UNT-ECNU JOINT RESEARCH LABORATORY:
BIG DATA, LITTLE DEVICES AND LIFELONG LEARNING:
The Joint Research Laboratory (JoReL) was established in 2014 by a supplemental Memorandum of Agreement between University of North Texas (UNT) and East China Normal University (ECNU). The purpose of JoReL is to conduct collaborative research activities that include but are not limited to: (a) co-development of mobile learning applications, (b) cooperative data collection and analysis, (c) shared use of facilities, laboratories and equipment, (d) faculty and student exchanges, (e) collaborative teaching and research, (f) coordinated grant applications, (g) co-organized meetings and seminars, (h) co-authored publications and presentations.
The ECNU Director of JoReL is Prof. Xiaoqing Gu, Dean of the Department of Educational Information Technology at East China Normal University. The UNT Co-Directors of JoReL are Prof. J. Michael Spector and Assoc. Prof. Lin Lin in the Department of Learning Technologies (LT) at UNT.
Activities have already begun with tow doctoral students from ECNU spending extensive time at UNT-LT as visiting student scholars, the co-developments of a Research Methods course already offered at ECNU, adn a Global Discorvery Workshop sponsored by UNT-International being hosted at UNT Aug 3-7, 2015.
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