September 30, 2020

Department of Education
Faculty of Social Sciences
International Islamic University Islamabad

Introduction of the Conference
Department of Education, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) is organizing an international conference on the theme “International Conference on Distance Education and E-Learning 2020.” This conference aims at generation, dissemination, advancement and application of knowledge at local, regional and international levels. Though we are living in the 21st century, but still there are many barriers in the formal education system. Therefore, Distance learning is a modern way of learning allowing students to study within their own space and time without being physically present in the schools/colleges/universities.
In this modern era, distance learning is a contributing force to social and economic development of developed and developing countries. Many higher education institutions are successfully offering academic & professional programs through online system of education. Therefore, distance education is becoming an essential part of the mainstream educational system. The globalization of distance learning provides many opportunities to the developing countries to realize and achieve educational goals. In exploring the fundamental features and challenges faced in teaching today, one needs to look at the role of universities in enhancing concept learning among students, particularly of developing countries. Therefore, this conference will provide a plate form to elaborate the role of distance education and e–learning in promoting teaching and learning during 21st century. This conference will provide a platform to the academicians, professionals, scholars, administrators, policy makers, curriculum developers and researchers to share research based knowledge and furnish valuable recommendations to cope with the challenges distance education is facing during 21st century.
Scope of the Conference
Conference sessions will aim at addressing the emerging issues and challenges in the distance education and e-learning. The focus of the conference includes finding out the solutions of the existing hurdles in the promoting distance education and e-learning, particularly in developing countries. This forum will also provide an opportunity to the renowned national and international academicians and researchers to conclude the ultimate possibilities and guidelines for the maximum role of distance education and e-learning in the national development. This conference will address the gaps in the objectives and outcomes of the universities to streamline the emerging strategies in enhancing distance education and e-learning.
Conference Themes
  • Blended Learning
  • Communication Challenges in E- Learning During COVID-19
  • Evaluation of Distance Education & E-Learning 
  • E-Learning Strategies 
  • Research Models & Paradigms in Distance Education & E-Learning
  • Universities and Distance Education
  • Needs and Challenges of Distance Education
  • Needs and Challenges of E-Learning
  • Future of Distance Education & E-Learning
  • Distance Education & E-Learning in Europe
  • Distance Education & E-Learning in USA/UK
  • Distance Education & E-Learning in Asia
Organizing Team
Patron in Chief Dr. Hathal Bin Hamoud Al-Otaibi
President, IIUI
Patron Prof. Dr. N. B. Jumani
Prof. Dr. Samina Yasmeen Malik
Focal Person /Chair Dr. Muhammad Munir Kayani
Chairman, Department of Education (Male Campus), IIUI
Conference Management/ Organizing Committee
  • Prof. Dr. N. B. Jumani
  • Prof. Dr. Samina Malik
  • Dr. Muhammad Munir Kayani
  • Dr. Shamsa Aziz
  • Dr. Azhar Mahmood
  • Dr. Asad Abbas Rizvi
  • Dr. Munazza Mahmood
  • Dr. Shazia Naureen
  • Dr. Zarina Akhtar
  • Dr. Sh. Tariq Mahmood
  • Dr. Muhammad Zafar Iqbal Chaudhry
  • Dr. Muhammad Nasir Khan
  • Dr. Fouzia Ajmal
  • Ms. Alina Raza
  • Ms. Sumaira Batool
  • Ms. Humaira Akram
Registration Fee
Local Participants (other than presenter): Rs. 500
Paper presenters from Pakistan:  Rs. 1000
International Paper Presenters: USD $100
Conference Speakers

Prof. Dr. Thomas Alfred Bauer
University of Vienna, Austria

Dr. Asha Kanwar
President & CEO Commonwealth of Learning

Dr.Afsar Rathore
Former Diplomat, United Nations

Dr. Iryna Kubareva
Associate Professor
Kyiv National Economic University, Ukarine

Dr. Katia Lankova
Assistant Professor
Higher College of Technology, Abu Dhabi

Dr. Javaid Iqbal
Former Professor, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad

Prof. Dr. Munawar Sultana Mirza
Former Vice Chancellor, University of Education, Lahore
Important Dates
Sr. No Segment/Event Dates
1 Call for papers 28th July,2020
2 Deadline for submission of abstracts 4th September, 2020
3 Abstract acceptance notifications 7th September, 2020
4 Dead line for the submission and Email the copy of receipt 18th September, 2020
Contact Us:
Dr. Muhammad Munir Kayani (Conference Chair)
Chairman, Department of Education (Male Campus),
International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: 0092-51-9019470, 0092-51-9019409
Email: [email protected]
For Registration and Paper Submissions Email:[email protected]