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Keynote Speakers for ICELT 2019

Prof. Joy Kutaka-Kennedy
National University, USA

Before entering higher education Dr. Joy Kutaka-Kennedy spent over twenty years teaching students from pre-school through high school in regular education, gifted education, at-risk education, and special education. She has taught over fifteen years at the university level emphasizing special education teacher preparation in academic course work and clinical practice supervision. Early in her career she won two competitive federal grants totaling almost $2M for teacher preparation in special education. Having extensive experience with online education, course development and program evaluation, she won Quality Matters recognition for innovative course design and student engagement. She has given numerous national and international presentations on creativity and collaboration in the online venue; individual accountability in online group work; emerging technological trends in higher education; and implications of generational differences and technological innovation in higher education. Currently Dr. Kutaka-Kennedy is examining the use of virtual and augmented reality in education along with the implications of the rapidly evolving future of artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning. She participates in a consortium led by the University of Kansas to research differences in perception of online visual elements among culturally diverse groups. Her faculty responsibilities include course design and oversight, field work supervision, and mentoring new faculty in higher education. Dr. Joy Kutaka-Kennedy serves as an officer of the California Association of Professors of Special Education, mentors prospective grant writers, completes program reviews for state and national accreditation, and performs editorial reviews for professional publications. She currently is working on designing new programs and curricula to align with new state credentialing standards.


Prof. Patrick Letouze

Federal University of Tocantins, Brazil

Professor Patrick Letouze was the director of research of the "Universidade Federal do Tocantins" from 2012 to 2013, when he left to create the graduate program of health and science education and to be the elected president of the Human Research Ethics Committee for three years. Then from 2014 to 2018, he was the first director of the graduate program of health and science education, where he still member of the academic staff. His present research interests are gamification of education, educational systems, and decision support tools and techniques applied to education management."

Speech Title: The Potential Use of Smartphone and Social Networks In Public High Schools: A Survey Of A Study Case In Palmas, Tocantins - Brazil

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Keynote Speakers for ICELT History

Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Purdue University Northwest, USA
Prof. Tomokazu Nakayama
Jissen Women's University, Tokyo, Japan
Prof. Hui-Wen Vivian Tang
Ming Chuan University, Taiwan
Prof. Joy Kutaka-Kennedy
National University, USA
Prof. Budsaba Kanoksilapatham
Silpakorn University, Thailand
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