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2nd AUN-TEPL Symposium (Online)

12th Nov 2021
10.00am - 5.00pm (SGT, GMT+8)

About The Event

The AUN-TEPL thematic network under the ASEAN University Network (AUN) was established in 2019 to foster collaboration amongst the ASEAN universities to improve student success through technology-enhanced personalised learning.


Since the Inaugural AUN-TEPL Symposium on 26 February 2020, AUN-TEPL has been working tirelessly to promote technology-enhanced personalised learning across the network. As a key annual event, the AUN-TEPL Symposium serves as a platform with the aim of bringing together like-minded educators from universities in the ASEAN region to share and discuss best practices in the use of technology to bring about personalised learning. The symposium also aims to seek opportunities to collaborate in inter-university projects.


Mahidol University is proud to be the organiser of the 2nd AUN-TEPL Symposium (Online) along with co-organisers, Singapore Management University and Universiti Malaya.

Click on the image below to access the video of Professor Banchong Mahaisavariya's opening address.

Videos of our speakers presentations are now available!

Keynote Presentation:


Garry Falloon

Professor of STEM Education and Director of International Engagement,

Macquarie School of Education

Eamon Vale

Ph.D. Candidate,

Macquarie School of Education


Keynote Presentation:

“From digital literacy to digital competence: Expanding our view of educators’ proficiencies in an era of rapidly changing digital landscapes” 

Over many years, various models and frameworks have been developed to explain the type of knowledge and capabilities educators need to support and further the digital literacy of students. This keynote will argue the need to move from the current ‘multiple literacies’ approach that historically has focused on the mastery of discrete technical or multimodal information skills, to present a framework illustrating a more holistic perspective reflecting an expanded digital competency view it suggests educators needed to optimise benefits from new and emerging technologies in their professional practice. To illustrate one type of new competency needed, the presentation will introduce an accessible and straightforward method for educators to use learning analytics (LA) to understand how students interact with online video learning objects during independent study, and whether this interaction is likely to represent Active learning engagement. Such knowledge is important to educators for improving the design of online learning assets and understanding how they can best be used to enhance students’ learning outcomes.

Breakout Sessions

Session A:
Online Teaching Approaches for Post-COVID-19


Professor Jintavee Khlaisang,

Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Empowering Online Teaching Approaches for Global Digital Citizenship in the Era of post-COVID-19:
Learn • Unlearn • Relearn

The pandemic COVID-19 outbreak has shaped how people from around the world live their life from familiarizing themselves with the everyday use of technology to working and learning in the next normal style. This hence accelerates the global emergence of digital transformation faster than expected, to increase operational effectiveness and efficiency. As a result, many organizations can survive potential-crisis from digital disruption.

This session will clarify and portray the current situation with implications to the new & next normal ways of online teaching and learning ecosystem. The ecosystem consists of 3 dimensions; 1) the readiness to leverage disruptive technology as a key driver, 2) the proper selection of digital content appropriate for each profession and corresponding with required future skills and, 3) the biggest challenge to equip educators with the growth mindset to become role models for learners by demonstrating how to learn, unlearn and relearn.

Dr. Vorasuang Duangchinda

Sripatum University,


Online teaching approaches for post-COVID-19 : A Practical World in Reality

This session will focus on "Online teaching approaches for post-COVID-19" What can be expected in the world of education... what would be practical when the reality kicks in.

Assoc. Professor Farrah Dina Yusop

Universiti Malaya,


From Online Learning to Hybrid Learning: Case Studies from Universiti Malaya

Session B:
Learning Pedagogy for Online Learning


Dr. Maryani Mohamed Rohani

Universiti Malaya,


Enhancing Students’ Learning Experience Trough the Online Disability Equality Training (e-DET)

In this presentation about Disability Equality Training (DET) has been adopted as a dental curriculum component for dental students in Universiti Malaya. The training helps to promote positive awareness towards people with disabilities (PWD) by understanding the environmental and social barriers that PWD may encounter, so as to prepare future dentists in managing dental patients in the Special Care Dentistry clinic. Nevertheless, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, lecturers and DET trainers were challenged to design an online module whilst still maintaining students’ active participation. During this session, I will be sharing about this novel invention in online teaching module for DET, by employing an interactive online DET or e-DET for dental students at the Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Malaya.

Asst. Professor Niwat Srisawasdi

Khonkaen University,


How to Make a Better Fit between eLearning and Adult Education: An Andragogy Application

Effective instructional design targeting adult learners, e.g., graduate students, university instructors, professional workers, and using digital learning platforms have been increasingly recognized in context of formal and non-formal education. In the momentum of online education, andragogy and its principles offer interesting starting points to synergize itself into eLearning for creating better fit learning programs for adults. In this talk, a case study of continuing professional development, in particular context of Khon Kaen University Smart Learning Academy, for in-service teachers are presented. Moreover, several issues concerning the adult training approach, including personalized professional training system, design of professional intensive workshop and implementation results are revealed as well.

Asst. Professor Jolen C.L. Lai

National Taipei University of Education, Taiwan

Self-paced Project-based Learning

Providing adequate practice time for students to learn information technology is essential. However, in conventional computer science courses, teachers cannot care about all the students' learning status; even more, students hardly seek help when doing projects after class. Therefore, Dr. LAI flipped the class time and made students learn the skill and seek help effectively. More importantly, her course was painlessly transformed into a fully online one when the school was closed.

Session C:
Virtual Reality and Gamification


Asst. Professor Mores Prachyabrued

Mahidol University,


Experiences of Using Shared Virtual Environments in Online Teaching

Virtual environment (VE) platforms in online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic experienced by Dr. Mores will be shared in this session. First, he will discuss the challenges in using traditional video meeting platforms such as WebEx, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom. Then, presenting how emerging shared VE platforms such as Mozilla Hubs and Virbela Frame could improve user engagement and teaching and learning experiences, as well as their limitations. Afterward, he discusses feedback from students and instructors. Lastly, his plan on comparing the use of multiple such VE platforms in a variety of computer science subjects.

Professor Gary Chan

Singapore Management University, Singapore

Mind the Drone: A Virtual Reality Game for Law of Torts Course

The presentation will highlight the innovative features of the virtual reality game known as "Mind the Drone" that was used in a Law of Torts course which is a compulsory module for law students at the Singapore Management University. It will discuss how the game was developed and the features that aided the students' learning of the main elements of the tort of negligence in an engaging and immersive environment.

Assoc. Professor Hutkemri

Universiti Malaya,


MyOT_G : New Online Teaching Method


Fergus Bruce and
Dr.Neil McDonnell

Univeristy of Glasglow,


Project Mobius to Edify: The Creation of a VR Teaching Platform

Dr. Neil and Mr.Fergus‘s presentation charts the path from a funded R&D project (Mobius) to a VR platform for higher education: edify. This takes in the institutional, cultural, technological, and commercial challenges of deploying VR teaching at reasonable scale in Higher Education, shares the learning from that journey, and offers a chance to get involved. They also present edify showcases and VR-by-Proxy in this session.

Session D:
Learning Analytics and Course Recommendation System


Dr. Thepchai Supnithi



Analytics in Language Learning and Recommendation


Assoc. Professor Tan Kar Way

Singapore Management University, Singapore

Personalized learning using automated topic alignment and doubt detection

In this work, we collected informal reflections from learners. Using the reflections, we trained machine learning models to automatically identify reflections with doubt content and find similarity scores to learning objectives. These models extract useful insights for instructors to derive actionable plans for timely adjustments and feedback to students. Our pilot deployment of a system showed that our approach delivers promising potential for learner-centered teaching and personalized learning
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