Conference 2018, 30th August

Dear ICEFIL Colleagues, Partners, Distinguished Guests,


Please find below our final agenda for ICEFIL conference this year:


Date of Conference:  30th August, 2018


Venue: University of Applied Science - Utrecht, Padualaan 97, Utrecht, Netherlands


Please use the following link to plan your journey to our conference:



Important Contact Numbers (Both Rosanne and I are on WhatsUp so please call or send SMS):

Rosanne Engberts: +31(0) 6 534 65 000

Bijay Dhungana: +44(0) 7 879 777 884



09:30 - 09:45: Registration of attending delegates.


09:45 – 10:00: Bijay Dhungana (ICEFIL Vice-President) and MC - Conference: Greetings and introduction of agenda, participants, etc.


10:00 - 10:25: Jaap van Voorst - Director Archimedes Institute and President of ICEFIL: Why are we here today? 'Co-creation and collaboration among colleagues to foster advances in personalized learning'


10:25 - 10:30:  Short break and set-up for 1st workshop.




 Workshop 1:

Hosted by Dr Kyriaki (Dean and Associate Professor), Renée Marx (Learning Technologist) from Bath Spa University (UK) and Kelly Shiohira (Technical Specialist) from Jet Education Services (South Africa).


They will lead an intensive workshop on using AI for Teacher Training and the need to develop/enhance existing teaching pedagogy and didactic frameworks for AI.  


10:30 to 11:15 Core Presentation/demonstration.

11:15 to 11:45 Break-out session and/or fireside chat activities.

11:45 to 12:00 Wrap-up and conclusions from workshop 1.





Workshop 2:

Hosted by Peter J Wells - Chief, Section for Higher Education - UNESCO


Workshop on 'Future of Higher Education to lead transformation of digital diversity' and will this have the capacity to deliver 'inspirational education for all'? 


What is needed to ensure digital diversity and access to pertinent digital contents globally and thereby avoid creating a new apartheid in global higher education?  


What will be the role of teachers and teaching in the 21st Century? 


12:00 to 12:45 Core Presentation/demonstration.

12:45 to 13:15 Breakout session and/or fireside chat activities.

13:15 to 13:30 Wrap-up and conclusions from workshop 2.



13:30 to 14:00 Light lunch and networking

Note:  We will move into another conference room 7.013 (7th Floor) of same building and have our lunch as well as convene the remainder of our afternoon session.




Workshop 3:

Hosted by Dr Stan Van Ginkel from HU.


Share the important educational innovations that Archimedes Institute has developed in co-creation with partners. During interactive workshops, you will have an opportunity to experience the world of Virtual Reality*, Augmented Reality and Chatbots** by senior researchers and lecturers of Archimedes.


*On Virtual Reality we have a program in which students can practice their presentation skills. They experience a real VR audience, that responds to their presentation. Feedback can be given immediately or after the presentation.


**Chatbots is a ‘robot’ tool that can handle 25.000 questions immediately, gives answers, shows videos and links. It is an AI approach that enriches itself each time it is used.


14:00 to 14:45 Core Presentation/demonstration.

14:45 to 15:15 Breakout session and/or fireside chat activities.

15:15 to 15:30 Wrap-up and conclusions from workshop 3.



Final Workshop 15:30 to 16:00

We anticipate our 3 workshops will generate strong interest and a need to know more on a number of topics. Therefore, this final session will provide an opportunity for participants to drill down further on a number of key topics/interests expressed during the day or have one-on-one discussions with other participants if that is preferred group consensus.


-       Final break-out session and/or fireside chat.  It could also be used to have individual one-on-one sessions if this is the preferred option.


-       Wrap-up and conclusions from this session - Bijay Dhungana



16:00 to 16:15: Closing statement - Jaap van Voorst


16:15 to 16:25: Wrap-up, remarks and conclusions - Bijay Dhungana


16:25 ---- Close of Annual Conference