1. Prof. Navneet Gupta
Title: Reflective Teaching: a Self assessment tool for improvement.
Reflective teaching is an important tool for teaching and learning practices where a teacher can collect, record and analyze his/her own thoughts and observation and can implement in the class. This talk will cover my experience of teaching wherein reflective teaching has contributed a lot. Different models and framework will also be covered in this presentation.
Prof. Navneet Gupta is currently Associate Professor in Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and also holds the position of Associate Dean for Sponsored Research and Consultancy Division at BITS-Pilani, Rajasthan, India. He received M.Sc Physics with specialization in Advanced Electronics from H.N.B Garhwal University (a Central University) (HNBGU), Srinagar in 1995 with first rank in the University and was awarded Gold Medal. He received M.Tech in Materials Technology in 1998 from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-BHU)-Varanasi (formerly IT-BHU). He completed his Ph.D in the field of Semiconductor Devices Modelling from HNBGU in 2005. He was Head of Department, EEE from Sep 2016 to Aug. 2018. He visited National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taipei, Taiwan during May-July 2014 as Visiting Professor.
He guided 5 PhD students and currently guiding 3 PhD candidates. He is on doctoral advisory committee for 5 PhD students. He completed 2 R&D projects funded by UGC and DST and currently working on two ongoing R & D projects funded by SERB-DST and DRDO, New Delhi. His current research interests are in the areas of Semiconductor Device modeling, Computational Material Science, Electromagnetics, Antenna design and Teaching-Learning in Higher Education.
He has published 108 research papers in international and national journals and conferences. He has written text books published by Oxford University Press (Foundations of Electrical Engineering) and New Age International Publishers (Electromagnetic Field and Waves). He is Fellow of The Institution of Engineers (India), Senior member of IEEE and life members of other professional bodies. He is expert reviewer of many reputed International Journals including IEEE, Springer, Elsevier and IE (I).
2. Dr. Taku Jiromaru
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.
3. Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland
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.
4. 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.
5. Ms. Crystal Jing LUO, and Mr. Donn Emmanuel GONDA
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.
6. Chathura K. Sooriya-Arachchi (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Institute of Information Technology, Colombo, Sri Lanka)
Title: Creatively Contagious - unleash Creativity in Teaching and Learning
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 talk aims in sharing a number of creative methods, tools and techniques that can facilitate teaching and learning, along with many inspirational examples/case-studies from the real-world.