Friday, September 2, 2016

The Second IAFOR International Conference on Technology in the Classroom - Hawaii 2017 (IICTCHawaii2017)

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) invites you to participate in The IAFOR International Conference on Technology in the Classroom – Hawaii 2017 (IICTCHawaii2017) and enjoy the beautiful and tropical island of Hawaii.

Held alongside The IAFOR International Conference on Language Learning – Hawaii 2017 (IICLLHawaii2017), and The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Hawaii 2017 (IICEHawaii2017) at The Hawai'i Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A., from Sunday, January 8 - Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Join us as we discuss this year's conference theme, "Educating for Change" along with IICTCHawaii2017 Conference Chair, Curtis Ho, Professor at University of Hawai'i, USA.

This IAFOR conference welcomes submissions from all over the world and we encourage you to join us in Honolulu, Hawaii to share your research and knowledge in an international, intercultural and interdisciplinary setting. To submit an abstract for presentation or participate as an audience member, please visit the website or contact us for more information.

1st Submission Deadline: September 1, 2016
2nd Submission Deadline: November 1, 2016
Submit an abstract: http://iafor.org/cfp
Visit the conference website: http://iafor.org/conferences/iictchawaii2017
Enquiries: iictchawaii@iafor.org

***Join IAFOR at IICTCHawaii2017 to:

-Deliver your research findings to a global audience
-Have your work published in the conference proceedings and considered for peer-reviewed, open access IAFOR Journals
-Benefit from IAFOR's interdisciplinary focus by hearing the latest research on Technology in the Classroom, Education, Language Learning and more!
-Participate in a truly international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event
-Participate in interactive audience sessions
-Access international networking opportunities

*Save 20% with Early Bird Registration before October 1, 2016. Please see the registration page for details: http://iafor.org/iictchawaii2017-registration

*If you have attended an IAFOR conference within the past year, or belong to an affiliated university or institution, we offer additional discounts in appreciation of your support. Please contact us for details.

*See the full schedule of our conferences in Japan, Dubai, Hawaii, Barcelona and the UK on our website: iafor.org

***Conference Theme

The IICTCHawaii2017 conference theme is "Educating for Change". "Technology" and "change" are two of the most commonplace words in education today. For educators, learners, policy makers, and researchers the questions and concerns frequently revolve around managing constantly changing technology, claims for improvements that technology will bring to the classroom and beyond, and changes that learners and teachers must accommodate themselves to. However, "educating for change" is not about any of these concerns. "For" forces us to examine the changes we wish to create first. What are our purposes? Why do we value certain changes over others? And then, how do we apply technology for the purpose of realising those changes?

A useful lens is to return to underlying definitions of learning to help us examine some of the changes that are possible in learning.

Applying technology to education and learning can change our behavior and the behaviors of our learners. We have all established new habits of mind through our interaction with technology.

Technology can be a powerful tool to augment learners' capacities to construct and therefore change knowledge and change themselves.

Technology may free us from old frames of reference by allowing learners and teachers to communicate farther and faster and with more people with more varied personal experiences than ever before.

However, technology will not help us achieve any of those changes without choosing them first, keeping those choices in mind, and then using the expertise of others. When technologists learn from psychologists, designers, sociologists, and economists or artists we can best reach our desired goals.

This conference, part of IAFOR's global conference series on education in its broadest sense brings together teachers, researchers and distinguished professors from around the world to share their insights. The goal is to broaden awareness of different contexts in the pursuit of synergies and solutions. We look forward to your active participation in this vital field of future-oriented academic activity of The International Academic Forum.

In conjunction with our global partners, including the University of Hawaii at Manoa, we look forward to extending a warm welcome to you in 2017.

***Hawaii 2017 Organizing Committee

Professor Curtis Ho – The University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Professor Sue Jackson – Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Dr. Joseph Haldane – The International Academic Forum (IAFOR)
Professor Barbara Lockee – Virginia Tech, USA
Professor Steve Cornwell – Osaka Jogakuin University, Osaka, Japan
Professor Ted O'Neill – Gakushuin University, Japan
Dr. James McNally - Director of the NACDA Program on Aging, University of Michigan, USA
Kiyoshi Mana – The International Academic Forum (IAFOR)

***Optional Events

Official Conference Welcome Reception – FREE
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Join fellow delegates for a drink or two at the conference Welcome Reception. This is a great opportunity to get know fellow delegates and network, which all registered presenters and audience are warmly welcome to attend. Admission is included as part of your registration fee.

Official Conference Dinner – 100USD
Friday, January 9, 2017
The official Conference Dinner will be held in a private dining room at The Signature Prime Steak & Seafood restaurant. Located on the 36th floor of the Ala Moana Hotel, the Signature has panoramic views of Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean. Delegates will enjoy a three course meal of Signature Chopped Salad, a choice of 16 oz. Prime Rib Eye or King Salmon accompanied by Rustic Truffle Mashed Potatoes, followed by Island Sorbet made from fresh local fruits. This is a great opportunity to enjoy delicious food and stunning views all while networking with fellow delegates.

Official Conference Lunch - FREE
Sunday, January 8 - Tuesday, January 10, 2017
We are happy to inform you that daily lunch is included in the conference registration.

***About IAFOR

IAFOR welcomes thousands of academics to our conferences each year, which range in size from around 100 to in excess of 500 attendees. They do so because of the supportive and nurturing research environment, because of the unique networking opportunities, and because of the strength of the organization's platform.

Our conferences are meticulously planned and programmed under the direction of prominent academics to ensure that they offer programs of the highest level, and are also quite unique in the way in which they are supported by some of the world's leading academic institutions, including the University of London (UK), Virginia Tech (USA), Monash University (Australia), Barcelona University (Spain), Waseda University (Japan), the National Institute of Education (Singapore), and The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKSAR).

IAFOR's credibility has enabled it to become a genuine pioneer, and has grown to be the most respected and trusted organization encouraging international, intercultural and interdisciplinary study. The organization is a formative influence in providing new research avenues and visionary development solutions necessary in our rapidly emerging globalized world.

We welcome you to engage in this expanding global academic community of individuals and network of institutions, and look forward to seeing you at one of our future events, as we break new ground, together.

To learn more about IAFOR - www.iafor.org

***IAFOR's Conferences on Technology in the Classroom

Our conference programmes in technology encourage scholars and practitioners to reflect on both the positive and practical implementations of technology in teaching and research, as well as to consider questions of rights, responsibilities, and trust, as well as concepts such as hegemony, ownership, control, transparency and censorship.

To learn more about these events, please see: http://iafor.org/technology-education-information-society

***The Hawaiian Conference Series 2017

IICTCHawaii2017 is part of The Hawaiian Conference Series 2017, which runs Thursday, January 5 – Tuesday, January 10, 2017 and comprises of two events:

Event 1) East Meets West: Innovation and Discovery (January 5-7, 2017)
Event 2) Educating for Change (January 8-10, 2017)

Take full advantage of the interdisciplinary nature of The Hawaiian Conference Series 2017 by staying for the full duration of the series. Attending both events offers the opportunity to hear research from and deliver your research to academics from a broad variety of disciplines and backgrounds. Registrants for The IAFOR International Conference on Technology in the Classroom – Hawaii 2017 may attend Events 1 & 2, and present an extra paper or poster (subject to passing peer review) for a discounted additional fee of just $200.

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