Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Current Issues in Education (ICCIE 2021)

Education trends are dynamic in nature, as observed from the remarkable and rapid changes in this field in recent years. The increased use of technologies to support learning has become the major trend in education. Recent and upcoming trends in this field include artificial intelligence (AI) learning, augmented reality (AR), the internet of things (IoT), online education, and blockchain technology. These technologies are expected to enhance learning experiences in myriad ways.

Likewise, other new educational trends are also expected and anticipated, which include 'reading through a digital library, digital ethics, and 'privacy, smart campus and spaces', wireless presentation technologies, shifting from "science, technology, engineering, and mathematics" (STEM) to "science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics" (STEAM), nudge Tech., cost management, integrating learning solutions, personalized learning, formative assessment solutions, and others.

First, AI learning potentially alters education institutions and tools used to assess a student's progress in learning processes, such as paper corrections and plagiarism checking, real-time student feedback, and internet-based learning. Second, AR is potentially applied in the learning process to dramatically improve knowledge retention in students for understanding complex concepts in a comparatively lesser time. AR can also take learning to a new level as the students experience the subject. Third, IoT provides options for teachers and school authorities to better organize daily school activities, easily track homework completion, evaluate learning strategies, and alert students about potential issues in their learning activities. Fourth, online education has become a new trend to deliver learning material with ease than ever before due to electronic devices' widespread acceptance and influence. Using this platform, in this pandemic COVID-19, teachers can teach students in their houses through virtual meetings. Fifth, blockchain technology is a remarkable technology that potentially allows storing digital copies, maintaining student record authentication, and managing student credentials and certificate verification.

Thus, building strong learning connections with the aforementioned technologies should be perceived as the highest priority in educational institutions. The connection is expected to pave the way for critical thinking, which is fundamental to connecting context and relevance. In response, the 5th International Conference of Current Issues in Education (ICCIE) 2021 is organized to provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to stimulate a creative exchange of ideas and experiences concerning these education trends. This conference is covering several current issues in education embedding with the current technologies in the education field that we have observed in recent years. We cordially welcome submissions and contributions from professors, researchers, students, advocates, policy-makers, and practitioners. We hope that the conference and proceeding bring excellent opportunities for participants to connect with global audiences and enhance further collaborations.

Yogyakarta, Indonesia, December 2021

Nur Azizah, Ph.D.
5th ICCIE Committee Chair