17 - 18 October 2016 • Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. What are the objectives of the TARC International Conference (TIC) 2016?

    The objectives of this conference are to promote collaborations, discussion and sharing of knowledge, experience and expertise on:

    • Globalised Online Learning
    • Methodologist and strategist for Holistic and Enterprising Learning
    • Curriculum Enhancement and Pedagogical Models

  2. When and where is the TIC 2016 to be held?

    The international conference is to be held from 17 - 18 October 2016 at Tunku Abdul Rahman University College Main Campus, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  3. Is there a website for TIC 2016?

    Yes, and the website is http://www.tarc.edu.my/tic2016.htm

  4. Who is the conference organiser?

    TAR University College is the conference organiser of TIC 2016, with the support of twelve conference partners, namely:

    1. Griffith University, Australia
    2. University of South Australia, Australia
    3. Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland
    4. Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
    5. Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
    6. Waterfold Institute of Technology, Ireland
    7. Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
    8. Coventry University, United Kingdom
    9. Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
    10. Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom
    11. Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    12. Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

  5. What are the theme and sub themes covered in TIC 2016?

    The theme of the Learning and Teaching Conference is “Empowering 21st Century Learners Through Holistic And Enterprising Learning”.

    The 3 sub themes with topics are as follows:

    Sub-theme: Globalised Online Learning

    • Learning apps
    • Technology supported education
    • Learning management systems
    • Digital learning environments and communities
    • Digital learning behaviours
    • Digital literacies
    • Edu-blogging
    • Virtual learning environments and technology
    • Social portals and learning environments
    • Assistive and remedial technologies
    • Digital learning resources and learning clouds
    • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)
    • Any paper on non-specified topics but relevant under the theme may be considered

    Sub-theme: Methodologies and Strategies for Holistic and Enterprising Learning

    • Personalised learning
    • Innovative learning engagement
    • Socio-collaborative learning
    • Problem-based learning
    • Outcome-based learning
    • Critical thinking
    • Hybrid/Blended learning
    • Quality Assurance in learning
    • Open Learning
    • Lateral Learning
    • Learner diversity, inclusiveness and inequality
    • Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM)
    • Assessment in learning environments
    • Development of tools for the teaching profession
    •    Any paper on non-specified topics but relevant under the theme may be considered

    Sub-theme: Curriculum Enhancement and Pedagogical Models

    • Digital pedagogy
    • Critical pedagogy
    • Cross disciplinary education
    • Curriculum reform and modernization
    • Quality control in education
    • ICT education
    • Experiential learning
    • Early childhood education
    • Adult education
    • Technical, vocational education and training
    • Professional, continuing and life-long learning
    •    Any paper on non-specified topics but relevant under the theme may be considered

  6. As presenters, when shall we submit the papers?

    There are a few important dates to remember:

    • 1st Call for Papers : 1 August 2015
    • 2nd Call for Papers : 1 October 2015
    • 3rd Call for Papers : 1 December 2015
    • Deadline for full paper submission : 15 April 2015
    • Deadline for poster and workshop proposals : 15 April 2016
    • Extended deadline for full paper submission : 15 June 2016
    • Extended deadline for poster and workshop proposals : 15 June 2016
    • Final notification date : 15 July 2016

  7. What is the presentation format?

    Type of Presentation

    Time Allocation

    Brief Specification


    25 minutes

    Presenters are expected to spend 20 minutes on their presentations and allocate the last 5 minutes for discussions with participants


    On-going during the entire conference

    All poster presenters are expected to be present at their posters during the breaks


    1 Hour


  8. When do we register for the Conference?

    • Early bird registration : before 30 August 2016
    • Normal registration     :           after 30 August 2016
    • Registration closing date :      1 October 2016

  9. How do I register for the Conference?

    Click here to submit your registration online https://web.tarc.edu.my/portal/tic/ or you may click here download the registration form http://web3.tarc.edu.my/v1/tic2016/register.asp

  10. How do I qualify for early bird and student registration?

    1. To qualify for the early bird registration, the Conference Secretariat (Registration) must receive your registration together with full payment before 30 August 2016. Any registration or payment received after 30 August 2016 will be processed at the normal registration rate.
    2. For student registration, please remember to submit a letter from your institution confirming your student status

  11. Do you offer group discount?

             Yes. The group discount rate only applies for registration of 3 or more participants from the same institution.

  12. How much is the Conference fee?

    1. Registration before 30 August 2016:
      RM750/= or USD220/= or GBP140/= per participant

    2. Registration after 30 August 2016:
      RM800/= or USD230/= or GBP150/= per participant

    3. Group rate (3 or more participants):
      RM750/= or USD220/= or GBP140/= per participant

    4. Student (confirmation letter on student status is required):
      RM750/= or USD220/= or GBP140/= per participant

  13. How can I pay the Conference fees?

     You may pay the Conference fees via cheque, bankdraft or credit card.

     Cheque / bankdraft to be made in favour of ‘TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE’. Please state the participant(s) name and “TIC 2016” at the back of cheque and send together with the completed registration form to the Conference Secretariat.

      For payment via credit card, kindly visit TIC 2016 website www.tarc.edu.my/tic2016.htm for registration and payment.

  14. Is payment via e-banking acceptable?

     Participants may bank-in the conference fees into our Public Bank account. Kindly refer to item 26 for bank account details.

  15. How do I know that my registration has been confirmed by the Conference Secretariat?

    The confirmation of registration is only upon full payment of the registration fee. The Conference Secretariat will notify the registrants on the registration confirmation by email, fax or post according to the details provided in the registration form. If you do not receive the registration confirmation two weeks after submitting your registration form and payment, please contact the Conference Secretariat. 

  16. If I cannot attend TIC 2016, can I cancel the registration?

    There is no refund for cancellation of registration. If you are unable to attend the conference, please submit the replacement name and contact detail in writing at least 5 working days prior to the conference via fax, email or post to the Conference Secretariat.

  17. What is included in the Conference fee?

     A Conference participant will receive:

    • A conference bag/folder designed to hold your conference materials
    • Conference handouts
    • 2 teas and 1 lunch per day during the 2-day conference
    • A certificate of attendance
  18. How can I inform of my special physical/dietary needs?

    Simply indicate your dietary needs in the registration form. If you have additional physical or dietary needs, please inform us via fax or email and we will try to accommodate your request.

  19. What is the appropriate attire for the conference?

    The dress code is office attire.

  20. Does the registration fee cover accommodation as well?

    No, the registration fee does not cover accommodation.

  21. What are the accommodations available for Conference participants?

    Participants may choose to stay in-campus at TAR University College FernHouse or Grand Seasons Hotel at a discounted rate for Conference participants. Kindly visit conference website www.tarc.edu.my/tic2016.htm for reservation details.

  22. What is the public transportation available near Tunku Abdul Rahman University College?
    •  Taman Melati Putra LRT Station
    • Wangsa Maju Putra LRT Station
    •  Bus Service – Rapid KL 250 & T250
    • Taxi Service
  23. What type of transportation is available from the KLIA/KLIA2 Airport to Tunku Abdul Rahman University College?

    1.  Taxi Services
      You may take the taxi from KLIA/KLIA2 to TAR University College, Jalan Genting Kelang, Setapak.    
    2. KLIA Express Rail (ERL) and Taxi Services
      You may board the KLIA Express Rail (ERL) from KLIA/KLIA2 to KL Sentral Station. Take a taxi from KL Sentral to TAR University College, Jalan Genting Kelang, Setapak.  
    3.  KLIA/KLIA2 Express Rail; Rapid KL LRT (Kelana Jaya Line) and Taxi Services
      You may board the KLIA Express Rail (ERL) from KLIA/KLIA2 to KL Sentral Station. Take the Rapid KL LRT (Kelana Jaya Line) at KL Sentral to Wangsa Maju LRT station. You may then take a taxi from Wangsa Maju LRT station to TAR University College.

      Kindly click http://www.kliaekspres.com/erlsb/default.aspx; www.klsentral.com.my; or http://www.myrapid.com.my/bus/rapidkl/routes for more information. 

  24. What is the GPS Coordinate at Tunku Abdul Rahman University College?

             3.214903, 101.728367

  25. What is the weather like in Malaysia?

    Malaysia has a tropical climate with many sunny days. The Malaysian temperature ranges from 250C to 330C throughout the year.

    There are two monsoon seasons, April to October and October to February, which bring intermittent, moderate rainfall. Relative humidity is high all year round.

  26. Can you provide details for Telegraphic Transfer?

    The details of the TT Transfer are as follows:
    Name of account:            TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
    Name of Bank:     Public Bank Berhad
    Address:                         Taman Melawati Branch
                                           262-265, Jalan Bandar 12, Taman Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur
    Swift code:                      PBBEMYKL
    Bank account no.:           3181564113

    Please send the TT remittance slip to the Conference Secretariat for verification and record. Kindly note that all bank charges, including charges by the intermediary bank/correspondent are to be borne by the Remitter.

  27. Is this international conference HRDF/PSMB claimable?

    The conference is claimable under the SBL Scheme.

  28. What is the address and contact details of the Conference Secretariat?

    The Conference Secretariat
    TARC International Conference on Learning & Teaching 2016
    Tunku Abdul Rahman University College
    P.O. Box 10979
    50932 Kuala Lumpur

    Tel:     +603-4145 0170
    Fax:    +603-4149 9253
    h/p:     +6012-934 8942
    Email: tic2016reg@tarc.edu.my


The information is accurate at time of posting: 13 May 2016