IEEE International Workshop on Mobile and Wireless Technologies in Education,

August 29-30, 2002, Växjö University, Växjö, Sweden

Keynote and Invited Speakers

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jeremy Roschelle, Senior Scientist, Stanford Research Institute, USA

Jeremy Roschelle's work focuses on the design of software, aiming to democratize access to challenging math and science concepts by
leveraging the unique representational and communication qualities of computers. Jeremy received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Science and
Education from Berkeley in 1991. He has worked at the Institute for Research on Learning, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and the University of Massachusetts (from an SF home office). For the past four years, he has worked at SRI International's Center for Technology in Learning. Besides SimCalc and the Envisioning Machine, Jeremy is known for his work on the video analysis tools "VideoNoter" and "CVideo," research on collaborative learning, leadership of the ESCOT educational component software project, and leading research work with handheld and wireless educational computing. Dr. Jeremy Roschelle's personal site on the www is http://www.sri.com/policy/ctl/html/roschelle.html

Invited Speakers: Professor Elliot Soloway, University of Michigan, USA and Professor Cathleen A. Norris, University of North Texas, USA

Elliot Soloway is an Arthur F Thurnau Professor in the College of Engineering, the School of Information, and the School of Education at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, U.S.A. Soloway a co-founder of the Center for Highly Interactive Computing in Education (Hi-CE) His research centers on the uses of technology in education; his group develops "learner-centered software" that takes into consideration the unique needs of learners. Soloway is a principal investigator of the Center for Learning Technologies in Urban Schools grant, which has been created with four partners: Detroit Public Schools, Chicago Public Schools, the University of Michigan, and Northwestern University. The focus of the center's activities is the creation of strategies for embedding and sustaining the use of computing and communications technologies in the science curriculum at the middle school level.

Cathie Norris is a Professor in the Department of Cognition and Technology, School of Education at the University of North Texas, Denton, TX, U.S.A. Norris is also President of the National Educational Computing Association, the organization that has run the NECC Conference for more than 20 years. In June 2002, when NECC merges with the International Society for Technology in Education, Norris will be Co-President of ISTE. Her research centers on the school issues (e.g., professional development, policy, curricula) involved in adopting and adapting computing technologies for improved teaching and learning.