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
Hear the latest research. Publish before a global audience. Present in a supportive environment. Network. Experience Japan. Join a global academic community.
The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), in conjunction with its global university and institutional partners, is proud to announce The Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2017 (ACTC2017).
This international and interdisciplinary conference will act as a centre for academics, practitioners and professionals to discuss new research in Technology in the Classroom. ACTC2017 will create opportunities for the internationalisation of higher education and sharing of expertise. We invite professionals from all corners of the world to develop policies, exchange ideas, and promote new partnerships with organisations and peers.
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.
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.
In conjunction with our global partners, we look forward to extending a warm welcome to you in 2017.
Why join an IAFOR conference?
IAFOR Publishing Opportunities
The IAFOR Journal of Technology in the Classroom is a peer-reviewed, editorially independent, open access journal associated with IAFOR’s Conferences on Technology in the Classroom. A small number of papers from the Conference Proceedings will be selected by the journal editor(s) for reworking and revising, in line with normal processes of review. It is expected that between five and ten percent of papers included in any given Conference Proceedings will be developed for inclusion in the journal. The editor may also commission pieces or accept articles from the open call, subject to the same processes of peer review.
If your abstract is accepted and you have registered for the conference, you are encouraged to submit a full paper for inclusion in the official Conference Proceedings published on the website. Final papers should be uploaded through the submissions system in time for the submission deadline.
THINK, The Academic Platform, is IAFOR’s online magazine, publishing the latest in interdisciplinary research and ideas from some of the world’s foremost academics, many of whom have presented at IAFOR conferences. Content is varied in both subject and form, with everything from full research papers, to shorter opinion pieces, interviews, podcasts, film and photography.
IDFA Conference Screening
As part of The Asian Conference on Media & Mass Communication (MediAsia), each year IAFOR hosts the IAFOR Documentary Film Award & Festival (IDFA).
The quality of submissions to our annual competition and the power behind these documentaries has been extremely impressive. The IDFA’s mission is to recognize and support documentarians in their efforts to expose truths and bring attention to the world’s untold stories.
IAFOR would like to honor the winners of the IDFA open competition with a series of screenings to be featured at our academic conferences throughout the year. Registered Delegates are invited to attend these screenings at no additional charge. IDFA screenings feature some of the most interesting and compelling documentaries relevant to the theme and spirit of our conferences. Please join us in celebrating the masterful work these documentarians have produced.
IDFA Screening Schedule:
(Screening Time(s) & Date(s) TBD)
The IAFOR Documentary Photography Award – 2016 Winners Screening
The IAFOR Documentary Photography Award is an international photography award which seeks to promote and assist in the professional development of emerging documentary photographers and photojournalists.
The Award is supported by The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) – Asia’s Think Tank – and builds off of the strength of the IAFOR Documentary Film Award, now in its fifth year. Documentary has a rich history of exposing truths, telling stories, raising awareness and creating discussion — all practices valued at IAFOR.
Our 2016 award was judged by a panel of leading professionals in the field of documentary photography and photojournalism, including Paul Lowe, Simon Roberts and Ed Kashi.
Winners were announced at The European Conference on Arts & Humanities in Brighton, England. The Award followed the theme of the conference, with 2016’s theme being “Justice”
In supporting upcoming talent, the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award is free to enter.
All delegates receive free entry to the award screening.
IAFOR Technology in the Classrooom Conference Videos
IAFOR University & Institutional Partners
The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) works with Institutional Partners to encourage the best in international, intercultural and interdisciplinary research at this conference.
We work closely with senior administrators and professors to develop programmes that are timely, thought-provoking and academically rigorous. It is through this global partnership alliance that our interdisciplinary conferences are backed by some of the world’s foremost institutions of learning. Read more about our partners.