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About the Conference

The organized system of learning is undergoing tremendous change with the ever evolving educational structure, advancement in science, information and technology. In this digital era, smart gadgets, networks, immersive technologies etc. have become part and parcel of human life. Information Communication and Technology (ICT) has proved to be a contributing factor to accelerate the progress of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through its speed, quality and accuracy. COVID-19 pandemic situation and the lockdown has transformed the society in general including every teachers, students and parents, who have skilled them in technology and empowered use of ICT intervention in education which have become a new normal. Several initiatives have been taken up at international and national levels to leverage the advantage of technology and integration in education as recognised by National Education Policy 2020.

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The conference aims :

  • Provide a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the fields of ICT in Education and Training
  • Understand and provide the best ICT practices to ensure equitable use of technology and create world class educational digital content and capacity
  • Develop a critical understanding of the disruptive technologies in education
  • Provide a platform for the development of academic networks for collaboration and partnership to promote ICTs in school and teacher education.

Themes and Subthemes

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  • Blended Learning (BL)
  • Flipped Classroom
  • Mobile Learning (ML)
  • Adaptive Learning
  • Personalised Learning
  • Self-regulated learning (SRL)
  • Self-directed learning (SDL)
  • Pervasive Learning
  • Cyberschool and Cyber University
  • ICT and Inclusive education
  • ICT and Vocational Education
  • Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • Free and Open Sources of Software (FOSS)
  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
  • Learning Management systems (LMS) like SWAYAM
  • Content Management Systems (CMS) like DIKSHA
  • Telecast, Broadcast, Podcast like PMeVIDYA, SWAYAM PRABHA, I Radio, etc
  • Virtual Laboratories Resources (econtent/ portals/ apps etc) for children with special needs
    • Social Media for Education
    • Digital Games
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Machine Learning
  • Block Chains
  • Computing Devices
  • Augmented Reality (AR)
  • Virtual Reality (VR)
  • Mixed Reality (MR)
  • Chat Bots
  • Cloud ClassRoom (CCR)
  • Gaming and Coding
  • Robotics & Automation
  • Big Data Management
  • Cloud Computing
  • Assistive Technologies
  • Continuous professional development of teachers and school leaders in multiple modes
  • Digital literacy and development of ICT skills and competencies among teachers, educators and leaders
  • Integrating technology in curriculum transaction
  • ICT in Educational Management
  • Role of ICT in School Leadership
  • Information Management System (IMS)
  • Impact of E-Governance in Schools
  • Impact/ Effect of ICT based Interventions in Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  • Technology adoption as innovation in school
  • Impact of ICT in Sustainable Development
  • Pedagogical perspective of ICT intervention in distance learning and virtual learning
  • ICT and Inclusive education
  • ICT and Vocational Education
  • Role of ICT in bridging the gap of Linguistic/ Social/ Economical and Geographical Diversity
  • New Technologies and Teaching-Learning strategies for children with special needs (CWSN)
  • ET & ICT in Education - Perspectives of NEP-2020
  • Planning and Analysis of policies on ICT in school education
  • Universal access to quality content
  • Cyber hygiene, Cybersafety and Security
  • Physical and mental health aspects of technology use
  • Learning strategies and Innovations
  • Opportunities and Challenges
  • Barriers to Education in COVID-19 pandemic
  • Impact of Technology in Education Post-COVID World
  • Change in role of educators

  • Note: The research paper based on the empirical finding related to ICT in School Education can also be submitted.

    Invitation of papers

    Research Papers and presentations based on innovative practices are invited from the Teachers, Teacher Educators, Academicians, Educationists, Researchers, NGOs and the other functionaries working in the areas of School Education. The abstract of paper should be typed in about 200-250 words and full paper in about 2000-2500 words in MS-Word, font size 12 (Times New Roman) with line spacing 1.5. References should be given in APA style. The paper must contain the title, name of the authors, contact numbers and email- IDs.
    Email-id for paper submission:
    Publication: The selected paper will be published in conference proceedings with ISBN and Best three full length papers will be published in Indian Journal of Educational Technology (IJET) of CIET-NCERT.

    Mode of Conference

    Paper presentation, Demonstration of tools, Portals, Apps and Panel discussion will be part of the Virtual Conference.

    Modality:Will be informed to the selected participants.

    Important Dates

    Conference Dates : 24 to 26 March 2021

    Last Date of Submission Abstract and Full Paper : 10 February 2021

    Confirmation of Selected papers : 20 February 2021

    Last date for Registration : 25 February 2021

    About CIET

    The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is an autonomous organization set up in 1961 by the Government of India to assist and advise the Central and State Governments on policies and programmes for qualitative improvement in school education. Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET), a constituent unit of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Education, Government of India. Its chief aim is to promote Educational Technology especially mass media viz. Radio, TV, Films, Satellite Communications and CyberMedia either separately or in combinations, (multimedia packages) to extend educational opportunities and improve quality of educational processes at the school education level.
    As a premier institute of Educational Technology at the National level, major functions of the CIET-NCERT are based on Research and Development, Training, Extension and Dissemination. The institute is working for the major ICT initiatives i.e. ePathshala, NISHTHA, DIKSHA, Swayam Prabha, NROER, PMeVIDYA, MOOCS on SWAYAM, ICT Curriculum for school education development of energized textbooks, Mobile App, portals, guidelines of PRAGYATA, e-Contents development, Cyber Safety, etc. The institute has four major departments/divisions namely: Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT), Planning and Research Division (PRD), Media Production Division (MPD) and Engineering Division (ED). The institute works towards integration of ICT in teaching learning and assessment and helps in the implementation of policy direction for imparting equitable, quality education and lifelong learning. For more details go to the link

    Chief Patron

    Prof Sridhar Srivastava, Director, NCERT


    Prof Amarendra P Behera, Joint Director, CIET-NCERT

    Conference Coordinator

    Dr. Angel Rathnabai, Assistant Professor, CIET-NCERT

    Organising Committee

    Dr. Indu Kumar, Professor & Head,
    Department of ICT & Training Division (DICT)

    Dr. M. Siraj Anwar,Professor and Head,
    Planning and Research Division (PRD)

    Dr. Rajendra Pal, Professor and Head,
    Media Production Division (MPD)

    Dr. Shashi Prabha, Professor,
    Media Production Division (MPD)

    Sri Rajesh Nimesh, Associate Professor,
    Media Production Division (MPD)

    Dr. Bharti, Associate Professor,
    Media Production Division (MPD)

    Dr. Abhay Kumar, Assistant Professor,
    Media Production Division (MPD)

    Dr. Rizvanul Haque, Assistant Professor,
    Media Production Division (MPD)

    Dr. Rejaul Karim Barbhuiya, Assistant Professor,
    Department of ICT & Training Division (DICT)

    Dr. Neelkanth, Assistant Professor,
    Media Production Division (MPD)

    Dr. Amit Kumar Ranjan, Assistant Professor,
    Media Production Division (MPD)

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