The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), in conjunction with its global university and institutional partners, is proud to announce The IAFOR International Conference on Technology in the Classroom – Hawaii 2017 (IICTCHawaii2017), part of the Hawaiian Conference Series 2017.
The Abstract Submission Deadline is November 1, 2016.
To submit an abstract: http://iafor.org/iafor/iafor-submission-system/login.php
Please remember to submit your abstract(s) before the deadline in order to complete the review process.
The Registration Deadline is December 1, 2016.
Join us in Honolulu, Hawaii and contribute to the conference dialogue along with IICTCHawaii2017 Conference Co-Chairs, Keynote & Featured Speakers as we discuss this year’s conference theme “Educating for Change”. For more information on IICTCHawaii2017 Conference Co-Chairs, Keynote & Featured Speakers, please visit our website.
Join IAFOR at IICTCHawaii2017 to:
Deliver your research findings to a global audience
Have your work published in the conference proceedings and considered for peer-reviewed, open access IAFOR Journals
Benefit from IAFOR’s interdisciplinary focus by hearing the latest research in the field of Technology in the Classroom
Participate in a truly international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event
Participate in interactive audience sessions
Access international networking opportunities
The conference theme for IICTCHawaii2017 is “Educating for Change”. “Technology” and “change” are two of the most commonplace words in education today. For educators, learners, policy makers, and researchers the questions and concerns frequently revolve around managing constantly changing technology, claims for improvements that technology will bring to the classroom and beyond, and changes that learners and teachers must accommodate themselves to. However, “educating for change” is not about any of these concerns. “For” forces us to examine the changes we wish to create first. What are our purposes? Why do we value certain changes over others? And then, how do we apply technology for the purpose of realising those changes?
A useful lens is to return to underlying definitions of learning to help us examine some of the changes that are possible in learning.
Applying technology to education and learning can change our behavior and the behaviors of our learners. We have all established new habits of mind through our interaction with technology.
Technology can be a powerful tool to augment learners’ capacities to construct and therefore change knowledge and change themselves.
Technology may free us from old frames of reference by allowing learners and teachers to communicate farther and faster and with more people with more varied personal experiences than ever before.
However, technology will not help us achieve any of those changes without choosing them first, keeping those choices in mind, and then using the expertise of others. When technologists learn from psychologists, designers, sociologists, and economists or artists we can best reach our desired goals.
This conference, part of IAFOR’s global conference series on education in its broadest sense brings together teachers, researchers and distinguished professors from around the world to share their insights. The goal is to broaden awareness of different contexts in the pursuit of synergies and solutions. We look forward to your active participation in this vital field of future-oriented academic activity of The International Academic Forum.
In conjunction with our global partners, including the University of Hawaii at Manoa, we look forward to extending a warm welcome to you in 2017.
About IAFOR and its events
IAFOR welcomes thousands of academics to our conferences each year, which range in size from around 100 to in excess of 500 attendees. They do so because of the supportive and nurturing research environment, because of the unique networking opportunities, and because of the strength of the organization’s platform.
Our conferences are meticulously planned and programmed under the direction of prominent academics to ensure that they offer programs of the highest level, and are also quite unique in the way in which they are supported by some of the world’s leading academic institutions, including the University of London (UK), Virginia Tech (USA), Monash University (Australia), Barcelona University (Spain), Waseda University (Japan), the National Institute of Education (Singapore), and The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKSAR).
IAFOR’s credibility has enabled it to become a genuine pioneer, and has grown to be the most respected and trusted organization encouraging international, intercultural and interdisciplinary study. The organization is a formative influence in providing new research avenues and visionary development solutions necessary in our rapidly emerging globalized world.
We welcome you to engage in this expanding global academic community of individuals and network of institutions, and look forward to seeing you at one of our future events, as we look forward to breaking new ground, together.
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