DAY ONE WEDNESDAY, 19 OCTOBER 2016

08:20 AM - 09:00 AM Morning Refreshment and Registration

09:00 AM - 09:10 AM Opening Remarks from the Chairperson

Daniel Tan, Group Chief Learning Officer, Taylor’s Education Group, Malaysia

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Daniel Tan

Group Chief Learning Officer
Taylor’s Education Group, Malaysia

Excellence in Online & e-Learning Instructional Design to Improve Students Engagement

09:10 AM - 09:50 AM [Keynote] Education 3.0: Connecting learning with Gen Z students to achieve effective learning design

Daniel Tan, Group Chief Learning Officer, Taylor’s Education Group, Malaysia
  • Educating the students of today for a different world of tomorrow – challenges and paradigm shifts
  • Future of the Workplace and Employability vs he way we educate students
  • More than curriculum re-design is pedagogical re-think
  • Engagement – from the students of today to the knowledge workers of tomorrow

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Daniel Tan

Group Chief Learning Officer
Taylor’s Education Group, Malaysia

09:50 AM - 10:30 AM [Case Study] Innovative pedagogies and learning tools for on-campus blended learning and online learning

Mike Keppell, Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning Transformations, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Swinburne University of Technology has a unique ecosystem of online, blended learning, vocational education and higher education.The focus is on engaging our students through quality personalized education that encompasses authentic learning, authentic assessment, peers learning and problem-solving. This session will illustrate the success elements for online learning.
  • Interactive teaching and active-learning methods in blended and online courses
  • What are the crucial knowledge, skills and attitudes that are needed to enhance learner-centered pedagogies in the 21st century?
  • Future Faculty Program: Developing and sustaining an innovative teaching community through professional development

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Mike Keppell

Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning Transformations
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

10:30 AM - 10:40 AM SPEED NETWORKING



10:40 AM - 11:00 AM MORNING BREAK AND NETWORKING



  • Restructuring curriculum to fit online learning modalities: essential attributes of online environment
  • From instructional to constructional design to elevate diversified learning insights
  • Understanding the reflection pathway and how one share with one another
  • Leveraging established social platforms and omni-channels to stay in tune with students– a cost effective, user-friendly and impactoriented approach

Mike Keppell

Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning Transformations
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Joon Heo

Director of Open & Smart Education Center
Yonsei University, Korea

Malini Eliatamby

Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President (Academic)
INTI International University, Malaysia

11:50 AM - 12:30 PM [Case Study] Integrating high quality MOOCs into institution’s strategic vision to effectively drive innovative faculty development

Joon Heo, Director of Open & Smart Education Center, Yonsei University, Korea
Yonsei university, ranked at 18th of top Asia Universities (QS ranking 2016), is not only recognized by the esteem teaching and research quality, but also by its pioneering role in K-MOOCs development in Korea. Yonsei has encouraged its professors to participate in online teaching platforms to continuously spur innovation of teaching and learning. Today, Yonsei is ranked by Coursera as the number 1 in Asia for the number of enrolled learners, performance, sales of certificates, and rating.
  • Capitalizing on MOOCs as a pillar for growth to drive innovative teaching among faculties
  • Leveraging MOOCs to design effective flipped blended learning for quality classroom time
  • Creating healthy teaching competition on virtual spaces to spur innovation and foster international recognition

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Joon Heo

Director of Open & Smart Education Center
Yonsei University, Korea

12:30 PM - 1:10 PM [Case Study] Gamification: Unlocking the power of game-based learning for enhanced engagement

Noi Keng Koh, Chair, Citi-NIE Financial Literacy Hub, National Institute of Education, Singapore
  • How to successfully “gamify” your online course – a holistic framework on narrative design, challenges and rewards for interactive engagement
  • Addressing the roadblocks to Gamification: structure of curriculum, traditional approaches and costs
  • Implementing Gamification: requirements and Gamification platforms
  • Balancing the fun experience with relevancy of content in design for learning

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Noi Keng Koh

Chair, Citi-NIE Financial Literacy Hub
National Institute of Education, Singapore

1:10 PM - 2:10 PM Lunch Break



Effective Change Management Strategies to Address Faculty Resistance for Online Learning

2:10 PM - 2:50 PM [Case Study] Developing a strategic vision to optimize the benefits of online and e-learning courses in Asia

Tian Belawati, Rector, Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia, Former President, International Council for Open and Distance Education (IDCE) and Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU)
  • Addressing the lost opportunities for not having the online presence
  • The “loss leader” power: embracing the institution reputation by investing in qualified flagship courses
  • Reaching out to new student target groups with value-added, cost-efficient online teaching
  • Discussing optimazation of opportunities by partnering with corporate sectors

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Tian Belawati

Rector, Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia
Former President, International Council for Open and Distance Education (IDCE) and Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU)

2:50 PM - 4:00 PM [Case Study] Instilling an ecosystem of online learning excellence to spearhead pedagogy, innovation and technology enhanced learning

Malini Eliatamby, Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President (Academic), INTI International University, Malaysia
  • How has technology changed teaching and knowledge acquisition?
  • How has faculty development changed to enable faculty to adjust to the digital learner while maintaining sound pedagogy.
  • Creating the right mindset: overcoming the technology hurdle through professional development, recognition and analytics
  • Providing instructors with autonomy and support to manage the online learner – the role of analytics

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Malini Eliatamby

Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President (Academic)
INTI International University, Malaysia

4:00 PM - 4:40 PM Practical instructional design strategies for a more engaging learning experience in the digital era

Mohamed Amin Embi, Chief Information Officer, Director, Centre for Teaching & Learning Technol, National University of Malaysia
Spearheading the development of teaching and learning at National University of Malaysia, Dato’ Amin recently designed a MOOC course entitled ‘Rethinking Teaching; Redesigning Learning’ (RTRL) at the OpenLearning platform. As of today, RTRL has 2620 participants from 94 countrie (mainly professors, educators, and teachers). In April 2016, RTRL received the Excellence Open MOOC Award from the Open Education Consortium. In this session, Dato’ Amin will share the experience of designing online learning courses to achieve successful adoption rate.
  • Freshening up online learning experience: from personal to personalized learning plans with integrated UI UX tool kits
  • Bridging the gaps among content, technical and instructional teams
  • Developing in-house programs design team to keep cost low, gain control and ignite innovative teaching culture
  • Innovative ideas for incentives and rewardsto augment and sustain learner motivation

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Mohamed Amin Embi

Chief Information Officer, Director, Centre for Teaching & Learning Technol
National University of Malaysia

4:40 PM - 5:20 PM Overcoming online education stigma by demonstrating the full benefits of online teaching and learning

Rozhan M. Idrus, Chief Information Officer and Director, Centre for Global Open Access Learn, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
  • Is online learning inferior to in-class learning?
  • How to strategize the distinguishing goals for the two environments
  • Evolving creative teaching strategies using technology, adaptive learning engagement to enhance learning outcomes
  • Assuring the comparative quality of both online and residential classes
  • Optimizing the benefits from the diversity of learners to prepare them for diversity in the workplace
  • Maximizing the benefits of self-paced, and self-directed study

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Rozhan M. Idrus

Chief Information Officer and Director, Centre for Global Open Access Learn
Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)

5:20 PM - 5:30 PM Closing Remarks from the Chairperson



5:30 PM - 11:59 PM END OF CONFERENCE DAY ONE