About ACTC

The Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom (ACTC) brings together delegates from many different national, cultural and linguistic backgrounds to Kobe, Japan, to present new research and exchange ideas. This exceptional platform welcomes speakers and delegates working in any area of education, from academics and theorists to policymakers and practitioners, in both the private and public sectors, for challenging debate and stimulating discussions around the latest concepts and newest approaches.

Held across four continents, IAFOR’s education conferences attract more than 2,000 delegates a year from more than 100 countries. Education as an (inter)discipline drives the purpose of the forum by bringing alive the notions of the international, the intercultural and the interdisciplinary through scholarly, political, and personal encounters with some of the most important academics and practitioners working in the field, as well as the thought leaders of tomorrow.

IAFOR's education conferences are organised in partnership with some of the world’s most prestigious universities and schools of education, including Birkbeck, University of London, UK; Waseda University, Japan; University of Sussex, UK; The Hong Kong Institute of Education; University of Indonesia; and Virginia Tech, USA.

Our conferences have included Featured Presentations by educators and academics, university presidents, government ministers, journalists, and policy makers, as well as academic fora around some of the pressing issues in the fields of education.

We invite you to use the IAFOR platform to share and test your ideas with scholars around the world, and to join us very soon at one of our education conferences.


About IAFOR’s Conferences on Technology, Education, Information & Society

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.

The IAFOR conference programme in technology is developed in partnership with some of the world’s leading institutions, including Virginia Tech, Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at University of Michigan, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore, Nihon University and University of Tokyo.

Whether you are a programmer, policy maker, video gamer, educator or simply looking for the latest research and insights in technology and associated fields, IAFOR conferences offer a stimulating academic programme, designed to help navigate the tools of today and the future, and we look forward to your active participation.

The era of Big Data has created great change and opportunity. It has allowed us to make more and more information accessible, and to catalogue and archive, as well as communicate more freely. It has created enormous change in the way we educate, and are educated, and without which, such projects as The International Academic Forum would not be possible.

However, the era of Big Data has ushered in an era of Big Brother. New technologies have facilitated such resistance movements as those in Hong Kong, but have also empowered governments to unparalleled levels of surveillance and breaches of privacy.


Previous Speakers

The speakers shown below, among others, have presented their research at IAFOR's technology, education, information and society conferences.

[Left to right] Keith Miller, Orthwein Endowed Professor for Lifelong Learning in the Science and former Editor of the IEEE Technology and Society Magazine; Barbara Lockee, Professor of Instructional Design at Virginia Tech and immediate past president of AECT; Michael Cusumano, renowned business and technology expert and Distinguished Professor of Management at MIT; Paul Lowe, Professor at University of the Arts London; Bradley Hamm, Dean of the Medill School of Journalism; Eric Hawkinson, Alternate Reality materials developer.

[Left to right] Pia Sorensen, chemist and preceptor of Science and Cooking at Harvard, and Lead Course Developer, HarvardX; Garr Reynolds, presentation guru and author of “Presentation Zen”; Gerard Goggin, communications technology and policy expert; James McNally, Director of the US National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA); Barry Bozeman, eminent US academic and Arizona Centennial Professor of Technology Policy and Public Management; Tony Tin, Director of Library and Information Services at University of Waterloo, and mobile communications expert; David Passig, futurist and bestselling author.


Other IAFOR Conferences in Technology, Education, Information & Society


Ways to Get Involved

IAFOR depends on the assistance of a large number of international academics and practitioners who contribute in a variety of ways to our shared mission of promoting international exchange, facilitating intercultural awareness, encouraging interdisciplinary discussion and generating and sharing new knowledge. We are grateful for the time, effort and expertise donated by all our volunteer contributors.

Here are some of the ways you can get involved:

Reviewing
Editing
Publishing
Volunteering

If you have any questions, or if you would like to suggest additional ways in which you could contribute to IAFOR’s interdisciplinary activities, please feel free to email actc@iafor.org.