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This conference will focus on various aspects related to e-Learning, mobile learning, curriculum design, content development, immersive learning, remote classrooms, virtual labs, assessment methodologies, multimodal learning analytics, ubiquitous learning, accessibility & delivery issues, open standards, personalized learning and case studies. It will also suggest the best possible solutions and focus areas where we need to concentrate in developing applications and technologies and aim to bring the benefits of e-learning (in terms of providing scalable, secured, quality, accessible, personalised, localized and just in time learning) to every nook and corner. Theme of the conference is “E-Learning: A Game Changing Technology during COVID-19 Pandemic”. ELELTECH 2021 is designed to identify the tools, technologies, applications and implementation approaches that are needed to foster more comprehensive online learning environment. The Conference comprises of,
One of the major challenges faced by students in the country is access to quality education. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, many students were not able to attend physical classroom sessions and were compelled to access education through online mode which severely affected quality of education. Also, many institutions were not ready to adopt and adapt to online learning due to limited resources, non-preparedness, lack of training & know how in using e-learning tools.
Today, e-learning is recognized as one of the important technological aid in academic and corporate training world. Major initiatives like Digital Infrastructure for School Education (DIKSHA), Massive Open Online Courses (SWAYAM), SWAYAM PRABHA, National Digital Library (NDL), Virtual Labs etc by Ministry of Education (MoE), are aimed at development of quality content and provide access to educational resources. Efforts are being made to establish high bandwidth network and reach all the educational institutions using National Knowledge Network (NKN) and BharatNet (National Optical Fibre Network). Also, availability of low cost, high performance smart phones coupled with high speed mobile broadband networks (4G/5G) and Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) provide a unique opportunity for accessing e-learning services at the finger tip of the learner. Also, e-learning is widely used for skilling and capacity building programmes. All the above initiatives aim at providing quality education to educational institutions and individuals and thus achieve universal access to education for all.
At the same time, R&D efforts in e-learning have also gained importance due to high demand for online learning due to COVID-19 pandemic starting from school level to higher education. In order to support online learning and provide seamless access to educational resources, e-learning industry, academia and research community have already developed several tools namely content authoring tools, learning management systems (LMS), mobile based educational apps, intelligent tutoring systems, performance monitoring and progress tracking tools, assessment frameworks etc. However, there are still several issues which require focus and solutions in the area of e-learning. More research need to be done to address issues related to scalability, performance, security, seamless access, immersive experience, personalized learning, content delivery, accessibility and language barriers using emerging technologies namely Cloud Computing, Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented Reality (AR) & Virtual Reality (VR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Natural Language Processing(NLP) etc.
Recognizing the immense potential of e-learning technologies, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) with the support of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India is organizing 6th National Conference on E-Learning and E-Learning Technologies (ELELTECH-2021) on September 29, 2021 in virtual mode. In the past, C-DAC Hyderabad has organized ELELTECH in 2001, 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017 respectively.
ELELTECH 2021 will be of interest to policy makers, managers, administrators and e-learning community including librarians, faculties, content developers, multimedia experts, researchers, e-learning product developers and solution providers who want to: