Interactive Event on Policy, Practices and Research into Technology Transformed Learning

November 29 or 30, 2010 (Half-Day)
Putrajaya, Malaysia

Organized by the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
http://apsce.net/

Hosted by the Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
http://www.educ.upm.edu.my

1. Abstract

There is a rapid growth of technology transformed learning in the Asia-Pacific region in recent years. Various countries/regions such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand are currently putting effort into the planning of holistic policies, the exploration of effective practices, and the support of continuous research on the use of technology for enhancing quality of education. The different cultural backgrounds entail different countries/regions in the Asia-Pacific region to exhibit diverse rationale, goals, foci and approaches in the official policies, professional practices, and academic research in the emergent area of technology transformed learning.

The interactive event aims to expose researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and graduate students to this community in the field of computers in education. The proposed interactive event is committed to serve as a platform for discuss scholarly findings on the current situation, and share professional insights into the future directions into policies, practices and research on technology transformed learning.

2. Details

The interactive event will be in the format of a half-day panel session, which is composed of half-hour presentations by academic researchers, policy-makers and experienced practitioners of the field in the areas. Participants will be provided with sufficient opportunities to gain insights and exchange ideas with academic researchers, policy-makers, experienced practitioners and graduate students in this theme-based academic community. Supplementary materials such as presentations handouts and discussion guides will be prepared for distribution during the interactive event. Discussions in the interactive event will focus on the official policies, professional practices, and academic research on technology transformed learning in the Asia-Pacific region such as policy of IT in Education in a country/region and/or professional development of pre-serve and in-service teachers.

The interactive event is planned to be organized in a lecture theatre with basic computing facilities, including a projector, a microphone and a desktop computer with Internet connectivity, in the teaching console. The total seating capacity of the desirable lecture theatre is around 50 for professionals who are interested in this research area to participate in the proposed interactive event for mutual sharing.

3. Organizers
  • Dr. KONG Siu Cheung
  • Prof. CHAN Tak Wai
  • Prof. CHEN Gwo Dong
  • Prof. YU Fu Yun
  • Prof. CHEAH Horn Mun
  • Dr. LOOI Chee Kit
  • Prof. Kamariah Abu Bakar
  • Dr. WONG Su Luan
  • Dr. Pudjo Sumedi
  • Dr. H. Suyatno
  • Dr. Muhammad Lukman
  • Dr. Suharto Lasmono
  • (The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong)
    (National Central University, Taiwan)
    (National Central University, Taiwan)
    (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)
    (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
    (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
    (Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia)
    (Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia)
    (UHAMKA University, Indonesia)
    (UHAMKA University, Indonesia)
    (Ministry of National Education, Indonesia)
    (Ministry of National Education, Indonesia)
    4. Participation

    The interactive event is open to all registered participants of ICCE 2010 without additional participation fee. Enrollment should be made via email by October 15, 2010 with details as follows:

    • Contact person: Dr. KONG Siu Cheung (Email: sckong@ied.edu.hk ; Homepage: http://www.ied.edu.hk/mit/)
    • Email subject: Enrollment for ICCE2010 PPRITTL
    • Email content: Name and affiliation of the participant