Thursday, December 12, 2019

Design Thinking for Higher Educaiton

The final speaker at at the IEEE TALE 2019 engineering education conference, was Chathura K. Sooriya-Arachchi, Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka on Design Thinking Approach to Higher Educaiton Teaching and Learning.
"We live in a world that demands creative problem solvers, creative thinkers who can come up with innovative ideas and solutions to situations. However many believe that creativity is a trait one needs to be born with, whereas creativity is a muscle that needs training. There is great potential to incorporate creativity in teaching and learning. This interactive workshop aims in sharing a number of Creativity and Design
Thinking methods, tools and techniques that can facilitate teaching and learning, along with inspirational examples/case-studies from the real-world."

This was a useful overview of applying design thinking to creating better education.  However, I suggest that those teaching at university require basic training in how to teach, assess and design courses. Otherwise university academics waste a lot of time reinventing well established patterns of learning, or worse still training out approaches which are known not to work. I suggest the level of training which vocational education and training teachers are required to have, would be a good place to start (I noticed that Chathura is a Certified Trainer).

Australian Papers at TALE 2019

Greetings from Yogyakarta, at the IEEE TALE 2019 engineering education conference. Papers will be published, but in the interim, I have searched though the copy we were provided looking for Australian presenters and topics.

English Vocabulary Levels of University Engineering Students in a Sino-NZ Collaboration, Kerese Manueli, Victoria University of Wellington:
'Abstract—Internationalization of China’s higher education has been widely documented. A New Zealand university entered the crowded market and found that some things have not changed. English Medium Instruction (EMI) is the buzzword but are the engineering students at a “provincial or local university” ready for it? This paper will discuss an
exploratory study on the English productive vocabulary levels of the engineering students in a Sino-New Zealand collaboration. Students’ written work were analyzed using the online vocabulary profiler (VocabProfiler). Preliminary results suggest that participants’ productive vocabulary levels were below the authors’ expectations. This was consistent with other standards described in the literature. Pedagogical
implications include the review of teaching resources and more
emphasis placed on the vocabulary development of students,
particularly for the academic and engineering words. In addition, more research needs to be conducted to identify other challenges faced by the engineering students.'

Capstone Project Implementation Using Infrastructure as a Service: The Learning Experience, CQUniversity:

'Abstract—This research paper discusses the learning
experiences during the implementation of a postgraduate
network security capstone project using cloud services as the
technical infrastructure. Using mixed methods, interpretations
are drawn from students’ voices in a medium-sized Australian
university, about the convoluted challenges and issues
associated with the learning redesign of an advanced unit
consistent with technology trends and industry demands.
Despite finding the IaaS platform challenging and difficult to
use, students perceived the learning experience to be highly
rewarding and current in the development of their technical
skills and job readiness.'
Sentiment analysis of preschool teachers’ perceptions on ICT use for young children, Mohd Ridzwan Yaakub, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and others:
'Abstract—Sentiment analysis in gaining more attention as it is
increasingly used in multiple domains, including in interpreting
educational data. The article uses sentiment analysis technique to understand the early childhood educators reported beliefs
(perception) on young children’s ICT use. The dataset was
obtained from a comparative study of early childhood educators
from two countries, Australia and Malaysia. The result shows a
similar outcome where most teachers agreed upon the benefits of ICT use and conclude more positive sentiment polarity.
This paper summarizes the findings using sentiment analysis
as well as comparing it to the quantitative data obtained from the survey.'

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Teaching Generic Competences in Software Engineering via E-Learning

Greetings from Yogyakarta, at the IEEE TALE 2019 engineering education conference, where Marco Klopp from University of Applied Sciences Aschaffenburg (UASA), just talked on on "Teaching Generic Competences in Software Engineering via E-Learning". This described  a Moodle based e-learning module added to a group project software engineering course to teach communication and other "generic" competences.
"Abstract— The discipline ‘Software Engineering’ is difficult to represent in higher education, because of the complexity of software development projects and the variety of skills required. In addition to specialist skills (professional competences), generic competences are increasingly becoming the focus of education. This paper deals with the training of generic competences in the software engineering module. For this purpose, an existing didactic concept was enhanced by E-Learning with the help of a Moodle course."

This was of interest as last year I was asked to develop a similar Moodle module, and delivered it to about three hundred students in the ANU TechLaunhcer program this year. Marco's analysis found their module did not improve student competencies. I had a slightly more positive outcome, in that the Moodle module was no worse than traditional classroom teaching. The difference was perhaps because the UASA module did not count towards the student's final grade, so they may not have studied the material as diligently as they should. In contrast the module at ANU made up 20% of the mark for the course.

Nanny App to Remind Studnts to Study

Muztaba Fuad,
Winston-Salem State University
Greetings from Yogyakarta, at the IEEE TALE 2019 engineering education conference, where Muztaba Fuad, from Winston-Salem State University, is speaking on "Dysgu: A Tool to Keep Students Engaged Outside the Classroom". He characterised this as a nanny app, which checks a student's schedule, and if they should be studying prompts them to. As well as this killer feature, the app also allows the the instructor to monitor the studnt's enguagement. The app is built, and piloted, but it is a bit early to tell how well it workswith a large class. I suggsest it would be useful to be able to link the app to the Learning Management System's calandar, so the app would remind students as what they need to do, at a more macro scale.
"Abstract— This paper presents Dysgu, a mobile software to
facilitate skill generating activities outside the classroom. Dysgu presents an innovative approach to such out-of-class activities by combining multiple dimensions of best practices from different spectrum of student learning into a coherent idea and delivering such activities with personalization and adaptation. The goal of the Dysgu system is to study the impact of allowing students to perform frequent and interactive activities outside the classroom on their learning and engagement, given that students can compare their progress with the rest of the class and the activities are smaller (in scope) with scaffolding support, and delivered via a mobile platform. Initial usability tests and software engineering quality matrices show that the software is easy to use, manage and extend."

Students Perform Better with Online Learning

Sze Kiu Yeung,
 Singapore University of Social Sciences

Greetings from Yogyakarta, at the IEEE TALE 2019 engineering education conference, where Sze Kiu Yeung from Singapore University of Social Sciences, has just presented the surprising result that students perform better in an online coruse than in blended mode. Normally it is assumed that he more face-to-face contact a course has, the better for students. Sze Kiu Yeung pointed out this was a limited study of students in two coruses, and at present they do not have an explanation of the result. I do wonder how useful the distinction between campus based, blended and online leanring is now. At least in Australia, students are provided with materials online even for a full campus based course, and a minority of attend class. In effect, most students are now studying online, or in blended mode, even if officially enrolled on-campus.
"Abstract— Full online learning was initially introduced for two courses in the July 2018 semester. Before that, in the January
2018 semester, these courses were presented in blended e-
learning mode whereby a total of six sessions were available in
each course comprising three face-to-face lessons and three online sessions. In a full online course, there are no face-to-face lessons and students interact with the instructors through six virtual office sessions. Results for these two courses are available. It was found that students who studied in full online learning had obtained higher median scores compared to blended e-learning in both overall continuous assessment score (OCAS) and overall examinable score (OES) after moderation. However, before moderation, the median OCAS scores were lower in full online learning compared to blended e-learning. Given that the final rank scores (FRS) were obtained from moderated OCAS and moderated OES, we conclude that students in full online learning had achieved a higher median score (Mdn = 58.3/61.9) than those of blended e-learning (Mdn = 53.1/56.2) in both course. A Mann-Whitney U test indicated that this difference was statistically significant. For at-risk students, it was found that there is a significant difference in the proportion between the two semesters. The proportion of at-risk students was higher in blended e-learning compared to full online learning. These results show that online learning is comparable to blended e-learning and based on the data evaluated online students have performed better than their blended e-learning counterparts. Institutions considering offer of online learning courses would find these results useful." From
"Full Online Learning and Blended e-Learning: A Comparison of Students' Performance", Sze Kiu Yeung, TALE 2019

e, m, c & b Learning

Professor Minjuan Wang,
San Diego State University
Greetings from Yogyakarta, at the IEEE TALE 2019 engineering education conference, where Professor Minjuan Wang, San Diego State University has been speaking on new forms of learning. She took us through the evolution of classroom based, online, mobile, cloud, and blended leaning, as well as use of virtual, augmented, and blended reality. While citing studies predicting the future dominance of online leaning, Professor Minjuan Wang pointed out that qualifications based on-line learning are not well accepted in China. At question time I asked how acceptance of online learning could be increased. The response was this will take time as the results are shown.

University as a Supply Chain in Japan

Greetings from Yogyakarta, at the IEEE TALE 2019 engineering education conference, where Dr. Taku Jiromaru, from Kurume University, talked on the "University as a Supply Chain in Japan". Dr. Jiromaru suggested a "satellite" between the university and society, to provide more real world input to the university. I asked Dr. Jiromaru why not simply reform university programs, he pointed out that such attempts had been difficult in the past.
"Abstract: We can take much information if we consider university as the last part of the supply chain in education. This talk will cover my communication experience of the following person; high school students, university students, parents of the students, staff of universities, professors and the person in charge of employment in company. I hope it will be an opportunity to think how your affiliation functions as a supply chain"

Incorporating Industry into the Curriculum

Ryan Kirwan,
Singapore Institute of Technology
Greetings from Yogyakarta, at the IEEE TALE 2019 engineering education conference, where Ryan Kirwan, Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) is speaking on "Incorporating Industry into the Curriculum: Applied Learning in Computer Science". Ryan described how they have students undertake team projects for industry. 
"Abstract— Singapore Institute of Technology’s (SIT) Integrative Team Project (ITP) uses Applied Learning to expose student teams to industry’s cutting-edge projects and industry-ready evaluation, combined with academic supervision and assessment. Industry propose projects that fulfil real industrial needs, while SIT ensures projects meet students’ academic learning objectives. ITP affords students an integration of theory and practice coupled with the acquisition of specialist knowledge and development of professional skills in their respective industry. This paper serves as a case study, beginning with the pedagogical underpinnings, moving through the
various assessments and evaluations, and finishing with a discussion of issues encountered with corresponding preventions and mitigations. The aim is to provide a blueprint for course organization and assessment that incorporates academic excellence with industrial relevance."

This is similar to the ANU TechLauncher program, which I help teach. Students work in teams of about five, with an academic supervisor, and someone from industry. The teams submit project work, including details of who in the team is doing what. Students also produce an individual reflection, which they then provide peer feedback and a mark for. There is then marking of the team project work by the staff. There is then the problem of consistency between different markers. This is addressed at SIT by having the markers meet and come to a consensus. I suggest this consensus building activity is unnecessary and harmful.

Different assessors, be they students, or trained professional educators, will come up with different marks for the same student work. This is difficult for students to accept, but is inherent to the assessment process. For ANU TechLauncher students this year we had students peer assess each others reflective work, Each student assessed three (first semester), or four (second semester), reflective works. The Learning Management System calculated the average. In general, the result were consistent. If there was a wide spread of marks, or the result was not consistent with the studnt's previous work, this was remarked by staff.

Misconceptions and Challenges with Open Educaiton Resources

Dave Towey,
University of Nottingham
Greetings from Yogyakarta, at the IEEE TALE 2019 engineering education conference, where Dave Towey, University of Nottingham is speaking on  "OER: Six Perspectives on Global Misconceptions and Challenges". He identified the issue of costly US textbooks as one of the sources of interest, but also misunderstandings, with Open Educaiton Resources.
"Abstract—Open Educational Resources (OERs) are freely accessible materials for teaching, learning, and research that have been made available such that they can be freely used, modified, and shared. Prompted by the potential positive impact that OERs can have, a growing community of OER enthusiasts
has been advocating for their adoption in higher education, and elsewhere. The growing demand for computer science education and training (especially in areas related to artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data) has led to speculation as to how OERs may be best leveraged to support such teaching and learning. The recent occasion of an international OER workshop at the 2019 IEEE Conference on Computers, Software and Applications (COMPSAC) allowed for six OER enthusiasts, all with extensive OER experience, to reflect on the status of OER adoption and understanding. These reflections, addressing misconceptions and challenges, form the basis for this paper."

The six misconceptions are (this is my interpretation, not the author's words):
  1. MOOCs are open
  2. If its on the Internet, it's open
  3. If its open it's free
  4. Lazy educators use open stuff
  5. OER reduces cost
  6. OER is low quality

At question time I suggested one way to promote OER is to apply the techniques provided in the start-up entrepreneurial centers at universities. OER done as an ad-hoc cottage industry will not be able to compete with for-profit professional publishing output. So I suggest applying the entrepreneurial approach used to set up new industries. This would look at how to produce a product which appeals to educators, how to obtain funding to grown the business. This is does not necessarily require a for-profit corporation, it could be a not-for-profit organization.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Problems with Using Flipped Classroom a Programming Course

Hrafn Loftsson,
Reykjavik University
Greetings from Yogyakarta, at the IEEE TALE 2019 engineering education conference, where Hrafn Loftsson from Reykjavik University talked about "Using Flipped Classroom and Team-Based Learning in a First-Semester Programming Course". They replaced conventional lectures with videos and textbook readings, followed by classroom quizzes, and work on programming exercises, individually and in groups.
"Abstract— The use of the flipped classroom (FC) approach and team-based learning (TBL) has gained popularity in recent years by instructors in introductory programming courses (CS1), due to increased emphasis on student success and active learning. In this paper, we present an experience report about using FC and TBL in a CS1 course. We present the motivation for restructuring the course, the specific implementation, the results of two student surveys, and the outcome of several exams. We discuss the results, present what actions were taken during the course period, and what changes will be carried out in the future. The results from the surveys show that 47% of the students were pleased with the organization of the course, whereas up to 33% of the students were displeased (in particular the female students). About 60% of the students liked the TBL in class, but about half of the students felt that the course lacked traditional lecturing. Finally, it was surprising that 44% of the students never or seldom read the textbook before class, while 74% watched the videos."
 The results were surprising, in that students admitted they tended not to read the textbook (not surprisingly, they did watch the videos). Many students did not like the elimination of lectures (even though many students do not turn up when lectures are offered). The satisfaction level and completion rate was lower than previously. In response the externally sourced videos where replaced with ones featuring the instructor and shown at the start of each face-to-face session, and the number of programming exercises the students have to hand in was reduced. This restored the student satisfaction ratings, and the successfully completion rather also went up to around the university average.

At question time, I suggested that the in-class individual quizzes be administered before the face-to-face class, rather than during it. This is to encourage the student to read the materials provided and watch the video. In contrast another delegate suggested having the quiz at the next face-to-face class, to give the student more time.

Children’s Book on Engineering for Qatar

Greetings from Yogyakarta, at the IEEE TALE 2019 engineering education conference, where Ghada Salama from Texas A&M University at Qatar is speaking on  "Engineering Education: A Children’s Book to Support STEM Outreach in Qatar". A&M have produced very attractive children's books for introducing children to engineering topics. I suggested they produce an e-book version as well.
"Abstract — In recent years, increased attention has been
placed on improving STEM curricula to promote lifelong
learning to children at a young age. Integrating STEM
topics in children’s literature is an effective way to convey
knowledge as it combines creativity, motivation and
inquisitiveness. Due to the lack of children’s literature on engineering in the Middle East region, stories that young children can relate to – in terms of their traditions, culture,
and region – and at the same time introduces them to the
field of engineering would be of great value to the educational system. With that in mind, a model program was initiated at Texas A&M University at Qatar where undergraduate engineering students worked on a yearlong project to create an illustrated storybook about how drinkable water is produced in a desert nation where fresh water is scarce using engineering. This paper discusses the process of how this project came to fruition."

Monday, December 9, 2019

Entrepreneurial Engineering Ethos

Dr. Lisa B. Bosman,
Purdue University
Greetings from Yogyakarta, where Dr. Lisa B. Bosman from Purdue University is speaking at the IEEE TALE 2019 engineering education conference on "How to Teach and get Published within the Entrepreneurial Engineering Ethos". This is a very different presentation to the usual conference research talk, as Dr. Bosman took us through her journey from school, through industry to being an academic and entrepreneur. I am familiar with the entrepreneurial ethos, through the Canberra Innovation Network (CRBIN), which ANU students are encouraged to participate in. However, that is an extra-curricular activity, whereas Dr. Bosmanis describing how to integrate this with an engineering program, and giving it academic rigor.

Dr. Bosman then went on to outline how to got about preparing a schoolyard paper in an entrepreneurial way. This is much the same as the usual advice for writing a paper, but emphasizes what the likely results will be, and reminding yourself as you are going through the long hard slog of preparing a paper (which may take a year or more), to remind yourself why you are doing this.

IoT using LoRaWAN

Greetings from Yogyakarta, where the IEEE TALE 2019 engineering education conference just started. The first speaker is Fariz Alemuda from PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia on "IoT using LoRa WAN". LoRa is a protocol for long range, low power, low speed, low cost data transmission. It is being used in Indonesia for environmental monitoring, including of active volcanoes. LoRa is used in Newcastle (Australia).

Creating Innovative Education to Enhance the Quality of Life in Indonesia

Bright lights of Yogyakarta
Greetings from Yogyakarta, where the IEEE TALE 2019 engineering education conference is about to start. The Program has been released. I have highlighted some papers which got my attention:
Monday, 09 December 2019
Keraton Ballroom
13:00 - 17:30Registration
13:00 - 15:00Industrial Speaker: Fariz Alemuda - PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia "Workshop Hands-on IoT using LoRaWAN (Moderator: Dr Ayu Purwarianti)"
15:00 - 15:45Industrial Speaker: Prof. Dr Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland (Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)) " Immersive Technologies for learning and training: a cross-disciplinary approach. (Moderator: Dr Ayu Purwarianti)"
15:45 - 16:30Industrial Speaker: Dr. Lisa B. Bosman (Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN, USA) "How to Teach and get Published within the Entrepreneurial Engineering Ethos (Moderator: Dr Ayu Purwarianti)"
16:30 - 17:15Industrial Speaker: Dr. Taku Jiromaru (President Director of OME Inc. & Conference Service Inc. and Faculty Member of Kurume University) (Moderator: Dr Ayu Purwarianti)
19:00 - 21:00Welcome Reception - Location: Executive Lounge 8th Floor, Royal Ambarrukomo Hotel
Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Keraton Ballroom
07:00 - 17:00Registration
08:00 - 09:00Opening Sessions
09:00 - 10:00Keynote Speech by Prof. Seiichi Kawata, President of Graduate School of Industrial Technology, Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology - Japan (Moderator : Agung Trisetyarso, Ph.D )
10:00 - 10:30Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:30 Keynote Speech by Dr Henry Feriadi (Rector of Christian Duta Wacana University - Indonesia. Moderator : Spits Warnars, Ph.D)
11:30 - 12:00Photo Session (Indoor and Outdoor)
12:00 - 13:00Lunch
13:00 - 13:30"Industrial Talk : Chathura K. Sooriya-Arachchi (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Institute of Information Technology, Colombo, Sri Lanka) "Creatively Contagious - unleash Creativity in Teaching and Learning" (Moderator : Agung Trisetyarso, Ph.D)"
13:30 - 14:00"Invited Speaker : Prof . Tokuro Matsuo (Graduate School of Industrial Technology Advanceds Institute of Industrial Technology - Japan) " The Accreditation of Higher Education for Engineering Program" (Moderator : Prof. Dr Natalia Filiminova, D.Sc)"
Keraton Ballroom
SESSION A1 (Session Chair : Dr. Fransiska Endang Lestariningsih)
14:00 - 14:1151570568052Enhancing Active Learning in Web Development Classes Using Pairwise Pre-and-Post Lecture Quizzes
14:15 - 14:301570550303A Literature Review of Trend in Engineering Education`s Online Laboratory-based Tool, the past, Now and Its Future Since Evolution of Standards
14:30 - 14:451570563123Blended Design-based Learning (bDBL): An Innovative Approach to Cornerstone Engineering Design
14:45 - 15:001570563222Understanding Loops: a Visual Methodology
15:00 - 15:30Coffee Break
Pemandengan 1
SESSION B1 (Session Chair : Dr Yaya Heryadi)
14:00 - 14:151570563260Development of Mobile Learning Application as Scaffolds to Enhance Postgraduate-Level Statistical Literacy
14:15 - 14:301570565089Who Takes the Cake: Rethinking the Using of Student Teams-Achievement Division in Electronics Course
14:30 - 14:451570565101A Reflection on Teaching Design Thinking to First-Year Engineering Students
14:45 - 15:001570565862Priorities Dictate Practice - The Operation of Power in the Teaching and Learning Environment
15:00 - 15:15Coffee Break
Pemandengan 2
SESSION C1 (Session Chair : Spits Warnars Harco Leslie Hendric, Ph.D)
14:00 - 14:151570566921Understanding Several Adaptive Filter Algorithms Based on the Weight-update Strategy
14:15 - 14:301570567148Microwave Engineering Course for Engineering Education Accreditation: Exploration and Practice in SUSTech
14:30 - 14:451570567366Wayang Kulit A Multidisciplinary Project for Engineering Education
14:45- 15:001570568038Experiential Learning in Industrial Engineering Education for Digital Transformation
15:00 - 15:15Coffee Break
Pemandengan 3
SESSION D1 (Session Chair : Agung Trisetyarso, Ph.D)
14:00 - 14:151570568408Reform Scheme for Principles of Communications Under Background of the Engineering Education Accreditation
14:15 - 14:301570568507AIGO: A Comprehensive Platform for Cultivating AI Talent Using Real-World Industrial Problems
14:30 - 14:451570568570A Preliminary Study of Using State-Diagram-Based Embedded Programming in a Project-Based Engineering Design Course
14:45 - 15:001570568589Development of Competences in Industrial Engineering Students Inmersed in SME´s Through Challenge Based Learning
15:00 - 15:30Coffee Break
Pemandengan 4
SESSION E1 (Session Chair : Restyandito, Ph.D)
14:00 - 14:151570576315Illustrating Engineering Education: A Children's Book to Support STEM Outreach in Qatar
14:15 - 14:301570579139A Holistic Active Learning Framework
14:30 - 14:451570579342Evaluating Students' Academic Motivations in One-year CubeSat Project Using 3X 2 Achievement Goal Framework
14:45 - 15:001570579565The Application of Experiential Teaching in Basic Courses of Higher Vocational Education in Guangzhou, China
15:00 - 15:30Coffee Break
Keraton Ballroom
SESSION A2 (Session Chair : Spits Warnars Harco Leslie Hendric, Ph.D)
15:30 - 15:451570579580Interdisciplinary Teaching of Basic Architectural Design Knowledge Under the Environmental Design Major: An Exploration
15:45 - 16:001570579654"Mind Map for Task-Oriented Teaching of "Digital System Design""
16:00 - 16:151570580480Students' Fixation on Tables in PowerPoint Slides
16:15 - 16:301570580664Applying Instructional Design in Engineering Education and Industrial Training: An Integrative Review
16:30 - 16:451570580788Teaching Business to Engineers by project-based learning through industry-government-university cooperation
16:45 - 17:001570581028Exploring the Teaching of Artistic Forming Using Pulp Materials
17:00 - 17:151570581293Collaborative Group Learning in Programming Classes
17:15 - 17:301570581397English vocabulary levels of university engineering students in a Sino-NZ collaboration
17:30 - 17:451570581496An analysis of students' writing: the design of an online repository as a writing support
17:45 - 18:00
18:00 - 18:15
Pemandengan 1
SESSION B2 (Session Chair : Dr Yaya Heryadi)
15:30 - 15:451570581605Learning Networking by Reproducing Research Results in an NS-3 Simulation Networking Laboratory Course
15:45 - 16:001570582195Effective Use of Facebook's Social Learning Group as a Course Management System for Undergraduate Engineering Courses
16:00 - 16:151570582742A Low Cost Self-Driving Cars Project Based Course for Undergraduate Students in Developing Countries
16:15 - 16:301570582956An Improvement of Mentoring Scheme for Young Teachers in Electronic and Communication Engineering
16:30 - 16:451570588866Experiences of Blended Learning using i-LearnV3 Platform in Semiconductor Device Course
16:45 - 17:001570588927Impact of Inverted Classroom in a Mathematics II Course for Engineering: A study using directed videos by students in Tecnologico de Monterrey
17:00 - 17:151570588928Cooperation Between Europe and Asia in Active Learning in Engineering Education
17:15 - 17:301570591635Using Selective Syntactic Online Compiler to Promote Programming Learning
17:30 - 17:451570591664Industry-University Collaboration: An Educational Program with Automotive Industry
17:45 - 18:001570591844Level of preparedness of STEM senior high school graduates in taking up engineering program: a Philippine setting
18:00 - 18:451570582330Automatic Short Answer Grading using Siamese Bidirectional LSTM Based Regression
Pemandengan 2
SESSION C2 (Session Chair : Agung Trisetyarso, Ph.D)
15:30 - 15:451570563645Towards Activity-Centered Gamification Design
15:45 - 16:001570566857Do Students Prefer Puzzles to Conventional Assessment Methods?
16:00 - 16:151570568237"Inheritance and Protection Strategies for Tibetan Folk Chess Under the Background of "Internet+""
16:15 - 16:301570568493Let's Build a City: A Sustainable City Building Clicker Game
16:30 - 16:451570578797Evaluation of a Six-Week Physical Fitness Training Program for Probationary Cadets
16:45 - 17:001570582228Taxondroid: Design Interactive Application for Animal Taxonomy Learning Using Teen-Computer Interaction Approach
17:00 - 17:151570582399Evaluation of Board Game Design for Python Programming Education
17:15 - 17:301570584702Effectiveness of Cooperative Learning: Jigsaw and Cross Word Puzzles for Semiconductor Devices Course
17:30 - 17:451570586016Design and Development of a Serious Game for the Teaching of Requirements Elicitation and Analysis
17:45 - 18:001570588786A Review on Educational Games Design, Development and Effectiveness Measurement
Pemandengan 3
SESSION D2 (XR & Immersive Learning Environments - Session Chair : Prof. Dr. Minjuan Wang)
15:30 - 15:451570566804Tuklas: Design, Development and Testing of an Augmented Reality Experience for a Children's Museum
15:45 - 16:001570567361Mining Virtual Reality Nuggets: A Pattern-Based Approach for Creating Virtual Reality Content Based on Microlearning Methodology
16:00 - 16:151570567798A Case Study of Collaborative Mobile Learning in Large-size Classes
16:15 - 16:301570568375A Study Protocol to Research and Improve Presence and Vection in VR with a non-Euclidean Approach
16:30 - 16:451570568428Architecture and Design Patterns for Distributed, Scalable Augmented Reality and Wearable Technology Systems
16:45 - 17:001570571407Using Augmented Reality Technology to Learn Cube Expansion Diagram in Spatial Geometry of Elementary Mathematics
17:00 - 17:151570578295Application of Digital Technologies in Teaching Chinese Garden and Architecture
17:15 - 17:301570588917Crystal VR: Creating an Immersive Scientific Tool for Learning and Research
17:30 - 17:451570589754Creating a 4D Photoreal VR Environment to Teach Civil Engineering
17:45 - 18:001570594015A Shallow BERT-CNN Model for Sentiment Analysis on MOOCs Comments
Pemandengan 4
SESSION E2 (Session Chair : Restyandito, S.Kom., M.SIS., Ph.D)
15:30 - 15:451570561637Numerical Control Plotter for Direct to Blank Substrate Tracing of Conductive Ink for Electronic Education Purposes
15:45 - 16:001570568361Levels of Critical Thinking Skills Among Pre-Service Teachers' in a Nigerian University - A Preliminary Study
16:00 - 16:151570572966Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem Security Risk Mitigation in Fix Telephone Network
16:15 - 16:301570577067Applying AI Analysis-based IoT System Control to the Individualized Learning Field
16:30 - 16:451570572404Blend and Flip for Teaching Communication Skills to Final Year International Computer Science Students
16:45 - 17:001570577132Using Flipped Classroom and Team-Based Learning in a First-Semester Programming Course: An Experience Report
17:00 - 17:151570577229A Hybrid-based Architecture for Web Service Selection
17:15 - 17:301570588925Blockchain-based Learning Credential Verification System with Recipient Privacy Control
17:30 - 17:451570595684Indonesia Teacher Engagement Index (ITEI) Intervention: An Effective Video Framework
17:45 - 18:001570568110Students' Access Patterns of a Moodle-based Course Management System: A Case Study of a Large Entry Level Programming Class
18:00 - 18:15
19:00 - 21:00Networking Dinner - Garden - Restaurant - 1st floor - Royal Ambarrukmo Hotel Networking Dinner - Garden - Restaurant - 1st floor - Royal Ambarrukmo Hotel
Wednesday 11 December 2019
Keraton Ballroom
SESSION A3 (Session Chair : Agung Trisetyarso, Ph.D)
08:30 - 08:451570593543Graphene based futuristic green batteries for energy harvesting
08:45 - 09:001570568511Question-Led Learning in Educational Game of Graph Data Structure Traversal Algorithm
09:00 - 09:151570580693Question Authoring for Learning Programming Skills based on the Programmed Visual Content Comparison Method
09:15 - 09:301570580859The Effects of Seat Location-based Teaching Assistant Support System on the Awareness of Self-Regulated Learning and Learning Performance
09:30 - 10:00Coffee Break
Pemandengan 1
SESSION B3 (Session Chair : Dr Yaya Heryadi)
08:30 - 08:451570581911Capstone project implementation using Infrastructure as a Service: The Learning Experience
08:45 - 09:001570582145A Survey Study on Higher Education Trends among Information Technology Professionals in Sri Lanka
09:00 - 09:151570582154Thinking in imperative or objects? A study on how novice programmer thinks when it comes to designing an application
09:15 - 09:301570582202Practical Exploration of Integrating Computational Thinking into University Computer Foundation Education
09:30 - 10:00Coffee Break
Pemandengan 2
SESSION C3 (Session Chair : Spits Warnars Harco Leslie Hendric, Ph.D)
08:30 - 08:451570568505A Conversational Assistant on Mobile Devices for Primitive Learners of Computer Programming
08:45 - 09:001570584655Incorporating Industry into the Curriculum: Applied Learning in Computer Science
09:00 - 09:151570587813Preparing Software Quality Assurance Professionals: Metamorphic Exploration for Machine Learning
09:15 - 09:301570587952Designing Learning Activities for Experiential Learning in a Design Thinking Course
09:30 - 10:00Coffee Break
Pemandengan 3
SESSION D3 (Session Chair : Prof. Natalia Filiminova, D.Sc)
08:30 - 08:451570588485OER: Six Perspectives on Global Misconceptions and Challenges
08:45 - 09:001570588565Malware Detection using Hybrid Autoencoder Approach for Better Security in Educational Institutions
09:00 - 09:151570588625Risk Assessment on Cloud Computing for The Learning System in The Education Environment
09:15 - 09:301570568431Assessing Students' Behavior in Error Finding Programming Tests: An Eye-Tracking Based Approach
09:30 - 10:00Coffee Break
Pemandengan 4
SESSION E3 (Session Chair : Dr Harisno)
08:30 - 08:451570588941Gender Disparity in Computer Science Education in Bangladesh: A Study of Women's Participation in Computer Science
08:45 - 09:001570588954Enhancing Teaching Effectiveness in Mobile Application Development with Structured Practice
09:00 - 09:151570589197Comparison of Data Mining Classification Algorithms for Student Performance
09:15 - 09:301570589239Analysis of Learning Effect using a SQL Learning Support System in the Class
09:30 - 10:00Coffee Break
Keraton Ballroom
10:00 - 11:00Keynote Speech by Prof Minjuan Wang, Professor of Learning Design and Technology, San Diego State University (USA) (Moderator: Dr Yaya Heryadi)
Keraton Ballroom
SESSION A4 (Session Chair : Agung Trisetyarso, Ph.D)
11:00 - 11:151570591600Implementation of Mobile game for Learning Religion
11:15 - 11:301570591746A Pedagogy that Uses a Kaggle Competition for Teaching Machine Learning: an Experience Sharing
11:30 - 11:451570595298EEG Signal Based Identification of Words on Exam Models with Yes-No Answers for Students with Visual Impairments
11:45- 12:001570596118Architecture of High-Order Thinking Skills Game to Improve Ability
12:00 - 13:00Lunch
Pemandengan 1
SESSION B4 (Session Chair : Dr Yaya Heryadi)
11:00 - 11:151570600979Design Thinking For Computational Creativity - A Case Study of International Exchanges using Game and Animation (2014-recent)
11:15 - 11:301570548996Design, Development and Delivery of a Complimentary STEM for Primary School Pupils
11:30 - 11:451570590832Gamified Flipped Classroom Learning Approach: A Case Study of AJ University
11:45- 12:001570563496A Comparative Study of Teaching Problem-Solving in Mathematics Secondary Schools in Malaysia and South Korea
12:00 - 13:00Lunch
Pemandengan 2
SESSION C4 (Spits Warnars Harco Leslie Hendric, Ph.D)
11:00 - 11:151570565290Mirror-mirror on the Wall, Which Teachers Use Educational Technology in Mathematics Classroom- Malaysians or South Koreans?
11:15 - 11:301570567202Academic Success in 1St-Year Engineering Students: Key Factors
11:30 - 11:451570567288Representational Fluency in Education: A Literature Review and the Proposal of a New Instrument
11:45- 12:001570588906Proposed Plugin for Collaborative Game Based Learning
12:00 - 13:00Lunch
Pemandengan 3
SESSION D4 (Sessiomn Chair : Prof Natalia Filiminova, D.Sc)
11:00 - 11:151570567531Building Learning Communities Among English Learners in STEM Majors - Case Studies of Undergraduates in Chinese Universities
11:15 - 11:301570567755Learning Effects in Programming Learning Using Python and Raspberry Pi: Case Study with Elementary School Students
11:30 - 11:451570567802The Relationship Between Self-Determination, Emotional Intelligence Towards Achievement Motivation in Mathematics
11:45- 12:001570588898Learning Styles and Innovative Classroom Activities and Tasks
12:00 - 13:00Lunch
Pemandengan 4
SESSION E4 (Session Chair Dr Harisno)
11:00 - 11:151570568518Audio Rendering of Mathematical Expressions for Blind Students: a Comparative Study Between MathML and Latex
11:15 - 11:301570568530Effect of Inductive Teaching Method To Improve Science Process Skills In Electrochemistry
11:30 - 11:451570572396Development of Mobile Application for the Concept of Pattern Recognition in Computational Thinking for Mathematics Subject
11:45- 12:001570566400Similarity Detection Techniques for Academic Source Code Plagiarism and Collusion: A Review
12:00 - 13:00Lunch
Keraton Ballroom
10:00 - 16:00Poster Session (Session Chair : A. Raharto Condrobimo)
For detail information please see Poster session schedule at the end of table
Keraton Ballroom
SESSION A5 (Session Chair : A. Raharto Condrobimo)
14:00 - 14:151570564441Improving Student Engagement and Performance in Computing Final Year Projects
14:15 - 14:301570564972A Black Box Model of Academic Degree Knowledge System Based Computer Network Course Construction Scheme for Postgraduates Students
14:30 - 14:451570582852A Parametric Diffraction Pattern based Game Module Design for the Experiment of Optical Analogy of Reflected Electron Diffraction from One-Dimensional Structures
14:45 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:30Coffee Break
Pemandengan 1
SESSION B5 (Session Chari Dr yaya Heryadi)
14:00 - 14:151570582855Improving High School Girls' 21st Century Skills: Design, Implementation, Assessment on megaGEMS Research Camp
14:15 - 14:301570584042Lecture Notes on the relationship between the power spectrum estimated by MVDR and CBF
14:30 - 14:451570584416Lecture Notes on the Application of Eigenvalue Decomposition in Signal Processing
14:45 - 15:001570588832A Systematic Literature Review on the roles of Interest and Motivation in STEM Education
15:00 - 15:30Coffee Break
Pemandengan 2
SESSION C5 (Session Chair : Spits Warnars Harco Leslie Hendric, Ph.D)
14:00 - 14:151570591765Identifying Factors for Integrating Math and Music Education at Primary Schools in Namibia
14:15 - 14:301570567079Figure Drawing Method Based on Human Motion Using Pictogramming
14:30 - 14:451570567549Virtual Laboratory: Facilitating Teaching and Learning in Cybersecurity for Students with Diverse Disciplines
15:00 - 15:30Coffee Break
Pemandengan 3
SESSION D5 (Session Chair : Prof Natalia Filiminiva, D.Sc)
14:00 - 14:151570560055Full Online Learning and Blended e-Learning: A Comparison of Students' Performance
14:15 - 14:301570566451The Intelligent Classroom Client Software Design
14:30 - 14:451570567563An Applied C Programming Exercise with Card Game Strategy and Analysis of Codes by a Grouping of Score and Code Metrics
14:45 - 15:001570568013Analysis of Learning Modalities Towards Effective Undergraduate Cybersecurity Education Design
15:00 - 15:30Coffee Break
Pemandengan 4
SESSION E5 (Session Chair : Dr Harisno)
14:00 - 14:151570566475Student's Perception on Usage of Online Social Network and Difficulties in Learning Social Science Research
14:15 - 14:301570567710A Flipped Mode Approach to Teaching the Course of Communications Principles
14:30 - 14:451570567803Development and Evaluation of a Farm Operation Recording Function for Promoting Reflection in Practical Training at an Agricultural High School
14:45 - 15:001570567970Social Factors Analysis for Understanding MOOCs Usage Among University Students in China
15:00 - 15:30Coffee Break
Keraton Ballroom
SESSION A6 (Session Chair : Agung Trisetyarso, Ph.D)
15:30 - 15:451570568063Dysgu: A Tool to Keep Students Engaged Outside the Classroom
15:45 - 16:001570568220Student Perception of a Learner Dashboard in MOOCs to Encourage Self-Regulated Learning
16:00 - 16:151570568394Examining the usage of and access to online databases for academic purposes: A study at an engineering- and technology-based university in Malaysia
16:15 - 16:301570568426Anonymous online peer assessment in an undergraduate course: An analysis of Students' perceptions and attitudes in the South Pacific
16:30 - 16:451570568517Effectiveness of Mobile Assisted Language Learning Towards Students' Achievement and Motivation in Learning English Preposition
16:45 - 17:001570568520Online Micro-Modules Library Production for Fundamental Programming Courses with Active Learning
17:00 - 17:151570578741Design of Online Learning Mobile APP for the Elderly Based on Attention, Relevance, Confidence, and Satisfaction (ARCS) Motivation Model
17:15 - 17:301570580615Automated Construction of Course Knowledge Graph Based on China MOOC Platform
17:30 - 17:451570581366Educational Group Recommendations By Learning Group Expectations
17:45 - 18:001570581488Engage Your Students Before Class: More Pre-Class Engagement for More Effective Flipped Classrooms
18:00 - 18:151570581671Design and First Insights of a Case Study on Storified Programming MOOCs
Pemandengan 1
SESSION B6 (Session Chair : Dr Yaya Heryadi)
15:30 - 15:451570582045Developing a System to Support Formative Teacher Feedback in Foreign Language Writing
15:45 - 16:001570582233Adaptive recommendation for question decomposition in Web-based investigative learning
16:00 - 16:151570582306Teaching Generic Competences in Software Engineering via E Learning
16:15 - 16:301570582579The use of Microframework for Portable and Distributed ePortfolio Development
16:30 - 16:451570582912Design Features for Gender-specific Differences in Blended Learning within Higher Education in Indonesia
16:45 - 17:001570583256A Quantitative Study on the Effects of Learning with Mobile Devices in MOOCs
17:00 - 17:151570585446CHAT: a Cultural Heritage Adaptive Tutor
17:15 - 17:301570588851Motivation as Basis for Building Infrastructure for Hardware MOOCs
17:30 - 17:451570588908Code Free Bot: An easy way to jumpstart your chatbot!
17:45 - 18:001570568056Design of A Web Development Attitudes Survey
18:00 - 18:151570568085Pipelined MIPS Simulation A Plug-In to MARS for Supporting Pipelined Simulation and Branch Prediction
Pemandengan 2
SESSION C6 (Session Chair : Spits Warnars Harco Leslie Hendric, Ph.D)
15:30 - 15:451570591527Supporting Computer Science Student Reading through Multimodal Engagement Interfaces
15:45 - 16:001570591786Reinforcing Blended Learning Approach by Using Blackboard Collaborate in Computer Lab Environment to Enhance Students' Learning Experience
16:00 - 16:151570591837Success Model for Effective Use of LMS in Inculcating 21st Century Skills among University Graduates
16:15 - 16:301570591839Impacts of Online Academic Help Seeking Behaviors on Undergraduate Student Self-Learning
16:30 - 16:451570591846Automated Theme Allotment to Optimise Learning Outcomes in Robotic Competition
16:45 - 17:001570591886Effective Usage of Various Answer Types of Mathematics e-Learning System
17:00 - 17:151570592300The Challenges of Implementing Online Learning in Secondary Education
17:15 - 17:301570595921Reconstruction of LariJava Learning Programming Website Using MVC Concept
17:30 - 17:451570567079Figure Drawing Method Based on Human Motion Using Pictogramming
17:45 - 18:001570567549Virtual Laboratory: Facilitating Teaching and Learning in Cybersecurity for Students with Diverse Disciplines
Pemandengan 3
SESSION D6 (Session Chair : Dr.Phil. Lucia Dwi Krisnawati)
15:30 - 15:451570568578Development of a Curriculum to Teach Electronics to Workers of Garments Industry in Bangladesh: A Visual Literacy Approach
15:45 - 16:001570568611Noise levels analysis based on sensorial perception as a strategy to boost critical thinking
16:00 - 16:151570580488Smart Public Transportation: A Systematic Literature Review
16:15 - 16:301570587362Exploration of Key Success Factors for Determining Technological Component in Learning at Culinary Community: A Systematic Literature Review
16:15 - 16:301570591741Addressing the Literacy Skills of B40 Students towards 4IR Workplace: Development of Future-Proof Graduate Module (FPGM)
16:30 - 16:451570548998Engineerpreneurship: Engineers Can Be Entrepreneurs
16:45 - 17:001570579898The Development of Innovative Blended Learning System Using Manga to Improve the Cross Cultural Communication
17:00 - 17:151570581661Project Planning from the Viewpoint of Project Management and Systems Engineering
17:15 - 17:301570588696Entrepreneurial and Commercialization Pathway through Project-based Learning in Higher Education
17:30 - 17:451570594443Smart Tuition Finder: An educational App and SDGs
17:45 - 18:001570568315An Intelligent Tutoring System with Adaptive Exercises Based on a Students' Knowledge and Misconception
Pemandengan 4
SESSION E6 (Big Data, Analytics & Machine Learning in Education - Session Chair : Chi-Un Lei, Ph.D., SMIEEE., FHEA)
15:30 - 15:451570568340Enhancing the Classification Performance of Students' Behavior on Serious Game using Discretization-based k-NN
15:45 - 16:001570580403A Student's Performance Prediction Method Based on Neural Collaborative Filtering
16:00 - 16:151570568340Factors investigation of learning behaviors affecting learning performance and self-regulated learning
16:15 - 16:301570582330Automatic Short Answer Grading using Siamese Bidirectional LSTM Based Regression
16:30 - 16:451570582639Sentiment analysis of preschool teachers' perceptions on ICT use for young children
16:45 - 17:001570584809Automated English Digital Essay Grader Using Machine Learning
17:00 - 17:151570588907Towards Automatic Engagement Recognition of Autistic Children in a Machine Learning Approach
17:15 - 17:301570590326Web Recommended System Library Book Selection Using Item Based Collaborative Filtering Method
17:30 - 17:451570591472Prediction Learning Achievement Indicators in Distance Learning Students
19:00 - 21:00Gala Dinner - Pendopo - 1st floor Royal Ambarrukmo Hotel
Thursday, 12 December 2019
Keraton Ballroom
08:30 - 09:15"Industrial Speaker : Natalia Filiminova - Vladimir State University-Russia "Sharing and Disruptive Technopreneruship" (Moderator : Agung Trisetyarso, Ph.D)"
09:15 - 09:45Coffee Break
09:45 - 11:45"Industrial Speaker : Ms. Crystal Jing LUO, (The University of Hong Kong (HKU)) and Mr. Donn Emmanuel GONDA (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) "Code Free Bot: An easy way to jumpstart your chatbot!" (Moderator : Spits Warnars, Ph.D)"
11:45 - 12:30Industrial Speaker :Chathura K. Sooriya-Arachchi (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Institute of Information Technology, Colombo, Sri Lanka) , DESIGN THINKING APPROACH TO HIGHER EDUCATION TEACHING & LEARNING (Moderator : Dr Yaya Heryadi)
Keraton Ballroom
12:30 - 13:30Closing and Best paper Awards Noitfications
13:30 - 15:00Lunch
19:00 - 21:00Dinner & Prepration for Sightseeing - Executive Lounge 8th Floor, Royal Ambarrukomo Hotel
Friday, 13 December 2019
Sightseeing - Lobby of Royal Ambarrukmo (Session Chair : Dr Ford Lumban Gaol, Co-chairs by : A. Raharto Condrobimo & Christian Lay)
07:30 - 08:00Registration for the Sighseeing
08:00 - 09:00Travel to Borobudur Temple
09:00 - 11:00Borobudur Sightseeing
11:00 - 12:00Travelling to Sekar Kedaton Restaurant
12:00 - 14:00Lunch @ Sekar Kedaton & Sighseeing on the Silver Handicraft
14:30 - 15:30Travel to Malioboro Shopping District
15:30 - 18:00Shopping @ Malioboro District
18:00 - 18:30Travel back to Royal Ambarrukmo Hotel
18:30End of Sightseeing
Poster Session (Session Chair : A. Raharto Condrobimo)
Wednesday, 11 December 2019
Keraton Ballroom
10:00 - 16:00 1570579571 Improvement of Education Method by Using Artificial Intelligence Technology
1570581261 Diagnosis of Misconception in Electronic Circuits Engineering Courses: A Case Study at UESTC, China
1570580208 On the Fusion of New Learning Technologies for Improving the Quality of Engineering Education
1570580214 On the Teaching Reform for the Course of Digital Circuits and Logical Programming
1570580217 On the Training Method for the Research Ability of Graduate Students in Engineering
1570572966 IP Multimedia Subsystem Security Risk Mitigation in Fix Telephone Network
1570584809 Automated English Digital Essay Grader Using Machine Learning
1570591472 Prediction Learning Achievement Indicators in Distance Learning Students
1570595298 EEG Signal Based Identification of Words on Exam Models with Yes-No Answers for Students with Visual Impairments
1570589197 Comparison of Data Mining Classification Algorithms for Student Performance
1570578670 Visual Learning as Object Recognition to Recognize Image for Mental Disorder Children
1570580488 Smart Public Transportation: A Systematic Literature Review
1570582228 Taxondroid: Design Interactive Application for Animal Taxonomy Learning Using Teen-Computer Interaction Approach
1570591600 Implementation of Mobile game for Learning Religion
1570595684 Indonesia Teacher Engagement Index (ITEI) Intervention: An Effective Video Framework
1570592300 The Challenges of Implementing Online Learning in Secondary Education
1570588565 Malware Detection using Hybrid Autoencoder Approach for Better Security in Educational Institutions
1570580480 Students' Fixation on Tables in PowerPoint Slides
1570588625 Risk Assessment on Cloud Computing for The Learning System in The Education Environment
1570596118 Architecture of High-Order Thinking Skills Game to Improve Ability

Friday, December 6, 2019

Recognising All Prior Learning Outcomes

Greetings from the Lifelong Learning Conference 2019, at the Singapore University of Social Sciences, where Professor Dr Patrick Werquin from Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (French Tertiary Research and Adult Education Institution) is talking on Recognition of Prior Leaning (RPL). He started  by suggesting the local Singaporeans talk to the Australian in the audience about RPL. I found this surprising, as RPL is a process I assumed would be in common use for vocational education, if not university academic studies, worldwide. 

Professor Werquin argued that human assessors, ideally at least three, were needed for each RPL. He suggested employers would not accept assessment carried out automatically online. I am not so sure this is the case. As an example, airline pilots are assessed, at least in part, based on their performance in a simulator. This allows the assessment of skills which cannot be tested in a real aircraft, as it would be too dangerous and expensive. Similarly, medical professionals are increasingly assessed on simulated patients.

Professor Werquin suggested RPL was a second chance for people who missed out on traditional education. That is one use, but I suggest there are others. As an example, I studied education at university first, and obtained a university qualification, then RPL for VET teaching. Universities are applying a form of RPL with the Higher Educaiton Academy, where applicants present evidence of their knowledge and experience of education, and this is then formally recognized.

Outcomes Based Vocational Training

Jonathan O ‘Brien,
General Assembly Singapore

Greetings from the Lifelong Learning Conference 2019, at the Singapore University of Social Sciences, where Jonathan O ‘Brien from General Assembly Singapore, talked on how they provide results based education. They use the Kirkpatrick Model to evaluate training, which as four levels (low to high): Reaction, Learning, Behavior, and Results. Traditional educators are used to measuring the first two of these, with a survey of student feedback on the a course, and the assessments of students. However, the last two are about how the graduate does their work better, back in the workplace. A vocational course which students like, and are able to pass, is no use if it doesn't get them a job, or improve the quality of their work in the job they have.

Learning in the Age of Digital Culture in Singapore

Dr Josephine Fleming
Dr Josephine Fleming,
University of Sydney
Greetings from the Lifelong Learning Conference 2019, at the Singapore University of Social Sciences. The first keynote is Dr Josephine Fleming, University of Sydney, on "Learning in the Age of Digital Culture: Challenges and Opportunities". Dr Fleming started with an anecdote about how as she went to use software in front of a room full of students it did not work, and the IT support staff said breezily "it is updating". The point of the story is that the tech is central to learning now, but can leave end users powerless. She distinguished between technologies for learning and those for learners. The former are for formal educational environments, and the latter driven by the learners. Some of the problems of educators trying to incorporate social media were then given (such as trying to grade Twitter posts).

Dr Fleming argues that technology should be for learners. But I don't agree. Technologies, from the human voice, through handwriting, the printing press, and the computer, started as novel, but then were incorporated into formal education. Digital technology offers opportunities for students to learn on their own, and in groups. However, if the community wants social and economic outcomes from education, at some point the tech will have to be tied to formal education systems. The approach I suggest, and have used at ANU, is to use the instution's edtech, which can be relatively inflexible and dull (such as Moodle), to set out what the student needs to do, then send them off into the digital (and real) world to do it, before they return to demonstrate they have gain the required skills and knowledge.

ps: I am on my way to TALE 2019, in Yogyakarta, to talk about how created a learning module for teaching students to write a job application.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Lifelong Learning Conference after ASCILITE in Singapore

Dr Josephine FlemingOn my way to Singapore for the Lifelong Learning Conference 2019, at the Singapore University of Social Sciences, just after ASCILITE. Speakers include Dr Josephine Fleming from University of Sydney. I have offered to speak, if there are any last minute cancellations (I am on my way to TALE 2019).


Conference Venue: Performing Arts Theatre
Topic: Building a Learning Organisation, Ms Yap Aye Wee, Head of Learning and Organisation Development, OCBC

Topic: SATS Journey in Building a Learning Culture, Ms Tai Siew Bee
Head, SATS Academy (Partnership), Human Capital, SATS Ltd

Topic: Tales from the Field: SME Innovation, Learning, and Organisational Culture

Dr Arthur Chia
Senior Researcher, Institute for Adult Learning (Centre for Work & Learning)

Topic: Bridging the Digital Divide for an Empowered Smart Nation

Ms Wong Shiow Pyng
Director, Digital Inclusion, Info-communications Media Development Authority

Topic: Champion Disability Inclusive Learning and Employment at your Workplace

Ms Winnie Lewis
Employer Consultancy, Employment & Employability, SGEnable

Topic: Inclusive Learning: Connecting Students  to Learn In and with the Community

Ms Meirlin Gunawan
Deputy Head, Centre for Experiential Learning – Office of Service-Learning & Community Engagement, Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)

8:30 – 8:55
9:00 – 9:15
Welcome and Opening Address – Lifelong Learning: A Way of Life
Lifelong Learning Council (LLC) Chairman – Mr Tan Kay Yong
9:15 – 9:50
Keynote 1: Inclusion: A Principle for Lifelong Learning, Mr Raúl Valdés Cotera, Programme Manager of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
9:50 – 10:25
Keynote 2: Learning in the Age of Digital Culture: Challenges and Opportunities, Dr Josephine Fleming, Lecturer, Digital and Youth Culture, The University of Sydney

10:25 – 10:50
Coffee Break
10:50 – 12:00
Case Studies Session 1 (2 concurrent tracks with Track-based Q and A)
Ground-Up Learning Track – Harnessing the power of community
Venue: SR C.3.08/SR C.3.09
Enterprise Learning Track – Building Learning Communities
Venue: SR C.3.10/SR C.3.11
Topic: Building a Learning South West Community, Ms Margaret Heng, BBM, Council , Member, SkillsFuture Advice Functional Committee, South West Community Development Council (SWCDC)

Topic: Learning to Create a Sustainable Culture  with Like-Minded Individuals, Ms Koo Hui Ying, Council Member, Ground-Up Initiative

Topic: PODEX – The Story of Growing and Sustaining a Ground-Up, Volunteer-Run, Peer-Learning Community

Mr Terence Quek
Co-Founder of PODEX

Topic: Bringing Learning Initiatives to the Community through the Power of Collaboration

Mr Hazriq Idrus
Founder, The Speaking Factory Pte Ltd

12:00 – 13:20
Lunch Break
13:20 – 14:30

Case Studies Session 2 (2 concurrent tracks with Track-based Q and A)
Technology-Enabled Learning Track –
Reaching Out to Community

Venue: SR C.3.08/SR C.3.09
Inclusive Learning Track –
Community Learning for all

Venue: SR C.3.10/SR C.3.11
Topic: A Case Study of How Udemy Reaches Out to the Community in Singapore

Dr Michael Choy
Director, Dioworks Learning Pte Ltd in partnership with Udemy

Topic: The Missing Piece of Digital Transformation: Upskilling Tech Talent

Mr Jonathan O ‘Brien
Regional Admissions Director, General Assembly Singapore

Topic: Learn, Collaborate and Lead with Confidence in the Age of AI

Dr. Alexandros Papaspyridis
Tertiary Education Industry Director, Microsoft Asia

14:35 – 15:10
Keynote 3: Recognising All Prior Learning Outcomes: Do’s and Don’ts
Professor Dr Patrick Werquin
Professor, CNAM (Conservatoire national des arts et métiers)
French Tertiary Research and Adult Education Institution, Paris, France
15:10 – 15:35
Coffee Break
15:35 – 16:10
Keynote 4: Lifelong Learning in Korea: A Case Study
Dr Han Sik Shim
National Institute of Lifelong Education (NILE), Korea
16:10 – 16:55
Panel Discussion – Community-based Lifelong Learning in Singapore: What's Next?
  • Mr Raúl Valdés Cotera, UNESCO Institute of Lifelong Learning
  • Dr Josephine Fleming, University of Sydney
  • Dr Yap Meen Sheng, Singapore University of Social Sciences
Moderated by: Mr Terence Quek, PODEX
Conference End