Time Agenda  
09:00 Welcoming Speech & Thank You Sponsor Speech by Conference Producer  
09:05 Opening Remarks by Conference Chairman
Peter-Looker-112x128 Dr. Peter Looker
Head, Teaching, Learning and Pedagogy Division
Nanyang Technological University

Up-Skilling Asia for Innovative Disruption: Preparing Students Today for New Learning and Working Futures

  • Charting the future direction of Asia’s education sector, in response to continuing industry innovative disruptions
  • Mapping Digital Transformation in key industries and public services in Asia
  • How is Asia effectively responding to the challenge of new industry demand and the quest for deep skills?
09:40 Panel Discussion: Key Skills Industry Employers Say Today’s Students Need to Succeed Tomorrow

  • Balancing academic and corporate risks in a disruptive future
  • How to empower existing academic institutions: Technological and Corporate guidance needed
  • The Employer’s “Skills Lens”
  • Deep Learning, Problem Solving Functional skills in a digital, automated workplace
  • “Navigating the Uncanny Valley”: Working with, not using, robots – a case in point
  • Digital Education for Rural Schools in Asia Pacific
  • The Immersive Learning Experience
Anshul-Sonak-112x128 Speaker:

Anshul Sonak
Regional Director, Innovation & Education Programs, Greater Asia / Corporate Affairs Director, South East Asia
Intel Asia

Rachel_Fitton_112x128 Rachel Fitton
Head of Talent Acquisition, APAC
Sanjeev-112x128 Sanjeev Somasundaram
APAC Head-Programs Staffing
Brajesh-Panth-112x128 Brajesh Panth
Chief of Education Group
Asian Development Bank
Ridwan-Othman-112x128 Mohamad Ridwan Othman
Senior Director, AVR Solutions
EON Reality
10:10 Morning Refreshments & Networking
10:25 VR/AR as New Immersive Learning Tools: How AR/VR is Changing the Way Students Learn, Experience and Engage

  • How to apply Augmented and Virtual Reality technologies in the classroom in order to enhance learning in areas such as material engineering, medical education, or language learning

Dr. Marius Erdt
Deputy Director, Head of Visual and Medical Computing
Fraunhofer Singapore

10:55 How Fudan University Measures the Success of its Blended Learning Programs

  • How the blended learning has been conducted at Fudan University and what the effect has been achieved
  • Progress and achievements in developing online course quality standards by Fudan University to improve design of blended courses

Dr. Yan Ding
Deputy Director, The Center for Faculty Development
Fudan University

11:25 Using the Latest VR Technology to Transform the Learning Experience

  • Largest of its kind in Australia, with 26 stations of the latest Oculus Rift headsets and high-powered PCs
  • Over 600 students have been taught in the laboratory to date. A recent survey of students revealed that 80% of students wanted to use the laboratory again for teaching


Dr. Benjy Marks
Lecturer, School of Civil Engineering, VR Project Team
The University of Sydney

11:55 Designing Great AR/VR Learning Environments: Blending Physical Spaces with Immersive Reality


Ender Shutao Jiang

12:15 Mixed Reality and why it matters in Education


Lawrence Crumpton
Mixed Reality Solutions & Partner Lead
Microsoft Asia

12:40 Lunch & Networking  
13:30 Immersive Learning Labs in Asia: Robotics, Virtual Humans, & AR/VR

  • How to be a part of an immersive world and have the feeling of presence
  • Role of a mixed society where real users inhabit a virtual world with autonomous computer players
  • Immersive volley ball game

Prof. Nadia Magnenat Thalmann
Institute for Media Innovation, NTU

14:00 How Learning Technologies Are Transforming Studies at IIUM
Rahmah-112x128 Speaker: 

Dr. Rahmah Ahmad H. Osman
Deputy Rector (Research and Innovation)
International Islamic University Malaysia

14:30 Successful Blended Learning at Singapore University of Technology and Design

  • How to go about designing the right blend of blended learning for our own context?
  • The blend can take different flavors, and “one size may not fit all”

Dr. Nachamma Sockalingam
Assistant Director, Learning Sciences Lab
Singapore University of Technology and Design

15:00 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking  
15:30 Successful Blended Learning at The University of Tokyo

  • Teaching Portfolio that encourages self-reflection for improvements
  • In the on-line environment, participants experience Teaching Portfolio Chart creation in the same way as the face-to-face workshop



Dr. Kayoko Kurita
Associate Professor, Center for Research and Development of Higher Education
The University of Tokyo


Dr. Lui Yoshida
Assistant Professor
The University of Tokyo

16:00 Case Study of Successful AR/VR Applications at Nanyang Technological University
Cai-Yiyu-112x128 Speaker:

Prof. Cai Yiyu
Associate Professor and Technical Director
School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Nanyang Technological University

 16:30 Preparing Educators for Blended Pedagogies: Pedagogical Innovations at Nanyang Technological University

Dr. Peter Looker
Head, Teaching, Learning and Pedagogy Division
Nanyang Technological University

17:00 Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman
Dr. Peter Looker
Head, Teaching, Learning and Pedagogy Division
Nanyang Technological University
17:05 Champagne Networking Session With Top Educators
Champagne-Networking-Session Enjoy a glass of champagne whilst networking with other like-minded individuals on topics that are of most interest to you and fellow delegates.
Time Agenda  

Welcoming Speech & Thank You Sponsor Speech by Conference Producer


Opening Remarks by Conference Chairman

Paul-Gagnon-112x128 Paul Gagnon
Director, E-Learning and IT Systems and Services
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NTU

How to Design for an Individualized Learning Experience: How Adaptive Learning Technology can Improve Individual Student Retention and Progresses in Big Classrooms

  • Building an adaptive teaching system and strategy to match student learning progress
  • Redesigning the learning environment to maximize knowledge internalization
  • Determining assessment and feedback frequency to improve learning outcome
Allan-H.K.-YUEN-112x128 Speaker:

Dr. Allan H.K. YUEN
Associate Professor, Information and Technology Studies
Deputy Director, Centre for Information Technology in Education
The University of Hong Kong

09:45 Flipped Classroom: How Flipped Classroom Creates Better Interaction Between Students, and Between Students and Teachers

  • Teaching and learning DNA, designed to support and enhance the blended learning narrative
  • How student-to-student interaction is sparked and sustained, as well as how the model engenders quality and sustained interaction between the students  and faculty
Paul-Gagnon-112x128 Speaker:

Paul Gagnon
Director, E-Learning and IT Systems and Services
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NTU

10:15 Morning Refreshments & Networking
10:30 Teaching Innovations at Technion
Abigail-Barzilai-112x128 Speaker:

Dr. Abigail Barzilai
Head, Center for Promotion of Learning and Teaching
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

11:00 Learn, Train, Perform – The Augmented and Virtual Reality Way
Sridhar-Sunkad-112x128 Speaker:

Sridhar Sunkad
Managing Director
EON Reality Pte Ltd

11:30 Intelligent Learning Path for Personalized Learning


May Lit Mei Wan
Associate Director, Learning Systems and Technologies
Singapore Management University

12:00 Students with Disability: How Assistive Technology Can Support Students with Disabilities

  • Using virtual reality technology to create a simulated learning environment that depicts real-world conditions to help students, especially those with ASD, gain familiarity, competency and confidence
  • Enable students to be independent in the community and at work by encouraging active learning and making it accessible


So Kah Lay
Metta School


Tan Bee Ngah
Head of Department
Metta School

12:30 Lunch & Networking  
13:30 Interactive Hot Seat Roundtable

  • Improving Student Agency with Blended Learning
  • Impact of culture diversity on students’ experience and attitude with digital learning



Mary George Cheriyan
Deputy Principal
Raffles Girls’ Secondary School

  • Curriculum design for 2020 and beyond: where do you find good learning design courses? Curriculum Mapping. Scaffolding student learning. Employing Agile Methods to create interactive and dynamic learning scenarios
Chip-kimball-112x128 Dr. Chip Kimball
Singapore American School
  • Drones as Disruptors: What educators and students need to know for the future? Including Drones in Education?
Jiin-Joo-Ong-112x128 Jiin Joo Ong
Garuda Robotics
  • Up-skilling Academics in the age of Innovation Disruption: The Technion Experience
Abigail-Barzilai-112x128 Dr. Abigail Barzilai
Head, Center for Promotion of Learning and Teaching
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
  • Augmented & Virtual Reality(AVR) in Learning and Education: Possibilities and Critical Success Factors
    – Why AVR can be impactful and why consider it?
    – Possible Use-Case Scenarios and Examples in K12 and Higher-Ed
    – Critical Success Factors to mitigate challenges
Ridwan-Othman-112x128 Mohamad Ridwan Othman
Senior Director, AVR Solutions
EON Reality
 14:00 When Virtual Reality meets T&L: Opportunities for “New” Learning Spaces

  • How AR/VR can be deployed in specific domain areas and contexts, creating alternative learning spaces for learning
Tan-Hock-Soon-112x128 Speaker:

Dr. Tan Hock Soon
Head, Interactive Digital Centre Asia
Temasek Polytechnic

 14:30 Learning space experiences in UM

  • Innovative solutions to procure exiting and new learning techniques, tailored specifically to the needs of the faculties
Zahiruddin-Fitri-Abu-Hassan-112x128 Speaker:

Dr. Zahiruddin Fitri Abu Hassan
Head of e-Learning, Academic Enhancement & Leadership Development Centre
University of Malaya

15:00 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking
15:30 Updates to Learning Spaces Make Schools Future-Ready: More Flexible Learning Environments Are Important for Improving Student Outcomes
Chip-kimball-112x128 Speaker:

Dr. Chip Kimball
Singapore American School

16:00 Understanding the Learning Behaviors of Next Generation and How to Improvise Learning Spaces

  • Curriculum transformation in a digital age
    o    Broad-based education
    o    Holistic education
    o    Life skills
    o    Wide range of learning spaces
    o    Active learning
    o    Blended learning
    o    Assessment for learning
  • The knowledge, skills and capabilities teachers need to thrive in a digital age
    o    Digital fluency
    o    Technology affordances
    o    Seamless teaching
    o    Scholarship
    o    Learning analytics
    o    Feedback as feed-forward
  • The knowledge, skills and capabilities learners need to thrive in a digital age
    o    Digital literacies
    o    Seamless learning
    o    Self-regulated learning
    o    Self-assessment
    o    Lifelong learning
    o    Life skills capabilities
Michael-James-Keppell-112x128 Speaker:

Prof. Dr. Michael James Keppell
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching
Taylor’s University

16:30 Building Smart Learning Spaces to Improve Students’ Engagement and Creativity
Supavadee-Aramvith-112x128 Speaker:

Dr. Supavadee Aramvith
Associate Professor
Chulalongkorn University

17:00 Action Learning at Asia School of Business

  • ASB, a collaboration between MIT Sloan and Central Bank of Malaysia, presents the “ most innovative MBA program in the world today”
  • During each term, students work with companies from all over the world on various business challenges that span across disciplines and industries
Arun-Pereira--112x128 Speaker:

Arun Pereira
Professor of Practice, Asia School of Business
International Faculty Fellow, MIT Sloan School of Management

17:30 Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman
Paul-Gagnon-112x128 Paul Gagnon
Director, E-Learning and IT Systems and Services
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NTU



Site Tour Site Tour Agenda  

Explore VR for education at EON Reality

VR on campus Join us at EON Reality in this interactive and immersive tour where you can discover the latest Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVR) solutions that have been designed and implemented in various industries, including the training and education sector. You will have hands-on experience to explore and manipulate various artefacts and learning objects in both Augmented and Virtual realities using the latest hardware such as HTC Vive, Microsoft HoloLens and EON’s Computer Aided Virtual Environment (CAVE) system such as the i-Cube that works seamlessly with EON’s AVR software and platform.
Learn how you can ensure more effective and deep learning for students via the innovative use of AVR in your classroom and institutions, for maximum student engagement. See you there!

Experience Nadine Robot & The Immersive Room at Institute for Media Innovation


In this site tour, you will discover how robots can help to improve creative learning. You will also get chance to learn how immersive technologies can assist in creating realistic 3D animated movements, hence creating a realistic learning environment.


A Leading Education Institution’s Digital Campus Design and Development

IMG_3222249 Experience Virtual and Augmented Reality Technology Enhanced Learning, popularly known as VARTEL, at The HIVE @ NTU. The AR/VR Classroom is divided into 5 stations.  Each station is equipped with VR-enabled PC, 55-inch 3D Television and supporting VR headset. The AR/VR Classroom enables the use of different platforms to deliver the virtual lessons with various options/devices.