As mobile, wearable and IoT devices pervade our society, there is increasing interest in developing smart environments that can support all kinds of people to learn and engage in intellectual activities under various contexts. There are also increasing opportunities of work and social participation through computer-augmented environments such as crowdsourcing and sharing economy platforms.
This symposium seeks to identify challenges for enabling the future environments in which diverse elements can be weaved together in flexible manners to cope with difficult societal challenges. What can play a pivotal role in realizing such environments would be the potential to enhance and integrate learning, activities, and contexts of people at all ages, including the expanding population of elderly people, by exploiting digital technologies.
In terms of learning support, we could build on Learning Analytics to develop techniques that can help establish complete views of learners and their contexts based on all kinds of data, thereby allowing for truly smart learning support. We could use similar data-centric approaches to complement people's capabilities with adaptive digital technologies so that various individuals can do successfully what they cannot do successfully without technologies. These can lead to discussions on the importance of design that considers the difference between learning support and activity support. Also, of critical importance are the inclusiveness of the system as well as the matching of learning, activities, contexts, skills and societal needs. Moreover, learning in this context goes beyond simple acquisition of "textbook knowledge." These are just points of departure to go step further towards a right direction.
Anyone who is interested in these topics are welcome to participate the symposium, including researchers and practioners in informatics, learning technologies, cognitive science, brain science, gerontology, and gerontechnology.
13:00 Session I
16:00 Session II
9:30 Session III
11:30 Lunch Break
13:00 Session IV
** Coffee Break **
14:30 Session V
The symposium will take place at Nishijin Plaza. It's just a ten-minute walk from Exit 7 of Nishijin Subway Station. For more information, please refer to the map and directions provided by Nishijin Plaza.
About Fukuoka and Momochi area
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