Call for Proposals

Creative Culture and Self-Directed Learning : How You and Your Organisation Can Power Ahead

Growing complexity and unpredictability in the world today require our society to be more creative in our approach – to look for viable solutions, to learn and apply knowledge and to be more productive overall.

Creation imagines a future one wants to go that is not in existence – yet. Creation is different from problem-solving. It is more than problem-solving, although elements of the latter exist in the former.

The process of creation typically follows a path of self-direction and collaboration. As a result, creation is powered by the self-directed learner; creation and self-directedness are intertwined. Self-direction propels the learner to uncover his gaps, gather knowledge and resources, plot the path ahead and work towards closing those gaps. The ability to identify gaps, apply learning and navigate to bridge the gaps is a sign of innovation. Collectively, the organisation or society becomes more creative.

Motivation and self-directedness in learning are boosted when learning is personalised and learners are equipped with the power to create and take charge of their own learning. How do we create learning experiences that fit individual needs and at the same time serve the organisation’s objectives?

It is the vision of LEARNTech Asia to feature well tested or groundbreaking ideas in the digital education space to inform and educate our participants. We are particularly interested in Asian case studies or success stories.

Through our programme of research and innovation, we aim to cultivate creative capacities to raise individual learning as well as the skills of learning to the next level. We invite speakers with deep or refreshing insights in this year’s theme and sub-themes in the following breakout tracks to share in this conference:

Learning with Design

  • Integration of technology with curriculum and design for blended learning
  • New pedagogies for deep learning
  • Innovative design in mobile learning development
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • SAMR model for creative learning design
  • Multidisciplinary or specialist/niche design

 Learning with Technologies

  •  Learning analytics
  • Adaptive learning technologies
  • Makerspaces
  • Digital storytelling – creative, personalised learning
  • New technologies and methods in learning: eg xAPI, use of videos, a case for gamification and how to do it.

 Learning with Leadership

  • Building a culture of creativity and innovation: design & practice for leaders
  • Introducing the CAIT Matrix
  • Leadership in disruptive innovation and change management
  • Investments in learning: how to assess and measure?

If you have something interesting or unique to share, we welcome your proposal to speak at the conference.

Proposal Submission Process

If you are interested in speaking at LEARNTech Asia 2016, please submit a proposed topic and synopsis (not more than 500 words) together with your name, contact number, email and the institution you are working in. Video samples of the speaker and additional information on the proposed topic (web references, presentation history, samples of PowerPoint slides etc.) are highly encouraged.

We evaluate proposals based on the quality and novelty of content, alignment to the conference theme and potential interest they may generate among participants. Presentations should exclude all sales-related content. If you would like to present your products or services at LEARNTech Asia Conference, please contact us at [email protected].

If you have any queries about speaking at LEARNTech Asia Conference or would like to recommend a potential speaker, please email us at [email protected].