Keynote Speaker for ICDTE 2020


Prof. Jiyou Jia, Peking University, China

Dr. Jiyou Jia is a full professor and the Head of the Department of Educational Technology, Graduate School of Education, Peking University, China and is also the founding director of International Research Center for Education and Information at Peking University. He was invited to work as a guest professor in 2015 by School of Education, Technical University of Munich, Germany, and Distinguished Professor at Institute for Research in Open and Innovative Education, the Open University of Hong Kong from August 2017 to December 2018.

Dr. Jia received B. S. and Master of Education from Peking University, and Ph.D. in artificial intelligence from Augsburg University, Germany. His research interests include educational technology and artificial intelligence in education, especially in TELL (Technology Enhanced Language Learning), math education with ICT, and decision making support system. He has been responsible for a dozen of national projects and international cooperation projects. His research has won a number of national and international prizes including the First Class Award of the Fifth National Award for Outstanding Achievements in Educational Research, from Ministry of Education, China, 2016, and IAAI (Innovative Application of Artificial Intelligence) Deployed Application Award by AAAI (Association of Advancement of Artificial Intelligence), USA, 2008.

Jia has published more than 100 articles in internationally or nationally peer-reviewed journals and conferences including Computers and Education, Knowledge-Based Systems, etc. He has edited one book and authored another one, both written in English and published by IGI Global, USA. He is also the author of one Chinese book and one book in German. He serves as a reviewer for several international journals indexed in SCI/SSCI, a co-chair or PC member of more than 20 international conferences including ICCE, ICALT and GCCCE, and an advisory expert for some scientific and governmental organizations.

Topic: An Intelligent Tutoring System Adaptive to Learner Profile and Content Context

Abstract: Individualized and adaptive learning is the ideal educational paradigm which has been pursued for a long time, but very difficult to be implemented in traditional classroom settings. In this speech I will first present an Intelligent Tutoring System which can be adaptive to learner profile and content context. Its adaptability includes three learner aspects and two content aspects: Learner profile represented by learning style, learner cognitive status represented by OLAI (Online Learning Activity Index), learner emotional status expressed by facial expression and textual expression, content mastery status assessed by the CAT based on IRT with the virtual proctor, and content recommendation according to textual similarity. Then I will introduce its pilot application in five different schools and its positive effect on pupils’ learning performance evidenced by students’ examination scores and survey results.


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.

Topic: Do Managers Want to Use AI for Organisational Decision-Making? - Understanding Influential Factors, Attitudes and Intention

Abstract: The design, implementation, and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for decision making have been one of the most important applications in AI history. As the progress of AI technology enables researchers to create more advanced systems, it is possible for AI to undertake more complex tasks that require cognitive capabilities such as making tacit judgements which previously seemed impossible. AI is being widely implemented in commercial organizations and making significant impacts on their business performance. Inevitably, the impact of AI on organisational decision making, including decision making processes, structure, and culture, will be profound. However, there is limited research and understanding on managers’ attitudes and behavioural intentions towards adopting AI for organizational decision-making and the influential factors affecting their attitudes and intention. This presentation will address these issues and report a large scale survey on AI adoption intention for organisational decision making by managers in the UK. The presentation will introduce the development of the research model, the research method, and the key findings. As the high education sector appears to be lagging behind other types of sectors in implementing and benefiting from AI, the findings from this study will provide important implications for researchers and practitioners in the education sector.



Prof. Dr. Shuyan Wang,The University of Southern Mississippi, USA

Dr. Shuyan Wang, a tenured full professor of Instructional Technology and Design in School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Professional Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, earned her doctoral degree from Ohio University majoring in Instructional Technology in 2004. Dr. Wang has designed and taught various online courses and created large amount of multimedia instructional materials as online supplements since early 2000. She not only taught instructional technologies and theories in class but also integrated those techniques and theories into practice and achieved excellent results. Dr. Wang has 35 articles published in national and international refereed journals and 10 academic books in addition to over 80 presentations in local, national, international conferences. She was invited to give over 40 keynotes/speeches/lectures by various universities and educational departments such as Tsinghua University, Beijing Normal University, Zhejiang University, Ministry of Education – China Telecom, and the like. She served as the president of Society of International Chinese in Educational Technology (SICET) for three terms and has severed in several other professional associations. She is one of Editors of Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE), senior Editor of the Information Communication Technology in Education section in the journal Cogent Education, and editor of conference proceedings. Dr. Wang also serves as the editorial board member for a few other academic journals. In addition, Dr. Wang served as several international conference chairs, program committee chairs, and board members.


Prof. Budsaba Kanoksilapatham, Silpakorn University, Thailand

Budsaba Kanoksilapatham is currently a professor with the English Department, Faculty of Arts, Silpakorn University. She completed the bachelor’s degree in English (Hons.) at the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University. She received the master’s degree in linguistics and EFL from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and the Ph.D. degree in linguistics with a concentration in applied linguistics from Georgetown University, USA. Her research interests include discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, phonetics, and language teaching. Her most recent books are Pronunciation in Action and English Sociolinguistics at Work. Her research articles were published in international journals including English for Specific Purposes and The IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication.

Topic: Teaching during the Covid-19 Pandemic Era: Lessons Learned

Abstract: The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a disruption of education systems all over the world on a scale never seen before. Due to the rapid acceleration of digitalization in education, teachers and educators are compelled to adapt to new and unfamiliar circumstances in order to continue to provide effective and efficient education for learners. This includes the moving away from face to face to online learning. This presentation focuses on the context of higher education in the new normal Covid-19 pandemic era, with the goal to help teachers and educators cope with the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on teaching and learning. Given the fact that remote teaching is new for the majority of teachers and teacher educators, this presentation highlights the integration of ICT while fostering 21st century skills and identifies factors contributing to online learning accomplishments. Pertaining to this scenario, a number of challenges teaching practitioners face were found, including keeping up learner motivation, class management, remote assessment, catering for learners with mixed abilities, poor Internet connection/no access to the Internet, fears about cheating, developing learner autonomy, longer preparation time, and lack of proper equipment for teachers and/or learners. Finally, based on the speaker’s online teaching experience, tips and tricks on successful planning and managing online lessons are shared to help support distance learning.


Assoc. Prof. Tiia Rüütmann, Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), Estonia

Tiia Rüütmann is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Estonian Centre for Engineering Pedagogy at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, School of Engineering, Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), Estonia. She is also a visiting professor at Peter the Great Polytechnic University of St Petersburg (Russia) in the field of Engineering Pedagogy. She graduated TalTech as Diploma Engineer in the field of Chemical Engineering and Cybernetics in 1982, and received her MSc in chemical engineering at TalTech in 1992. Tiia defended her PhD in education (with specialisation in Engineering Pedagogy) at University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic in 2007. She is a member of International Society for Engineering Pedagogy (IGIP) since 2003, and received the qualification of International Engineering Educator ING.PAED.IGIP in 2004. She is a member of IGIP Executive Committee and the president of IGIP International Monitoring Committee since 2010. Tiia is a member of SEFI, IEEE Education Society, Nordic-Baltic Network in Higher Education Development, Delta Kappa Gamma International Society for Key Women Educators, and IEEE EDUCON advisory board. She is the author and co-author of more than 90 peer-reviewed articles. She has written several book chapters and published a Handbook on Engineering Pedagogy Science and STEM didactics in 2019. She has delivered workshops on engineering pedagogy in Europe, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, China and Argentina. She has participated in 18 research projects and coordinated five of them. Her field of expertise and research are Engineering Pedagogy Science, effective teaching of engineering, STREAM pedagogy, university didactics, laboratory didactics, e-learning didactics, innovative methodologies, course and curriculum design in engineering education.

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. 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

ICDTE 2019 was held in Tsuru University, Japan from October 25-27, 2019 successfully.

ICDTE 2019 attracted around 121 papers, and we selected around 65 participants among them. The authors of submitted papers come from about 29 countries and regions. Authors of accepted papers were from 20 countries.

Prof. Yanqing Duan

University of Bedfordshire, UK

Prof. Tomokazu Nakayama

Jissen Women's University, Japan

Assoc. Prof. Eric C.K. Cheng

The Education University of Hong Kong, China

Prof. Budsaba Kanoksilapatham

Silpakorn University, Thailand