The Learning Sciences, Education and Technology: Issues and Opportunities {podcast file(s) available}

Monday, January 24 | 9:00AM–10:30AM | La Salle A
Session Type: Professional Development
The Second Annual Robert C. Heterick, Jr., Lecture

Research in the learning sciences provides useful guidelines for designing and using technology to enhance learning in higher education environments. Key principles from learning research will be discussed, and examples of technology-enhanced learning environments will be illustrated and analyzed. Special emphasis will be placed on the concept of "adaptive expertise" as a gold standard for higher education, and on the kinds of experiences that appear to help students begin on a path toward adaptive expertise. Efforts to achieve this goal require rethinking what we teach and how content knowledge is organized, who we are teaching and how they differ from us as students, how we teach, and how we assess success.

The NLII established the Robert C. Heterick, Jr., Lecture in 2004 as a memorial to the former Educom President. Bob Heterick's leadership was instrumental in the founding of the NLII. Throughout his tenure, he served as a visionary advocate for the role technology could play in enhancing teaching and learning. This Lecture honors Bob Heterick's memory by continuing to advance the dialogue around teaching and learning with technology to which he so richly contributed.