Steve Wheeler is the Associate Professor of Learning Technologies at Plymouth University, in South West England. Originally trained as a psychologist, he has spent his entire career working in media, technology and learning predominantly in nurse education and teacher education. He also chairs the Digital Learning Futures group and leads the Computing and Science education teams at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of Plymouth Institute of Education.
Associate Prof Wheeler is a global educator, teaching online and on a number of undergraduate and post-graduate teacher education programmes in the UK and overseas. He researches into technology supported learning and distance education, with particular emphasis on the pedagogy underlying the use of social media and Web 2.0 technologies, and he also has research interests in mobile learning and cyber-cultures. Steve is regularly invited to speak about his work and has given keynotes and invited lectures to audiences in more than 30 countries across 5 continents.
He is currently involved in several research programmes related to technology supported learning, digital praxis, and learning through the use of social media and handheld technologies.
Keynote Topic: Learning in the Digital Age – The Theory and the Practice
Much has been said about learning in the digital age, with the wide range of technology prompting different theoretical reactions on how best to harness and exploit technology for learning. This presentation will focus on established and emerging theories, their application in practice, student responses to learning in the digital age and the ways they can best benefit from technology-supported learning.