Prof. Betsy J. Bannier

Lake Region State College, USA

Betsy J. Bannier earned her Ph.D. in adult & continuing education with an emphasis in online chemistry education at University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (USA) in 2009. She earned her M.S. in analytical chemistry with a cognate in chemical education at University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND USA) in 2000, and her B.A. in mathematics and chemistry at Alverno College (Milwaukee, WI USA) in 1997.

She is a tenured Professor of Chemistry at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake, North Dakota. She has over twenty years of experience teaching in higher education, primarily in the field of undergraduate, online laboratory chemistry. She serves on several national and international review boards and her work has been published in a wide variety of journals. Her current research interests include teaching at the intersection of chemistry and space science, learning strategies in online classrooms, and transnational online education.

Speech Title: Academic Freedom, Ethics, and Undergraduate Online Science

Abstract: In recent years, the US political climate has been at odds with academic freedom expectations in higher education. Educators in US higher education institutions are increasingly challenged to draw clear connections between traditional course content and discussions of ethical issues, both current and historic. In this talk, the author will present examples of appropriate and thought-provoking presentations of ethical challenges in the contexts of chemistry and biochemistry.


Prof. Jorge A. González-Mendívil

Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico

Prof. González-Mendívil got his B.Sc. In Industrial Engineering from Tecnologico de Monterrey in 1995. He studied a M.Sc. In Quality Systems at Tecnologico de Monterrey. In July 2004 he joined Tecnologico de Monterrey at its Puebla Campus. He is a full profesor of Industrial Engineering since 2004. His research topics include Engineering Education, appliance of emergent technologies such us VR/AR to the improve productive processes and innovate in the development of competences. He has held several position within the School of Engineering, including head of the Industrial and Systemas Engineering Academic Program and his current post as Academic Advisor of the Innovation and Transformation Acdemic Programs. He enjoys consulting, with more than 70 projects in the US, Mexico, Central America and Spain he also enjoys teaching Engineering in a fun way and likes to learn about Flipped Learning and Open Education. Since 2010 he is an Academic Youtuber.

Speech Title: Women in Engineering Academic Programs: A Dynamic Modelling Approach for Southern Mexico

Abstract: The number of women in Science, Technology and Engineering programs has been of interests in the last decades. In any country, the topic can include many factors such as low working opportunities, peer pressure and the opportunity to access a high-quality education. In recent years, efforts have been made worldwide to improve the number of women in higher education and particularly, in engineering programs.
In this paper we analyze the situation in the Southern Region of Mexico, which according to official data from the Mexican Government, shows the lowest indicators for women participation in higher education. The paper presents a dynamic model construction and simulation that helps understand what is needed to assure a more and equal participation of women in engineering programs of two different campuses of the same university in this region of the country.


Prof. Shuo Zhao

Communication University of China, China

Dr. Shuo Zhao is professor/PhD Superviser in Communication University of China (CUC) and guest professor/PhD Superviser in University of Malaya(UM) and Krirk University of Thailand. He received his two Ph.D in Shanghai International Studies University and Northwestern Polytechnical University. He did his Postdoctoral Research both in Fudan University, Shanghai of China and Universitat of Barcelona, Barcelona of Spain. He is majored in comparative education and applied linguistic.

Professor Shuo Zhao ever presides over National Social Science Fund in China, China Postdoctoral Science Fund, Humanities and Social Science Fund of Chinese Ministry of Education, National Education Science Program, Social Science Fund of Shaanxi Province and Research Project on Major Theoretical and Practical Problems in Shaanxi Province, etc. He publishes 100 papers and articles approximately. He is awarded as International Humanity Scholar by American Common Ground Publishing and CEU of Spain in 2014. In addition he is awarded as Emerging Humanity Scholar by American Common Ground Publishing and Imperial College London in 2017. Recently he is awarded as Emerging Scholar by University of Pennsylvania in 2018.

Speech Title: Computer Corpus-based Study of Film and Television Translation

Abstract: Chinese traditional cultural resources have been fully presented in film and television which have different characteristics in translation and culture. It is believed that film and television translation is an exaggerated form of artistic expression, and vividly shows invisible human emotions, lifestyles and cultural activities in a perceptual way. Corpus-based translation studies have made film and television translation in gratifying progress and become an important paradigm of cultural studies. Corpus translation inherits the mantle of descriptive translatology and draws on corpus linguistic methods. It also has the unique requirements of subtitle translation, which are instantaneity, popularity, cross-culture and listening. Corpus-based film and television text translation is a cross-modal translation activity.


Prof. Jowati Juhary

Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia, Malaysia

Jowati Juhary received her Doctor of Philosophy in Governance and Development from Monash University, Melbourne Australia, and her first and second degrees from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi Selangor Malaysia. Her research interests include higher education, pedagogy and educational technology, particularly e-learning and simulation for language studies. She is currently involved in three main research projects, the current one is remote teaching in higher education, while continuing the other two on-going projects on military pedagogy and Industrial Revolution 4.0. She has over 16 years teaching experience, and was the former Director of UPNM Press, the publication house of the Defence University (for five years). She is currently in her third round of directorship at the Language Centre of the National Defence University of Malaysia, starting June 2022.

Speech Title: Online Presence: What it Means for Educators?

Abstract: Often, educators expect that students learning online adhere to time and space requirements. This suggests that students must be on time and be ready anywhere that is of convenience to them. This is an ongoing research at a public university on online presence. This paper answers a question on educators’ online presence, particularly on the understanding of educators at one public university in Malaysia on the importance of online presence to ensure effectiveness of online teaching. The methodology is qualitative in nature, where 11 educators at the public university were asked two questions on online presence. Preliminary findings suggest that firstly, these 11 educators opined that online presence is less important than the materials to be used during online teaching and secondly, these 11 educators admitted that they did not feel comfortable switching on the cameras during online teaching. What could be discerned from these preliminary findings are twofold: the lack of awareness on how online presence could have assisted students learning online to be safe and confident and the low level of comfort of the educators when teaching online.


Prof. Miguel Rodríguez

Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico

Prof. Rodríguez-Paz got his B.Sc. In Civil Engineering from Tecnologico de Oaxaca in 1993. He studied a M.Sc. In Structural Engineering at Tecnologico de Monterrey and got his Ph.D. in Computational Mechanics from the University of Wales at Swansea in 2003 where he did research on Numerical Methods for Fluid Dynamics as a post-doc Research Officer. In August 2004 he joined Tecnologico de Monterrey at its Puebla Campus. He is a full professor of Applied Mechanics since 2009. His research topics include Engineering Education, Structural Dynamics and Applied Mechanics. He has been a member of the National System of Researchers (SNI) in the Mexican Council of Science and Technology. He has held several position within the School of Engineering, including Head of School and his current post as head of the regional department of Sustainable Technologies and Civil Engineering for the Southern Region of Tecnologico de Monterrey, including seven campuses. His research interests include Computational Mechanics and Engineering Education. Prof. Rodriguez-Paz is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is the author of more than 50 Scopus indexed papers. He enjoys teaching Engineering in a fun way. Since 2010 he is an Academic Youtuber with over 45,000 subscribers worldwide.

Speech Title: Online Learning in the Post-pandemic Era: Some Lessons Learnt from the Covid19 Pandemic Terms and What the Future Should be for Online Education

Abstract: In this talk, I will present some ideas of what we consider a model for online Engineering courses in the post pandemic era should include. As universities worldwide returned to the campuses after two long years of online teaching in some countries, some lessons or good practices could be taken for designing new models for online teaching in the coming years. Online education has shown its value during the pandemic terms and students and universities are now moving on new teaching models that could benefit from online education. In this presentation I will include some perceptions of what a group of students in a Mexican private university think of their overall online experience during the pandemic terms and some ideas or suggestions that are given based on their own experience for universities to consider when designing new teaching models that include online education. A review is also included of what teaching was prior to the covid19 pandemic and what lessons universities can take in order to prepare for the future, as now it is the students who demand the option of online learning for some courses.


Prof. Mircea-Florin Vaida

Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Professor Mircea-F. Vaida obtained his PhD in Computer Science from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (TUC-N) in Romania. Dr. Mircea-F. Vaida is professor/PhD Supervisor at TUC-N Communication Department. His research interests include education – innovative teaching and learning methodologies, medical assisted diagnostics by image processing, robotics, virtual/augmented reality applications, multimedia applications, software engineering and security application. He published more than 230 indexed papers and 30 books, being awarded by Romanian university of medicine, Iasi in 2013 and 2019, for promoting education of young researchers in the field of medical image processing, and by TUC-N in 2015 for academic excellence promotion.

Speech Title: Software Education and Spirituality

Abstract: Software education usual is considered an abstract mechanism for students. Understanding the evolution of programming languages, of new technologies developed with real life interaction will offer possibilities of fast development of skills of students in the education process. Associations among software concepts with spiritual elements will create a deeper understanding of many complex notions involved. Practical activities in compatible students’ teams will offer communication abilities to interact and evolve in an harmonious mode. From structured to swarm programming and communication with software skills connected with simple life and spiritual associations that will be presented, students will be able to become real software developers instead of many “robot” developers that are working in companies.


Prof. Olga Curro-Urbano

Universidad Nacional San Luis Gonzaga, Peru

Olga M Curro-Urbano has a doctorate in Public Health, a master's degree in administration and planning of Higher Education, has been teaching for approximately three decades, and is a research professor recognized by Concytec (2021-2024). Organizational and administrative experience, from university departments and other administrative units, currently Director of the Research Unit at the Faculty of Nursing of the San Luis Gonzaga National University of Ica-Peru. Lecturer on Social Sciences, education and health sciences, as a researcher she has published several articles in journals indexed in databases: Web of Science and SCOPUS. Winner in research competitions in Congresses and other contests, she has participated in research projects financed by grants, research consultancies in undergraduate, specialty and postgraduate studies. Active member of the Network of Teachers of Latin America and the Caribbean (REDDOLAC).

Speech Title: Experience in Time of Covid-19: Learning by Virtual Simulation in Nursing Students of A Public University, Peru

Abstract: The presence of the COVID-19 Pandemic turned education 360 degrees, teaching-learning moved to online learning, with the area of Health Sciences being the most affected, because teaching in laboratories was suspended , and/or preclinical practices, using simulated learning. Objective: to describe virtual simulation learning in Nursing students from a Public University. Methodology. The information was collected in a personalized way and also by the Whatsapp application, two representative students were chosen from each semester, 8 participants in total, from semesters IV, VI, VIII and IX, the questions were related to learning by simulation virtual: a) Opinion of learning by virtual simulation (practices) in the previous semester, b) which of the Nursing procedures do you consider to have acquired the competence and which was not possible and why? . Results: they report that theoretical learning was effective, however learning by virtual simulation (praxis) involved unfavorable factors, such as lack of connectivity in teachers and students, difficulty of some teachers in handling ICTs, they used videos that were other realities and they did not feel identified, they considered that it was more demonstrative, and little application, due to the lack of equipment or implements in their homes, resorting to their relatives. Conclusions: Continue training teachers in the management of ICTs, develop their own Videos, and/or acquire more equipment to perform high-fidelity clinical simulation.


Assoc. Prof. Giuliana Cucinelli

Concordia University, Canada

Dr. Giuliana Cucinelli is an Associate Professor in the Educational Technology Program in the Department of Education at Concordia University, and the co-director of the Participatory Media cluster for Concordia University's Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology. Cucinelli's research-creation program focuses on the social, cultural and educational impacts of technology.

Currently she is a principal investigator on a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant and a Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC), Établissement de nouveaux professeurs grant which examines digital device practices and policy in K-12 schools in Quebec and Ontario. She is also a PI on a Concordia funded research-creation project Virtual Reality and Empathy Education: Understanding Cultural, Gender and Ethnic Difference in the Workplace. Before joining Concordia, Cucinelli was a FRQSC Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Comparative Media Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge), with research affiliations to their Open Documentary Lab, the Center for Civic Media, and the Youth and Media Project in the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and a Postdoctoral Research Affiliate for the Mobilities Lab in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University.

Speech Title: Understaning and Teaching Different Approaches to Fact-Checking: Debunking Fake News and Mis/Dis/Mal-Information

Abstract: Since 2016, the term “fake news” has become incorrectly synonymous with the concepts of misinformation, disinformation, propaganda, and even conspiracy theories, leading to the assumption that they are interchangeable (Guess & Lyons, 2020). Fact-checking can be viewed in two ways: fact-checking conducted by fact-checking organizations – third-party or otherwise – and an independent person fact-checking information they have come across, using a fact-checking website, or their own methods. We surveyed 99 Canadian adults (aged 18-64) on how they define and practice fact-checking using an open-ended, qualitative method. The study results reveal that Canadians engage in a diverse range of fact-checking behaviors. Specifically, we found 10 distinct approaches to fact-checking that are also consistent with how these participants defined fact-checking, with the most common four being: Google and cross-referencing, credibility of source, different perspectives, and skeptical/anti-mainstream. The findings of this study provide Canadian researchers, educators, and policy makers with a greater sense of clarity on the issue of fact-checking practices within Canada, and consequently, provide promising practices for how to engage in fact-checking.


Assoc. Prof. Xiang Feng

East China Normal University, China

Dr. Feng Xiang is an Associate Professor of East China Normal University in the Department of Educational Information Technology and Shanghai Digital Educational Equipment Engineering Technology Research Center. He is also the Deputy Secretary of Information Technology Education Professional Committee for Primary and Secondary Schools of The Chinese Society of Education. Dr Feng have 2 years of postdoc experience in Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell& Shanghai Jiao Tong University from 2018-2010 in telecom strategy development. He obtained his PhD in geography information system and master Degree in Computer Science & Engineering.
Dr. Feng is committed to education informatization research and services from 2010. In recent years, he is mainly focusing on the application of artificial intelligence in education, learning analytics. He has published over 20 peer-reviewed papers; contributed in 2 published standards in educational informatization in china; obtained 9 software copyright registration certificates; applied for 5 invention patents, and 2 has been authorized.

Speech Title: Towards An Online Learning Ecosystem for Multi-stakeholders in the Value Web Age

Abstract: With the continuous development of the information age, data value, platform value and resource value have received high attention from multiple stakeholders. In this context, there are a series of challenges for online learning , including: 1) How to balance the protection and efficient use of learner behavior data. 2) How to strengthen the protection of the rights and interests of learning resource creators. 3) How to enhance the seamless learning experience across learning platforms. 4) How to promote the innovation and development of the learning platform. For these challenges, the current online learning ecology relies too much on a single learning platform, which is difficult to solve well. In this report, we propose a novel learning ecological architecture based on value networks. In this ecosystem, the learning platform is decoupled from the learning resources, the data collection and integration of the learning resources and the learning behavior data, and the learner's learning behavior data belongs to the learner or the resource developer; the multi-stakeholders work together in this ecosystem, each taking what they want, and can give full play to its own advantages. We expect the implementation of this new learning ecological architecture to solve the above problems.


Assoc. Prof. Bowen Zhou

Northeastern University, China

Bowen Zhou received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, in 2010 and 2012, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, UK, in 2016, all in electrical engineering. He joined Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Information Science and Engineering, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China, in 2016, where he is currently working as an associate professor. He is also the vice dean of School of Future Technologies, Northeastern University. His research interests include power and energy system operation, stability and control, vehicle to grid, virtual energy storage, and demand response.
He is the PI of more than 15 government and industry sponsored projects. He has published more than 70 SCI or EI indexed papers and holds 20 patents. He has also received 3 first awards of provincial level science and technology advances award, and 2 silver awards of the 48th Geneva Inventions. He is currently a member of IEEE, IET, IAENG, CSEE, CAA, CAAI and CCF. He is also a standing director or director of several IEEE PES China committees and subcommittees. He has served as a Youth Editorial Board Member and Special Issue Guest Editors of several international and domestic journals, and the session chairs and TC/PC members for more than 10 IEEE, IET, CCDC international conferences.

Speech Title: Ideas and Practice of Talent Training for Future Industrial Intelligence

Abstract: By analyzing the connotation of future industrial intelligence and the challenges and opportunities it faces, this speech puts forward the ideas of talent training for future industrial intelligence, and introduces the practical cases of talent training, combined with the construction plan of the School of Future Technologies, Northeastern University.​


Assoc. Prof. Guoshuai Lan

Henan University, China

Guoshuai, LAN, Ph.D. in Educational Technology,Postdoctoral Fellow in Education from Nanjing Normal University, Associate Professor at Henan University, Deputy Director of the Department of Educational Technology, School of Education, Henan University, and the researcher of Henan Province Education Informatization Development Research Center. He is appointed as a special reviewer for domestic and international CSSCI and SSCI core journals. His research focuses on the application of information technology in education. Dr. Lan has published more than 60 academic papers in CSSCI authoritative journals, and many articles have been reproduced in full text by China Social Science Excellence, China University Academic Abstracts, and China Social Sciences Net. He has presided over and participated in more than 10 key research projects of the National Social Science Foundation for Education, the Ministry of Education's Humanities and Social Sciences Research, and the Key Research Projects of Henan Higher Education Institutions. He has published five academic books in authoritative publishing houses such as Science Press and China Social Sciences Press.

Speech Title: Research on the Theoretical Construction and Practical Innovation of Hybrid Teaching in E-learning Space

Abstract: How to effectively design and implement online learning and mixed teaching in e-learning space is the key problem to be solved at present. The theoretical model of inquiry community provides a unique perspective for the practice and research of online learning and mixed teaching. Therefore, from the perspective of exploring the theoretical model of community, taking online learning and mixed teaching in e-learning space as the research main line, this book explores the theoretical model of exploring community, develops the questionnaire tool of exploring community, and explores the three levels of theory, practice and research of online learning and mixed teaching, such as exploring the influencing factors of community. In order to provide a new vision for the theoretical research and innovative practice of online learning and mixed teaching.


Assoc. Prof. Voltaire Mistades

De La Salle University, Philippines

Voltaire Mistades is Associate Professor of the Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. He has held the following administrative roles in the University: Vice Dean of the College of Science (2003-2006), Dean of Student Affairs (2006-2009), University Registrar (2013-2016), Dean of the College of Education (2012-2013 and 2016-2018), and Director of the University's Core Curriculum (2018-2021). He is currently the Director of the Learning Leaders Development Program. He obtained his M.S. Physics degree in 2001, doing work on conducting polymers. In 2011, he completed his Ph.D. in Science Education (major in Physics) working on a Substantive-Level Theory of Teaching Introductory Physics. His research interests include physics education, values education, technology in education, and teaching & learning in higher education. Currently, he is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Information and Education Technology. A passionate educator, he is a Hall of Fame awardee for the Students' Search for Outstanding Teachers (SSOT) after being awarded Outstanding Teacher for three consecutive years. In 2019, the World Education Congress conferred on him the Education Leadership Award.

Speech Title: If A Thousand Words Could Paint A Picture: Reflections While Doing Action Research

Abstract: The pandemic challenged graduate students who are conducting their action research to adjust and modify their planned intervention and data gathering procedures to address the changes that the emergency remote teaching brought. This paper presents the different emotions, thinking styles, and socio-emotional concerns of seven Master in Science Teaching students as captured by their end-of-chapter reflections in their action research manuscript. Using Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count, an analysis of the words associated with analytic, authenticity, clout, and emotional tone will allow us to paint a picture of the experience that the researchers went through while conducting their action research.


Assoc. Prof. Siti Hajar Halili

Universiti Malaya, Malaysia

Dr. Siti Hajar Halili is an Associate Professor at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. Currently, she is the Head of the Department of Curriculum & Instructional Technology. She was formerly with the Research Division, Prime Minister Department, Malaysia. She holds a Degree in Information System Management from the University Technology MARA, a Master in Educational Technology, and PhD. in Adult Education Technology from the University Sains Malaysia. Her works are published in ISI, SCOPUS, Malaysian and International journals. She has also published books and chapters in books. She has received awards such as the Deans’ Award, Best of Presentation Award, Excellent Service Award, Gold Award, The Most Outstanding Reviewer, Appreciation Certificate from Jabatan Pendidikan Selangor, and scholarships from MyBrain15 and USM Fellowship. She has wide experience in teaching and training in the area of Educational technology. She also serves as Chief of Editor of Jurnal Penyelidikan Pendidikan, and article reviewer for several journals and conferences. She is also Programme Coordinator for the university open distance learning (ODL) and Master of Instructional Technology program, Head of Auditor for the faculty of education, and one of the committee members of the University Malaya Family Research & Development Center. Currently, she is active in research and publishes in Instructional Design & Technology, Open Distance Learning, Adult Learning, Flipped Learning, Digital Curriculum & Development, Digital Learning in Early Childhood, and Learning Communities.

Speech Title: Embedding Flipped Classroom in Open Distance Setting

Abstract: To comprehend the flipped classroom application in Open Distance Learning (ODL), it is essential to identify the pace of growth of ODL in the educational system. Institutions providing ODL programmes primarily fulfil their academic delivery through distance mode and contribute to expanding borderless academic credentials. The flipped classroom has also improved student academic achievement, engagement, teacher-student interactions etc. Open distance learning offers an excellent opportunity to integrate with the flipped classroom. This is due to the fact that students do their learning from home and are constantly on the go. The majority of ODL students are adults. Since the flipped class is a pedagogical approach that supports independent learning among adult students, it makes for a more dynamic and engaging online class for them. The flipped approach requires the embracing of new technology and methodologies to supplement the existing ODL learning setting. The sharing session will share how to embed flipped classrooms into ODL settings.


Assoc. Prof. Farrah Dina Yusof

Universiti Malaya, Malaysia

Farrah Dina is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Universiti Malaya. She earned her PhD in Curriculum and Instructional Technology and Human Computer Interaction from Iowa State University. She was the former Director of ADEC, the university’s centre for managing professional development programs for its academics, as well as spearheading various e-learning initiatives, including MOOCs and microcredentials.
Dr. Farrah is a scholar-researcher-practitioner specialising in instructional design and development, professional development, the use of educational technologies for effective learning, online, experiential, and service-learning. Her work has appeared in a number of high-impact journals. She received numerous awards, including the Young Researcher Award, the Outstanding Woman in Humanities and Social Sciences Award, and the Malaysian Minister of Education's Special Award (AKRI) in teaching and learning, in addition to various research-based educational innovation awards.

Speech Title: The Journey to the Development of Micro-credential Initiatives at a Top Malaysian Public University

Abstract: Micro-credentials are gaining popularity in higher education nowadays. The COVID-19 pandemic has opened up a new horizon for micro credential courses, following the success of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), which has dominated the online learning space for the last ten years. In this talk, the speaker will introduce the concept of micro-credentials and share her experiences leading the initiative to develop and manage micro-credential courses at a top public university in Malaysia.


Assoc. Prof. Li Cheng

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Li Cheng, an associate professor and graduate student supervisor at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), received her PhD from the University of British Columbia (UBC). Dr. Cheng’s career includes teaching and training experiences at Beijing Normal University, UBC, Sun Yat-sen University and BUPT. Her research interests at present are computer-assisted language learning, digital humanities, intercultural communication and Teaching English/Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages. In the past five years, Dr. Cheng presided over/participated in five research projects at the provincial and the university level. As a team member, she won the first prize of 2017 Beijing Teaching Achievement Award in Higher Education and 2021 Excellent Postgraduate Supervisor Team Award of BUPT.

Speech Title: A Study of International Students’ Presentations from an Ecolinguistic Perspective

Abstract: Guided by the theory of Harmonious Discourse Analysis and the Discourse-cognitive-society Triangle, this study analyses the “stories” in 26 presentations and the pertinent framing strategies adopted by the presenters. The participants were the international students learning Chinese as a second language at a university in Beijing. Analysis of the presentation stories show that there was an integration of the Chinese view of harmony and the international view of unity. Moreover, positive ecocultural identities were constructed and negotiated which encouraged respect for individuals’ work and a sustainable and collaborative society.


Assoc. Prof. Martha Nunez

Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico

Martha Nunez is an associate professor and Program Director at the Industrial Design Academic Department of Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico. She holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering and Construction Management and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Design and Product Innovation. Her currently PhD research at Birmingham city University, UK, (2016-2022) is on “Supporting the Sustainable Development of Mexico: Reorienting the Curriculum in Higher Education Toward Integrating Sustainable Development”. Martha is an expert in curricula design in higher education as well as in innovating in teaching and learning. She has been shortlisted three times at the QS-Stars Reimagine Education Awards, U.S. (2015-2017) and she has been a judge for these awards (2017-2020). She is Country Director of Mexico representing the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (2020-present). Professor Martha has experience in internationalization initiatives in higher education such as: organization of study abroad programs, COIL (Global Classroom), hiring of visiting foreign professors, organization of student participation in international competitions, among others.

Speech Title: Promoting Sustainable Development Learning and Reflection in Higher Education through Online Resources

Abstract: Today more than ever digital technologies offer unlimited and exciting possibilities for maximizing Sustainable Development teaching and learning. This speech presents a study on promoting Sustainable Development learning and reflection in undergraduate students through online resources that we developed in a team with professors and students. The study has been conducted at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico on industrial design courses. The specific objective of our study was to develop and offer the students digital and online resources to help them understanding and integrating the Sustainability principles to their academic projects. Universities have an important challenge on preparing students to be able to develop the compelling changes and real impact required in terms of Sustainability. However, there is still much to be done, the challenge requires a systemic approach to the curriculum through integrating Sustainability contents, assessment criteria, and competencies.


Assoc. Prof. Kazuhito Ujima

Hiroshima University, Japan

Kazuhito Ujima is an associate professor at Hiroshima University in Japan. He got his Ph.D. in Education. His research themes are special needs education, educational technology, and assistive technology. From 1994 to 2006, He was a teacher at Matsuyama Blind School and. worked at the University of Teacher Education Fukuoka from 2006 to 2011. Currently, He is conducting teacher training, research and practical activities as an associate professor at Hiroshima University. He is currently conducting experimental research on digital reading and assessing the reading ability of people with low vision or learning disabilities. Based on these studies, we are developing and providing textbooks that are read aloud and marked with highlights in a national project. He developed the UD-Book format to produce this digital textbook. He also develops UD-Book readers, software for browsing UD-Books and apps for assessing reading ability.

Speech Title: Development of a Reader System That Can Be Optimized for Individual Needs

Abstract: Since 1999, our laboratory has been researching presentation methods for reading materials that are optimized for individual vision. The most powerful way to make this project successful is to use a computer. The establishment of this method will help individuals who have difficulty reading letters fluently in the common way due to their various perceptions and cognitions of vision, and will lead them to success in their learning. We believe that this is one of the most important projects for successful achievement of SDGs Indicators goal 4. Our project framework has been consistent since 1999. The framework of our method is to describe the content with HTML, define the design with CSS, and control their behavior with JavaScript. This method makes it possible to realize various display requirements, enabl on-line and off-line use, realize one-source-multi-use, and reduce production costs. Currently, we call this standard of our method UD-Book. We produce textbooks in Japan, which are provided for use by individuals with various disabilities such as developmental disabilities and visual impairments. In addition to changing the layout, the current system includes functions such as display of phonological information of characters, reading by synthesized speech, and highlighting. Furthermore, we are developing a system that enables online use. Since last year, we have started research to explore the factors that contribute to the reading of individuals with disabilities by the UD-Book standard. In this presentation, I will introduce some of them.


Assoc. Prof. Linda Margarita Medina

Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico

Linda Margarita Medina is a mathematician born in Bogotá, Colombia. She received the Ph.D. degree from Tecnologico de Monterrey, in Mexico City and Master’s degree from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia. Dr. Medina has written algebra and calculus books for engineering students. Her research areas are Econophysics and the use of technology in the teaching-learning process of mathematics.
Dr. Medina has developed important educational technology projects, among them are: “AVRAM: Remote Virtual Environments for Learning Mathematics”, “Newton Gymlab: virtual gym and lab for physics and mathematics”, “CocoGame: A funny app to learn physics and math” and “Touching Math: From Concept to Reality with 3D tools” winner of gold, silver and bronze in three different categories in Reimagine Education Awards. Dr. Medina was the director of the Math department for several years and currently, she is the director of the Engineering and Science Division at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico City Campus.

Speech Title: The Importance of Spatial Visualization Skills and Their Development Using 3D Tools

Abstract: The term spatial visualization goes far beyond what is generally assumed: the ability to imagine objects in space. Many definitions have been proposed, all of them include in some way the ability to imagine, describe, transform, and manipulate objects in three-dimensional space. In this talk we will discuss the importance of developing spatial visualization skills, their relationship to natural language, problem solving, and logical thinking. We will also review some 3D tools that have been used to develop spatial visualization skills: 3D printers and augmented reality among them.


Assoc. Prof. Fu-Yuan Chiu

National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Dr. Fu Yuan Chiu is an associate professor in the Department of Education and Learning Technology at National Tsing Hua University. His research topic is to explore how to use VR, AR, and Robots to help students to learn language and STEAM Education. In addition, also in the MOE national talent cultivation program designed many digital materials including nanotechnology education and wind energy education, etc. In the transnational research experience section, is currently involved in a multinational science education research program participant from Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea, each member met published at EASE conference (International Conference of East-Asian Association for Science Education). He participated in a transnational study - Second language learning in a virtual world, participants include the University of Texas at Austin in the United States and Kyungpook National University in South Korea, and a Paper presented at the 2020 Taiwan Journal of TESOL.

Speech Title: Cultivate Corporate ESG Talent from University USR

Abstract: In remote tribes, there has always been an inability to have stable medical resources. The reason is that there are no people in their own tribes to serve as doctors, and everything needs to rely on external medical resources. To solve this problem, we conducted a 3-year USR project, this project is mainly based on the STEAM courses from the College of Education at National Tsing Hua University and the existing global health and service education courses from the College of Medical at National Taiwan University to jointly develop a series of Medical STEAM courses to provide educational services for schools of aboriginal areas in Jianshi Township. Under the cooperation between the university's USR project and the enterprise's ESG project, the university designs the USR characteristic courses to guide the medical school and education college students to design the Medical STEAM courses for the Jianshi Elementary School, and conducts collaborative teaching every semester, through co-teaching with the teachers at the elementary school. The opportunity to impart Medical STEAM knowledge to primary and secondary school students. The learning assessment part is different from the traditional paper and pencil test but adopts the STEAM PQ test, which is currently popular in the talent recruitment of American companies. The STEAM PQ test is designed based on Learning PQ. Learning PQ has thirty years of research and hundreds of thousands of cases in the United States. It can check which of the 24 learning DNAs the subjects have and sort them. Finally, the test results are used. Find out what careers are suitable. This study uses this as an indicator to analyze whether Medical STEAM courses can successfully cultivate future medical personnel for Jianshi Township Elementary and Secondary Schools. Not only that, but this project also trains the participating college students and high school students to apply the experience learned in the field of the USR project to their future teaching skills and Cultivate ESG talents for enterprises.


Assoc. Prof. Tao Wu

Zhujiang College of South China Agricultural University, China

Tao Wu (Member, IEEE) , who is currently as Associate Professor in Zhujiang College of South China Agriculture University. He is also a member of ACM and serves as a peer reviewer for the International journal of distance education technologies .Meanwhile he served as committee reviewer for High ranked AI conference,such as IEEE WORLD CONGRESS ON COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE. Although he has more than ten years of teaching experience in finance and accounting courses, since 2019, he has made research results in the Smart Classroom environment design and computational thinking integration in accounting practice of intelligent teaching environment and advanced technology in higher education and published six EI paper as the first author. As a member of the China Computer Federation (CCF) , he is committed to the application of blockchain in higher education. In 2021, he participated in international high rank conferences on the application of artificial intelligence in education, such as ITS and ICALT, and serve as the chairman of the conference sub-forum at ICET.

Speech Title: Swamp or Ladder? Technology Enhanced Learning Brought What for Learners?

Abstract: In the contemporary era, it becomes natural for faculty to adopt novel digital devices and new equipment to help students improve their academic performance. Examples of this include electronic textbooks and online learning management systems, as well as the 'Rain Classroom' application App, an instant feedback tool for students (with blocking capabilities and instant quiz results display). After more than a year of online and offline practice, some students' academic performance did improve, especially in areas requiring complex and abstract thinking. However, there are still some students who show little to no improvement in their academic performance after using these new and exciting tools. In this presentation, we will present the results of a year of practice-based research to over 400 undergraduate students in digital learning environments. Our empirical research focuses on students' perceptions of innovative learning tools and the challenges students face in digital learning environments. Our study found that helping students increase their sense of self-efficacy. It would further increase engagement in online courses and improve academic performance. Various incentives can be considered in the instructional design of digital tools to improve students' self-efficacy. This will result in improved course engagement and academic performance. It helps both students and teachers out of Dilemmas under the digital wave.


Assoc. Prof. Muhammad Ibrahim Al-Hujailan

King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Dr. M. I. AlHojailan, certified Trainer, received the master’s degree in educational technology from KS University, 2006, Ph.D. degree in computer science and information technology from Department of technology, from DM university at Leicester – UK, 2013. He is currently Associate professor at KS University, Education Technology department, SA. His research interests include management of technology in education, instructional design, UI/UX, quality assurance and quality control QA-QC in education programs. He is a speaker in educational technology. He consultant as manager for e learning projects in k12 and higher education.

Speech Title: Lesson Learnt from the Action of G20 Countries with the Schools' Lockdown During Covid-19: Technology and Reforming

Abstract: AThe spread of the global pandemic (COVID-19) has negatively affected many economic, social and educational activities all around the world. The impact on education and learning activities were the most prominent; as it was more related to humans and their future. Education is indispensable in all societies, as it is a fundamental pillar in their development and growth. Furthermore, governments have sought to continue the learning process, while maintaining the safety of students and staff by school lockdown. The education systems in G20 countries - as many countries- have adopted a high priority for the learning continuity during school closures, most of them have resorted to information and communication technology, synchronous and asynchronous style to facilitate the transition to providing online classes.

In light of the global pandemic, the planning of the G20 countries to implement many strategies and procedures has diversified، in order to mitigate the impact of the epidemic on education. It is important to learn about the experiences and expertise of countries in education; furthermore, to exchange knowledge especially about/around the decisions and efforts made to confront the Corona epidemic, and to know the resources that have been used to provide education through alternative means. This article is based on descriptive analysis of the G20, that has been processed during the pandemic in the education sector, to gain a deep understanding and learn lessons from the efforts and mistakes, especially when the technology adaptation has a phenomenon rule in large scale around the world. It has been found that decentralised administration is not very useful in dealing with procedures for some countries. So, in crisis management the combination between centralization and decentralisation in terms of decision-making will have a more positive effect. It has also been found that most of the education systems have a lack of knowledge on how to utilise technology in education. As well, teachers were far away and had very little experience on how to use technology.


Assoc. Prof. Ingrid Fonseca


Professor Fonseca got her PhD in administration from Universidad Benito Juarez in 2021. She earned a master in sports administration at Universidad Pedagógica Experimental in 2012 and her master in higher education in 2011. She has over six years of experience teaching in higher education and she is an associate professor at Corporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios- UNIMINUTO. Her research topics include Corporate Social Responsibility, sustainability in sport organization, learning strategies, and curriculum in Higher Education. Her research projects are about digital and writing skills in university students. She is the author of more than 5 Scopus indexed papers and is a research professor recognized by Minciencias (Colombia) and an active member of the Latin American Association of Sports Management (ALGEDE).

Speech Title: The Importance of University Social Responsibility: The Case of UNIMINUTO in Colombia

Abstract: An analysis of the importance of university social responsibility is presented in UNIMINUTO, Colombia, as it is a university with a social seal. In this sense, it seeks to respond to the needs of 21st century society through the substantive functions of research, teaching, academic management, social projection and contribution to comprehensive training to achieve self-benefit. From the university, transformation, construction and social mobilization strategies are generated to generate impacts at a social, environmental and economic level, taking into account the curricular contents, the relationship with the students, the immersion in environmental issues and the external sector. Currently, the SRU is part of the administrative structure of the university and has a team in charge of its implementation through volunteering and social responsibility practices. It is important to strengthen networks with local organizations, improve the image, reputation, commitment and recognition of a brand.
In this sense, it seeks to strengthen the relationship with the external sector and interest groups. Implementing activities related to sustainability allows you to create a broader vision of the needs of the community to improve interaction and promote continuous progress. It is essential to take into account that students, teachers, graduates, administrative staff and providers as actors in the educational process must be agents of social transformation and promote training in social aspects. The link between the university and interest groups must be strengthened to respond to their needs. Finally, the importance of generating actions in favor of citizenship is highlighted in order to have a university committed to the environment.


Prof. Arlette Audiffred Hinojosa

Itesm Morelia, Mexico

Arlette Audiffred_Hinojosa was born in Uruapan Michoacán México. After getting her bachelor degree in Chemistry and a minor in Biotechnology at Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey ITESM. She study as a Rotation Student at Alfonso Valencia Ph.D., Protein Design Group at The National Center of Biotechnology, Universidad Autónoma Madrid, Spain

She worked as the Biotechnology Lab Coordinator and Teaching Assistant at ITESM and later as Lab Assistant with Guillermina (Gigi) Lozano, Ph.D., chair of Genetics at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Publication as Co-author at the research The p53-Mdm2 network in progenitor cell expansion during mouse postnatal development Journal of Pathology, Sept 24 2007.

She obtained a Master Degree in Education, now she is working at PrepaTec Morelia as a Teacher and Coordinator of the Multicultural High School Program and collaborates in innovation projects such as: Gamification: Serious Games to promote multicultural attributes at PrepaTec Morelia HighSchool, Gamification: Serious Games to promote multicultural attributes at PrepaTec Morelia HighSchool.

Speech Title: Research is Formalized Curiosity: Use of Educational Technology in the Classroom a Personal Account

Abstract: I studied a career in science and worked for almost ten years as a researcher, before deciding to become a HighSchool teacher, once I started working at the school I felt concerned seeing about most of the chemistry classes taught by the chemistry teachers at the school were more theoretica, innovation in some cases consistented in using applications like kahoot, mentimeter, quizlet, ausrasma etc. with the sole porpoise of creating quizzes and exams. Later on I also started teaching other classes like Tutoring and Weelbeing, Critical Thinking, Personal Development, Ethics and Citizenship, classes that many consider not to have any relationship with educational technology.
I have to admit that at the beginning my main concern was to get resources or funding to start a project more than to use the best education technology for my class and for the academic achievement of my students. The beginning of my journey started when the campus director made us participate in NOVUS Initiative for the financing of educational innovation projects at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, in this path I discovered the importance of the interaction with other teachers, peers and students and the ability to discover new and feasible opportunities, to try to be inquiring and curious and be able to get out of the ordinary and of your comfort zone.


Prof. Madhumita Bhattacharya

New Paradigm Solutions Ltd., New Zealand

Professor Madhumita Bhattacharya is currently the Director and CEO of New Paradigm Solutions Ltd. based in New Zealand. Prior to establishing the academic consultancy she was a Professor of Educational Technology at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. During her distinguished academic career of three decades she has received several Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Research Fellowships. In addition she has been engaged in many grant funded research projects, postgraduate research supervision, teaching, curriculum development, and R&D work at a number of educational institutions around the globe namely: Massey University, New Zealand; Athabasca University, Canada; National Institute of Multimedia Education/The Open University of Japan, Japan; University of Tartu, Estonia; The University of the South Pacific, Fiji; University of Victoria, Canada; University of Sydney, Australia; Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India; National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; and Hyogo University of Teacher Education, Japan. Her contribution in the field of Educational Technology is particularly found in the areas of Online Collaborative Learning Platforms, Digital Tools and Technologies; and, various types of ePortfolios. Most recently she has pioneered the concepts of formalytics, Design Based Evaluation and eResearch Engagement.

Speech Title: Educational Technology Trends: Making Education More Relevant and Empowering Learners

Abstract: Educational Technology has become ubiquitous and received its utmost importance during the last couple of years during the global pandemic; when delivery of education was rendered impossible in physical face-to-face classroom environments. Global acknowledgement of the societal usefulness of educational technology and its wider acceptance sets the beginning of a new era. In the education sector a new wave of technologies came into existence and a new generation of learners became fully engaged and normalized in acquiring self-learning strategies. Now, the onus is on us as educators and academics to work collaboratively with the learners to make new technologies more relevant and find the ways forward to empower our future learners to become ever-more self-sufficient. The author explores further into this agenda and provides useful steps and strategies for members of the academic world, educational leaders and practitioners.


Dr. Alex W. C. TSE

The University of Hong Kong, China

Dr. Alex W. C. TSE is currently a Lecturer at Teacher Education and Learning Leadership, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong, mainly responsible for teaching, research and projects of STEM education, information technology in education, critical thinking, inquiry-based learning assessment and small class teaching. He has been serving as a member of Programme Committee for Master of Education (over 20 various specialisms), Master of Science in Information Technology in Education and Master of Science in Library and Information Management. Dr. Tse has been serving as a reviewer of manuscripts of various academic journals. He also has been acting as a programme committee chair/member in various academic conferences in IT in Education and STEM education, serving as permanent Council Member (previously Secretary-General) of Chinese Society for Inquiry Learning since 2019. He has published more than 40 items, including book chapters, journal papers, research reports and triple/double-blind reviewed conference papers.

Speech Title: The Trends and Methodologies of STEM Education Research in Recent Years

Abstract: STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education encourages innovations in curricula and pedagogical approaches inside and outside campus in order to foster students’ collaborative inquiry and solving of authentic problems through strengthening their ability to integrate and apply conceptual knowledge, practices and attitudes across different disciplines. STEM education is a research field with a rapid increase in the number of scholarly publications in recent years. As an emergent and interdisciplinary research field, understanding its trends can be challenging. Starting with a brief discussion on the development of STEM education from a socio-historical perspective, this invited speech discusses some key trends of STEM education research, like the allocation of publications among journals, disciplines, context of study, learning approaches, countries and topics. Based on such a foundation, the strengths and limitations of the frequently used methodologies of STEM education research are discussed, such as those issues relating to research designs, data collection and analysis methods.


Dr. Nashwa Ismail

Durham University, UK

Dr. Ismail has MSC and PhD in Education from Southampton Education School in educational technology and she is a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA). She is a lecturer in School of Education- Durham University in The Uk. Her area of expertise is Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL), where she took different leading roles in world wide research projects including Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Kenya, USA and The UK. Furthermore, she teaches qualitative research methods and its application on Qualitative Data Analysis Software (QDAS) using NVivo and ATLAS.ti. She has a special focus on Games-Based Learning (GBL), Academic Professional Development (APD) and educational leadership. Dr Ismail has a parallel technical bio as Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) with titles; Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) and Database Administrator (DBA).

Speech Title: Teachers’ Perceptions of E-Assessments During The Pandemic

Abstract: This study aims to explore teachers' perceptions of e-assessments in the African Higher Education (HE) during the pandemic. During June to August 2020 over 500 teachers and education professionals from across Africa took part in a supported pathway through the “Take Your Teaching Online - OpenLearn “ offered in the “Pathways for Learning” project provided by the Open University in the UK. Survey data during this project suggested that e-assessment is the area that participants find the most problematic to plan, design and they desired more understanding about this topic. This study interviewed academics from different African countries (e.g., Ghana, Mali, South Africa, Sudan) to address their views, concerns and learning needs about e-assessments. The study focused on their perceptions about integrity, mal practices in e-assessment and the different types of assessments in the online learning environment. This study found that students’ preparation, technical affordance and teachers’ mindsets play an active role in guiding teachers’ perceptions of e-assessment. Moreover, the study concluded with recommendations to address these challenges from the academic, professional and technical perspectives.


Dr. Murat Öztok

Lancaster University, UK

In broader terms, my research interests concern sociology of knowledge and digital education, with a theoretical and practical commitment to social justice. My research explores what learning means in the digital age and analyses collective pedagogies in digital spaces. Currently, I am interested in "educational futures" as a research domain. I move away from studying what technology do for us and explore what technology do to us. I believe that without understanding how social, political, economic, and historical Discourses manifest themselves in social interactions, we cannot understand why and how the way that we learn is transformed by digital technologies.

Speech Title: Social Justice in Times of Posthumanism

Abstract: Identities are central for learning; yet, online education courses often provide little chance for individuals to create and utilize their identities. While online identities can be challenging to conceptualize, the current body of literature suggests that one way to address online identities is to focus on how individuals manage their profile pages. This qualitative study explores how individuals manifest and utilize their identities in online learning spaces. By analyzing what it means to represent the self and what it means to negotiate impressions in digital spaces, I demonstrate that people use material resources available to them in their daily-life realities when they dialogically create a shared social reality. Based on socio-cultural learning theories, I suggest that profile pages hold a great potential to allow people to situate themselves in relation those around them, and that they can provide means for individuals to make sense of their your paper.