Conference Speakers

Prof. Zhixian Zhong
Jiangxi Normal University, China

Zhong Zhixian, Ph.D, Distiguished Professor, Doctoral Supervisor, chief professor of educational technology. Candidate of "the Hundred-Million-Talent Project of the New Century " and an expert who gets the Special Allowance of the State Council. Vice-chairman of academic committee of Jiangxi Normal University and Director of the Institute of Teacher Education for Advanced Study(ITEAS). His main areas of interest include educational informatization, smart education, digital transformation of education, media and information literacy education, instructional design and training and online education.


Prof. Anja Pfennig
HTW Berlin - University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Anja Pfennig was born in Büdelsdorf, Germany in 1970. She studied Minerology at the Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms-University Bonn, Germany, where she graduated in 1997. Her Ph.-D. in the field of ceramic moulds for liquid metal casting was earned in 2001 from the Friedrich Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. She then worked for Siemens Energy in charge of ceramic shields for stationary gas turbines and transferred to Berlin in 2008 where she conducted scientific research on the oxidation of high temperature materials and corrosion behavior of steels used in Carbon Capture Techniques. 2009 she became full professor at the Applied University Berlin, HTW where she currently teaches material science for engineering students. For 7 years her teaching and teaching related research focusses on matters concerning first year students. She successfully produces lecture videos using the peer-to-peer approach and implements these in her first year courses as study source in inverted classroom scenarios. Since 2017 she hosts the HTW Berlin youtube channel “material science HTW Berlin”: The impact of lecture films on study behavior, continuity and study results is her main interest as lecturer and researcher. Along with the shift from teaching to learning Anja Pfennig adapted the blended learning teaching approach in undergraduate material science education and established a new cumulative assessment method that fit to both, classroom and distant learning. The combination of multimedia, scientific lectures and guided assignments aligned with the courses` learning outcome allows for students to gain confidence in transferring theoretical background to real engineering problems.

Topic: Making of - Successfully Producing Peer-to-Peer Lecture Films

Abstract: Lecture videos are more and more implemented in higher education to be used widely by students providing an audio and visual stimulus. To attract students and become a fully accepted learning material these videos need to be of a certain standard. An important factor to the success of these videos is to involve students directly into the concept and making-of (peer-to-peer approach). The peer-to-peer approach is an important aspect in terms of project success, quality of the content and lecture video quality because students` needs and their perspective on teaching material are directly included in the videos. To encourage lecturers this Plenary Speakersss presentation provides a short guidance to look at basic needs and requirements of the lecture film production and “just get started”. Good lecture videos may successfully be produced with low threshold.
Key words: lecture video, peer-to-peer, making-of, film equipment, KISS, inverted classroom


Prof. xiwen Zhang
Beijing Language and Culture University, China

Xi-wen Zhang is currently a Professor of Digital Media Department, School of Information Science, in the Beijing Language and Culture University. He worked at the Human-computer interaction Laboratory, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences as an associated professor from 2002 to 2007. From 2005 to 2006 he was a Post-doctor advised by Prof. Michael R. Lyu in the Computer Science and Engineering department, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. From 2000 to 2002 he was a Post-doctor advised by Prof. ShiJie Cai in the Computer Science and Technology department, Nanjing University.
Prof. Zhang 's research interests include pattern recognition, computer vision, and their applications in digital image, digital video, as well as digital ink. Prof. Zhang has published over 60 refereed journal and conference papers in his research areas. His SCI paper are published in Pattern Recognition, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part B: Cybernetics, Computer-Aided Design. He has published about twenty EI paper.
Prof. Zhang received his B.E. in Chemical equipment and machinery from Fushun Petroleum Institute (became Liaoning Shihua University since 2002) in 1995, and his Ph.D. advised by Prof. ZongYing Ou in Mechanical manufacturing and automation from Dalian University of Technology in 2000.