EITT 2018 Convention

The Seventh International Conference on Educational Innovation through Technology (EITT 2018)

Auckland, New Zealand, December 11-15, 2018
Conference Theme: Educational Innovation through the Internet

The Society of International Chinese in Educational Technology (SICET) will organize its seventh International Conference of Educational Innovation through Technology (EITT2018) to provide a forum for researchers in technology and education areas to publish new research findings and exchange insights and experiences on related topics.

The conference will be held on December 11-15, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand. You are invited to present at EITT 2018 to share your expertise and innovative practices with your peers, professional practitioners, and researchers from various disciplines around the world. The first six EITT conferences have been successfully held with EITT2012 in Beijing; EITT2013 in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA; EITT2014 in Brisbane, Australia; EITT2015 in Wuhan, China; EITT2016 Tainan, Taiwan; and EITT2017 in Osaka, Japan.

Founded in 2003, the Society of International Chinese in Educational Technology (SICET) is a nonpolitical, non-profit academic organization. The mission of SICET is to establish and strengthen international academic connections, exchanges, research, and studies in educational technology for teaching and learning, as well as to promote the application of educational technology in education.

Important Dates: 

  • Paper Submission: April 30, 2018, extended to May 31, 2018.
  • Author Notification: July 20, 2018
  • Registration Open Date: August 1, 2018
  • Final Manuscript Due: September 1, 2018
  • Registration Due: November 20, 2018
  • Convention Date: December 11 -15, 2018

Conference Registration:

  • Please click here to register for EITT2018.
  • Registration Fee:
    • SICET Members: USD $450
    • Non-SICET Members: $480
      • Step 1: Visit sicet.org to apply for SICET membership, and our membership team will review your request.
      • Step 2: Once your membership request is approved, choose the option “1-Year SICET Member + EITT Registration (for non-membership): USD $480″.  You will be given the conference registration for EITT 2018 and also one-year SICET membership.
  • Registration Deadline: November 20, 2018
  • Registration fee includes all conference sessions, conference proceedings, and the dining service provided during December 12  – 13, 2018.
    • December 12: Tea and coffee upon arrival, Morning tea, Lunch, Afternoon tea, Conference dinner
    • December 13: Tea and coffee upon arrival, Morning tea, Lunch, Afternoon tea, Conference dinner

Conference Program 

Welcome to the 2018 EITT Online Program. We are excited that you are considering joining us in Auckland!

Conference Venue: Grand Millennium Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Address: 71 Mayoral Drive, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

Date Activities Venue
December 11 Attendee Registration Lobby
December 12 Plenary and Parallel Sessions Tasman Ballroom
December 13 Parallel Sessions Tasman Ballroom
December 14 Session Closing Lobby
December 15 Visiting Massey University Massey University

Keynote Session: 12 December 2018 (Wednesday) 9:30 -12:00 in the morning

Keynote 1: Innovation and Agency in Technology-mediated Language Teaching

by Cynthia J White

Dr. Cynthia White is Professor of Applied Linguistics, Massey University, New Zealand.  She has published widely on distance and online learning, emotion in language learning, learner autonomy, and teacher identity and agency. She is a member of Editorial Boards of seven international journals and is Associate Editor for the journal Language Learning & Technology. Cynthia has been invited plenary speaker at international conferences in Germany, Thailand, Singapore, China, UK, Australia, Hawai’i, and Malaysia. With Professor Zheng Yanqun she is a joint leader of the Massey University-Beijing Language and Culture University Joint Research Centre in Applied Linguistics; together in 2018 they published a special issue of the journal Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching on technology-mediated Chinese language teaching. She is an external consultant at the National Middle East Language Resource Centre, USA for Arabic distance learning initiatives and has completed collaborative research projects with Oxford University, Open University UK and Nottingham University on online language learning and teaching. Her most recent projects focus on Synchronous Chinese Online Language Teaching in one-to-one video conferencing and on language teacher agency.


Keynote 2: Affective Learning and Pedagogy using Affective Computing

by Huang Yueh-Min

Dr. Huang Yueh-Min is serving as a Vice president of Kun Shan University, Taiwan, where he is also a Chair Professor in the Department of Engineering Science, National Cheng-Kung University. His research interests include e-Learning, multimedia communications, wireless networks, 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 completed over 60 Ph.D. and 250 MS thesis students. and co-authored 5 books and has published more than 260 SCI/SSCI refereed journal research papers. Dr. Huang has received many research awards, such as2 times of Taiwan’s outstanding research award in 2011 and 2014, given to Taiwan’s top 100 scholars and2018 Taiwan’s ICT Elite Award, given to top 10 most influential elites of Taiwan’s ICT industry. Besides the academic awards, his research team has walked away top prizes in 30 Taiwan’s ICT competitions. Dr. Huang is in the editorial board of over 10 SSCI- and SCI-indexed journals. He became the Fellow of British Computer Society (FBCS) in 2010. He received many funded research grants from National Science Council, Ministry of Education, Industrial Technology of Research Institute, and the Institute of Information Industry. Dr. Huang has been invited to give talks or served frequently in the program committee at national and international conferences.


Keynote 3: Blended Learning in Chinese Higher Education and Vocational Education

by Han Xibin and Wang Yuping

Dr. HAN Xibin is an associate professor and associate dean of the Institute of Education at Tsinghua University. His research interests focus on exploring the potential of ICT in learning, teaching, and administration in higher education and vocational education since 1998. It involves theories, technology, strategies and evaluation on blended learning and online education. In the past 20 years, his team has developed a series of software systems for e-learning that has been used in more than 500 Chinese universities and colleges. He is the president of the Society of International Chinese in Educational Technology (SICET) in 2018 and serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE). He is a member of the expert team of UNESCO project: Building the Capacity of Higher Education Institutions in Asia-Pacific Area for Blended Learning.

Dr. Wang Yuping an associate professor of Griffith Institute for Educational Research School of Languages and Linguistics Research. Her research focuses on the use of Synchronous Computer Mediated Communication and Synchronous Learning Management Systems in improving second language learning outcomes. Her research has investigated the linguistic, intercultural and technological affordances of various synchronous online learning environments, with publications on online task design principles, criteria for selecting effective online learning platforms, e-pedagogy and e-tutor training strategies in a distance and online language learning context. She served as the Executive Committee Member of SICET for past four years.

Sponsored by:

  • Society of International Chinese in Educational Technology (SICET), http://sicet.org

Organized by:

  • Massey University, New Zealand

Topics of interests include but are not limited to the following:

  • Educational information strategies, policies, and assessment
  • Policies and strategies for systemic changes in education
  • Theories and practices of educational technology integration into curriculum
  • Theories and practices of open and distance education
  • Intelligence, mobile, and ubiquitous learning
  • Theories and practices for teacher education and development
  • Innovation of language teaching in digital learning environment
  • Development and application practice of education platform
  • Technology, structure, and standards related to information system in education

Submission of Papers

A paper should be prepared according to the proceedings template.

The submission must be 4-6 pages in length, including an abstract, references, and tables/figures. Submissions should represent original and substantive research results. We will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, is under review for or has already been published (or accepted for publication) in another conference or journal. Authors should submit their manuscripts in PDF format to EITT2018 via the EasyChair submission system at


Each paper submitted to EITT2018 will be carefully evaluated based on its originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression.

Publication Information

The proceedings of EITT2018 will collect selected papers through a standard peer-review process. The organizer of the conference will collaborate with Conference Publishing Services (CPS) to publish the EITT2018 proceedings.

  • CPS will provide full communication and assistance to authors and organizer throughout publication process;
  • All accepted papers (up to six pages in Proceedings format) of the conference proceedings will be submitted to Xplore and, upon acceptance, submitted for indexing in EI (Compendex).
  • Only papers that are presented by an author at the conference will be submitted for inclusion in the above digital libraries.

Venue Information

Contact Us

Meeting Archives

Conference Venue: Massey University Auckland (East Precinct)

Conference Dates: 12-14 December, 2018

Contact Name: Dr. LI Michael

Address: 1* East Precinct, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand

Email: S.Li.1@massey.ac.nz

Telephone: +64-9-21363638

Dr. LI Michael, School of Humanities, Massey University, New Zealand, s.li.1@massey.ac.nz

Dr. ZHANG Weiyuan, Beijing Normal University, China, zhangweiyuan@bnu.edu.cn

Dr. WANG Yuping, Griffith University, Australia,y.wang@griffith.edu.au

Dr. HAN Xibin, Tsinghua University, China,hanxb@tsinghua.edu.cn

EITT 2017 – Osaka, Japan

EITT 2016 – Tainan

EITT 2015 – Wuhan, China

EITT 2014 – Brisbane, Austrilian

EITT 2013 – Williamsburg, Virginia, USA

EITT 2012 – Beijing, China

Conference Committee

Conference Chairs

Dr. HAN Xibin, Associate Professor of Tsinghua University

Dr. ZHANG Weiyuan, Professor of Beijing Normal University

Dr. Cynthia WHITE, Professor of Massey University

Technical Committee Chairs

Dr. HUANG Ray Yueh-Min, Professor of Cheng Kung University

Dr. JIN Qun, Professor of Wesada University

Program Committee Chair

Dr. WANG Yuping, Associate Professor of Griffith University

Dr. LI Michael, Senior Lecturer of Massey University

Dr. LIM Cher Ping, Professor of the Education University of Hong Kong

Program Committee Members (Alphabetical Order)

Dr. CHANG Chih-Kai, Professor, University of Tainan, Tainan

Dr. CHEN Pearl, Professor, California State University, Los Angeles

Dr. CHEN Wu, Professor, South China Normal University, Guangzhou

Dr. CHENG Gang, Associate Professor, Open University of China, Beijing

Dr. FENG Xiaoying, Professor, Beijing Normal University, Beijing

Dr. GUO Wenge, Associate Professor, Peking University, Beijing

Dr. HARTSELL Taralynn, Associate Professor, Valdosta State University, South Georgia

Dr. HUANG Gwo-Jen, Professor, Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei

Dr. HUANG Judy, Taiwan Open University, Taipei

Dr. HUANG Kun, Mississippi State University, Starkville

Dr. HU Xiao, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Dr. JIA Jiyou, Professor, Peking University, Beijing

Dr. JIANG Wendy, University of Queensland, Brisbane

Dr. LAM Jeanne, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong

Dr. LAN Yuju, Professor, National Taiwan University, Taipei

Dr. LEE Ji-Yeon, Professor, Inha University, Incheon


Dr. LEI Jing, Professor, Syracuse University, Syracuse

Dr. LI Wei, Associate Professor, Open University of China, Beijing

Dr. LI Shuguang, Open University of China, Beijing

Dr. LI Shuang, Associate Professor, Beijing Normal University, Beijing

Dr. LIN Lin, Professor, University of North Texas, Dallas

Dr. LIU Juhong Christie, James Madison University, Harrisonburg

Dr. LIU Leping, Professor, University of Nevada, Reno

Dr. MA Hongliang, Professor, Shaanxi Normal University, Xian

Dr. MAO Jin, Associate Professor, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre

Dr. QI Yue Grace, Griffith University, Brisbane

Dr. QIAO Ailing, Associate Professor, Capital Normal University, Beijing

Dr. ROWAN Michael, Griffith University, Brisbane

Dr. SIN Hongtao, Beijing Normal University, Beijing

Dr. SO Wing-Wah Simon, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong

Dr. TAN Wei, Open University of China, Beijing

Dr. TU Chih-Tsiung, Professor, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff


Dr. WANG Lu, Professor, Capital Normal University, Beijing

Dr. WANG Nan, Associate Professor, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing

Dr. WANG Qifu, Open University of China

Dr. WANG Shuyan, Professor, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg

Dr. WANG Xiaoxia, Associate Professor, Beijing Open University, Beijing

Dr. WANG Zhijun, Associate Professor, Jiangnan University, Wuxi

Dr. WU Yajie, Beijing Open University, Beijing

Dr. XIANG Ren, Western Sydney University, Sydney

Dr. YANG J.H. Stephen, Professor, Central University, Chungli

Dr. YIN Bingshan, Beijing Open University, Beijing

Dr. ZENG Xiangyue, Associate Research Fellow, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou

Dr. ZHAN Hong, Associate Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Arizona, USA

Dr. ZHANG Jingjing, Associate Professor, Beijing Normal University, Beijing

Dr. ZHENG Qinhua, Associate Professor, Beijing Normal University, Beijing

Dr. ZHANG Zuochen, Associate Professor, Windsor University, Windsor