• Invited Speakers
  • Keynotes

Dr. Carolin Fuchs

  • Professor, World Languages Center and English/ Coordinator of Online Teaching and Learning, Northeastern University, USA


   Dr. Fuchs’ research interests lie at the intersection of technology and language education, with a focus on virtual exchanges (telecollaboration), learner autonomy, online teaching, and task design. She has taught at City University of Hong Kong; Teachers College, Columbia University; University of California Berkeley, and Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.
  Dr. Fuchs's work has been published in CALICO, CALL, Language Learning & Technology, ReCALL, and TESOL Quarterly. She is one of the Editors-in-Chief of the Journal of Virtual Exchange ( and serves as First Publications Officer for NICollaboration (; she also served as Editor of the NYS TESOL Journal.

Dr. Muge Satar

  • Professor, Acting Dean of Global (Hass)/ Reader in Applied Linguistics, Northeastern University, UK


    Dr. Satar is a Reader in Applied Linguistics at Newcastle University, UK, and has expertise in technology-enhanced language learning and teaching, particularly on the communicative and pedagogical aspects of multimodal and intercultural interaction in online settings, focusing on social presence, meaning-making, instruction-giving, and task design. Through the lens of the theory of social presence and using mixed methods as well as social semiotics and multimodal (inter)action analysis, her work aims to understand how people from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds and from different communities establish interpersonal relationships and improve their digital, linguistic, and intercultural communication skills. She is particularly interested in contributing to social and intercultural connectedness through fostering interpersonal relationships and participation in physical and online communities.

Dr. Satar was the Principal Investigator of the Communities, Languages, and Activities App (ENACT) project (2019-2022) co-funded by the European Union. The main aim of the project was to foster intercultural and intergenerational social cohesion and understanding between migrant and host community members through two-way knowledge exchange facilitated by digital tools. They worked with several organizations supporting migrant communities including the Newcastle City of Sanctuary, Action Foundation, and the North East Solidarity Teaching (NEST). They are currently organizing impact events for schools and communities at the University and at the Great North Museum (Newcastle Upon Tyne) in collaboration with Tyne and Wear museums.

Dr. Satar is a General Council member of UNICollaboration and the co-editor of the Journal of Virtual Exchange She has publications in leading journals in the field such as Language Learning and Technology, ReCALL, and System. Her most recent books are an edited volume Virtual Exchange: Towards Digital Equity in Internationalisation (2021), a co-authored manuscript Instruction Giving in Online Language Lessons: A Multimodal (Inter) Action Analysis (2023), and a co-edited volume Cultural Tasks For Digital Language Learning (forthcoming).




Dr. Victor Lim Fei 

  • Associate Professor, National Institute of Education-English Language & Literature, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore


    Dr. Fei Victor LIM is an education researcher and an educator. His expertise is in multimodality in education, with a focus on multimodal literacy, multimodal discourse analysis, and digital learning. He is interested in how and what we should teach learners in today's digital and multimodal age. He is guided by his conviction that literacy education must be future-oriented and should progress with the evolving contemporary communication landscape. Victor is passionate about education and its value in improving both personal and societal well-being. His research has a strong practice orientation that shapes his teaching and service.
    Victor is the Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator of several large research grants. He has been invited to present his work around the world. Victor has published in top-tier journals on multimodality in education and is the author of the book Designing Learning with Embodied Teaching: Perspectives from Multimodality, and lead author of the book, Designing Learning for Multimodal Literacy: Teaching Viewing and Representing, both published in the Routledge Studies in Multimodality. Victor teaches pre-service and postgraduate courses on multimodality in education. He also supervises PhD, Masters, and undergraduate students’ research projects based on his research expertise.
    Victor is an editor for Multimodality and Society and serves as an associate editor for the Asia Pacific Journal of Education, Computers, and Composition, and Designs for Learning. He is on the editorial board for Frontiers in Communication, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Journal of Studies in the English Language, Insights into Language, Culture and Communication, and Visual Communication. He serves as the Awards Chair (2023-2024) for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Semiotics in Education Special Interest Group (SIG). He also leads the Multimodality Special Interest Group at NIE to build up a community of faculty and students who share an interest in multimodality in education.


Dr. Gwo-Jen Hwang

  • Vice-President, National Taichung University of Education, Taiwan
  • Chair Professor, Graduate Institute of Digital Learning and Education, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan


Dr. Gwo-Jen Hwang is currently Vice-President of National Taichung University of Education. Dr Hwang serves as an editorial board member and a reviewer for more than 40 academic journals on educational technology and e-learning. He is currently the lead editor of Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (SSCI), topic editor of Sustainability (SCI, SSCI), editor-in-chief of Computers & Education: Artificial Intelligence (Elsevier), editor-in-chief of International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation (Scopus, Q1), editor-in-chief of Journal of Computers in Education (Scopus, ESCI), associate editor of PLOS ONE (SCI), and associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Education (SCI). He has also been the principal investigator of more than 150 research projects funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology as well as the Ministry of Education in Taiwan.

His research interests include mobile and ubiquitous learning, flipped learning, digital game-based learning, and artificial intelligence in education.

Dr. Hwang has published more than 700 academic papers, including more than 350 journal papers and 350 conference papers. Among those publications, more than 250 papers are published in SSCI journals. Owing to the reputation in academic research and innovative inventions in e-learning, he received the annual Most Outstanding Researcher Award from the National Science Council of Taiwan in the years 2007, 2010, and 2013. Moreover, in 2016, he was announced by Times Higher Education as being the most prolific and cited researcher in the world in the field of social sciences.




Dr. Hsien-Chin Liou

  • Professor, Department of Foreign Language and Literature, Feng Chia University, Taiwan


    Professor Hsien-Chin Liou received her PhD in Second Language Acquisition & Teacher Ed from the University of Illinois and her research focuses on Computer Assisted English Teaching and computer science research in the area of writing. She is the deputy editor of the international journal Computer Assisted Language Teaching, the chief editor of the special issue of the International Congress of Applied Linguistics in 2011, and has served as a reviewer of many famous international scholarly journals such as TESOL Quarterly, Language Learning and Technology.

Professor Liou is a professor in the Department of Foreign Language and Literature at Feng Chia University. Her research interests include computer-assisted language teaching, academic English writing, and English teaching theory and practice. She has published more than 40 international journal articles or book chapters, 30 domestic journal articles, and three books. In recognition of her academic achievements, she has received awards granted by the National Science and Technology Council for Research Excellence Awards.