Programme

Speakers at The 7th Asian Conference on Education & International Development (ACEID2021) will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds. This page provides details of featured presentations, the conference schedule and other programming. For more information about presenters, please visit the Speakers page.


Conference Outline

Monday, March 22, 2021Tuesday, March 23, 2021Wednesday, March 24, 2021

10:00-10:15 Announcements, Recognition of IAFOR Scholarship Winners, & Welcome Address
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan

10:15-11:15 Panel Presentation
Transformation of Global Education under COVID-19: A New Wave of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)
Shingo Ashizawa, Toho University, Japan
Keiko Ikeda, Kansai University, Japan
Craig N. Shealy, Western Washington University, United States

11:15-11:25 Break

11:25-12:25 Panel Presentation
Digital Transformation for Student Data Portability Through Internet of Education (IoE)
Anthony Manahan, University of Melbourne, Australia
Jay Segath, My eQuals, Australia
Joanne Duklas, Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC), Canada
Kouichi Nakasaki, The Institute of Future Engineering, Japan
Moderator: Hiroshi Ota, Hitotsubashi University, Japan

12:25-12:35 Break

12:35-13:35 Discussion and Networking
This session is hosted by the conference organising committee to bring together participants who are interested in creating new ties and discussing each other's research with fellow educators & researchers.

10:30-12:10 Live-Stream Session 1: Knowledge Access

12:10-12:25 Break

12:25-13:15 Live-Stream Session 2: Curriculum Design & Development

13:15-13:25 Break

13:25-14:40 Live-Stream Session 3: Learning Experiences, Student Learning & Learner Diversity

14:40-14:50 Break

14:50-16:05 Live-Stream Session 4: Education Research, Development & Publishing

10:00-11:15 Live-Stream Session 1: Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis

11:15-11:25 Break

11:25-12:40 Live-Stream Session 2: Foreign Languages Education & Applied Linguistics

12:40-12:50 Break

12:50-13:40 Live-Stream Session 3: Educational Policy, Leadership, Management & Administration

13:40-13:50 Break

13:50-15:30 Live-Stream Session 4: Interdisciplinary Session on Education

15:30-15:40 Conference Closing Address
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan


*Please be aware that the above schedule may be subject to change.

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Featured Presentations

  • Transformation of Global Education Under COVID-19: A New Wave of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)
    Transformation of Global Education Under COVID-19: A New Wave of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)
    Panel Presentation: Shingo Ashizawa (Moderator), Craig N. Shealy & Keiko Ikeda
  • Digital Transformation for Student Data Portability Through Internet of Education (IoE)
    Digital Transformation for Student Data Portability Through Internet of Education (IoE)
    Panel Presentation: Anthony Manahan, Joanne Duklas, Koichi Nakasaki, Jay Segeth & Hiroshi Ota (Moderator)

Virtual Presentations


Previous Programming

View details of programming for past ACEID conferences via the links below.

Transformation of Global Education Under COVID-19: A New Wave of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)
Panel Presentation: Shingo Ashizawa (Moderator), Craig N. Shealy & Keiko Ikeda

In the current difficult situation caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic, international educators have been facing unprecedented challenges. Most physical student mobility has stopped and it is hard to predict when students can start to travel freely again. While we need to deal with the difficult situation caused by the pandemic, alternative programs that utilize online educational platforms are emerging. This session will introduce such new learning models, including COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning). The audience will engage in discussion about how educators can utilize these online platforms and collectively seek ways to redesign the goals, mission and curriculum of global learning.

Traditionally, studying abroad is believed to be an effective way to increase students’ inter- cultural competency. In order to pursue their career choice within today’s increasingly interdependent societies, students need to cultivate greater capacity by engaging with the global society. International educators have been developing study abroad programs and trying to integrate human complexity including cross-cultural issues more explicitly into the learning process. Another trend of study abroad during the last two decades has been the expansion of non-traditional study abroad programs including internship, service learning and field studies. Study abroad has a high impact on a student’s life, but most students will never have this opportunity due to limitations of funding and time. Emerging new global learning programs that utilize digital platforms allow us to design low-risk and low-cost study abroad programs, and such programs will attract those students who have been traditionally unable to participate in study abroad.

The presenters will first introduce examples of good practices of COIL including one sponsored by UMAP. UMAP (University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific) is a multilateral consortia for study abroad. The UMAP-COIL program has been successfully conducted since 2019, even before COVID-19. In 2021, UMAP-COIL will expand to include new features, beyond the original college-level honor program for Advanced Placement (AP) programs in high school.

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Digital Transformation for Student Data Portability Through Internet of Education (IoE)
Panel Presentation: Anthony Manahan, Joanne Duklas, Koichi Nakasaki, Jay Segeth & Hiroshi Ota (Moderator)

As COVID-19 upends lives and livelihoods worldwide, flexible and diversified learning is becoming the new normal for university teaching and learning. As a result, the rapid growth of online learning is challenging the relevance of traditional higher education systems. Over the challenges, the Tokyo Convention enables individuals to have the right to have their studies and qualifications recognized and/or assessed fairly and transparently, including online and blended learning. Learning outcomes should therefore be the focus of attention across the traditional and the new normal of online education when it comes to ensuring fair recognition and facilitating mobility and employability.

This panel explores the development of viable Transpacific collaboration for executing the responsibilities of the Tokyo Convention through digitalising student data portability and evolving it through the Internet of Education (IoE), a vision where every human on earth has access to quality education and economic opportunities. In this context, the panel shares experiences, insights, and future roadmap of the three Transpacific regions’ initiatives of digitising learning outcome, including online and blended learning:

Throughout the three regions, the panel seeks international interoperability and convergence in technology, best practice, and governance through the Internet of Education (IoE) stage of digital transformation in higher education institutions.

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