K12 Tertiary education/IT leaders

DAY ONE - 18th APRIL, 2016


Tertiary Education/ IT Leaders, Monday 18 April 2016





Chair's opening remarks

Eric Sheninger

Digital Leadership: Changing paradigms for changing times

  • Utilising technology to inspire effective problem solvers who will break new boundaries and be masters of information and their own learning
  • Creating structures and support for engaging learning spaces that reflect the real world environments students will experience
  • Developing the capacity to use technology to improve communications, enhance public relations and develop a positive brand presence
Eric Sheninger, Senior Fellow, International Center for Leadership in Education

Official Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony
Arrival of Dato’ P. Kamalanathan, Deputy Minister of Education Malaysia & honoured guests
National Anthem
Doa Recital
Opening Speech:
Sharon Roessen, Managing Director, Terrapinn Asia
Welcome Address:
Dato’ Yasmin Mahmood, Chief Executive Officer, Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC)
Launch Speech:
Dato’ P. Kamalanathan, Deputy Minister of Education Malaysia

Presentation of commemorative plaques.
Panel discussion

MoE and Ed Leaders Panel: Positioning ASEAN as the World’s premier education hub?

  • How can ASEAN members further collaborate in education to create a connected technology driven educational hub?
  • How well aligned are the current assessment criteria and pedagogy for raising creative and innovative 21st century thinkers?
  • What are the next steps for ASEAN nations to create globalised online learning platforms that will compete with the US and Europe?
  • How can ASEAN members work together to further support a community of lifelong learners that work and learn in the ASEAN region?
Moderator: Ms Sumitra Nair, Director, Youth Division, Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC)
Tinsiri Siribodhi, Deputy Director, Southeast Asian Ministers Of Education Secretariat
Dr Vuong Thanh Huong, Director of Centre for Educational Information, Vietnam Institute of Educational Sciences, Ministry Of Education And Training

Morning networking break

Mr Andy Chun
Tertiary Education/ IT Leaders

Educating generation alpha: what are the demands of the 21st century workforce?

  • What are the new learning outcomes required for 21st century workforce?
  • How are they aligned with institutional/departmental and course outcomes?
  • How can they be effectively measured and assessed?
  • Innovative case studies for delivering university 3.0 programs
Mr Andy Chun, Chief Information Officer, University of Hong Kong


Mr Somasundaram Nagappan
Tertiary Education/ IT Leaders

Increasing the income potential of TVET graduates through digital entrepreneurship

  • Why TVET students are the most suited to immerse themselves in digital entrepreneurship
  • Why the entrepreneurship subject taught in TVET needs to be revamped
  • How entrepreneurship as a subject in TVETs can be enhanced to incorporate what’s happening in the digital economy
  • How to empower TVET lecturers teaching digital entrepreneurship to become practitioners themselves
  • Why industry practitioners are key in ensuring lessons taught under digital entrepreneurship translate into a positive outcome for both TVET students and lecturers
Mr Somasundaram Nagappan, Senior Manager, Youth Community Enablement Division, Multimedia Development Corporation

Roundtable Discussion Session

Now's your chance to get really interactive! Simply pick a table and join the debate.

Table 01: The Classroom of the Future: What it takes to get there

Dr Malini Eliatamby, Vice President - Teaching And Learning, INTI Education Group

Table 02: How schools can take the lead in using technology

Mr Wytze Niezen, ICT Coordinator, Hollandse School

Table 03: Integrating technology into existing pedagogies

Sean McHugh, Teacher of Primary School, United World College of South East Asia (Dover Campus)

Table 04: Understanding the unique organisational and reputational challenges faced by tertiary institutions implementing edtech solutions

Assoc. Prof Siew Fun Tang, Dean of Learning & Teaching, INTELLECT, Taylor's University

Table 05: Understanding how mobile and ubiquitous access technology can help to enable blended learning in your schools

Mr Ian Pittman, Head of Digital Learning & Innovation, The International School @ ParkCity

Table 06: How to create a connected classroom that does not distract from 21st century learning outcomes

Jessica Hale, Director of Learning Innovation and Technology, Oasis International Schools

Table 07: Deepening learning through creating and interacting with intelligent machines

Donavan Zegna, ICT Facilitator & Integrator, Australian International School Malaysia

Table 08: Google apps for education: Learning from my experiences

Ms Uma Devi, ICT Manager, I.G.B. International School Kuala Lumpur

Table 09: Collaborate & Learn - The power of connected schools

Mr Michael Lok, Managing Director, Southeast Asia, Ruckus Wireless

Table 10: Making learning desirable

Eric Lam, Chief Executive Officer, Amdon Consulting

Table 11: Flipped classroom vs. Flipped learning: Integrating theory with practice to focus on the learner and learning rather than the teacher and teaching

Ashley Tan, Independent Consultant

Table 12: Building coherence between numerous stakeholders with contradictory interests

Dr Pierre Tapie, Founder, PAXTER (Paris-Singapore)

Table 13: Leveraging organisational capabilities with cyber education

Assist. Prof Chetneti Srisa-An, Dean, RSU Cyber University, Rangsit University

Table 14: Turning traditional face-to-face delivered subjects into blended learning subjects: Opportunities, challenges and results

Eric Tsui, Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Universit

Table 15: How can schools implement a secure wireless network which supports multiple personal devices?

Mr Greg Dzideczek, ICT Manager and ICT Integrator, Nexus International School
Tertiary Education/ IT Leaders

Networking Lunch

Dr Pierre Tapie
Tertiary Education/ IT Leaders

Assessing the attractiveness of ASEAN edtech models in a global student market place

  • What are the key learning outcomes most attractive to the modern student and employer?
  • How do instructional design, inquiry-based and online competency-based models best equip their students with these learning outcomes?
  • How useful is advanced data analytics in demonstrating the value different models add to their graduates?
  • What are the key success factors for Asia’s tertiary institutions to get ahead of the curve globally? 
Dr Pierre Tapie, Founder, PAXTER (Paris-Singapore)


Pradeep Khanna
Tertiary Education/ IT Leaders

Repositioning MOOCs as a marketing strategy - how to compete in a globally connected education market place

  • How can MOOCs be repositioned as an acquisition tool for tertiary education?
  • How can MOOCs help differentiate your university via your content in a globally competitive market?
  • What are the steps for integrating MOOCs into a comprehensive marketing strategy?
Meng Hwa Chen
Tertiary Education/ IT Leaders

Building a smart connected campus that delivers next generation digital learning

  • Enabling a seamless connected campus from the Classroom to the Field
  • Building a password-free world with Set-It-And-Forget-It Secure Smart Wi-Fi
  • Delivering emergency services through smarter, location-based Wi-Fi
  • Tracking assets and location of connected infrastructure and students
  • Addressing The Freshman Move-in Challenge every year
Meng Hwa Chen, Team Lead, Systems Engineering, Ruckus Wireless
Eric Tsui
Tertiary Education/ IT Leaders

A cloud based Personal Learning Environment & Network (PLE&N) to support peer-based and lifelong learning

  • Learning in the 21st century
  • What is a Personal Learning Environment & Network (PLE&N)?
  • User adoption & sustainability of PLE&Ns
  • Cloud computing for learning
  • Future of PLE&Ns
Eric Tsui, Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Universit
Dr Dina Vyortkina
Tertiary Education/ IT Leaders

From theory to practical takeaways - re-imagining the library as the centre of your eLearning campus

  • How to create an active learning space in your library
  • Out with the old in with the new – managing the transition
  • Understanding the ne21st century library ecosystem
  • Mapping new concepts in services, facilities and space
Dr Dina Vyortkina, NU Head of Instructional Technology, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
Dr Boon Yih Mah
Tertiary Education/ IT Leaders

WeCWI: Redefine WBI as an LMS's Alternative for Higher Education.

Dr Boon Yih Mah, Senior Lecturer & Founder of WeCWI, Universiti Teknologi MARA
Tertiary Education/ IT Leaders

Chairman’s closing remarks

Tertiary Education/ IT Leaders

Close of Day One

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DAY TWO - 19th APRIL, 2016


Tertiary Education/ IT Leaders, Tuesday 19 April 2016

Tertiary Education/ IT Leaders


Tertiary Education/ IT Leaders

Chairman’s opening remarks


Mr Gaurav Bhasin
Tertiary Education/ IT Leaders

Interview with Mudah.my: What the digital leaders of today look for in the digital leaders of tomorrow

  • Are we really equipping our students with the skills and knowledge necessary for the 21st century work place?
  • What are the key technical abilities you look for now, and how do you see them evolving in the future?
  • What are the key cognitive and emotional abilities you look for now and in the future?
  • How closely aligned is education research with the real world work place?
  • What are the key success factors for ensuring we are truly nurturing the digital leaders of tomorrow?
Interviewee: Mr Gaurav Bhasin, Chief Executive Officer, Mudah.My Sdn Bhd
Interviewer: Dr Pierre Tapie, Founder, PAXTER (Paris-Singapore)
Panel discussion
Tertiary Education/ IT Leaders

Exploring the missing-link between graduation and employment in Asia

  • Filling in the gaps in the ecosystem – what work needs to be done to foster a greater link between graduation and employment?
  • Why is enabling greater collaboration and connection through technology essential in this process?
  • How can governments and business leaders work to help further enhance this mission?
  • What do you think are the most important skills you learned through your K12 and tertiary education
  • Which skills do you wish you had learned throughout your academic career?
Dr Pierre Tapie, Founder, PAXTER (Paris-Singapore)
Mr Mark Rozario, Chief Executive Officer, Agensi Inovasi Malaysia
Ms Celia Yeo, Director - Education Services, Victorian Government Business Office
Assist. Prof Harold John Culala, Director, Office of Education Technology, Far Eastern University
Mr Jim Latrache
Tertiary Education/ IT Leaders

How can technology empower learning for all abilities of student at all level of incomes

  • The story of Jim – finding a new way for all abilities to learn
  • Understanding how technology can be used to enable educational equality for all levels of ability
  • Giving access to every level of income and empowering social change through education
  • From War Zone to rural- how and where can Equal Learning be implanted
Mr Jim Latrache, Founder & CEO, Equal Learning
Tertiary Education/ IT Leaders

Exhibition Visit & Networking


Mr Gavin Perry
Tertiary Education/ IT Leaders

Workshop: Extending your classroom through synchronous learning and online collaboration

Discover how easy it is to create and deliver rich and engaging lectures and tutorials online.
Key discussion points include:
  • Introducing Adobe Connect for learning
  • Creating a virtual classroom in just 30 seconds
  • Best practices in delivering an engaging session online
  • Extend yourself through Gamification
Mr Gavin Perry, Director of Business Solutions, Webqem
Tertiary Education/ IT Leaders

Workshop: Transforming education with mobile solutions

Mobile is transforming the way educational content is delivered and consumed. Discover how Mirum is helping academic institutions deliver richer learning experiences via mobile solutions and devices.
  • Transform static educational content into richer, interactive learning experiences delivered through digital and mobile devices, that improve student satisfaction and motivate learners to engage with the content
  • Learn how universities are integrating mobile learning solutions with their Learning Management Systems to transform the way students interact with educational content and tools
  • Enable students to consume educational content offline (no wi-fi or internet connectivity required)
  • See how mobile learning solutions are impacting universities’ bottom lines by increasing their ROI
Tertiary Education/ IT Leaders

Networking Lunch & Exhibition Visit


Ivy Chia
Tertiary Education/ IT Leaders

Creating “smart” analytics - managing the drive towards greater “openness” in learning analytics

  • What are the implications for universities as "openness" becomes a priority for learning analytics?
  • How can universities ensure the overarching goal of student success is maintained in this process?
  • How should the new parameters for ownership, ethics and standards be set of for tertiary education?
  • How should predictive models for student success be implemented?
Ivy Chia, Teaching and Learning Centre, Sim University
Dr David Asirvatham
Tertiary Education/ IT Leaders

Outlining best practices on how to develop MOOC content

Dr David Asirvatham, Director of Centre for Information Technology, University of Malaya
Prof Emory Craig
Tertiary Education/ IT Leaders

Visual learning and emerging technologies - rethinking 21st Century literacy for a visual world

  • The future of education in our increasingly visual and media-centric cultures, which is reshaping how we access information and understand the world. 
  • The role of emerging technologies, including Wearables and Virtual Reality, to engage students through innovative learning experiences. 
  • Strategies for developing a 21st century literacy for a new generation of students. 
Prof Emory Craig, Director of eLearning and Instructional Technology, College of New Rochelle
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