October 24-26, 2007
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Speakers: Biography

Speaker: Tony Hall


Tony Hall

Lecturer, Educational Technology
National University of Ireland, Galway
University Road

Tony Hall is a lecturer in educational technology in the Department of Education, National University of Ireland, Galway. He previously worked as a secondary school teacher (Physical Education, English and ICT) and school ICT administrator, before completing a PhD in computer science in 2004 at the University of Limerick. Under Liam Bannon's supervision, at the Interaction Design Centre, University of Limerick, his PhD applied design-based research to the development of ubiquitous computing to enhance the learning experience of children visiting the Hunt Museum in Limerick. Following from this work, his current research focuses on the design of technology to enhance embodied and hands-on learning, and he is particularly interested in the use of novel technology to enhance the links between formal and elective educational environments. He was previously a research fellow in Learning Sciences at the Learning Sciences Research Institute (LSRI), University of Nottingham, and a visiting researcher at the Center for Informal Learning and Schools (CILS), the Exploratorium, San Francisco. His current research projects include FÁL (the Digital Hedge School), a collaborative project with local schools in the design of ICT to enhance their visit to an educational garden.

Tony will present MUSTEL: Framing the Design of Technology-Enhanced Learning Activities for Museum Visitors. [Paper]