4 September 2019, Wednesday

08:50 Welcome Speech & Opening Remarks By Conference Producer
08:55 Summit Introduction
09:00 Keynote Address: The Continuing Educational Reforms In Singapore And Asia – Impact And Implications For Students, Educators And Society

  • Beyond PISA, reforming K12 education, remaking pathways, full subject-based banding and future challenges
Invited Senior Official
Leading Educational Thought Leader
Government of Singapore
09:20 The Future Of AI In Education: Challenges Of The 4th Industrial Revolution And Reskilling Requirements

  • The future of many present jobs is very challenged, with automation forecast to take job tasks that are routinely analytical or manual. Retail sales remains the most common job, but as the pilot of Amazon’s checkout-free supermarket indicates, such jobs have over 90% chance of becoming automated in the very near future. Whilst many new jobs will be created, these will require an emphasis on different skills to those that are presently developed in conventional education. Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) will remain important. However, it is increasingly apparent that so-called ‘softer’ skills focused on creativity, decision-making and complex communication drawing on the arts will be ever more prized than they are at present. Those practising these new jobs will almost certainly leverage the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning to augment their core skills. The question is how should we train the workforce and the professions moving forward? We need to prepare our children not to find a job, but to create one or more. Creativity, decision-making and communication skills lie at the center of this quest, as does the ability to exploit technology.
  • The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in education shows no signs of slowing down. Imagine the possibilities of each student having their own virtual-learning assistant, or bot powered by AI that can support a student throughout their studies, creating a personalized learning journey. Or, new assessment models that measure in real time as they happen and can adapt content accordingly?
Anshul-Sonak-rounded Anshul Sonak
Regional Director (Innovation & Education, Asia)
Intel Corporation
09:50 Panel Discussion: Key Skills Industry Employees Say Today’s Graduates Need To Succeed Tomorrow

  • Balancing academic and corporate risks in a disruptive future
  • How to empower existing academic institutions: technological and corporate guidance needed
  • Deep learning, problem solving functional skills in a digital, automated workplace
  • How will education bring technical/vocational based education back into play
  • How is the future of work being investigated – are we investing in upgrading teaching content and resources to deliver the essential capabilities?
  • Boom or bust? Embedding entrepreneurship in education in Asia
  • Top billionaire hedge funder, Ray Dalio, donated US$100 million to public schools in Connecticut in the US as part of a PPP programme to help bridge social inequity. What about tapping potential Public-Private Partnership opportunities in Asia’s continuing educational reform in a win-win-win situation? Is there a role for private enterprises, EduTech players, educators and wealthy foundations?
Miguel-de-Andres-Clavera-rounded Miguel de Andrés-Clavera
Head of Creative Technology, Asia Pacific
Anshul-Sonak-rounded Anshul Sonak
Regional Director (Innovation & Education, Asia)
Intel Corporation
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Christina-Lu-Maxwell-rounded Christina Lu Maxwell
Senior Vice President,
Human Resources & Communication
Volvo Group
Joyce-Ng-rounded Joyce Ng
Investment Partner
iGlobe Partners
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Arthur-Lang-rounded Arthur Lang
CEO, International
Mohammed-Ali-Khan-rounded Mohammed Ali Khan
Senior Education Specialist
International Finance Corporation, The World Bank Group
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Gerald-Foo-rounded Gerald Foo
General Manager
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10:30 Morning Refreshments & Networking
11:00 Building Efficacy in Learning Technologies
Senior Management
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11:30 Enhancing Student Learning Experience Through Curriculum Transformation And Innovative Pedagogies In The Digital Age

  • Focusing on a broad-based holistic curriculum transformation within the Higher education context. Parallel to curriculum transformation we need to examine the knowledge, skills and attitudes teaching staff need to thrive in a digital age. Examine student development and capabilities required by students to tackle the complexities of the learning landscape that is becoming increasingly digital, connected, and ambiguous.
  • Curriculum transformation in a digital age: broad-based education, holistic education, life skills, active learning and blended learning, assessment for learning
  • The knowledge, skills and capabilities teachers need to thrive in a digital age such as digital fluency, technology affordances, learning analytics and feedback as feed-forward.
  • The knowledge, skills and capabilities learners need to thrive in a digital age such as digital literacies, self-regulated learning and self-assessment.
Michael-James-Keppell-rounded Prof Michael James Keppell
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning & Teaching
Taylor’s University
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12:00 Smart Learning And Smart Working In The Age Of Digital Disruption

As digital transformation rapidly presents new challenges to all sectors, what can higher education learn from the world of work, and what can the world of work learn from education? Elizabeth Chan from Steelcase will share some key workplace and cultural trends, with a focus on the physical environment and smart and connected technologies, inviting new opportunities to evolve the education experience.

SC_EDU_424_XLG Elizabeth Chan
Regional Education Specialist
Steelcase Education
12:30 Lunch & Networking
13:30 The Impact Of Digital Learning For The Workforce Of The Future: Micro-Learning As An Option

  • Technology has brought about new opportunities for both individuals and businesses. By 2020, experts predict that spending on digital transformation initiatives will surpass the $2 trillion mark. That translates to a tremendous amount of investment by companies across industry sectors.
  • One of the keys to driving the people element of digital transformation is offering learning and development initiatives that not only train existing staff but serve to attract in-demand new talent to the business. In April 2018, Temasek Polytechnic launched a new means of learning, focused on helping working adults achieve their need for constant upgrading and skills re-development. The Micro-Learning Courses (or MLCs) allow individuals to learn at their own time and pace, on any mobile device. In this session, Temasek Polytechnic will share how they have empowered and enabled a new way of learning through MLCs to help companies and individuals acquire new skills, pertinent to help them stay relevant in the face of digital transformation.
Gary-Lim-rounded Gary Lim
Deputy Director, Temasek SkillsFuture Academy
Temasek Polytechnic
14:00 Silver Sponsor – Barco
14:20 Bridging The Employability Disconnect: A Multi-Stakeholder Approach, Aligning Students, Educational Institutions And Industry – Perspective From The World Bank Group

  • How students can get more out of higher education?
  • Bridging the gap between education and employability
  • How educational institutions can effectively prepare graduates for the job market?
  • The IFC Employability Tool & its efficacy
  • Future opportunities
Mohammed-Ali-Khan-rounded Mohammed Ali Khan
Senior Education Specialist
International Finance Corporation, The World Bank Group
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14:50 Using Video In Blended Pedagogies To Lift Engagement And Address Accessibility
Kaltura Grant Beevers
Senior Digital Learning Specialist, APAC
15:10 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking
15:30 Case Study: The Path To The Development Of A VR Escape Room In Singapore – Solving Math Problems To Escape

  • The approach we use, which is Team Based Learning (TBL) and how we the idea of the VR Escape room originates from the work we have done the last 6 years. Our work in TBL is well documented and we have developed our online learning resources using a platform called ‘Decktoys’ and we use the platform ‘Intedashboard’ to provide us the analytic data to help us understand the gaps in our students’ learning.
  • Our focus will be on the idea of using the ‘Escape Room’ concept in our application process and invariably share how we develop lessons in class that uses a ‘breakout’ box.
Christopher-Chee-rounded Christopher Chee
Lead Teacher in Mathematics
Spectra Secondary School
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Teh-Tuan-Ann-rounded Teh Tuan Ann
Technology Development Centre Manager
ITE College West
16:00 Analytics Applications For Enhancing Student Learning Experience: The Case Of The Singapore Management University
Venky-Shankararaman-rounded Prof Venky Shankararaman
Deputy Dean, Practice & Education
Singapore Management University
Professor of Information Systems (Education), SMU
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16:30 Immersive Learning For The Future Of Education
Samson-Tan-rounded Dr Samson Tan
Head, Centre for Innovation in Learning
National Institute of Education
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17:00 Designing For Future-Oriented Blended Learning
Helen-Bound-rounded Dr Helen Bound
Head, Centre for Work and Learning
Institute for Adult Learning, SUSS
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17:30 Closing Remarks By Summit Chair
17:35 Champagne Networking Session

5 September 2019, Thursday

08:55 Welcoming Speech & Day 2 Highlights By Chairperson
09:00 Re-Imagining Technical And Vocational Training In Asia: Case Study Of Training A New Workforce To Harness The Digital Revolution For E-Commerce In The Asia Pacific
Rupert-Maclean-rounded Prof Rupert Maclean
Honorary Professor
The Education University of Hong Kong
Advisor to the Chinese Government and to Alibaba
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09:30 Designing The Classroom Of The Future – The Advent Of Engaged Learning Classroom Technology

  • Building an adaptive teaching system and strategy to match student learning progress
  • Re-designing the learning environment to maximize knowledge internalization
  • Enhanced Learning Online: providing a virtual classroom experience accessible anywhere in the world
  • Engaged Learning Classrooms: significantly changing student experience and blended learning
  • Scoreboard: determining assessment and feedback frequency to improve learning outcome
John-Fong-rounded Dr John Fong
CEO & Head of Campus (Singapore)
S P Jain School of Global Management
09:55 Morning Refreshments & Networking
10:15 Case Study: Effective Blended Learning For Medical Students – The Use Of A Virtual Museum Of Medical Specimens, Videos And Interactive Quizzes To Reinforce Learning
Nga-Min-Ein-rounded Assoc Prof Nga Min En
NUS Teaching Academy
Associate Professor, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Senior Pathology Consultant, National University of Singapore Hospital
NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Award (ATEA) Honour Roll 2016
NUS Teaching Academy
10:35 Implementing Smart Classrooms: What Kind Of Learning Spaces Promote Collaborative Learning

  • When considering learning environment, it is important to consider how the digital space blend the physical learning space to provide an optimal learning environment. More importantly, we emphasize on the fit of pedagogy for meeting the learning outcomes, allowing for both online learning to be blended with face to face collaborative learning experiences. At Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), there is an institution wide development of smart classrooms, also known as Applied and Collaborative Learning Environment (ACE). This type of smart classroom consists of computer on wheels, with capability of connecting display with each other wirelessly. Distributed microphones are provided in different clusters of tables to enable active discussion. We have also developed a learning space that we call Lectorial, that facilitate students to both attend to short lectures and engage in regular discussions.
  • Alongside the development of the infrastructure, we have different initiatives of faculty development sessions demonstrating how the technology and learning environment support their teaching. We catered training in various formats such as exhibition day, regular workshops, and individual consultation to those who have booked the rooms. Pedagogy such as Team-Based Learning are also introduced alongside with how the environment can be used to support such pedagogy.
  • A research study has been conducted involving more than 250 students and faculty which focuses on the perceptions and experiences of the users in the smart classrooms. Questionnaires used include Active Learning Classroom Survey to determine classroom seating needs and preferences of students. Another study has been done with 414 students on the evaluation of Lectorial and how students have experienced learning in large group settings. The findings and challenges in the implementation of smart classrooms will be shared.
May-Lim-Sok-Mui-rounded Assoc Prof May Lim Sok Mui
Director, Centre of Learning Environment & Assessment Development
Singapore Institute of Technology
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10:55 Maximize The Value Of UCC And Video Installs In Digital On Campus
Jay-Kilby-rounded Jay Kilby
Director, Product Management (Vaddio), Legrand | AV
11:15 Concurrent Roundtable Presentations and Discussions
  • Digital Transformation In Education And Corporate: Learning From Each Other In A Changing Landscape
SC_EDU_424_XLG Elizabeth Chan
Regional Education Specialist
Steelcase Education
  • Presentation: Pearson
  • Presentation: Barco
  • Presentation: Kaltura
  • Case Study: Blended Learning In A French International School
Yves-Marcel-rounded Yves Marcel
Executive Director
Lycee Francais de Singapour
  • Case Study: The Blended Learning Initiative At The United World College South East Asia
Erin-Robinson-rounded Dr Erin Robinson
Middle School Principal
United World College South East Asia
Adrienne-Michetti-rounded Adrienne Michetti
Digital Literacy Coach
United World College South East Asia
  • Teacher Facilitation In Learner-Centered Learning
Mary-George-Cheriyan-rounded Mary George Cheriyan
Deputy Principal
Raffles Girls’ School
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  • Case Study Of STEM For Women: Attracting And Enabling Women For Future Technical Roles In Aviation/Aerospace – Opportunities, Challenges And The Way Forward
Kim-Chua-rounded Kim Chua
Assistant Professor
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Faculty Mentor, Women in Aviation Asia
12:30 Lunch & Networking
13:30 Online Learning As A Strategic Tool To Transform Organizations
Swapnil-2-rounded Swapnil Chugh
Global Director, Online Programmes
Formerly with Goldman Sachs
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13:50 Case Study: Understanding The Impact Of Artificial Intelligence In The Engineering Education Landscape
Cheng-Siong-Chin-rounded Assoc Prof Cheng Siong Chin
Director of Innovation & Engagement
Newcastle University
Adjunct Professor, University of Chongqing, China
14:10 Data Analytics in Talent Management and Learning Analytics in Open Distance Learning for Adult Learners
Assoc Prof Wendy Bong
Dean of School of Science & Technology
Wawasan Open University
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14:30 The Flipped Classroom: An Evidence-Based Approach

  • Digitally savvy students enrolled in higher education want to learn in a way that makes sense to them. Their digital world isn’t something new, it’s an extension of who they are. They want their education to be more flexible and more personalized and they want to be educated whenever and wherever they happen to be. The opportunity to learn in this way extends to Work Integrated Learning partnerships – industry placements that allow students to work with organizations across the world either in person or online. When used as a tool that improves students’ understanding and retention of information, this form of ‘flipped classroom’ is proving extremely successful. It reverses the traditional homework/teaching environments, meaning students view lectures when it suits them so that once on campus, class time is devoted to deeper subject analysis and collaboration. This helps students become better learners by developing their higher order cognitive skills such as problem solving and critical thinking. Case Study of using Flipped Classroom to Improve Students’ Mastery of Materials and Enrich the Learning Experience?
Kang-Yew-Beng-2-rounded Assoc Prof Kang Yew Beng
Associate Dean of E-Learning
International Medical University
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14:50 Best Practices In Pedagogy In Digital Learning
Shanti-Divaharan-rounded Assoc Prof Shanti Divaharan
Associate Professor of Education Technology
National Institute of Education
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15:10 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking
15:30 Technology And Values In Education – Match Made In Heaven… Or Not?
Chen-Zhi-Xiong-rounded Dr Chen Zhi Xiong
Assistant Dean of Students
National University of Singapore
Deputy Education Director, NUS Department of Physiology
Integration Lead Educator, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Fellow, NUS Teaching Academy
Chairperson, Asia-Pacific Biomedical Science Educators Association (APBSEA)
15:50 Leveraging AI To Analyze And Assess Face-To-Face Learning Scenarios
Justin-Dauwels-rounded Assoc Prof Justin Dauwels
Deputy Director, ST Engineering-NTU Corporate Laboratory
Nanyang Technological University
ERIAN Cluster Director, Smart Mobility (Autonomous Vehicles)
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16:10 Case Study Of Learning Innovations At The Civil Service College, Singapore
Roger-Tan-rounded Roger Tan
Assistant Chief Executive Officer
Civil Service College
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16:30 Advances In Technology-Based Learning
Nachamma-Sockalingam-rounded Dr Nachamma Sockalingam
Programme Director, Learning Sciences Lab
Singapore University of Technology and Design
17:00 Closing Remarks By Summit Chair

6 September 2019, Friday


Immersive AR/VR & Classroom Of The Future Site Tours

Digital immersion technologies such as virtual reality are revolutionizing student learning. Learning with VR has been established to improve reaction time by 20% and student retention by 75%. This site tour will show you how leading institutions are incorporating AR/VR into their learning labs to embrace hands-on experiential learning, improve knowledge retention and higher student engagement.

  • Site Tour To Steelcase Education To Understand The Latest Innovations In Equipping The Classroom Of The Futures
  • Visit to Spectra Secondary School for an Immersive AR/VR Learning Experience, including learning about game mechanics, puzzles and how these are integrated into the school curriculum
  • Visit to the Classroom of The Future, understanding how Engaged Learning Classroom Technology is being deployed at the S P Jain School of Global Management
  • Visit to a Transportation Innovation Driverless Car Lab at the Nanyang Technological University


Space in Each Site Tour is Limited, Registrations Will Be Available On First Come, First Reserved Basis