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The EON Reality-Nanyang Technological University Future Education Global Summit is a dialogue between technology professionals and educators to provoke questions and discussions on the future of academia. Thex Summit is also a platform to showcase cutting-edge technologies for immersive experiential learning and teaching in and out of the classroom.

In summary, the Future Education Global Summit is envisioned to be a gathering of thought leaders to share innovative ideas and discussions about the future classroom. Attendees and participants alike are expected to return from the summit with strategies and ideas for classroom design, leadership strategies and best practices in adopting educational technologies such as augmented and virtual reality. The outcomes derived from this summit are also expected to positively and immediately impact learners of all ages. Key topics such as lifelong learning shall also be addressed in the summit, which is accompanied by an exhibition of the latest educational technologies employed and created by NTU, NIE and EON Reality

Held over two days, the program will comprise academic conversations with education and technology experts. The summit will also feature hands-on workshops for EON Reality’s exciting and efficient AVR Platform products. Both of which will provide education professionals with the necessary knowledge and technical skills to employ the latest classroom technologies.

PROGRAMME AGENDA

Thursday, 25th April

09:00 – 09:20 WELCOME ADDRESS

Special Address:

  • Mr. Dan Lejerskar, Founder, EON Reality
  • Professor Ling San, Provost and Vice President (Academic), NTU

09:20 – 09:50 KEYNOTE SPEECHES

  • HE Paula Parviainen, Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to Singapore
    “Finnish Education: Facts, Myths and Future”
  • Associate Professor Matt Bower, Macquarie University
    “How is AR and VR changing the future of classroom content?

09:50 – 10:30 NETWORKING AND MORNING BREAK

10:30 – 12:00 FIRST SESSION

WHAT WILL THE CLASSROOM OF 2030 LOOK LIKE FOR THE STUDENT OF THE FUTURE?
The rapid evolution of new digital technologies including augmented and virtual reality and learning approaches have opened the door to many new exciting possibilities of curriculum delivery, knowledge representation and new educational practices. How can these new technologies converge with theoretical developments in pedagogy to improve learning and teaching on a day to day level? Is the traditional classroom intrinsically outdated? If so, how will the future classroom or learning space look like in 2030?
Presentation and Introduction by Professor Bertil Andersson, President Emeritus, NTU

Guest Speakers:

  • HE Paula Parviainen, Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to Singapore
  • Professor Ling San, Provost and Vice President (Academic), NTU
  • Mr. Dan Lejerskar, Founder, EON Reality
  • Associate Professor Matt Bower, Macquarie University
    Moderated panel session by Professor Bertil Andersson

12:00 – 13:30 LUNCH AND NETWORKING

13:30 – 13:40

Opening address of second session by Professor Subra Suresh, President, NTU

13:40 – 15:00 SECOND SESSION

IN CONVERSATION: CREATING ACTIVE AND COLLABORATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS WITH FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES

Collaboration and creativity have become a strong theme of significance in 21st century education. The need in society to think and work together on issues of critical concern has increased, shifting the emphasis from individual efforts to group work, from independence to community. These changes are also being translated in the modern day approaches such as team-based learning and seeking conceptual knowledge for active problem solving and knowledge construction. What are the implications of this new model for classroom and pedagogy design?

Introduction by Professor Christine Goh, Director, National Institute of Education

Guest Speakers:

  • Professor Naomi Low-Beer, (Vice Dean Education, LKC Medicine)
  • Professor Tan Seng Chee, (Associate Dean, Instructional Analytics & Research, NIE)
  • Associate Professor Cai Yiyu (School of MAE, Nanyang Technological University)
  • Associate Professor Matt Bower (Department of Educational Studies, Macquarie University)
    Moderated panel session by Professor Christine Goh, Director, National Institute of Education

15:00 – 15:30 NETWORKING AND AFTERNOON BREAK

15:30 – 16:30 THIRD SESSION
LIFELONG LEARNING: FUTURE PROOFING A WORKFORCE WITH FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES
The advent of digital technologies has accelerated the ways industries and businesses operate. Needless to say, the explosion of digital technologies has led to the recognition of a need to develop new skills and tools for businesses and learning institutions in order to cope with the new demands brought on by the digital upheaval. Standing in the centre of this massive digital technology revolution are people and it is clear that just like the technologies, the workforce must continue to evolve and upskill in order to keep pace. Lifelong learning is no longer a choice but an imperative for the future economy. This brings to the fore several questions: How can AVR and digital technologies help to close the learning gaps in lifelong learning? Should there be a new model of learning?

Introduction by Dr. Juliana Chan, Editor-in- Chief, Asian Scientist

Guest Speakers:

  • Dr. Michael Fung, Deputy Chief Executive (Industry) / Chief Human Resource Officer / Chief Data Officer, SkillsFuture Singapore
  • Professor Tjin Swee Chuan, Associate Provost (Graduate Education & Lifelong Learning), NTU
  • Professor Bertil Andersson, President Emeritus, NTU

Moderated panel session by Dr. Juliana Chan, Editor-in-Chief, Asian Scientist

16:30 – 17:30 FOURTH SESSION

IS THE UNIVERSITY FUTURE PROOF? CHALLENGES IN TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATIONS

The emergence of new educational technologies such as augmented and virtual reality is rapidly changing the way students are being taught and the way lessons are delivered. The disruption and impact to traditional methods of teaching is clear and it’s also here to stay. How can universities take advantage of the new opportunities that are being presented and what are the barriers to change? How can universities and institutions of learning better harness the potential of innovation to drive better student learning outcomes?

Introduction by Professor Kam Chan Hin, Deputy Provost (Education), NTU

Guest Speakers:

  • Dr. Peter Looker, Head, Teaching Learning and Pedagogy Division, NTU
  • Dr. José Escamilla, Director of Education Innovation, Tecnologico de Monterrey
  • Mr. Joseph Ho, Director at Strategy&, Higher Education Lead

Moderated panel session by Professor Kam Chan Hin, Deputy Provost (Education) , NTU

17:30 – 17:50 CLOSING REMARKS AND THANK YOU

  • Mr. Dan Lejerskar, Founder, EON Reality
  • Professor Bertil Andersson, President Emeritus, NTU

Friday, 26th April

10:00 – 12:00 “CREATE AN AVR LEARNING EXPERIENCE” HANDS ON WORKSHOP
Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVR) has become ubiquitous thanks to CPU power in smart devices
powerful enough to deliver the immersive and interactive experiences. The Creator AVR is a
platform that allows educators to design and deliver experiential learning, via three modes (AR, VR
and 3D touch) in the classroom easily and effectively. This workshop will introduce participants on
the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of this platform to enhance engagement, retention and ensure deep learning for
learners of today.