LINK Lab Research Spotlight: Dr. Matt Crosslin

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Dr. Matt Crosslin came to the LINK Research lab after several years of experience as an instructional designer and adjunct faculty member. His current research interests include instructional design, learning pathways, game theory, sociocultural theory, heutagogy, virtual reality, and open networked learning: “If you look at the current state of educational research, there is a…

LINK Media Rewind

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LINK kicked off the new year with media coverage in both online and television outlets. Dr. George Siemens sat down for an interview with Campus Technology on technology, data-centric models, and the equity of information. Dr. Siemens addressed the defining question of LINK throughout his interview: What does it mean to be human in a digital age? He highlighted that…

Dr. Geoff Woolcott to Host Talk on the Way We Learn

Dr. Geoff Woolcott, LINK's current visiting scholar, is excited to host an informal presentation on Connectivity and Systems Approaches to Educational Research on Wednesday, February 1, 2016, at noon in the LINK Research Lab. Dr. Woolcott is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Science Education in the School of Education at Southern Cross University, Australia.…

Virtual Reality Comes to LINK

Last Wednesday, scholars filled LINK with some of the latest technology in virtual reality during the latest Virtual Reality Users Group meeting. Hosted by Matt Crosslin, Learning Innovation Coordinator for the LINK Lab, faculty and researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) have been exploring virtual or augmented reality and had the opportunity to actually see…

Intel Uses Artificial Intelligence For Social Good

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Intel recently held its first ever " AI Day" in San Francisco this past November to announce its complex and innovative artificial intelligence (AI) strategy. During the half-day event to share its vision for the future of AI through announcements of new partnerships, customer collaborations, benchmarks, and the unveiling of several new brand products. They…

Dr. Rory McGreal to Host Talk on Open Educational Resources and the Future of Education

Dr. Rory McGreal, UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning Chairholder in Open Educational Resources and professor in the Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University, will give a talk on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. in the LINK Research Lab. Dr. McGreal is also the director of the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute (TEKRI), co-Editor of…

aWEAR16 Recap

The 2016 aWEAR Wearable Technologies, Knowledge Development, and Learning Conference was held right before the Thanksgiving holiday at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Researchers and attendees came from all over the world to hear dynamic presentations and have valuable discussions on where wearables fit into the evolving world of education.Three thought-provoking keynotes and various stimulating talks…