This issue features papers on the move from geographical to pedagogical student support at the Open University, UK; wellness promotion in online learning with examples from three American higher education institutions and a set of recommendations; OER in teaching and in learner support; student drop-out rates at Swinburne University of Technology in Australia; accessibility improvements for disabled students through cloud services at SUNY Empire State College, United States; course-embedded student support in ELT; and the introduction of an online student support platform at Wawasan Open University, Malaysia.
The dates for the 26th ICDE World Conference have been changed to 14-16 October 2015 to accommodate venue availability.
Meanwhile, registration is open for the ICDE International Conference to be held in Moscow in the Russian Federation in September 2014.
And you can get a flavour of the Balinese welcome delegates to the 2014 ICDE Standing Conference of Presidents (SCOP) meeting may expect in a short introductory video.
Have you ever looked for good research data on the global impact of distance or online learning and discovered that this just
ICDE has partnered with UNESCO, the European Commission, the International Association of Universities, the Sloan Consortium, StudyPortals and Babson Survey Research Group to begin work on this formidable task.
ICDE and partners in LangOER, a 3-year network project supported by the EU Lifelong Learning Programme, are looking for your input on the role of Open Educational Resources and Open Educational Practices in less used languages.
The VII International GUIDE Conference "Culture in the Midst of Global Modernization: The Role of Distance Education", to be held at the Universidad Panamericana in Guatemala City on 10-11 April 2014, aims to analyze the different solutions developed by each country as a result of the combination of modernization and technological innovation. ICDE members and staff of ICDE member institutions are eligible for a reduced registration fee, and abstract submission is open until 24 February.
ICDE member institution Shanghai Open University is organizing an international conference on Opportunities, Challenges and Strategies in Ubiquitous Learning. The conference will be held 30-31 May and will explore themes including MOOCs, Big Data, Micro-Courses and Mobile Learning and Learning Outcome Assessment. An interesting range of keynote speakers has also been announced.
OER Asia is an Asian Forum to share information, views and opinion, research studies and knowledge resources in addition to guidelines and toolkits on good practices on and about Open Education Resources in the Asian Region. Based at ICDE member institution, Wawasan Open University, Malaysia, OER Asia is planning its 2nd Regional Symposium on Open Educational Resources.
The EDEN 2014 Annual Conference will this year focus on developing human potential through workplace training supported by ICT tools as part of the solution to reduce skill shortages and mismatches. The conference will be held in Zagreb, Croatia from 10-13 June 2014, and keynote speakers have now been announced
Developed by an independent team and published by UNESCO, the Education for All Global Monitoring Report is an authoritative reference that aims to inform, influence and sustain genuine commitment towards Education for All. Now, the International Association of Universities (IAU) asks for your reactions in the form of a short comment.
Open Education Week is a series of events to increase awareness of the open education movement. The third annual Open Education Week takes place from 10-15 March, both online and offline around the world. Through the events and resources, the week will demonstrate what kind of opportunities open education has created and what we have to look forward to. Participation in all events and use of all resources are free and open to everyone, and there are multiple opportunities to contribute.
The Open Education Challenge, launched in partnership with the European Commission, is an invitation to all innovators to submit projects, receive mentoring and seed funding through the European Incubator for Innovation in Education, and get direct access to investors from day one. Applications are accepted from all over the world.
This event which will take place on 31 March - 1 April 2014 in London, United Kingdom aims to facilitate partnerships between international organizations, institutions, academies, schools and universities with Gulf Cooperation Council, Middle East and African academic institutions.