The use of handheld technology and mobile phones in education will be the focus of an event organised by the University of Wolverhampton.
The Changing Faces of Learning conference will highlight current and emerging learning technologies, such as personal media players and cameraphones. The event has been organised by the Learning Lab and will look at how such technology is influencing the education and training sectors.
The conference on Wednesday, 6 February 2008 is aimed at teachers, lecturers, training managers and ICT directors.
Director of the Learning Lab at the University of Wolverhampton, John Traxler, said: “With technology a key aspect in learning, this event aims to challenge delegates to consider how innovative solutions can enhance learning within schools, businesses and other organisations.”
The conference will take place at the Park Inn, Forgegate, Telford, and speakers include experts from the University, Toshiba and Becta, the government agency responsible for leading the national drive to inspire the effective and innovative use of technology throughout learning.
The Learning Lab promotes the use of digital technologies for education and training, and the wider social good. Through events, research, consultancy and membership activities, the Learning Lab supports organisations, both large and small, in achieving success through e-learning.
An initiative of the University of Wolverhampton, the Learning Lab bridges the gap between the commercial sector and the customer by providing a collaborative environment where members can meet on an equal basis sharing best practice with each other and with key decision-makers in industry, government and educational organisations.
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