Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010 – Global Conference on Learning and Technology

May 17-20, 2010 – Penang (island), Malaysia
(Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort)


** Submission Deadline: December 20, 2009 (extended) **

Organized by: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Co-sponsored by: Education & Information Technology Digital Library

Hosted by: Open University of Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, and Wawasan Open University

We are happy to announce that over 350 proposals have already been received from all over the world for the premiere year of the Global Learn Conference to be held this coming May 17-20, 2010 in Penang, Malaysia. Since some people have requested more time and this is a busy time of the year, the executive committee of the Global Learn conference has extended the Call for Papers to December 20.

Come join us at the Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort in Penang—a quite wondrous venue with gorgeous views for what we believe will be one of the most unique conferences ever. And it will be packed with stellar speakers and designed for highly engaging conversations. Please let others know who might be interested or who had difficulty meeting the previous deadline.

If you are among the hundreds of people who submitted by the earlier deadline, you still will be notified of the review results by December 22. More details are provided below.

COLOR POSTER: Global Learn 2010 Asia Pacific (Available to Print & Distribute)


  1. UPDATE: Keynote/Invited Speakers
  2. Introduction
  3. Topics
  4. Program Activities & Submission Information, Deadline November 23
  5. Presentation Categories
  6. Penang (island), Malaysia
  7. Deadlines


See talk abstracts and pictures of speakers

Keynote Speakers:

Teaching Learning Framework through the Power of Innovation
Anuwar Ali, Open University Malaysia, Malaysia
Sustainable Higher Education Learning Futures
James Taylor, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Increasing Individual and Collective Intelligence
Jerome Glenn, Executive Director, The Millennium Project, USA
Title to be announced
Asha Kanwar, Commonwealth of Learning, Canada

Invited Speakers: (partial list)

Global Educational Technology: A Luddite View
Jon Baggaley, Athabasca University, Canada
Authentic Mobile Learning: The Affordances of Mobile Technologies in Authentic Learning
Jan Herrington, Murdoch University, Australia
Mobile Innovation and Global Education Ecosystem
Paul Kim, Stanford University, USA
Distance and Blended Learning in Asia: An Overview
Colin Latchem, Open Learning Consultant, Australia
Beyond Dichotomies: Rethinking the World Through New Technologies
Merry Merryfield, Ohio State University, USA
An Alternative Schooling: Self Organising Systems in Education
Sugata Mitra, Newcastle University, UK



Global Learn Asia Pacific is an annual, international conference organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). The conference will be guided by a respected, international Executive Committee, primarily from countries of the Asia Pacific region.

This conference serves to further the advancement and innovation in learning and technology. As the educational world becomes increasingly global, new ways to explore, learn, and share knowledge are needed. Global Learn is a means to connect and engage creative educators, researchers, consultants, training managers, policy makers, curriculum developers, entrepreneurs, and others in the topics and fields in which they are passionate about. Many individuals are transforming learning environments in local as well as more global ways. Global Learn offers them an opportunity to meet and discuss their ideas, findings, and next steps.


The following nine themes exemplify the vision and goals of Global Learn for advancement and innovation in:

  1. Advanced Technologies for Learning and Teaching
  2. Assessment and Research
  3. Educational Reform, Policy, and Innovation
  4. Evaluation and Quality Improvement Advances
  5. Global Networks, Partnerships, and Exchanges
  6. Innovative Approaches to Learning and Learning Environments
  7. Open Education
  8. Technologies for Socially Responsive Learning
  9. Virtual and Distance Education

For specific topics within these themes, Click Here.


  • Keynote Speakers & Invited Panels/Speakers
  • Papers, Best Practice Sessions & Roundtables
  • Research/Technical Showcases & Products/Services Showcases
  • Tutorials/Workshops
  • Virtual Sessions

All presentation proposals are peer reviewed and selected by a Program Committee, based on merit and the perceived value for attendees.


  • The Program includes a wide range of interesting and useful activities designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information.


  • Experience the Pearl of the Orient; Culture, Dining, Shopping, Attractions, & Tours!


  • Submissions Due: December 20, 2009 (extended call)
  • Authors Notified: December 22, 2009 (initial call)
  • Authors Notified: December 30, 2009 (extended call)
  • Proceedings File Due: March 22, 2010
  • Early Registration: March 22, 2010
  • Advanced Registration: April 26, 2010
  • Conference: May 17-20, 2010
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