Theme-Based Speakers

Sahana Murthy

Yoshiko Goda

Jennifer Tan





Sahana Murthy (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India)

Title: Large-scale teacher professional development for effective technology integration

Abstract: TBC

Bio: Sahana Murthy is an Associate Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay in the Educational Technology inter-disciplinary program. Before joining IIT Bombay, she worked in Physics Education Research at Rutgers University and MIT, USA. Her current research interests lie in students' development of pan-domain thinking skills through interactive technology-enhanced learning environments, and effective integration of technology by teachers.
She leads Project TUET, which addresses research, development and outreach aspects of Teacher Use of Educational Technology. She and her PhD students have created and evaluated models for large-scale teacher professional development and effective integration of educational technology. She has been the lead instructor for several large-scale teacher training programs since 2013, as part of the T10KT project under India's National Mission on Education through ICT, reaching more than 10,000 engineering teachers across the country. She has offered two MOOCs on effective integration of ICT for college-level science & engineering instructors (2016) and school teachers (2017), each having more than 5000 teachers registered. She and her colleagues have developed open-source resources in the form of videos and templates for instructors to implement student-centric practices with ICT and conduct action research.
She has co-chaired the Program Committee for IEEE international conference on Technology for Education (T4E) in multiple years, and has been track chair in ICALT conference for TELoTS (technology enhanced learning of thinking skills) track. She was the local organizing chair and IPC co-chair for ICCE 2016 in Mumbai.

Yoshiko Goda (Kumamoto University, Japan)

Title: Effective TELL for Self-Regulated Learning and Collaborative Learning

Abstract: TBC

Bio: Yoshiko Goda is currently an associate professor in the Research Center for Instructional Systems, Kumamoto University, Japan. She has been a director of the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (ibstpi) since 2015. She received an M.Ed. (English Education) from Tokyo Gakugei University in 1996, as well as an M.S. (Computer Education, 1998) and Ph.D. (Science Education, 2004) from the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) with the partial support of a Fulbright Scholarship. She has teaching experience from various countries, including acting as an instructor in the Applied Language Department at Shu-Te University in Taiwan (1999–2000), an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate School of FIT in the US (2004), a visiting scholar at the Research Center for e-Learning Professional Competency at Aoyama Gakuin University in Japan (2005–2008), and an associate professor in the Faculty of Social and Management Studies at Otemae University in Japan (2008–2010). She also served as chief manager and instructional designer for Digital Educational Support, Inc. in Japan (2008–2010). Additionally, she has co-authored “Technologies and Language Learning in Japan: Learn Anywhere, Anytime (pp.38–54, 2011), in Levy, M., Blin, F., Siskin, C.B.,& Takeuchi, O. (Eds.), WorldCALL: International Perspectives on Computer-Assisted Language Learning. Routledge Studies,” and “Application of CoI to Design CSCL for EFL Online Asynchronous Discussion (pp.295–316, 2012), in Akyol, Z. & Garrison, R. (Eds.), Educational Communities of Inquiry: Theoretical Framework, Research and Practice.” Her current research interests include self-regulated e-learning, instructional and learning design, online education program evaluation, computer-assisted language learning, and innovative communities for global education.

Jennifer Tan (National Institute of Education, Singapore)

Title: Fostering collective creativity and 21st century literacies through CSCL and formative learning analytics environments

Abstract: TBC

Bio: Dr Jennifer Pei-Ling Tan is Senior Research Scientist (Learning Sciences Lab) and Assistant Dean (Knowledge Mobilisation) at the Office of Education Research, National Institute of Education Singapore. She specialises in technology-mediated pedagogical innovations aimed at assessing and fostering 21st century skills and dispositions in learners. Dr Tan leads a portfolio of competitively funded research projects that sees her working closely with schools and policymakers to co-design, implement and evaluate web-based collaborative learning and formative learning analytics initiatives that promote collaborative creativity and criticality in young people. Dr Tan holds doctorate and master degrees in Philosophy, Education and Business.