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Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker I

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.

Speech Title: Next Generation e-Learning Platform for Learning Activity Design
Abstract:The paradigm of education is changing from instruction based on content delivery to learning which emphasizes learner's participation and activities. It implies that learning will be shifted to the direction of supporting and promoting learning activities of learners. For instance, various learning activities in MOOCs are available via the design and management of exercises, assignments, exams, etc., which makes them exceed the level of OCW having the function of sharing learning materials. In recent years, e-learning platforms have been emphasized as a more macroscopic form including contents management systems as well as learning activities. This speech will present the following results in the viewpoint of e-learning platform for learning design activities. First, previous literatures about e-learning/MOOC platforms, LMS functions, and e-learning solutions were reviewed to derive overall features of the next generation e-learning platform. Second, case analysis of MOOC and platform reflecting conceptual characteristics of learning design were conducted. By analyzing Blackboard, Moodle, and Canvas that have been the most actively utilized in the colleges, the main functions and features were identified. Finally, the selective e-learning platform functions for learning design have been derived, and future directions will be discussed.

Keynote Speaker II

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.

Speech Title: Design of an Efficient Authentication Framework over Heterogeneous Vehicular Networks
Recently, the use of 4G wireless network to support vehicular applications has attracted more and more research attentions. Although some applications have been proposed to support traffic safety and transportation efficiency using Long Term Evolution (LTE) techniques, the security issues of the integration of LTE into the vehicular environments have been less addressed.  In this talk, I will address the security issues of the VANETs with an introduction of a security framework over public transport based heterogeneous wireless vehicular networks to face the challenges of malicious attacks in vehicular environments efficiently. The security of the proposed solution has been analysed and the logic correctness of the proposed solution has been proved by formal logic. Besides, performance evaluation shows that the proposed authentication framework can efficiently reduce authentication time and number of hops during message relay by sharing key information.

Keynote Speaker III

Prof. Shun Wing_NG
Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong

Prof. Ng Shun Wing is now the Adjunct Professor of the Department of Education Policy and Leadership (EPL) at 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 with Sociology as his major and Economics, his minor. He completed his Master Degree at the University of Nottingham and received his PhD at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom. He had been the Head of Social Studies Department in a secondary school for seven years prior to embarking on his teacher training career. He has joined the Education University since 1995. He has been the Coordinator of the Master and Doctorate programmes in the Department. He was also the Programme Leader of the training programmes for aspiring, newly appointed and experienced principals. 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 sociology of education, parental involvement in education, school management and leadership, education policy and change, higher education, citizenship education, etc. Prof. Ng has published several books, a lot of book chapters and refereed articles in international journals regarding parental involvement, school leadership and reforms, citizenship education and higher education. He is particularly interested in promoting and researching parental involvement in school education. 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. He has been invited for keynote delivery in many seminars by overseas universities, as reviewer by many editors of international journals and as examiner of doctorate theses by many universities. Due to his interest in education policies, he has always been invited by the media for interviews and has been writing more than a hundred pieces of education commentaries in newspapers in Hong Kong.

Speech Title: The Micro-Politics of Parental Involvement in School Education: Ethnocentrism, Utilitarianism or Policy Rhetoric!
Abstract: In the era of 2000s, the wave of education reforms has focused on the provision of quality education where the concern about school accountability to various stakeholders is of paramount importance. This accountability orientation conveys the notion that parents play a significant role in school-based management. Thus parental involvement becomes one of the prime focuses in the current education reform movement. Particularly in Hong Kong, specific instructions for involving parents at various levels of school education have been spelled out in many governmental policy documents. Home-school partnerships have been developed because parent representatives have eventually been allowed to participate in managing schools through legislation. The purposes of this presentation are (1) to report on an interpretive and exploratory study designed to illuminate the micro-politics arising from increased parental involvement in school education and (2) to theorize home-school relationships emerging in two case study schools of this qualitative research. Three propositions of power relations between parents and teaching professionals emerge. It concludes that at the initial stage of parental involvement in school operation, the attitude of “ethnocentrism” towards parents prevails among teachers. The notion of “utilitarianism” dominates the second stage of parental involvement where parents are being treated as instruments of school initiatives. Lastly while parents are encouraged to be involved in managing school, their managerial roles are sometimes marginalized by the school sponsoring body and the notion of “parents-as-school-governors” is of “policy rhetoric” in the era emphasizing accountability. The finding of this study does not attempt to come to any generalization but is expected to contribute to illuminative and interpretive analysis of the phenomenon of parental involvement investigated.

Plenary Speaker

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.

Speech Title: Improvements of validity with Bayes-LINEX estimation in the item response theory model
Abstract: In this study, we proposed simple Bayes estimation of item response model(IRT) under asymmetric loss and improved validity of estimates of ability in educational test data. More precisely, using MCMC method, we proposed simple Bayesian estimator of Rasch model under LINEX loss. (Varian, 1975) We call this estimation as simple Bayes-LINEX estimation (BLE). The BLE was applied to total dataset of literacy for adults (Daryl, 2013) and we found that estimates of ability parameter with the simple BLE showed better validity than the estimates with conventional Bayesian estimation. We concluded that our simple BLE is suitable solution for the educational test data in respect to validity.


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