TIEC International Symposium 2015

1.Title of the Symposium

“Assessment of Learning in the 21st Century:Supporting and Recognizing Learning”


As abundant learning resources are available online and learning at learners’ fingertips has become common place, recognizing and assessing such learning has become a pressing issue. A learning management system (LMS) enables visualizing learning in various formats and connecting teachers and learners beyond temporal and geographical limitations. This symposium will look at the issues and possibilities of assessment of learning as well as assessment for learning from multiple perspectives


Friday, November 27, 2015, From 10:00am to 5:00pm (Reception 17:15-19:00)


Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) /The Open University of Japan

5.Sponsors etc.

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)/The Ministry of Foreign Affair


International Conference Hall, Plaza Heisei 3F, Tokyo International Exchange Center
Address: Tokyo Academic Park, 2-2-1 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo Japan
3 minutes walk from "Fune-no-Kagakukan"station on "Yurikamome" line

15 minutes walk from "Tokyo Teleport" station on "Rinkai" line

7.Admission and Application

Free admission
Pre-registration needed

8.Number of Participants



Chair: Kumiko Aoki, Professor, The Open University of Japan (Japanese-English simultaneous translations will be provided)

Time Details
10:00-10:10 Opening Remark
Katsuhiro Endo (President, Japan Student Services Organization)
Katsuhiko Shirai (Chancellor, The Open University of Japan Foundation)
10:10-11:00 Opening Speech, Learning Analytics : In their own words
Belinda Tynan (Pro Vice-Chancellor, The Open University)
11:00-11:50 Speech 1, Visualization and New Assessment of Learning
Hiroshi Iwai (President, Tezukayama University)
13:00-13:50 Speech 2, The Evolution of On-line Learning: Competency Based Education
Sally M. Johnstone
(Vice President for Academic Advancement, Western Governors University)
14:00-14:50 Speech 3, Bright and/or darker futures:Imagining the future of assessment and credentials
Kay Souter (Associate Dean & Professor, Australian Catholic University)
14:50-15:40 Speech 4, Social Learning 2.0: Participative - Collaborative - Sustainable
Daniel Tan (Group Chief Learning Officer, Taylor’s Education Group)
16:00-16:50 Panel Discussion Chair: Kumiko Aoki (Professor, The Open University of Japan)
16:50-17:00 Closing Remark Yoichi Okabe (President, The Open University of Japan)
17:15-19:00 Reception Main Foyer (Reception Fee ¥3,000)
  • This symposium is subsidized by the Nakajima Foundation
Strategy Planning Unit
Student Exchange Programs Planning Division
Student Exchange Department
Japan Student Services Organization
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