In its 75th anniversary year, ICDE has teamed up with The International Museum of Distance Education & Technology to provide access to a library documenting the organization's history. ICDE's roots go back to the first World Conference, which was held in Victoria, Canada in 1938. This was also the year in which the then International Council for Correspondence Education was inaugurated.
ICDE and the LangOER network in partnership with the Nordic OER network are organizing a workshop for a small group of leading world experts in post-secondary education to be held in Oslo on Monday, 28 April. The event will seek to assess the situation for open educational resource around the globe with particular reference to less used languages.
Early bird registration remains open, and paper submissions and poster proposals are welcome 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 a discounted registration fee.
ICDE grew its institutional membership by 26% in 2013, and the organization now encompasses over 60 different countries.
Read on to find out which institutions are represented, what is in it for you, and how you or your university can join.
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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.
Working with Academic Partnerships, Sir John Daniel and Stamenka Uvalic-Trumbic have released a Guide to Quality in Post-Traditional Online Higher Education Guide. This is a follow up publication to the well-received Quality in Online Learning report published in 2013. This second Guide addresses quality in MOOCs, OER, Open Badges and more, and has been authored by Neil Butcher from South Africa.
Does the growth of distance learning mean that Open Universities risk becoming "the University of Last Resort"?Published 17.02.14
This was the question asked by Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of South Africa (Unisa), Mandla Makhanya, on the release of the Department for Higher Education and Training White Paper on Post-School Education and Training. The White Paper proposes provision of distance programmes at TVET and community college levels. ICDE Secretary General, Gard Titlestad also spoke at the launch.
From 21-22 October 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand, the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization, SEAMEO in collaboration with the British Council and Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST) Thailand, is launching the SEAMEO Congress on Education, Science and Culture with the theme Southeast Asia in Transition: Re-Thinking Education, Science and Culture for Regional Integration.
ICDE member the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain (UOC) offers three grants for following this Doctoral Programme for the 2014/2015 academic year.
Are MOOCs here to stay? If so, what further investigation and research into this phenomenon taking place globally is being examined or needs to be examined further. This call for papers has been published for the Universities and Knowledge Society Journal - RUSC, an open-access e-journal jointly published by ICDE members the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain, and the University of New England, Australia.
After years of isolation from the academic mainstream, Myanmar is rebuilding its capacity to educate its population. In this enlightening article, Hla Tint, Acting Rector of ICDE member institution Yangon University of Distance Education describes ongoing efforts and challenges in building capacity in the country