Theme and sub-themes
The theme of the 25th ICDE World Conference is "New Strategies for Global Open, Flexible and Distance Learning", and there are seven sub-themes:
- The Culture of ODL
- Quality in ODL
- Educational Technology in ODL
- OER in ODL
- Study Support in ODL
- The Regulatory Environment and Strategies for Innovative, Open and Flexible Learning
- Assisted Learning
The abstract submission deadline is 30 April 2013.
China and the World Conference
It is the first occasion that such a large-scale conference in distance education will be held in Mainland China. As China celebrates its economic achievements and perfects its lifelong learning system, as well as conventional education, the World Conference aims to attract delegates from around the globe representing the research community, teaching staff, management of educational institutions, the public sector, and both training companies and suppliers from the private sector.
25 February 2013