Education Network Conference tagged EduNet is in response to the ongoing needs for a platform to share knowledge, ideas and network amongst stakeholders in Research and Education community in Nigeria.
EduNet ,now in its third year is Nigeria’s leading annual conference focused at exploring the impact and use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) in the country’s higher education community. It is being organized by Emerging Media publishers of TechTrendsng.com in partnership with the Centre for Information Technology and Systems (CITS) University of Lagos and Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) with Communication Week Media Limited, Publishers of Nigeria CommunicationsWeek as the official media partner.
The conference is a forum to share knowledge, ideas, collaborate amongst stakeholders, service providers; research and education community; ICT directors of Nigerian Universities; Government; IT based businesses; equipment manufacturers; researchers, education application developers; e-learning providers; local and international organizations.
The aim is to foster further development of infrastructure, technologies, application and services for the education and research community in Nigeria.
This year, EduNet has been structured as an interactive, workshop-centric experience to exchange ideas and receive actionable guidance from all stakeholders involved in research, ICTs, and education.
Relevant papers on the following theme and sub themes are now being accepted for presentation at EduNet 2012.
The Theme: Research and Education Networks (RENs) In Nigeria: Opportunities and Challenges
1. The role of government, institutions and organisations in the formation of RENs
2. Structure and formation of RENs
3. Broadband and connectivity issues
4. Quality Access Networks and related Technologies
5. Infrastructure and Original Equipment management
6. Technology Enhanced learning
7. Insight on Research in Nigeria
9 Cloud services and data management
10. Education focused Applications (EduApps)
A one page Abstract of not more than 500 words is required from academics, ICT professionals, researchers and businesses. Profile of the author with recent picture, title of the paper, address of the author, email address and phone number should be included.
Send abstract to the email:firstname.lastname@example.org
EduNet also offers great platform for organizations, businesses, Researchers, Startups and Entrepreneurs who have new technologies, services, applications, that are education based to showcase them at the event.
For inquires on this send email to email@example.com
Background to Research and Education Networks
As research plays a vital role in the development and adoption of new technologies and development around the world, it has become imperative to align institutions of higher learning in Nigeria with the world. There is therefore the need to rally support to encourage further investment in research and development; we are also focused at getting the education community interested in using ICTs as tools for research, teaching and learning.
Based on all these, this year, the 3rd Annual Education Network Conference (EduNet2012) will look at and address the Research and Education networks (RENs) in Nigeria.
Research and Education Network (RENs) are special Internet Service Provider that connects research institutions, libraries, Universities and other higher institutions of learning. This special network facilitates the exchange and sharing of information within the connected institutions and makes for great research. They also enable other services like e-learning, Data management, Content development, Cloud Computing, Internet protocol services, and further technology development.
The conference will look at How are they formed; who are the major players and stakeholders; what are the benefits of such networks; what are the opportunities in RENs; their challenges and the future of these research and Education Networks in our education institutions and also provide the way forward for RENs
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