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Friday, 1 December 2017

GRDS Quarterly Newsletter: ADTEL (August 2017- November 2017)


Greetings and sincere thanks for your patronage and support. ADTEL has now grown to 6992 followers and members from 47 countries.
We are glad to present to you our latest edition of newsletter. The newsletter showcases the associations current and upcoming endeavours.

Conferences Held:

 ADTEL has successfully organised following International conferences in the period of  August 2017- November 2017:

We thank all members, participants and supporting organisations for making these conferences successful.

  ADTEL Collaborations:

It is our constant endeavour to associate with academicians, researchers, students, professionals and organisations. This collaboration is the crux of our growth and contribution to the society. We are proud to have following organisational collaborations:

  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (Venue Provider)
  • Yildiz Technical University, 34349 Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey (Venue Provider)
  • Rumah University, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Venue Provider)
  • Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, UK (Venue Provider)
  • Buein Zahra Technical University, Iran (Collaboration)
  • Research and Markets Limited, Dublin, Ireland (Collaboration)
  • CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), China (Collaboration)
  • International Journal of Computer Science and Business Informatics (IJCSBI), Mauritius (Collaboration)
  • Linton University College, KTG Group, Malaysia (Collaboration)
  • Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Conference Center, Bangkok, Thailand (Venue Provider)
  • Peacful Mind Foundation, India (Partner)
  • Tresorix Ltd. Mauritius (Collaboration)
  • ResearchSEA, Asia Research News, UK (Media Partner)
  • International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, Mauritius (Collaboration)
  • International Journal of Supply Chain Management (Scopus indexed), London (Collaboration)
  • GTIS, Taiwan (Green Technology Invention Society, Taiwan) (Collaboration)
  • Tecnico (Universidade de Lisboa), Campus da Alameda, Lisbon, Portugal (Venue Provider)
  • Srishti International, Bangalore, India (Collaboration)
  • Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (Venue Provider)
  • Kasetsart University, KU Home, Bangkok, Thailand (Venue Provider)
We will be glad to partner with your organisation. Please write to for assistance. 

Job Openings

 ADTEL is searching for talented and energetic conference coordinators (part-time) who are working/ studying at following locations:
Dubai/ London/ Barcelona/ Lisbon/ Rome/ Kuala Lumpur/ Bali/ Singapore/ Bangkok

Its a golden opportunity to be a part of our global team, to interact and associate with International academicians, display your leadership and organising skills and earn handsome honorarium.

All interested and eligible candidates are requested to contact us with their CV, Photograph, Cover Letter on

Our GRDS International Conference began with opening remarks by Honourable Keynote speaker highlighting the main context on Social Issues.
The main aim of this conference was:
  • To discuss latest challenges/researches being faced by the Society regarding Learning and teaching issues 
  • Generating academic and professional relationships 
  • Boosting morale and confidence of researchers in an international platform 
  • Networking among the participants 
  • Providing a holistic experience of academic tourism 
Our worthy Keynote speakers open up the conference enlightening participants with their speech.
Here are our List of keynote speakers who participated in our conference.

Keynote Speaker of  GRDS International Cobference held at September, 2017 Bali, Indonesia
(Dr. Syarip Hidayat Affiliated to Indonesia University of Education/ Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, (UPI Bandung, Indonesia) )

Keynote Speaker of  GRDS International Conference held at September, 2017 London, UK
(Ailson J. De Moraes  Affiliated to Lecturer in Strategy and International Business at Royal Holloway )

Keynote Speaker of  GRDS International Conference held at September, 2017 London, UK
( Anne C. Ihata Affiliated to University of London and Department of Global Communication, Musashino University, Tokyo, Japan)

Keynote Speaker of  GRDS International Conference held at October, 2017 Dubai
( Hwangji Lu Affiliated to  Abu Dhabi, UAE and Department of Healthcare Administration and Informatics, Ashford University, San Diego, CA, USA)

Keynote Speaker of  GRDS International Conference held at October, 2017 Dubai
(Dr. K. Ravichandran Affiliated to Director of Experiential Education, Associate Professor, School of Management, New York Institute of Technology )

Keynote Speaker of  GRDS International Conference held in November 2017, Singapore
(Dr. Deepak L. Waikar Affiliated to Managing Partner, EduEnergy Consultants, Singapore and Senior Consultants Tacstra Solutions Pte Ltd, Singapore.)

Keynote Speaker of  GRDS International Conference held in November 2017, Singapore
(Ma. Victoria Magayon  Affiliated to Graduate School,University Of Santo Tomas,Philippines )

Keynote Speaker of  GRDS International Conference held in November 2017, Singapore
(Patricia Lorenz  Affiliated to Lecturer and Coordinator, Department of German
Language, Centre for Modern Languages , Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Keynote Speaker of  GRDS International Conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 2017

(Dr. Shahryar Sorooshian Affiliated to Coordinator of Research Clusters & Faculty Publications, Faculty of Industrial Management; Universiti Malaysia, Pahang, Malaysia)

In order to Promote Young Researchers, GRDS International conferences, Provides Young Research Scholarship (YRS) in the form of full Registration fee waiver to participate in such events.
Here are our List of Young Research Scholars who participated in our conference .

   Young Research Scholar of GRDS International Conference held at Bali, September 2017
(Alvin B. Barcelona Affiliated to Angelicum College, Quezon City, Philippines)
 Paper TitleAn Assessment of the Non-Graded System Based on Learners’ Learning Satisfaction, Behavior, and Outcomes

 Abstract: This study aimed to assess the non-graded system of a progressive school which advocates self-paced and individualized mode of learning, mastery learning program, and modular approach to learning based on learners’ learning satisfaction, behavior, and outcomes. A combined evaluation model was used which is outcome evaluation with influence of Kirkpatrick’s’ Four Level training evaluation. The mixed method approach is used in answering the research problems which made used of a learning satisfaction survey, school archives, individual interviews, and focused group discussions.
Results show that the strengths of the non-graded system as perceived by the learners are the following: studying entails less academic pressure, more engaged learning experiences,  independent learning, opportunity for academic advancement, non-existence of grades,  individualized learning,  academic freedom, and opportunity to correct mistakes on the tests while the weaknesses of the program are the lax environment, lacks of motivation and incentives, not well monitored academic improvements, and less challenging academic tasks. In general, the respondents are satisfied with the non-graded system.
The proportions of the learners who finished their academic requirements for two academic years are very high. However, periodical accomplishment that focuses on the pacing of the learners show that about 30% of them were academically behind.
The identified positive changes in the behavior of the learners as a result of their learning experiences are increased self-reliance and self-esteem, improved patience, and appreciation towards studying while the negative effect on their behavior is the fact that the learners become lazy and less productive.
The impact of the system is felt and very apparent. However, there are identified areas that need to be improved especially the standpoint where learners become relax, lazy, and less productive because grades do not exist.

In each, GRDS International conference, Best Paper award is given to Best Researches. In Association for Development of Teaching, Education and Learning (ADTEL), Best paper award is given to the participants with best scholarly paper submitted and presented at the conference.

Best Paper of GRDS International Conference held at Bali, September 2017
(Dennis Yeo Kah Sin Affiliated to English Language and Literature Academic Group)
Paper TitleThe Asian Short Film in the Literature Classroom

Abstract: The issue of contemporary 21st Century literacies foregrounds the strategies of literary analysis, interpretation and representation, particularly in terms of visual, media and critical literacy. The rich schema of cinematic narratives, conventions, and techniques that students bring into the classroom remains largely untapped. The accessibility, brevity, and creativity of the short film format offers an entire narrative in a short space of time for the Literature teacher to teach plot structure, characterization, thematic viewpoints and stylistic technique. 
The Asian short film lends a strong indigenous voice to local communities that runs counter to dominant global literatures, cultures and ideologies. This uses the short film as “a window on other worlds” to inform, contemplate and compare “culture, feeling, historical knowledge and context” (Reid 189). Besides developing the reading skills of students to analyze the ideas, realities and levels of meaning with different text types, the study of the Asian short film will expand the global experience of students, especially when it includes short films from other countries around the globe.
 The conference presentation will focus on the depiction of education in three short films, Bun Chan Nimol’s Dream from Cambodia, Fadzlie Musthafa’s A Drop of Hope from Malaysia and Sufyan Sam’an’s Child from Singapore.

Keywords: Literature, Short Film, Asian, Multiliteracy, Multimodality

Best Paper of GRDS International Conference held at  Dubai, UAE 2017.
(Igor Balaban & Nina Begicevic Redep  Affiliated to Faculty of Organization and Informatics,University of Zagreb,Zagreb)
 Paper Title: Assessing Digital Maturity of Schools

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to identify and describe the current state of digital maturity of primary and secondary schools in Croatia. It reveals key steps in the development of an instrument for assessing digital maturity of schools and gives a brief overview of a Model for Digitally Mature Schools in Croatia, which is a base for the instrument. The instrument evaluation involved 151 primary and secondary schools in Croatia that were assessed against maturity levels. Descriptive statistics is used to elaborate on reliability of measurement scales and to identify and explain correlations between 38 indicators of digital maturity of schools. The main drivers of digital maturity are also identified. Results obtained from the instrument show that 50 percent of schools in Croatia are in the initial phase of maturity and 43 percent of them are E-enabled which in respect to 5 different maturity levels corresponds to levels 2 and 3 respectively. An on-line system developed for this purpose, besides it features the instrument itself and enables schools to benchmark between themselves, identifies critical indicators for each school that require improvement in order for school to make progress against maturity level.
Keywords: Digital maturity, maturity framework, instrument, e-schools

Best Paper of GRDS International Conference held at  Dubai, UAE 2017.
(Jocelyn Grira & Louis Jaeck  Affiliated to Croatia and Department Of Economics And Finance College Of Business And Economics,UAE University,Al Ain, UAE)
Paper TitleRationality And Students Misconduct At University: Empirical Evidence And Policy Implications

Abstract: We investigate the determinants of students’ misconduct at University. Using a sample of 310 surveyed students, we find that students are more likely to cheat when they have previous misconduct records, when they perceive academic integrity policy as being poorly enforced and when perceived instructors’ tolerance toward misconduct incidents is high. Moreover, misconduct behavior tends to increase with students’ seniority and the perceived level of course difficulty. Surprisingly, students’ motivation toward reading, writing, and learning do not seem to have valuable impact on the likelihood of students’ misconduct. Students’ nationality partially explains the cross sectional variation in misconduct rates. Our findings have important policy implications that relate to university culture of academic integrity, instructors’ tolerance vis-à-vis students’ misconduct behavior, and the effectiveness of punitive actions.

Keywords: Misconduct; Motivation; Performance; Ethics; University Policy

Best Paper of GRDS International Conference held in November, 2017, Singapore
(R.Radhika Affiliated to Department of English,Guru Nanak College,Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India)
 Paper TitleRole of Emotional Intelligence in Interpersonal Relationships

Abstract: Human life is undergoing constant change right from its evolution. With the development of Science and Technology,  the generation today is spending most of their prime time with electronic devices. This technology has drifted away from their relationships. Social media is playing a major role in this. Emotional Intelligence has to be improved to live a successful life. Emotional Intelligence is needed to enhance one’s living, to empathise, and to manage interpersonal relationships. Students today must learn the inter and intra personal skills , learn to face difficult situations and improve tolerance. In today’s scenario, how one portrays himself is more important than being a subject expertise. This paper will analyse the different criteria’s of Emotional Intelligence as to how a person can upgrade himself with Emotional Intelligence and how soft skills plays a major role in embracing success. 

Best Paper of GRDS International Conference held in November, 2017, Singapore
(Freimut Bodendorf  Affiliated to Institute of Information Systems,University of Erlangen-Nuremberg,Germany)
 Paper Title Rich Lecture On Demand A Bavarian Best Practice

Abstract: In Germany the state of Bavaria created an innovative concept of network centric e-learning called “The Virtual University of Bavaria” (VUB). This virtual university consists of a loosely coupled network of all universities in the state of Bavaria. Each university offers web-based courses which can be integrated in the study programs at any other bavarian university. A student may be enrolled both at his/her local university as well as at the VUB. This concept proved to be very successful and is regarded as a perfect example and best practice for similar efforts in other German states. Actually over 50.000 students are enrolled at the VUB, each one attending on average 3 courses. This results in a VUB course attendance of around 150.000 students.

One crucial element of the virtual courses is “Lecture on Demand” (LoD) design. On the one hand course material is organized in the traditional lecture-oriented way. Video recordings of focused off-line lectures or key presentations (“learning nuggets”) serve as a guide and initial content at the same time. On the other hand this material is enriched and interweaved with content that goes beyond the abilities of traditional off-line lectures.

The general approach of the VUB and the specific concept of LoD are introduced. The production process of LoD e-learning packages is explained in detail. The look and feel of LoD is presented by best practice examples. These examples are illustrated by the user interface design for students as well as for LoD producers.

Keywords: Virtual University, Video Lectures, Rich Media

Best Paper of GRDS International Conference held in November, 2017, Singapore
(Inchan Park Affiliated to Convergence Design Lab,Media4thone Ltd.,Seoul, Republic of Korea)
 Paper TitleResearch on the Usability of Games for the Intervention of Korean Dyslexia - Focusing on Counting Games

Abstract: It is estimated that around 5% of the Korean population, or about 2,500,000 people, have dyslexia. For the purpose of developing a functional dyslexia intervention, online phonological awareness games that focus on counting syllables and phonemes have been developed. In this research, a usability test was conducted to evaluate two such games. A checklist was developed based on the test results of the User Interface experts. The checklist consisted of 10 questions to be answered by students and 18 questions for clinicians. The subjects for the usability test comprised 21 students and 22 clinicians. A test platform was developed to provide a test environment that was conducive to playing online games. The analysis of the usability test results has been grouped into two parts: a quantitative analysis and a qualitative analysis. Based on the quantitative analysis results, the dyslexic students averaged 8.5 points (±1.53) on a Likert Scale of 10; while the dyslexia clinicians averaged 8.7 points (±0.87) on the same Likert Scale. Based on the results of the qualitative analysis, an enhancement of the rewards function, a better user interface for the button used to check for the correct answer, and a button to enlarge the screen were identified as areas for improvement.

Keywords: Usability Test, Phonological Awareness, Online Education Game, Dyslexia, Intervention

Best Paper of GRDS International Conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November, 2017
(Adeeb Jarrah affiliated to College Of Education,United Arab Emirates University,Al Ain, United Arab Emirate)

 Paper Title:  Teachers’ perceptions of the use of English as the medium of instruction for teaching mathematics and science in Elementary school classes

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to investigate teachers’ perceptions of the use of English as the medium of instruction for teaching mathematics and science classes in United Arab Emirates.
Education plays a major role in promoting sustainable development in any country. In recent years, education in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has undergone constant change. In 2007, the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), the governing body that supervises schools in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, implemented a new policy which was to make English as the language of instruction in schools for the teaching mathematics and science.

The results reported in this paper were based on data collected using mixed methodology. Specifically, quantitative data were derived using a questionnaire administered to 107 elementary mathematics and science teachers and focus-group interviews that included 17 mathematics and science teachers in elementary school classes.

Notable results include general agreement among teachers that students’ achievements in mathematics and science could be better if the contents were taught in the native language. Additionally, teachers expressed several obstacles of using English as the medium of instruction as they believed that students have difficulty demonstrating what they know in mathematics and science using English because of their low language proficiency. Additionally, the analysis and interpretation of the focus-group interviews revealed that teachers spend considerable amount of class time teaching English instead of mathematics and science, at least from their own perspectives. The results of this study have valuable implications for teacher training, language improvement, enhancing learning outcomes of English, science and mathematics.

Keywords: Perceptions, ADEC (Abu Dhabi Education Council), Elementary Teachers, English-medium instruction (EMI)

Best Paper of GRDS International Conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November, 2017

Maira Khan
(Department Of Architecture And Design,Comsats Institute Of Information And Technology,Lahore, Pakistan)


Abstract: My Research on Architecture education in Asia will sure give us a chance to plan better tomorrow and talk about the Future of the Past in terms of Sustainable Development. Designing more than  One MillionSquare Feet area prioritizing Passive Architecture has been key concern and main area of Focus.
Area of focus  will be Social Responsibility towards architecture and creating awareness about sensitivity towards Sustainable Environment.  
I anticipate that my Research on  improving Architecture Education in Asia will enable us to create awareness in the field of Architecture and Technology and enable Architects to plan for better tomorrow.
Keywords: Situational Design, Climate Responsive Design, Social responsibility, Sustainable Development

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PUPIL: International Journal of Teaching, Education and Learning is an open access, single blind, peer reviewed and refereed international journal published by GRDS Publishing.
The main objective of ‘PUPIL’ is to provide an intellectual platform for the international researchers. ‘PUPIL’ aims to promote interdisciplinary studies in Teaching, Education and Learning and become the leading journal in this field. This journal is dedicated for the miracle called ‘learning’ that exists beyond the boundaries of human imagination and touches the super-consciousness called ‘God’.
This journal provides a forum for sharing timely and up-to-date publication of scientific research and review articles. ‘PUPIL’ publishes original laboratory methods, industrial design, related technical tools, and methods-oriented review articles on all aspects of biomedical and life sciences.

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