The new digital and web-based technologies, coupled with ubiquitous mobile access, have provided us to whatever information we want, whenever and wherever we want it. In spite of the fact that the world has become increasingly connected and interactive, some scholars contend that new technologies have not brought about transformative changes in the educational arena. Furthermore, the always-on lifestyle has given rise to some concerns over its negative impact on young people’s cognitive development, attention, and learning.
The HKAECT 2018 International Conference seeks to encourage the sharing of the experience and reflection on the theme of new media for educational change. It encourages scholarly discussion that looks beyond what new media can afford for teaching and learning, and ponder over the actual effects of these media on communication and learning. In particular, we welcome the sharing of good practice and lessons learned of applying new media in a wide range of fields and critical reflection on the concerns and issues associated with emergent technologies.
Robert (Rob) Maribe Branch is a Professor of Learning, Design, and Technology at the University of Georgia, and the Head of the Department of Career and Information Studies. Rob earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina; and a Master of Arts degree from Ball State University. Rob taught high school in Botswana as a Peace Corps Volunteer and later joined the University of Botswana as a Lecturer in the Technology Education Department. Rob completed his Doctor of Education (EdD) degree from Virginia Tech in 1989. Dr. Branch worked as Fulbright Lecturer/Researcher at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, where he co-founded the Master’s degree in Educational Technology, while conducting research on the complexities of student centered learning spaces. Dr. Branch is co-editor of the Educational Media and Technology Yearbook and co-author of the book Survey of Instructional Design Models. He also authored the book Instructional Design: The ADDIE Approach. Dr. Branch emphasizes student-centered learning and teaches courses related to message design. Dr. Branch’s published research focuses on diagramming complex conceptual relationships and other complicated flow processes. He is a Past President of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT).
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Call for presentations, demonstrations, and workshop
Scholars and practitioners are also welcome to prose any original research work, best practices, case studies, demonstrations, solutions, and experience sharing in form of a presentation, a demonstrations or a workshop at the Conference. An abstract of about 500 words with a topic should be included in each of the proposals.
We will have two rounds of calls for papers. The first round calls for full papers that will be selected for the proceedings published by Springer. If you want your papers to be included in the Springer book, please target at submitting your paper by
November 1, 2017 November 15, 2017.
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Features: Best paper award and best student paper award sponsored by Springer.
Communication and new media in everyday life
Learning analytics and AI in education
Game-based learning and ubiquitous Learning
MOOC and open education
Design and application
Social context and learning enviornment
Social media in education
Risk and ethics in using new media
Hong Kong Association for Educational Communications and Technology (HKAECT)
Department of Education Studies (EDUC),
Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong Pei Hua Education Foundation
Centre for Information Technology in Education (CITE),
The University of Hong Kong
Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology (LTTC),
The Education University of Hong Kong