Agenda

Day 1

Wednesday 27 September 2017
EDUCON PLENARY

09:00
Plenary Sessions at EduCon Asia 2017
Chairman’s Opening Remark
Tan Swee Liang, Practice Associate Professor - School of Economics, Director – Centre of Teaching Excellence, Singapore Management University

09:05
Inspirational Keynote – the Changing Face of Education delivery
Seth Leighton, Executive Director, Envoys

A teacher’s son, Seth has been fortunate to develop his passion for teaching in public schools in Thailand, the University of Gondar in Ethiopia, the Korean Development Institute in South Korea, and Gimnasio La Montaña in Colombia. Seth has helped schools around the world to implement systems for data-based instructional improvement and is dedicated to ensuring that Envoys sets the standard for global competency education.

Envoys is an organization created by and for educators. It works with innovative schools and teachers to expand the boundaries of possibility for global education programming. The company operates in over 16 countries, has partnered with 30+ schools and have engaged with 2500+ students.
Watch Seth’s TED Talk, “Education for Global Citizenship,” here

9.30
Keynote: Transformation in Education with Technology

  • How digital transformation of industries have shaped the environment which we learn in – Students engagement, Educators empowerment, Institutions optimization and Learning transformation
  • Producing skilled talents to take on the future, contribute to the talent-based economy and stay relevant

Richard Koh, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft

10:00
Government panel:
Improving Quality and Relevance in Education Systems and Infrastructure

  • Adapting to new directions in education delivery
  • Priorities for expansion and digitization of education services
  • Enabling partnerships with private providers
  • What opportunities exist for industry?  

Moderator:
Tan Swee Liang, Practice Associate Professor - School of Economics, Director – Centre of Teaching Excellence, Singapore Management University

Panelists:
Alain Del B. Pascua, Undersecretary, Department of Education, Philippines
Prof. Intan Ahmad, Director General of Learning and Student Affairs, Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Indonesia
Cheng Han Lee, Section Chief, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Taiwan
(More panelists to be confirmed)

10:40
Morning Tea
End of Opening Plenary Sessions

Higher Education Summit Commences
Higher Ed Market Trends

11:10
Drivers of Change in Higher Ed – Looking Beyond the Impact of Technology

  • The rise of smart machines, automation and AI
  • Spiraling cost of higher education
  • Changing nature of work
  • End of higher education’s monopoly on the creation and dissemination of knowledge

Professor Shirley Alexander, Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice President, Education and Students, University of Technology Sydney

11:40
Transformation in Higher Education Business Models

  • Why future jobs will impact the business of Higher Education
  • Future skills demand a philosophy of practice orientation in higher education
  • How multiple and modular learning pathways will leave no talent behind

Khoong Chan Meng, CEO and Director, Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore

12.05
How New Age Learning Facilities are Helping Establishments Stay Ahead of the Game

  • Enhancing the quality of learning and teaching with new age learning spaces
  • Building educator capacity to improve student satisfaction
  • Implementation of an innovative university-wide educator development program

Prof. Angela Carbone, Associate Professor and Director, Education Excellence, Office of Learning and Teaching, Monash University

12:30
Networking Lunch

Regional Insights

13:30
Insights from Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Indonesia

  • Policies and Strategies
  • Current developments and future road map
  • Partnerships and collaborations

Prof. Intan Ahmad, Director General of Learning and Student Affairs, Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Indonesia

14:00
Taiwan’s Higher Education Funding and Investment Outlook

  • Problems faced by Taiwan’s Higher Education
  • Updates on Taiwan’s Higher Education
  • Current issues and reformation
  • Direction of future development of Higher Education

Cheng Han Lee, Section Chief, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Taiwan

14:30
The Australian Higher Ed perspective

  • What is the contemporary purpose of a Bachelor degree?
  • How should it be structured and why?
  • How should we prepare students for the rapidly changing world?
  • What types of curriculum transformations are needed?

Prof. Philippa (Pip) Pattison, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), University of Sydney

15:00
Afternoon Networking Tea

15:30
Singapore Institute of Technology Co-Operative Model

  • SIT Co-operative programme
  • Objectives and plans
  • Partnerships and collaboration models
  • Case studies
  • The road ahead

Prof. Ho Yew Kee, Associate Provost, SkillsFuture & Staff Development, Singapore Institute of Technology

Faculty and Student Development

16:00
Singapore Case Study: Faculty Development to Improve Teaching and Learning Outcomes

  • Development program for faculty members to engage students to be active learners
  • Change management strategy
  • Research-based case study on using adaptive technology for personalized learning
  • Measuring learning and students’ assessment

Tan Swee Liang, Practice Associate Professor - School of Economics, Director – Centre of Teaching Excellence, Singapore Management University

16:30
Getting Students Ready for the Future Economy

  • Key strategies and initiatives
  • Challenges and Opportunities in the changing nature of 21st century
  • Pre- and post-graduation plans

Moderator:
Tan Swee Liang, Practice Associate Professor - School of Economics, Director – Centre of Teaching Excellence, Singapore Management University

Panelists:
Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Dr Hassan Said, Vice-Chancellor, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Malaysia
Prof. Angela Carbone, Associate Professor and Director, Education Excellence, Office of Learning and Teaching, Monash University
Professor Dr. Graeme Britton, President, Raffles University Iskandar, Malaysia
(More panelists to be confirmed)

17:10
End of Day One

*Session outline may change to accommodate market-specific or company development.

Day 2

Thrusday 28 September 2017

09:00
Chairman’s Opening Remarks
Professor Doune Macdonald,
Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Teaching and Learning, The University of Queensland

Tech, Data and Digitisation

09:05
Panel Discussion: Digitisation – How is Higher Ed Impacted and What Needs to be Done

  • Quantifying the digital impact on higher ed
  • What technologies and applications are being adopted?
  • How are learning outcomes and investment ROI being measured
  • Future investment outlook

Panelists:
Professor Doune Macdonald, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Teaching and Learning, The University of Queensland
Dr. Nachamma Sockalingam, Assistant Director, Learning Sciences Lab, Singapore University of Technology and Design
Lim Wei Ying Rebekah
, Director, Teaching & Learning, Singapore University of Social Sciences
(More panelists to be confirmed)

09:55
Case Study: Taylor’s University’s Technology-Enhanced Learning Strategy

  • Moving away from web-based learning management system to learning on-the-go with mobile application
  • Rethinking and redesigning learning spaces to embrace technology for better teaching and learning outcomes

Lim Chee Leong, Associate Director, e-Learning Academy, Taylor’s University

10:30
Morning Networking Break

11:00
Institutional Analytics and Its Applications in Higher Ed

  • Institutional Research and Analytics
  • The Institutional Analytics Framework in SUSS
  • The SUSS Experience
  • Illustrative Learning Analytics Projects
  • Challenges and Future Directions

Koh Hian Chye, Head of Institutional Research and Analytics Unit, Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore

11:30
Protecting Your Learning Systems and Infrastructure

  • Setting up Protection Mechanisms – How to find Security Products that work for your learning systems?
  • Developing Detection Capabilities – What are the ready features in your learning systems that can help you detect anomalies?
  • Building Incidents Response and Recovery Skills – What can help you to respond and recover quickly?

May Lit Mei Wan, Associate Director, Learning Systems & Technologies, Singapore Management University

12:00
Enhancing Skills Development and Utilisation at the Workplace Through Blended Learning

  • The changing world of work and the shift to emphasis on skills development at the workplace
  • The workplace as a rich environment for skills development, application and utilisation in context for future-readiness
  • Pedagogical considerations in the exploration and use of learning technologies at the workplace
  • Enhancing Skills Development and Utilization at the Workplace Through Blended Learning – IAL’s Case Study

Dr. Hee Soo Yin, Director of Learning and Professional Development, Institute for Adult Learning

12:30
Networking Lunch

Funding, Pricing and New Business Models

13:30
Building Partnerships and Collaboration with Industry and How It is Changing University’s Business Models

  • Key challenges and opportunities with the industries
  • Partnerships and collaboration policies and strategies
  • How is university’s business models impacted

Professor Dato' Dr Khalid Yusoff, Vice Chancellor and President, UCSI University

14:00
Global Trends in Higher Education, and the Australian Education Policy

  • New technologies – expectations of prospective students, changing labour markets, transitioning economies
  • Loss of trust in institutions – retaining academic integrity, building confidence and satisfaction, public lefitimacy
  • Anti-intellectualism/popularism in political sphere
  • Policy instability and overhaul of tertiary education sector – funding cuts to Higher Education/funding increases to schools and need for long term decision making
  • University funding changes and the Senate – increasing fees and speeding up repayments, university funding and performance

Prof. Sandra Harding, Vice Chancellor, James Cook University, Australia

14.30
Pioneering a New Generation of Universities:  
Case Study:  The Abdullah Gül University Hybrid Model in Turkey

  • Pilot project of the hybrid model in the Abdullah Gul University
  • New approach to universities’ education, research and societal impact
  • Resources deployed for hybrid model through funding, qualified talents, technology,  production of patents, new start-up companies and industrial projects

Prof. Dr. İhsan Sabuncuoğlu, Rector, Abdullah Gul University, Turkey

15.00
Afternoon Networking Tea

Closing Plenary

15:30
EduCon 2017 Wrap Up:
Advancing learning outcomes through policy, technology and investment

  • Policy and funding priorities needed
  • Industry partnerships, at school and Higher Ed level
  • Adapting to new trends in pedagogy and technology
  • Data collection, manipulation, and management strategies

Moderator:
Dr Juergen Rudolph, Senior Lecturer & Academic Partner Liaison, Kaplan Higher Education Singapore

Panelists:
Professor Dr. Graeme Britton, President, Raffles University Iskandar, Malaysia
Professor Dato' Dr Khalid Yusoff,
Vice Chancellor and President, UCSI University
Prof. Philippa (Pip) Pattison
, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), University of Sydney
Prof. Ho Yew Kee
, Associate Provost, SkillsFuture & Staff Development, Singapore Institute of Technology
Prof. Dr. İhsan Sabuncuoğlu, Rector, Abdullah Gul University, Turkey
Rob Newberry, Director of Technology, Chatsworth International School
(More panelists to be confirmed)

16:30
End of Day Two

*Session outline may change to accommodate market-specific or company development.

Pre Conference Workshop

26 September 2017 (9am – 1pm)
Kick starting your education technology strategy and investment projects

In this section, attendees will understand the process, risks, opportunities and challenges of implementing digital learning projects into their institutes to enhance teaching and learning but at the same time ensuring stakeholders’ involvement and safety.

  • How to get stakeholders’ involvement and their buy-in
  • Maximizing the use of technologies with interactive new age learning spaces
  • Discussing on emerging technologies and their implementation e.g. microlearning, smart assessments

 

David Yeo
CEO/CLA, Kydon Group

As the Chief Learning Architect of Kydon, David assists organizations establish the structure of their learning systems. Kydon’s clients include major government agencies, corporate, private and public education and training institutions.  David began his career in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and was involved in the education and training transformation initiatives of the SAF in the latter part of his military career. Before leaving public service, David directed the National Adult Learning in the Digital Age program. 

David hold a MSc in Instructional Systems from Florida State University under the Defense Ministry's first Instructional Technology Postgraduate Scholarship, a Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Organisation Development from the Singapore Civil Service College, and a certificate of Leadership in Education from Singapore National Institute of Education. David was commissioned from the Australian Royal Military College and was awarded the Command and Staff College Distinguished Graduate Award.

Post Conference Workshop

29 September 2017 (9am – 1pm)
Continuous Improvement: Implement a culture that incorporates strategy planning and Facility operations' excellency:
  • IDENTIFY: In-depth audit
  • PLAN: Improvements preparation
  • EXECUTE: Implement changes
  • REVIEW: Performance monitoring

Workshop Leader:

Luca Mantovani
Consultant and Workshop Facilitator, PDAcademia

Luca Mantovani has worked for many years as an external advisor to several educational establishments, especially in the areas of facility management, operations, leadership, personal and professional development. Whilst based in Hong Kong, Luca works internationally, with extensive experience in Mainland China where he lived with his family for over 10 years.

Luca has worked in Facility Management (FM) operations for over 10 years, during which he has help design and implement FM strategies for multinationals (pharmaceutical, financial, IT) and education institutions, and operational improvement in manufacturing organizations.