Keynote Speakers and Panel Members

Professor Hiroaki Ogata
Graduate School of Informatics at Kyoto University

Hiroaki Ogata is a Professor at the Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, and the Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, and an associate member of Science Council of Japan. His research includes Computer Supported Ubiquitous and Mobile Learning, CSCL, CALL, and Learning Analytics. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers including SSCI Journals and international conferences. He has received several Best Paper Awards and gave keynote lectures in several countries. He is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies. RPTEL and IJMLO, and also an editorial board member of IJCSCL, IJAIED, and JLA. He is an EC member of SOLAR and APSCE societies.

Professor Shane Dawson
Director of the Teaching Innovation Unit and
Professor of Learning Analytics,
University of South Australia

Professor Shane Dawson is the Director of the Teaching Innovation Unit and Professor of Learning Analytics at the University of South Australia. Shane's research focuses on the use of social network analysis and learner ICT interaction data to inform and benchmark teaching and learning quality. Shane is a founding executive member of the Society for Learning Analytics Research and past program and conference chair of the International Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference. He is a co-developer of numerous open source software including the Online Video Annotations for Learning (OVAL) and SNAPP a social network visualization tool designed for teaching staff to better understand, identify and evaluate student learning, engagement, academic performance and creative capacity.

Other Invited Panel Members

(In alphabetical order of first name)

Professor Eric Tsui
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Eric Tsui is the Co-Chair of Working Group on Deployment of ELearning at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A veteran of ELearning, he designed and launched PolyU's first MOOC titled "Knowledge Management and Big Data in Business" on MIT's edX platform and has attracted over 77,000 registrations since August 2015. Prior to joining PolyU, he was Chief Research Officer, Asia Pacific for CSC Australia and was one of three original developers of COLOSSUS, the word's largest and longest expert system in commercial use. Professor Tsui has received many Knowledge Management, E-Learning and teaching awards in his career.

Professor Irwin King
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Prof. Irwin King's research interests include machine learning, social computing, web intelligence, data mining, and multimedia information processing for Big Data. In these research areas, he has over 300 technical publications in journals and conferences. In addition, he has contributed over 30 book chapters and edited volumes. Prof. King is Associate Dean (Education), Faculty of Engineering and Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a Fellow of IEEE and also HKIE. He is the President of the International Neural Network Society. He is also Director of the Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Rich Media and Big Data. During his sabbatical, he has worked at AT&T Labs Research and taught at UC Berkeley. Recently, Prof. King has been an evangelist in the use of education technologies in eLearning for the betterment of teaching and learning.

Professor SC Kong
The Education University of Hong Kong

Prof. KONG Siu Cheung currently is Professor of the Department of Mathematics and Information Technology (MIT); and Director of Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology (LTTC), the Education University of Hong Kong. Prof. Kong holds a doctorate from the Department of Computer Science of the City University of Hong Kong. Prof. Kong has produced over 280 academic publications in the areas of pedagogy in the digital classroom and online learning; policy on technology-transformed education and professional development of teachers for learner-centered learning; and computational thinking education. He has completed/conducted 71 research projects since joining the University (the then Hong Kong Institute of Education). Prof. Kong is at present serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning (RPTEL) and Journal of Computers in Education (JCE). He was in the presidential roles for the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE) for six years, as the President-Elect in 2012 and 2013, the President in 2014 and 2015, and Past-President in 2016 and 2017. Prof. Kong was the Convener of Theory and Practice of Pedagogical Design for Learning in Digital Classrooms International Research Network (IRN) under World Educational Research Association (WERA) from December 2012 to December 2015. He was also the member of the Assessment and Monitoring Sub-committee of the Quality Education Fund (QEF) of the HKSAR for 6 years from February 2011 to January 2017.

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