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Seminar Invitation: 2021 International Seminar: Technological Progress Promotes the Quality of Rural Education: Seminar program and Zoom link Published:2021-01-15 17:13:38  Views:10

Letter of invitation

 

Dear experts and scholars,

 

The 2021 International Seminar on Technological Progress Promotes the Quality of Rural Education hosted by the UNESCO International Research and Training Centre for Rural Education (UNESCO INRULED), the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE) and the Beijing Normal University is scheduled to be held online on 16-17 January 2021. The seminar aims to deepen understanding and consensus on the approach of technological progress for quality rural education, leverage international wisdom for the improvement of rural education in the post-pandemic era, and explore possible solutions for the sustainable development of the rural education.

 

The seminar will be held via Zoom Webinar and live streaming will be organized. The seminar is comprised of 4 panel sessions surrounding 6central sub-themes, namely: influence of online education on development theories, discussion of pedagogical approaches to online education, sociological thinking of online education, role of partnership in online education, accessibility and inclusion in online education, promotion and encouragement of leadership in online education, and assessment of online education.

 

No conference fee will be charged for this seminar. Please refer to the end of the post for details of participation. We extend sincere invitations to the experts and scholars at home and abroad in related fields and looking forward to your participation!

 

 

UNESCO International Research and Training Centre for Rural Education;

                              Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University

 

1. Date and Venue:

Date: 20:00-22:50 (Beijing time), January 16-17, 2021

Venue: Zoom Online Webinar

 

2. Theme and sub-themes

l  Influence of online education on development theories

l  Discussion of pedagogical approaches to online education

l  Role of partnership in online education

l  Accessibility and inclusion in online education

l  Promotion and encouragement of leadership in online education

l  Assessment of online education

 

3. Hosts 

l  UNESCO International Research and International Research and Training Centre for Rural Education (UNESCO INRULED)

l  UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE)

l  Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University

 

4. Working language

English and Chinese (simultaneous interpretation will be provided)

 

5. Agenda

20:00-22:50 BJT (GMT+8), January 16th, 2021

Opening Ceremony

Chairperson: Dr. Ronghuai Huang, Director, UNESCO INRULED; Professor, Beijing Normal University

20:00 - 20:35

l  Welcome address by Prof. Zuoyu Zhou, Vice President of Beijing Normal University (5mins)

l  Welcome address by Dr. Tao Zhan, Director of UNESCO IITE (5mins)

l  Welcome address by Ms. Ping Li, Executive Director, National Center for Educational Technology (5mins)

l  Welcome address by Mr. Changwei Qin, Secretary-General, Secretariat of National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO (5mins)

l  Introduction video regarding ICT in education  (10mins)

l  Online group photo (2 mins)

Panel session 1: Discussion of pedagogical approach on online education

Chairperson: Ms. Natalia Amelina, Senior National Project Officer in Education, UNESCO IITE

20:35 - 21:10

*  The influence of online education on development theories

l  Topic: Promote the Balanced Development of Rural Basic Education with Shared Intellectual Resources (15 mins)

Presenter: Dr. Shaoqing Guo, Professor, Dean of the School of Educational Technology at Northwest Normal University, China

l  Topic: The Relevance of Interactivity in Online Education (15 mins)

Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Mathes, Chief Executive Officer, Online Learning Consortium, USA

21:10-21:45

*  Discussion of pedagogical approach on online education

l  Topic: Rural Teachers’ Perception of Online Professional Development: A Community of Inquiry Perspective (15 mins)

Presenter: Dr. Hongliang Ma, Professor, Shaanxi Normal University, China

l  Topic: Improving teachers’ competencies to teach online live classes (15 mins)

Presenter: Dr. Philip Wing Keung Chan, Lecturer, Monash University, Australia Co-presenter: Dr. Li Kan, Macquarie University, Australia

Panel session 2:  Partnership in online Education

Chairperson: Dr. Xiaodong Zeng, Executive Director, UNESCO INRULED; Professor, Beijing Normal University

21:45–22:35

*  Partnership in online Education

l  Topic: Exploration on the construction and implementation of Sichuan Normal University’s Rural Education Innovation Zones (15mins)

Presenter: Dr. Haidong Zhang, Vice President, Sichuan Normal University, China

l  Topic: Nisai Group – An innovative approach to deliver rural education to achieve SDG2030 goals through the use of technology

Presenter: Mr Dhruv Patel, Founder and CEO, Nisai Group, UK

l  Topic: All-round cooperation for ICT application in education for rural education development (15mins)

Presenter: Mr. Yaqiang Wu, Director and chief researcher at Smart Education Research and Development of Lenovo Research Center, China

Q&A Session

22:35- 22:45

l  Q & A session moderated by Prof. Xiaodong Zeng

Closing remarks by Prof. Xiaodong Zeng

 

20:00-22:55 BJT (GMT+8), January 17th, 2021

Opening Introduction

20:00- 20:35

l  Brief introduction to the seminar program: Ms. Natalia Amelina (3 mins)

l  Online group photo (2 mins)

Panel session 3: Accessibility and inclusion in online education

Chairperson: Ms. Natalia Amelina, Senior National Project Officer in Education, UNESCO IITE

20:05- 20:55

*  Accessibility and inclusion in online education

l  Topic: Three Classrooms + AI: Practices for Improving the Education Quality of Rural Schools (15 mins)

Presenter: Dr. Jixin Wang, Professor at School of AI and Education, Central China Normal University, China

l  Topic: The invisible digital divides: Stories from the West (15mins)

Presenter: Dr. Palitha Edirisingha, Associate Professor of Education, School of Education, University of Leicester, UK

l  Topic: Innovation and Lessons Learned for Improving Rural Education; Moving beyond the deficit model to a strength based strategic plan (15mins)

Presenter: Dr. Robert M. White, Fellow at Durham University, School of Education, UK.

 

Panel session 4: Leadership of online education

Chairperson: Dr. Guoyuan Sang,Vice Dean, Institute of Rural Education and Rural Development; BNU Professor

20:55-21:30

*  Leadership of online education

l  Topic: Expert-based Collective Advising Mechanism for Rural Schools  (15mins)

Presenter: Dr. Shengquan Yu, Professor at Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University, China

l  Topic: The Covid-19 pandemic and student support networks in higher education: Implications for leadership (15mins)

Presenter: Dr. Rille Raaper, Associate Professor, School of Education, Durham  University, UK

Co-presenter: Dr Anna Llewellyn, Assistant Professor, School of Education, Durham University, UK

21:30-22:05

*  Assessment of online education

l  Topic: Theories, research evidence and illustrations with real life examples of online learning environments and related assessment approaches (15 mins)

Presenter: Dr. Martin Valcke, full professor in the field of “Instructional Sciences” at the Ghent University, Belgium

l  Topic: The time to act is now. Teaching learning and assessment (15mins)

Presenter: Dr. Nicky Mohan, Director of the Infosavvy21, Canada and New Zealand

Q&A Session

22:05-22:15

l  Q & A session moderated by Prof. Guoyuan Sang

Closing ceremony

Chairperson: Prof. Xiaodong Zeng, Executive Director, UNESCO INRULED; BNU Professor

22:15-22:40

l  Launching of a report regarding ICT in rural education in China by UNESCO INRULED (15 mins)

Presenter:Dr. Baoping LI, Associate Professor, Vice Dean, Institute of Rural Education and Rural Development, Beijing Normal University

l  Summary and closing remarks by Prof. Xiaodong Zeng  (10mins)


































































1. List of keynote speakers

v  Chairpersons:

1.         Dr. Ronghuai Huang, Professor, Changjiang Scholar, Director of UNESCO International Rural Educational and Training Centre, Dean of Smart Learning Institute, Director of National Engineering Laboratory for Cyberlearning and Intelligent Technology, Beijing Normal University.

2.         Dr. Xiaodong Zeng, Professor, Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University; Executive Director of UNESCO International Research and Training Centre for Rural Education

3.         Ms. Natalia Amelina, Senior National Project Officer in Education, UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education

4.         Dr. Guoyuan Sang, Professor at Faculty of Education and Vice Dean, Institute of Rural Education and Rural Development, Beijing Normal University

v  Speakers for the welcome addresses:

1.         Mr. Changwei Qin, Secretary-General, Secretariat of National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO

2.         Dr. Tao Zhan, Director, UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education

3.         Dr. Zuoyu Zhou, Professor and Doctoral Supervisor, Vice President, Beijing Normal University

4.         Ms. Ping Li, Executive Director, National Center for Educational Technology

v  Presenters for keynote speeches: (in alphabetical order)

1.         Dr Anna Llewellyn, Assistant Professor, School of Education, Durham University, whose research sits at the nexus of education, sociology, and cultural studies. Dr Llewellyn’s work is interested in discourses of childhood and youth, particularly with regards to societal normatives and marginalisation.

2.         Dr. Baoping Li, Associate Professor, Vice Dean, Institute of Rural Education and Rural Development, Beijing Normal University.

3.         Mr Dhruv Patel, Founder and CEO, Nisai Group, UK

4.         Dr. Haidong Zhang, associate researcher, Vice President, and Dean of Institute of Global Governance and Area Studies, Sichuan Normal University

5.         Dr. Hongliang Ma, Professor of Educational Technology in School of Education at Shaanxi Normal University; Executive Director of Research Center for Western China Education.

6.         Ms Jennifer Mathes, Chief Executive Officer, Online Learning Consortium, USA

7.         Dr. Jixin Wang, Professor at School of AI and Education, Central China Normal University; Director of Coordination and Innovation Center for ICT in Education for Balanced Development of Primary Education

8.         Dr. Li Kan, exam supervisor and campus mentor in Macquarie University and a research member in the China Research Network at Monash University. Her research focuses on education equity of migrant children in China.

9.         Dr. Martin Valcke, full professor in the field of “Instructional Sciences” at the Ghent University, Belgium and head of the Department of Educational Studies in the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences. Building on his PhD-work in the field of educational information sciences, his actual field of research focuses mainly on the Innovation of Higher Education and the integrated use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

10.     Ms Nicky Mohan, Director of the Infosavvy21, Canada and New Zealand

11.     Dr. Palitha Edirisingha, Associate Professor of Education; Programme Leader: MA International Education (DL) and PG Certificate in Learning Technologies; Co-Director: Post Graduate Research Programme, School of Education, University of Leicester.

12.     Dr. Philip Wing Keung Chan, Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Monash University. His research work is focused on network governance and public education reform, especially in the context of Chinese enterprise schools.

13.     Dr. Rille Raaper, Associate Professor, School of Education, Durham University. Dr Raaper specialises in student identity, experience and agency in higher education. She has conducted numerous research projects on higher education policy and practice and its impact on students as learners, citizens and political agents.

14.     Dr. Robert M. White, Fellow at Durham University, School of Education, UK

15.     Dr. Shaoqing Guo, Professor, Dean of the School of Educational Technology at Northwest Normal University; Director and Chief Editor of the CSSCI Journal: e-Education Research

16.     Dr. Shengquan Yu, Professor, Director of Advanced Innovation Center for Future Education at Beijing Normal University, Director of the Joint Laboratory for Mobile Learning, MoE-China Mobile Communications Corporation.

17.     Mr. Yaqiang Wu, Director and chief researcher at Smart Education R&D, Lenovo Research Institute

 

2. Meas of participation

Join the seminar via Zoom Meetings

Zoom Meeting ID: 882 4743 2300

Password: 123123

Zoom Meeting Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88247432300?pwd=bG13dmhkWXdtYkJUZFJXQnJiQm9rQT09

 

3. Contact information

Ms. Yuan’an Fang, Tel: 18810899760

E-mail: fangya@inruled.org

UNESCO INRULED Website: https://inruled.bnu.edu.cn/zw/

Wechat public accountUNESCO INRULED 

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