Conference Speakers

Prof. Edwin P. Christmann
Slippery Rock University, US

Edwin P. Christmann, professor and chair of the secondary education department and graduate coordinator of Slippery Rock University’s mathematics and science teaching program and earned his Ph.D. at Old Dominion University. He served as a contributing editor to the National Science Teachers Association’s middle schools journal, Science Scope, serves on the editorial review boards of several other research journals, and has authored the books Technology-Based Inquiry for Middle School and Beyond the Numbers: Making Sense of Statistics; and he has coauthored Interpreting Assessment Data: Statistical Techniques You Can Use, Designing Elementary Instruction and Assessment: Using the Cognitive Domain, Designing and Assessing IEP Instruction for Students with Mild Disabilities: Using the Cognitive Domain, and Designing Middle and High School Instruction and Assessment: Using the Cognitive Domain. In addition, he has written over 100 articles and is a frequent speaker at international conferences. He currently teaches graduate-level courses in measurement and assessments, science education, and statistics, which are built on the foundation of his math and science experiences.

Assoc. Prof. Mizuho Iinuma, Tokyo University of Technology, japan

Mizuho Iinuma, Ed.D, is an accomplished Associate Professor and Doctor of Education at Tokyo University of Technology in Japan. With a strong academic background and extensive research experience, she has made significant contributions to the fields of international educational development, educational technology, and social design. Dr. Iinuma's work focuses on utilizing technology and collaborative learning methods to enhance education and promote social change.
Dr. Iinuma earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from BA. Scripps College, Claremont Colleges in 1997. She then pursued further studies at Columbia University, Teachers College, where she completed her Master of Arts in 1999, Master of Education in 2001, and Doctor of Education in 2004.
Currently, Dr. Iinuma holds the position of Associate Professor at Tokyo University of Technology's Department of Media Sciences since 2012. She is actively engaged in research and is a Vice Chairman of Japan MOT's Social Design Committee.
Dr. Iinuma's research interests encompass international educational development, educational technology, and social design. She has made significant contributions to these fields through her publications and conference papers. Her English publications include articles on topics such as using social design notebooks with digital platforms in a museum setting and the application of geospatial technology in the classroom and collaborative learning. She has also authored books such as "Learning and Teaching with Technology in the Knowledge Society: New Literacy, Collaboration, and Digital Content."(2016) Springer. 
Dr. Iinuma has been invited as a keynote speaker and panelist at various conferences and symposiums, where she has shared her expertise and insights. She has also received research grants and awards for her outstanding work, including grants from the Hayao Nakayama Foundation for Science & Technology and Culture and the Keio University Research Grant.
With her wealth of knowledge and expertise, Dr. Mizuho Iinuma continues to contribute to the field of education through her research, teaching, and involvement in social design initiatives


Assoc. Prof. Li Jianwei
Beijing University Of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Li Jianwei is an Associate Professor at Faculty of Network Education in Beijing University of Posts and telecommunications,Visiting Scholar of Marist College,Member of Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence.He has published more than 30 papers in journals and conferences such as Distance Education in China, Modern Educational Technology and China Educational Technology etc. His research has been supported by the grants from Ministry of Education and Ministry of Science and Technology. His research interests include adaptive learning, learning analytics and intelligent educational environment and technology.


 Assoc. Prof. Sarimah Shamsudin
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia

Dr. Sarimah Shamsudin is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with more than 25 years of teaching experience. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Mathematics from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, Post-Graduate Diploma in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from the Institute of Technology MARA, Malaysia, Masters of Science in Teaching English for Specific Purposes (TESP) from Aston University, Birmingham, UK and PhD in English Language Teaching (ELT) and Applied Linguistics from The University of Warwick, Coventry, UK. Her PhD thesis was on Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) and English for Specific Purposes (ESP): An Investigation of the Use of Synchronous CMC to Meet the Needs of Computer Science Students. She has presented papers at international conferences in various countries and published papers in indexed and non-indexed journals and conference proceedings. Apart from that, she has had experience obtaining funds to set up and manage Digital Language Labs in UTM Johor Bahru and Kuala Lumpur and conducting research related to English language learning and teaching using technology, development of corpus-based materials, and corpus-based analysis of discourse. She is also continuously invited to review journal articles and conference papers both locallyand abroad and has successfully supervised more than ten Ph.D students who graduated with a PhD from UTM. Her research interests are in the areas of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL), Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC), Corpus Linguistics, English Language Teaching (ELT) and English for Specific Purpose (ESP).


 Asst. Prof. Kazuya Kito
 Josai University, Japan

Kazuya Kito is an Assistant Professor at the Language Education Center in Josai University, specializing in TESOL. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Policy Management from Keio University, where he studied bilingualism and human ergonomics using eye-tracking devices. During his senior year, he presented his research at the European Conference on Visual Perception in La Coruna, Spain.
After completing his undergraduate program, he pursued his Master's degree in Science in Education, TESOL at Temple University, Japan campus. During his Master's program, he conducted motivation research on high school and undergraduate students. He has since taught at Utsunomiya University and other private universities before joining Josai University.
His current research focuses on using ICT in English classes and teaching communication. Since he is also an authorized Educational Testing Service or ETS’ teacher trainer, he has extended his research to apply them to practical usage in teacher training programs at prefectural and city-wide Board of Education programs, as well as teaching students to prepare for study abroad programs in high schools and universities.
He is an active member of the Japan Association for Language Education and Technology (LET), serving as a secretary general and board of director member. He is dedicated to promoting and educating new teachers to become better researchers.