Moving Towards Learning: Understanding Kinesthetic Learning and its implications on Communication and Media

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

CNM Meeting room, AS6, #03-33, 3:00 PM

The benefits of movement (kinesthetics) on learning performance has been a long drawn debate in the learning sciences and HCI communities. Although there is much anecdotal evidence in the use of kinesthetic learning approaches to improve learning performance, there is also much circumstantial evidence arguing the contrary. In order to make progress in uncovering the vast potential of kinesthetic facilitation approaches for enhancing learning performance, many challenges must be overcome. In this talk, Dr. Weiquan Lu will identify three challenges in the study of kinesthetic learning. He will detail the efforts made in tackling these challenges, introducing the methodologies, communication methods and new media technologies used to isolate and study learning processes.

Weiquan Lu is a research fellow at the Keio-NUS CUTE Center, NUS, where he leads the Augmented Learning Group. He currently holds a Ph.D from the faculty of Engineering and a bachelor’s degree from the School of Computing, NUS. Weiquan’s work has been published in many top-tier venues, such as the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, and the International Symposium in Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR). His work has also been showcased in the Art Science Museum. Weiquan is a resident partner of the Science Centre Singapore and ITE College Central. His research pursuits include perceptual issues in Virtual and Augmented Reality, learning support systems, as well as mobile and wearable computing.

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About Gulizar Haciyakupoglu

A PhD Candidate at Communications & New Media Programme, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
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