HETL 2020

Submission guidelines for interactive workshops

Interactive workshops aim to increase the capacity and knowledge of delegates around the latest scientific research, relevant policies or innovative programmes to implement and advocate for a review and formulation of policies. The focus is on transferring knowledge through intensive interaction with the audience. They are designed to provide opportunities for professional development and are intended to be hands-on for participants.  Workshops will be targeted at smaller audiences with high levels of interactivity and audience participation. Their focus is on transferring knowledge through collaborative learning techniques to build, and strengthen, the skills of delegates.  Workshops can be 60 or 90-minutes in length, depending on the subject and relevance to the conference themes.  The conference offers a limited number of workshops. Thus, if we receive a large number of presentation proposals for workshops, some of them may be included in the programme as part of a discussion panel.

Focus areas and submission guidelines for interactive workshops

  • Policy and strategy formulation for sustainable development goals and e-learning in higher education
  • Implementation and evaluation of sustainable development goals and e-learning in higher education
  • Emerging trends and future challenges and opportunities for transforming teaching and learning in higher education

The following criteria will guide the writing of the workshop proposal:

Objectives:  must be measurable and achievable, evident throughout proposal and supported by interactive learning activities during the workshop. What is the benefit of the workshop? What is the coherence between the presentations in relation to the topic of the workshop? Describe the format of the workshop. Indicate the expertise of the facilitator.

Methodology: The workshop proposal should start from participants’ needs, and use a learner- centred approach to facilitate individual and group based learning.

Relevance: The proposal fits with the relevant category, focus area, level and will develop relevant skills adaptable and transferrable to different contexts and populations to impact policy formulation in higher education within and ODL context and the impact of fourth industrial revolution.

Expected Outcomes:  Delegates participating will learn something new, be guided by the facilitator to make connections to their current professional practice and develop an action plan to apply it in their work

All submitted proposals will be reviewed by the scientific committee and judged on the following criteria:

  • Does the proposal follow the guidelines? 
  • Is the subject matter appropriate for the theme of the conference? 
  • Are the workshop objectives clearly stated? 
  • Can the objectives be achieved in the 60 or 90 minutes allotted for this workshop? 
  • Is there an audience interactive element in the workshop? 
  • Does the information have relevance for the rest of Africa and beyond?

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Last modified: 2020/06/15