This speech introduces how graphic organizers can be incorporated into in-field mobile learning designs to stimulate deeper thinking and produce integrated learning outcomes of learners. By using graphical knowledge organization tools, learners are able to organize what they have learned by connecting the new knowledge to their prior knowledge during the in-field learning process. This allows them to have better performances in applying knowledge to solve problems and improve their critical thinking skills as well.
From the findings of a series of studies, it is found that the use of mobile technology and graphical knowledge organization tools in the learning process can help learners to better understand and retain learning content. By organizing their knowledge and applying it into problem-solving situations, learners are able to develop a deeper understanding of the material and improve their critical thinking.
Dr. Hui-Chun CHU is a Distinguished Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Information Management in Soochow University, where she also serves as the chairman. Dr Chu serves as an editorial board member and a reviewer for more than 15 academic journals. Her research interests include mobile and ubiquitous learning, game-based learning, flipped learning, technology-assisted health care education, AI in medical diagnosis and education and knowledge engineering in education. Dr. Chu has published more than 150 academic papers, including 67 academic journal papers, in which 37 papers are published in well-recognized SSCI journals. Owing to the distinguished academic performance and service in e-learning, she received the Annual Young Scholars Outstanding Researcher Award–Ta-You Wu Memorial Award from the Ministry of Science and Technology in 2014. In addition, she received Outstanding ICT Elite Award in 2020. She also served as the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (SSCI, Q1) since 2015. She has also served as the guest editor of Interactive Learning Environments (SSCI, Q1) in 2013 and 2016. Moreover, Dr. Chu received the reward of “The top 50 Flipped Learning leaders in higher education worldwide” in 2018.