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8 October 2013
9:30am  –  12:30pm
Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning (CDTL)
National University of Singapore


Theory into Practice: A Quick Look into The Learning Environments and Principles that have Engaged Millions of Learners
Aaron Doering
Associate Professor,
Learning Technologies Co-Director,
Bonnie Westby-Huebner Endowed Chair of Education and Technology
Institute on the Environment Fellow
University of Minnesota, USA

Now that you have taken a sneak peek at the learning environments and projects that have engaged millions of learners at the keynote address, take a closer look into the theory and practice of these environments. Learn how you can use them in your teaching and classroom!

Doering will discuss how his principles to technology transformation have played a role in the design of the learning environments and also share how you can integrate these principles into your designs and pedagogy. Through the lens of some of the most recent projects to come out of the Learning Technologies Media Lab, Doering invites you to get involved with the learning and sharing. Bring your computer and get involved!


Owning the Place of Learning: Principles for Designing Personal Learning Spaces for Learners and Teachers
Mike Keppell
Executive Director and Professor
Australian Digital Futures Institute
University of Southern Queensland

Personal learning spaces constitute the formal and informal spaces and technologies customised by the learner or teacher. They are spaces that are owned by the learner or teacher. However, insufficient attention has been given to providing assistance to learners and teachers to design their own personal learning spaces. This workshop provides a framework for personal learning spaces that includes: distributed learning spaces, seamless learning and principles of learning space design that assist learners and teachers to design their own personal learning spaces. Distributed learning spaces include physical, blended, virtual mobile, personal, outdoor, academic and professional practice spaces (Keppell & Riddle, 2012). Seamless learning occurs when a person experiences a continuity of learning across a combination of locations, times, technologies or social settings (Sharples, et al, 2012). Seven principles of learning space design include: comfort, aesthetics, flow, equity, blending, affordances and repurposing (Souter, Riddle & Keppell, 2010). By taking account of distributed learning spaces, seamless learning and principles of learning space design both learners and teachers will be empowered to construct their own personal learning spaces.


Researching Educational Technology in Higher Education
Sue Bennett
Associate Professor
Faculty of Education
University of Wollongong

This workshop integrates presentations, discussion and practical activities that address the key stages of developing a high quality research project to investigate educational technology in higher education. 

The following topics will be covered:

  • identifying research problems and locating them in the field
  • exploring a research problem through relevant literature
  • designing and conducting a robust investigation
  • presenting the findings in publications

By the end of the workshop, participants will have developed a greater awareness of the field of educational technology and how to conduct research that advances knowledge in the field and is able to be published in a high quality outlet.