15 - 16 June, 2016
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore

Cher Ping Lim

Professor of Curriculum and Innovations, Editor-in-Chief
Hong Kong Institute of Education, The internet and Higher Education
Professor LIM Cher Ping is from the Curriculum and Instruction Department at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. He has led several large scale research projects that include the Effective Integration of ICT in Singapore Schools – Policy and Pedagogical Implications, Using WAP and GPRS Technologies to Support E-discussions and E-sharing, Gaming in 3D Virtual Environments - Exploring Communities, Student Engagement, Learning Objects and Cultural Settings, Digital Curricular Literacies, Improving the Quality and Quantity of Teachers in the Asia-Pacific and Using Digital Representations of Work for Authentic and Reliable Performance Assessment in Senior Secondary School courses. These projects have significant impacts on the teaching and learning practices and education policies in the region; raising a greater awareness among educators and policymakers of the need for evidence-based practices and policies. He has worked on various education projects with the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, World Links, UNESCO, USAID, Inter-American Development Bank, SEAMEO, Microsoft, ACER Computers, Asian and Australian schools and various government and non-government organisations. 

Professor Lim has published internationally in different areas of education technologies, namely ICT-based learning environments in schools, teacher education and corporations. A Selection of his key publications are: 
- Lim, C.P., Tay, L.Y., & Hedberg, J.G. (2011). Employing an activity-theoretical perspective to localize an education innovation in an elementary school. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 44(3), 315-340. 
- Lim, C.P. & Cheah, H.M. (2010). Situating practitioner research in future schools (pp.2-14). In L.Y., Tay, C.P., Lim, & M.S., Khine (Eds.), Research by Practitioners for Practitioners: A School’s Journey into the Future. Singapore: Pearson. 
- Lim, C.P., Cock, K., Lock, G., & Brook, C. (Ed.) (2009). Innovative Practices in Pre-Service Teacher Education: An Asia-Pacific Perspective. Netherlands: Sense Publishers. 
- Lim, C.P. & Chai, C.S. (2008). Rethinking Classroom-Oriented Instructional Development Models to Mediate Instructional Planning in Technology Enhanced Learning Environments. Teaching and Teacher Education, 24(8), 2002-2013. 
- Lim, C. P., & Chai, C. S. (2008). Teachers' pedagogical beliefs and their planning and conduct of computer-mediated classroom lessons. British Journal of Educational Technology, 39(5), 804-828. 
- Lim, C.P. (2007). Effective integration of ICT in Singapore schools: Pedagogical and policy implications. Educational Technology Research and Development, 55(1), 83-116. 
- Lim, C. P., Nonis, D., & Hedberg, J. (2006). Gaming in a 3D multi-user virtual environment (MUVE): Engaging students in Science lessons. British Journal of Educational Technology, 37(2), 211-231. 
- Lim, C. P., & Barnes, S. (2005). A collective case study of the use of ICT in Economics courses: A sociocultural approach. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 14(4), 489-526. 
- Lim, C. P., & Hung, W. L. (2003). An activity theory approach to research of ICT integration in Singapore schools. Computers and Education, 41(1), 49-63.

09:10 Taking an holistic approach towards blended learning in higher education institutions

  1. Blended learning – What, Why and How?
  2. A proposed framework for blended learning in higher education institutions:
  • Vision and underlying philosophy;

  • Curriculum and assessment;

  • Professional development of leaders and teachers;

  • Learning support;

  • Infrastructure, hardware and resources;

  • Policy and institutional structure;

  • Internal and external partnerships; and

  • Research and evaluation.

  • The components of the framework will be discussed with university examples from leading Asia- Pacific countries such as Tsinghua University, Seoul National University and Nanyang Technological University

    10:20 Panel: Fostering teacher innovation to create a culture of blended learning in the Asia

    • Ensuring staff have the right skill sets to utilise technology and understand the pedagogy that supports it
    • Using the a a affordances of technology to change staff mind-sets and create higher adaption and adoption rates
    • Allowing for individual teaching styles to achieve buy-in of academics
    • Fostering an understanding of student and academic expectations from technology use and challenges in today’s continuously evolving online learning environments

    Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Cher Ping.

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