I'm helping to organize this event which I was a speaker a few times in the past. If you have an interest to visit Japan, this could be a good excuse to come! If you have questions you can contact me directly or via the official website.
The Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2017
Art Center Kobe, Kobe, Japan
Thursday, May 11 - Sunday, May 14, 2017
Abstract Submission Deadline: December 28, 2016
Registration Deadline for Presenters: April 1, 2017
Conference Theme: “Educating for Change”
“Technology” and “change” are two of the most commonplace words in education today. For educators, learners, policy makers, and researchers the questions and concerns frequently revolve around managing constantly changing technology, claims for improvements that technology will bring to the classroom and beyond, and changes that learners and teachers must accommodate themselves to. However, “educating for change” is not about any of these concerns. “For” forces us to examine the changes we wish to create first. What are our purposes? Why do we value certain changes over others? And then, how do we apply technology for the purpose of realising those changes?
A useful lens is to return to underlying definitions of learning to help us examine some of the changes that are possible in learning.
Applying technology to education and learning can change our behavior and the behaviors of our learners. We have all established new habits of mind through our interaction with technology.
Technology can be a powerful tool to augment learners’ capacities to construct and therefore change knowledge and change themselves.
Technology may free us from old frames of reference by allowing learners and teachers to communicate farther and faster and with more people with more varied personal experiences than ever before.
However, technology will not help us achieve any of those changes without choosing them first, keeping those choices in mind, and then using the expertise of others. When technologists learn from psychologists, designers, sociologists, and economists or artists we can best reach our desired goals.
This conference, part of IAFOR’s global conference series on education in its broadest sense brings together teachers, researchers and distinguished professors from around the world to share their insights. The goal is to broaden awareness of different contexts in the pursuit of synergies and solutions. We look forward to your active participation in this vital field of future-oriented academic activity of The International Academic Forum.
The Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2017 (ACTC2017) will be held alongside The Asian Conference on Language Learning (ACLL2017). Registration for either of these conferences will allow participants to attend sessions in the other.
In conjunction with our global partners, we look forward to extending a warm welcome to you in 2017.