The Thirteenth IASTED International Conference on
Computers and Advanced Technology in Education
CATE 2010

August 23 – 25, 2010
Maui, Hawaii, USA


Classroom, Ubiquitous, and Mobile Advanced Technologies to Enhance Learning

Prof. Hitoshi Miyata
Director, Center for Educational Research and Practice
Shiga University, Japan


Mobile educational systems have started to emerge as potential high quality educational environments that support not only school/college/university education but also life-long learning. The exponential growth of wireless technology in recent years, increasing availability of high bandwidth network infrastructures, advances in mobile technologies and the popularity of handheld devices have opened up new accessibility opportunities for formal education and life-long learning.
This keynote address will discuss various aspects of the research that is aimed to exploit the benefits of location, context, device and learner modeling, and combine them with advanced mobile technology to achieve personalized delivery of rich multimedia learning objects: anywhere and anytime; collaborative problem-solving in the context of learners' surroundings, authentic problem-solving through multiple forms of input; and appropriate use of these different media formats as part of problem-solving for rich learning experiences.

Biography of the Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker Portrait

Hitoshi Miyata is a professor of Faculty of Education, a director of Center for Educational Research and Practice, Shiga University in Japan. He is a principal investigator of the GP project on Mobile-Learning (2006-2008) supported by the Ministry of Education in Japan by Government Grant. He received B. Ed. In Kyoto University of Education, Japan, in 1981. He also received M. Ed. Degree in Hyogo University of Education, Japan, in 1988. Since 1993 he has worked as a researcher at the Faculty of Education, Kyoto University of Education. His current interests are in mobile systems in education, web-based education, and the CSUL (Computer Supported Ubiquitous Learning). He got the Best Paper Award of the 8th International Conference on Web-Based Education (WBE 2009), Phuket, Thailand, and of the 12th International Conference of Computers and Advanced Technology for Learning (CATE 2009), US Virgin Islands. He is a member of IASTED, AACE, JSEI, and JAPAN Society for Educational Technology.