MMET 2024

Speakers



Speakers

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Prof.Mohammad Akour

Prince Sultan University-Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Research Area:

Software testing, Machine Learning, Adaptive Software System, Computer Education, Software Modeling


Experience: 

Mohammed Akour received the bachelor’s and master’s degrees (Hons.) in computer information systems from Yarmouk University, in 2006 and 2008, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree (Hons.) in software engineering from North Dakota State University (NDSU).,He joined Yarmouk University as a Lecturer, in August 2008. In August 2009, he left Yarmouk University to pursue the Ph.D. degree. He joined Yarmouk University, in April 2013, where he was the Head of Accreditation and Quality Assurance, the Director of Computer and Information Center, and the Vice Dean of Student Affairs. He is currently a Professor of software engineering with Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia. He is a member of the International Association of Engineers (IAENG). He serves as a keynote speaker, an organizer, the co-chair, and the publicity chair for the several IEEE conferences and ERB for more than ten ISI indexed prestigious journals.


Title: Higher Education Future in the Era of Digital Transformation


Abstract: The speech will focus on the concerns surrounding digitalization in higher education institutions (HEIs) and the need for developing digital skills, particularly information literacy, in preparing future managers. The impact of digital technology on today's children and the existence of digital divisions within society will be highlighted. The necessity for universities and teaching to undergo a significant digital transformation to meet the demands of the technology-rich world. How the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated this transformation, prompting HEIs to adapt quickly. Investigate the digital transformation in the education of the younger generation, the emergence and reinforcement of digital divides, and potential challenges. 




Prof. Stuart Perrin

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), China

Research Area:


Education ecosystems, entrepreneurial education, academic literacies and its application to the international university, English as a lingua franca, Second Language acquisition and identity.


Experience: 

Professor Stuart Perrin was appointed Associate Principal of XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang) by Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) in August 2019. He is responsible for developing the XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang), which is part of a new and unique campus that XJTLU is developing in Taicang. Having opened in September 202, stuart is exploring the university’s unique Syntegrative Education model within the new campus.

Professor Stuart Perrin is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA).

Before taking up the role as Associate Principal, Stuart was the inaugural Dean for International Affairs at XJTLU, with responsibility for leading the internationalization agenda at the university, including issues relating to the appointment and development of international faculty.

Prior to his appointment as Dean for International Affairs, he was Dean for Learning and Teaching for four years, combining the role with that of Director of the Language Centre. In the role of Director of the Language Centre, Stuart was responsible for overseeing English, Chinese and Spanish language modules across all years, and developing writing support initiatives in the university.


Title: Higher Education in the new era through the lense of Ecology of Knowledge(s)


Abstract: Higher education is coming under increasing pressure from a myriad of directions, including issues around funding, increased competition globally, advances in technology, and questions about the worth of a university education 

in today’s world. Central to this is the growth of entrepreneurial education, and the increase/increased use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The potential for change to how education has traditionally been taught is significant, particularly to ensure that education, and especially degrees, offer value based on employability potential (Tomlinson, 2008), and that degree programmes are future ready for Industry 4.0.

This has resulted in a need to re-evaluate how education ecosystems should be managed to ensure continued success. Drawing on the concepts of ‘Ecology of Knowledge’, this paper will discuss how AI enabled knowledge practices and their interventions enable or restrict future concepts of education, with specific reference to entrepreneurial education. It will highlight the context driven hierarchies that are needed for new era management to be successful in the disruptive world of AI infused higher education, providing suggestions for change and highlighting challenges.

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A. Prof. Hafizoah Kassim

Universiti Malaysia Pahang Al-Sultan Abdullah, Malaysia

Research Area:

Tesl/Tefl/Esp & Learning Styles,Educational Technology; Multimedia Learning


Experience: 

Hafizoah KASSIM is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Modern Languages, Universiti Malaysia Pahang Al-Sultan Abdullah, Malaysia. She is a keen researcher in applied linguistics and educational technology specializing in technology-integrated language instruction, instructional design, ESL/EFL Reading and Writing and English for Specific Purposes. Her keen interests in creativity and its dimensions motivate her to connect her research work in applied linguistics and educational technology to creativity, cognition and motivation. She currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Language Education and Applied Linguistics (IJLEAL), an international peer-reviewed journal based in Malaysia.


Title: Fostering Digital Competencies and Creative Experiences in Digital Learning Environment


Abstract: Technological transformation, accelerated by the pandemic, is affecting and shaping the education landscape around the world. While digital competence is certainly a key competence needed to survive in this transformative digital environment, creativity is an essential competency that is required to support such digital-influenced lifestyle and environment. In the current digital educational context, creativity is significant to promote educational innovation, enhance instructional design, which includes instruction and instructional strategies and materials, and stimulate development of digital content appropriate for the digital natives and generation Z for meaningful learning. Being proficient in both digital competence and creativeness is therefore crucial for survival and being part of the trends. This session will highlight a model consisting of four pillars that can build an appropriate digital learning environment for the enhancement of teaching and learning performance and creativity. The four pillars include understanding the learning community, applying appropriate digital competence, mastering relevant instructional design skills and knowledge, and regulating self-assessment and process-assessment. It is hoped that this model may contribute to the dynamics of digital instructions relevant for the generation Z.