International Conference on Applied Education, Technology and Innovation (THEi AETI 2019)

Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong

"Education 4.0: Applied Degree Education and the Future of Work"

16th ~ 18th April 2019

Hosted by the Technological and Higher Education Institute (THEi) Hong Kong

The first International Conference on Applied Education, Technology and Innovation welcomes abstracts from academics and practitioners, industry partners, education entrepreneurs and innovators engaging with Education 4.0 with breakthrough stories to tell.


Education 4.0 refers to the shifts in the education sector in response to Industry 4.0 where digital transformation is impacting the ways in which the world of work and our everyday lives are becoming increasingly automated.  In the applied degree sector, significant change and transformation is occurring as leaders, educators and partners evolve SMART campus environments to include blended learning, artificial intelligence, data analytics, BYOD devices, process automation and engage in curriculum renewal for and with industries and professions. 


In initiating the International Conference on Applied Education, Technology and Innovation series, THEi Hong Kong seeks to evolve a global community of practice to share case studies, engage in critical discussion and spearhead thought leadership to address the paradigm shift in new generation educational practice.  Increasingly, institutions across the applied degree sector are addressing technology and innovation as the triggers to transform higher education to ensure more fit for purpose outcomes in preparing students for the world of work and life-long learning.  As we engage in this transformation, what are the innovation pedagogies informing student success? How are new generation technologies shaping institutional development, curriculum refresh and student learning journeys? How are institutional leaders pro-actively shifting gears to shape the future of education? How are industry and students as partners becoming more involved in applied research? What are the impacts of Education 4.0 on applied degree education outcomes?


The Conference theme for 2019 is “Education 4.0: Applied Degree Education and the Future of Work”. The Conference aims to profile and enhance the contribution of applied educational practice and research particularly in the applied degree sector as it relates to the future of work.  Selected conference papers will be included in an independent volume of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) series, published by Springer as a post-conference edited book. Contributions that show case real world outcomes with students and industry as partners are most welcome. The Conference will include keynote addresses, panel discussion, breakthrough case studies and paper presentations.


The Conference cordially invites submissions on a range of topics, including, but not limited to:


Rethinking the role of education and educators

Curriculum and the Future of Work

Data-driven management

Applied research

Industrial partnership and collaboration

Work integrated learning


Vocational and professional practices

Fostering Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Students, industry and professions as partners

Employability skills and qualities for the C21st world of work

New Generation Learning Space Design

Open Education Resources (OER)

Innovation Pedagogies and Instructional design

Adaptive learning technologies

Lifelong learning

Transnational Education


Data analytics, assessment and feedback

Multimedia, interaction and learners’ community building

Technology and Ethics

Adapting organizational designs to the Future of Work

Participants need to register to attend or to present at the Conference.


Full Registration (Authors / presenters / participants): 

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Standard Rate (after 1 January 2019):



Registered participants are eligible to: 

Access to all presentation sessions; 

Have a Program Booklet listing all the presentations and abstracts; 

Access to enjoy all coffee break food and beverage services.

For full-paper accepted by Springer after double-blind review, the Conference Organizer will mail authors (one per paper) a copy of the post-conference edited book published by Springer without further charges.

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