Sessions & Abstracts

Session 17: Education Learning Technologies

16.05.2019  |  Time: 14:00-17:00  |  NUUz, Tashkent  |  Conference Room 408, Block C

Coordinator: Prof.Gila Kurtz (HIT)



Learning technologies in education: Opportunities & challenges – Prof. Gila Kurtz 


The evolution of the Internet and emerging learning technologies offer innovative ways to teach and learn anywhere any time.  However, there are questions and issues that are primarily related to digital literacies and optimal use of learning technologies. The presentation addresses the main opportunities and barriers in implementing educational technologies for teachers, students, and schools. The presentation concludes with a set of recommendations for educators who wish to enhance the learning process with technologies.



The role of assessment in teaching EFL – Arustamyan Yana Yurevna





Learning technologies in education: The next generation – Dr. Dan Kohen-Vacs


In recent decades, teachers and students are increasingly adopting and exploiting advanced technologies used to Enhance Learning (TEL). Specifically, they use computers and mobile devices for conducting revolutionary educational processes. In this session I will demonstrate a series of tools including EduTube, SMS-HIT and Treasure-HIT usable to foster learning as an appealing process practiced beyond the traditional boundaries of classrooms. Finally, I will present an evolution of these tools while envisioning the next generation of learning technologies towards demonstration of new ways to experience educational media in new and surprising ways.



Project-based learning in STEMM: An example in veterinary medicine – Dr. Arriel Benis


Teaching Healthcare Informatics using Project-Based Learning focuses students on active and inquiry-based learning and allows them to gain some knowledge and skills in the field. From the perspective of Industrial Engineering and Technology Management (IETM), which is at the crossroad of Sciences, Engineering and Business Administration studies, Healthcare Informatics is an interesting application domain for developing both innovation and management capabilities. However, the specificities of Healthcare Informatics (standards, methodologies, human-or animal-focused information) require an additional involvement from the students to deliver projects that fit real-world needs and constraints. During this talk, we will initially define IETM as am academic field of study and describe how it is related to Healthcare Informatics. Then we will introduce the Project-Based Learning concepts before showing an real use-case example of a graduation project focusing on Veterinary Medicine.



How to use humanoid robots in STEMM – Dr. Dan Kohen-Vacs


Humanoids robots (HR) represent a revolutionary technology expected to be incorporated in various aspects of public and private sectors including in education. Scholars and educational practitioners consider and accordingly envision HR as a technology that can offer means to scaffold teachers and students. Specifically, HR offer convenient and “natural” ways to scaffold educational programs in various domains including Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). In this session, I will conduct a presentation of a HR while demonstrating its wide affordances that could be exploited and be incorporated for educational purposes and in STEM domains in particular.