ASEAN Academic Network Enhanced Second Personalized Learning Symposium Examines Impact of Online Education in Post-COVID-19 World


In collaboration with Mahidol University (MU) and Universiti Malaya (UM), Singapore University of Management (SMU) hosted the 2nd ASEAN University Network Technology-Enhanced Personalized Learning Symposium (AUN-TEPL) November 12, 2021.

The virtual event brought together around 200 like-minded educators from universities in the ASEAN region to share and discuss best practices in using technology to provide personalized learning and seek opportunities for collaboration in interuniversity projects. It featured a series of presentations by speakers from various universities in ASEAN and beyond, covering a wide range of topics such as “Developing the skills of educators in the era of the rapidly changing digital landscape”, “Approaches to ‘Online Education in a Post-COVID-19 World ”,“ Learning Pedagogies for Online Learning ”,“ Virtual Reality and Gamification ”,“ Learning Analysis and Course Recommendation Systems ”.

According to MU President Prof. Banchong Mahaisavariya, “The AUN-TEPL network establishes a collaborative platform that expresses the commitment of all parties to work towards the mission of facilitating capacity building symposia, creating a platform for the exchange of educational tools and content and to stimulate inter-university research collaboration, as leaders in personalized learning enhanced by technology.

Keynote speaker Garry Falloon, professor of STEM education and director of international engagement at the Macquarie School of Education, presented a framework illustrating a holistic perspective to reflect a broad view of the digital skills educators need to optimize outcomes. advantages of new and emerging technologies in their professional practice. He also introduced the use of learning analytics as a way to understand how students interact with online video learning objects during independent study as part of active learning engagement. . This approach provides educators with ideas for improving the design of e-learning assets and understanding how they can best be used to improve student learning outcomes.

In addition, the faculty members of the SMU Professor Gary Chan (YPHSL) was invited to share a virtual reality game “Mind the Drone” which was used in the Law of Torts course. The game helped students learn the main elements of the offense of neglect in an engaging and immersive environment. Associate Professor Tan Kar Way (SCIS) also explained how she trained machine learning models to automatically identify student reflections with questionable content to extract useful information for instructors to derive action plans for timely adjustments and comments to students.

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