TIIKM 1st International Conference on Education (ICEDU) 2015 Beijing

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  • Education is more than reading, writing, and arithmetic. It is one of the most important investments a society can make in its people and its future. TIIKM’s 1st Annual International Conference on Education’s objective is to bring together researchers, educators, experts, practitioners, and policy makers to share their knowledge and experience with one another. The TIIKM’s 1st Annual International Conference on Education (ICEDU) will be held on April 9 – 10, 2015 in Beijing, China.

    The ICEDU-​2015 program will include keynote presentations from experts in their related fields, interactive presentations, case studies, and will also provide the opportunity to share research, ideas, and develop working relationships. Social events will include a networking dinner and post conference tours to the Great Wall and Forbidden City.

    Keynote Speakers

    • Prof. Gary E. Swanson – Mildred S. Hansen Endowed Chair and Distinguished Journalist-​in-​Residence, University of Northern Colorado, USA
    • Dr. Kay Norton – President, University of Northern Colorado
    • Prof. Ginny Huang – Director of Teacher Education and Associate Dean of College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

    Conference Tracks

    The Conference will address a range of critically important issues and themes relating to the education. Plenary speakers include some of the leading thinkers in these areas, as well as a numerous paper, colloquium, poster and workshop presentations.We are inviting proposals for paper presentations, workshops/​interactive sessions or posters/​exhibits addressing the education through one of the following themes:

    Innovation in Education vs. Traditional Methods of Instruction

    The landscape of education and the importance of continuing educationare rapidly being transformed by innovations in teaching and learning technology. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), reconfigured classrooms, and blended/​hybrid learning models are changing education, student expectations and demands, and the overall learning experience. But how successful are these new methods of teaching? Recent research found only about 10 percent of those enrolled in online instruction actually complete their courses and earn certificates or degrees.We will hear presentations on your experiences and research including more traditional methods of teaching that are successful and the need to continue to instill core values and ethics as well as the importance of face-​to-​face communication.

    Some possible topics/​issues to be addressed include but are not limited to:

    • New educational models and measurement of learning outcomes
    • Developments in online learning and what it means for the education and the work place
    • Learning styles and optimal delivery models for continuing education and industry
    • Defining a path for change – what methods of instruction are cutting-​edge and are practical and successful in today’s educational landscape?
    • Traditional educational models, effectiveness, and issues facing teachers and administrators today
    • Ethics, moral responsibility, and core values as they relate to classroom and online instruction and learning

    International Student Recruitment; International Partnerships, Exchange and Support

    Increasingly there is more interest by Western universities to recruit high school and higher education students, specifically from China and the Asian-​Pacific region, but also from other countries around the world. Part of this interestlies in diversifying schools in an effort to create an “international experience” for the host institution. Other reasons, especially in higher education, involve the need to increase student enrollment for monetary purposes. A third purpose being investigated and undertaken by some top American universities is to try to find the financial means to require students in a major to complete part of their coursework internationally.

    Some possible topics/​issues to be addressed include but are not limited to:

    • Strategies for marketing and recruiting international students
    • Developing partnerships with “quality” higher education institutions
    • Teaching, the role of foreign language and minimum requirements in internationalizing the content of the curriculum
    • Visa requirements and the role of immigration policy in students destination country choice
    • Legal issues, governmental and other restrictions, and supporting international students in times of crisis
    • The role of international educational agents and offices
    • Breaking down barriers to language and culture in establishing agreed-​upon criteria through partnerships and the mutual exchange of qualified students
    • Financing higher education and the roles of university presidents, ministries of education, international directors, and public policymakers

    Collaboration between Industry and Universities, and the Global Workforce of Tomorrow

    The increasingly dispersed and diverse global workforce is changing the way employers view education and interact with institutions and providers. Innovations in technology have changed the way industry views perspective employees and present a unique opportunity to form partnerships with educational institutions.New generation learners present additional challenges to the way education may need to be delivered.Today’s practitioners and students also need to commit to lifelong learning to succeed in a changing global economy and in work environments. How can universities, industry, public sector groups, and continuing education institutions work together to meet these challenges?

    Some possible topics/​issues to be addressed include but are not limited to:

    • Characteristics of the new generation learner and what competencies and skills are needed to succeed
    • Knowledge needs in a fast-​paced environment
    • Working and learning across boundaries of space, time, and culture
    • Implications of generational shifts in the work force
    • Forming partnerships between industry and academia
    • Developing productive program outcomes
    • The role of faculty and subject matter experts (SME’s) in meeting industry needs
    • Legal, negotiation, and contractual issues and solutions
    • Evaluation and assessment

    Broad Topics

    • Primary and Secondary Education
    • Further or Continuing Education
    • Adult Education
    • Higher Education
    • Distance Learning
    • Inter-​cultural Communication
    • IT Instructional Technology
    • International Education
    • International Recruitment Agencies/​Institutions
    • Multinational Employers
    • Student Affairs
    • Legal Issues and Ethics
    • Administration
    • Government
    • Language Learning and Acquisition (ESL/​TESL/​TEFL)
    • Applied Linguistics
    • Curriculum Research and Development
    • Teacher Education and Professional Development
    • Educational Policy and Administration
    • Educational Vision and Leadership
    • Educational Management
    • The Economics of Education

    Awards

    Best paper Award

    This award will be granted to the best paper in ICEDU 2015. Organizing committee will select the best paper based on feedback of scientific review committee. Evaluation based on relevancy of paper on given themes, content and quality of the paper and impotency of findings. Both oral and virtual paper submission will be eligible to “Best paper award”. Decision of ICEDU 2015 organizing committee is the final decision.

    Best Presentation Awards

    This award will be granted to presenters based on their presentations at the conference. Quality of the presentation, content of the presentation and level of interaction with the audience in the Q&A session will be used by Session Chair to select the best paper in his/​her session. Decision of Session Chair will be the final decision.

    Best student award

    This award will be granted to student presentations. Quality of the presentation, time management and quality of the findings relevant to ongoing practices may have higher level of chance to get selected. Decision of the ICEDU 2015 Research panel will be the final decision.

    Publication Opportunities

    Conference proceedings

    All accepted abstract and full papers (for those who register for the conference) will be published in the refereed conference proceedings with ISSN will be published electronically after the conference. You have the option for including either abstract only or full paper in the proceedings.

    We will submit the proceedings to be indexed in the Thomson Reuters, SCOUPS, Mendeley, CiteULike and Google scholar for possible Indexing.

    (Authors of accepted abstracts wishing to publish the full paper in the proceedings or one of the supporting journal should submit the full paper by May 15, 2015.)

    Selected papers may be considered for publication in the following journals:

    Scientific Committee

    • Prof. Gary E. Swanson – USA
    • Prof. (Dr.) Supathanish Termsnguanwong – Thailand
    • Prof. Serigus Koku – USA
    • Prof. Olaf Hallan Graven – Norway
    • Prof. John McDowell – Australia
    • Prof. Dr. Mohamed A. Arteimi – Libya
    • Dr. Naleen Abeysekara – Sri Lanka
    • Dr. Sangita T. Ghodake – India
    • Dr. David S. Porcaro – USA
    • Dr. Christopher C. Chua – Philippine
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