Learning Revolution for the Asian Century
“Of the five elements [earth, wood, fire, metal and water], none is always predominant;
of the four seasons, none lasts forever;
of the days, some are long and some short,
and the moon waxes and wanes.”
~ ‘The Art of War’, Sun Tzu, on change being a constant, and not to be overconfident in strengths or despair in weakness, but to ride on and adapt to change, as surely as the seasons come and go.
Education and training has resisted change for centuries, where the Sage-on-Stage instructional model has dominated how we teach and learn from classrooms to boardrooms. This is even more poignant in the Asian culture, where reverence for authority figures is embodied in the very psyche of its people. Yet, as our institutions struggle to cope with the remarkable pace of change in the world around and unlimited access to information is easily obtained via technology – we need to embrace fundamental changes in learning models so as to forge a future that will benefit our people.
Riding on the success of the inaugural LEARNTech Asia 2014 Conference, the Organising Committee of LEARNTech Asia Conference continues to gather an impressive lineup of world-renowned thought leaders and experts in the fields of education, learning and ICT to expound on innovations in learning and innovation for learning. The conference brings together Business and Public Service Leaders, HR Professionals, Educators, Technologists, and Futurists to share, deliberate and debate on how to transform traditional teaching methods using new and effective technologies and pedagogies. We will also examine how in this Asian century, coupled with the digital shift, what the new faces of learning will possibly be. Meanwhile, rooted at the heart of our discussions remains the teacher-learner experience, and learning and performance efficacies.
The conference covers current topics of interest and case studies for best practices across the broad themes of learning design, and implementation and performance issues. They include massification, flipped classrooms and blended learning, social media and bite-sized content, learning analytics, performance analysis and benchmarking.
The conference will also cover emerging trends that have yet to go mainstream in the education and training worlds, including artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, immersive learning experiences (augmented and virtual realities), and the Maker Movement as a pedagogy.
It is our hope that through the two days of intensive sharing and debating sessions, and networking, conference participants will come away with more valuable insights, solutions and professional opportunities than if they have addressed the issues and problems on their own.
We welcome you to come on board and join us for a fruitful and exciting event!
Chairman, LEARNTech Asia Conference