CITE Research Symposium 2017 (CITERS 2017) will be held on 9-10 June 2017 (Friday & Saturday) at The University of Hong Kong. CITERS 2017 is organized by the Centre for Information Technology in Education of the University of Hong Kong in collaboration with the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL), the Technology-Enriched Learning Initiative (TELI), the Libraries of the University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Education City (HKEdCity). The symposium’s main theme is:

“Empowering Communities, Innovating Learning, Learning to Innovate”

Education nowadays have to prepare students for jobs that have not yet been created, technologies that have not yet been invented and problems that we do not yet know will arise. Students also need to be equipped with 21st century skills such as self-directed learning, collaborative skill, and critical problem solving skills to enable them to function as lifelong learners. With the emergence of innovative technology, it is important for us to examine how current technologies or pedagogies can provide a seamless learning environment to facilitate students’ learning to fit the 21st century. In what way technology can provide evidence-based information that will help us better understand students’ learning?

This conference aims to investigate these questions. Specifically, the following sub-themes will be explored:

  1. Learning analytics and educational data mining
  2. Learning and assessment at scale (OER, MOOCs, E-learning, etc.)
  3. Virtual and augmented reality
  4. Game-based learning and gamification
  5. STEM education and Self-directed learning
  6. Computational thinking and coding education

The CITERS 2017 Organizing Committee is now calling for contributions from educational researchers and practitioners, including teacher educators, principals, teachers, government officers, librarians, students and graduates from education programmes, CITE members and those interested in IT and educational research. More details about CITERS 2017 call for contribution can be found in (* submission is now closed).