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Colloquium - Winkler

The KiMM-Initiative: Pervasive Computing in Schools -- Embedding Information Technology into the Ambient Complexities of Physical Group-Learning Environments
University of Luebeck, Germany

In the KiMM (Kids in Media and Motion) Initiative we are following a generalized approach, which places the emphasis of using digital interactive technology with school students in their daily learning environment. Our world is progressively becoming more complex and computer systems are becoming a more integrated part of our environment, though at the same time, getting more invisible. This makes it essential that the learning environment of the student in schools reflect this development. My speech presents five aspects of a pervasive computing learning environment which supports reflection and education in this area.

Dr. Thomas Winkler has a masters in Design and Pedagogy and a PhD in Philosophy. His thesis was "The Unwritten Philosophy of Art of Maurice Merleau-Ponty". He taught at various universities both in Germany and abroad. His courses concerned art theory, design theory, the theory of architecture and media, the history of culture, art, design and architecture and aesthetics. Since 2001 he has taught at IMIS (Institute for Multimedia and Interactive Systems) at the University of Luebeck. Dr. Winkler is the project coordinator of the KiMM (Kids in Media and Motion) initiative. KiMM is based on an innovative approach concerning the use of digital technologies in an action-based and body-based form of instruction in elementary and secondary schools.

Sponsored by the Center for Lifelong Learning & Design.

Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0430 USA
May 5, 2012 (14:13)