs to be a learning design pattern language to support the process of learning design, which should be the underpinning common focus for all education professionals. This will be illustrated by ongoing work in the development of a learning design pattern language and an associated platform, the Learning Design Studio, which is part of a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional Project involving HKU, HKUST and MIT in the development of An Open Learning Design, Data Analytics and Visualization Framework for E-learning.

Professor Nancy Law is in Information and Technology Studies Division of the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong. She is the corresponding co-convener for the Science of Learning at the University, and founding honorary director for the Centre for Information Technology in Education (CITE). Her research interests include international comparative studies of technology-enabled learning innovations, models of ICT integration in schools and change leadership, computer supported collaborative learning and the use of expressive and exploratory computer-based learning environments.

Response by Professor Peter Goodyear, School of Education and Social Work, and founding co-director of the University’s Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation (CRLI).

Time: 6-7.30pm, Thursday 10th August
Venue: Education LT 351, Education Building map


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