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. 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).