INTERNATIONAL ONLINE CONFERENCE
October 2020, London, United Kingdom
INTERNATIONAL ONLINE CONFERENCE
More specifically, the conference aims to discuss and explore various approaches and different ways planned by governments which can contribute to enhance and support the implementation of online learning and education across the world.
During the conference, Dr. Petru Dimitru (keynote speaker) will present the findings of the recent (August 2020) United Nations Joint Inspection Unit report entitled “Policies and platforms in support of learning: towards more coherence, coordination and convergence“.
The Pre-Conference Workshop “Artificial Intelligence and Data Science” has been designed to introduce a variety of fundamental perspectives on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science (DS) to build future leaders in public and private sectors who are able to understand and deal with future challenges particularly post Covid-19. The workshop aims to enable leaders and decision makers to introduce fit-for-purpose AI and DS applications and approaches to their organisations in the post Covid 19 era.
The conference will critically address the question of how countries can effectively implement various policies and strategies for online learning and teaching. The conference also aims to provoke forward thinking on developing new methods and approaches to suit the challenges and opportunities of Covid-19 pandemic lockdown in the new era of digital revolution. These new approaches will call for actions to implement different appropriate ways of teaching and learning and of doing new things that will be essential to remote learning and help in the implementation of a comprehensive online learning platforms particularly in DCs. All countries particularly those DCs must therefore consider teaching and learning differently from the old face-to-face classic approach on campus. The conference also aims to recognise and encourage the role of the private sector together with the public sector in implementing online learning.
Developing Countries Perspectives
Although the impact of Covid-19 pandemic is affecting countries across the world, but developing countries (DCs) are facing more additional challenges and difficulties. First, teaching and learning content is not readily available in most DCs and therefore several government have started various initiatives to ensure that e-content is available. Secondly, given their limited experience with online learning, most DCs are not very familiar with the appropriate and most effective teaching and learning methods methods or platforms to be used online. Third, the online infrastructure availability in most DCs is a big issue facing their countries to ensure an uninterrupted Wi-fi supply as well as the availability of electricity particularly in Africa. Fourth, most of the e-learning platforms and application in DCs are not very advance and mostly are Beta platforms and/or applications. Finally, the capacity building and training for staff in most DCs is a very critical issue facing teachers and students when using an online learning technologies and applications.
WASD conferences brings together researchers, policy makers, educators, consultants and employers from around the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss recent developments and current challenges in both theory and practice. The following experts have already been confirmed as participants on the conference. Please kindly contact us if you have any question at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. The program will be facilitated by the best experts from all over the world on e-learning platforms and online learning and it will provide participants worldwide with the best scientific and practical proposals to implement a successful online learning strategy in their academic institutions.
ALL papers submitted and accepted by the deadline will be reviewed for possible inclusion in the conference refereed proceedings and selected papers from the proceedings will also be published in various special issues in our Six International Journals and specialised Book Series. WASD Conference Proceedings (Outlook) is a high quality publication that has been published by WASD since 2003 in partnership with various publishers. The conference proceedings are listed in the Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI), and respected all over the world by leading academic and professional bodies such as the United Nations, World Bank, UNESCO, European Commission and major universities in the UK (Oxford, Cambridge, London), USA (Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, NY, California) and Australia (Queensland, Sydney, Griffith).