Event Date/Time: Sep 05, 2011 End Date/Time: Sep 08, 2011
Registration Date: Jul 31, 2011
Early Registration Date: Apr 30, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 31, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Jul 31, 2011
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Description

The Technology, Education and Development Conference is an international conference, organized by African Society for the Scientific Research (ASSR) and African Association for Teaching and Learning (AATL), Accra-Ghana with the support of International Association for Teaching and Learning, Granada-Spain. The mission of the conference is to further the advancement and innovation in technology, education and environment. As the educational world becomes increasingly global, new ways to explore learn, and share knowledge are needed. The Conference serves as a means to connect and engage creative technologists, educators, entrepreneurs, researchers, scientists, consultants, training managers, policy makers, curriculum developers, and others in the topics and fields in which they are passionate about.

Theme: E-Activity and Technology in a Changing Environment

VENUE: Main Auditorium (Claude Ake Hall), Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku-Rivers State, Nigeria

DATE : September 5 – 7, 2011

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Prof Gerhard Berchtold, Universidad Central de Nicaragua, Managua-Nicaragua

CHIEF HOST: Dr Nkasiobi S. Oguzor, JP, CT, Provost, Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku-Rivers State, Nigeria

Themes & Topics


• Instructional Materials and Design
• Active Learning and Blended Instructions
• The Classroom and New Learning
• Distance Education
• Technologies, Strategies and Methods
• Software, Games and Simulations
• Vocational/Technical Education
• Educational Projects and Innovations
• Experiences in Learning
• Virtual Technologies
• Learning Objects and Technology
• Asynchronous Learning
• Content Management Systems
• Innovative Teaching Strategies
• Learning Management Systems
• Teaching Technologies
• Online Assessment
• Online Collaboration
• Online Forum Discussion
• Smart-Board Teaching
• Table of Specifications
• Virtual Classrooms
• Digital Libraries
• E-Learning Strategies
• Curriculum Design
• Advanced Technologies for Learning and Teaching
• Cloud computing
• Collaborative technologies
• E-publishing/digital libraries
• Learning management systems and environments
• Learning portfolios
• Mobile teaching and learning technologies
• Shared online video
• Social networks
• Videoconferencing
• Web 2.0 technologies (podcasting, wikis, blogs, etc.)
• Alternative and innovative assessment methods
• Assessment practices in cross-cultural research
• Best practices in assessment
• Performance and outcome assessment
• Contextualized innovation
• Accessibility, scalability, usability,& sustainability
• Education reform with technology
• Government initiatives and programs
• Techology Policy issues and trends
• Quality assurance and accreditation
• Teacher education and technology integration
• Best practices in evaluation
• E-learning benchmarks and standards
• Evaluating for quality improvement
• Networks, Partnerships, and Exchanges
• competencies and perspectives
• Courses, programs, degrees, and initiatives
• Learning barriers, challenges, and concerns
• Learning communities
• Learning partnerships and innovations
• Innovative Approaches to Learning
• The Learning Environments
• Authentic, contextualized, and real-world learning
• Case, Scenario, Problem, Project -based learning
• Collaborative learning
• Communities of practice
• Electronic Performance Support Systems (EPSS)
• Game-based learning
• Learner-centered, and self-directed learning
• Learning communities
• Learning management and support systems
• Lifelong, informal, and nontraditional learning
• On-demand and just-in-time learning
• Participatory learning and media
• Personalized learning environments
• Simulations for learning
• Virtual reality learning environments
• Free and open source software
• Learning portals
• Localization of content and knowledge
• Online language learning
• Open access publishing
• Open courses, learning, and open resources
• Publishing, copyright and other legal issues
• Open projects, partnerships, and consortia
• Open teaching
• Participatory/contributory communities
• Technologies for Socially Responsive Learning
• Digital divide issues, initiatives, and cases
• Digital and social media for engaging youth
• Ethical, cultural, historical aspects
• social issues in technology use
• Education online films,
• Documentaries, news, & other media
• Learning technologies for transformational change
• Rural community learning and technology
• Technology solutions for marginalized populations
• Technology uses in multicultural contexts
• E-learning/E-training
• Flexible learning
• Innovative online learning and programming
• Mobile and ubiquitous learning
• Online learning environments
• Mobile Communication Services
• Agents and Multi-Agents systems for ICT
• Antennas & Propagation
• Artificial Intelligence / Expert Systems
• Bioinformatics and Scientific Computing
• Environmental Technology
• Broadband & Intelligent Networks
• Business Information Systems
• Econometrics
• ICT Systems and Networks
• Complex Systems: Modeling
• Computational Intelligence Applications
• Computer Vision & Pattern Recognition
• Data Base Management
• Data Generation and Data Fusion
• Data Warehousing, Ontology and Databases
• Distributed Sensor Networks
• E-Commerce & E-Business
• Mining Technology
• E-Government & E-Working
• E-Health & Biomedical Applications
• E-Learning & E-Collaborations
• Emerging Technologies & Applications
• Ethical, Social and Legal issues in Environment
• Evolutionary Computation & Genetic Algorithms
• Fuzzy Logic & Systems
• Fuzzy, ANN & Expert Approaches
• Human-Computer Interaction
• ICT & Banking
• ICT & Education
• ICT & Intelligent Transportation
• ICT in Environmental Sciences
• Image & Multimedia Applications
• Image Analysis and Processing
• Information & Data Security
• Information Indexing & Retrieval
• Information Management Systems
• Information Processing
• Information systems & Applications
• Intelligent Computing Systems
• Internet Applications & Performances
• Knowledge Based Systems
• Time Management
• Knowledge Development
• Decision Making
• Machine Learning Technologies
• Machine Vision & Remote sensing
• Management Information Systems
• Geographical Information Systems
• Mobile Networks & Services
• Mobile/Wireless Computing
• Natural Language Processing
• Network Management and Services
• Networking Theory & Technologies
• Neural Networks Applications
• Next Generation Network
• Optical Communications
• Parallel and Distributed Computing
• Protocols and Standards
• QoS Management
• Real-Time and Embedded Systems
• Robotic Technologies
• Satellite & Space Communications
• Security and Cryptography
• Semantic Web Applications
• Signal & Image Processing
• Systems & Software Engineering
• Virtual workforces
• Web Engineering
• Wireless Communications
• New and Emerging Technologies in Education
• Engineering Education and Sustainability
• Innovation and Good Practice
• Learning and Teaching Methodology
• Media Production
• Computer Software in Engineering
• Mathematical and Statistical Applications
• e-Learning Tools and Developments
• Computer Science in engineering
• Web-based Learning
• Electrical and Electronics Engineering Education
• Integrating e-Learning and Classroom Learning
• Mechanical Engineering Education
• Emerging Technologies for Virtual Education
• Chemical Engineering Education
• Environmental Dynamics
• Computer and Web-based Software
• Ethical Issues in Engineering Education
• Virtual Environments for Education
• University-Industry Collaboration
• Digital Classrooms
• Research and Innovation in Engineering Education
• Multimedia in Engineering Education
• Current and Future Trends and Directions










INFORMATION FOR PRESENTERS
Proposals are invited taking into consideration the theme and sub- themes of the Conference. All proposals must be full texts and abstracts before July 31, 2011.The proposal’s originality, its relationship to the theme and the clarity of its objectives, organization and approach are factors considered in selection. We don’t welcome only abstracts. All submissions must be by email attachment preferably in MS Words. We don’t accept hard copies. Submissions should not be more than 10 pages of A4, typed single-spacing, 12 points front size (Garamond) with APA reference style. All submissions must have title of paper, abstract of not more than 200 words, at least 5 keywords, full name(s), current contact address, a email address and phone number. All papers must adhere to this template in format. The conference secure basic equipment needed for presenters. No paper can be processed by the Program Committee if not formatted according to the stated rules and instructions. The first 50 registered participants will collect free copies of our previous publications. If you want to chair a session, organize a panel, evaluate papers to be published in the conference proceedings, books or journals, contribute to the editing or any other offer to assist, please send us your CV.All the accepted papers will appear in the proceedings (with ISBN) that will be distributed during the conference. Each participant receives a free copy of the book. Some scholarly selected papers will be published in internationally peer-reviewed journals. Papers submitted after July 31, 2011 may be presented at the Conference but they cannot be published in the Conference book but may be reviewed for publication in other books or journals.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Please email the conference organizers (Co-Chair, Dr Jacinta Agbarachi Opara, email:teec2011@gmail.com). We the AATL and ASSR feel honoured to be hosting the conference in Nigeria and look forward to seeing you.

Venue

Federal College of Education(Technical), Omoku-Rivers State
Rivers State
Nigeria
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Additional Information

REGISTRATION Conference Registration: International Local Deadlines Early Registration: US $120 N17500 April 30, 2011 Late Registration US $150 N22500 After April 30, 2011 AATL/ASSR Members US $90 N13000 April 1, 2011 Student Registration US $30 N3800 August 1, 2011 Listeners only US $40 N5500 August 1, 2011 Corporate Participation US $200 N30000 August 1, 2011 Membership Registration US $40 N5500 ---- Annual Dues US $20 N3000 ---- All Participants must complete the registration form. Payment of Conference registration except for local participants (Nigerian residents) should be made in US dollars in the form of bank transfer (all costs at participant’s charge). We request that you send us a computer print-out copy of the bank transfer and the duely completed registration form by email attachment. Additional information is provided on the registration form. . Conference fee includes the cost of publishing the papers and admission to all sessions. In order to receive a free copy of the Conference Proceedings, Certificates and other Conference materials, authors are requested to personally attend the conference and present the accepted paper(s).Without the receipt of your completed registration form, print-out copy of the bank transfer and signed Copyright Agreement, it means you are not registered for the Conference. ACCOMMODATION Omoku has several affordable and highly-rated hotels. There are discounted prices for delegates. For hotel reservation, please contact the Conference Secretariat. Delegates may make other arrangements if they wish. Price of accommodation ranges from US$15 to US$75 per night VISA, TRAVEL AND LOGISTICS International guests visiting Nigeria may require a visa. Visitors from the West African sub-region (ECOWAS) may not need a visa. Participants should contact the Nigerian Embassy or Consulate nearest to them for more information. Registered participants who need Invitation Letter/Acceptance Letter to facilitate their visa application can send email. International participants should contact the nearest Nigerian Embassies/High Commissions/Consulates and the requirements for travel/health insurance and inoculations. Aiming at assisting participants to quickly move from Port Harcourt or Owerri to Omoku, the LOC will organize an Airport bus shuttle. The trip by road from Owerri or Port Harcourt to Omoku takes less than 2 hours. Please contact the organizers for details.