CLIx at the Education and e-Learning (EeL 2018) Conference, Singapore (24.09.2018-25.09.2018)

We reached Singapore on 23rd September to participate in an international conference . This was the 8th annual International   Conference on Education and e-Learning (EeL 2018) – an international event for the presentation, interaction and dissemination of new advances relevant to education and e-Learning. The EeL 2018 continuously aims to foster the growth of research in education and its benefits for the community at large.  The Conference was organised by Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF) on 24th and 25th September at Fort Canning , Singapore.

 It was a good opportunity to share our work with the larger audience and learn about the latest developments in the field of e-learning.

The Conference started on 24th September 2018 at 09:30 AM (SGT) with the following keynote address;

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL): Opportunities and Challenges” Prof. Venky Shankararaman (Professor of Information System (Education), Deputy Dean (Practice & Education) School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University.

“Opportunities and Challenges in the use of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in Education” Professor Liz Bacon, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Abertay University, Dundee, UK.

Digital Learning-Taking Up the Opportunities for Quality/Access and Lifelong Learning in Higher Education” Prof. LIM Cher Ping, Chair Professor of Learning Technologies and Innovation. Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The Education University of Hong Kong.

Two of our research papers were selected for an oral presentation at the conference:

  1. “Augury of Implementation: A Case of Implementation through MIS coordinators in Government schools of Telangana State.” By Telangana Implementation Team.
  2. “Teaching and learning basic astronomy through a blended module” By Science Team.

We were given 20 minutes (including Q&A) for each paper.  The papers were well received and questions were asked pertaining to the challenges faced while implementing such Ed-Tech programs at scale, mapping them to the curriculum, state support etc. We responded by sharing  our case studies and the ideology emerging from the three pedagogic pillars of CLIx ( Collaboration, Learn From Mistakes, Authentic). It was a great experience discussing ideas with delegates  from various parts of the world and brainstorming for future collaborations.

The Conference was attended by delegates (Professors, Research Scholars etc.)  from Austria, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Tanzania, Singapore, Thailand, Dubai, South Africa, Norway, Denmark, Israel, Australia, Taiwan and USA. Papers presented ranged from Blended Learning, Cognitive Load, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Implementation to Augmented reality. All papers presented at the conference, including ours were published in an ISSN numbered proceeding and will be published in an E-Periodical.  Proceedings will be available at GSTF Digital Library.

-Shashank Parimi, Field Action Research Fellow, Telangana Implementation Team Lead & 

Rafikh Shaikh, Senior Research Associate, Science Team,

 Centre for Education, Innovation & Action Research, TISS.

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