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[school-discuss] Conference Call for participation (fwd)
I'm forwarding this to the list in case anyone here can take
advantage of this announcement and attend this conference.
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Date: 2002-11-28 12:39:44 +0530
From: Bhavana Rehani <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Conference Call for participation
National Center for Software Technology (NCST) is organising
2002 -International Conference on Online Learning during 15-17
2002. Vidyakash-2002 is being conceived of as a forum to
together the various groups interested in online learning. A number
institutions around the world and also in India are active in
aspects of online learning, spanning development of
management systems, content development, use of online
technologies in education and online testing. However,
learning, as a technology, is still in its infancy as far
understanding of the various issues are concerned. It is important
the different groups to share experiences - successes and failures
and exchange ideas to take this technology forward.
expects to provide precisely such a forum.
The conference will consist of the following:
=> Invited talks by eminent scholars from India and abroad
=> Presentation of contributed papers selected based on refereeing
an International panel of referees
=> Exhibition by industry and academia
=> Panel Discussion
=> Tutorials: The conference will feature one full-day tutorial
two half-day tutorials.
The tutorials will be held on 15 Dec. All other events will be held
16th and 17th Dec., 2002.
Pre-conference Tutorials (15 Dec)
Tutorial I: Sustainable Learning Ecosystem in Tertiary
Education (full day tutorial)
Speakers: Vive Kumar, Chris Groeneboer and Stephanie Chu (Simon
Tutorial II: Competencies for Online Teachers and Trainers (half
Speakers: Michael Spector and Radha Ganesan (Syracuse University)
Tutorial III: Online Learner Assessment (half day tutorial)
Speakers: Ranajit Mukherjee and Pooja S Mehta (NIIT)
Conference Highlights (16-17 Dec)
=> Invited talks by J Michael Spector (Syracuse University, USA), S
Mudur (Concordia University, Canada), Punya Mishra (Michigan State
University) and D B Phatak (KReSIT, IIT, Mumbai)
=> Papers being presented belong to various categories - Case
Courseware Engineering, Instruction Delivery, Instruction Design,
Learning Environments, Learner Modeling, Learner Support, etc.
=> Panel discussions on 'Role of LMS in e-learning' and
The way ahead'.
=> Content Design Workshop - Institutions active in content design
share their experiences and development methodologies.
=> Exhibitor's Presentations
Fees and Registration
Registration is open to anyone interested in online learning. You
register for only conference, only tutorial(s), or both.
Delegates from Non-profit Educational Organisations Rs.1500/US$40
Other Delegates Rs.2500/US$70
Delegates from non-profit / educational organisations:
Half Day: Rs. 800/US$20
Full Day: Rs.1200/US$30
Half Day: Rs.1200/US$30
Full Day: Rs.2000/US$50
Mode of payment:
All payments should be made by a crossed cheque or demand draft
favour of NCST, payable at Mumbai. You may register by filling up
participant registration form available on the website.
=> The complete conference schedule is available at
=> The accommodation information is available at
=> If you wish to know more about the conference venue and how
reach there please visit
=> Detailed information about all events may be viewed on the
conference website http://www.ncst.ernet.in/vidyakash2002/.
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