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2018 International Symposium on Teaching, Education, and Learning - Winter Session will be held in Okinawa, Japan during January 23 to 25, 2018. We welcome researchers, educators, graduate students and professionals from all over the world to submit full papers or abstracts related to education, teaching, and learning. Detailed topics of interest are available at Conference Scope. Please read our Submission Guidelines and use our Templates for full paper and abstract to prepare your manuscripts.

The submission deadline is October 1, 2017. Submit your manuscript now! We look forward to your presentation in Okinawa.

About ISTEL-Winter 2018

The rapidly evolving technology redefines the conventional way of teaching and learning, making education more dynamic. At the same time, educators around the world also face challenges from the implementation of technology to education and students of digital generation; however, technology also provides educators opportunities to enhance and innovate pedagogy.

In response to the growing challenges and opportunity in education, International Symposium on Teaching, Education, and Learning (ISTEL) is dedicated to providing an international and interdisciplinary platform for educators, researchers, graduate students, practitioners, and leaders to share their research achievements and to discuss developing issues in the field of education. ISTEL-Winter 2018 is the best opportunity for delegates to establish education or research relationship and to develop global partnerships for future collaboration.

We invite authors to submit full papers or abstracts that match with the scope and topics of ISTEL-Winter 2018. Detailed topics of interest are available at “Conference Scope.” Listeners who are interested in business, management and information are also welcome to join this event.


Important Dates


Submission Deadline: October 1, 2017
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: 2 weeks after Submission
Early registration deadline: November 10, 2017
Deadline for Submitting Final Manuscript: November 20, 2017
Registration Deadline: November 20, 2017
Tentative program announcement: November 25, 2017
Conference Dates: January 23-25, 2018

Speaker





Speaker

Featured Speaker: Professor George MacLean

Foreign Language Center, University of the Ryukyus

Biography:

George MacLean is a professor at the University of Ryukyus, in Okinawa Japan. He is also president of the Okinawa chapter of the Japan Association of Language Teachers (JALT). His fields of interest include second language acquisition, English Education, Curriculum Instruction, and Technology Education.

International Liaisons

  • International Co-chair, Taiwan
    Che-Jen Su, Fu-Jen Catholic University
  • International Co-chair, Japan
    Jinsan Lin, Nagoya Sangyo University
  • International Co-chair, Malaysia
    Beh Loo See, University of Malaya
  • International Co-chair, Israel
    Yacov Kedem, Shenkar College of Engineering and Design
  • International Co-chair, Mauritius
    Hemant Kassean, University of Mauritius
  • International Co-chair, Iran
    Iraj Mahdavi, Mazandaran University of Science and Technology
  • International Co-chair, Sri Lanka
    J.A.S.K. Jayakody, University of Colombo
  • International Co-chair, Australia
    Fredy Valenzuela, University of New England
  • International Co-chair, Turkey
    Nihat Kasap, Sabanci University
  • International Co-chair, Singapore
    Rueylin Hsiao, National University of Singapore
  • International Co-chair, United States
    David Ang, Auburn University Montgomery

International Committee

  • Neslihan Arhun, Baskent University Faculty of Dentistry
  • Li-Ling Hsu, Oriental Institute of Technology
  • Tien-Chi Huang, National Taichung University of Science and Technology
  • Su Young Kim, The Catholic University of Korea
  • Yen-Ting Lin, National Pingtung University
  • Jay Rajasekera, International University of Japan
  • Chien-Chih Wang, Ming Chi University of Technology
  • Yuanqiong Wang, Towson University
  • Tadashi Yano, Nagoya University of Economics

Awards and Publication Opportunities

Outstanding Paper Awards


About 5-10% of submissions will be selected and awarded as Distinguished Papers. We will announce the list of award winner in the conference program.


Publication Opportunities


Authors are given the option to present their works at the conference either with or without an accompanying full written paper. All abstracts and full papers are anonymously reviewed by peers and will be published in the conference proceedings (ISSN 1729-9322).

Subject to review, selected authors will be invited to develop longer versions of their papers for the following journal:



journal

International Journal of Cyber Society and Education


Full papers will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Cyber Society and Education (IJCSE, ISSN 1995-6649). The IJCSE is a double-blind referred academic journal for all fields of cyber society and education, such as following topics. All theoretical, empirical and applied manuscripts will be considered for publication.

IJCSE is indexed or abstracted in: ProQuest: Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Collection, Computer Science Collection, SciTech Collection, Technology Collection (since middle 2012), EBSCO host (since middle 2013), Australian Research Council Journal List (since 2012), Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Management, Ulrich's periodicals directory, Index Copernious, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) and Google Scholar.

History

Starting from 2015, ISTEL has served as an international forum for scholars, educators and professionals of education and related disciplines to exchange their ideas and share the latest research achievements.


Conference Scope

Papers and presentations regarding the below topics are of particular interest to the conference. However, these suggested topics of research and writing are not meant to be limitations and the conference program is open to all substantive areas of formal and informal research. Authors may present papers documenting relevant activities, pilot studies, feasibility studies or developmental work.


  • EDUCATION
  • Child Development
  • Education Policy and Leadership
  • Education, Research, and Globalization
  • Educational Administration
  • Educational Psychology
  • Educational Technology
  • Environmental Education
  • ESL/TESL/TESOL
  • Ethical Issues in Education
  • Fine Arts Education
  • Food Education
  • Healthy Education
  • Higher Education
  • History of Education
  • ICT Literacy in Education
  • Indigenous and Diversity Issues in Education
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Innovation and Change in Education
  • Knowledge Management in Education
  • Liberal Arts Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Multicultural Education
  • Outdoor Education
  • Physics Education
  • Pre-school Education
  • Primary Education
  • Rural Education
  • School and Classroom Behavior
  • Science Education
  • Special Education
  • Theory of Education
  • Vocational Education
  • Women and Minorities in Science and Technology
  • Work Employability
  • LEARNING
  • Accessibility to Disabled Users
  • Animation, 3D, and Web 3D Applications
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Constructivist Learning
  • Cooperative/Collaborative Learning
  • Distance and Open Learning
  • Future Learning Trends
  • Humanistic Learning
  • Immersive Learning
  • Interactive e-Learning Systems
  • Interactive Learning Environment
  • Knowledge Management in e-Learning
  • Language Acquisition/Learning
  • Library and Learning Resources
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Massive Open Online Course
  • Mobile Applications and Learning
  • New Learning Environments
  • Problem Solving Development
  • Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Learning Environments
  • Workplace Learning
  • TEACHING
  • Assessment & Testing
  • Classroom Management
  • Classroom Practice
  • Computer-Aided Assessment
  • Content Development
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Digital Content Creation
  • Early Childhood Education
  • e-Portfolios
  • Instructional Design
  • Measurement and Evaluation
  • Multimedia Applications
  • Pedagogical and Practical Issues
  • Students Affairs
  • Supervising and Managing Student Projects
  • Teacher Education/Training

Submission Guidelines and Templates

    1. Policy

    By submitting a manuscript to BAI-Winter 2018, authors acknowledge that it has not been previously published or accepted for publication in substantially similar form in any peer-reviewed venue including journals or conferences.

    2. Language

    Authors MUST prepare their manuscripts in English. Either American or British style is acceptable, but authors should use one consistently throughout.

    3. Manuscript format and templates

    The format of citations and references MUST conform to APA (American Psychological Association) style. For more technical specification regarding citations and references, please refer to Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association or APA Style Center.


    Download templates forFull paper or Abstract.

    4. File format

    Authors are required to submit manuscripts in Microsoft Word format.

    5. Paper length

    Full paper: within 30 pages, including abstract, keywords, main text, tables/figures, references, and acknowledgement.

    Abstract: within 1 page for regular abstract or 2 pages for an extended abstract.

    6. Abstract and keywords

    Immediately following the names of the author(s), type ABSTRACT in all capitals, centered, 12-point Times New Roman. Include a one-paragraph abstract of approximately 150 to 300 words in 12-point Times New Roman, summarizing the purpose and findings of the research. At the end of the abstract, include a line with 3 to 5 keywords.

    7. Main text and paper size

    All text paragraphs should begin flush left. The text throughout should be in 12-point Times New Roman, single-spaced, and right-justified. Use black for front color.

    The manuscript should be A4 [i.e., 21.0 centimeters (8.27 inches) by 29.69 centimeters (11.69 inches)], and the margins should be set to Word's default: top and bottom 2.54 centimeters (1.00 inches), right and left 3.17 centimeters (1.25 inches). The layout should be one-column portrait.

    8. Tables and figures

    Tables: Tables should be numbered sequentially using Arabic numerals (e.g., Table 1, Table 2), and each table should have a descriptive title. The table number and title should be typed in bold type, single-spaced, and centered across the top of the table, in 12-point Times New Roman.

    Figures: All figures in the manuscript should be numbered sequentially using Arabic numerals (e.g., Figure 1, Figure 2), and each figure should have a descriptive title. The figure number and title should be typed in bold type, single-spaced, and centered across the bottom of the figure, in 12-point Times New Roman.

    9. Page numbers, header, and footer

    Do NOT insert any page number, header, and footer.

    10. Author(s) identifying information

    The author(s), affiliation(s), and corresponding author’s e-mail address should be single-spaced and centered on the lines below the title, in 12-point Times New Roman. Please do not add titles (e.g., Dr., Professor, or Dean) before the author name(s).

    Keep author(s) identifying information in the manuscript (including acknowledgement). We will remove it before your manuscript is sent to anonymous peer review.

    11. Online submission

    Use EasyChair to submit your manuscript.

    *Download Check List for Submission to help you prepare your paper.



Submission Deadline

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Submission Deadline: October 1, 2017. Get ready to submit in...

Registration


1. Registration is NOT open at this moment. Only registered authors’ manuscripts will be published in the proceedings.

2. If your submission is multi-authored and additional authors would like to attend the conference, each additional author has to register and pay the registration fee separately.

3. Registered authors will receive a copy of conference proceedings in USB format, admission to all conference sessions, coffee breaks, and lunch for 2 days.

4. Cancellation Policy for the Conference
Cancellation Policy: If we receive your written cancellation before 23:59 (GMT+8), November 20, 2017, the registration fees will be refunded, deducted by an administrative fee of US$100. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after 23:59 (GMT+8), November 20, 2017. All cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing to the Registration Secretariat (baiconference.winter@gmail.com).


Information: Venue, Visa and About Okinawa

Venue

Venue

ISTEL-Winter 2018 will be held at Conference Hall B of Okinawa Convention Center (Address: 4-3-1 Mashiki, Ginowan City, Okinawa 901-2224, Japan)

The Convention Center is about 40 minutes ride (14 kilometers) from the Naha Airport and about 30 minutes ride (10 kilometers) from the center of Naha City. Detail information about public transportation is available at Maps and Directions.

visa

Japan Visa

Please look at the list of the countries that are eligible for the visa exemption agreement with Japan. If your country is included in the list, you usually do not need to apply for an entry visa to Japan.

If your country is not included in the list, you need to obtain a short-term stay visa (“tanki-shouyou visa” in Japanese) from the embassy of Japan in your country.
Read carefully the Japanese visa guide provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. Please be informed that it is the embassy of Japan in your country that makes a decision on issuing a visa. Usually, the procedure takes considerably long, it would be recommended that you begin the procedure as early as possible.

About Okinawa

Located in the East China Sea between Taiwan and Japan's mainland, Okinawa is a Japanese prefecture comprising more than 150 islands. The tropical climate, broad beaches, and coral reefs, as well as its cultural heritages, make Okinawa a popular travel destination in the world. When the main island of Japan is covered by snow between January and February, the earliest cherry blossom has arrived in Okinawa!

Visit Okinawa convention & Visitors Bureau
for more travel information.