Prof. Shun Wing NG
University of  St. Joseph, Macau

Prof. NG, Shun Wing is now Visiting Professor of School of Education at St.Joseph University. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Department of Education Policy and Leadership (EPL) of the Education University of Hong Kong. He has just retired from the post of the Head of Department of EPL. He graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and completed his Master and PhD Degrees in Education in University of Nottingham and University of Exeter respectively. He has been working collaboratively with the Hong Kong Education Bureau, Work Bank, University of Macau and many universities in the Chinese Mainland to organize various types of continuous professional development programmes for principals and teachers. Prof. Ng’s research interests include parental involvement in education, school management and leadership, education policy and change, higher education, citizenship education, etc. His article entitled Rethinking the Mission of Internationalization of Higher Education in Asia-Pacific Region published in the journal of Compare was awarded the “Annual IISE Best Article Award 2013” by the Institute for International Studies in Education (IISE) of the University of Pittsburgh.

 

Prof. Eiji Kamioka
Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan

Prof. Dr. Eiji Kamioka works as a deputy president at Shibaura Institute of Technology especially for international collaborations, such as sending students abroad, accepting international students from all over the world and conducting Global PBL (Project Based Leaning) programs. In addition, he actively supports JICA IA (Innovative Asia) program and ABE Initiative (African Business Education Initiative) at SIT (Shibaura Institute of Technology) as well as HBT (HyBrid Twining program) which is one of the SEATUC (South East Asian Technical University Consortium) missions. He is a member of JICA AUN/SEED-Net JSUC (Japanese Supporting University Consortium), launching AUN/SEED-Net phase IV. He has strong connections with professors who work for universities in Asian countries, such as HCMUT and HUST in Vietnam, UTM, UPM, UUM and UTHM in Malaysia, KMUTT and TNI in Thailand, and IITG and GIT in India, resulting in a lot of successful student exchanges. His current research focuses on “User-friendly Information and Communication Systems”, encompassing mobile multimedia communications, ubiquitous computing, artificial intelligence, ergonomics and biological informatics.

Prof. Dr. Eiji Kamioka received his B.S., M.S. and D.S. degrees in Physics from Aoyama Gakuin University. His major was Cosmic-ray Physics, which is a research domain to elucidate cosmic-ray’s origin and its acceleration and propagation mechanisms. After he finished his bachelor and master courses, he worked for SHARP Corporation Communication Research Laboratory for about three years, researching and developing multimedia communication systems. Then, he returned to Aoyama Gakuin University as a doctoral course student. After he completed his Ph.D, he worked for ISAS (Institute of Space and Astronautical Sciences) for about two years as a JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) postdoctoral research fellow, researching Cosmic-ray Physics, Balloon technology and space communication systems. With the skills of space communication systems, he moved to NACSIS (National Center for Science Information Systems), working at Ultra high-speed Communication Research Laboratory. When NACSIS was reorganized into NII (National Institute of Informatics), he changed his research domain to mobile computing networks and ubiquitous computing systems. After working for NACSIS and NII for about nine years, he joined SIT (Shibaura Institute of Technology and opened Mobile Multimedia Communications Laboratory.

 

Prof. Tang Siew Fun
Curtin University, Malaysia

Professor Tang Siew Fun is a Professor and Dean, Learning and Teaching at Curtin University Malaysia. She has strong credibility as a Dean, Learning and Teaching, an impressive track record of strategic leadership and management at a senior level and proven experience in the area. Professor Tang holds a doctorate in Educational Management, Planning and Policy and has a proven record in educational leadership with great contribution in driving innovative and pioneer teaching and learning initiatives.  She prides herself leading the way towards transforming the teaching and learning landscape in the country. Her work has evolved from being a passionate excellent teacher to an effective educational leader, shifting the paradigm for the teaching profession in ensuring student success.  Her previous employment was with Taylor’s University, having spent 18 years holding various academic and administrative positions. Prior to that, she taught at other public and private universities in Malaysia and worked with two multi-national companies.  Under her leadership, Taylor’s University has re-defined student learning for better academic outcomes and being at the forefront of transformational teaching and learning. She was the Conference Chair for Taylor’s Teaching and Learning Conference, an international conference, for five consecutive years since 2013. Professor Tang is a teacher developer who has always been in touch with the teachers she developed and creates valuable experiences for them.  Her major research work focuses on teaching engagement evaluation processes and design, student holistic development, and innovative teaching practices. She is noted for her personal and professional efforts to develop lecturers, as she believes “students learn successfully if teachers teach successfully”. She also believes that all students deserve an education that will challenge, inspire and prepare them to become better citizens as well as for a better future. She was appointed as an assessor panel with the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) since 2012.
 

Invited Speaker

 

Prof. Eduard M. Albay
Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University, Philippines
Dr. Eduard M. Albay is an author, reviewer, and evaluator of high school mathematics textbooks, work texts, and modules of the University Press First Asia, one of the leading publishing companies in the Philippines. He has authored four books in mathematics which are used all over the Philippines. He is currently a professor in Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University – South La Union Campus, College of Arts and Sciences and College of Graduate Studies. Further, he also holds administrative positions such as Head of the National Service Training Program (NSTP) of the campus and research coordinator of the College of Arts and Sciences. He holds a doctorate degree in Philosophy in Mathematics Education, minor in Educational Administration. He is an acknowledged regional and national lecturer, speaker, and trainer, a prolific researcher, a published author, and a competent and efficient administrator.

Speech Title: Performance Efficiency in Research of the Departments Of College of Arts and Sciences: Basis for a Research Capability Taining Program

Abstract: This study determined the performance efficiency in research of the four departments of the College of Arts and Sciences in DMMMSU-SLUC using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) Solver during the years 2015 and 2016. It also determined the: (1) performance efficiency level of the departments in research; (2) peer groups and weights of the departments; (3) virtual inputs and virtual outputs or potential improvements of the departments; (4) research capability building training program that can be developed based on the results.

Findings of the study showed that: 50% of the departments are fully efficient while the other 50% are inefficient in research. The fully efficient departments, BPSD and MADD, have their own college as their peers and weights in Research. The BPSD and MADD serve as peers for the inefficient HSSD and LD, respectively, with different weights to consider. Fully efficient departments do not have virtual inputs and virtual outputs. Only HSSD and LD posted virtual inputs and virtual outputs in the research input and output indicator. Based on the results, a CAS Capability Building Training Series was developed to sustain the performance in research of the College of Arts and Sciences and to achieve a better research performance for all the college’s departments.

Keynote Speakers for ICTES 2017

 

Prof. Abdul Rashid Mohamed
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Prof. Dato’ Dr. Abdul Rashid Mohamed is the former Dean, School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia (2004-2015) and the former Chairman Malaysian Education Deans Council (2008-2015). He is currently the Deputy Chairman Education Cluster, Malaysian Professor Council (since 2010). He is a visiting professor at Hiroshima University and advisor to Ministry of Education, Republic of Maldives, IDEC (Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation) Hiroshima University and Malaysian Education Deans Council.
He obtained his Bachelor of Education from Universiti Putra Malaysia and his Masters and Ph.D. from University of East Anglia, England. He has been awarded numerous research grants and his current research interest include; Smart School Qualification Standards, Reading Evaluation and Decoding System, Grammar Assessment System and Project InSPIRE. 
He is the Chief Editor to Asia Pacific Journal of Educators and Education and Malaysian Education Deans Council Journal. He has written numerous articles in reputable journals and books on education. He has often been invited as keynote speaker on education nationally and internationally.  
Abdul Rashid has been running a education program called AGES (Advance Guidance Education System) for underprivileged children in Penang since 2004. He has also won numerous awards for his innovations such as at the MTE 2012 where his received the Best Award and GOLD Medals for READS and at ITEX for GrAMS. For his contribution the Penang State Government conferred upon him the highest state award the  Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri that carries the title Dato’.

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tang Siew Fun
Taylor’s University, Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tang Siew Fun is Dean of Learning and Teaching at Taylor’s University. She has a proven record in educational leadership with great contribution in driving innovative and pioneer teaching and learning initiatives. She prides herself leading the way for the university towards transforming the teaching and learning landscape in the country. Under her leadership, the Integrated Teaching and Lifelong Learning Centre at Taylor’s University (INTELLECT) has embarked on an ambitious journey to re-define student learning for better academic outcomes. This has made INTELLECT always being at the forefront of transformational teaching and learning journey and contributes significantly towards strengthening the Taylor’s brand values nationally and internationally.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tang has been with Taylor’s University since 2000 having taught previously at other public and private universities in Malaysia and worked with two multi-national companies. She is a teacher developer who has always be in touch with the teachers she develops and creates valuable experiences for them. Her major work focuses on designing teaching evaluation processes, coaching systems, and defining training plans, and developing students holistically. She is noted for her personal and professional efforts to develop lecturers, as she believes “students learn successfully if teachers teach successfully”. She also believes that all students deserve an education that will challenge, inspire and prepare them to become better citizens as well as for a better future. Her recent work includes development of a 360o university teaching engagement scale (TES) and development of a holistic development for students i.e. the Taylor’s Shine Award Programme that leads to the Second Transcript. She has published in internal peer-reviewed journals and has been the conference chair for the Taylor’s Teaching and Learning Conference, an international conference, since 2013.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tang’s work has evolved from being a passionate excellent teacher to an effective educational leader, shifting the paradigm for the teaching profession in ensuring student success.