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The Society of International Chinese in Educational Technology (SICET) is a nonpolitical, non-profit academic organization. The organization's goal is to aggregate international Chinese scholars and experts in the field of educational technology to encourage academic cooperation and support among members. The mission of SICET is to establish and strengthen academic international connections, exchanges, research, and studies in educational technology for teaching and learning, as well as to promote the application of educational technology in Chinese education.

Upcoming Events:

The 14th AECT/SICET Annual International Convention

Inspired Professional Learning. Inspired Learning Professionals
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
October 21 – October 24, 2019

As one of AECT affiliates, SICET will continue to offer a unique and exciting program at our annual convention this year.  Below you can find some highlights. For more information, visit the AECT/SICET 2019 page.

SICET Keynote: Transforming teaching and learning through design, technology, and the science of learning. Wed, Oct 23, 1:00 to 1:50 pm, Convention Center, Conference Rm 7

Dr. Kui Xie is the Cyphert Distinguished Professor and chair of the Learning Technologies program in the Department of Educational Studies at The Ohio State University. He also is the director of The Research Laboratory for Digital Learning at OSU. He earned his Ph.D. in Instructional Psychology and Technology from the University of Oklahoma. Xie is a member of the editorial board of Contemporary Educational Psychology. He served as president for American Educational Research Association Special Interest Group Design and Technology, and section chair for AERA Division C Section 3.A. Learning Environments. In 2015, Xie was named the Ted and Lois Cyphert Distinguished Professor. In 2017, Xie received the EHE Distinguished Research Award from The Ohio State University. He also received a Chang Jiang Scholar Award from the Chinese Ministry of Education.

We look forward to meeting you in Las Vegas, Nevada!

Co-Chairs: Drs. Hengtao Tang & Hong Zhan,
Member: Miaoting (Cat) Cheng & Zui Cheng

The Eighth International Conference on Educational Innovation through Technology (EITT 2019)

October 27-31, 2019
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
Conference Theme: Educational Innovation through the Internet

The Society of International Chinese in Educational Technology (SICET) will organize its eighth International Conference of Educational Innovation through Technology (EITT2019) to provide a forum for researchers in technology and education areas to publish new research findings and exchange insights and experiences on related topics. For more information, read the EITT 2019 Convention page.

Keynote 1: Learning in a Digital World
Monday, October 28th, 9:00 – 9:40 am, Magnolia G, H

Dr. Cyndi Huff Gaudet serves as Director of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Professional Development and Professor of Human Capital Development at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast. Cyndi’s passion is developing people through academic programs of excellence that prepare professionals for the workplace. She championed the development and implementation of the MS and Ph.D. in Human Capital Development at Southern Miss in 1998 and 2006, respectively, programs designed to prepare senior learning leaders who can strategically lead and manage talent in organizations. She is an active researcher with more than $6M in external funding, 60 publications, 100 presentations, and national awards of recognition. Among the organizations with whom Dr. Gaudet has worked as a consultant are NASA, the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Smoothie King Corporate, and MasterCard International. Gaudet holds ROI Certification from the ROI Institute, a B.S. and M.Ed. (1976, 1988) from Southern Miss and a Ph.D. (1991) in Human Resource Education and Workforce Development from Louisiana State University.

Keynote 2: A Computing Engine for the New Generation of Learning Environments
Monday, October 28th, 9:40 – 10:20 am, Magnolia G, H

Dr. Ronghuai Huang is a Professor in the Faculty of Education of Beijing Normal University (BNU). He has been engaged in the research on the smart learning environment, artificial intelligence in education, educational technology as well as knowledge engineering. He received the ‘Chang Jiang Scholar’ award in 2016, which is the highest academic award presented to an individual in higher education by the Ministry of Education of China. He serves as Co-Dean of Smart Learning Institute, Director of UNESCO International Rural Educational and Training Centre, and Director of China National Engineering Lab for Cyberlearning Intelligent Technology. He is very active in academic organizations both at home and abroad. He is also Committeeman of the Science Subject Expert Committee of the National Textbook Committee, Co-Leader of Information and Communication Technology Course Standard Group in Ordinary Senior High School, Vice-Chairman of China Educational Technology Association, Vice-Chairman of Teaching Guidance Committee of Educational Technology at Institutions of Higher Education, Vice-Chairman of Beijing Education Informatization Expert Committee, and Expert of MOE AI Innovation Panel. He is also President of The Global Chinese Society for Computers in Education, Vice President of International Association of Smart Learning Environments, and Editor-in-Chief of Springer’s Journal of Smart Learning Environment and Journal of Computers in Education. Until now, he has accomplished and is working on over 100 projects, and his ideas have been widely spread, with about 400 academic papers and over 40 books published at home and aboard.

Keynote 3: The Computational Thinking in STEM Education
Monday, October 28th, 10:40 – 11:20 am, Magnolia G, H

Dr. Ray Yueh-Min Huang is a Chair Professor in the Department of Engineering Science, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan. His research interests include e-Learning, multimedia communications, and artificial intelligence. He received his MS and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona in 1988 and 1991 respectively. He has co-authored 3 books and has published more than 250 refereed journal research papers. Dr. Huang has received many research awards, such as Taiwan’s National Outstanding Research Award in 2011 and 2014, given to Taiwan’s top 100 scholars. According to a paper published in BJET, he is ranked no. 3 in the world in terms of the number of educational technology papers published in the period 2012 to 2017. He has completed over 60 Ph.D. and 250 MS thesis students. He received many funded research grants from National Science Council, Ministry of Education, Industrial Technology of Research Institute, and Institute of Information Industry. Dr. Huang has been invited to give talks or served frequently in the program committee at national and international conferences. Dr. Huang is in the editorial board of several international journals in the area of educational technology, computer communications, and web intelligence, including 3 SSCI-indexed e-Learning ones. In e-Learning area, except publishing more than 100 SSCI-indexed journal papers and editing 3 special issues in SSCI-indexed journals, he was also serving as the directors of Disciplines of Applied Science Education and Innovative Engineering Education in Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology. Dr. is also the founding chair of the International Symposium of Emerging Technologies for Education (SETE) and International Conference of Innovative Technologies and Learning (ICITL). Dr. Huang is a senior member of the IEEE and became Fellow of British Computer Society in 2011.

Keynote 4: Educational Data Mining for Assessing and Improving E-Learning Effectiveness
Monday, October 28th, 11:20 am – 12:00 pm, Magnolia G, H

Dr. Chaoyang Zhang is a tenured professor of computer science in the School of Computing Sciences and Computing Engineering at the University of Southern Mississippi. He was the Director of School of Computing from 2008 to 2014, leading the development and assessment of both undergraduate and graduate programs and ABET accreditation. His research includes data mining, machine learning, deep learning, big data analytics and the disciplinary area of several application domains. Dr. Zhang’s research has been supported by U.S. National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, National Institute of Health and National Academy of Science. Dr. Zhang has supervised fourteen Ph.D. students and published nearly one hundred peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers. He received the Sylvia Sorkin Greenfield Award (awarded by American Association of Physicists in Medicine in 2005). Dr. Zhang has been very active in academic service and leadership. He served on several National Science Foundation panels. He also severed as 2010 ACM-BCB Steering Committee Co-Chair. Dr. Zhang was elected to serve as President of the U.S. Midsouth Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society (MCBIOS) in 2014-2015 and he received the MCBIOS Academic Service Award in 2018.

Keynote 5: Multiple Spaces and Shared Spaces: Technology support for visual representation of ill-structured problem solving
Tuesday, October 29th, 10:30 am – 11:00 am, Magnolia G, H (virtual)

Dr. Xun Ge is Professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Oklahoma (OU). She will be the incoming President-Elect of the Association for Educational Technology and Communications (AECT) at 2019 convention.  Dr. Ge's primary research interest involves scaffolding students’ complex and ill-structured problem solving and self-regulated learning through designing instructional scaffolds, cognitive tools, learning technologies, and open learning environments (e.g., virtual learning community, game-based learning, and problem-based learning). Currently, Dr. Ge is working with her collaborators from OU and Norman Public Schools on a project investigating the impact of guided inquiry design for makerspace learning, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. She has published two co-edited books, 50 articles in refereed journals, 20 book chapters, and numerous conference proceedings. Dr. Ge’s scholarly works have been widely cited (2534 citations, Google Scholar h-index = 22, i10-index = 37 as of to date).  Dr. Ge is the recipient of several prestigious national/international awards from AECT, American Educational Research Association (AERA), and Chinese American Educational Research and Development Association's (CAERDA), including Outstanding Journal ArticleOutstanding International Research Collaboration AwardDistinguished Paper Award, and Young Scholar Award. Dr. Ge is also serving as the co-editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, and a board member for a number of top-tier journals, including Contemporary Educational PsychologyEducational Technology Research & DevelopmentInstructional ScienceTechnology, Knowledge, and Learning, and the Internet and Higher Education


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