2016 3rd International Conference of the African Virtual University - Call for Papers 

This is the Second Call for Papers for the 2016 3rd International Conference of the AVU that will take place July 6th - 8th, in Nairobi, Kenya. The deadline for submissions has been extended to February 29th 2016. The theme for this year’s conference is Integrating Mobile Learning to Open Up Access to Quality Education and Training Opportunities in Africa. Expanding access to educational opportunity is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Since its earlier generations, open, distance and eLearning (ODeL) has been at the forefront of addressing this challenge. New and emerging technologies create more possibilities as well as new challenges for the practice of ODeL.

Research papers and non-research (practice) based papers are invited that focus on any level (higher, secondary, primary) and sector (formal, non-formal, informal, corporate) of education and training. Submissions from players in the ICT sector that have implications for innovations in education are particularly encouraged. While the primary focus this year is on mobile learning, as with the past conferences papers, any aspect of ODeL, OER and MOOC are also welcome. Papers should be submitted under one of the sixteen tracks in the ODeL R&D framework provided in the call for papers. Templates have been provided for writing both research papers and non-research (practice) based papers. Kindly follow the guidelines to facilitate the review of your paper.
Outstanding submissions will be considered for the limited sponsorship opportunities available.

KeyDates:
• Second Call for submissions opens: February 4th 2016
• Deadline for second call: February 29th 2016
• First Call for submissions opened: October 1st 2015
• Review Timeline: February March 1st – April 15th2016
• Notification of Acceptance: April 11th 2016
• Camera ready papers due: May 27th 2016
• Conference Early Registration: April 25th – June 10th 2016
• Conference Dates:
o Preconference workshops July 6th 2016
o Main Conference July 7th & 8th 2016

For more information on submission of papers, please visit the conference website

Information can also be accessed via: www.avu.org