The Future of Education

Edition 14

Accepted Abstracts


Venter Mwongera, African Biodiversity Network (Kenya)


The rapid advancement of digital technology has revolutionized the landscape of education, ushering in an era where traditional teaching methodologies intersect with innovative digital tools and platforms. This abstract delves into the realm of Digital Teaching and Learning, exploring its multifaceted dimensions and implications within contemporary educational contexts. Drawing upon seminal research, this inquiry seeks to elucidate the transformative potential of digital technology in reshaping pedagogical practices and enhancing learning outcomes.

Central to this discourse is the examination of how digital technology engenders novel avenues for teaching and learning, fostering interactive, personalized, and adaptive learning environments. Research by Siemens (2005) underscores the significance of technology-mediated learning in facilitating knowledge acquisition and retention, while also emphasizing the importance of pedagogical strategies tailored to digital mediums. Moreover, the advent of immersive technologies such as virtual and augmented reality holds promise in augmenting experiential learning (Dalgarno & Lee, 2010), providing learners with immersive simulations and interactive experiences that transcend the limitations of traditional classroom settings.

However, amidst the proliferation of digital tools and resources, challenges abound, necessitating a critical appraisal of the digital divide and equity issues inherent in digital learning environments (Warschauer, 2003). Addressing these concerns, the abstract advocates for inclusive digital pedagogies that prioritize accessibility and cater to diverse learner needs. Furthermore, it explores the role of educators as facilitators of digital learning, navigating the complexities of digital literacy and fostering digital citizenship among learners (Ribble, 2015).

In conclusion, this abstract posits that the future of education lies at the nexus of digital innovation and pedagogical efficacy, advocating for a holistic approach that harnesses the transformative potential of digital technology while upholding principles of inclusivity, equity, and learner-centeredness.


1. Digital Teaching and Learning 2. Pedagogical Practices 3. Technology-mediated Learning

4. Digital Divide 5. Inclusive Digital Pedagogies 6. Digital Citizenship



[1] Dalgarno, B., & Lee, M. J. W. (2010). What are the learning affordances of 3-D virtual environments? British Journal of Educational Technology, 41(1), 10–32.

[2] Ribble, M. (2015). Digital citizenship in schools: Nine elements all students should know (3rd ed.). International Society for Technology in Education.

[3] Siemens, G. (2005). Connectivism: A learning theory for the digital age. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 2(1), 3–10.


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