Sub-conference C4:

Technology in Higher Education, Adult Learning, and Human Performance


The twenty-first century has been characterized as the Knowledge Age and the Digital Age. To remain competitive, improving learning and human performance for sustainable development has been recognized as a core approach. It is an imperative, rather than a nice-to-have, to develop knowledge creation capacity and the ability to engage in self-directed and life-long learning among learners in in educational institutions, as well as adult workers in various organizations. A parallel development in this Knowledge Age is the advancement of technologies, inter alia, network technologies, mobile technologies, artificial intelligence and analytics, which have dramatically changed the ways people are connected, blurring the line between face-to-face and online communication. Consequently, technology-enabled learning and training have been increasingly adopted in higher education, corporations, governments and communities to create innovative learning environments and approaches. Some examples include Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs), mobile learning, immersive environments, computer-supported collaborative learning, and use of learning analytics to facilitate learning.


At the same time, some concerns were raised, particularly about the negative social impact of technologies. Further, there exist strong critics against ICT integration. Understanding the critics and potential challenges that are essential for ICT integration in education entails systemic effort and substantial investment in finance, workforce, and resources. Collaborations among scholars and practitioners are necessary for enhancing the research and practice in technology-enhanced higher education, adult learning, and human performance. Bridging this theory-practice divide is necessary. This sub-conference aims to simulate more investigations and discussions on this theme. It provides a forum for academics and practitioners to explore issues related to the design, implementation, and evaluation of technologies for higher education, adult learning, and human performance as well as their educational or organizational impact and related issues.


The scope of papers will cover but not be limited to:

1)      E-learning in higher education

2)      E-learning for continuing education

3)      Distance education and lifelong learning

4)      Computer-supported self-directed learning

5)      Instructional design in e-learning

6)      Knowledge management and e-learning

7)      E-learning/E-training in various organizations and communities

8)      Case study and best practice of e-learning

9)      Web-based corporate training

10)   E-learning and human performance

11)   E-learning and human resource development

12)   Evaluation of online learning performance

13)   Online learning environments and tools

14)   Online curriculum development


Paper submission:

Full manuscripts shall be submitted to the conference for review. Abstract submissions will NOT be accepted. This conference uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. Please kindly note that when authors submit papers for review, the authors’ information has to be blinded in the title, the contents, and the reference part. After the paper is being accepted, the author information will be displayed in the final version of the submitted paper.

1)      Authors should prepare submissions either in English or in Chinese (Long paper: 8 pages; Short paper: 4 pages; Poster: 2 pages). Submissions written in Chinese should include the title, abstract and keywords written in both Chinese and English.

2)      Authors should submit papers with PDFformat. Please make use of the paper template for preparing submissions.

3)      Authors should make submissions by uploading papers onto the Submission System of the conference (


Executive Chair of the sub-conference:

Seng Chee Tan

Nanyang Technological University


Co-Chairs of the sub-Conference(listed in alphabetic order of surnames):

Cheung, Wing   Sum    

Nanyang Technological   University                                   

Lin, Tzung-Jin 

Taiwan Normal University

Zhai, Junqing     

Department  of Education, Zhejiang University


Program committee members (listed in alphabetic order of surnames):

Chang, Chi-Cheng

Taiwan Normal University

Chang, Hsin-Yi

Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Chen, Tzy-Ling

Chung Hsing University

Chen, Irene

Changhua University of Education

Cheng, Kun-Hung

Chiao Tung University

Cheng, Ying-Hsueh

Chung Cheng University

Chiou, Guo-Li

Taiwan Normal University

Chou, Pao-Nan

University of Tainan

Fan, Chun Wai, Andy

University of Macau

Hsu, Jack

Pingtung University of Science and Technology

Jih, Hueyching

Tsing Hua University (Hsinchu)

Lai, Jean Hok Yin

Hong Kong Baptist University

Lee, Min-Hsien

Taiwan Normal University

Lin, Chia-Ching

Kaohsiung Normal University

Shih, Meilun

Taiwan University

Sang, Guoyuan

Beijing Normal University

Sheu, Feng-Ru

Kent State University

Sun, Zhong

Capital   Normal University

Tsai, Pei-Shan

Taipei University of Technology

Tsai, Meng-Jung

Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Wei, Shih-Hsuan

Taichung University of Education