The South African iKamva National e-Skills Institute (iNeSI) and the Informing Science Institute (ISI) invite you to participate as a speaker/presenter at the e-Skills for Knowledge Production and Innovation Conference. The conference takes place on 17-21 November 2014 in Cape Town. The conference is collocated with 3rd South African e-Skills Summit allowing participants to attend sessions of either event.
We also hope that you will volunteer to serve on the International Board of Reviewers for the conference.
The e-Skills conference addresses issues of interest to people promoting e-literacy and in developing and supporting e-skills (ICT skills) at all levels of life and work. The focus of the conference is the strategic and efficient use of modern ICT devices and applications as well as the related knowledge, skills, competences, teaching, learning and inventiveness of the workforce and citizens.
The conference welcomes all approaches and methodologies so long as the paper promotes academic discourse. It is particularly interested in papers that go beyond academia to engage with business, government, education and society. Conferences offered by the Informing Science Institute (ISI) are known to promote innovation and transdisciplinary approaches to problem solving and interventions. We particularly welcome case studies that explore the complex approaches to real life situations in government service delivery, business, education and societal interventions.
We are looking for contributions that provide insights for improving effective appropriation of modern ICT devices and applications into service delivery, business efficiency, entrepreneurship, and education. While opinion pieces are acceptable, we particularly stress the importance of evidence-based research.
We are most interested in learning about approaches that work. With high levels of unemployment and increasing inequality in many countries, there is a new focus on programs that are geared toward improving the workers’ abilities to function effectively with modern ICT, improving the employability of job seekers, increasing workplace efficiency and productivity, and enhancing personal, family and community functionality.
InterAct: The e-Skills Conference and the 3rd South African e-Skills Summit provide opportunities for a flow of ideas and experiences among the academic community, policy-makers, implementers, service deliverers, creators of learning environments and other community interventions and activities. Meetings and activities planned for the two days preceding the Conference and Summit (17-18 November) provide opportunities for specific leadership groups to meet and undertake visits to program sites in the Cape Town environment.
Who Should Attend
Government Organizations involved in e-Skills Development; e-Skills Policy Makers; Corporations committed to e-Skills Development; Higher Education Institutions, Open & Distance Learning Institutions, Technical and Traditional Educational Providers; Researchers; Civil Society and NGOs focused on leveraging and evaluating e-Skills.
Ideas for topics
The theme of the e-Skills 2014 conference is “bringing the future to life,” but your submission is not limited to the theme. Here are some suggestions for topics:
Better ways to transfer workplace skills.
Lifelong acquisition of e-Skills
Employability and e-Inclusion
Partnerships for progress including public authorities, private sector,
academia, unions, and associations
Evidenced based policy development, delivery and evaluation
Innovations in Technology
Novel ways to teach and promote learning
Models for aggregation of effort across Government, Business, Education
and Civil Society in times of Government austerity.
Issues in Mobility and Mobile Connectivity
Misinforming/Misinformation and Bias in informing systems.
Teaching and mentoring of doctoral students
The art and science of informing clients
Case Method of Teaching and Learning
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