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Program for the Conference of MIT LINC
Sunday, May 23rd through Wednesday, May 26th

University Leadership: Bringing Technology-Enabled Education to Learners of All Ages

Conference Program below is subject to change.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Workshop on Open Educational Resources (1:00 - 5:00 p.m.)
(3rd floor Stratton Student Center: Twenty Chimneys and Mezzanine Lounge)

Welcoming Reception (6:30 - 8:00 p.m.)
(Anderson Roof Garden, Le Meridian Hotel, 20 Sidney Street, Cambridge)

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Monday, May 24, 2010
[All morning conference activities will take place in Kresge / Lunch and Parallel Sessions will take place in the Stratton Center]

Breakfast (8:00 - 8:30 a.m.)

Morning Session Chair: Richard Larson

Welcoming Remarks Phillip Clay, Chancellor of MIT(8:30 – 8:45 a.m.)

Morning Theme – Technology-Enabled Education: A Trip Around the World (8:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)

Robert Hawkins, Senior Education Specialist, The World Bank Institute
The Top 10 Global Trends in ICT and Education(8:45 - 9:15 a.m.)
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Patricio Lopez del Puerto, President of the Virtual University of the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico
The Case of the Virtual University of Tecnológico de Monterrey(9:15 - 9:45 a.m.)
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Naveed A. Malik, Founder-Rector of the Virtual University of Pakistan
Assessment of Large Student Cohorts in a Formal Distributed Learning Environment(9:45 - 10:15 a.m.)
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Coffee Break (10:15 - 10:30am)

Bakary Diallo, Rector of the African Virtual University
Developing and Delivering Online Math and Science Teacher Education Programs with 10 African countries (10:30 – 11:00 a.m.)
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Gajaraj Dhanarajan, former Vice Chancellor of the new Wawasan Open University in Malaysia
A Study of the Creation and Use of Open Educational Resources in Some Parts of Asia(11:00 - 11:30 a.m.)
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Cliff Missen, Director of the WiderNet Project at the University of Iowa
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Questions and Discussion (12:00 – 12:15 p.m.)

Lunch (12:15 - 1:30 p.m.) La Sala de Puerto Rico on Stratton 2nd floor

Lunch Speaker (1:00 - 1:30 p.m.)
Huda M. Al-Ghoson, General Manager of the Training & Development Organization in Saudi Aramco
Where is My Teacher? The Evolution of the Digital School And its Impact on Global Learning

Parallel Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4 (1:45 - 3:15 p.m. in Stratton Center))

Coffee Break (3:15 – 3:30 p.m.)

Parallel Sessions 5, 6, 7, 8 (3:30 - 5:00 p.m. in Stratton Center))

Gala Dinner , MIT Faculty Club (6:30 - 9:00 p.m.) Shuttle picking up at Le Meridian Hotel at 6:45. Marriott guests have an easy walk.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010
[All morning conference activities will take place in Kresge / Lunch and Parallel Sessions will take place in the Stratton Center]

Breakfast (8:00 - 8:30 a.m.)

Morning Session Chair: Elizabeth Murray

Keynote Address Charles Vest, President of the National Academy of Engineering and President Emeritus of MIT. (8:30 – 9:15 a.m.)
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Morning Theme - University Leadership: Bringing Technology-Enabled Education to Learners of All Ages (9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)

Catherine Casserly, Senior Partner at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Open Educational Resources and the Bull’s-Eye: Opening Access to Knowledge AND Improving Teaching and Learning(9:15 - 9:45 a.m.)
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Andy DiPaolo, Executive Director of the Stanford Center for Professional Development
Moving to Anywhere, Anytime Learning: Institutional Strategies for Meeting the Online Education Needs of Lifelong Learners(9:45 -10:15 a.m.)

Coffee Break (10:15 - 10:30 a.m.)

Milad Sebaaly, Managing Director of Global Investment, Beirut, Lebanon
Using Technology to Flatten Educational Structures: Towards a Life-Learning Society - A Middle Eastern Perspective(10:30 - 11:00 a.m.)

Milton Chen, Senior Fellow at the George Lucas Educational Foundation
Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in Our Schools(11:00 – 11:30 a.m.)

Panel on MIT BLOSSOMS (11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.)

Rana abu Zeid Qubain, General Manager of Investment World for Development and Technology in Amman, Jordan, Project Manager of MIT BLOSSOMS
BLOSSOMS Experience from Production to Implementation

Muhammad Kashif Farooq, Lahore University of Management and Sciences (LUMS) and Assistant Program Manager Punjab Information Technology Board, Lahore, Pakistan“Implementation of BLOSSOMS in Pakistan”;
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Said Jahama, General Manager of E-learning Arabia, Amman, Jordan
Suggested Additions to Supplement the MIT Blossoms Learning Videos

Lunch (12:15 - 1:30 p.m.) La Sala de Puerto Rico on Stratton 2nd floor

Lunch Speakers Sean Rowland and Nicholas Breakwell, Hibernia College, Dublin, Ireland
Case Study: iTeach-Next Generation Learning (1:00 – 1:30 p.m.)

Parallel Sessions 9, 10, 11, 12 (1:45 - 3:15 p.m. in Stratton Center)

Coffee Break (3:15 – 3:30 p.m.)

Parallel Sessions 13, 14, 15, 16 (3:30: - 5:00 p.m. in Stratton Center)

Evening Options:

1. Charles River Boat Cruise (6:30 – 8:30 p.m.)

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at the registration desk on a first come-first serve basis. Shuttle bus departs from LeMeridian at 6:00 p.m. and from the Marriott at 6:15 p.m.

2. Bus transportation to the Boston Quincy Market-Waterfront Area for exploring on your own (6:30 - 9:00 p.m.)

Bus departs from Le Meridian at 6:00 p.m. and from the Marriott at 6:15 p.m. Return to hotels at 9:00 p.m. sharp. To reserve a ride, please notify the staff at the registration table. Seating on bus is limited.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010
[All morning conference activities will take place in Kresge]

Breakfast (8:00 - 8:30 a.m.)

Morning Session Chair: Richard Larson

Morning Theme – Future Significant Trends in Education (8:30 - 10:30 a.m.)

Michael Horn, co-founder and Executive Director, Education, of Innosight Institute
Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns(8:30 - 9:00 a.m.)
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David E. Pritchard, Green Professor of Physics, MIT, Developer of Mastering Physics
What Are Students Learning, and From What Activity? (9:00 - 9:30 a.m.)

Vijay Kumar, Senior Associate Dean & Director, MIT Office of Educational Innovation and Technology (OEIT)
Network Enabled Open Education: Changing the Landscape of Learning Opportunity(9:30 - 10:00 a.m.)

Open Discussion: The Future of Education (10:00 - 10:30 a.m.)

Coffee Break (10:30 - 10:45 a.m.)

Andrew Reynolds, Deputy Science & Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State at the U.S. Department of State
Science & Technology and Engineering Education in 21st Century Diplomacy and Development(10:45 - 11:15 a.m.)

Where Does MIT LINC Go from Here? Discussion led by MIT Professor Richard C. Larson, Founder and Director of MIT LINC. (11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

Conference Ends (12:00 p.m.)

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Parallel Sessions Schedule

Sessions #1, 2, 3, 4: Monday, May 24, 1:45 - 3:15 p.m.
Sessions #5, 6, 7, 8: Monday, May 24, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Sessions #9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday, May 25, 1:45 - 3:15 p.m.
Sessions #13, 14, 15, 16: Tuesday, May 25, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.


Monday, May 24, 1:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Parallel Session #1
The Internet and Education: Case Studies from around the World (Room W20-491)
Session Chair: Elizabeth Murray

“E-learning in Afghanistan” by Maria Beebe

“First E-learning Degree in Egypt Sees the Light: Case Study” by Mariam M. Osmane

“E-learning in a Nigerian Open University” by Babatunde Ipaye

“Information and Communication Technology Innovation in Education: The Case of Turkey” by Emrah Orhun

“A Student Affair: Globalizing and Mobilizing with Online Learning” by Anju Kanwar (U.S.)

Parallel Session #2
Technology-Enabled Education and the Lifelong Learner (Room W20-407)
Session Chair: Toru Iiyoshi

“The Online Life-Learner: Rethinking the Social Role of Universities in Distance Education” by Silvia Florea (Romania)

“Leadership Vacuum in the Application of ICTs in Lifelong Learning in Africa” by Judith Kamau (Botswana)

“Social and Economic Challenges to Lifelong Learning in Nigeria” by Patricia N. Uzoegwu and Ogechukwu Iloanusi

“Using Virtual Classroom Technology to Promote Equal Opportunities for Post-Graduate Women Engineering Students” by Ella Akkerman (Israel)

“Constructing a Learning City: The Role and Reformations of Higher Education Institutions - A Case Study of Tsinghua University” by Yongbin MA and Aiyi Wang (China)

Parallel Session #3
Enhanced Teaching through the Use of New Educational Technologies (Room W20-306)
Session Chair: Kathleen Vandiver

“Electronic Constructivism 2010: Innovative Tools, Virtual Travels, and Great Teaching” by Maureen Yoder (U.S.)

“A Structural Equation Modeling Approach to Students’ Homework Assignment Web Sites Usage” by Emel Dikbas Torun and Eralp Altun (Turkey)

“Modern Teaching Aids Hinder the Student's Knowledge Intake” by M. Javed Hyder (Pakistan)

“Online Degree for Teachers in the Brazilian Amazon: a Case Study” by Laura Maria Coutinho and Lucio Teles

“Innovative Pedagogical Interventions for Female Education: Training Imperatives for Future Generation Teachers” by Renu Nanda (India)

Parallel Session #4
A Look at E-Learning Architecture, Course Design, Information Gathering Strategies and Other Requirements of the Online Learning Experience (Room W20-307)
Session Chair: Richard Larson

“Inquiry Strategies for the Information Society in the Twenty-First Century (ISIS-21)” by Philip C. Abrami, Anne Wade, Lesley Farmer, Laurie Henry and Vivek Venkatesh (U.S.)

“Exploring Information Gathering Process In Networked Environments” by Petek Akar, Arif Altun and Vildan Çevik (Turkey)

“Supporting Higher-Order Thinking in the E-Learning Environment” by Shouhong Wang and Hai Wang (U.S. and Canada)

“Enhancing E-learning Architectures: A Case Study” by Mohammed Abusaad and Walid A. Salameh (Jordan)

“Confidence-based Assessment of Two-alternative Format Tests” by Ahmed A. Belal and Diala F. Ammar (Lebanon)

Coffee Break (3:15 – 3:30 p.m.)

Monday, May 24, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Parallel Session #5
Technological Innovations for Learning (Room W20-491)
Session Chair: Toru Iiyoshi

“A March Towards Constructivism Based on Storytelling, Gaming and Collaboration” by Manu Sheel Gupta, Vijit Singh and Manjot Pahwa (India)

“Prête-à-apprendre: Design and Implementation of a Wearable Assessment Tag Game for Children” by Imran A. Zualkernan, Nihal Al-Khunaizi, Sara Najar and Nour Nour (U.A.E.)

“A Tool for Arabic Handwriting” by Sherif Abdou, Aly Fahmy and Ahmed Elgammay (Egypt)

“E-Learning Tool for Autistic Children: Needs and Study” by Dua’ Saadeh, Abd Al-Latif abu Dalhoum, Moath Al-Hijjawi and Saadi Al-Tbakhi (Jordan)

“Vocabulary Building Support System by Converting Web Pages” by Hiroshi Yoshioka, Taro Yabuki and Hiroshi Sakuta (Japan)

Parallel Session #6
Implementing an E-Learning Initiative (Room W20-407)
Session Chair: Glen Strehle

“Implementation of e-Learning in Ghanaian Tertiary Institutions (A Case Study of KNUST)” by John Serbe Marfo and Robert Kabutey Okine

“Twists and Turns” of Climbing the e-Learning Curve: The Story of Masters in Project Management at the University of Botswana” by Dr. Regina Masalela

“Implementing E-learning in Higher Open and Distance Learning Institutions in Developing Countries: The Experience of The Open University of Tanzania” by Cosmas B. F. Mnyanyi, Jabiri Bakari, and Tolly S. A. Mbwette

“Investigating the Strategies to Cope with Resistance to Change in Implementing ICT: A Case Study of Allama Iqbal Open University” by Adnan Riaz (Pakistan)

“University-Industry Linkage: Sohar University Experience with Case Study on Cisco Event as Experience for Learning in Developing Local Talent in Sultanate of Oman” by Dinesh K Saini, Wail M Omar, Mustafa Hassan, Khamsa Enaya , Sima Yazdani and Zia Syed

Parallel Session #7
The Educational Impact of Web 2.0 Technologies (Room W20-306)
Session Chair: Young Park

“Creating Politically Educated Citizens: Web 2.0’s Struggle in Pakistan” by Ovais Ahmed Tanweer

“The Use of Acronomy in the Net Communication” by Sami Basheer Matrood (Iraq)

“Collaborating Towards Learning: Using Web 2.0 for Educational Idea Development” by Krittika Adhikary, Manu Sheel Gupta, Ekansh Preet Singh, and Swarandeep Singh (India)

“Blogging as Adult Learning: Meaning of Adult Bloggers’ Experiences” by Young Park, Dr. Gyeong Mi Heo, and Dr. Romee Lee (Korea)

Parallel Session #8
Matching the Student’s Learning Style through Technology-Enabled Education (Room W20-307)
Session Chair: Steve Carson

“Application of Learning Styles in a Model Based on Ontology: SIMBAD” by Javier Rojas (France)

“Training Personalization with Knowledge Technologies and Contextualization” by Davor Orlic (Slovenia)

“Educational Technology: The Need For Better Assessment Strategies and for Consideration of Student Learning Styles, Teaching Styles, Specific Types of Performance Scores, and Styles Reflected in the Individual Technologies” by David Singer (U.S.)

“Meaningful Learning through E-Learning” by Carmina V. Tolentino (Philippines)

“A Learning Passport for Your Lifelong Educational Journey” by Peter Smith, Steve Carson and Brian Ouellette (U.S.)

Tuesday, May 25, 1:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Parallel Session #9
National and Regional Approaches in Developing ICT for Education (Room W20-491)
Session Chair: Richard Larson

“ICT Development in the South Pacific” by Eduardo Babulak (Fiji)

“The Use of Technology to Build 21st Century Skills in Formal Education” by Sistla Venkata Krishna (Singapore)

“Lessons Learned in Managing ICT Systems for Online-Learning” by Lalith Liyanage, Ajith Pasqual and Clayton R. Wright (Sri Lanka)

“The “Corporate University” as Technological and Scientific Support of the Virtual Education in Latin America” by Eduardo Cote (Colombia)

Parallel Session #10
The Transformative Potential of e-Learning in Emerging Nations (Room W20-407)
Session Chair: Cliff Missen

“Open Education Resources of Anadolu University, Turkey” by Cengiz Hakan Aydin and Nazmi Ulutak

“Mobile Learning Project” by Leslie Richards, Utith Inprasit and Phichit Sophakan (Thailand)

“An Ideal Healthy Environment for Learning Using Technology: A Case Study from the Development and Continuous Education Center at Baghdad University” by Bahaa Kazem and Muntaha A K. Jasim (Iraq)

“MeLTs; A New Approach to Delivery of e-Learning in Remote and Un-served Rural Areas in India” by S.K. Wanchoo, A. Kaul, S Vaishnavi, H Sinvhal and H K Verma.

Parallel Session #11
Research Studies Examining the Nature of Online Learning (Room W20-306)
Session Chair: Hussam Busfar

“Measuring User Satisfaction in an Integrated E-Learning Environment” by Mohammad Maqusi, Abdullah Al-Salamah and Taleb Sarie (U.S., Saudi Arabia, Jordan)

“What happens as Learning during Asynchronous Text-based Discussions in an Online Learning System?” by Mark Aulls, Ahmed Ibrahim, Sandra Pelaez, Xihui Wang and Maria Orjuela-Laverde (Canada)

“Empirical Study of Learner Contentment towards E-Learning: The Influential Role of Key Factors” by Mahwish Waheed and M. Farooq Hussain (Pakistan)

“Hybrid Technologies for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Access and Prior Experience” by Shaunda Wood (U.S.)

“Evaluation of Course Design and Student Comprehension in the International Learning Environment: A Panel Data Analysis” by Pavasajjanant Natcha, Tsuji Masatsugu and Akematsu Yuji (Japan)

Parallel Session #12
The Promising Potential of Collaborative Learning Via the Internet (Room W20-307)
Session Chair: Daniel Livengood

“Leveraging Technology for a New Science Learning Paradigm” by Boris Berenfeld (U.K.)

“Fostering Student Creativity through Group Production of Cyberart” by Laura Maria Coutinho and Lucio Teles (Brazil)

“We Write Better Together: E-Mentoring To Induct Developing Country Researchers Into Scientific Literacy Practices” by Gurmit Singh (Switzerland)

“Snowblog CTnet City Project Report” by Gal Springman (Israel)

“Technology Assisted Contextualized Collaborative Learning Environment (TACCLE)” by M.S.Smitha Rao,, Nagesh Poojary, and J.F.Thomas (Oman)

Coffee Break (3:15 – 3:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, May 25, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Parallel Session #13
The Enhancement of Students’ Learning through Technology-Enabled Education (Room W20-491)
Session Chair: Janet Wasserstein

“Enhancing Students Performance with E- Learning at the Papua New Guinea University of Technology: a Papua New Guinea Experience” by Raphael Topagur

“Training and Measuring Creativity Using Computer-Based Morphological Analysis Method” by Choon-Keong Tan, Kean-Wah Lee, Baharuddin Bin Aris and Jamaluddin Bin Harun (Malaysia)

“Using Appropriate New Technolgies to Enhance Distance Students’ Learning at Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia” by Aminudin Zuhairi and Rahmat Budiman

“The Role of E-Learning in Integration of Basic & Clinical Medical Sciences, Complete Blood Count (CBC) E Learning Course: A Case Study From Kasr Alainy School of Medicine, Cairo University” by Zeinab M. El Madaawi

“Teachable Agent in the Face to Face Environment” by Yasira Waqar (Pakistan)

Parallel Session #14
Educational Reports with Implications for Technology- Enabled Learning (Room W20-407)
Session Chair: Dan Sturtevant

“The Role of Education on Economic Growth in Pakistan” by Adiqa Kausar Kiani

“Using Patent Based Education as a Tool for Increasing Motivation and Teaching Know-Why” by Tarik Ozkul (U.A.E.)

“Graduate Students' Perceptions of Computer-Based Project and Systems Engineering Management Methods” by Amira Sharon, Olivier L. de Weck and Dov Dori (Israel)

“Architectural Inefficiencies and Educational Outcomes in STEM” by Dan Sturtevant (U.S.)

Parallel Session #15
The Blending of Educational Models: Classroom and Technoloy-Enabled (W20-306)
Session Chair: Toru Iiyoshi

“The History of Blended Learning at Universidad Católica de Santa Fe” by Anabel Gaitan (Argentina)

“Why Blended Learning?” By Salanieta Bakalevu and Neelam Narayan (Fiji)

“Evaluating a Blended Course of Methodology of Social Research II” by Michela Freddano (Italy)

“Promoting a Blended Learning System for Open Education: The AOU Experience” by Mohammad Maqusi, Abdullah Al-Salamah and Taleb Sarie (U.S., Saudi Arabia, Jordan)

Parallel Session #16
New Perspectives on Technology-Enabled Education (Room W20-307)
Session Chair: Daniel Livengood

“A Perspective on Online Degrees vs. Face-to-Face in the Academic Field” by Smriti Raj and Muhammad Al-Alawneh (India)

“E-Learning in Emerging Nations - Dawn Towards Development” by Adil Siddiqui and Meenakshi Sharma (India)

E-learning Tools and Technologies in Education: A Perspective by Shadi Aljawarneh, Zahraa Muhsin, Ayman Nsour, Faisal Alkhateeb, and Eslam Al Maghayreh (Jordan)

International Product Design & Development Graduate Courses: The MIT Portugal Collaboration” by Yehudit Judy Dori and Arlindo Silva (Israel)

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