The current Corona Virus pandemic took the academic world by surprise. Universities and ministries of education were at different degrees of preparedness for the rapid transition to full remote learning. The view and stand of academia, especially in developing countries, towards ICT in education has leaped forward and has achieved in days or months what would have taken years. This has resulted in an educational cyber world that is inclusive of all countries and almost all economic levels. The hardships and challenges are multiple and varied. These challenges include all stakeholders, administrators, academic staff, students, parents, policy makers, ISPs and employers. The hardships included the areas of policy making, regulation adjustment, teacher readiness, student abilities and assessment methods. All stakeholders were also at different degrees of preparedness for this change. This special session aims at addressing the challenges faced and the solutions provided for the rapid transition to remote learning. Papers can address the gap existing at the time of the decision to lockdown the campuses or cities and also how the problems were addressed and the results of these new policies, processes or solutions. Emphasis will be on the delivery issues and the assessment issues in addition to the environment, circumstances, infrastructure, and policies affecting them. For more information about the conference: contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Papers are to be at least 5 pages and should not exceed 8 pages and following the conference paper template for inclusion in the Springer proceedings of the conference as short papers. All submitted papers will be peer reviewed. Expanded versions of the accepted papers may be accepted as regular papers in the proceedings after a second review process and published in the ICBL2020 Proceedings in Springer ‘Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing’. For preparing your paper check http://www.icbl-conference.org/current/paper_preparation.php.
Submit your papers until 31.8. latest.
|23 Apr 2020
|Submission of structured abstracts for full and short papers;
Submission of proposals for special sessions
|30 Apr 2020
|Invitation to submit a full paper or short paper
|31 May 2020
|Submission deadline for complete full and short papers and all other submis-sions (Special sessions papers; Work in progress; Demos; Poster; Tutorials; Workshops)
|22 Jun 2020
|Notification of acceptance
|20 Jul 2020
|Camera-ready due and author registration
|14 Oct 2020