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Call for Papers – 2nd International Conference of the African Virtual University

Call for Papers – 2nd International Conference of the African Virtual University
Theme: Linking Open Education and eLearning Research to Practice

Dates: July 1st – 3rd, 2015
City: Nairobi, Kenya
Venue: TBA

The call for papers is now open for the 2015 International Conference of the African Virtual University (AVU).This will be the second conference of the AVU and like the first conference in 2013, this conference will bring together researchers, policymakers and practitioners seeking to make sense of the challenges and explore emerging opportunities afforded by ICTs and open, distance and e-learning (ODeL) in addressing issues of access, equity and quality of higher education and training in Africa. Submissions should especially try to address the issue of linking open education and eLearning research to both policy and practice.

We invite papers from a broad range of research areas in ODeL at the macro, meso and micro levels. Papers should be submitted under one of the sixteen research areas (tracks) provided in the submissions guidelines. Like last year, mobile learning, MOOCs and OER still remain of particular interest. This year we also invite papers from IT industry professionals that focus on ICT innovations and solutions for education (including mobile technologies).

Key Dates:

  • Call for submissions opens: December 11th 2014
  • Deadline for submissions: March 13th 2015
  • Review Timeline: February 15th – April 2rd 2015
  • Notification of Acceptance: April 17th 2015
  • Camera ready papers due: May 8th 2015
  • Conference Early Registration: May 4th – June 5th 2015
  • Conference Dates:
    o Preconference workshops July 1st 2015
    o Main Conference July 2nd – 3rd 2015

For more information on submission guidelines, please visit: http://www.avu.org/2015-2nd-international-conference-of-the-african-virtual-university.html .

Information can also be accessed via: www.avu.org

Send your submissions and queries relating to the conference to submissions@avu.org

About AVU

African Virtual University (AVU) is a Pan African Intergovernmental Organization whose aim is to significantly increase access to quality higher education and training through the innovative use of Information and Communication Technologies.

The AVU was established in 1997 when eLearning was still in its infancy in the West and has since trained more than 43,000 students and established the largest network of Distance and eLearning institutions in over 30 African Countries. AVU works across borders and languages in Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone Africa.

The OER@AVU portal (http://oer.avu.org) has won global recognition. The portal was voted the “Most Progressive” resource in the Education-Portal.com People’s Choice Awards in 2012 and was recognized as the ”Best Emerging OCW Initiative” in 2011. The AVU is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with a regional office in Dakar, Senegal.