The Forum offers excellent opportunities for members of the educational community to come together to connect and share their user experiences and approaches in using technologies to improve teaching and learning at their workplace and institutions of learning. It also aims to gather more than 300 educators, technology specialists and vendors from Asia and beyond, to explore best practices and innovative ways to engage their technology-driven learners, and collaborate on innovative projects among researchers and elearning practitioners.
To draw focus on the increasing use of social learning applications and services in our learning environments, the conference main theme “Impact of Social Media and Web 2.0 in Teaching and Learning: Opportunities, Threats and Potentials” is intended to prompt educators to reflect and initiate discussions such as:
- What are the potential benefits of using social technologies for education?
- How are they aligned to existing best practices?
- What pitfalls and threats should I avoid in using Web 2.0 for teaching and learning?
Come and join us for an exciting and meaningful time of learning, sharing and laughter as we prepare our learners and ourselves for the next part of our learning journeys. You will also embark on learning journeys to places of interest or institutions to explore their ICT-enriched learning environments and practical uses of technologies to learning.
The Forum is preceded by the inaugural 2011 Asia Pacific LAMS & Learning Design Conference on the 7th June at the same venue, including pre-conference workshops on the 6th June for the LAMS user community. Participants to both conferences will enjoy significant savings in travel and registration fees as compared to attending the events separately.