First global overview of quality models in online and open education

Published 19.05.15

This ICDE supported study is a must-read for any person concerned with quality in online, open and flexible higher education. It presents quality models in use around the globe and offers 11 recommendations for future work on quality.

Laura Czerniewicz - World Conference keynote profile

Published 15.05.15

Laura Czerniewicz is an African scholar, renowned for her work on how educational technologies can disrupt or perpetuate cycles of inequality and injustice. She is director of the newly formed Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) at the University of Cape Town.

The call for papers for the 26th ICDE World Conference in South Africa in October remains open until 29 May.

Student success - putting the learner at the heart of the system

Published 30.04.15

How can learners be supported, student success assured, and student drop-out and failure diminished? Student success in open, distance and e-learning is a report by Alan Tait of The Open University, UK for ICDE. Drawing on research findings from a survey of 53 ICDE member institutions, the Task Group led by Professor Tait has examined how student success can be best supported in open, distance and e-learning programmes.

Global High Level Policy Forum

Published 09.03.15

Be part of a different future for higher education. The Global High Level Policy Forum will be held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, from 9 to 11 June 2015.
- Online, open and flexible higher education for the future we want.
- From statements to action: equity, access, and quality learning outcomes.
The Global High Level Policy Forum is organized by UNESCO in partnership with ICDE.
Invitations now being sent by email. Draft programme is also available.

Presidents' Summit registration opens

Published 20.05.15

Senior management from higher education institutions across the globe will attend this year's Presidents' Summit - the ICDE Standing Conference of Presidents meeting at the ICDE World Conference in South Africa 14-16 October. An ICDE High Level Policy Forum in partnership with UNESCO, the Commonwealth of Learning and the Open Education Consortium will take place on 17 October.

Call for nomination of candidates to the ICDE Executive Committee

Published 17.06.13

Institutional members of ICDE are invited to put forward names from their institution or names of other ICDE members for the election of two members to the next Executive Committee. Two institutional members of the ICDE Executive Committee shall be elected for a new period from 2016-2019.

Individual members of ICDE are invited to put forward names of individual ICDE members for the election of one member to the next Executive Committee. One individual member of the ICDE Executive Committee shall be elected for a new period from 2016-2019.

Open Educational Resources in your own language, in your way

Published 23.12.14

As Open Educational Resources (OER) move higher on the educational agenda for many countries, the uptake of OER in languages which are less used than world languages (particularly English) is lagging.

This policy brief from ICDE suggests policy recommendations for for the development of OER in less used languages and has been distributed to 53 Ministries of Education in Europe and beyond.

The current situation for online adult learning in higher education

Published 09.10.14

It is estimated that at least 2 million students are enrolled in distance teaching universities in Europe.

A recent study surveys 167 institutions offering distance education in European higher education and examines what is available, in particular for adult learners.

Prizes for innovation and best practice - publication opportunity

Published 30.04.15

ICDE announces the 2nd edition of a programme of prizes for innovation and best practice papers in open, distance, flexible, online and e-learning. Awards will be presented at the 26th ICDE World Conference in South Africa in October 2015 and award winners will have the opportunity to be published in a future issue of Open Praxis.

ICT in Primary Education MOOC starts soon

Published 24.06.14

UNESCO IITE and the University of London announce a new run of the MOOC "Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Primary Education" to start on 26 May 2015.

UNESCO World Education Forum 2015 Declaration

Published 16.04.15

ICDE is participating in two UNESCO events in Asia this month. The World Education Forum is currently underway in the Republic of Korea on “equitable and inclusive quality education and lifelong learning for all by 2030 - transforming lives through education”. The declaration is analysed in this article.

The WEF will be followed by an International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Post-2015 Education in Qingdao, China.

The online, open and flexible higher education conference

Published 19.05.15

Transforming higher education in the 21st Century: ‘’Innovating pathways to learning and continuous professional education” is the theme for EADTU’s annual conference to be held at FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany, 29-30 October 2015.

The call for abstracts remains open until 1 June.

EDEN 2015 Annual Conference: Expanding Learning Scenarios

Published 16.04.15

The annual conference of the European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN) will this year be held in Barcelona, Spain on 9-12 June hosted by Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

More than 300 delegates from over 40 countries will experience an innovative programme including plenaries, parallel sessions, workshops, moderated posters, demo sessions and a synergy strand, as well as thought-provoking keynotes:

Tressie McMillan Cottom - World Conference keynote profile

Published 15.05.15

A unique celebration of provocative scholarship in education - this is the aim of the keynote line-up for the 26th ICDE World Conference in South Africa in October. In this spirit, Tressie McMillan Cottom will deliver the first keynote – setting the scene for the rest of the conference.

The call for papers remains open until 29 May.

Call for applications to undertake post-doctoral research at UOC UNESCO Chair

Published 19.05.15

The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) UNESCO Chair in Education and Technology for Social Change announces a call for research proposals related to the three main areas of the organization’s work: quality of online education, ICT for development, and the economy of online education.

The Doctoral Consortium at the World Conference

Published 30.04.15

The 26th ICDE World Conference has a specific stream designated as the doctoral consortium. This stream intends to facilitate and provide a collegial environment where doctoral students in the areas of Open Distance and eLearning, OERs, MOOCs and Technology-Enhanced Learning present their work to a group of mentors and peers.

Audrey Watters - World Conference keynote profile

Published 15.05.15

There are few scholars in the field of educational technology, equality and social justice that can compete with Audrey Watters. Her critical engagement with much of the hype around educational technologies provides much needed perspectives within the context of the 'unbundling' of higher education.

The call for papers for the 26th ICDE World Conference in South Africa in October remains open until 29 May.

Two days remaining to submit papers for the ICDE World Conference

Published 27.05.15

We know that submitting papers can be a chore, and so we want to whet your appetite for everything that the ICDE World Conference can bring you. Here, you can read about some of opportunities the South African experience offers. In the articles below, we introduce some of the keynote speakers, and other activities taking place.

The ICDE World Conference will be hosted by the University of South Africa in Sun City near Pretoria from 14-16 October 2015.

Growing capacities for sustainable higher education provision

Published 30.04.15

The 26th ICDE World Conference will be hosted by the University of South Africa at Sun City, close to Pretoria, from 14-16 October 2015. The theme for the conference is “Growing capacities for sustainable distance e-learning provision” and here, Paul Prinsloo, Chair of the Scientific Committee sets out the thinking behind this choice.

The call for papers remains open until 29 May.

New ICDE member: Islamic Online University

Published 12.05.15

With students from 224 countries, the Islamic Online University has joined ICDE as an institutional member.

New member profile: UTEL, Mexico

Published 12.05.15

Universidad Tecnológica Latinoamericana en Línea is one of the newest members of the ICDE network.

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