The 7th International Conference on Education in Muslim Society

Background

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we live in every respect. It has undoubtedly had disruptive impacts on nearly every aspect of our life including the education sector. Now, as we enter the second year living with the pandemic, half of the student population at the global level is still affected by full or partial school closures potentially leading to student learning loss. To overcome the danger of this learning loss, transitioning to online learning with various platforms (synchronous or asynchronous) has become a new normal worldwide. Teachers and students are getting used to different forms of classroom transformation from in-person to hybrid (blended) to online classrooms facilitated and enhanced by technological innovations. Indeed, the pandemic appears to have accelerated digital transformation in the education sector to a level never witnessed before. We are now living in a shifting education landscape where the roles of students, teachers, and technologies in teaching and learning contexts have changed dramatically. Faced with this new educational reality, students, teachers, and educators in general have no better choice but to embrace it, to adjust to it, and to make it part of their empowering mindset.

However, worldwide experience so far suggests that transitioning to a new normal in a shifting education landscape has come up with unique obstacles and difficulties in many parts of the world ranging from infrastructure issues, human resource capacity, and overall readiness for adopting technological innovations in education practice. Responding to those challenges, UNESCO has recommended that all governments of its member states do their best in providing learning opportunities to minimize students’ learning loss, supporting teachers in dealing with online or hybrid learning modes, and ensuring effective integration of digital transformation into education practice at all levels (UNESCO, 2021).

Each year, the Faculty of Educational Science (FITK), State Islamic University (UIN) Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta organizes the International Conference on Education in Muslim Society (ICEMS). Responding to the global educational challenge during the pandemic briefly illustrated above, this year the 7th International Conference on Education in Muslim Society (ICEMS) is specially organized under the main theme: “Embracing the New Normal: Changing Roles of Students, Teachers, and Technologies in Shifting Education Landscape.

Objectives

The conference’s primary objective is to provide a global forum for researchers, scholars, teachers, lecturers, practitioners, and graduate students to:

  1. exchange cutting-edge research-based ideas and best practices for transforming classrooms through the use of technology during and following the COVID-19 crisis;
  2. discuss critical issues and challenges, as well as creative and innovative classroom transformation strategies, in light of the recent shifts in the educational landscape.

Target Outcomes

In addition to objectives listed above, this conference is also intended to provide its participants with publication opportunities:

  1. Publication of papers presented at the conference in conference proceedings by internationally reputable publishers.
  2. Publication of papers presented at the conference in nationally accredited journals with international recognition (S1 and S2)

 Publication Tracks

To achieve the target results mentioned above, this conference arranges three publication tracks and participants are free to choose depending on content specifications of their papers:

  1. IEEE Conference Proceeding

This publication track is for papers which specifically deal with technological issues in various elements of teaching and learning. Subject to phases of editorial procedure, manuscripts in this publication track will be published in the international proceeding by IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).

  1. CRC – Taylor and Francis

This publication track is for papers which do not address technological issues of teaching and learning. Subject to phases of editorial process, manuscripts in this publication track will be published by the international proceeding by CRC-Taylor and Francis

  1. Nationally Accredited Journals (S1, S2)

In addition to publication opportunities in international proceedings described above, participants also may take the option to get their works published by nationally accredited journals with international recognition especially Sinta 1 and Sinta 2. This publication track requires more time for editorial process.

Before you submit your paper, please consult paper templates for each publication track available on the conference’s website.

Time, Delivery Mode, and Activity

The 7th ICEMS Virtual Convention will be organized virtually on Wednesday-Thursday, 6-7 October 2021. For details on program items and activities please see our Tentative Program Rundown.

Resource Persons

The 7th ICEMS Virtual Convention is aimed to provide a complete outlook on the present situation of classroom transformations during the pandemic at the global level, highlighting the changing roles of students, teachers, and technologies in shifting education contexts. For this reason, the conference invites a broad spectrum of specialists including researchers, scholars, practitioners, policy makers, teachers, and students to contribute to fruitful and constructive debates and deliberations throughout the conference. Resource persons for this conference comprise the following categories:

  1. Keynote Speaker

The keynote speaker for this conference will give a keynote speech which directly addresses the main theme of the conference “Embracing the New Normal: Students, Teachers, and Technologies in a Changing Educational Landscape.” The keynote speech is expected to set the main tone of the conference that will resonates throughout the whole conference. Speech time limit: 30-45 Minutes.

  1. Plenary Speakers

Plenary Speakers are invited speakers to give their speech in a plenary session where a panel of speakers join the session. The plenary speakers are expected to unpack and explores issues related to the main theme of the conference. The plenary session will also invite the audience to join the conversation in a Q&A session. Speech time limit: 15-20 minutes for each speaker.

  1. Talk Show Speakers

7th ICEMS Virtual Convention 2021 Talk Show speakers are invited speakers to give a brief speech which addresses a sub-theme of the conference followed by a flow of discussion and conversation facilitated by a talk show host. The session will also invite the audience to join the conversation. Initial speech time limit: 10-15 Minutes.

  1. Parallel Session Speakers

Participants of 7th ICEMS Virtual Convention are invited to submit their papers to the conference, and they will have the opportunity to present their papers online in a parallel session with 3 or 4 speakers each session with a discussant or two. There will be about 15-20 cloud meeting rooms for parallel sessions. Speech time limit for each speaker: 10-15 Minutes.

  1. Poster Session Speakers

Participants of 7th ICEMS Virtual Convention are also invited to submit posters which highlight and advertise their research in a visually pleasing presentation. Each poster submitted to the conference should be accompanied by a video or audio recording which briefly outlines the main research question(s) and research finding(s). Speech time limit for each video/audio recording: 5-7 minutes.