The 11th eLearning Forum Asia 2016 hosted by the Department of Educational Technology at ECNU took place at Guoman Hotel, Shanghai from 13-15 June 2016, The theme of the forum was Linking Learning Technologies With Learning Science. The forum offered unique opportunities to meet and network with key representatives from leading institutions in China, and across Asia, provided an academic exchange platform for promoting the development and practice of learning science, and contributed to the development of the educational technology discipline.
The invited guests and speakers of the forum included Mr. Yuanzhen QU, the Director of China Society for Higher Education, Dr. Daniel TAN and Dr. Jerry T YU from the Organizing Committee of eLFA, Prof. Youqun REN, Vice President of East China Normal University, Prof. David Gibson, Director of Curtin Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Curtin University, Professor Mark PEGRUM from The University of Western Australia, Dr. Lijie LIN, the Director of Chinese e-Learning Association, Taiwan, Prof. Ping-Cheng YEH, Director of Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Prof. Ying-Tien WU from the Graduate Institute of Network Learning Technology National Central University , Taiwan, Prof. Jin-Hyou KIM, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning,UNIST, South Korea, Prof. Fei GAO from Bowling Green State University, Lu Jing, the President of Shanghai Institute of Technology, Prof. Yuqi Dong, Director of Education Technology, Shanghai Normal University, and Yveks Dehouck, the special guest invited by Blackboard.
Mr. Yuanzhen QU, the Director of China Society for Higher Education
Dr. Daniel TAN, Chairman, eLearning Forum Asia
Prof. Youqun REN, Vice President of East China Normal University
The forum had more than 400 participants, 16 keynote sessions, 18 sub-forum, and 3 workshops.
Prof. David Gibson, Director of Curtin Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Curtin University, at the Keynote Session
Prof. Ping-Cheng YEH, Director of Department of Electrical Engineering,
National Taiwan University, at the Keynote Session
Prof. Fei GAO, Bowling Green State University, at the Keynote Session
Prof. Yuqi Dong, Director of Education Technology, Shanghai Normal University,
at the Keynote Session
The LMS of ECNU (Daxia Xuetang)
Prof. Zhuting Zhu, Life-Long Professor at ECNU gave a keynote speech on the topic of “Smart education in China: theories and practices” before the closing ceremony.
Prof. Zhuting Zhu, Life-Long Professor at ECNU, at the Keynote Session
At the closing ceremony, Prof. Xiaoqing GU, Director of Department of Educational Technology at ECNU sent her sincere thanks to the eLFA organizing committee, all participants, and support teams of the forum. Dr. Daniel TAN, Chairman of eLearning Forum Asia, gave a special souvenirs to Prof. Xiaoqing Gu on behalf of eLFA, welcomed ECNU to the eLFA family, and invited audience to the 2017eLFA at Hong Kong Polytech University.
eLFA2016 closed successfully. The three-day forum promoted academic exchanges and friendship among scholars. We look forward to more opportunities and platforms that brought by eLFA to the scholars in the field of educational technology around the world and wish the success of eLFA2017 in Hong Kong.