Open Praxis, call for papers

Published 25.07.14

Open Praxis welcomes contributions which demonstrate creative and innovative research, and which highlight challenges, lessons and achievements in the practice of distance and e-learning from all over the world.

Open Praxis has issued a special call for papers for its April-June 2015 edition which will include a selection of papers from the Open Education Global 2015 conference.

The 26th ICDE World Conference – call for papers now open

Published 23.10.14

Experts, academics and practitioners from across the globe are invited to attend the 26th ICDE World Conference, hosted by the University of South Africa, in South Africa from 14-16 October 2015. The call for papers is now open!

The conference will address open and distance learning in 21st century global higher education within the context of increasing demands for access, decreasing state resources and growing concern about the quality of provision.

Online Educa Berlin: ICDE member discount, and programme now available!

Published 25.06.14

Online Educa Berlin is the largest global conference on technology supported learning and training for the corporate, education and public service sectors. The conference programme is now available online!

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.

Special offer for new members - receive up to three months of free membership

Published 06.10.14

Institutions that apply to join ICDE now can receive up to three months of free membership – that’s a saving of up to EUR 1,146!

If you join during October, November or December 2014 and pay the 2015 fee in advance, then your membership for the remaining months of this year is free.

MOOC for teachers to improve skills, offered in 7 languages - just days left to register!

Published 16.09.14

Teachers have an opportunity to participate in a short course to improve their skills for designing ICT-based learning activities. The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is free and available in seven languages including English, Spanish, French, Bulgarian, Slovenian, Greek and Catalan.

More than 2,200 people from 120 countries have now registered for the MOOC which starts on 27 October. With just a few days left until it starts, make sure you register now!

Interested in e-learning, innovation and collaboration? Register for Innovation Arabia 8

Published 25.07.14

Innovation Arabia 8 is a highly scientific refereed event with thought leaders, academics, and the professional community searching to exchange ideas, discuss trends, solutions and challenges in the development of sustainable economies and societies in the Arab World through innovation.

The call for papers has been extended for a short time. Full papers accepted for presentation at the conference will have the opportunity to be considered for seven different publications.

Register your attendance now! ICDE members receive a significant discount of 50 per cent on the registration fee.

Multiple MOOCs means many opportunities for learning

Published 17.10.14

Sign up and take part in free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) which are being offered in a range of different subjects, from Blended Learning to Learning Design. The courses are offered in multiple languages and provide online and easy-to-access learning opportunities that are open to all learners.

These MOOCs, lasting between 6 and 8 weeks, are all offered by the new European Multiple MOOC Aggregator (EMMA) which brings together leading university partners.

Presidents’ Summit on the challenges for leadership in open education

Published 25.07.14

Educational leaders from around the world are at this year's Presidents' Summit, which focuses on developing sustainable business models and finding strategic pedagogical approaches. Topics include: the opportunities that new technologies bring, strategies for striving for quality, expanding business models, and much more.

You can join the conversation on Twitter at #ICDESCOP2014

Learn theoretical and practical skills for using emerging technologies in higher education

Published 23.10.14

ICDE member CLICKS (Center for Learning Innovations and Customized Knowledge Solutions) is running two workshops titled ‘Using Educational Technologies to Improve Learning and Teaching in Higher Education’.

The three-day workshop will be held in Jordan (14-16 December 2014) and then again in Dubai (9-11 January 2015), and the workshop leader will be expert Prof. Grainne Conole.

ICDE members receive a 15 per cent discount on the registration fee.

Global trends in Open and Distance Education (ODE)

Published 31.10.14

The International Council for Open and Distance Education will present the global trends in Open and Distance Education at The Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference 2014 in Orlando on Friday 31 October at 10.50am.

Gard Titlestad (ICDE Secretary General), Maxim Jean-Louis (ICDE Executive Committee member and CEO of Contact North) and Meg Benke (Professor at ICDE member Empire State College) will discuss the big issues, including:

Going Global 2015 – call for proposals deadline fast approaching

Published 23.10.14

Going Global, an annual conference hosted by the British Council, provides a forum for world leaders in education to network, debate international tertiary education issues and challenges, and to discuss creative, collaborative solutions.

The theme for Going Global 2015 is 'connecting cultures, forging futures’ and you are encouraged to contribute with your unique perspective by submitting a proposal before the deadline on 31 October 2014.

New fully online postgraduate programme for e-Learning Design and Teaching

Published 17.10.14

An opportunity exists for teaching staff and education professionals to develop their careers with a new online programme offered by Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), a member of ICDE.

Participants will develop competencies for the design, management and implementation of educational solutions in which the intensive use of ICT, and the effective practice of online teaching, are key to the provision of quality education.

Former ICDE President Sir John Daniel appointed Officer of the Order of Canada

Published 17.10.14

Sir John Daniel, ICDE President 1982-85 and Hon. Life Member, was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada by the Governor General of Canada, the Hon. David Johnston, at Government House in Ottawa on 12 September 2014.

He was appointed to this prestigious position for his ‘advancement of open learning and distance education in Canada and around the world’.

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 recognizes childrens’ rights to education

Published 13.10.14

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 is to be awarded to Malala Yousafzay and Kailash Satyarthi for their struggle for the right of all children to education, as well as against the suppression of children and young people.

During his keynote speech at the recent ABED conference in Brazil, ICDE’s Secretary General Gard Titlestad highlighted the African proverb that ‘if you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman, you educate a nation’.

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