Professional Learning Seminar conducted at Griffith University, Gold Coast 23 Feb 2010
Implications and applications of educational technologies
The challenge of staying on top of advances in technology is now fundamental to sustaining success in every field of human endeavour. For educators and educational administrators, it is specifically educational technologies that present unique challenges, opportunities and expectations. This seminar will highlight a range of emerging educational technologies being researched at Griffith University that forecast paradigm changes in educational practice. Within the TPACK (Technological, Pedagogical, Content Knowledge) framework of understanding the role of educational technologies in the teaching and learning process, the educational application of 1:1 computing, mobile devices, serious games, virtual worlds, and neural interfaces will be explored.
Dr Jason Zagami is a lecturer at the Gold Coast school of Education and Professional Studies in the Faculty of Education of Griffith University in Queensland, Australia where he conducts research in cognition, professional learning and expertise, and all aspects of educational technologies – with a current focus on 1:1 computing, mLearning, serious games, virtual environments and neural interfaces. Jason has 15 years experience in K-12 ICT education and been the recipient of the Queensland Computer Educator of the Year and Outstanding National Achievement by a Teacher awards. He is also an Apple Distinguished Educator, the Australian HP Innovations in Education Mentor, president of the Australian College of Educators (Gold Coast Region), president of the Queensland Society for Information Technology in Education and a member of the Australian Council for Computers in Education board.