ICET


International Conference
of Educational Technology

Rethinking Educational
Technology in the Smart
Learning Environment


April 18-21, 2016
Korea University
Seoul, Korea

Invited Speakers

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  • Johannes Cronjé

    Cape Peninsula University of Technology
    - Keynote Speech

    Profile

    Johannes Cronjé is the Dean of the Faculty of Informatics and Design at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology(CPUT) in Cape Town, South Africa and has been exploring the rhizonomic organization of content and Learning 3.0. This summer, Cronjé completed the Hour of Code and has reflected on our behavior as learners and 21st century learning. His observations are gamifying, motivation, highly structure, archive, sharing results and so on. He is a native of Iowa, but has spent most of his life in South Africa. He began his career as a schoolmaster at Pretoria Boys High School, later becoming a lecturer in communication at Pretoria Technikon, and eventually a professor of Computers in Education at the University of Pretoria before joining the faculty at CPUT. He earned Bachelors of Arts degrees in Afrikaans, English, and Ethnology, including as additional B.A. with honors in Afrikaans. He also holds two master's degrees in Afrikaans and Computer-based education, and earned a D.Litt. in Afrikaans in 1989. Cronjé has been a visiting professor at universities in Norway, Finland, Sudan, and Etiopia, and was instrumental in establishing the international Design, Development and Research conference, held annually, with alternating years in Cape Town.


  • Robert Branch

    University of Georgia & Past President of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
    - Keynote Speech

    Profile

    Robert Maribe Branch is a Professor of Learning, Design, and Technology at the University of Georgia and the Head of the Department of Career and Information Studies. Rob earned an Associate of Science degree from New York City Technical College in Brooklyn; a Bachelor of Science degree from Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina; and a Masters of Arts degree from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Rob taught secondary school in Botswana as a Peace Corps Volunteer and later joined the University of Botswana as a lecturer in the Technology Education Department. Rob completed his Doctor of Education (EdD) degree from Virginia Tech in 1989. Dr. Branch joined the faculty at Syracuse University and taught graduate courses and conducted research in the Department of Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation, rising to a tenured Associate Professor. Dr. Branch worked as Fulbright Lecturer/Researcher at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, where he co-founded the Masters degree in Educational Technology, while conducting research on the complexities of intentional learning spaces. Dr. Branch is an editor of the Educational Media and Technology Yearbook and the Survey of Instructional Development Models. He recently published Instructional Design: The ADDIE Approach. Dr. Branch emphasizes student-centered learning and teaches courses related to message design. Dr. Branch’s published research focuses on diagramming complex conceptual relationships and other complicated flow processes. He is the President of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology.

  • Kay A. Persichitte

    President of AECT & the University of Wyoming
    - Opening Address
    - Panel Discussion

    Profile

    Kay Persichitte is the current President of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). She is also a Professor of Instructional Technology at the University of Wyoming in the United States. Kay holds a BA in Mathematics, a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction, and a PhD in Educational Technology with emphases in instructional design and distance learning. Her professional background includes nearly two decades teaching high school math in Colorado (US) and over two decades in higher education. Kay’s higher education experience began as an assistant professor and includes work on several large-scale federal grant projects, extensive online and face-to-face teaching, and administrative roles including department head, Director of Teacher Education, and Dean of the College of Education at the University of Wyoming before recently returning to her teaching, research, and advising roles. Her research interests include (a) technology integration in all facets that serve to support/enhance/extend learning across any discipline and for all ages of learners and (b) the design and implementation of distance learning environments that utilize contemporary technologies in effective ways. Kay has held many leadership roles during her 23 years of AECT membership and she is honored to represent AECT at the ICET conference.

  • Chee-Kit Looi

    National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    - Invited session
    - Panel Discussion

    Profile

    Chee-Kit Looi is Professor of Education in the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is the Head of Learning Sciences Lab, Singapore, the first research centre devoted to the study of the sciences of learning in the Asia-Pacific region. His research interests include sustainability and scalability of innovations, mobile and ubiquitous technologies, and computer-supported collaborative learning. As PI or co-PI of several research projects funded by the National Research Foundation, Singapore, Chee-Kit Looi’s research has sought to create significant inroads into impacting school practices in Singapore. Over the years, Chee Kit has given keynote addresses in international conferences held in Chile, Spain, Sweden, US, Finland, Australia, Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Malaysia, UAE and Singapore. Chee Kit is a founding member of the Global Chinese Society of Computers in Education, and is the current President-elect. He is an associate editor for the Journal of the Learning Sciences, an editorial member of the Journal of CAL, the International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, and Journal of Smart Learning Environments. As a member of a Core Expert Group, he participated in the work on developing the framework for assessing Collaborative Problem Solving for OECD PISA 2015. He is a member of the Advisory Board for Global framework for STEM education, Global STEM Alliance, the New York Academy of Sciences, 2015, and a consultant to Singapore Corporation Enterprise on China’s Zhuhai city Smart Education Project, 2015-2016. He is also a consultant to the Smart Learning Institute of Beijing Normal University, China.

  • Doo Hun Lim

    the University of Oklahoma
    - Pre-workshop
    - Invited session

    Profile

    Dr. Doo Hun Lim is an Associate Professor of the Adult and Higher Education Program at the University of Oklahoma, USA. He has been faculty members in Indiana State University and University of Tennessee at Knoxville before joining to the University of Oklahoma. He received his Ph.D. in Human Resource Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He teaches instructional system design, program planning, and assessment and evaluation courses at the graduate level. His research interests include: learning transfer, performance technology, learning and motivation issues within virtual learning environments, integration of learning and knowledge management, and cross cultural organizational issues impacting workplace performance. Recently, Dr. Lim's major research has focused on neuroscience-based learning and adult development within academic and workplace settings.

  • Yonjoo Cho

    Indiana University
    - Invited session

    Profile

    Yonjoo Cho an associate professor of Instructional Systems Technology focusing on HRD at Indiana University. She worked in business, non-profit, and academic sectors in South Korea for more than 10 years before coming to the U.S. Her research interests reflect her diverse work experience including action learning in organizations, HRD education, the interdisciplinary nature of instructional technology, and women in leadership. Based on her extensive research on action learning, she has published a book entitled Trends and Issues in Action Learning Practice: Lessons from South Korea (Cho & Bong, 2013) with Routledge. She was recognized at the 2014 Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) Conference with the Richard A. Swanson Research Excellence Award and at the 2014 University Forum for Human Resource Development (UFHRD) in Europe with the Best International Paper Award. She serves on the editorial boards of Human Resource Development Quarterly, Human Resource Development Review, and European Journal of Training and Development, and is a board member of the AHRD, Korea Action Learning Association, and Korean Association for Educational Technology. Currently, she is leading a book series project on Current Perspectives on Asian Women in Leadership with Palgrave Macmillan, and conducts research on women in leadership in Korea sponsored by Korea Foundation. She received her Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Junichi Yamanishi

    President of Japan Society for Educational Technology (JSET)
    - Panel Discussion

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  • Yanghee Kim

    Utah University
    - Invited session

    Profile

    Yanghee Kim is an associate professor in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences at Utah State University (USU). Her research interest lies in human/computer interaction, robot-assisted learning, interaction design for positive affect, instructional design, and ESL/EFL learners. In South Korea, her decorated career in K-12 education involved working as ESL/EFL teacher, administrator in charge of technology integration and professional development, and multimedia courseware designer. Since earning her doctorate from Florida State University in 2004, her research has focused on the efficacious design of advanced learning technologies for different age groups of learners ranging from preschool children to secondary school students to college students. She uses new digital technologies, such as embodied agents, humanoid robots, smart phones, and online videos, to create social and affective technology-assisted environments that will enhance students’ self-efficacy and engagement in English language and literacy learning and mathematics learning. She has won a number of awards by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), the journal, Educational Technology Research & Development (ETR&D), and the State of Utah for the recognition of her research and teaching. Sponsored by SK-Telecom, she has developed English learning apps delivered via the robot Atti for kindergarten-aged ESL/EFL children, using the design-based research approach. She was an invited speaker for the US Chief of Naval Operations, Strategic Studies Group; the Institute for Intelligent Systems, University of Memphis; and the Institute for Creative Technologies Workshop on Empirical Research on Pedagogical Agents, University of Southern California. She served as the USU Faculty Senate President in 2012-2104, and serves as reviewer for several funding agencies and peer-reviewed journals.

  • Nari Kim

    Univ. of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
    - Invited session

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    Dr. Nari Kim is an Associate Professor of Instructional Technology in Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh. Nari earned her Ph.D. degree in Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University and M.A. and B.A. degrees in Educational Technology at Ewha Womans University. As a researcher and instructional designer, she worked for various e-learning and mobile learning projects such as Samsung WebSchool and Woongjin CyberClass. Her research interest is in the design of (1) inquiry-based learning environments by using Web and mobile technologies and (2) problem-based learning environments in virtual and augmented reality to improve learning and performance in formal and informal education contexts. Nari was recognized at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) with the IAP Distance Education Journal Article Award (2012), Featured Research Awards (2013, 2010), Strohbehn Intern Award (2009), and NSF Early Career Award (2008). From the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh, she received the Faculty Development Research Award (2010), Teaching Award (2013), and Sabbatical Award (2014). At Indiana University, she won Jerrold E. Kemp Research Award (2008), Achasa Beechler Dissertation Proposal Award (2008), L. C. Larson Award (2006), and International Service Award (2009). Recently, she received The Internet and Higher Education Editor’s Choice Article Award (2015, SSCI Journal Impact Factor 2.463). She also served as the AECT International Conference Planner (2015, 2008) and Division of Distance Learning Board Member (2011~2013).


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