Annual Report Working Group 3.3

Research into educational applications of information technology

July 2010

 

1      Summary

1.1    Introduction

WG 3.3     Research into educational applications of information technology

Website:   http://www.ifipwg3-3.org/

 

Officers:

Chair:             Mary Webb, UK, mary.webb@kcl.ac.uk
First term       elected July 2009

Vice/chair:     Nicholas Reynolds, AU, nreyn@unimelb.edu.au

First term       elected July 2009
Secretary:      Andrew Fluck, AU, andrew.fluck@utas.edu.au

First term       elected July 2009

 

The 2010 Annual General Meeting took place by e-mail from 29th June 2010 and on Monday 28th June in Amiens, France followed by further email discussion concluding Tuesday 6th July.

 

1.2    Summary of Main Activities 2009-2010: 

 

1.    WG3.3 Book produced

Title: Anne McDougall with John Murnane Anthony Jones and Nick Reynolds (Eds.), (2010) Researching IT in Education, Theory, Practice and Future Directions, London, Routledge, with about 15 members of WG3.3 contributing chapters.

 

2.    WG3.3 symposium at WCCE2009:  Education and Technology for a better world , Bento Gonçalves, (Univ. Federal do Rio Grande do Sul), Brazil, July 27th – 31st, 2009.

Title: Current and Future Issues in Research into ICT in Education

 

3.    Following our WG3.3 Symposium Current and Future Issues in Research into ICT in Education at WCCE’09 a special issue of the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning is in preparation. Coordinator – Mary Webb..

 

4.    Workshop WG 3.3 together with WG 3.1, 3.5, 3.8 and 3.9 in France, Amiens, June 28 - 30, in co-operation with the Jocair conference. Invitation-only

1.3    Summary of Future Events 2010 -2011 : 

 

1.    Publication of special issue of Journal for Computer Assisted Learning (JCAL) on Current and Future Issues in Research into ICT in Education

2.    The TC3 NING will be used to discuss the next two journal special issues:

·         Games Based Learning (Editors Wolfgang Mueller & Rosa Bottino)

·         ICT in Maths Education (Editor Christine Bescherer)

3.    Various WG 3.3 members will be at the World Computer Congress in Brisbane, Australia in September 2010.

4.    Future meeting events:

a.    2011 - IFIP WG3.3 Workshop 5–6 March Nashville, Tennessee, USA in association with SITE (Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education) Conference –6-11 March 2011. Part of this 2 day workshop will focus on discussion and feedback on papers to support their development into journal articles. Proposed Themes:

·   Games Based Learning

·   ICT in Maths Education

·   Blended learning

·   Futures

b.    2012 –working group conference in late June with WG 3.5 in Manchester, England OR AERA 2012 in USA OR an open IFIP conference with 3.1, 3.5 and 3.9 in Europe.

c.    2013 – In conjunction with World Conference on Computers in Education (WCCE) in Melbourne, Poland or Asia.

5.    Next AGM: 6 March 2011 Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

 

2      New Members

2.1  Proposals for Corresponding Member

Nominee

Institution

Country

Proposer

Seconder

Decision

Djordje Kadijevich

djkadijevic@megatrend.edu.rs

Megatrend University & Mathematical Institute, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SANU), Belgrade

Serbia

Mary Webb

Christine Bescherer

accepted

Dr Seo Jeonghee

jhseo@keris.or.kr

Korea Education and Research Information Service (KERIS)

Korea

Mary Webb

Christine Bescherer

accepted

Dr Woojin Paik

wjpaik@kku.ac.kr

Department of Computer Science, Konkuk University

Korea

Mary Webb

Christine Bescherer

accepted

 

2.2        Proposals for Intending Member

Nominee

Institution

Country

Proposer

Seconder

Decision

            None

 

2.3        Proposals for Member

Nominee

Institution

Country

Proposer

Seconder

Decision

Bent B. Andresen

bba@mail.dk

 

 

Mary Webb

Christine Bescherer

accepted

Libby Jared

ecj20@cam.ac.uk

University of Cambridge and King’s College London

England

Mary Webb

Christine Bescherer

accepted

 

2.4  Resignations

Nominee

Institution

Country

Betty Collis

 

 

Jef Moonen

 

 

 

3      Detailed Report

3.1    Working Group 3.3 Strategy

(previously agreed at Stellenbosch, 2005)

The group will continue to lead, monitor, identify, discuss and evaluate approaches to researching ICT in education by:

·         Looking outward at the leading research which is going on worldwide as well as working within IFIP

·         Organising WG3.3 meetings and conferences as standalone events or in collaboration with other working groups or in conjunction with other organisation/ events that have similar or complementary goals.

·         Publishing our work in a range of leading journals and as books.

 

3.2    Communication

The Working Group has its own website at: http://www.ifipwg3-3.org/

 

Note the monthly member section, where we publish and archive details of member projects. There is also a link to our private Members Only Area in YahooGroups which contains archives of our e-mail discussions, membership database and shared files. This provides an automated voting mechanism and calendar. We are very interested in the planned NING for TC3 .

3.3    Past activities

 

1.    WG3.3 Book produced

Title: Anne McDougall with John Murnane Anthony Jones and Nick Reynolds (Eds.), (2010) Researching IT in Education, Theory, Practice and Future Directions, London, Routledge, with about 15 members of WG3.3 contributing chapters.

2.    WG 3.3 symposium at WCCE2009:  Education and Technology for a better world , Bento Gonçalves, (Univ. Federal do Rio Grande do Sul), Brazil, July 27th – 31st, 2009.

Title: Current and Future Issues in Research into ICT in Education

3.    Amiens Workshop

WG 3.3 together with WG 3.1, 3.5, 3.8 and 3.9 in France, Amiens, June 28 - 30, in co-operation with the Jocair conference. Invitation-only workshop
Working title: “New developments in ICT and education, an IFIP Workshop”

Subtitle: “Life Long Learning and Informal Learning in primary and secondary education”

The workshop was organised in close association with JOCAIR 2010 (Journées Communication et Apprentissage Instrumentés en Réseau or Instrumented and Networked Communication and Learning). JOCAIR is a well-established French conference. Its origin is a symposium organised in January 2005 called Symfonic followed by a first JOCAIR conference (July 2006) and a second conference (August 2008).

The JOCAIR conference was principally in French and the attached IFIP workshop was in English.

Outcomes: a cd-rom with short papers, preliminary work for WCC2010, draft versions of papers (see below).

3.4    Future activities

4       Publication of special issue of Journal for Computer Assisted Learning (JCAL) on Current and Future Issues in Research into ICT in Education. Articles currently in review

5       Various WG 3.3 members will be at the World Computer Congress in Brisbane, Australia in September 2010.

6       Future meeting event 2011 - IFIP WG3.3 Workshop 5–6 March Nashville, Tennessee, USA in association with SITE (Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education) Conference –6-11 March 2011. All members of TC3 WG’s are invited and members can propose other people to be invited. All attendees are expected to submit papers and / or act as reviewers and will need to read the papers in advance. The themes for the IFIP workshop have been chosen from those on which recent WG 3.3 discussion and activity has focused. In particular WG 3.3 is planning several special issues of journals including one on Digital technologies in maths education and another on Games Based Leaning. Furthermore WG 3.3 is committed to supporting the IFIP Journal: Education and Information Technologies. So far the following members have agreed to be on the IPC:Niki Davies (co-chair), Mary Webb (co-chair), Joke Voogt , Jianwei Zhang, Christine Bescherer , Wolfgang Mueller, Bob Munro (reviewing).

Themes: Blended Learning, Games Based Learning, Using Technologies for Mathematics Learning, Creativity , New methods for studying and analyzing learning in technology-enriched contexts.

7       The TC3 NING will also be used to discuss the next two journal special issues

8       Journal special issues being planned

Games Based Learning (Editors Wolfgang Mueller & ?)

Research into the future of  Mathematics Education with ICT  (Editor Christine Bescherer)

9       Next AGM: 6 March 2011 Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

 

10    Other Future activities being considered

·         2012 –working group conference in late June with WG 3.5 in Manchester, England OR AERA 2012 in USA OR an open IFIP conference with 3.1, 3.5 and 3.9 in Europe.

·         2013 – In conjunction with World Conference on Computers in Education (WCCE) in Melbourne, Poland or Asia.

·         We are looking at publishing articles in ISI or JCR journals associated with the following

Interdisciplinary research into ICT in Higher Education          

Call for Action from the EDUsummIT (www. edusummit.nl)