Pedagogical practice has risen from a nebulous blend of rituals, traditions and beliefs built over time. The affordances of recent digital technologies have conflicted with those practices as 21st century tools are used with 20th century teaching methods. This problem is amplified with mobile technologies that push beyond the boundaries of traditional pedagogies. This requires educators to shed old beliefs and ideas to make way for a new contextualized, ubiquitous mobile learning landscape. The speaker presents frameworks for effective device integration that provide a lens for educators to structure new educational thinking and practice.
Dr. Helen Crompton is the Executive Director of the Research Institute for Digital Innovation in Learning (RIDIL) at ODUGlobal and a Professor of Instructional Technology, at Old Dominion University (ODU). She is also the Director of the Virtual Reality Lab at ODU. She draws from 30 years in education and a Ph.D. in educational technology and mathematics education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Crompton is on Stanford’s list of the top 2% of scientists in the world and she has received numerous awards in the USA and her home country England for her work in technology integration, including the SCHEV award for the Outstanding Professor of Virginia. She is a consultant for various governments and bilateral and multilateral organizations, such as the United Nations and the World Bank on educational technology topics. She also consults for organizations, such as the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). She is listed in Stanford University’s list of the top 2% of scientists in the world and has published over 150 articles on technology integration.