Keynote Speaker for ICDTE 2019

Prof. Yanqing Duan, University of Bedfordshire, UK

Yanqing Duan (BSc, MSc, PhD, SFHEA) is a full professor of Information Systems. She is also the founder and director of Business and Information Systems (BISC) at the Business School, University of Bedfordshire. Her principal research interest is the use of the emerging digital Technologies (ICT) in organisations and their impact on decision making, innovation, education and learning, and knowledge management. She has undertaken many funded research projects on the design, development and applications of various e-learning methods and tools for training and education purposes. Her recent research interest in Big Data and Analytics enables her to undertake a number of funded research projects on the use and impact of Learning Analytics in the UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). She has co-ordinated many research projects funded by various funding sources, such as: European Commission, UK Department For International Development (DFID), JISC, British Council, etc. She has published over 180 peer reviewed articles, including papers in European Journal of Information Systems, IEEE transaction on Engineering Management, Computers & Education, Information & Management, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Business Research, The Information Society, Expert Systems with Applications, Information Technology & People, British Journal of Educational Technology.

Speech Title: Learning Analytics in Higher Education Sector: Benefits and Critical Success Factors

Abstract: Providing students with the best learning experience and ensuring their academic success throughout their university lifecycle has been a serious challenge for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). While some HEIs are very successful in harnessing the benefits of Big Data and learning analytics, many others are still not actively engaged in making the effective use of them. It is critical for researchers and practitioners to understand the potential benefits of learning analytics and the factors affecting its success in HEIs. Based on the evidence collected from an exploratory case study and thirty interviews in the UK HEIs, this presentation will discuss the impact of using learning analytics on student experience management and the critical success factors. The presentation will also highlight the current trends and challenges in transforming High Education with the power of learning analytics and artificial intelligence.

Prof. Tomokazu Nakayama, Jissen Women's University, Japan

T. Nakayama A. was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Nakayama earned a bachelor degree in English Literature and Linguistics from Obirin University in 1991, and MA in TESOL at Teachers’ College Columbia University in 2001 and Ph.D. at Hiroshima University in 2013. He is specialized in learning science. His current research interests are English as an International Language (EIL) and development of new learning methods to promote proficiency of EIL learners. He developed VA shadowing method to improve Japanese EIL learners’ listening skills and the book on its mechanism will be released this year. Now he and his colleagues are developing the new method called Instant Translation method to promote proficiency of Japanese EIL learners. He is currently an associate professor at Jissen Women’s University in Tokyo and teaches English and English teacher training courses.

Speech Title: How can we explain the mechanisms of L2 learning based on priming research?

Abstract: People are influenced by past experiences in positive or negative way. In other word, the exposure to a stimulus gives impact on the later behavior of an individual. It is known as priming effect. Priming effect is such a powerful phenomenon that it has been applied in many fields such as business. Even though priming research has shown significant insights for English Language Teaching (ELT), very few studies in our field attempt to apply those. This presentation, after sharing mechanisms and research findings in priming effects, attempts to answer the following three questions which relates to English grammar class: 1. What is the role of English teacher in English grammar class?, 2. Why is interaction with peers or teachers necessary in English grammar class? and 3. How can we promote student-centered learning in English grammar class? 4. Can we incorporate problem-based learning in English grammar class? And the implication of this presentation will be discussed.

Assoc. Prof. Eric C.K. Cheng, The Education University of Hong Kong, China

Dr. Eric Cheng is a specialist in knowledge management, educational management and Lesson Study. He is currently associate professor of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction of the Education University of Hong Kong. Eric earned his Doctor of Education in education management from the University of Leicester. He has been publishing locally and internationally, with over 50 articles in various media covering the areas of knowledge management, school management and Lesson Study. He is the author of an academic book entitled Knowledge Management for School Education published in 2015 by Springer. Eric has been successful in launching more than 10 research and development projects with external and competitive funds in the capacity of Principal Investigator (PI). He received the Knowledge Transfer Project Award from EDUHK in 2014-15, Scholarship of Teaching Award in 2013-14 and Knowledge Transfer publication Awards in 2012-13 form Faculty of Human Development of EDUHK.

Speech Title: Knowledge Management Strategies for Sustaining Lesson Study

Abstract: This study explores the strategies and practices that have been implemented by principals in Hong Kong schools for facilitating and sustaining Lesson Study for teachers’ knowledge sharing and internalization. Lesson Study refers to a synergistic process of knowledge creation in which teachers share their knowledge through social interactions, and they apply and check the knowledge by practicing lesson design and teaching materials through few research lessons. Knowledge management (KM) in school context is an organization management approach that utilizes knowledge as resources for school improvement through effectively implementing their teaching and learning plans.

A cross-sectional quantitative survey was conducted to collecting data from 184 principals in Hong Kong. Confirmatory factor analysis and reliability test were utilized to examine the constructed validity and the reliability of the instrument. A structural equation model was applied to confirm the predictive effect of people-based and information technology-based knowledge management strategies on teachers’ knowledge sharing and internalization through conducting Lesson Study. Results show that people-based knowledge management strategy predicts teacher’s knowledge sharing and internalization. However, the information technology-based knowledge management strategies only predicts teachers’ knowledge sharing, but not on their knowledge internalization.

This implications of the paper are that cultivating communities of practice, professional learning communities and mentoring schemes in schools could nurture a knowledge sharing culture for facilitating and sustaining Lesson Study for teacher learning. Institutionalizing information technology system could help teachers to retrieve, share and store the school’s explicit knowledge. The paper not only contributes school management strategies and practices to school leaders to facilitate and sustain Lesson Study, but also bring in a new research dimension, knowledge management, to the research area of Lesson Study.

Keynote Speakers in ICDTE History

ICDTE 2017 was held in Ming Chuan University, Taiwan during August 06-08, 2017 successfully.

But for its first year, it already attracts around 75 papers, and we selected around 40 participants among them. The authors of submitted papers come from about 25 countries and regions. Authors of accepted papers are from 15 countries.

We want to express our gratitude to all the technical committee members, and some of the external reviewers for their hard work in reviewing submissions. Conference Chairs, Prof. Hui-Wen Vivian Tang from Ming Chuan University, Taiwan and Prof. Wenbing Zhao from Cleveland State University, USA, has also helped us in many ways, for which we are grateful. We also thank the keynote speaker Prof. Tomokazu Nakayama from Jissen Women's University, Tokyo, Japan and Prof. Ananda Kumar Palaniappan from University of Malaya, Malaysia for sharing their insights with us. The paper submission and reviewing process was managed using the EasyChair system. Finally, the conference would not be possible without the excellent papers contributed by authors. We thank all the authors for their contributions and their participation in ICDTE 2017!

Prof. Hui-Wen Vivian Tang

Ming Chuan University, Taiwan

Prof. Tomokazu Nakayama

Jissen Women's University, Japan

Prof. Wenbing Zhao

Cleveland State University, USA

Prof. Ananda Kumar Palaniappan

University of Malaya, Malaysia

ICDTE 2018 was held in Bangkok, Thailand from October 10-12, 2019 successfully.

ICDTE 2018 attracted around 92 papers, and we selected around 59 participants among them. The authors of submitted papers come from about 27 countries and regions. Authors of accepted papers were from 18 countries.

Prof. Prof. Murali Krishnamurthi

Northern Illinois University, USA

Prof. Tomokazu Nakayama

Jissen Women's University, Japan

Prof. Budsaba Kanoksilapatham

Silpakorn University, Thailand

Assoc. Prof. Korakoch Attaviriyanupap

Silpakorn University, Thailand