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The International Conference on ICT for Human Development – Saturday and Sunday, November 2-3, 2019 in Hiroshima, Japan»

Welcome to ICT4HD 2019

Welcome to the 2nd International Conference on ICT for Human Development (ICT4HD 2019) to be held in Hiroshima, Japan on Saturday and Sunday, November 2-3, 2019 alongside the 6th Conference on Human Development in Asia (COHDA 2019). The Fall is an ideal season for visiting Hiroshima. All attending participants will have an opportunity for travel around Hiroshima, including its two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Peace Park and the Shrine Island of Miyajima (Itsukushima).

Please note that the number of oral and poster time slots is limited.  The organizers will close submissions and registration when the event has reached its capacity.

About ICT4HD 2019

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 most often cited as 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.  Thus, our focus and theme for ICT4HD 2019 will be Education Technology: Challenges and Opportunities.

We welcome proposals of 250 words in English by Friday, August 16, 2019. Click on the Link Below to Submit your Proposal Today!

ICT4HD 2019 Submission Application Form

Topic Streams

  • Blended Learning
  • Digital Literacy and Education
  • Distance Teaching and Learning
  • Education and ICT
  • Social Media in Education
  • Teaching English with Technology
  • Other Areas (please specify)

Who Should Attend

ICT4HD 2019 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. 

Plan Your Attendance

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Review Committee

Takayuki YamadaICT4HD 2019 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 2018 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 2019 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.

Review Committee

Harry-Carley-73x85Co-Chairperson and Plenary Speaker
Harry Carley, MA ELT, MA Ed Tech,
English Department, School of Humanities,
Matsuyama University, Japan

Harry Carley, MA ELT, MA Ed Tech, currently lecturer in the English Department of the School of Humanities, at Matsuyama University, Ehime, Japan has acquired an expanded knowledge of the Japanese educational system while instructing English. His almost 30 years of residing in Japan has afforded him the opportunity to become involved with all aspects of English language teaching. He has taught extensively at the kindergarten, primary, junior and senior high levels for 20 years. His current position at the tertiary level has permitted him to incorporate his prior earlier teaching knowledge with the latest technological advancements. His aim has been to offer lessons that offer opportunities for language expansion as well as at the same time as contributing to expanding learner’s active presentation and computer skills. His key research interest concerns understanding language learning as it is constantly evolving along with the latest enhancements in technical knowledge.

Readers

  • Harry Carley, MA ELT, MA Ed Tech, English Department, Matsuyama University, Japan
  • James Harry Morris, Ph.D., School of Humanities, Tsukuba University, Japan
  • Gary Smith, M.Eng., Great Lakes Lights Photography, USA
  • Kanato Kashima, Ph.D., Graduate School of Design, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Zulfiya Imyarova, Ph.D., International Educational Program, Narxoz University, Kazakhstan
  • Beverly A. Sarza, Ph.D., De La Salle University Manila, Manila, Philippines
  • Jin Su Jeong, Ph.D., School of Engineering and Industrial Design, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
  • Thirayu Meererksom, M.B.A., Faculty of Management Science, Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand