1st African Virtual University International Conference

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2013 1st African Virtual University International Conference

Theme: Integration of e-Learning and education open to increase access to an education of quality and training in Africa

Dates: 20-22 November 2013
City: Nairobi (Kenya) location: TBA

Thematic areas

Proposed themes should consider the possibilities and challenges of integration of e-Learning and open education to increase access to education and quality training. The preferred subjects can be learned, but is not limited to the following thematic areas:

  1. Open education: questions including educational resources free (OERs) and courses opened online mass (MOOCs)
  2. Infrastructure & access: problems including access to open and e-Learning, mobile learning, technology delivery, connectivity Internet etc., learning centres.
  3. Accreditation and Quality Assurance
  4. Management and delivery of open, distance and e-Learning courses and programs: issues, including management, policy, strategy, management, financing, recruitment & retention of students, the implementation of academic programmes & management, technology development and support of the Faculty of learning, equality of the sexes, etc.
  5. Content: Issues in curriculum design, development & delivery, including in the following areas, Science, technology engineering & mathematics (STEM) education, the training of teachers, computer and Peace and Conflict Studies etc.
  6. Genre: Issues in Science, technology, engineering & mathematics (STEM) education
  7. Design: design of the teaching of various scenarios for learning and teaching including online and blended courses, learning self-directed, centered on the student, learning of the problem by helping you, collaborative learning, etc..
  8. Analysis and assessment: online, E-portfolios, facing front of the assessment, recognition, analytical learning, etc.
  9. New technologies and media: including in mobile, reverse learning classrooms, 3D printing etc.
  10. Strengthening of institutional capacities for the sustainable eLearning

Important dates:

  • Call for comments opens: April 19, 2013
  • Registration deadline: June 27, 2013 (mail at submissions@avu.org)
  • Feedback to participants: July 31, 2013
  • Final submission of full papers: September 15, 2013

Proposal categories

Proposals can be submitted in one of the following categories:

  • Individual paper: individual Communications to share quality and original research. These can submit studies, evaluations, significant comments, developments or projects.
  • Group Panel: group sessions provide an opportunity to present on topics that clearly share a central theme. Each panel will consist of a maximum of three proposals for paper.
  • Digital / poster Poster: the poster session to display information about current research and innovative projects or activities in an informal and interactive environment.
  • Workshop: Workshops contribute to the professional development and provide an opportunity to discuss with colleagues and experts in specific areas, to acquire knowledge, improve skills and develop a broader perspective.

arrow-readon All proposals must be submitted by email tosubmissions@avu.org

Submission for submissions guidelines

  • The following guidelines apply to each paper, Group Panel and poster proposals. You must specify if you want to submit to be considered for an individual document, sign or poster a group session.
  • Proposal submissions should be 2,000 words or less in length (excluding references, tables, diagrams, graphs, and figures). References should be included (if applicable) at the end of the book and are not included in the total number of words.
  • To be eligible for consideration, all seven elements described below must be addressed in the document even if the results, findings, or conclusions are not complete or final at the time of the presentation. The paper must respond and provide reviewers with an understanding of the results and conclusions to date. The document should explicitly address the following, preferably in the following order:
    1. Objectives or purposes of the paper.
    2. The theoretical/conceptual framework or perspective
    3. Methods, techniques or methods of inquiry
    4. Sources of data, evidence, objects or materials
    5. Results or substantiated conclusions or mandates from arguments/point of view
    6. Meaning scientific or scholarly study or work
    7. Relevance of the study on the theme of the Conference – "integrating e-Learning and education open to increase access to an education of quality and training in Africa. '' »


Review of submission of proposals and selection processes

  • A proposal of not more than 2,000 words according to the format described above must accompany the abstract
  • On the cover page, include:

    -The name of the author (s) and presenters, institutional affiliation and e-mail address.
    -Provide five keyword descriptors (to help in programming).
    -A summary of no more than 300 words.

  • Proposals will be reviewed by at least two experienced peer specialists. To help us ensure a blind review, we ask that you do not include the credentials on the body of the book; This should be limited to the front page.
  • Proposals that are accepted will be published in the proceedings of the Conference and will also be considered for publication in the journal in upcoming line of AVC with the consent of the author.

Submission for workshop guidelines

Workshop proposal submissions must include the following information:

  1. Not more than 2 pages, describe the objectives of the workshop, the target audience, learning objectives and activities for the workshop.
  2. Provide a list of the names and institutional affiliations of the presenters of the workshop.
  3. Provide a list of equipment or room in place of the requirements.

Send all your questions relating to the Conference tosubmissions@avu.org