New Media for Educational Change: Effect on Learning and Reflection on Practice

Co-organized by HKAECT and EDUC of HKBU

25 - 27 July 2018 at Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China

Call for Presentations
Hong Kong, China
July 25 - 27
3 days
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About the Conference

"New Media for Educational Change: Effect on Learning and Reflection on Practice"

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.


Keynote Speaker

Rob Branch

University of Georgia

Professor Rob Branch
Keynote Speaker

Professor Rob Branch, Ed.D.

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).

Important Dates

First Round - Deadline of full paper submission: 15 November 2017

(Full paper submissions is due. No more full paper submission is accepted.)

Notification of accepted papers: 10 December 2017

* Full paper notifications have been sent to corresponding authors. Contact us at for any enquiries (14.12.2017)

Second Round - Deadline of presentation submission: 28 February 2018

Notification of accepted presentations: 1 March 2018

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.

Presentation abstract submission: EasyChair



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.

The proceedings of our HKAECT 2014 international conference has been downloaded more than 13,500 times and become one of top 25% most downloaded eBooks in the relevant SpringerLink eBook Collection in 2016.

Features: Best paper award and best student paper award sponsored by Springer.

8 Tracks
  • 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

Proceedings of HKAECT 2014 International Conference: Read More

Proceedings of HKAECT-AECT 2017 International Symposium: Read More

Organization of HKAECT 2018


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