From China to Kenya, from US and UK to New Zealand: MicroLearning is hot topic,for knowledge build-up and capacity development with ICT
Leading experts and e-learning professionals will meet next week to
discuss "Effectiveness of technology-enhanced learning" at the
University of Innsbruck.
Too much complex technology and too few clear learning goals, too
much emphasis on massive information and too little understanding of user
needs provide the e-learning reality backdrop for the conference.
The speakers hail from all over the world, including China
and Kenya, USA and New Zealand, India and England, Germany
and Austria. The conference will be hosted in workshop format by the Research Studios Austria
Forschungsgesellschaft in cooperation with the Corporate Affairs Group of Intel
Participants and experts will discuss presentations on the following
- "The Effectiveness of MicroLearning: Objectives, Research
Design and Results of Corporate Projects with the KnowledgePulse"
- "Where is Mobile Learning going?"
- "Mobile Learning and Teaching: Evaluation and Empirical
learnings from current projects"
- "ENTERPRISE 2.0 - Evaluating the Effectivity of Social Media
for Learning in Corporate Contexts"
- "Effectiveness and Learning Styles: Why classical e-learning
fails learners and what they would need to be successful in mastering difficult
Among the conference keynote speakers is Martina Roth
(Director Global Strategy, Intel Corp.) on "Innovation and Education Transformation for a World of
Opportunities". Others include Luvai F. Motivalla (USA), University of Massachusetts,Daniel
CHING WA (China), Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Andrew Gakiria
(Kenya), National Kenya e-Learning Centre, Ahmed AlHujairy (Bahrain), Gulf Future
Business S.P.C., Syed Safi Athar (India), Infosys Tech., Joachim Niemeier (D), University of
Stuttgart, and Jon K. Price (USA), Intel Corp.