Future Technologies Conference - FTC 2018 - Conference in Vancouver this week...
The Future Technologies Conference (FTC) presents the best of current systems research and practice, emphasizing innovation and quantified experience. FTC has emerged as the foremost world-wide gathering of academic researchers, Ph.D. and graduate students, top research think tanks and industry technology developers.
Researchers, academics and technologists from leading universities, research firms, government agencies and companies from 50+ countries present the latest research at the forefront of technology and computing.
I attended this conference for the first time and it was very interesting!
The Keynotes presentations was Richard New, from Western Digital, Perry Lea, from Microsoft, Peter Mueller, IBM Murray Thom, D-Wave and Richard Vaughan from Simon Fraser University.
I like learn about Internet of Toys and new technologies to use in distance education.
I knew people from all the world but specially Professor PhD David Kaufman, from Vancouver University. .
I present a paper called Teaching Practices with mobile in different contexts and attend, basically, the e-learning track.
The article aims to outline different pedagogical strategies with applications (apps) in the classroom. Every year the use of mobile devices like tablets and smartphones increases. At the same time, applications are being developed to meet this demand. It is therefore essential that educators investigate their use as an motivational technological medium that can possibly be used in the classroom. Apps can be used both as a source of information as well as a tool for creating material. Thus, this article will present the results of a study applying teaching strategies in different contexts. It therefore highlights the importance of mobile learning as a viable alternative in the classroom. In order to do so, there was a multiple case study in the undergraduate pedagogy program and a digital inclusion course for seniors, both offered in the first and second semester of 2017 at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). Educational applications and examples of teaching strategies using apps were created in these classes. Educational applications offer the possibility to bring innovations to teaching practices, as well as new forms of communication, interaction and authorship, thus contributing to the process of teaching and learning.
The full agenda is available at http://saiconference.com/FTC2018/Agenda