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Keynote Speakers for ICEMT 2018

 

Prof. Shigeki Yokoi
Nagoya University, Japan

He has been a Professor of Graduate School of Information Science and School of Informatics & Sciences at Nagoya University. He was the Dean of School of Informatics & Sciences from 2008 to 2010. Main research fields were media technology and social applications. After retired from Nagoya University in 2013, he was appointed to a Professor emeritus in 2013. After then, he served for general chairs of International Conference ISS2016 and Interenational conference ICCSE2016 and contributed to many international conferences as committee member. He served as a senior adviser of Aichi Venture Incubation Organization from 2014 - 2016. He has been the Chair of External evaluation committee of Ibaraki University from 2016. In 2017, he launched the NPO Environmental Media and Urban Development to develop city promotion media.

Speech Title: A Project of Presenting Attractive Information around Nagoya Based on 4K High Definition Display at the City Center SAKAE Area
Abstract: Nagoya is seen as a city with less attraction. One of the reason is that there is a famous Toyota Motor Company in Aichi Prefecture in the surrounding area of Nagoya. Because the manufacturing industry has become a major industry in Aichi Prefecture and Nagoya. People’s jobs or interests are emphasized to make industrial products Instead of finding and publicizing the charm of the city. However, there exist famous interesting spots like Nagoya Castle, Tokugawa Art Museum, Nagoya Port Aquarium and there are many hidden attractive spots around Nagoya. In 2016, we established an NPO and started a project to publicize attractive information in areas around Nagoya. From April 2017, we installed a big 4K video display in Oasis 21,one of the most popular place of Nagoya and the images of the attracted spots around Nagoya city. More recently, we installed an OLED video display in the TV Tower in Sakae. We are planning to enhance attraction of Sakae area based on high quality images and events using advanced devices. In this presentation, I will explain the concept of our project and introduce current activities and case examples of video movies.

 

Prof. Shun Wing NG
University of St. Joseph, Macau

Prof. NG, Shun Wing is now Visiting Professor of School of Education at St.Joseph University. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Department of Education Policy and Leadership (EPL) of the Education University of Hong Kong. He has just retired from the post of the Head of Department of EPL. He graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and completed his Master and PhD Degrees in Education in University of Nottingham and University of Exeter respectively. He has been working collaboratively with the Hong Kong Education Bureau, Work Bank, University of Macau and many universities in the Chinese Mainland to organize various types of continuous professional development programmes for principals and teachers. Prof. Ng’s research interests include parental involvement in education, school management and leadership, education policy and change, higher education, citizenship education, etc. His article entitled Rethinking the Mission of Internationalization of Higher Education in Asia-Pacific Region published in the journal of Compare was awarded the “Annual IISE Best Article Award 2013” by the Institute for International Studies in Education (IISE) of the University of Pittsburgh.

Speech Title: Critical Reflections on the Challenges and Strategies Associated with Internationalization of Higher Education
Abstract: This keynote aims to report a qualitative study that explored the emerging issues and challenges involved in attracting Asian students to pursue higher education in Hong Kong. The study found that internationalization strategies at both system and institutional levels attempted to address problems associated with exporting higher education and make studying in Hong Kong’s higher education system more attractive. These strategies were mainly driven by brain gain and income generation. Based on the research findings, higher education services should be promoted overseas in a way that transcends profit motivations and enhances students’ learning experiences. To counteract the impact of economic-driven globalization on higher education, it is important to address the issue of intercultural awareness and develop international curricula aiming at preparing higher education students to be global citizens and future leaders in a humanized environment.

 

Prof. Eiji Kamioka
Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan

Prof. Dr. Eiji Kamioka works as a deputy president at Shibaura Institute of Technology especially for international collaborations, such as sending students abroad, accepting international students from all over the world and conducting Global PBL (Project Based Leaning) programs. In addition, he actively supports JICA IA (Innovative Asia) program and ABE Initiative (African Business Education Initiative) at SIT (Shibaura Institute of Technology) as well as HBT (HyBrid Twining program) which is one of the SEATUC (South East Asian Technical University Consortium) missions. He is a member of JICA AUN/SEED-Net JSUC (Japanese Supporting University Consortium), launching AUN/SEED-Net phase IV. He has strong connections with professors who work for universities in Asian countries, such as HCMUT and HUST in Vietnam, UTM, UPM, UUM and UTHM in Malaysia, KMUTT and TNI in Thailand, and IITG and GIT in India, resulting in a lot of successful student exchanges. His current research focuses on “User-friendly Information and Communication Systems”, encompassing mobile multimedia communications, ubiquitous computing, artificial intelligence, ergonomics and biological informatics.

Prof. Dr. Eiji Kamioka received his B.S., M.S. and D.S. degrees in Physics from Aoyama Gakuin University. His major was Cosmic-ray Physics, which is a research domain to elucidate cosmic-ray’s origin and its acceleration and propagation mechanisms. After he finished his bachelor and master courses, he worked for SHARP Corporation Communication Research Laboratory for about three years, researching and developing multimedia communication systems. Then, he returned to Aoyama Gakuin University as a doctoral course student. After he completed his Ph.D, he worked for ISAS (Institute of Space and Astronautical Sciences) for about two years as a JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) postdoctoral research fellow, researching Cosmic-ray Physics, Balloon technology and space communication systems. With the skills of space communication systems, he moved to NACSIS (National Center for Science Information Systems), working at Ultra high-speed Communication Research Laboratory. When NACSIS was reorganized into NII (National Institute of Informatics), he changed his research domain to mobile computing networks and ubiquitous computing systems. After working for NACSIS and NII for about nine years, he joined SIT (Shibaura Institute of Technology and opened Mobile Multimedia Communications Laboratory.

Speech Title: Global PBL for Engineering Education Based on University–Industry Linkage

Abstract: University-Industry linkage is indispensable for engineering education to activate technological innovations towards the fourth generation industrial revolution (Industry 4.0). A typical University- Industry linkage is based on Technology-Money exchange model where universities transfer technologies to companies and companies give research budget to universities. However, it is not a sustainable framework since only brilliant professors and large-scale companies can achieve the benefit. Therefore, more general and natural collaborations between universities and companies are required. The key is “human education”. Any universities give students education and send the students to companies. Therefore, if companies can join the university education, it would be a good opportunity to develop human resources with their intentions.

Ideal collaboration is to foster human resources through education by both universities and companies. Today’s educational collaboration between universities and companies is regarded as Education- Human Resources flows. More concretely, from the viewpoint of academia, universities give students education and students can be future human resources as professors or researchers. On the other hand, from the viewpoint of industry, companies provide students with education as internship and students can be future human resources as employees. It seems that this collaboration flows work well. However, these two types of educations are conducted separately, and thus they do not really cooperate with each other effectively.

In this talk, a new collaborative scheme between universities and companies promoting Global PBL (Problem/Project Based Learning) will be proposed. Questions are (1) “how can both universities and companies get the benefit?”, (2) “How will Global PBL be developed?”, (3) “What are the difficulties to conduct Global PBL?”. These questions will be discussed based on case studies.

 

Prof. Tang Siew Fun
Curtin University, Malaysia

Professor Tang Siew Fun is a Professor and Dean, Learning and Teaching at Curtin University Malaysia. She has strong credibility as a Dean, Learning and Teaching, an impressive track record of strategic leadership and management at a senior level and proven experience in the area. Professor Tang holds a doctorate in Educational Management, Planning and Policy and has a proven record in educational leadership with great contribution in driving innovative and pioneer teaching and learning initiatives.  She prides herself leading the way towards transforming the teaching and learning landscape in the country. Her work has evolved from being a passionate excellent teacher to an effective educational leader, shifting the paradigm for the teaching profession in ensuring student success.  Her previous employment was with Taylor’s University, having spent 18 years holding various academic and administrative positions. Prior to that, she taught at other public and private universities in Malaysia and worked with two multi-national companies.  Under her leadership, Taylor’s University has re-defined student learning for better academic outcomes and being at the forefront of transformational teaching and learning. She was the Conference Chair for Taylor’s Teaching and Learning Conference, an international conference, for five consecutive years since 2013. Professor Tang is a teacher developer who has always been in touch with the teachers she developed and creates valuable experiences for them.  Her major research work focuses on teaching engagement evaluation processes and design, student holistic development, and innovative teaching practices. She is noted for her personal and professional efforts to develop lecturers, as she believes “students learn successfully if teachers teach successfully”. She also believes that all students deserve an education that will challenge, inspire and prepare them to become better citizens as well as for a better future. She was appointed as an assessor panel with the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) since 2012.

Speech Title: Affective Development in Higher Education through Peer Emotional Support Group
Abstract: While the cognitive learning domain relates to knowledge and development of intellectual skills, the affective domain involves the emotional component of learning such as student motivation, feelings, personal values, appreciations enthusiasms, and attitudes. Affective development in higher education continues to be vital in the development of professional and human values. It enables the individual to reach the emotional and belief level that he or she can facilitate and participate in it, hence establishes attitudes and professional values. Research has also shown a range of benefits for those receiving peer support. Recovery stories are often shared and they receive encouragement, a sense of hope and acquire coping skills. How higher education nurtures students and prepare them for the real world as well as for their lives is far more important than just academic teaching. Higher education practice needs transformational approaches to meet the new demands of labour market and society. There is limited exploration of affective development in higher education through peer emotional support group. The primary aim of this study was to investigate the meaning, experience and the demonstration of educating the heart through peer emotional support group system using naturalistic inquiry techniques. Experiences with affective learning by the participants and a process for learning in the affective domain will be described. The richness of the data is anticipated to contribute to the science of affective development which is critically important in educating our graduates.

Invited Speakers for ICEMT 2018

 

Assoc. Prof. Wu Wenmin
Harbin University of Commerce, China

Wu Wenmin, female, associate professor, master of Nankai University, Liaocheng, Shandong Province. Having been a college English teacher at Harbin University of Commerce since July, 2006, I have been teaching such courses as literary translation, the theory and practice of Chinese and English translation, international etiquette and intercultural communication, and College English, etc. I have been the teaching secretary of the school of foreign languages.
The main research directions are: translation theory and practice, education and teaching methods and reform, especially for multimedia teaching, micro course and MOOC. I have win the second or third award of the national multimedia courseware competition several times as well as the award for micro course. I was granted the first batch of MOOC construction projects approved by Harbin University of Commerce in 2017. I have chaired 4 projects in education and teaching reform projects, and participated 8 projects in provincial and ministerial levels as the major participant. I have published one work as the chief editor and three as the deputy editor, another two as assistant editor. I have written 24 papers, among which, two are EI indexed, three are ISSHP indexed. I was twice granted the Harbin University of Commerce “excellent teachers”, got the first youth May 4th medal. I have supervised my students to achieve the first prize for 2013 “Research Club Cup” National English speech contest, the three prize for China Daily “twenty-first Century Cup” National English speech contest, the first and second prize for National College Students’ English Competition, the first and second prize for Harbin University of Commerce freshman reading competition, etc.. I won the three award of the fourth national foreign language teaching competition.

 

Assoc. Prof. Anabelie V. Valdez
Mindanao State University, Philippines

Dr. Valdez is a senior member in the International Economics Development and Research Center (IEDRC), editorial board member in the International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (IJHSS) and in the Editor, International Journal of Learning Teaching and Educational Research (IJLTER). She is also peer reviewer of China – USA Business Review and Chinese Business Review, International Economic Development Research Center (IEDRC), Journal of Social Sciences (COES&RJ-JSS), and Afrasian Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Dr. Valdez serve as Keynote Speaker during the 2nd International Conference on Education and Training State University of Malang, Malang City, East Java, Indonesia (November 4-6, 2016), and session Chair ICTES 2016 IEDRC Singapore Conference (June 22-24, 2016). As President of Alliance of Teachers for Innovative Education and Excellence Inc., she organizes a yearly International Multidisciplinary Research Conference and trainings in the Philippines. She also serve as mentor of the MOVE-ON Project of the DOST-SEI, Philippines, module writer and author of the book entitled: “The Mentors and the Protégés: A Phenomenological Study” LAMBERT Academic Publishing. ISBN 978-3-659-81407-5, Printed in Singapore LTD. Copyright © 2015 Deutschland/Germany.
As a researcher, Dr. Valdez presented various researcher papers in an International Research Conferences and received some prestigious awards as best presenter and best dressed researcher, best in power point and talent in the World Research Festival, Best Paper/Presenter in the International Conference on Humanity Culture and Society held in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Best Paper Presenter (3rd Place) Best Poster Presenter (1st Place) 1st MSU Research Summit 2013. She also published all her research articles in different International Journals accessible online.
Dr. Valdez educational journey includes finished Ph.D. Science Education Biology as DOST Scholar and graduated as the class valedictorian and best dissertation awardee; Ph.D. Educational Management, Masters in Secondary Teaching General Science and Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Biology, Mindanao State University Marawi City Philippines.
At present, she work as Special Assistant at the Office of the Vice President for planning and Development in Mindanao State University (MSU-OVPPD), and permanent faculty in Mindanao State University, Philippines.
Speech Title: Comic Strip Print Media (CSPM): Instructional Material in Teaching Science
Abstract:
Technology is a promising educational tool that elicits student’s interest in learning. Visual representation such as videos, motion pictures and animations, are powerful tool that let students to easily recall the concepts of the lesson. However, majority of the schools in the Philippines has no access to this said educational technology tools. This study innovate a powerful instructional materials (IM’s) as a substitute for the modern educational technology that we have today called “Comic Strip Print Media (CSPM). The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the CSPM in order to validate if this IM’s can be used for classroom across different cultures. CSPM was designed by the researcher using the learning materials from different sources. The evaluation of CSPM took for two years of its revisions and the final stage of its implementation took effect in the school year 2015-2016. For three years of its used, results revealed that the CSPM enhanced students learning skills and motivated them to think critical, work collaboratively and develop manipulative skills in doing their activities independently. Although the instructor acts as facilitator only, still the student’s shows a remarkable performance over the years of its try out. Journal logs of the students proved that they enjoyed their science learning with the use of CSPM.

 

Dr. Mariam Mohamad
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr Mariam Mohamad is the Senior Lecturer at the Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang Malaysia. She received her higher education from international institutions; Japan for her undergraduate degree and United Kingdom for her post graduate degree. In 2012, she received her Ph.D. in Mobile Learning at the University Of Southampton, United Kingdom.

Dr. Mariam has extensive experience in disseminating her work internationally; with over 40 publication and presentations. This also include presenting her work in Mobile Learning Week 2014 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris and other conferences with ISI Web of Science and SCOPUS indexed status.
Her research interest is in the field of mobile learning and mobile assistive technology. Since working with Universiti Sains Malaysia, she has completed three research projects in these areas. Her most recent project is exploring the use of mobile assistive technology for visual impairment.
Speech Title:The preliminary study of a mobile health application for visual impaired individual
Abstract:
Statistics of Malaysia Social Welfare Department reported that the majority of persons with visual impaired are adults. This group is more susceptible towards the main chronic illnesses in Malaysia. Therefore, it is important to disseminate health information to this group of people. Support ought to be provided through various platforms, and one of the potential medium is through mobile application or specifically known as mobile assistive technology. This paper reports the preliminary study which investigates the development of a mobile health application which was designed to disseminate information regarding major chronic illness in Malaysia; diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and kidney disease. As this application is tailored for the visual impaired, the interface developed is compatible with renowned software; JAWS and NVDA which can support the navigation for those with visual impairment. In this preliminary study, the usability test was conducted based on the instrument established by Soh (2012) which was then transformed into interview questions. 2 respondents are chosen in this preliminary study. 1 respondent who is totally blind and 1 respondent with low vision were interviewed. The interview data were analyzed using NVivo. The evaluation revealed that this mobile application fulfilled the usability aspect; it was confirmed to be easy to use and supported with suitable multimedia elements. Further study will explore the possibility of the mobile health application in raising awareness of the visual impaired people about the main illness in Malaysia and also exploring their attitude toward the use of mobile health application. As there is no existing mobile health application to support visual impaired audience in Malay Language, this study could be considered a groundbreaking attempt to provide the mechanism. It is with the aim of the study that the mobile health application would have the potential to be used to support this group.  

 

Keynote Speakers for ICEMT 2017

 

Prof. LIM, Cheolil
Seoul National University, South Korea

Lim, Cheolil is chair and professor of department of education and director of education research institute at Seoul National University. He is the president of Korean Society for Educational Technology and the vice president of the Academy of Creativity. Prof. Lim worked as Associate dean of Educational affairs, and Director of Center for Teaching and Learning at Seoul National University. He earned his Ph,D in educational technology at Indiana University. His recent research interests are focused on innovations in higher education such as flipped learning, MOOCs, and mobile learning. His research expertise include instructional systems design, interactive learning environments design, and interface design.

 

Prof. Maode Ma
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr. Maode Ma received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1999. Now, Dr. Ma is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He has extensive research interests including network security and wireless networking. Dr. Ma has more than 320 international academic publications including over 150 journal papers and more than 170 conference papers. He has delivered about 50 keynote speeches at various international conferences. He has served as conference chairs for over 80 international conferences. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Computer and Communication Engineering and International Journal of Electronic Transport. He also serves as a Senior Editor or an Associate Editor for other 5 international academic journals. Dr. Ma is a Fellow of IET, a Senior Member of IEEE Communication Society and IEEE Education Society, and a Member of ACM. He is the Chair of the IEEE Education Society, Singapore Chapter and the Chair of the ACM, Singapore Chapter. He is serving as an IEEE Communication Society Distinguished Lecturer.

 

Prof. Shun Wing NG
University of St. Joseph, Macau

Prof. NG, Shun Wing is now Visiting Professor of School of Education at St.Joseph University. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Department of Education Policy and Leadership (EPL) of the Education University of Hong Kong. He has just retired from the post of the Head of Department of EPL. He graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and completed his Master and PhD Degrees in Education in University of Nottingham and University of Exeter respectively. He has been working collaboratively with the Hong Kong Education Bureau, Work Bank, University of Macau and many universities in the Chinese Mainland to organize various types of continuous professional development programmes for principals and teachers. Prof. Ng’s research interests include parental involvement in education, school management and leadership, education policy and change, higher education, citizenship education, etc. His article entitled Rethinking the Mission of Internationalization of Higher Education in Asia-Pacific Region published in the journal of Compare was awarded the “Annual IISE Best Article Award 2013” by the Institute for International Studies in Education (IISE) of the University of Pittsburgh.


Plenary Speaker for ICEMT 2017

 

Assoc. Prof. Kazumasa Mori
Bunkyo University, Japan

Kazumasa Mori is an associate professor in the faculty of business administration at Bunkyo University. He received a PhD in multisciences from the University of Tokyo for educational measurement and related mathematical statistics. He engages in the evaluation of academic curriculums, focusing on the effects of newly organized courses at the university, such as online English courses and debate courses. His interest is evaluation of statistical model related educational measurement like item response theory model. He also has career in marketing and business planning at NTT DATA.