I AM A TABLET, AND I WILL BE YOUR GUIDE TODAY

15:00 10-09-2014

The Faculty of Engineering pleasedto invite youto a seminar on the subject:

I AM A TABLET, AND I WILL BE YOUR GUIDE TODAY
Dr. Liora Lukitz

September 10, 2014 | 15:00 | Building 8, Auditorium 400


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Abstract
This lecture centers on the growing use of tablets in schools and in other educational institutions such as museums and shows how the experience, if extended to other educational spaces, could be used for multidisciplinary purposes including history, citizenship and conflict management. It will show how kids could use tablets to create products such as animated clips and computer games while using apps such as Hopscotch, Move the Turtle, Kodable as well as platforms such as the Scratch programming language, created and supported by the MIT/Harvard ScratchEd online community.
 
This lecture will also show how QR equipped iPads Bigger Screens (to be launched soon in NYC, LA and San Francisco) will permit young students to participate virtually in animated movies such as Shrek, Kung-fu Panda and Madagascar.

While recognizing that learning is going to look at lot different in the near future, we will also ask ourselves whether tablets, as one of the basic components of the forthcoming "Samsung smart classes" could become an appealing alternative for teachers and guides?
 
 
Biography
Dr. Liora Lukitz holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science , and a post doc from Harvard University. A fellowship from the H.F. Guggenheim Foundation permitted the publication of two books: Iraq: The Search for National Identity (London,1995)and A Quest in the Middle East: Gertrude Bell and the Making of Modern Iraq (London and New York, 2006, 2014).
As a research fellow at the Truman Institute, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2004-2008) and as a visiting professor at San Diego State University (2007-2008), Dr. Lukitz published and lectured extensively on The Arab Israeli Conflict, Iraq and the Gulf, and on the dynamics between nationalism and radical Islam in the Middle East.
In Israel, she lectures at Braude College of Engineering, and at Afeka College of Engineering, where she is developing new strategies of communication and conflict management through new media and animation.