IACETL Conference Keynote Speakers
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nazmi Xhomara
Lecturer and researcher at Luarasi University in Tirana, Albania.
Keynote Speech Title: How teachers’ performance predicted by contingent and postmodern leadership at school
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nazmi Xhomara is a lecturer and researcher at Luarasi University in Tirana, Albania. He graduated a bachelor’s in science teaching, a master’s in education research, and a Ph.D. in Education Sciences at University of Tirana. He published books, and many articles and conference papers. His research interests include Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Leadership of Education.
Assoc. Dr. Michael Flannery
Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin and an external examiner for Dublin City University and Maynooth University
Keynote Speech Title: Thinking without the box! Nurturing ideation self-efficacy in teaching and learning
Michael Flannery has worked in Teacher Education for more than two decades. He teaches Visual Arts Education at the Institute of Education, Dublin City University. Michael has studied at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin and Canterbury Christ Church University. He completed postgraduate studies in Visual arts, Community arts, Technology and learning, and English Language Education. Prior to lecturing, he worked as an elementary school teacher for more than a decade. His research interests include collaborative creativity, interdisciplinary learning, ideation self- efficacy and technology enhanced learning.
Ts. Dr. Chee Ken Nee, SMIEEE
Senior Lecturer, Department of Computing, Faculty of Arts, Computing and Creative Industry, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia
Keynote Speech Title: Current EdTech Challenges and Applications in New Normal of Inclusive Education
I have more than 12 years of experience as a high school teacher with Ph.D. in Educational Technology in the Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia. I am Top 30 Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert in Malaysia in 2020. Previously, I worked at high performing secondary school as a teacher and was recently promoted as Assistant Director at Educational Technology and Resources Division, Ministry of Education, Malaysia. Hence, know a lot of the issues in the educational industry. Currently, I am a senior lecturer at Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris. I am a registered professional Technologist under the Malaysian Board of Technologists with the title Ts. Apart from that, I am a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). I have experience as a part-time lecturer in Universiti Malaya as well. I had published 9 quality journal papers with ISI-indexed and Scopus-indexed. My research interest focuses on mobile learning, educational technology, and computer-based learning as well as designing and developing mobile learning environments and applications. I would also like to examine how it can affect the student in many ways. Innovation in teaching and learning also become my interest recently, especially in this pandemic era. My research H-index is 4 with 193 citations in just 5 years. I am one of the winners of the Global Teacher Award 2020. I am a reviewer for many ISI and Scopus indexed journals. I am also a jury for many prestigious innovation competitions at the international and national levels such as the United Kingdom Previously, I have been a speaker in the virtual international conference in the United States of America and India.
People are becoming more connected as the globe gets increasingly globalised and diversified. It is beneficial for educators or researchers to learn about the most recent and popular educational approaches. Novel Educational technology can be a powerful tool for enhancing students’ interest in many learning domains when it is well implemented. This presentation is about Educational Technology (EdTech) challenges and applications in the context of the new normal of inclusive education, from a bird-eye view angle. EdTech is quickly becoming a vital commercial approach in critical inclusive education projects. Education is supposed to be for all without any prejudice on any disabilities or any differences. Thematic review of modern educational technologies in the new normal of inclusive education field is presented. The contents will spark serious discussion regarding developments in technology, business, and education in the coming years.