VUU E-CONFERENCE 2018

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: TAPPING THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR HIGHER LEARNING

Call for abstracts

We are seeking for submission of research papers to our 1st annual international e-conference. We invite submissions in all areas of research, learning, teaching, business and innovation, and policy, with special emphasis on digital transformation.

The areas of inquiry can be, but not limited to: education research; teaching methodologies; learning methodologies; quality of education; regulation of education; education technologies; etc.

Submitted papers should make a significant contribution to theory, knowledge, and practice in the areas of teaching, learning, research and dissemination in higher learning institutions. Papers can be based on both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.

The papers will be published as proceedings of the conference; for high quality papers, they will be peer reviewed for publication in a special issue.

Human beings have always socialized their siblings for purposes of tackling challenges in order to make sure that a good life is secured. It is for this reason that education systems and technologies, in their different forms, were invented, and over time, these systems have had diverse and evolutionary methodologies for their delivery.

Now than ever, if there is anything that is transforming our ways of thinking and doing is the digital transformation: information spreads very fast, reaches a very wide spectrum of people, and the content is so conveniently packaged that it easily impacts on people’s lives.

As a result, the traditional centers of education, such as families and formalized educational institutions, are giving way to the actors that are able to make use of the digital transformation, such as the media and Internet. 

The younger generations feel more protagonists of their lives, as access to knowledge, which is power, is less and less sanction-able. However, not everybody sees the digital revolution as a blessing; some see it as a curse.

Higher learning institutions, as old formalized education providers, are not free from the impact of the digital transformation; it is for this reason that they need to properly reposition themselves in the transformation. Surely, these institutions have been players in triggering the digital transformation, directly or indirectly, through researches or sometimes neglect of it.

Benefits to participants

The conference seeks to address the effects of digital transformation in the fields of research, learning, teaching, business, innovation and policy. Participants will share and learn new insights in these fields.

Participants will be able to get their work peer reviewed for publication as well as share ideas online with international participants.

 

 

Who is invited

Researchers

Graduate students

Innovators

Policy makers

Abstract submission

Saturday 30 June 2018

PPT submission for the conference

Sunday 14 October 2018

Full draft submission

Saturday 15 September 2018

Conference dates

Wednesday 14 to Friday 16 November 2018

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Conference committee

Adalbertus Kamanzi

Dr. Adalbertus Kamanzi

With a keen interest in teaching and researching on development issues, particularly in the area of gender and development discourses. Dr. Kamanzi is a long term lecturer and research fellow at various universities including Uganda Martyrs University and African Studies Center, Leiden

Joab

Dr. Joab Agaba

With 14 years working in ICT industry, he is currently the e-learning director at Virtual University of Uganda. With experience in teaching software development and as a consultant in ICT, Dr Agaba also has a passion for e-learning implementation.

Vice Chacellor

Prof. Everd Maniple

With over 25 years experience in the fields of Medicine and Public Health, and 18 years in higher education and research, he is trying to research into how ICTs can reduce the gap between the people with health needs and the experts with the knowledge to meet those needs, so that distance is no longer a barrier to accessing health care and enjoyment of a high quality of life