Time Agenda  
09:00 – 09:15 Welcoming Speech, Opening Remarks & Thank You Sponsor Speech by Conference Producer  
 09:15 – 09:45

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?
09:45 – 10:15 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
Anshul-Sonak-112x128 Speaker:

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

10:15 – 10:30 Morning Refreshments & Networking
10:30 – 11:00 VR/AR as New Immersive Learning Tools: How AR/VR is Changing the Way Students Learn, Experience and Engage

  • 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

Dr. Marius Erdt
Deputy Director, Head of Visual and Medical Computing
Fraunhofer IDM@NTU

11:00 – 11:30 Case Study of Successful AR/VR Applications at Nanyang Technological University

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

11:30 – 12:00 Immersive Learning Laboratory at The University of Sydney


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

12:00 – 12.30 Designing Great AR/VR Learning Environments: Blending Physical Spaces with Immersive Reality


Ender Shutao Jiang

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch & Networking  
13:30 – 14:00 Immersive Learning Labs in Asia: Robotics, Virtual Humans, & AR/VR

Prof. Nadia Magnenat Thalmann
Institute for Media Innovation, NTU

14:00 – 14:30 Designing the Next Generation Learning Management System

  • Evaluating and planning resource and technical needs of tertiary institutions in alignment with their academic strategy
  • Resource planning and cost controlling
  • Preparing faculty members for the new wave of education technologies
  • Challenges educators face when using LMS
  • LMS for children: Deepening engagement with children to improve educational outcomes
  • Forecasting needs and developing IT infrastructures to support current and future teaching and learning requirements
  • Building a LMS that can evolve with your institution needs
  • What is a Next Generation LMS?
14:30 – 15:00 Successful Blended Learning at Singapore University of Technology and Design

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

15:00 – 15:30 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking  
15:30 – 16:00 Successful Blended Learning at The University of Tokyo



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 – 16:30 How Fudan University Measures the Success of its Blended Learning Programs

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

 16:30 – 17:00 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 – 17:05 Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman
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  
09:00 – 09:15

Welcoming Speech, Opening Remarks & Thank You Sponsor Speech by Conference Producer

09:15 – 09:45

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 – 10:15 Flipped Classroom: How Flipped Classroom Creates Better Interaction Between Students, and Between Students and Teachers

  • Using AR/VR/MR in experiential training in the schools, health educational institutions and training for space/aerospace
Paul-Gagnon-112x128 Speaker:

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

10:15 – 10:30 Morning Refreshments & Networking
10:30 – 11:00 Teaching Innovations at Technion
Abigail-Barzilai-112x128 Speaker:

Dr. Abigail Barzilai
Head, Center for Promotion of Learning and Teaching

11:00 – 11:30 Artificial Intelligence and Analytics Case Study: How AI and Analytics Can Improve Student’s Learning Pathways
11:30 – 12:00 Mobile Learning Case Study from Leading University: Push Notifications, Digital Badges and Leaderboards: Evaluating the Impact of Mobile Applications on Learning


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

12:00 – 12.30 Students with Disability: How Assistive Technology Can Support Students with Disabilities


So Kah Lay
Metta School


Tan Bee Ngah
Head of Department
Metta School

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch & Networking  
13:30 – 14:00 Interactive Hot Seat Roundtable

  • Improving Student Agency with Blended Learning
  • Measurement of Student Engagement Outcome, its reliability & validity
  • How to achieve positive Student Engagement Outcome: Strategy to enhance student motivation
  • 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
  • Impact of culture diversity on students’ experience and attitude with digital learning



Mary George Cheriyan
Deputy Principal
Raffles Girls’ Secondary School

Dr. Chip Kimball
Singapore American School

 14:00 – 14:30 Interactive Hot Seat Roundtable

  • How Colleges, Polys, Vocational Educational Institutes Partner for Higher Quality Blended Learning Delivery. Why VET is leading the way to 21st century education? Case Study: Training for a Driveless Car Career
  • Digital Learning in Action in the School Sector: beyond the rhetoric and into the practical
  • Digital Learning with Fun, in the Primary and Secondary sector
  • Digital Learning in Action in the Tertiary Sector: Continuous Improvement needed and why the status quo is inadequate
  • Digital Learning in the Corporate Universities/Training Sector
Tan-Hock-Soon-112x128 Panelists:

Tan Hock Soon
Head, Interactive Digital Centre Asia
Temasek Polytechnic

 14:30 – 15:00 Smart E-Learning at University of Malaya
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 – 15:30 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking
15:30 – 16:00 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 – 16:30 Understanding the Learning Behaviors of Next Generation and How to Improvise Learning Spaces
Michael-James-Keppell-112x128 Speaker:

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

16:30 – 17:00 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 Curriculum at Asia School of Business
Loredana-Padurean-112x128 Speaker:

Dr. Loredana Padurean
Associate Dean
Asia School of Business, MIT Sloan

17:30 Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman



Site Tour Site Tour Agenda  

Explore VR for education at Pixel Labs

VR on campus Join us to be completely immersed in the virtual world. Explore Virtual Reality at Pixel Labs and discover how it can improve learning outcomes. You will also get to experience Hiverlab’s proprietary platform for interactive presentation, broadcasting, and communication with immersive technology and discover how VR can help in improving students’ engagement by creating experiential learning.

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 Discover the learning behaviours of next generation and how to improvise learning spaces and building smart learning spaces to improve students’ engagement and creativity. In this site tour you will also see how pedagogy and technology are aligned with the spaces effectively and understand how to apply spaces design, furniture, lighting and technologies innovatively to enrich learning experiences. Hear best-in-class practices from the leading educational institutions on designing and redesigning the learning spaces.