Friday, July 11, 2008

LYICT 2008 Conference 7 - 10 July 2008 - Part 3

Among the notable keynote speakers of the 4-day conference include Prof. Jan Wibe (Retired from The Norwegion University of Science and Technology) who delivered the first keynote address on "The AGORA approach". Other keynote speakers are Prof. Ron Oliver (Pro-Vice Chancellor, Edith Cowan University, Australia), En. Zamani Zakariah (Senior Director of MyICMS Technology and Standards Division at the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission) and Dr. Katy Campbell (Dean, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta).

Prof. Jan Wibe from Norway

Prof. Barbara of Poland and othe members of the AGORA panel, (left) Pieter Hogenbirk (Rector of Parkhurst Dalton School, Netherland)and (right) Prof. Jan Wibe

Prof. Ron Oliver of Edith Cowan University, Australia

Mr. Zamani Zakariah of MCMC

50 papers were presented during the conference, which comprised of full papers, short papers, workshop presentations, panel presentations and the AGORA session papers. Two presenters from Open University Malaysia were honored to be given the opportunity to present their papers during the AGORA Session. Mdm Harvinder Kaur (Lecturer, Centre for Advanced and Prior Learning) presented a paper based on the topic "Lifelong Learning Skills: ICT & Information Literacy. Another presenter from OUM, Richard Ng (Director of OUM Perak Regional Learning Centre) presented a paper on "Online Discussion Forum: What Tutors and Learners Do and How they do it".

Other interesting papers were presented on topics related to M-Learning, Tele-centers , Lifelong Learning, Weblogs, Web 2.0 and Moodle.

Steve Wheeler of Plymouth University, UK chairing the Digital Divide and Cultural Understanding session

Richard Ng was presenting his paper during the AGORA session

Mdm Harvinder Kaur was seen here with other OUM staff

Some of the participants attending one of the parallel session

Prof. Torsten Brinda from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany was presenting his paper

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