HKAECT International Conference 2021

24 - 26 June 2021 Hong Kong, China
A New Paradigm for Digital Communication and Learning: Changes and Challenges
15 Apr 21
Presentation Abstract Submissions
15 Jul 21
Post-Conference Book Full Paper Submissions

About the Conference

Since the onset of COVID-19, online teaching and learning have played an increasingly vital role in shaping a new education culture in various education settings across different countries. Needless to say, online education, alongside new media, has provided ample benefits to educators and students. Nevertheless, virtual lessons and communication conducted synchronically (real-time) and asynchronically alike do bring problematic issues such as insufficient technical support, inefficient classroom management, reduced interaction between teachers and students, and growing concerns over privacy and security. With a view to shedding light on the global education climate in the midst of the pandemic, the HKAECT International Conference 2021 welcomes paper presentations that discuss the pros and cons, constraints and potential risks as the new paradigm for digital communication and learning takes place.

Why Join Us

HKAECT cordially invites you to submit abstract proposals to address topics relevant to the conference theme, including but not limited to the following:
  • Online learning and blended learning
  • Learning Environment and Design
  • New Generation of Learners and Learning, and the Role of Educators
  • MOOCs, Open Education, Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • Gamification and game-based learning
  • Assessment, Learning Analytics, Artificial Intelligence in Education
  • Communication and New Media
  • Media Psychology and Positive Media Psychology
Other relevant topics are also welcomed.

Event Starts In:

Paper and Presentation Submission

For questions about the submission, please contact: hkaectconference@gmail.com

SUBMIT YOUR PAPER

Important Dates

Event Deadline
Presentation Abstract Submissions 1 March 2021 1 April 2021 15 April 2021
Post-Conference Book Full Paper Submissions 15 July 2021




Presentation Abstract Submissions (Deadline 1 March 2021 1 April 2021 15 April 2021)

The Conference welcomes 500-word extended abstracts to be submitted to EasyChair. In the abstracts, you should clearly state research objectives, research questions, hypotheses (if any), research methods, findings, and implications/contributions. To ensure academic quality, all abstracts will go through a blind peer-review process. Subject to authors’ successful registrations to the Conference, accepted abstracts will be included in a conference program booklet and you will be invited to make presentations at the Conference. The maximum number of an author’s submissions is two, irrespective of whether he or she is the first author of each manuscript or not.



Post-Conference Book Full Paper Submissions (Deadline: 15 July 2021)

Accepted abstracts for presentations are invited to extend into a full paper. Submissions of your manuscripts in 10-20 pages should be uploaded to EasyChair. All full papers submitted will be subject to a blind peer-review process. Upon acceptance, and subject to authors’ successful revision enhancement based on the reviewers’ comments, your manuscripts will be included in a new volume under the Educational Communications and Technology Yearbook series to be published by Springer and indexed by Web of Science/Scopus.

Template *Please do not add author details for blind review

A Sample Paper

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Keynote Speakers

Dr. Bart Rienties
Professor of Learning Analytics
Institute of Educational Technology
The Open University, UK
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Professor Xun Ge
President, AECT
University of Oklahoma
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Dr. Timothy K. F. Hew
Associate Dean (Research Higher Degree) cum
Director, Centre for Information Technology in Education
Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
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Mr. Nick Melchior
Editorial Director
Education and Social Sciences Books
Springer
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Schedule

9:30 - 9:45

9:45 - 10:00

Conference Welcoming Speech

Dr Will Ma
HKAECT President, Hong Kong, China

10:00 - 11:00

Keynote Session I: Towards a Warm Approach to the Design of Learning Environments

Moderator: Anna Wing-bo Tso
HKAECT Vice-president, Hong Kong, China; HKAECT2021 Conference Programme Co-chair; Hong Kong, China

11:00 - 12:00

Keynote Session II: Engaging Students in Online Learning: The Case for Fully Online Flipped Learning

Moderator: Wendy Chan
HKAECT2021 Conference Programme Co-chair; Hong Kong, China

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break

Enjoy your lunch...

14:00 - 15:00

Presentation Session 1: Online Learning

  1. Teaching in the Time of Corona(virus): A Cross-Institutional Study of Online English Language Teaching in Hong Kong Higher EducationNoble Lo and Sumie Chan
    Hong Kong Community College, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China, and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China
  2. Improving an Online Course: Systematic Incremental InnovationJohn Blake
    University of Aizu, Japan
  3. Factors Influencing Students’ Behavioural Intentions to Use Interactive E-books: A Hierarchical Regression AnalysisDavid Kwok and Weiling Xu
    Republic Polytechnic, Singapore
Session chair: Wendy Chan
Chu Hai College of Higher Education, Hong Kong, China

Presentation Session 2: New Generation of Learning

  1. Professional Development of Educators through a Discipline-based Community of PracticeKara Chan, Lennon Tsang, Rufina Chan, Benjamin Ka Lun Cheng, Felicia Fei Fan, Sunny Sui Kwong Lam, Liane Lee, Lei Huang, Terry Ng, Jackin Wong, Meigi Wong, Fred Yeung, Melannie Zhan and Qiqi Li
    Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, The Open University of Hong Kong, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  2. A Study on Peer Discussion about Statistical Evidence in Computing LaboratoryKen Li and Merilyn Goos
    Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong, China and University of Queensland, Australia
  3. Exploring the Use of Experimental Learning Using a 3D Virtual Reality Tour-guiding Platform: A Case of Postsecondary Students in Hong KongChammy Lau, Jessica To and Ali Bavik
    Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China, Nanyang TechnologicalUniversity, Singapore, and Macao Instit ute for Tourism Studies, Macau, China
Session chair: Chi-keung Chan
Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Hong Kong, China

Presentation Session 3: Assessment in Education

  1. Self and Peer Assessment in the Socially Distanced Classroom: An Action Research for Improving English Oral of Asian StudentsAnna Tso
    The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  2. Online Teaching and AssessmentPractices during COVID-19 Crisis: Perspectives from University StudentsAnnie W.Y. Ng
    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China
  3. The Improvement of Students’ Attention and Achievement in Formative Assessment: The Affordance of Video-based ToolsXinya Li, Jiamin He, Chuanyan Hao, and Bo Jiang
    Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Session chair: Anna Tso
The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

15:00 - 15:15

Break

See you later...

15:15 - 16:15

Presentation Session 4: ICT and Roles of Educators in the Pandemic

  1. ICT Multimedia Learning Tools: Role and Impact on ESL Learners’ Development of Speech Accuracy - YouTube as an ExampleAzzam Alobaid
    Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
  2. Geography Teachers’ Use of ICT in the Classroom: Can We Mitigate the Challenges?Alan Felix, Boitumelo Moreeng, and Moeketsi Mosia
    Sol Plaatje University, University of Free State, Sol Plaatje University, South Africa
  3. Creativity and Pedagogy: Is It a Final Fantasy in the Age of Pandemic?Locky Law
    The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Session chair: Shurui Bai
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Presentation Session 5: Learning Design

  1. A Sustainable Pedagogy in the Digital Platform: Effective Learning through Project-based LearningWill Ma
    Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  2. The Role of Online Course Design in Associating Second Language Learners’ Motivation and Self-regulated Learning Strategies in Non-formal Online Learning ContextShuqin Zhai and Min Lan
    The University of Queensland, Australia, and The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Session chair: Will Ma
Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Presentation Session 6: Language Learning and Teaching

  1. A Review on Blended Learning for English Language Teaching in Indonesian Higher EducationPutri Gayatri, Shen Chen, and Helena Sit
    The University of Newcastle, Australia
  2. A New Normal in Education, a New Era of Blended Learning: How Students’ Interaction with Audio-visual Feedback Enhances Self-regulated Writing of Chinese Narrative TextShirin Pui Yee Lau
    Shatin Tsung Tsin School, Hong Kong, China
  3. An Exploration of Developing ICT related Pedagogical Strategies in the Professional Development of EFL Teachers in VietnamTuyen Nguyen, Helena Sit, and Shen Chen
    The University of Newcastle, Australia
Session chair: Chenggui DUAN
Chu Hai College of Higher Education, Hong Kong, China

16:15 - 16:30

Break

See you later...

16:30 - 17:30

Presentation Session 7: AI, Big Data, and Learning Analytics

  1. Using Learning Analytics to Measure Student Engagement and Learning Outcomes in ‘Virtual Tutorials’ in the Age of COVIDDave Gatrell, Kannass Chan, and Albert Chan
    Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
  2. Designing Inclusive and Diverse Artificial Intelligence Curriculum for K-12 EducationThomas K. F. Chiu
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  3. From Big Data to Blockchain: Promises and Challenges of Overarching Technologies in EducationJae Park
    Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Session chair: Miaoting CHENG
Shenzhen University, China

Presentation Session 8: Online and Offline E-learning

  1. Extroverts, Readiness to Online Learning and Distraction in Distance LearningHau Ching Chung, Nicolson Yat-fan Siu, Raymond Chi-fai Chui, and Samuel Cheuk-yin Law
    Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Hong Kong, China
  2. E-learning and Learning Motivation: Exploring the Moderation Effects of Social Presence and Learning EfficacySamuel Cheuk-yin Law, Raymond Chi-fai Chui, Nicolson Yat-fan Siu, and Hau Ching Chung
    Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Hong Kong, China
  3. Online Supported Offline Learning: A Novel Blended Learning Schema for the Post-Pandemic EraXinya Li, Jiamin He, Chuanyan Hao, and Bo Jiang
    Nanjin University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Session chair: Chi-keung CHAN
Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Hong Kong, China

Presentation Session 9: Online and Informal Learning Platforms

  1. Chinese Secondary Language Learners’ Perceptions of Gamification in an Informal Learning Environment: Duolingo as a Case StudyLiuyufeng Li and Breffni O’Rourke
    The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  2. An Exploration of Student and Teacher Accesses to Online Learning PlatformsAda Tse and Albert Chan
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
Session chair: Timothy K.F. Hew
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

9:30 - 9:45

09:45 - 10:45

Keynote Session III: New Developments in Scholarly Book Publishing – The Acceleration of Trends

Moderator: Chi-keung Chan
HKAECT2021 Conference Programme Co-chair, Hong Kong, China

10:45 - 11:00

Break

See you later...

11:00 - 12:00

Presentation Session 10: Adventures and Challenges of E-learning in the Age of Pandemic

  1. An Adventure in Flipping a Secondary School Mathematics Classroom During the COVID-19 PandemicMan Keung Chun and Chung Kwan Lo
    The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  2. Communication Noise and Ways of Reduction in E-learning During the Pandemic: Perspectives from University Students and TeachersHoward Song, Jing Wu, and Hsin Li Hu
    The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  3. The Status Quo and Challenges of Teaching Chinese as a Second Foreign Language (TCFL) in Egyptian Online ClassesFen-lan Jen
    South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China
Session chair: Kar-wai Tong
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Presentation Session 11: Learning Environment

  1. The Impact of COVID-19 on Student Experience at a University in Hong KongKannass Chan
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  2. User Portrait in Blended English Teaching in Higher Education: A Theoretical ExplorationTing Xie, Jing Zhou, and Jingnan Li
    University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
  3. Social Learning as a Means to Stimulate Idea Generation for Collective Intelligence Among Higher Education StudentsPaulina Wong, Gary Wong, and Daniel Shen
    Lingnan University, Hong Kong, China, and Soqqle, Singapore
Session chair: Cora Junru Yang
Renaissance College Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Presentation Session 12: Learners of the Digital Age

  1. An Empirical Study on the TEAMS Online Teaching Experiences at a University in TaiwanShao-fu Li, Pei-ying Wu, and Kwan-keung Ng
    Chung Hua University, Taiwan
  2. An Investigation of Using Social Media as a Requirement to Submit AssignmentsChun-Min Wang
    National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  3. Reflection of Applying Facial Expression Detection System in Synchronous Online Learning PlatformsChun-Min Wang
    National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Session chair: Steven K.K. Ng
Chung Hua University, Taiwan

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break

Enjoy your lunch...

14:00 - 14:45

Presentation Session 13: New Media and Self-paced Learning

  1. The Need of Having Journalistic Creativity in Journal Education: A Review of the Literature on Media Creativity and Look BeyondWendy Chan
    Chu Hai College of Higher Education, Hong Kong, China
  2. Developing a Self-paced Online Learning Course for Increasing Knowledge about Cyberbullying Issues Adolescents in Hong Kong Primary SchoolsMin Lan
    The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Session chair: Wendy Chan
Chu Hai College of Higher Education, Hong Kong, China

Presentation Session 14: Teaching Evaluation and Students’ Performance Evaluation in the Modern Era

  1. Towards a Framework for Teaching Evaluation in Blend Learning EnvironmentQingchun Hu and Jianhua Cai
    East China University of Science and Technology, China and East China Normal University, China
  2. Evaluation of Students’ Performance in a MOOC on Engineering Mathematics for Vocational and Professional Education and Training in Hong KongBenson K. H. Hung
    Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong, China
Session chair: Anna Tso
The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Presentation Session 15: Positive Media Psychology

  1. Adoption of Video Annotation Tool on a Web-based Video Platform to Promote Reflective Practices and Conselling Skills of In-training Counsellors and Social Workers - A Novel Approach of Pedagogy and Assessment Framework in the Modern EraYee Lap To
    Lingnan University, Hong Kong, China
  2. Enhancing the Awareness of E-mental Health Messages: The Effects of Narrative, Emoji, and RelevanceShirin Pui Yee Lau
    Shatin Tsung Tsin School, Hong Kong, China
  3. An Exploration of Developing ICT related Pedagogical Strategies in the Professional Development of EFL Teachers in VietnamChi-keung Chan and Ka-wai Chan
    Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Hong Kong, China
Session chair: Rose C. W. FONG
Northumbria University London, U.K.

14:45 - 15:00

Break

See you later...

15:00 - 16:00

Keynote Session IV: Implementing Learning Analytics at Scale in an Online World: Lessons Learned from the Open University U.K.

Moderator: Will Ma
HKAECT President, Hong Kong, China

9:30 - 9:45

Registration

Digital Interactive Lab (DIL), 2/F, HKU Main Library

09:45 - 12:00

Colloquium: Children’s books and Learning Tools in the Digital Age

Talk (09:45 - 10:45 HKT, in English)
Roundtable Discussion (11:00 - 12:00 HKT, in Cantonese)
Digital Interactive Lab (DIL), 2/F, HKU Main Library

Speakers:
  1. Dr Dawning Leung
    Founder and CEO, Audio Description Association (Hong Kong), China
  2. Dr Anna Tso
    HKAECT Vice-president, Hong Kong, China, HKAECT2021 Conference Programme Co-chair, Hong Kong, China
  3. Dr Wendy Chan
    HKAECT2021 Conference Programme Co-chair, Hong Kong, China
  4. Dr Alex Chan
    HKAECT2021 Conference Programme Co-chair, Hong Kong, China

Registration

Participants are eligible to have the electronic program and access to all online presentations, panel discussions, and keynotes.

Participant

$200
Registration fee includes a complimentary one year HKAECT Membership (1.1.2021-31.12.2021)

Student (full-time) participant

$100
Registration fee includes a complimentary one year HKAECT Membership (1.1.2021-31.12.2021)

Program Organisation

International Advisory Board

Hsin-Tzu (Tommy) CHEN TAECT / Chinese Culture University
Li CHEN Beijing Normal University
Xun GE University of Oklahoma
Philip HARRIS AECT
Shih-chang HSIN TAECT
Siu Cheung KONG The Education Univeristy of Hong Kong
Feng-Qi LAI Indiana State University
Alice Y.L. LEE Hong Kong Baptist University
In-sook LEE KSET/ Sejong University
Kedong LI South China Normal University
Juhong LIU SICET / James Madison University
Mei-feng LIU Beijing Normal University
Peter SIDORKO The University of Hong Kong
Youru XIE South China Normal University
Allan H.K. YUEN Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education

International Programme Committee

Beth Teagarden BAIR University of Miami
Rik BAIR University of Miami
Yoo Kyung CHANG Columbia University
Jason Chi wai CHEN The Education Univeristy of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Yang-Hsueh CHEN National Chengchi University
Raymond Chi Fai CHUI Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Holly CHUNG The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
Lesa Covington CLARKSON University of Minnesota
Angeline GUO Macquarie University
Iris Yiru LAI Zhejiang Normal University
Wilfred W.F. LAU The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Tracy LEE Chu Hai College of Higher Education
Ken LI Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education
Juhong Christine LIU James Madison University
Chun Kwan LO The Education University of Hong Kong
Noble Po Kan LO Hong Kong Community College, HK Polytechnic University
Jiutong LUO The University of Hong Kong
Scott MCLEOD University of Colorado-Denver
Su MU South China Normal University
Ann OOMS Kingston University and St George’s, University of London
Jae Hyung PARK The Education University of Hong Kong
Aynur SARISAKALOGLU Turkish-German University
Wilhelmina SAVENYE Arizona State University
Hing Wa (Helena) SIT The University of Newcastle (Australia)
Nicolson SIU Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Howard Zhaoxun SONG The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
Yin Yi TAN Universiti Sains Malaysia
Nigel Sidley THOMPSON Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Hamed Khodadadi TIRKOLAEI Arizona State University
Jessica TO The University of Hong Kong
Wanli XING University of Florida
Xing XU Sichuan International Studies University
Yi ZHANG Central China Normal University

Organization Committee

Conference Chair
Will W. K. MA Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)
Program Co-Chairs
Chi-Keung CHAN Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Wendy CHAN Chu Hai College of Higher Education
Anna TSO Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
Members
Shurui BAI The University of Hong Kong
Miaoting (Cat) CHENG Shenzhen University
Chenggui DUAN Chu Hai College of Higher Education
Rose C.W. FONG QAHE / Northumbria University London
Timothy K.F. HEW The University of Hong Kong
Steven K. K. NG International Hybrid Learning Society
Kar-wai TONG City University of Hong Kong
Cora Junru YANG Renaissance College Hong Kong

Co-sponsors

HKAECT

HKAECT

The University of Hong Kong Libraries

The University of Hong Kong Libraries