Digital Learning and Teaching in time of Pandemic

You are invited to submit your paper to the EAI International Workshop on Digital Learning and Teaching in time of Pandemic.

Workshop Chairs

Dr. Maryam Jaffar Ismail
The State University of Zanzibar (SUZA), Zanzibar, Tanzania

Prof. Ben K. Daniel
The Higher Education Development Centre, University of Otago, New Zealand

Umayra M. S El Nabahany
The State University of Zanzibar, Tanzania

Dr Ali Adnan
The State University of Zanzibar, Tanzania

Ali Abdulla Abdulla
The State University of Zanzibar (SUZA), Zanzibar, Tanzania

Teaching and learning online presents several challenges to university teachers and students. The unprecedented spread of the Covid-19 has exacerbated such challenges. The rapid shift to move face-to-face teaching and learning to online spaces has provided opportunities to fully leverage the potentials of digital technologies and help teachers and students rethink how they teach and learn online. We learned that university teachers need to rapidly develop technical, administrative, and pedagogical competencies to teach and manage online learning effectively in this pandemic era. Similarly, students need to develop competencies to learn online.  This workshop provides a forum for university teachers, students, policymakers, and others to share research, lessons learned, and reflections on several topics relating to the utilisation of digital learning technologies.

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The workshop welcomes contribution in wide-range topics, including, but not limited to:

  • Teaching in a digital age,
  • Learning with digital technologies,
  • Challenges and opportunities of deploying recorded lectures to support learning,
  • Digital literacy in online learning and teaching,
  • Learning analytics and educational Data Science,
  • Using social media for teaching during the Pandemic,
  • Perspectives on Distance, Remote, online and emergency learning,
  • Online assessment and online exams,
  • Designing adaptive online learning environments,
  • Teaching online and engagement challenges,
  • Online learning communities during Covid-19,
  • TV and radio learning during Covid-19,
  • Policies (local, regional, national and international) that connect to ICT-based education,
  • Lessons learnt in times of covid 19 crisis and implications for lifelong learning.


All registered and presented workshop papers will be submitted for publishing by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library: AFRICOMM Conference Proceedings.

Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, such as Web of Science, EI Engineering Index (Compendex and Inspec databases), DBLP, EU Digital Library, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, Zentralblatt MATH.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version to:

All accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:

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Paper submission

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

Workshop papers should be 6-11 pages long including references.

Important dates

Full Paper Submission deadline
28 June 30 August 2021
Notification deadline

14 September 15 October 2021
Camera-ready deadline
31 October 2021
Start of Conference
1 December 2021
End of Conference
3 December 2021