The preferential fee rate remains in place until 31 July for the ICDE International Conference hosted by Moscow State University
of Economics, Statistics and Informatics (MESI) in Moscow, Russia, 25-26 September 2014.
Staff of ICDE member institutions receive an additional discount on the registration fee.
The ICDE Presidents’ Summit on Open Education Models will draw presidents, CEOs and other high level executives of blended
learning and open and distance learning institutions from around the world to Bali, Indonesia, 19-21 November.
Institutions represented at the Presidents’ Summit and which are not already members of ICDE may apply for free ICDE institutional membership for a limited period.
Open Praxis has published its latest edition for 2014, which consists of the editorial, six research articles and three innovative
Dr. Ines Gil-Jaurena, the editor of Open Praxis, details the methods that have been used to increase the visibility of the journal. She also explains the excellent results which have been produced.
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of ICDE, all papers published in Open Praxis during 2013 have been re-issued as a printed
The compendium, which is now available for download, includes 32 research and innovative practice papers, 2 software reviews, 4 editorials, an introduction by Tian Belawati, ICDE’s President, and an introduction by the Open Praxis Editorial Board.
Researchers worldwide are invited to submit their proposals for a study with the theme 'Impact of OER in the developing regions
of Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa'.
The Canadian and United Kingdom supported Research on Open Educational Resources for Development programme, is being implemented by ICDE member Wawasan Open University, Malaysia.
The annual conference of the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities will focus on online learning and the future of higher education. The conference will be held in Krakow, Poland on 23-24 October 2014, hosted by AGH University of Science and Technology.
An initiative to analyse policies for open educational resources (OER) uptake has compiled individual reports for 33 countries.
These detail the education system of each country and its OER initiatives.
Most of these reports are now complete, and can be viewed on the POERUP website.
The Commonwealth of Learning has announced Dr. Linda Sissons CNZM, Chief Executive Officer of New Zealand's Wellington Institute
of Technology (WelTec), as its new Chair of the Board of Governors.
Dr. Sissons will take over the role of Chair from Honourable Burchell Whiteman O.J. Mr Whiteman is stepping down after 12 years on the Board, with eight years as Chair.
There is an opportunity to submit papers about e-learning excellence for Innovation Arabia 8, a forthcoming conference in
The conference, which is organized by ICDE member Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, will have the theme ‘Innovate, collaborate and differentiate: honouring the past, treasuring the present and shaping the future’.
ICDE's new associate member, Associação Ibero-Americana de Educação Superior a Distância (AIESAD), has announced a call for
papers for its forthcoming conference.
This association of distance teaching higher education universities in Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries organizes an international conference every two years, and its next one will take place in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil from 12-14 November 2014.
The USA-based Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) has changed its name to the Online Learning Consortium (OLC).
The Online Learning Consortium is dedicated to advancing the quality of online learning worldwide.
FutureLearn is partnering with its first two Chinese universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Fudan University. The UK-based social learning platform, an initiative of the Open University UK now has 40 partners consisting of many prestigious educational institutions.
A call for papers is announced for an international conference on “Science and Technology, Management and Quality: the future of higher education in Brazil and around the world”, to be held 19-21 November 2014 in Aracaju, Brazil. Organizers are the GUIDE Association and Universidade Tiradentes.
RUSC Universities and Knowledge Society Journal - an open access publication - is co-edited by ICDE members the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya eLearn Center, and the University of New England DeHub.