The abstract submission deadline has been extended until Friday, 31 May 2013 for the 25th ICDE World Conference to be hosted by Tianjin Open University, China, 16-18 October 2013. Cash prizes are also available for papers demonstrating innovation and best practice.
In a ceremony at the OpenCourseWare Consortium Global Conference in Bali, Indonesia, ICDE President, Tian Belawati, Rector, Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia, and the OCWC President, Anka Mulde of Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the two global associations.
ICDE today launches a news service entitled Leadership for Change - Open Education and Research, curated by ICDE Secretary General, Gard Titlestad.The service will aim to support leadership in post-secondary institutions in an increasingly open and online world.
ICDE invites expressions of interest for producing courseware in the form of an open educational resource for training teacher trainers in high quality open, distance and online learning. The target group for this call is an institution or consortium of actors/ institutions. The initial focus of the project is Africa.
To celebrate ICDE’s 75th anniversary, a significant discount is offered to institutions wishing to join ICDE as a new institutional member in 2013. Any institution which qualifies for ICDE membership will receive a 50% discount on the regular membership fee for 2013 when joining as a new member.
The African Virtual University (AVU) and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) have entered into a strategic partnership. The agreement recognizes their mutual interest in expanded access to high quality higher education through open, distance, flexible and online education, including e-learning.
Prof. Josep A. Planell has been appointed Rector of the UOC, Barcelona, Spain, for the next seven years. Internationalization will be one of the cornerstones of his term in office, for which he intends to intensify collaboration with other universities, research centres and institutions.
Online Educa Berlin - the 19th International Conference on Technology, Supported Learning and Training will be held 4-6 December 2013 in Berlin, Germany. As an association partner, ICDE is able to offer a discounted registration rate of EUR 600 instead of the standard EUR 790 to all members including staff of member institutions.
Partners in eleven countries have launched the first pan-European MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) initiative. The initiative is led by the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) and includes many ICDE member institutions. It receives support from the European Commission.
The new phenomenon of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has generated a lot of interest and excitement, but most of these initiatives stem from North America and other rich-world contexts. The World Bank EduTech blog and World Bank infoDev/ UNESCO supported Educational Technology Debate are working to bring onboard other perspectives.
Bahrain, Indonesia, Kenya, and Oman are working with UNESCO to implement the Paris OER Declaration. The first meeting of a project to achieve this aim was held recently at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
The IV CREAD Andes Conference and the IV International Virtual Educa - Ecuador Conference hosted recently by ICDE member institution Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja studied the culture of quality and assessment, drawing on expertise from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and Europe.
Abstracts are invited for the 25th ICDE World Conference to be hosted by Tianjin Open University, China, 16-18 October 2013. The conference theme is New Strategies for Global, Open, Flexible and Distance Learning.
Five exciting keynote speakers are confirmed for ICDE's biennial World Conference to be hosted by Tianjin Open University, China, 16-18 October 2013. The deadline for abstract submission is 30 April, and registration online is available.
ICDE's Strategic Plan for 2013-2016 was developed with the involvement of the ICDE membership. It is published here together with the organization's Activity Plan for 2013, and a summary of achievements under the previous Strategic Plan during the period 2009-2012.
ICDE members organizing conferences with open calls for papers include: EFQUEL; EADTU and Fédération Interuniversitaire de l'Enseignement à Distance; AAOU and Allama Iqbal Open University; the Arab Open University; Unisa; and COL and the National Open University of Nigeria.
The IV CREAD Andes Conference and the IV International Virtual Educa - Ecuador Conference will be held 17-19 April hosted by ICDE member institution Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja. The conference will study the promotion of a culture of quality and assessment and will draw on expertise from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and Europe.
Call for papers for Open Praxis, ICDE's peer-reviewed online journal, volume 5 issue 3. Deadline for submission: 30 April 2013; publication: July 2013.
The Brazilian Association for Distance Education, ABED, announces a call for papers for its 19th International Conference on Distance Education, “Good Professionals make good ODL programs: How are we?". The deadline for papers is 30 April 2013.
The 2012 ICDE Standing Conference of Presidents meeting held in Dubai in November 2012 was hosted by Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University. The host institution has prepared a full report on this event, which attracted 80 institutional leaders and other executives from 45 countries to discuss policies and developments in open and distance education.
The 25th ICDE World Conference will be hosted by Tianjin Open University, Tianjin, China 16 – 18 October 2013. In connection with the conference, Tianjin Open University invites all ICDE members to participate in a Cultural Exhibition.
The International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) is pleased to announce a Call for interest for the 26th ICDE World Conference scheduled for 2015 and asks member institutions to submit declarations of interest for hosting this conference.
Conference host, Tianjin Open University, China, has released a call for institutions and organizations with an interest in open, distance and online education to send delegates to this world conference, 16-18 October 2013. Please share the attached flyer with your friends and colleagues and help us to make this a truly global event.
Babson Study: Over 6.7 Million Students Learning Online - Most institutions remain undecided about MOOCs
The global DistanceLearningPortal initiative was launched during SCOP 2012. As a central part of the ICDE International Awareness Campaign, the portal allows you to market your open/distance/online programmes on a platform reaching millions of learners – across the globe and on a monthly basis.
The paper submission deadline on accepted abstracts for the UNED-ICDE 2013 International Conference to be held 7-9 March 2013 in Madrid, Spain has been extended until Friday, 15 February 2013. The deadline for the conference registration ends on 18 February 2013.
2012 ICDE Standing Conference of Presidents – Launch of the first International Awareness Campaign for open, distance and online learningPublished 21.12.12
In her welcome speech, ICDE President Tian Belawati launched several initiatives, the most important being the first International Awareness Campaign for open, distance and online learning.
ICDE invites member institutions to respond on the call for interest before 1 June 2013.
ICDE will publish several calls in the beginning of 2013 and here we bring the first information on the forthcoming calls so stakeholders, institutions and members can prepare their interest in participating in the calls.
Global Challenges and Perspectives in Blended and Distance Learning written by B. Tynan (ICDE member institution University of Southern Queensland), J. Willems (Monash University) and R. James (University of New England) will be published in April 2013.