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SIM GE 7th Education Conference 2017

Technology in Education : What do educators have to offer in a world where information wants to be free?

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The SIM Global Education (SIM GE) Education Conference is organised annually and aims to provide a learning platform for the SIM GE Academic Community to come together for knowledge exchange in research and best practices related to the educational field. It also serves as a communication channel to provide organizational direction and updates to better align all members of the Community towards SIM GE’s goals and vision. 

With the evolving educational technology landscape, it can be challenging for educators to manoeuvre the teaching and learning environment to enhance student engagement in the midst of different technological solutions. Discover evidence-based and practical strategies to shape meaningful classroom experiences with technology while paying attention to content and pedagogical alignment.

In this year’s conference, we are privileged to have distinguished speakers from higher education institutions in Singapore and abroad. Use this opportunity to gather insights from leading educational researchers and practitioners to explore actionable strategies for systematic application of technology-enhanced learning based on the TPACK (Technology, Pedagogy and Content Knowledge) framework.

Event Agenda

There will be attractive prizes and door gifts up for grabs. Stay tuned for more updates on the event agenda.

Date: 28th October 2017

Venue: SIM Headquarters (461 Clementi Road) Block B, Level 4, LT B.4.17

Programme  Time
*Internal Communication Session  9:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference 10:00am - 1:00pm
Lunch, Networking and *Lucky Draw 1:00pm - 2:30pm
*Workshop by Professor Punya Mishra 2:30pm - 4.30pm

*Please note that the internal communication session, lucky draw and the workshop is only exclusive to the SIM GE associate lecturers.  Workshop is full.

Conference Speakers


Keynote Session and Workshop Facilitator

Professor Punya Mishra
Associate Dean of Scholarship & Innovation,
Mary Lou Fulton Teacher's College, Arizona State University

Professor Punya Mishra is Associate Dean of Scholarship & Innovation and Professor in the Division of Educational Leadership & Innovation in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. He also has an affiliate faculty position in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. He is nationally and internationally recognized for his work on the theoretical, cognitive and social aspects related to the design and use of educational technologies. The readers and editors of Technology and Learning journal recently named Professor Mishra as one of the ten most influential people in educational technology. Professor Mishra is a gifted, creative and engaging public speaker, as well as an accomplished visual artist and poet. 

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Concurrent Session 1

Associate Professor Joyce Koh
Learning Science and Technology,
National Institute of Education

Associate Professor Joyce Koh is in the Learning Sciences and Technologies Academic Group at the National Institute of Education (Singapore). She currently teaches pre-service teacher education courses in information and communication technologies as well as graduate modules in the Masters of Arts (Instructional Design and Technology) and Masters of Arts in Professional Education (Training and Development) programmes. Her research areas covers:

  • Teacher knowledge development
  • Online facilitation pedagogies
  • Instructional patterns in technology-mediated learning environments
  • Instructional design and corporate training

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Concurrent Session 2

Dr. Misty So-Sum Wai-Cook
Centre for English Language Communication,
National University of Singapore

Dr. Misty Cook is a lecturer at the Centre for English Language Communication, National University of Singapore. She has extensive experience in teaching English academic writing courses, and has strong interests in teaching spoken and written professional communication and intercultural communication skills. As an educator, Misty believes in motivating her students to learn by instilling knowledge that they can apply to the real world, and using technology to strengthen an inside-outside class continuum in students’ learning. Misty grew up in a very multicultural environment, and has lived in and travelled to several areas in Asia Pacific and Europe.

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