Across the globe, there is a growing impetus to transform education from the structures and processes of the past to a system that meets the requirements of today’s workplace, profiting from the resources and opportunities of the digital age. The 1st International Conference on Education in the Digital Ecosystem: “Blended Learning in Teacher Training – Innovation and Good Practices” aims to address this transformation process by bringing together leading policy makers, academic scientists, researchers, teacher trainers and teachers in an international setting to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as many of the practical challenges encountered. Its focus is on identifying solutions for the adaptation of education into the digital ecosystem by providing a creative platform for inspirational exchanges, interaction and scientific debate on practices and research related to Education in the Digital Ecosystem areas on the use of blended learning in pre-service and in-service teacher training.

The 1st International Conference on Education in the Digital Ecosystem brings together speakers and participants from different parts of the world to share their research and experiences in using blended learning in pre-service and in-service teacher training.

Conference themes

  • Best practices in Blended Learning
  • Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning
  • Teaching Pedagogy: 4H (Head, Hand, Heart, Happiness)
  • Digital Education in Sustainable Development
  • Social Media in Teacher Training
  • Instructional design and collaborative online learning
  • Education Quality Assurance
  • Video in Teaching and Learning
  • Learning analytics
  • Curriculum development
  • Teaching and learning theories

Conference topics will not be limited to these themes.

Call for proposals

You are invited to submit an extended abstract of your proposal to present at the 1st International Conference on Education in the Digital Ecosystem: Blended Learning in Teacher Training – Innovation and Good Practices. These extended abstracts should be written in English and should directly address one of the themes of the conference. Extended abstracts should be between 1200 and 1800 words long and should provide a comprehensive summary of the work or research that you would like to present.

All accepted extended abstracts will be included in the Book of Extended Abstracts (with ISBN number) which will be published by the conference organisers at the time of the conference. Furthermore, authors of selection of accepted proposals will be invited to submit a full paper to the peer-reviewed journal.

Only those authors who have registered for the conference will be included in the conference agenda and Book of Extended Abstracts. Download the abstract proposal template.


  • Extended Abstract Submission deadline: 12 April 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: 30 April 2019
  • Final submission date of accepted extended abstracts for publication: 15 June 2019
  • Notification of authors whose proposals have been accepted for submission of full papers to the peer-reviewed journal: 30 June 2019
  • Submission of full papers of those accepted: 8 August 2019

Submit your proposal Brochure PDF



Sunday, 18 August 2019

  • 15:00 – 17:00 Registration

Monday, 19 August 2019

  • 09:30 – 10:30 Opening Ceremony
  • 11:00 – 12:30 Keynote Address
  • 14:00 – 15:30 Plenary Session 1
  • 15:45 – 17:00 Parallel Session

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

  • 08:30 – 09:30 Plenary Session 2
  • 09:30 – 10:30 Parallel Session
  • 11:00 – 12:30 Parallel Session
  • 14:00 – 16:30 Parallel Session
  • 19:15 – 22:00 Conference Dinner

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

  • 08:30 – 09:30 Plenary Session 3
  • 09:30 – 10:30 Parallel Session
  • 11:00 – 12:30 Parallel Session
  • 14:00 – 15:00 Forum
  • 15:00 – 16:00 Closing Ceremony

Thursday, 22 August 2019

  • 08:00 – 18:00 Visit to Sarawak Cultural Village and Semenggoh Wildlife Centre

This schedule is subject to change.

Keynote Speakers


Prof. Pierre Dillenbourg

Computer-Human Interaction Lab for Learning & Instruction, EPFL, Switzerland

A former teacher in elementary school, Pierre Dillenbourg graduated in educational science (University of Mons, Belgium). He started his research on learning technologies in 1984. He obtained a PhD in computer science from the University of Lancaster (UK), in the domain of artificial intelligence applications for education. He has been the academic director of Center for Digital Education, which implements the MOOC strategy of EPFL (over 2 million registrations). He is full professor in learning technologies in the School of Computer & Communication Sciences, where he is the head of the CHILI Lab: "Computer-Human Interaction for Learning & Instruction”. He is the director of the leading house DUAL-T, which develops technologies for dual vocational education systems. With EPFL colleagues, he launched in 2017 the Swiss EdTech Collider, an incubator with 70 start-ups in learning technologies In 2018, he co-founded LEARN, the EPFL Center of Learning Sciences that brings together the local initiatives in educational innovation. Pierre’s field of expertise lies in computer-supported collaborative learning & work, Learning technologies, MOOCs Human-computer interaction, Educational Robotics, Eye Tracking, Tangible Interfaces.


Prof. Lone Dirckinck-Holmfeld

Dean, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, Denmark

Prof. Dirckinck-Holmfeld’s work focuses on strengthening and putting into play the Humanities’ resource base within research, teaching and learning, as well as dissemination of knowledge, innovation and societal development – both in Danish, European and international contexts. She has a PhD from Roskilde University in computer-mediated communication and learning (1990). Her main field of research is computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) in distributed environments, human-centered design and implementation of ICT in organizations. She has authored and coauthored several books, and more than 150 papers, articles, and reports on ICT and learning. With a strong focus on innovation and problem-based research in her academic production and leadership, Professor Dirckinck-Holmfeld has, among others, as President of Telearc, member of the Kaleidoscope core group, Board member of the Danish Educational University and Board member of the Danish Council for Research Policy, been agenda setting in the scientific debate relating to societal challenges - particularly in relation to interdisciplinarity, innovation and growth. Besides her academic commitment, Prof Dirckinck-Holmfeld has been actively involved in the public debate relating to the grand societal challenges - most recently as organiser of a national conference on creativity and innovation in the humanities and the publication of several newspaper articles concerning humanistic innovation and growth, during the summer of 2012.

Delegate type Early-bird Normal rate On-site
Until 1 June 2019 From 2 June to 17 Aug 2019 On 18 August 2019
Foreign Student Euro 200 Euro 220 Euro 250
Foreign Participant Euro 300 Euro 320 Euro 350
Project Partners Euro 250 Euro 250 Euro 250
Malaysian Students RM500 RM550 RM600
Malaysian Participants RM700 RM750 RM800

Registration Fee includes:

  • Two tea breaks and lunch for 4 days
  • Conference Kit includes Programme and Book of Abstracts, Lanyard and Nametag, Pen and Writing Pad
  • Conference Dinner
  • Conference Tour to Sarawak Cultural Village and Semonggok Wildlife

(Local Delegate Registration does not include Tour Package)

Registration will open shortly

Conference Venue

Riverside Majestic Hotel
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Overlooking the Sarawak River, the hotel commands a panoramic view of the city and the Kuching Waterfront. It is 20 minutes away from the Kuching International Airport and within walking distance of some of the city's major tourist attractions such as the Kuching Waterfront, Chinese Museum, Tua Pek Kong Chinese Temple, Fort Margherita and the Main Bazaar.

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Conference Leadership

  • Patron: The Honourable Dato Sri Michael Manyin Ak Jawong, Minister for Education, Science and Technological Research, Malaysia
  • Advisor: Prof. Dato Dr Jamil Hamali, Rector, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Chair: Assoc. Prof. Dr Margaret Chan, UiTM Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Vice Chair: Assoc. Prof. Dr Ling Siew Eng, UiTM Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Secretary: Nor Hazizah Binti Julaihi, UiTM Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Assistant Secretary: Anniza Hamdan, UiTM Sarawak, Malaysia

Local Organisation Committee

  • Head of Secretariat: Adeline Engkamat, UiTM Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Scientific Programme Chair: Ling Siew Ching, UiTM Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Treasurer: Dr Susan Hydra Sikayu, UiTM Sarawak, Malaysia

General Correspondence

International Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Dr Jacques Ginestie, Aix-Marseille University - ESPE, France (Chairperson)
  • Dr Maria Impedovo, Aix-Marseille University - ESPE, France
  • Prof. Dr Sufiana Khatoon, National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Mathy Vanbuel, ATiT, Belgium
  • Dr Mart Laanpere, Tallinn University, Estonia
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr Khalid Md Saifuddin, University of Southern Denmark, Aalborg University and Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • Ast Prof. Dr Sonam Rinchen, Royal University of Bhutan, Bhutan
  • Dr Kezang Sherab, Royal University of Bhutan, Bhutan
  • Ast Prof. Dr Kinley, Royal University of Bhutan, Bhutan
  • Prof. Dr Nabi Bux Jumani, International Islamic University (IIU), Pakistan
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr Margaret Chan Kit Yok UiTM Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr Ling Siew Eng UiTM, Sarawak, Malaysia

International Organisational Committee

  • Dr Maria Impedovo, Aix-Marseille University - ESPE, France
  • Sally Reynolds, ATiT, Belgium
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr Khalid Md Saifuddin, University of Southern Denmark, Aalborg University and Copenhagen Business School, Denmark