The Applications of Information and Communication Technologies in Adult and Continuing Education
Organizer: Xibei Xiong, Chunping Zheng, Jyh-Chong Liang, Min-Hsien Lee
Style of the workshop: Mini-conference
A brief description of the workshop topic
Information and communication technologies (ICTs)－which include various forms of media, as well as new digital technologies such as computers and the Internet－have been recognized as potentially powerful enabling tools for educational use. When used appropriately, ICTs are expected to expand access to teaching and learning. Recently, the probable impacts of ICTs on adult education have been receiving much attention from educational researchers. Although the targeted areas of adult education may be diverse, such as higher education, teacher education or continuing education, researchers and practitioners have focused on the related issues in such fields, such as facilitating professional development, encouraging life-long learning, designing distance education programs, and other related issues. However, a successful usage of ICTs is not always a simple thing to achieve, and it needs researchers and practitioners to scrutinize, plan, and implement it with caution. Therefore, this workshop will emphasize a wide spectrum of research or practical topics related to the usage of ICTs in enhancing adult education or continuing learning.
A draft of the workshop Call for Papers
Workshop Topics and Formats:
In this workshop, a wide spectrum of research or practical topics relating to the usage of ICTs in adult education or continuing learning will be explored and discussed. The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum in which international participants can share knowledge, experiences and concerns regarding the application of ICTs for adult and continuing education and for professional development, and explore directions for future research collaborations. In addition, we hope to build on the fruitful results of this workshop to bring about innovative advancements in adult education and continuing learning. Proposals are called for regarding the following issues, including (but not limited to):
Researchers and practitioners who are interested in the application of ICTs in adult and continuing education are encouraged to participate in this workshop. The maximum page length is 8 pages and the format follows the template in the Author Guidelines of ICCE 2020
Names, affiliations, email address and short biographies of the workshop organizers
Associate Professor, Guangxi Normal University, China
Xibei Xiong is an Associate Professor in Faculty of Education at Guangxi Normal University. Her research interests include Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge, ICT in education, and ICT in teacher professional development.
Associate Professor, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Chunping Zheng is an Associate Professor in Department of Foreign Languages, School of Humanities, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China. Her research interests include technology-enhanced English learning, computer-assisted translation and 3D virtual environments for language learning.
Chair Professor, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Jyh-Chong Liang is the Chair Professor at the Program of Learning Sciences, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan. His research interest deals with web-based continuing learning, conceptions of and approaches to learning, adult education and science education.
Associate Professor, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Min-Hsien Lee is an Associate Professor at the Program of Learning Sciences, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan. His research interest deals with Internet-based learning environments, Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge, student and teacher beliefs in relation to learning and teaching, and science education.
A list of prospective members of the workshop program committee
Chin-Chung TSAI (National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan)
PC members (inviting, tentative)
The expected number of attendees and the planned length of the workshop
This workshop is planned to be held for a full day as part of the ICCE 2020, and is expected to include about 5 full paper and 5 short paper presentations.
The following are important dates to note:
1. Submission deadline for workshop papers: August 30, 2020
2. Acceptance notification of workshop papers: September 18, 2020
3. Final camera-ready version due for workshop papers: September 27, 2020
Please submit paper to:
Guangxi Normal University
The 28th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2020) is organized by the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE). ICCE 2020 will be held from Monday to Friday while the pre-conference events (e.g., Doctoral Student Consortium, workshops, and tutorials) will be conducted on the first two days and the main conference will begin on November 25th, 2020.
Accepted papers in the main conference, workshops, Early Career Workshop, Doctoral Student Consortium and Work-in-Progress Posters will be published in proceedings, which will be submitted to Elsevier for inclusion in Scopus. Proceedings of the main conference (excluding posters) will also be submitted to Thomson Reuters for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings Citation Index.