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OPEN, DISTANCE AND e-LEARNING ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (ODeLAN)

IN COLLABORATION  WITH

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA (NOUN)

 

CONFERENCE

ON

GLOBAL SPACES, LOCAL CONTEXTS: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATIONS AND CREATIVE INNOVATIONS IN OPEN DISTANCE AND e LEARNING (ODeL)

May 2-4, 2023

@

BABCOCK UNIVERSITY CENTRE FOR OPEN DISTANCE AND
e-LEARNING (BUCODeL)

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

As global forecasts emphatically predict a digital future, technology-driven transformations are constantly redefining the educational landscape.  The value of knowledge, mode of education and the significance of skills increasingly challenge the notion of literacies and the role of education. At the heart of the design, development and delivery of global learning experiences are digital innovations, solutions and transformations. In view of the incredible potentials of the digital future on a global scale, there is need for a strategic agenda to drive transdisciplinary, collaborative and creative digital based innovations in the higher education sector in Africa, particularly in Nigeria. The flexibility and creativity inherent in the Open Distance and e learning (ODeL) environment uniquely position it to pilot the emerging digital trend and harness the innovation portfolio for maximum results.  With digital transformations unfolding in the global space, ODeL in Africa must evolve appropriate design, contextual development and implementation of digital strategies that will ensure the expansion of knowledge and the building of sustainable development in Africa.

In this regard, the Open Distance and e Learning Association of Nigeria (ODeLAN) invites researchers, ODeL practioners, academics, professionals, industries, among others to submit proposals,  papers, panels, poster presentations,  for its maiden conference  on the theme: Global Spaces, Local Contexts: Digital Transformations and Creative Innovations in Open Distance And e Learning (ODeL) which will be held at Babcock University Centre For Open Distance and e Learning (BUCODeL) between May 2 – 4, 2023.

Presentations relating to but not limited to the main theme and the following sub themes are welcome:

  • ODeL Resources and Infrastructure
  • Instructional (Re)Design and Curriculum Transformation
  • Professional and Academic Development in ODeL
  • Innovative Support for Learner Success
  • Industry Partnerships and Collaborative Spaces in ODeL
  • Rethinking Assessment in ODeL
  • E skills and Digital Literacy for Teaching and Learning
  • Transformative Teaching and Learning Models in ODeL
  • Quality Assurance for Institutional Effectiveness in ODeL
  • Researching ODeL for Future Agenda
  • Partnership Models
  • Sustainable Technologies in ODeL
  • Funding, Financing and Costing
  • Ethics surrounding digital transformations
  • AI, VRs and the Metaverse in ODeL

 

Abstract Submission:

Contributors are invited to send a short abstract of not more than 250 words on any of the above subject areas as well as a short bio by email to:  odelanconference2023@gmail.com

 

Timelines

Abstract Submission: February 28, 2023

Full Submission: March 1, 2023

 

Contact Us:

Direct all queries to:

Prof Mobolanle Sotunsa +2347060947611 odelanconference2023@gmail.com

 

Prof Bamikole Ogunleye +2348034072263 bogunleye@noun.edu.ng

 

Kindly visit the official conference website www.codel.babcock.edu.ng/ODeLAN for additional information.

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

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