International Conference on Global Education and E – Learning (GLOBED 2017)

The Digital South and North: Spaces, Mobilities and Practices”

The International Conference on Global Education and E-Learning (GLOBED 2017) invites researchers, practitioners, policy makers, industry experts and members of professional bodies to contribute to this theme and develop our shared critical understandings of the educational challenges facing us in the South and North in terms of the digital, in a range of contexts. Mainstream assumptions tend to impose clear divisions between modes of ‘face-to-face’ and digital education. However, with the widespread prevalence of mobile networked devices, it can be argued that these divisions are breaking down as the digital becomes an integral part of many educational settings, both formally and informally. Similarly, ‘digital’ education is often discussed without reference to individual and shared identities, and the social, political and material settings of educational practice and engagement. These assumptions may result in a limited understanding of how students, researchers and educators engage with the digital in a range of contexts, both in formal education and outside of it. Additionally, mainstream ‘knowledge’ and research about digital education tends to focus disproportionately on contexts from the Global North, which may not reflect the educational needs, experiences and innovations of the Global South.

We invite applicants to submit abstracts for oral & poster presentation, and the opportunity to virtually present too. The conference will feature the following tracks, these themes may be interpreted broadly, combined or extended. We particularly encourage papers which present critical, theorized perspectives and those which focus on day-to-day situated educational practices around the digital:

  • The digital and the Global South
  • Learning spaces
  • Mobilities and the digital
  • Social media and education
  • Digital safety and online identities
  • Open educational resources and practices
  • Digital and information literacies
  • Coding in education
  • Big data and learner analytics
  • The digital and educational policy
  • Self-regulated learning
  • Methodologies for digital research
  • Evaluation and assessment
  • Teaching and learning practices