Following this year’s eLearning Forum Asia 2020 conference theme, “Enhanced Teaching and Learning with Technology: Present and Future”, a confirmed line-up of diverse speakers will discuss topics covering teaching and learning with AI technology, digital transformation plans and strategies, and challenges and opportunities in eLearning during COVID-19. This year’s conference will take place during December 7-8th and continue to bring invaluable insights toward planning in teaching and learning under the digital landscape
Confirmed Conferences and Speakers at eLFA2020
> “Innovative Education with Artificial Intelligence” presented by Professor Irwin King, Chairman & Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering Director, Centre for eLearning Innovation and Technology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
In this talk, Professor King will discuss how traditional education—characterized by cookie-cutter approaches to learning—is insufficient and inadequate in meeting today’s education and student needs. He will share recent artificial intelligence use cases in education to illustrate how AI can enhance teaching and learning effectiveness by offering personalized learning paths, among other key aspects of instruction.
> “Enhancing Teaching and Learning with AI Technology and Human Intelligence” presented by Professor Rosemary Luckin, Professor of Learner Centred Design, UCL Knowledge Lab, UCL Institute of Education, University College London
Professor Luckin will review how COVID-19 has precipitated a major experiment for education systems across the world and inspect the role of AI in this transformation. She will discuss how AI is currently being applied in education and how it has supported teachers and learners during the current pandemic restrictions. The discussion will carry on by looking at the potentials of AI in supporting a COVID-compliant transformation in education.
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> “Toward Digital Learning Strategic Agility” presented by Dr. Greg Winslett, Deputy Director (Digital Learning), Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation, The University of Queensland
Dr. Winslett will discuss the University of Queensland´s Digital Learning Capability Roadmap, and share the lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis. While digital learning plans were a part of institutional plans, the pandemic has brought more traction and visibility to these projects. Dr. Winslett will share insights and learnings gathered by the university, as well as new principles and heuristics that may inform future approaches to Digital Learning strategy work.
> “Toward Digital Learning Strategic Agility” presented by Dr. Toru Iiyoshi, Director & Professor, Center for the Promotion of Excellence in Higher Education, Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University.
In his talk, Dr. Iiyoshi will provide an overview of the radical transformation that has been driven by emerging educational innovations, methods, systems, and cultures, including a look at how educational ecosystems enable iGen, as well as education professionals, to support and sustain more personalized, flexible, and on-demand lifelong learning. Finally, he will discuss elements and strategies that can help in the reinvention of a post-COVID-19 higher education landscape.
> “COVID-19 and other Disruptors: Challenges and Opportunities for E-Learning” presented by Professor Erle Chuen-Hian Lim, Vice-Provost (Teaching Innovation & Quality), National University of Singapore
Professor Lim will discuss various disruptions experienced in education in the last two years, and the challenges that COVID-19 has posed for teachers, students, and institution administrators alike. While the pandemic has prompted a number of issues for institutions, it has also urged the education field to examine the role of eLearning and its potential to be as effective as face-to-face education when done correctly.