ICDE International Conference in Moscow - just a few days left for the preferential fee rate

Published 14.03.14

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.

Open Praxis call for papers - deadline approaches

Published 25.07.14

Open Praxis has issued a call for papers for its next edition, which is due for publication in the final quarter of this year.

Make sure to submit your paper soon, as the submission deadline is fast approaching.

Attend the Presidents’ Summit - connect with the ICDE network

Published 25.07.14

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.

Latest edition of Open Praxis is now available for download

Published 29.07.14

Open Praxis has published its latest edition for 2014, which consists of the editorial, six research articles and three innovative practice articles.

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.

Open Praxis publishes compendium of papers

Published 25.07.14

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of ICDE, all papers published in Open Praxis during 2013 have been re-issued as a printed compendium.

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.

Call for proposals to study impact of OERs in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa

Published 25.07.14

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.

EADTU Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference - early bird registration and keynotes

Published 25.07.14

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.

OER initiatives - country reports from around the world

Published 25.07.14

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 announces its new Chair of the Board of Governors

Published 29.07.14

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.

Interested in e-learning excellence? Call for papers for Innovation Arabia

Published 25.07.14

There is an opportunity to submit papers about e-learning excellence for Innovation Arabia 8, a forthcoming conference in Dubai.

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 announces call for papers for its forthcoming conference

Published 25.07.14

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.

New president at Athabasca University

Published 25.07.14

Peter MacKinnon has commenced his term as interim president at ICDE member Athabasca University, Canada.

He will retain this position until 30 June 2015, with the option to extend.

The Sloan Consortium changes its name to the Online Learning Consortium

Published 23.07.14

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 provides MOOCs platform for Chinese universities

Published 25.07.14

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.

The future of higher education in Brazil and around the world

Published 23.07.14

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.

Universities and Knowledge Society Journal - new issue on OER in Oceania

Published 25.07.14

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.

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