LEARNING IN THE AGE OF INDUSTRY 4.0
The EAPRIL online Conference taking place from November 24th to 26th, 2021 addresses the changing goals of our lifelong learners. Practitioner researchers are encouraged to have an in-depth dialogue regarding the opportunities provided through learning in the age of industry 4.0 and digitalisation in education.
Digitalisation and digital technologies emerging in education and learning are the phenomena in theory and practice in this era. Several promising examples have already emerged and on the one side are intensively discussed in research and on the other side are already integrated in practice. For instance, Virtual Reality (VR) glasses and systems have been successfully introduced in education, especially in training scenarios of adult education. Another example is Artificial Intelligence (AI), which has been applied in education and learning. Promising methods are currently under investigation in order to improve personalized learning approaches or invent intelligent tutoring systems. These mentioned examples have driven several research directions such as Technology Enhanced Learning, (TEL) which “refers to technology enhanced classrooms and learning with technology, rather than just through technology”. However, in view of all these technology-driven learning approaches, the human factor should not be taken out of consideration. Approaches such as reciprocal teaching and similar efforts become significantly important.
Moreover, digitalisation not only affects and penetrates all types of education (primary, secondary, higher education, lifelong learning, etc.), it also provides opportunities for collaborative learning across school types and didactic concepts. Therefore, we would also like to highlight the important considerations of how and why modern technologies and methodologies in the age of industry 4.0 can cross/connect modern didactic concepts as well as types of education at the EAPRIL2021 conference.
Digitalisation and its disruptive technologies (drones, self-driving cars, robots, etc.) are going to change our society. New job profiles are going to emerge based on smart products and IoT related services, which demands changes in how and what we educate. We invite the EAPRIL2021 conference participants to exchange, rethink and reconsider their expertise and approaches to meeting challenges in education in the upcoming decades.
The EAPRIL2021 conference will be hosted through PheedLoop, our virtual event platform.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, EAPRIL has decided to organise this year's EAPRIL Conference online.
Sadly, we will not be seeing each other face-to-face, but rest assured, it is and will remain EAPRIL’s mission to organise an interactive conference, tapping into everyone’s needs and expectations and keeping in mind the uniqueness of the EAPRIL association.
Please consider the following important dates:
Mid-January 2021Opening of submissions
April 22, 2021Submission deadline
May 11, 2021Review deadline (first round)
May 27, 2021Review deadline (second round)
June 7, 2021Results announced
last week of June, 2021Opening Registration
September 9, 2021Early Bird deadline
September 16, 2021Presenter Registation deadline
November 24-26, 2021EAPRIL2021 conference