从数字化学习到泛在学习的转变

——访国际知名教育技术专家金书轲教授

 

本刊特约通讯员  魏雪峰  张永和  本刊记者  魏志慧

 

【编者按】近年来,很多研究者开始关注泛在学习,并从实践层面进行了一些尝试。然而,到底什么是泛在学习,如何使泛在学习的理念成为现实,即如何根据学习者所处情境和学习者的学习风格等具体情况,激发学习者的学习动机,使学习真正发生,并让不同的学习者有着相适应的学习体验,这些都是值得我们在研究和实践中关注的话题。随着经济、社会和信息通信技术的发展,很多国家重视终身教育体系的构建和学习型社会的形成,让更多的民众更容易、更有趣、更深入地进行学习。作为未来终身学习的理想模式之一,泛在学习可以为学习者提供随时、随地、随意获取信息、开展交流和进行学习的理想环境。本期,金书轲(Kinshuk)教授以泛在学习在加拿大阿萨巴斯卡大学的研究和实践应用为例,介绍和分析了泛在学习的现状及未来发展。

金书轲现为加拿大阿萨巴斯卡大学(Athabasca University)科学与技术学院全职教授、副院长,北京师范大学客座教授,NSERC/iCORE/Xerox/Markin自适应和个性化信息工业研究会主席。金书轲在英国德蒙福特大学(De Montfort University)获得博士学位,目前的研究兴趣包括学习技术、移动学习、泛在学习、移动和位置感知学习系统、认知分析以及交互技术等。金书轲教授在国际知名刊物、国际会议和书籍著作中发表了300多篇学术论文,经常被邀请作大会主题报告,且是多所大学的客座教授。2008年,金书轲教授被日本学术振兴会(Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)授予杰出奖。在过去的五年中,他被邀请作为多家国际知名期刊之专刊的特邀编辑,还担任国际知名期刊的编委和国际会议的程序委员。目前,他还担任欧盟、奥地利、加拿大、中国香港、以色列、意大利、荷兰、卡塔尔、中国台湾和美国等许多国家或地区政府资助项目的评审专家。此外,金书轲是国际电气电子工程师协会(IEEE)学习技术专业委员会(Technical Committee on Learning Technologies)的创始人和主席,SSCI索引源期刊《教育技术与社会》(Educational Technology & Society Journal2010年影响因子为1.066)的创刊人和主编,美国计算机协会ACM SIG新西兰分会人机交互技术领域的创始人和主席,还曾经担任新西兰远程教育协会主席。

【关键词】数字化学习;泛在学习;自适应;个性化

【中图分类号】G434

【文献标识码】C

【文章编号】1007-2179(2012)02-0004-05

【特邀通讯员简介】魏雪峰,讲师,鲁东大学教育科学学院,北京师范大学知识工程研究中心在读博士(weixfeng@gmail.com);张永和,北京师范大学知识工程研究中心在读博士。

*基金项目: 本文系山东省教育科学“十二五”规划课题“基于认知过程的课堂交互分析与仿真研究”(编号:2011GG014)成果之一。

 

Transition from E-learning to U-learning:

An Interview with Prof.KinshukJournalists

 

WEI XuefengZHANG Yonghe & WEI Zhihui

 

Abstract: Recently many researchers have begun to focus on ubiquitous learning (u-learning) and made some attempts from practical level. However what is ubiquitous learning? How to make the concept of u-learning become a reality? These questions are all worthy of our attention.Nowadays with the development of economy, society, information and communication technology, many countries in the world are paying more attention to lifelong education. U-learning is a very good choice. In this issue, we interviewed Prof.  Kinshuk from Athabasca University to have an overall view on u-learning.

Dr. Kinshuk is Associate Dean of Faculty of Science and Technology, and Full Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems at Athabasca University, Canada. He also holds the NSERC/iCORE/Xerox/Markin Industrial Research Chair for Adaptivity and Personalization in Informatics, funded by the federal and provincial governments of Canada and by industries. He has a PhD from De Montfort University, United Kingdom. His work has been dedicated to advancing research on the innovative paradigms, architectures and implementations of online and distance learning systems for individualized and adaptive learning in increasingly global environments. Areas of his research interests include learning technologies, mobile, ubiquitous, location and context aware learning systems, cognitive profiling and interactive technologies. With more than 300 research publications in refereed journals, international refereed conferences and book chapters, he is frequently invited as keynote or principal speaker in international conferences and visiting professor around the world. He was awarded the prestigious fellowship of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in 2008. He has also been invited as guest editor of 12 special issues of international journals in the past five years, and continues to serve on a large number of editorial boards of prestigious journals and program committees of international conferences.He has also served on review panels for grants for the governmental funding agencies of various countries and regions, including the European Commission, Austria, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Qatar, Taiwan and the United States. He also has a successful record of procuring external funding over 11 million Canadian dollars as principal and co-principal investigator. In his on-going professional activities, he is Founding Chair of IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technologies, and Founding Editor of the Educational Technology & Society Journal (SSCI indexed with Impact Factor of 1.066 according to Thomson Scientific 2010 Journal Citations Report).At the national level, he is Founding Chair of the New Zealand Chapter of ACM SIG on Computer-Human Interaction, and Past President of the Distance Education Association of New Zealand.

Key words: e-learning; u-learning; adaptivity; personalization

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