ALIEN final conference

April 9, 2021

The final conference was an international event that had a 6-hour duration, spanned 7 time-zones from Portugal to Malaysia, and involved 10 speakers from 9 countries. The event was moderated by University Tenaga Nasional in Malaysia by Dr. Hazleen Aris and her team of researchers. The event was opened by Dr. Aisha Abu Bakar, a senior researcher from the University of Malaya.

It was a great opportunity to showcase the results of the ALIEN project through partner presentations on areas of expertise related to problem-based learning, such as methodologies and tools, gamification, AI, and more.

It further showcased partners experiences from applying the ALIEN problem-based learning approach at their institutions in different countries, such as Nepal, Pakistan, Malaysia, and Vietnam. Participants had the opportunity to exchange experiences from the deployment of problem-based learning and to discuss special issues such as effectively engaging large groups of students.

 Conference program

06:00 – 06:30 EET

11:00 – 11.30 Malaysia

Welcome and overview of ALIEN project

Dr. Aishah Binti Abu Bakar

University of Malaya, Malaysia

see video

06:30 – 07:00 EET

11:30 – 12:00 Malaysia

Designing spaces for active learning in engineering

Dr. Raja Jamillah Raja Yussof

University of Malaya , Malaysia

see video

07:00 – 07:30 EET

12:00 – 12:30 Malaysia

Implementing problem-based learning at Hanoi University

MSc. Dinh Thi Minh Nguyet

Hanoi University, Vietnam

see video

07:30 – 08:00 EET

12:30 – 13:00 Malaysia

Problem-based learning in Software Engineering

Dr. Irum Inayat

National University of Future and Emerging Sciences, Pakistan

see video

08:00 – 08:30 EET

13:00 – 13:30 Malaysia

Educational challenges in the new era

Dr. Manish Pokharel

Kathmandu University, Nepal

see video

08:30 – 09:30 EET

13:30 – 14:30 Malaysia




09:30 – 10:00 EET

14:30 – 15:00 Malaysia

Problem-based learning methodologies and tools

Dr. Hariklia Tsalapatas

University of Thessaly, Greece

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10:00 – 10:30 EET

15:00 – 15:30 Malaysia

Gamification and problem-based learning

Dr. Martin Sillaots

Tallinn University, Estonia

see video

10:30 – 11:00 EET

15:30 – 16:00 Malaysia

Problem-based learning experiences in Bulgaria

Dr. Tsvetelina Petrova

Technical University Gabrovo

see video

11:00 – 11:30 EET

16:00 – 16:30 Malaysia

Digital platforms for problem-based learning

Dr. Carlos Vaz de Carvalho

Porto Polytechnic, Portugal

see video

11:30 – 12:00 EET

16:30 – 17:00 Malaysia

Artificial intelligence and problem-based learning

Dr. Janet Read

University of Central Lancashire, UK

see video