Keynote Speakers



Prof. Chee-Kit Looi
Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
& National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Professor Looi Chee Kit is Research Chair Professor in the Education University of Hong Kong. He is Emeritus Professor at National Institute of Education (NIE) of Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
During his stint in Singapore, Professor Looi Chee-Kit was with the Learning Sciences and Assessment Academic Group in the National Institute of Education (NIE) of Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He was the Co-Director of the Center for Research and Development into Learning (CRDL) of NIE, NTU.
Professor Looi’s research focuses on learning sciences, computer-supported collaborative learning, mobile learning, AI & Education, and computational thinking. Professor Looi is a Fellow of the International Society of Learning Sciences, and a Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education. He was the founding member of the Global Chinese Society of Computers in Education, and served as its President (2017-2019). He was a member of the Core Expert Group for developing the framework for assessing Collaborative Problem Solving in OECD PISA 2015, and a special consultant to the Smart Learning Institute of Beijing Normal University. Since 2021, Professor Looi is listed in the annual list of the Top 2% of Career Scientists Worldwide, compiled by Stanford University and Elsevier.

 

Prof. Piet Kommers
University of Twente, The Netherlands


Dr Piet Kommers coined ”conceptual representations for learning through hypermedia” in the late 80ies. As UNESCO professor for Learning Technologies he instigated projects for decreasing youngsters’ distance to the labour market and the need for mentors. In his recent book “Sources for a Better Education” he illustrates the roads from a good to an even better teacher.

Speech Title "Education in the Geopolitical Landscape"

Abstract: The new media like social media, virtual reality and artificial intelligence encourage education to stretch along two dimensions. The first is to abandon ICT connectivity from the classroom. The reason is that teachers and parents capitulate for the delicacy of day-to-day trade-offs between strict curricula and allowing learners to participate in actual societal disputes, world conflicts, etc. The second is to accept that learners themselves are members of our society and need to become prepared to to-morrow’s reality like the need for 21st century skills. This keynote will elaborate scenarios for vital education the next decade.