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Cross disciplinary team wins international award for paper on ubiquitous learning mobile app

20 Jan 2016

Professor Christopher Keyes (front), Dr Ronnie Shroff (second row, right), and their cross disciplinary team’s contribution to enhancing teaching and learning receives recognition.
Professor Christopher Keyes (front), Dr Ronnie Shroff (second row, right), and their cross disciplinary team’s contribution to enhancing teaching and learning receives recognition.

A team of cross disciplinary scholars who formed the newly established Resource Centre for Ubiquitous Learning & Integrated Pedagogy at HKBU recently won the International Award for Excellence from an international journal for their paper on mobile applications that support ubiquitous learning. 

 

The HKBU team comprises Professor Christopher Keyes of the Department of Music and Director of the Centre, Dr Ronnie Shroff, Instructional Design Specialist and Assistant Director of the Centre, and Dr Warren Linger, former Lecturer of the School of Continuing Education. Their paper entitled “A Proposed Taxonomy of Theoretical and Pedagogical Perspectives of Mobile Applications to Support Ubiquitous Learning” received the International Award for Excellence from Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal 8 (2015): 23-44 presented by Common Ground Publishing in the US. The paper was selected from among the 10 highest-ranking papers for the award. 

 

The team proposed a framework of taxonomy to facilitate better understanding of the theoretical and pedagogical perspectives relating to the use of mobile apps in education to support ubiquitous learning. Professor Christopher Keyes said “One of our aims is to create a generation of learners who see the world as their classroom. We create apps that are also able to provide a bridge from the classroom to the real world applications for expanded learning outside of the classroom.” This optimises communication, interaction and connectivity, engaging students and their teachers, and encouraging future academic endeavours. 

 

The Centre aims to support teaching staff and students’ pedagogical needs through the development of free mobile apps. 

 

For more information on the Centre and their apps, please visit: http://ulip.hkbu.edu.hk/apps/