Technology is changing the way education field works, and to keep up with all the changes and developments happening, educational and technical professionals go to as many edtech conferences as they can. Let’s take a look at some of them that passed by in the first quarter of 2018.
An annual event that covers subjects like database technology, artificial intelligence, computer architecture, software engineering etc., the 7th edition of the International Conference on Educational and Information Technology took place on Mar 7-9 in the UK. To meet and share cutting-edge developments in the education field, the conference aims to provide a platform to the researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry.
The International Conference on Big Data and Education, ICBDE 2018 took place on Mar 9-11 in Honolulu. The conference is a big platform for discussions on big data technologies along with tools for analyzing and applying it to the field of education. Topics like educational data mining and learning analytics on this data, new research methods, learning analytics, learning at scale, student modelling, Big Data Maturity, artificial intelligence etc. were also a part of the discussion during the conference.
The Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education saw its 29th edition taking place on Mar 26-30 in Washington. Known as “The Friendly Society”, SITE claims to be the only organization which has the sole focus to integrate instructional technologies into teacher education programs. The conference gathers academicians who are interested in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and faculty development.