Invited Speakers


Assoc. Prof. Zigang Ge

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Zigang Ge is an associate professor and academic adviser for MA and MS programs at the School of Humanities, BUPT. He was awarded the title of “Beijing Higher Education Young Elite Teacher” and the title of “Teaching Master for Integrating Morality Cultivation in Courses” by Beijing Municipal Government. He has published over 20 academic papers in authoritative and core journals both domestically and internationally including Computers & Education, Computer Assisted Language Learning, International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, Interactive Learning Environments, and Journal of Educational & Society. He has served as a member of the editorial board of The Journal of Asia TEFL, a technical committee member for international conferences such as International Conference on Signal and Image Processing (since 2019) and International Conference on Digital Technology in Education (ICDTE2023), and an external reviewer for academic papers at China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center.




Assoc. Prof. A.Y.M. Atiquil Islam

East China Normal University, China

Assoc. Prof. A.Y.M. Atiquil Islam is the Director of the International Graduate Program in Educational Technology at the Department of Education Information Technology of the East China Normal University. He is also a Guest Professor at the School of Teacher Education of Jiangsu University. He obtained a multidimensional PhD degree by combining two faculties, namely, Education and Computer Science & Information Technology at the Institute of Graduate Studies, University of Malaya. In his field of specialization, he developed and validated three models, namely, the Technology Adoption and Gratification (TAG) Model, the Technology Satisfaction Model (TSM) and the Online Database Adoption and Satisfaction (ODAS) Model.

Dr. Islam has had almost 20 years of experience in academia, industry and business. Furthermore, Dr. Islam has presented many papers at international conferences (Japan, Singapore, China, Indonesia and Malaysia) and published journal articles, books and chapters. One of his articles was listed as a “Highly Cited Paper” in Essential Science Indicators (ESI) in 2022 & 2023. He has also delivered keynote addresses, speeches, and guest lectures many times in the past five years. Dr. Islam has published in the British Journal of Educational Technology, Instructional Science, Educational Technology Research and Development, Journal of Information Science, Educational Psychology, Interactive Learning Environments, Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Online Information Review, and International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction. He serves as the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator of local and international research grants totaling over a million yuan.

Dr. Islam has international collaboration with the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Pakistan, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Bangladesh and Nigeria. Dr. Islam is an Editorial Board Member of the British Journal of Educational Technology (Q1, SSCI, 2022 IF=6.6), Executive Editor of the International Journal of Smart Technology and Learning, Editor of Cogent Education (ESCI & Scopus), and Article Editor of SAGE Open (Q2, SSCI, 2021 IF=2.032). His research interests are in the arena of Assessment of Educational Technology, ICT in Higher Education, Quantitative Modeling, Artificial Intelligence, STEM Education, Human Computer Interaction, Information Science, Digital Library Sciences, Metaverse and Virtual Reality.