August 2007

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august

International Conference on Management of Technological
Changes – MTC
25 – 26 August, 2007
Alexandroupolis, Greece
http://www.cetex.tuiasi.ro/mtc2007

Teaching and Learning in the Changing World of Higher Education
30 – 31 August, 2007
National University of Ireland, Ireland
www.aishe.org/events/2006-2007/conf2007/call.html

september

2nd AeA EduAction Thematic
Workshop
8 – 16 September, 2007
Hyderabad, India
http://www.aea-india.org/events.htm

iPED Conference 2007: Researching Academic Futures
10 – 11 September, 2007
Coventry, England, United Kingdom
http://www.corporate.coventry.ac.uk/cms/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=3182&a=18618

Case Study: The Implementation of a Student Success Course at One Community College
27 September, 2007
Online
http://www.innovativeeducators.org

october

2nd Athens International Conference on University Assessment: Assessing Quality
12 -14 October, 2007
Athens, Greece
http://quality.hau.gr/

Institutional Research and Accountability in Higher Education
17 – 19 October, 2007
Reno, NV, United States
http://www.rmair.org/page.asp?page=1246

november

13th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning
7 – 9 November, 2007
Orlando, Florida, United States
http://www.aln.ucf.edu

International Conference on Teaching and Learning (ICTL 2007)
15 – 16 November, 2007
Putrajaya, Malaysia, Malaysia
http://ictl.intimal.edu.my

Teaching in Public – The Future of HE
21 – 23 November, 2007 
Cardiff, Wales
United Kingdom
http://c-sap.bham.ac.uk

ICODL 2007 – 4th International
Conference on Open and Distance Learning 
23 – 25 November, 2007
Athens, Attiki
Greece
http://artemis.eap.gr/icodl2007/

december

Regional Conference on Quality in Higher Education
10 – 11 December, 2007
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
http://qamu.um.edu.my/conf2007/

11th UNESCO-APEID International Conference: Reinventing Higher Education: Toward Participatory and Sustainable Development
12 – 14 December, 2007
Bangkok, Thailand
http://www.unescobkk.org/index.php?id=6257

School Education, Pluralism and Marginality: Comparative Perspectives
14 – 16 December, 2007
India International Centre
New Delhi, India
http://deshkalindia.com


Government of India announces Computer Literacy Excellence Awards 2007

The Department of Information Technology ( DIT ), Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Government of India, has announced an Award Scheme for Excellence in Computer Literacy and Information Technology in Schools at State and National Level to create IT awareness among schools and to encourage Computer Literacy among students in early stage of schooling.

Eligibility

All recognised schools in India , Government or Private, teaching computers and Information Technology in their schools are eligible to compete for the award. The applications are to be made by the participating schools in prescribed proforma and submitted to the Secretary IT / Commissioner IT in their respective States / UTs by the last date. However, winners of computer literacy excellence awards in last 3 years are not eligible to participate in this years competition.

Award scheme

State Awards to be given to one school each under Private and Government-aided Schools as well as Government/Municipal Schools/ Kendriya and Navodaya Vidyalayas in each State/UT who will be given a trophy and cash Award of INR1.50 lakh.

National Awards to top 3 schools in each of the above two categories, whose cash prize ranges from INR 3 lakh to 7 lakh.

All India Winner Award to one best school from amongst all the State/UT/National Award winners from the combined list who will be given shield and cash award of INR10 lakh.

The Awards will be formally presented to the award winning schools at an “Award Presentation Function” organised by the Department of Information Technology.

The downloadable proforma for the compretition is available at http://www.mit.gov.in/download/proforma_2007.pdf

Last Date for submission of proforma by schools is 31 August, 2007.

Forwarding of names of winning schools to DIT by State/UT Govt. is 30 th September, 2007

More details at: www.mit.gov.in

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