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About ICT4HD 2018

This is a small, international, peer-reviewed conference with a limited number of oral and poster presentation time slots. We encourage all interested participants to submit presentations as early as possible. Please note that submissions and registration will close when the event has reached its capacity.

About ICT4HD 2018

It has been nearly 20 years since the United Nationals launched its effort to achieve universal primary education as part of Millennium Development Goals initiative. While significant progress has been made in improving global literacy and getting more children, especially girls, back into the classroom, many challenges still remain. Globalization, geography and geopolitical issues, conflict, gender discrimination and poverty are among the most often cited barriers to quality education. One barrier, however, that is often overlooked is the Digital Divide – a socioeconomic disparity that places constraints and limits on access to information and communication technology as a means of learning.

Students and teachers at all levels of education, from primary school to university, will generally agree that access to information and communication technology is no longer a novelty for just improved gaming or mobile phone apps, but actually an extremely important resource for learning of everything from a foreign language to making a business presentation. Arguably, advancements in education technology are reshaping the way that educators teach and they way in which students learn. For example, consider how distance education has benefited greatly from e-learning and improved the learning environment and the learning experience or how the use of blended learning has made it possible to study any subject, anytime and anywhere.

ICT4HD will be an opportunity for teachers, researchers, students and anyone involved with education technology to share research on the future of technology in the classroom.   Thus, our focus and theme for ICT4HD 2018 will be Education Technology: Challenges and Opportunities.

ICT4HD 2018 Submission Application Form

Topic Streams

  • Blended Learning
  • Digital Divide: Problems and Solutions
  • Distance Education & E-Learning
  • Education Technology
  • Other Areas (please specify)

Who Should Attend

ICT4HD 2018 will provide an interdisciplinary platform for academics, students, researchers, educators, technology specialists, social workers and other professionals.

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Review Committee

Takayuki YamadaICT4HD 2018 Organizing Committee Chair
Takayuki Yamada,
Chairperson, INTESDA,
Japan

Mr. Yamada is a Charter and Founding Member of RID 2760 Rotary Club of Chubu Nagoya Mirai, where he also serves as a special adviser of the Polio Plus Committee of Japan. Between 2011 and 2016 he has organized and led several humanitarian and medical aid missions to India and Bhutan to assist with immunization efforts to eradicate polio in South Asia. Most recently, Mr. Yamada was appointed to serve on the strategic planning committee for the Rotary International Youth Exchange Program in Japan.

Michael K. Sasaoka-AlvordICT4HD 2018 Program Director
Michael Sasaoka-Alvord,
INTESDA Program Director,
Japan

Michael oversees special programs, events and business development for INTESDA, which mobilizes ideas and raises awareness for sustainable development and the Global Goals. Michael holds degrees in international business and Japanese from San Diego State University, USA. Combining his interests in business and education he has been involved with education and training in Japan for the past seventeen years at the secondary, tertiary and corporate level. His research interest include globalization, sustainable development and education rights.