Symposium: ICT4D and the learning sciences

2008-06-28
Evans, Michael A.
Johri, Aditya
Glasson, George E.
Çağıltay, Kürşat
Pal, Joyojeet
Sorcar, Piya
Over the last two decades, the learning sciences have contributed immensely to curricula-based learning in formal environments. Recently, there is an increased emphasis on learning that occurs outside formal institutions, especially through the use of technology. Design experiments and design-based research have resulted in several innovations and in an overall conception of designing and researching new learning environments. Not surprisingly, technology has been a critical component of research and teaching. Yet, this focus has primarily been on developed nations in the West. Recently the participation from other areas of the world, especially Africa, Asia, the Middle East, has been on the increase while the community of researchers and scholars is internationalizing. One area of innovation that has not been part of the community but which we wish to bring to focus through our symposium is the use of information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D) in emerging economies.
International Perspectives in the Learning Sciences: Cre8ing a Learning World - 8th International Conference for the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2008

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Citation Formats
M. A. Evans, A. Johri, G. E. Glasson, K. Çağıltay, J. Pal, and P. Sorcar, “Symposium: ICT4D and the learning sciences,” Utrecht; Netherlands, 2008, p. 229, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?partnerID=HzOxMe3b&scp=84880432444&origin=inward.