ECOSF co-organized the 17th National and 11th International Conference on e-Learning and e-Teaching (ICeLeT 2024) in partnership with UoI and YADA

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The 17th National and 11th International Conference on e-Learning and e-Teaching (ICeLeT 2024) was a collaborative effort between the University of Isfahan (UI), Iran, the ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF), and the E-Learning Association of Pakistan (YADA). The conference took place from February 27 to 29, 2024, providing a vital platform for researchers, practitioners, and educators to exchange ideas, share innovations, and address challenges in the dynamic field of e-Learning and e-Teaching.


The conference served as a premier interdisciplinary forum, featuring keynote speeches and technical sessions that brought together participants from across the globe. Attendees had the opportunity to explore the most recent developments in the field, discuss emerging trends, and share insights into practical challenges and effective solutions.

The Opening Ceremony of the ICELET 24 was held on the first day of the conference, set the tone for the event. The following notable speakers graced the occasion during the inaugural session:

Prof. Seyed Komail Tayebi, President of the ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF) appreciated the partners - UI and YADA, emphasized the significance of leveraging science and technology for educational advancements, fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration. Prof. Seyed Komail Tayebi highlighted a number of initiatives in which the ECOSF has actively promoted the role Technology in Education and Learning in the ECO Member Countries. Prof. Tayebi also provided a brief introduction of the ECOSF to the audience during the inaugural session and reiterated his support on continuing to work with partners in promoting the Science, Technology and Innovation in the ECO Region.


Prof. Hossein Harsij, the President of the University of Isfahan, extended a warm welcome to all participants, emphasizing the significance of collaborative efforts in advancing e-Learning and e-Teaching.

Prof. Ali Akbar Safavi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of YADA, introduced the Iranian e-Learning Association and gave an overview of their mission and commitment to promoting e-Learning initiatives in the region.

Prof. Maryam Fatehizade, the Conference Chair, introduced the objectives and themes of ICeLeT 2024, highlighting the importance of fostering a global dialogue on e-Learning and e-Teaching.

Prof. Mohammad Reza Nili, the Scientific Committee Chair, presented a comprehensive report on the conference and provided insights into the diverse range of topics covered and the collaborative spirit that characterized the event.

UNITEL Project Session chaired by Prof. Seyed Komail Tayebi, President ECOSF             

The UNITEL Project session held during ICeLeT 2024 focused on Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) in STEM education. Chaired by Dr. Seyed Komail Tayebi, President of ECOSF, the session featured presentations and reports from esteemed speakers, shedding light on the modernization and internationalization of Iranian Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) through collaborative TEL-based curriculum development. The presentations and discussions highlighted the transformative impact of the UNITEL Project on Iranian universities, paving the way for future advancements in STEM education.


Ms. Ilaria Reggiani, Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi, Rome, Italy presented on the Modernization and internationalization of Iranian HEIs via collaborative TEL-based curriculum development in engineering, STEM. Dr. Hamid Reza Marateb (University of Isfahan-UI) delivered his presentation on the Revolutionizing Education: A Journey Through Data-Driven Insights.

Dr. Antonio Teixeira and Dr. Joao Paz (Universidade Aberta) delivered in their presentation highlighted UNITEL Project eCourse: participants’ perceptions about its quality and effectiveness. Dr. Ghasem Salimi (Shiraz University) discussed the Transformative Impact: A Faculty Member's Experience with Engaging and Implementing UNITEL Initiatives.

Dr. Ali Akbar Safavi in the end offered insightful concluding remarks, summarizing key takeaways from the session and emphasizing the importance of continued collaboration and innovation in advancing Technology Enhanced Learning in STEM education.

President ECOSF Prof. Tayebi generated a meaningful discussion and Q&A during the session highlighting the key success stories, lessons learned and future recommendations.

ECO Science Foundation's Session: "Technology Enhanced Learning: The Experience of ECO Member Countries"


The ECOSF organized an important session during ICeLeT 2024 focusing on "Technology Enhanced Learning: The Experience of ECO Member Countries." The session aimed to share insights and experiences from various ECO member countries, and highlighted the role of technology in transforming education.

Prof. Seyed Komail Tayebi, President of the ECO Science Foundation, set the tone for the session with a warm welcome. He provided an overview of the current state of E-Learning initiatives by the ECOSF and emphasized the collective experiences sharing and challenges faced by member countries.  Ms. Hira Raza, a Young Professional/Consultant (Academics) from the World Bank Projects at the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training in Pakistan, presented on TeleSchool Pakistan's crucial role in narrowing the digital divide. The focus was on how this initiative enhances access to education, especially in remote and underserved areas in Pakistan.  


Mr. Jalil Raza, an Instructional Technology Specialist at Pak-Austria Fachhochschule Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology (PAF-IAST) in Pakistan, shared insights into the digital transformation of classrooms. The presentation highlighted the implementation of interactive smart solutions to enhance the learning experience and infrastructure deployment that PAF-IAST has achieved so far.

Mr. Israil Kurbaniyazov could not join the session due to some technical issues. He represented the Global Education Department at Westminster International University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. His abstract of the talk gave an overview of Uzbekistan's journey in transforming education through E-Learning.

The 17th National and 11th International Conference on e-Learning and e-Teaching (ICeLeT 2024) fostered the collaboration and knowledge exchange among global experts in the field. ECOSF express its gratitude to all participants, sponsors and partners for their contributions to the success of ICeLeT 2024.

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