GLC Summit 2016

Technology-Enhanced Learning in Asia: Promise and Challenges

April 12-13, 2016 | Singapore

The Global Learning Council convened its second meeting and symposium in Singapore from April 12-13, 2016.  Hosted by the National University of Singapore, the second GLC symposium featured sessions around the theme of „Technology-enhanced learning in Asia: Promises and Challenges.“ The meeting and symposium convened global leaders in the education, industry, government and non-profit sectors to share ideas, best-practices and discuss problems and solutions to some of the most important questions around the development and deployment of technology enhanced learning (TEL) to improve outcomes for all learners. Sessions featured a combination of keynote speakers, technology demos and panels with significant Q&A and participant engagement around various topics, including: Best practices in the development and deployment of TEL tools in higher education, including overcoming institutional barriers to adoption; Consideration of cultural context and cross-cultural learning audiences when deploying TEL „at scale“; Trends and examples of the „state of the art“ in education technologies, with particular emphasis on those that leverage learning-science based principles to improve outcomes;



Meeting Recap

Meeting Participants

  • Yuichiro Anzai, President, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • Don Carlson, Education Director, Microsoft Asia Pacific
  • Lee Howell, Head of Global Programming, World Economic Forum
  • Ken Koedinger, Professor of Human Computer Interaction, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Ranga Krishnan, Chairman of the National Medical Research Council, Singapore; and Dean, Rush Medical College and Senior Vice President, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
  • Marsha Lovett, Director, Eberly Center for Teaching and Excellence, Teaching Professor of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Ng Cher Pong, Chief Executive, Workforce Development Agency, Singapore
  • Andrew Rosen, Chairman and CEO, Kaplan Inc.
  • Bror Saxberg, Chief Learning Officer, Kaplan Inc.
  • Subra Suresh, President, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Kathy Takayama, Associate Provost and Executive Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Columbia University
  • Tan Chorh Chuan, President, National University of Singapore
  • Suzanne Walsh, Deputy Director, Post-Secondary Education, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Meeting Outcomes

  • Resolution for Action Passed by GLC Members and Delegates Present at the 2nd Meeting of the GLC
  • The 3rd Meeting & Symposium of the GLC will be take place in Berlin, Germany, hosted by the Leibniz Association and various public and private partners

 

Video & Highlights

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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0830 – 1030

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Welcome Remarks

Professor Tan Chorh Chuan (President, National University of Singapore) and
Professor Subra Suresh (President, Carnegie Mellon University and Chair, Global Learning Council)

0845

Opening Plenary: “Global Learning Opportunities of the 4th Industrial Revolution

Speaker: Dr. W. Lee Howell, Head of Global Programming, Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum Geneva

Moderator: Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, President, National University of Singapore

0930

Official Release of the GLC Report: ‘Best Practices and Data Sharing in Higher Education’”

Presenters:

  • Professor Marsha Lovett, Director, Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation; Teaching Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Professor Ken Koedinger, Professor of Human-Computer Interaction and Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University; Director, LearnLab

Moderator: Professor Subra Suresh, President, Carnegie Mellon University


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1100-1200

Keynote Lecture: “SkillsFuture – Making Learning a Seamless Part of Work and Living

Speaker: Mr. Ng Cher Pong, Chief Executive, Singapore Workforce Development Agency

Moderator: Professor Tan Eng Chye, Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost, National University of Singapore


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1330-1600

Keynote Lecture: “Learning, Learning Science, and Learners in Asia

Speaker: Professor Ranga Krishnan, Chairman of the National Medical Research Council, Singapore; Dean, Rush Medical College and Senior Vice President, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

Moderator: Professor Bernard Tan, Vice Provost (Undergraduate Education), National University of Singapore

1430

Panel Discussion: “Cross-cultural good practices and deployment of technology

Panelists:

  • Ms Suzanne Elise Walsh, Deputy Director, Postsecondary Education, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Professor Tan Eng Chye, Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost, National University of Singapore
  • Professor Toru Iiyoshi, Deputy Vice President for Education and Director, Centre for Promotion of Excellence in Higher Education, Kyoto University

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1630-1800

Walking the Talk: Anthropological Research on the Roadblocks to Adoption of Best Practices in Higher Education”

Presenters:

  • Professor Richard Scheines, Dean, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Dr Lauren Herckis, Simon Initiative Researcher, Carnegie Mellon University

1700

Discussion session around key issues from the day’s proceeding

Discussion leaders:

  • Professor Friedrich Hesse, Executive Director, Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM) and Scientific Vice-President, Leibniz Association
  • Dr Yuichiro Anzai, President, Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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0900-1000

Keynote Lecture: “The value of uncertainty in the learning sciences: Intersections of technology and student engagement

Speaker: Professor Kathy Takayama, Associate Provost and Executive Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Columbia University

Moderator: Associate Professor Johan Geertsema, Director, Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning, National University of Singapore


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1030-1230

Panel Discussion: “Technology Innovation, Opportunities and Strategies

Panelists:

  • Professor Ken Koedinger, Professor of Human-Computer Interaction and Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University; Director, LearnLab
  • Mr Bror Saxberg, Chief Learning Officer, Kaplan Inc.
  • Mr Don Carlson, Education Director, Microsoft Asia Pacific

1200

Closing Remarks and Farewell
Professor Subra Suresh (President, Carnegie Mellon University and Chair, Global Learning Council)

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