ICOIE 2024 Pre-conference Seminar

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About the seminar

ICOIE 2024 is looking forward to welcoming you to our campus of Hong Kong Metropolitan University on July 3rd – 5th 2024. We are thrilled to also extend to you an exclusive invitation to our not-to-be-missed pre-conference seminar on July 2nd.
This pre-conference seminar will feature three esteemed keynote speakers so that you may enjoy and benefit from one more day of the conference event, starting from the seminar. Don’t miss this chance to dive deep into the latest trends and innovative practices of open education, and forge connections with like-minded peers in the seminar – spaces are filling fast, so reserve your seats now!

Venue: Tai Ning Hall, 12th Floor, Cheng Yu Tung Building, Main Campus, Hong Kong Metropolitan University

Seminar Programme
09:00 – 09:15
09:15 – 09:20
Opening Remarks
09:20 – 10:00
Keynote 1: Pedagogical Theories and Research Design of Artificial Intelligence in Education
Speaker: Prof. Gwo-Jen Hwang
10:00 – 10:25
Refreshments Break
10:25 – 11:05
Keynote 2: Dialoguing and Collaborating with Generative AI: Strategies for Educators
Speaker: Prof. Jianli Jiao
11:05 – 11:45
Keynote 3: Technology Empowering Innovative Education: Three Typical Cases
Speaker: Prof. Zehui Zhan


This workshop is free of charge for registered participants of the ICOIE 2024.

Keynote speakers

Prof. Gwo-Jen Hwang

Prof. Gwo-Jen Hwang is a Chair Professor and Vice President at the National Taichung University of Education. His research focuses on action and ubiquitous learning, game-based learning, flipped learning, and AI applications in education. With over 800 publications, including 400 in SSCI journals, he has received numerous awards and serves as an editor for several academic journals. He is also a frequent keynote speaker at international conferences.

Prof. Jianli Jiao

Prof. Jianli Jiao is a Professor in Educational Technology at South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China. With a Ph.D. in Educational Technology and a background in Psychology and Education, he has made significant contributions to online education and teacher professional development. Prof. Jiao has received numerous awards for his work, including national recognition for online courses and teaching achievements. He is also an active researcher with publications in MOOCs, educational technology, and mobile learning.

Prof. Zehui Zhan

Prof. Zehui Zhan is a Professor at the School of Information Technology in Education, South China Normal University. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Technology from South China Normal University and Florida State University. With a strong background in Physics and Digital Media, Prof.  Zhan has led numerous funded projects and published extensively in the fields of educational technology, computational thinking, and innovative talent development. Prof. Zhan’s research has significantly contributed to the understanding of STEM education and pedagogical strategies in smart classrooms.


Keynote I: Pedagogical Theories and Research Design of Artificial Intelligence in Education

The advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies has captured the attention of researchers worldwide. Nevertheless, integrating AI technologies into school settings presents significant challenges for both researchers and educators, not to mention designing Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED) research or teaching plans supported by pedagogical theories. In this talk, Prof. Hwang will introduce the fundamental concepts and applications of AI in educational settings and professional training. Subsequently, he will present the design principles of AIED research and the relevant pedagogical theories. Additionally, several examples will be provided to illustrate how to conduct high-quality AIED studies.

Keynote II: Dialoguing and Collaborating with Generative AI: Strategies for Educators


In the rapidly evolving landscape of educational technology, the emergence of Generative AI (Gen AI) presents unprecedented opportunities and challenges for educators. In this talk, Prof. Jiao will first examine the art of dialoguing with Gen AI using a four-phase methodological approach, supported by real-world cases. After that, Prof. Jiao will propose a framework for human-Gen AI collaboration, highlighting the symbiotic relationship between human and AI in enhancing the learning experience.

Keynote III: Technology Empowering Innovative Education: Three Typical Cases

This keynote speech explores the effectiveness of emerging technologies adopted in innovative education. Three typical cases will be introduced and discussed. Case one adopts the 5P (Phenomenon, Problem, Plan, Prototype, Promotion) model in an entrepreneurial course. Case two pairs student teachers with a ChatGPT in a STEM course. Case three utilizes Internet+ technologies to cultivate interdisciplinary teaching literacy among normal university students under the concept of Outcome-Based Education (OBE).