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Date: November 14th – 15th, 2024
Lagos State Public Service Staff Development Centre (PSSDC).
Lagos, Nigeria

Education, in a global sense, is a right since we are born. Every experience has a formative effect on the constitution of the human being, in the way one thinks, feels and acts. One of the most important contributions resides in what and how we learn through the improvement of educational processes, both in formal and informal settings. Our International Conference seeks to provide some answers and explore the processes, actions, challenges and outcomes of learning, teaching and human development.

Our goal is to offer a worldwide connection between teachers, students, researchers and lecturers, from a wide range of academic fields, interested in exploring and giving their contribution in educational issues. The International Conference on Education and New Developments 2016 invites you to showcase presentations, from the most diverse countries and cultures, to promote growth in research methods intimately related to teaching, learning and applications in Education nowadays. We wish to illustrate developments and new ways of thinking in these main fields:

⦁ Global Issues In Education And Research
⦁ Curriculum, Research And Development
⦁ Pedagogy
⦁ Ubiquitous Learning
⦁ Research In Progress

The ICERND-2024 is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The ICERND-2024 promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education

The aim of ICERND-2024 is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy.

The ICERND-2024 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation. All papers submitted for possible presentation at ICERND-2024 and for publication in the proceedings are subjected to a double-blind, peer review process. The ICERND-2024 main themes are Global Issues in Education and Research.

⦁ CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

The International Conference on Education, Research and New Development (ICERND-2024) invites you to showcase presentations, from the most diverse countries and cultures, to promote growth in research methods intimately related to teaching, learning and applications in Education nowadays. We provide you with particular topics to explore various themes with the respective, but not limited to, sub-topics:
GLOBAL ISSUES IN EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

⦁ Education, Research and Globalization
⦁ Barriers to Learning (ethnicity, age, psychosocial factors)
⦁ Women and Minorities in Science and Technology
⦁ Indigenous and Diversity Issues
⦁ Government Policy issues
⦁ Organizational, Legal and Financial Aspects
⦁ Digital Divide
⦁ Increasing Affordability and Access to the Internet
⦁ Ethical issues in Education
⦁ Child Right Acts/Children and the Human Rights Act
⦁ Intellectual Property Rights and Plagiarism

CURRICULUM, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

⦁ Acoustics in Education Environment
⦁ Counsellor Education
⦁ Courses, Tutorials and Labs
⦁ Curriculum Design *ESL/TESL
⦁ Special Needs Education
⦁ Inclusive Education and Practices
⦁ Social and Cultural Inclusion
⦁ Mental Health

PEDAGOGY

⦁ Teacher Education
⦁ Cross-disciplinary areas of Education
⦁ Educational Psychology
⦁ Education practice trends and issues
⦁ Indigenous Education
⦁ Kinesiology and Leisure Science
⦁ K12
⦁ Life-long Learning Education
⦁ Mathematics Education
⦁ Physical Education (PE)
⦁ Reading Education
⦁ Religion and Education Studies

UBIQUITOUS LEARNING

⦁ Accessibility to Disabled Users
⦁ Animation, 3D, and Web 3D Applications
⦁ Context Dependent Learning
⦁ Distance Education
⦁ E-Learning
⦁ E-Manufacturing
⦁ Educational Technology
⦁ Educational Games and Software
⦁ Human Computer Interaction
⦁ ICT Education
⦁ Internet technologies
⦁ Learning Management Systems (LMS)
⦁ Mobile Applications and Learning (M-learning)
⦁ Multi-Virtual Environment
⦁ Technology Enhanced Learning
⦁ Technology Support for Pervasive Learning
⦁ Ubiquitous Computing
⦁ Videos for Learning and Educational Multimedia 
⦁ Virtual and Augmented Reality
⦁ Virtual Learning Environments (VLE)
⦁ Web 2.0, Social Networking, Blogs and Wikis

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

⦁ Ongoing research from undergraduates, graduates/postgraduates and professionals Projects Collaborative Research
⦁ Integration of cross-cultural studies in curriculum
⦁ Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)
⦁ New Trends and Experiences.

We encourage submissions of abstracts for the following types of contributions:
⦁ Oral Presentations
⦁ Posters
⦁ Workshop
⦁ Company Presentation
⦁ Virtual Presentations

The conference official language is ENGLISH. All Abstracts, Final Papers and Presentations must be in English.

It’s typical composition should be summarily: motivation for the paper, objectives, what was done, how it was done and validated, major results and conclusions. In writing the abstract please be quantitative and write clearly – DO NOT EXCEED the imposed characters length limit because accepted abstracts will be published in the proceedings book of the conference (the written account of what transpired at the meeting).

An abstract is an extremely important part of the paper because it summarizes the entire paper – it’s the front window to show your work to the public and must allow the reviewers to make an intelligent decision about its acceptance.

The papers must report original, previously unpublished findings in the field. All papers will be reviewed under the direction of the Scientific Committee.

⦁ CONFERENCE TOPICS

GLOBAL ISSUES IN EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

*Education, Research and Globalization *Barriers to Learning (ethnicity, age, psychosocial factors) *Women and Minorities in Science and Technology *Indigenous and Diversity Issues *Government Policy issues *Organizational, Legal and Financial Aspects *Digital Divide *Increasing Affordability and Access to the Internet *Ethical issues in Education *Child Right Acts/Children and the Human Rights Act *Intellectual Property Rights and Plagiarism

CURRICULUM, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

*Acoustics in Education Environment *Counsellor Education *Courses, Tutorials and Labs *Curriculum Design *ESL/TESL *Special Needs Education *Inclusive Education and Practices *Social and Cultural Inclusion *Mental Health

PEDAGOGY

*Teacher Education *Cross-disciplinary areas of Education *Educational Psychology *Education practice trends and issues *Indigenous Education *Kinesiology and Leisure Science *K12 *Life-long Learning Education *Mathematics Education *Physical Education (PE) *Reading Education *Religion and Education Studies

UBIQUITOUS LEARNING

*Accessibility to Disabled Users *Animation, 3D, and Web 3D Applications *Context Dependent Learning *Distance Education *E-Learning *E-Manufacturing *Educational Technology *Educational Games and Software *Human Computer Interaction *ICT Education *Internet technologies *Learning Management Systems (LMS) *Mobile Applications and Learning (M-learning) *Multi-Virtual Environment *Technology Enhanced Learning *Technology Support for Pervasive Learning *Ubiquitous Computing *Videos for Learning and Educational Multimedia *Virtual and Augmented Reality *Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) *Web 2.0, Social Networking, Blogs and Wikis

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

*Ongoing research from undergraduates, graduates/postgraduates and professionals Projects *Collaborative Research *Integration of cross-cultural studies in curriculum *Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) *New Trends and Experiences.

You will be prompted to choose one of these themes/categories when you submit your proposal. If your paper doesn’t fit exactly in these themes you can also send it to us, since we may capture other areas of research.

⦁ IMPORTANT DATES

LAST Call Extension Notification to authors: from July 15, 2024 LAST Call for Abstracts Early Registration and Final Submission: until 18 September, 2024
LAST Call Extension* Early Registration and Final Submission: until 10 October, 2024
Conference Date: December 7th-9th, 2016

REGISTRATION

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES:

RegistrationsEarly Registration Rates
 (by September 4, 2024)
Regular Registration Rates 
(by October 10, 2024)
Onsite Registration Rates 
(25-26 October 2024)
IARSA Full Conference Registration 
(IARSA members)
N50,000N50,000N60,000
IARSA One-Day Conference Pass
(IARSA members)
N30,000N30,000N40,000
Full Conference Registration
(Non-IARSA members)
N65,000N65,000N70,000
Institutions/Research organisations/Industry IARSA MembersN200,000N200,000N250,000
Institutions/Research organisations/Industry Members (Non- IARSA Members)N250,000N250,000N300,000
One-Day Conference Pass
(Non-IARSA members)
N30,000N30,000N35,000
IARSA Half-Day Workshops 
(IARSA members)
N20,000N20,000N25,000
Half-Day Workshops 
(non-members)
N15,000N15,000N20,000

ADDITIONAL DISCOUNT: IARSA IS POISED TO GIVE ADDITIONAL 15% DISCOUNTS TO YOUR MINISTRY, MANAGEMENT AND STAFF.

The conference fees include:
⦁ Conference bag, name tag and programme

⦁ Access to all conference events and exhibit hall

⦁ At least two meals (a luncheon on Wednesday and Thursday)

⦁ At least two receptions (Wednesday opening reception, Thursday networking reception)

⦁ Conference registration does not include pre-conference workshops, which have an additional fee (listed in the above chart).  

One-day registration only includes access to the events for that day.

Payment should be made in favour of:
International Association of Research Scholars & Administrators
Zenith Bank: 1014828237

Extras:

⦁ Hard copy of the Book of Proceedings = N15,000
⦁ Extra ticket for Social Event = N10,000

Registration notes:

⦁ One author registration can cover a maximum of two accepted presentations (oral, poster or other), but only the access of one author to the conference. If more than a co-author wants to attend the conference he or she should also register;
⦁ Only the registered accepted presentations can be presented (oral, poster or other) in the conference.
⦁ Only the registered participants can get into the conference area (as author of presentations or as general public).

Payment:

All payments must be made in Naira. Participants outside Nigeria can pay in Dollars, Euros and Pounds in Naira equivalent. Registration forms must be accompanied by appropriate remittance; otherwise registration will not be accepted.

Payments must be made in full and can be made (in the order of preference) by:

⦁ Credit Card (Visa, Dollar/Naira/Mastercard)
⦁ Bank transfer (free of charges for the recipient)

Cancellation and Refunding:

All conference registration cancellations must be sent to the Conference Secretariat prior to November 7h, 2024 and will be charged a fee (N15,000) per registration. NO REFUND will be granted after this date or for no-show.

⦁ PANEL DISCUSSION

Proposals from those who would like to facilitate a panel discussion are welcomed. The proposals may address any of the topics falling within the scope of the conference themes.

Panel Discussions provide an opportunity for public discussion amongst a selected group of panelists. Central to the success of a panel discussion is the choice of a good topic as the focus for discussion and panelists who bring differing perspectives and are confident in making clear arguments in a live situation. Panels should comprise of three to five scholars who present their arguments; a discussant offers critical comment on the arguments made and the discussion is opened up to the participating audience.
 
The proposal must include:

⦁ Title
⦁ Panel Chair(s) (if necessary)
⦁ Speakers Name, Affiliation and Email
⦁ Scope
⦁ Objective and motivation

The ICERND-2024 will set aside space for those who wish to pursue discussion of a particular topic or issue. Interested individuals should submit a proposal not more than 400 words, on or before October 30, 2024. In addition, the proposal should indicate the duration of the panel discussion (preferred duration is 90 minutes).

All accepted Panel Discussion proposal will be published in the Conference Proceedings. If you are interested in organising Panel Discussion for the ICERND-2024, please email your proposal to info@iarsa.org.ng. Submissions should be in MS Word format.

⦁ GUIDELINES FOR PRESENTERS

Here you can find the details for all types of presentations.

REQUIREMENTS / NOTES FOR PRESENTERS:

Oral Presentations

Here you can find the details for all types of presentations.

REQUIREMENTS / NOTES FOR PRESENTERS:

Oral Presentations

Each oral paper presentations will be allocated in 20 minutes slots. Presenters must give 15 minutes for the presentation itself + 5 minutes for discussion with the audience. Session rooms will have a laptop with software tools (like PowerPoint), data-projector and screen. We recommend presenters to bring a USB pen drive or CD-ROM with a copy of their presentations.

⦁ POSTERS, COMPANY AND VISUAL PRESENTATIONS

Presenters are required to prepare the content in a full-sized poster, with the following requirements: Dimensions: Poster size should be no more than A0 portrait (approx. 84 x 115 cm). We recommend that you use heavyweight paper or thin card. As they can be viewed from a certain distance, please make sure your typeface and graphics are easy to read; we recommend you to use a font size for: Title: 20-24 mm or 100 point maximum/bold. Make sure your title, authors and affiliated institutions/contact details are clearly visible at the top of your presentation to give to interested delegates. Headings: 48 point suggested 60 point at max. Title case headings such as Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusions are useful. Results can be presented in the form of graphics, avoiding large data tables, use colours, symbols, pictures, etc. Content: 20-28 point, 32 point at max (single spaced).Please note that the official conference language is English, all posters must be displayed in English. Keep the amount of text in your posters brief, focusing on a few key points. Any description of the methods should be simple and concise. The conference will include timetabled sessions providing an opportunity for presenters and participants to discuss work and findings. There will be a dynamic forum between presenter(s) and the audience. Presenter(s) must give 2 to 5 minutes oral presentation followed by approx. 3 minutes discussion with the public, where they can answer questions about the posters.
Presenters should deliver the Posters duly identified at the welcome desk, when making the check in to the conference. We will display the Posters at the presentation room before the session starts. Please remember to take your poster materials with you after your presentation. Any posters remaining at the end of the conference will be discarded.

⦁ Company Presentations

Timing for company presentations should not extend 45 minutes.

⦁ Virtual Presentations

Presenters that will not be present at the conference, but will participate with a virtual contribution, must also be registered in the conference, their papers are considered to be published as the others and are also entitled to the certificate of participation in the conference. Presenters are required to prepare the content for the presentation itself, which can be made in one of these two ways (in no particular order):

⦁ Recording a video of the presentation, or,
⦁ Creating a PowerPoint presentation with slides and a voice-over, and saved as a video.

1) About recording a video presentation: You can record your presentation through a camcorder, web-camera or mobile phone with at least 4 mega pixels quality. Feel free to open your video in an editing programme (Windows Movie Maker, iMovie, AVID, Final Cut Pro or other editing software), according to your expertise and convenience, to make alterations and all kind of editing (putting a title, your name, etc). Save your file either in *.AVI, *.MPG, *.WMV or *.MOV (extensions format).

2) About creating a PowerPoint presentation with a voice-over: Use the PowerPoint programme or similar (available in any Operating System) to compose your presentation in slides. This software is convenient and easier for almost all people, but you’re welcome to use other tools, creating advanced presentations. We suggest you start by present a picture of yourself with email contact or affiliations, with a welcome message to the audience, feel free to use your creativity, but try to keep it easy and brief. Use an audio recording device, such as a microphone or other external voice recorder, music, etc. Once you have you PowerPoint slides, you can insert the audio files using the program itself – click Insert > Movies and Sounds > Sound from file (choosing the location of your audio files). You can also record your voice with PowerPoint in each slide, if desired – click Insert > Movies and Sounds > Record sound. One can create self-running slides, including your voice narration. After you made the synchronized PowerPoint presentation, turn it into a movie file – click File > Make Movie – the opened window will allow you to choose the location where you want to save your video from the PowerPoint presentation (save your file either in *.AVI, *.MPG, *.WMV or *.MOV (extensions format).

Important note for videos and PowerPoint videos:

⦁ Spoken or written words must be in English.
⦁ Try to achieve a good quality voice recording, to facilitate the hearing, by making it in a quiet setting and by speaking clearly and in a paused manner.
⦁ Videos and PowerPoint videos should be kept simple, transmitting information clearly, like in a poster presentation with the respective contents. Use clear and visible characters in the writings when editing text or topics.
⦁ Review and watch various times your video and its contents in your software player.
⦁ You MUST NOT EXCEED a 10 minutes presentation and 64 MB of space file.

The presentation file should be sent by email to info@iarsa.org.ng

The conference will provide a link with virtual content that will be sent by email to all participants. All Virtual Presentation files will be uploaded by us onto a webpage with the respective details, so that all the conference participants can have access to them during and after the conference. This will give the opportunity for presenters who cannot be at the conference meeting physically, but wish to participate, to showcase their work through a different media.

The authors of the Virtual Presentations can be contacted via email by any conference participant who wishes to discuss the contents of the presentation.

⦁ WORKSHOPS

A workshop provides an opportunity for a group of participants to achieve a specific goal or address a particular problem. It may be designed to train or educate participants in a particular research methodology or theoretical approach, e.g., or to address a specific problem, such as how to use particular research findings in health psychological care or policy. A workshop can also be a useful way to develop a consensus on a particular issue. For example, the goal of the workshop may be to produce a position statement or policy on a particular topic, to identify priorities in a specific area or to develop theoretical perspectives or methodologies. It should have a clear structure and require active participation by everyone involved. The Workshop convenor/facilitator should warn us in advance if there is a limit of participants, so we can have time to inform the conference attendees. A workshop session should be dynamic and interactive. Timing for workshops should not extend 60 minutes.

⦁ PUBLICATION ETHICS

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

⦁ This Nigeria International Conference on Education, Research and New Developments (ICERND-2024) general statement lays ground to develop and assure good practices and ethics in scientific publishing. It also aims to deal, in a practical way, with issues that arise in and by the publication of the proceedings of the conference, concerning intellectual honesty to prevent misconduct.

⦁ All authors must own their original work, which has not been published previously somewhere else – research and analysis within the paper must reflect the author’s own work: fraudulent or knowingly fallacious declarations are not accepted and constitute unethical behaviour;

⦁ Significant contributions of co-authors and co-researchers must be properly listed, whereas the corresponding author should ensure all agree with the final version and submission for application;

⦁ The framework of a prior and existing research/work must be guaranteed, ensuring that the work/words of others are appropriately quoted or cited: plagiarism in any form is unaccepted;

⦁ Not be submitted to more than one society, institute or journal for deliberation, to prevent redundant concurrent peer review and unethical publishing behaviour;

⦁ Procedures or equipment that may cause unusual hazards inherent in their use must be clarified: Human or animal subjects must have their privacy rights observed and human experimentation (institutional or private) must have informed consent, according to ethical standards;

⦁ All works received must be treated as confidential papers, not to be shown or discussed with others: the review process should be objective and clear, not leaving room to personal views or criticism;

⦁ Reasonably responsive measures can be taken regarding ethical issues or claims made.