ERI2022 Overview


ERI2022

May 05–07, 2022 | Virginia Tech, Arlington, Virginia (Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area)

Welcome to The 2nd IAFOR Conference on Education, Research & Innovation (ERI2022), held in partnership with Virginia Tech, and sponsored by the School of Education, and held on the wonderful Virginia Tech Washington DC Arlington Campus.

ERI2022 encourages academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in an international forum stimulating respectful dialogue. This event will afford an exceptional opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, networking, and facilitating partnerships across national and disciplinary borders.


"Learning Beyond Boundaries"

The United States of America is an ethnically diverse country with a population of more than 350 million people, and the most powerful nation in the world in terms of both hard and soft power. This melting pot built on the cornerstones of individual freedoms and democratic principles of government has historically attracted and provided refuge for individuals, peoples and ideas and ideals. Washington DC, is its capital and home to The White House, The Capitol, the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, and many other iconic buildings, monuments and museums.

However, these same ideas and ideals have proven difficult to reconcile with the realities of a changing world, where America’s preeminence and leadership is challenged as never before, and its vaunted values have been difficult to translate into policies in a country with large and increasing societal inequalities, and increasingly polarized and ineffective political systems.

The United States has among the best – and the worst educational systems on Earth. Its top-tier universities are household names globally, and enormously rich cultural and intellectual powerhouses, but rural, local and lower-level institutions are chronically-underfunded and students in the American public school system lag behind their counterparts in other developed nations. It is in this context, and with these questions of equity and equality, as we look at how cutting-edge technologies and innovative practices both ameliorate and exacerbate these, both within the United States and globally, that we hold our conference on Education, Research and Innovation.

With the additional lens of the coronavirus pandemic, this international conference will offer an extraordinary opportunity for the exchange of ideas and presentation of research, as well as the comparative and contrastive discussions across borders of nation and discipline, that will reflect and bring alive our theme of “Learning Beyond Boundaries”.

In conjunction with IAFOR's Global Partners, we look forward to welcoming you to Virginia Tech!

– The ERI2022 Organising Committee


IAFOR Journal of Education (Scopus Indexed Journal)

This conference is associated with the Scopus and DOAJ listed IAFOR Journal of Education.
 

Key Information

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Programme

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Speakers

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Organising Committee

  • Joseph Haldane
    Joseph Haldane
    The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
  • Barbara Lockee
    Barbara Lockee
    Virginia Tech, USA

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Joseph Haldane
The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan

Biography

Joseph Haldane is the Chairman and CEO of IAFOR. He is responsible for devising strategy, setting policies, forging institutional partnerships, implementing projects, and overseeing the organisation’s business and academic operations, including research, publications and events.

Dr Haldane holds a PhD from the University of London in 19th-century French Studies, and has had full-time faculty positions at the University of Paris XII Paris-Est Créteil (France), Sciences Po Paris (France), and Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (Japan), as well as visiting positions at the French Press Institute in the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (France), The School of Journalism at Sciences Po Paris (France), and the School of Journalism at Moscow State University (Russia).

Dr Haldane’s current research concentrates on post-war and contemporary politics and international affairs, and since 2015 he has been a Guest Professor at The Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, where he teaches on the postgraduate Global Governance Course, and Co-Director of the OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre, an interdisciplinary think tank situated within Osaka University.

A Member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network for Global Governance, Dr Haldane is also a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Philology at the University of Belgrade (Serbia), a Visiting Professor at the School of Business at Doshisha University (Japan), and a Member of the International Advisory Council of the Department of Educational Foundations at the College of Education of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (USA).

From 2012 to 2014, Dr Haldane served as Treasurer of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (Chubu Region) and he is currently a Trustee of the HOPE International Development Agency (Japan). He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society in 2012, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2015.

Barbara Lockee
Virginia Tech, USA

Biography

Dr Barbara Lockee is Professor of Instructional Design and Technology at Virginia Tech, USA, where she is also Associate Director of the School of Education and Associate Director of Educational Research and Outreach. She teaches courses in instructional design, message design, and distance education. Her research interests focus on instructional design issues related to technology-mediated learning. She has published more than 80 papers in academic journals, conferences and books, and has presented her scholarly work at over 90 national and international conferences.

Dr Lockee is Immediate Past President of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, an international professional organisation for educational technology researchers and practitioners. She earned her PhD in 1996 from Virginia Tech in Curriculum and Instruction (Instructional Technology), MA in 1991 from Appalachian State University in Curriculum and Instruction (Educational Media), and BA in 1986 from Appalachian State University in Communication Arts.

Professor Barbara Lockee is a Vice-President of IAFOR. She is Chair of the Education & Language Learning division of the International Academic Advisory Board.