GCCCE 2017: The 22th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014, Nara, Japan



The 3rd Workshop on application of innovative educational technologies in STEM education affiliated to ICCE 2014


Conference Dates:

November 30, 2014 (Sunday) to December 4, 2014 (Thursday)

Location:

NNara Prefectural New Public and Todaiji Culture Center, Nara, Japan


Style Of Workshop

Mini-conference
This workshop will be a mini-conference.
Paper presentations and discussions will be scheduled in the workshop.

An Overview Of The Workshop Topic

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) involves the study of various academic disciplines. It has been advocated that STEM education is becoming even more important to preparing students for work in the technologically advanced world. Also, STEM education is vital for the nation’s competitiveness in the global economy.

 

Therefore, in the recent years, STEM education has been recognized as one of the central parts in the education reform movement. To make STEM education effective, the use of innovative technologies, such as online interactive learning environments, digital games, augment reality (AR), simulations and robots in STEM education should be an important research issues.

 

To address this important issue, this workshop aims to explore the application of innovative educational technologies in STEM education from both research and educational practice perspectives.

 


The Objectives Of The Workshop

STEM education and educational technology are two growing research fields both with great potential. The studies in the application of innovative educational technologies in STEM education can facilitate the integration of theories and practices in STEM education and educational technologies, and provide insights into the use of innovative educational technologies to help learners’ learning outcomes derived from STEM education.

This workshop aims to provide an interactive channel for interdisciplinary researchers, teachers, and software developers to present short papers, to communicate and discuss with one another on relevant issues regarding the application of innovative educational technologies in STEM education.

In ICCCE 2012 and ICCE2013, the 1st and 2ed workshops on application of innovative educational technologies in STEM education were held successfully. The value of the workshop was recognized and received widely positive feedbacks from the participants. They suggest and continue to appeal for more workshop series. We believe ICCE 2014 participants will get interested in this issue, and those researchers who had relevant experience of this issue can also share and interact with one another in this workshop.


The Expected Number Of Attendees And The Planned Length

The expected number of attendees is about 25-40.
This workshop is planned as a half day workshop.

Call for paper & Paper submission

The 4th Workshop on application of innovative educational technologies in STEM education affiliated to ICCE 2014 is now calling for papers.

 

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) involves the study of various academic disciplines. It has been advocated that STEM education is becoming even more important to preparing students for work in the technologically advanced world. Also, STEM education is vital for the nation’s competitiveness in the global economy.

 

Therefore, in the recent years, STEM education has been recognized as one of the central parts in the education reform movement. To make STEM education effective, the use of innovative technologies, such as online interactive learning environments, digital games, augment reality (AR), simulations and robots in STEM education should be an important research issues. To address this important issue, this workshop aims to explore the application of innovative educational technologies in STEM education from both research and educational practice perspectives.

 

The main purpose of the workshop is to provide an interactive channel for interdisciplinary researchers, teachers, and software developers to present short papers, to communicate and discuss with one another on relevant issues regarding the application of innovative educational technologies in STEM education.

 

The scope of the workshop will cover but not be limited to:

 

● Review and Theory for the application of innovative educational technologies in STEM education

● Instructional design for using innovative educational technologies in STEM education

● Case Studies and Exemplars for the application of innovative educational technologies in STEM education

● Evaluation for the use of innovative educational technologies in STEM education

● Simulation and Animation for STEM education

● Digital games, Entertainment Robots and Digital Toys for STEM education

● Interface design for STEM education

● Engagement and Emotion for the application of innovative educational technologies in STEM education

● Learning Process Analysis for the application of innovative educational technologies in STEM education

● Social and Cultural Aspect for the application of innovative educational technologies in STEM education

● Teacher Professional Development for the application of innovative educational technologies in STEM education

 

The maximum page is 8 pages and the format follows the template in the Author Guidelines of ICCE 2014, please refer to Author Guidelines of ICCE 2014. (http://icce2014.jaist.ac.jp/icce2014/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Paper-Template-File.doc).

Please kindly submit your paper via e-mail to icce2014stemws@gmail.com by August 25, 2014.


Short Biographies Of The Workshop Organizers

Huei-Tse Hou (http://www.ntustmeg.net/houcv.asp)
Associate Professor, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Huei-Tse Hou is an Associate Professor of Graduate Institute of Applied Science and Technology, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. His research interest focuses on e-Learning behavioral pattern analysis, e-Learning system development, instructional knowledge management/sharing, and game-based learning systems for STEM education.
He is also the Director of Mini-Educational Game development Group in E-learning Research Center in National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST MEG) (http://www.ntustmeg.net/index.asp). Dr. Huei-Tse Hou is one of the important international scholars of learning behavioral pattern analysis in the field of educational technology. He especially specializes in integrating and applying multi-dimensional analysis to students’ learning behavioral patterns (including quantitative content analysis, cluster analysis, sequential analysis, etc).

Dr. Hou has published more than 100 research papers in the field of educational technology, including more than 35 SSCI journal papers. Dr. Huei-Tse Hou is an influential international scholar and the number of his published papers is within the top three of the world (calculated by 2014/6), searched with the keywords of ‘behavioral pattern’ and ‘content analysis’ in the SSCI journals of Education and Educational Research field, in the ISI Web of Science SSCI database within recent five years (2009~2014/6). Dr. Hou serves as the editorial board member or the reviewer for more than 20 international educational journals (including the reviewer for more than 12 SSCI journals related to digital learning field). Owing to his outstanding performance in research of learning behavioral pattern analysis, Dr. Hou received the Ta-You Wu Memorial Award (Young Outstanding Researcher Award) from the National Science Council, Taiwan in 2010, the NTUST Outstanding Research Award in 2011, four-year project of Young Outstanding Researcher funded by National Science Council, and the NTUST Young Outstanding Researcher Award.

Ying-Tien Wu (http://ytwu.lst.ncu.edu.tw/wu/ch/)
Associate Professor, National Central University, Taiwan
Ying-Tien Wu is currently an associate professor of Network Learning Technology at National Central University, Taiwan. His research work involve both science education and digital learning, and his research interests are cognitive learning, epistemological beliefs, Internet-based learning, game-Based Learning and, Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge. His research findings have been published in reputable international science education and digital learning journals, such as Science Education, International Journal of Science Education, Research in Science Education, Journal of Computer Assisted learning, and Educational Technology and Society. He also serves as a reviewer for many international science education and digital learning journals.

Niwat SRISAWASDI (web)
Assistant Professor, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Niwat Srisawasdi is currently an assistant professor of Division of Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education at Khon Kaen University, Thailand. His research focuses on the factors that affect how students learn science, and the optimization of learning environments for science. His interest involves computer-interfaced laboratory learning, simulation-based inquiry learning, adaptive web-based learning environment, digital game-based learning, mobile learning, and Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge. He serves as a reviewer for many international science and technology education journals.


Program Committee Members


Huei-Tse Hou, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Ying-Tien Wu, National Central University, Taiwan
Meng-Tzu Cheng, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan
Shu-Ming Wang, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan
Niwat Srisawasdi, Khon Kaen University, Thailand.
Jing-Ru Wang, National Pingtung University of Education, Taiwan.
Hsin-Chih Lai, Chang Jung Christian University, Taiwan
Hakan SOLLERVALL, Halmstad University and Linnaeus University, Sweden
Sameer S Sahasrabudhe, Indian Institute of Technology, India
Feng-Kuang CHIANG, Beijing Normal University, China

Important Dates & Schedule

August 25, 2014: Submission of workshop papers
September 2, 2014: Notification of Acceptance by Workshops Chair
September 10, 2014: Final camera ready manuscript and copyright form submission

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