The Centre for Science, Development and Media Studies CSDMS – India

The Centre for Science, Development and Media Studies (CSDMS) is organizing the joint event egov India (www.egovonline.net/egovindia), Digital Learning India (www.digitallearning.in/dlindia) and Indian Telecentre Forum 2006 (www.i4donline.net/indiantelecentreforum) at Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi from 23 – 25 August 2006. This conference is being organized in consultation and collaboration with Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Government of India.

The participation and engagement of dialogues will be from different stakeholders representing the government, the academia, advocacy groups, civil society, consultants, donros (bilateral and multilateral), private sector and key decision makers and implementers of the programmes in e-Government, e-Learning and Telecentres Movement to address emerging markets and bridging the digital and knowledge divides.The action points emerging from each session will form the part of the conference report, which will be forwarded to Government for further action.

We would like to invite you to participate actively in this event and send us relevant papers for presentation. The important dates are as follows:

Last date for submission of abstracts – 30th June 2006;

Acceptance notification for abstracts – 5th July 2006;

Last date for sending full papers – 25th July 2006;

Final confirmation for presentation – 30th July 2006.

Please visit the websites to register early and get involved.

Keynote sessions:
a.. Technologies in education: from instructing to learning;

a.. ICT and education: building human resource for the knowledge society;

a.. National ICT in education policy- where are we?

a.. Partnerships for enhancing outreach and quality;

Technical sessions:
a.. Technology for school education – practices and innovations;

a.. e-learning solutions for classrooms;

a.. Technology in education: understanding the key issues;

a.. e-learning design and delivery: where do we focus?

a.. Building leadership in teachers: Teachers capacity building;

a.. Content and Curriculum: focusing on the learning
and many more.

You can submit a paper on any of the conference theme of your expertise
online at http://www.digitallearning.in/dlindia/abstractonline.asp.

Best regards, Himanshu Kalra.

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