1. Dr. Taku Jiromaru (President Director of OME Inc. & Conference Service Inc. and Faculty Member of Kurume University)
Title: University as a Supply Chain in Japan.
We can take much information if we consider university as the last part of the supply chain in education. This talk will cover my communication experience of the following person; high school students, university students, parents of the students, staff of universities, professors and the person in charge of employment in company. I hope it will be an opportunity to think how your affiliation functions as a supply chain.
Dr. Taku Jiromaru is the president of two companies and a part-time lecturer of Kurume University. He graduated from Kyushu Institute of Technology in 2001 and worked for a general company for three years. In 2006, he established OME Inc., whose main business is a private teacher, and assumed the position of president. In 2011, he entered the doctoral program at Yamagata University, Graduate School of Science and Engineering and he established Conference Service Inc., whose main business is the support and management of academic conferences. In 2014, he took the degree of doctorate. Main research area is educational technology. He has started teaching basic mathematics and career education at Kurume University on same year.
OME Inc. is the company that dispatch of private teacher to students who want some special supports. Recently, the customer going abroad to study is increasing. The private teachers teach the customer while they return to Japan. A part of result is as follows; University of Washington, University of California, Irvine, Boston University, Kyushu University, Meiji University, Hyogo College of Medicine, and more.
Conference Service Inc. is a Professional Congress Organizer Company founded in 2011. It can support all Meeting, Incentive tour, Conference and Exhibition; especially it is working on medium/small scale Conferences. A part of past result is as follows; 4th CCPS Global Summit on Process Safety, The Seventh International Conference on Post-Quantum Cryptography, Japanese Society for Social Psychiatry 35th Annual Conference, and more.
Dr. Taku Jiromaru is a member of The Japan Association for Research on Testing, The Japan Association for Developmental Education and Japan Association for Research into IB Education. Also he is a board member of International ICT Application Research Society.
2. Prof. Dr Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland (Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU))
Title: Immersive Technologies for learning and training: a cross-disciplinary approach.
Immersive technologies, as an umbrella term for virtual, augmented reality and mixed reality (VR/AR/MR), have recently had an explosive development, opening broad opportunities in the context of education and training. As learning environments, these technologies afford immersive, adaptive and explorative learning spaces, well suited for developing high-impact pedagogies. A successful adoption of these technologies for educational purposes requires not only affordable and high-quality hardware, but also solid pedagogical methodology and cross-disciplinary collaboration between different stakeholders, subject matter experts, educators, learners and developers. This talk provides an overview of past and on-going projects at the Innovative Immersive Technologies for Learning group (IMTEL) and lab at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, focusing on development of educational immersive applications in cross-disciplinary teams in the fields of STEM, engineering, aquaculture, geography, medicine, history, operational culture and career guidance.
Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland is full Professor at the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Ekaterina has been working with educational virtual worlds and immersive technologies since 2002, with over 100 publications in the field. She has been involved in developing educational virtual reality simulations for a wide range of stakeholders, from aquaculture industry to the Norwegian Armed Forces. Ekaterina has founded and is leading Innovative Immersive Technologies for Learning (IMTEL) research group and VR lab at NTNU. She is Ambassador for Women in Immersive Tech, board member of XR Norway and member of several international expert panels.
Prof. Prasolova-Førland frequently gives public speeches and interviews on immersive technologies for learning and training. She is currently leading the development of innovative VR/AR solutions for the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration to assist and empower young job seekers (being among the finalists of 2018 Breakthrough Auggie Awards and the winner of EuroVR Best Demo Award 2018). She is also working on a number of projects on educational applications of immersive technologies in STEM education, climate change awareness, professional training, medicine and therapy, career guidance, collaborative work, emergency management and other areas.
3. Dr. Lisa B. Bosman (Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN, USA)
Title: How to Teach and get Published within the Entrepreneurial Engineering Ethos
This tutorial will (1) define and describe the Entrepreneurial Engineering Ethos, (2) explain the benefits of developing an Entrepreneurial Engineering Ethos, and (3) provide specific opportunities for how educators can integrate the Entrepreneurial Engineering Ethos into engineering curriculum. In addition, participants will receive an overview of how to convert teaching and learning changes into education research for publication and dissemination.
Dr. Lisa Bosman, Assistant Professor at Purdue University, is an educator, researcher, innovator, author and explorer. Her engineering education research interests include the entrepreneurial mindset, energy education, interdisciplinary education, and faculty professional development. For her, a PhD in Engineering and a few MS degrees (management and engineering) produced a stellar combination of analytical "let's make innovative things happen" problem-solving skills and professional "let's get things done" soft skills. Dr. Bosman's desire to increase STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education accessibility and attainment has resulted in her founding of the Purdue University iAGREE Labs (www.iagree.org).
Dr. Bosman has authored over 50 publications in international and national journals and conferences. In addition, she has recently authored the text, Teaching the entrepreneurial mindset to engineers (Springer-Verlag GmbH, 2018). She has obtained over $1M USD in education research funding from agencies including the National Foundation (NSF), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). She has been an invited speaker and workshop facilitator for over 20 engagements. She is actively engaged in the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and currently serves as a division officer.
4. Ms. Crystal Jing LUO, (The University of Hong Kong (HKU)) and Mr. Donn Emmanuel GONDA (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Title: Code Free Bot: An easy way to jumpstart your chatbot!
Advancement in technology and innovation in teaching such as chatbot and extended reality can be daunting for teachers, but as an educator, we need to leverage on these advancements to respond to the changes and challenges in the teaching and learning landscape. There are a number of tools available for teachers to use to overcome the challenges, and one of them is the application of artificial intelligence (AI) and chatbot. However, creating a chatbot requires complex computer programming skills, and it is usually built from scratch to fit the intended educational purpose, which makes it difficult for teachers.
In this workshop, we will be sharing our experiences gained from developing various chatbots for higher education in our work, and will guide the participants to adopt widely used chatbot engines to develop code-free chatbots. This workshop is suitable for teachers, instructional designers, and other educational practitioners who don’t have a technical or coding background, but wants to develop and adopt chatbot in the teaching and learning process and/or for the course management purposes.
Ms. Crystal Jing LUO (The University of Hong Kong)
Crystal is an Instructional Design Assistant from Technology-enriched Learning Initiative (TELI), the University of Hong Kong (HKU). She has rich experience in chatbot design and development, as well as to implement chatbot into flipped classroom for undergraduate students at HKU. Simultaneously, she carries out research mainly focusing on the adoption of flipped classroom, blended learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Higher Education. Her research output has been recognized and awarded by academic conferences and journals.
Mr. Donn Emmanuel GONDA (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Donn is a part-time lecturer at the University of Hong Kong and a teaching associate at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His research interest is integrating technology in classroom use, teacher’s perception of the use of technology, and application of learning analytics to improve course delivery. His specialties cover both instructional design and educational technology and have led several e-learning projects including MOOC, SPOC, blended learning, and flipped classroom.
5. Chathura K. Sooriya-Arachchi (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Institute of Information Technology, Colombo, Sri Lanka)
We live in a world that demands creative problem solvers, creative thinkers who can come up with innovative ideas and solutions to situations. However many believe that creativity is a trait one needs to be born with, whereas creativity is a muscle that needs training. There is great potential to incorporate creativity in teaching and learning. This interactive workshop aims in sharing a number of Creativity and Design Thinking methods, tools and techniques that can facilitate teaching and learning, along with inspirational examples/case-studies from the real-world.
In a world that demands creative problem solvers, people are measured by the power of their thinking and decisions they make. There is potential to develop the skills and mindsets of the learners in preparing them to be able to face these challenges. Design Thinking is a human-centered, creative and holistic approach to problem solving. Design Thinking framework can be applied for higher education in facilitating a transformative learning experience to the learners, with the use of systematic tools and techniques for designing the learning experience to be student-centered, iterative and incremental in nature, while increasing student engagement. This tutorial suggests the need to employ Design Thinking framework for curriculum design, teaching, learning and training, while introducing to a range of Design Thinking tools and techniques that can be practiced as interventions throughout the teaching and learning cycle.
Chathura is a Senior Lecturer at Informatics Institute of Technology - Sri Lanka, having close to a decade of work experience from both IT industry and academia. Being a Masters degree holder from University of Colombo School of Computing, she is also a Certified City & Guilds Corporate Trainer, Accredited Practitioner Coach (IAPC & M) and a Certified Scrum Master for Agile Scrum Training. She has clocked in 300+ sessions, 600+ hours and 10,000+ people reach through her training, coaching and value addition sessions, where she incorporates Design Thinking and creative methods to enhance Teaching & Learning experience.
6. Fariz Alemuda (PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia)
Title: Workshop Hands-on IoT using LoRaWAN
Hi All IoT Enthusiasts,
We are delighted to inform you that we will conduct a one-day hands-on workshop using LoRa. LoRa is a new connectivity technology that leverages the low power and wide area network. LoRa really fits with IoT devices that need long battery life, small bandwidth, limited computing resources. ANTARES is Telkom Indonesia IoT Platform has been integrated with the LoRa technology, so you as the users will feel seamless experience while using LoRa and Antares. We provide an easy way to enabling your IoT applications.
The main goal is to be able to create a simple IoT application based on LoRa. Moreover, here is the outline of our workshop, first we are able to send IoT data from the real sensor using LoRa connectivity; second we are able to send data to the IoT device which is a downlink; last but not least, we will create a simple application to control the IoT device through an android application.
Looking forward to see you guys!
Fariz Alemuda is currently as a Senior IoT Engineer in Telkom Indonesia. He has been involving in the Internet of Things area since 2014. He got his Master Degree in Computer Science from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan and Undergraduate Degree in Electronics Engineering from Universitas Gadjah Mada. All his researches are in IoT-related areas. He invented Antares.id, a oneM2M-certified IoT platform and LoRa.id as a public LoRaWAN network server. He is also actively conducting IoT workshops for universities, communities and conferences. It is delighted to collaborating with the academic societies to gain the global awareness in education.
7. Natalia Filimonova (Professor of Economics and the Head of Management and Marketing Department at Vladimir State University (Russia))
Title: Challenges to introducing gamification into the educational process at Russian universities
Currently, researchers and practitioners pay great attention to the issues of gamification in education. Studies show a direct correlation between the game and students' increased motivation during classes. On the one hand, gamification makes any lesson more interesting and fun, reduces restrictions on the number of game participants and their location, increases students' motivation by involving them in learning. On the other hand, there are several difficulties in the application of gaming educational technologies, which include ambiguity in attitudes and perceptions of the game by participants, unhealthy competition, and a short-term effect of training and learning. According to Statista Research Department, the education gamification market will grow 13,4 times in 2020 compared to 2015. Gamification has not yet become widespread in Russian university practice. The analysis showed that the main challenges are the poor technological equipment of universities, the incompetence of the teaching staff in the information and communication sphere, the English language barrier because of the vast majority of Internet platforms are in English, and methodological lags in using the principles of gamification. Also, teaching in the format of a game or quest is not taken seriously in the modern educational system. In part, these problems can be solved by exchanging experience and using a standardized set of allowed games in various disciplines.
Natalia Filimonova is a professor of Economics and the head of Management and Marketing Department at Vladimir State University (Russia). She is an Advisory Board member of the Accounts Chamber of Vladimir Region and a Dissertation Council member of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation (Moscow). She is also a Federal expert of the scientific and technical sphere at the Scientific Research Institute of the Federal Research Centre for Projects Evaluation and Consulting Services (Moscow, Russia), where she is involved as a federal grant reviewer for the Russian Scientific Foundation and the Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation.
She received her Ph.D. from the Saint-Petersburg State University (Russia). Her current research projects focus on small and medium business development and their influence on regional economy.
Prof. Filimonova serves on editorial boards of several journals (Izvestiya Vysshikh Uchebnykh Zavedenii, Seriya Teknologiya Tekstil'noi Promyshlennosti which is indexed by Scopus and Newsletter of the Vladimir region Audit Chamber), acts as a reviewer for many scientific journals and presents her work at international conferences and other venues.
She awards grants from Russian Humanitarian Scientific Found for her researches (2010 - 2011, 2011 - 2012, 2015 - 2016). She has been a Fulbright scholar at City University of New York (2017 – 2018).
8. Prof. Tokuro Matsuo, Ph.D (Graduate School of Industrial Technology, Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology)
Title: The Accreditation of Education on Engineering
Affiliation: Professor, Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology, Japan
Most of universities take accreditation to prove the quality of education and are mostly required to take it. However, taking accreditation is required by regulation and law of the country. And also, some universities may recognize that importance of accreditation is to pass the evaluation rather than assessment of education. Essentially, accreditation should be utilized to improve the education analyzing weakness and strength of the organization. Accreditation sometimes provides a branding for university to be recognized its educational result and achievement. In this talk, I will introduce an international accreditation provided by international accreditation association for higher education (AHE). The AHE accreditation employs international standards, evaluation of individual strength, feedback system of evaluation and assessment, clarity of evaluation. AHE also has a unique model to support university on branding, improvement of education, enhancement of research level, enhancement school in itself with diversity.
Dr. Tokuro Matsuo is a full professor at Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology since 2012. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from Nagoya Institute of Technology in 2006. He then joined the faculty of the Yamagata University, where he is an Associate Professor of Informatics until 2012. Currently, he is a Guest Professor at Bina Nusantara University, Indonesia; the Project Professor of Collective Intelligence Research Center at Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan; a Research Fellow of SEITI in Central Michigan University, USA. He was a Visiting Professor at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA from 2016-2017; a Visiting Researcher at University of California at Irvine, USA from 2010-2011; was a Research Fellow at Shanghai University, China from 2010 to 2013; and was the Project Professor of Green Computing Research Center at Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan from 2011 to 2014. His current research interests include electronic commerce and business, service science and marketing, business management, artificial intelligence, material informatics, tourism informatics, convention and event management research, and incentive design on e-services. Some of his researches are presented in the top international conferences on AAAI, IEEE CEC, AAMAS, and WWW. He is a founder of IEEE International Conference on Agents in 2016 and International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics in 2012. He also chaired a lot of international conferences over 50, such as IEEE/ACIS SNPD 2009, 2012 and 2014, IEEE TENSYMP 2016, IEEE/ACIS ICIS 2010 and 2013, IEEE IWEA 2007-2012, ACAN 2005-2012, IEEE ICA 2016-2017, AAI 2012-2019. He served several academic services including Editor in chief of International Journal of Computer and Information Science, and Managing Editor of International Journal of Information Engineering Express, International Journal of Smart Computing and Artificial Intelligence, International Journal of Institutional Research and Management, and International Journal of Service and Knowledge Management. He gave over 100 keynotes and invited talk at international conferences, symposia, and seminars in two decades. He also received over 20 awards and 30 research grants from research foundations, company and government. He was/is also commissioned as the Vice President of International Association for Computer and Information Technology, USA; Vice President of Software Engineering Research Foundation, USA; Executive Director of International Institute of Applied Informatics, Japan; Japan Conference Ambassador; Kumamoto City MICE Ambassador; and Adviser of Information Promotion of Japan.