Researchersin the areas of education and technology will come on a common platform to discuss technology for making education relevant
The IEEE International Conference on Technology for Education will be hosted by Amrita University. The conference will discuss how students even in the rural area could be educated using technology.
Researchers, visionaries and practitioners in the areas of education and technology will come together on a common platform to discuss the role of technology for making education relevant and bridging the rural-urban divide.
The conference will discuss development of technologies to support education; innovative use of ICT for content development and classroom use; bridging urban-rural gap in education; learning in vernacular language; game-based learning; computer aided evaluation; open online learning; pedagogies for remote and e-learning; and curriculum design for technology-enhanced learning.
They will also deliberate on matter such as learning analytics, hand-held device-based learning, cognition and learning technologies, role of cognition in education, growth and impact of the Open Educational Resources movement; techniques and standards for learning resources, semantic web technologies in education, impact of social networks on learning and virtual/online experimentation and scalable solutions.
The speakers at the conference include Sameer Sahasrabudhe and Rwitajit Majumdar (IIT Mumbai); Barry Sponder, Central Connecticut State University, USA; Anon Ray and Thirumal Ravula, IIIT Hyderabad; Viraj Kumar, PES University, Bengaluru; Erkki Sutinen, professor of Computer Science at the University of Eastern Finland; Sanjay Chandrasekharan, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai; Stephen Downes, a designer and commentator in the fields of online learning and new media; and Kong Siu Cheung, the Hong Kong Institute of Education.