Presidents’ Summit on the challenges for leadership in open education

Published 25.07.14

Educational leaders from around the world will attend this year's Presidents' Summit, which will focus on developing sustainable business models and finding strategic pedagogical approaches.

The theme will be Leadership Challenges: Approaches Towards Successful Open Education Models. Keynote speakers will discuss the opportunities that new technologies bring, strategies for striving for quality, expanding business models, and much more.

Teachers can improve their skills with a MOOC, now offered in 7 languages

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), which starts 27 October, is free and available in seven languages including English, Spanish, French, Bulgarian, Slovenian, Greek and Catalan.

The five week course is a product of the ICDE Bringing Educational Resources for Teachers in Africa (BERTA) project and the Hands-On ICT project.

The power of online education, and one man’s path to become a world business leader

Published 25.08.14

Ankit Khandelwal’s dream is as simple as it is complex; become a world business leader within 10 to 15 years.

After discovering massive open online courses (MOOCs) and their potential for self development, Ankit designed the ‘envisioning a 21st century global manager’ project after two months of brain-storming in early 2012.

8th EDEN Research Workshop, ICDE Chairs in OER to participate in debate

Published 07.08.14

The 8th European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) Research Workshop will be held in Oxford (United Kingdom) on 27 and 28 October 2014.

The workshop will include a debate on the uptake and impact of Open Educational Resources, with participation by ICDE Chairs in OER.

SEAMEO Congress on re-thinking education, register now

Published 10.09.14

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), will hold the SEAMEO Congress in Bangkok, Thailand, on 21-22 October 2014.

The theme for the 2014 SEAMEO Congress is ‘Southeast Asia in Transition: Re-thinking Education, Science and Culture for Regional Integration’.

Webcast from the Kavli Prize Science Forum is still available online

Published 10.09.14

An international panel of experts had a high-level and global discussion on the technological revolution in open education during the Kavli Prize Science Forum in Oslo, Norway, on Monday 8 September.

The webcast, which was broadcast live during the forum, is still available online.

India, National Conference on Distance and Online Learning on 19 September

Published 10.09.14

ICDE member The Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning is holding a conference in Pune, India, on 19 September 2014. The conference does not have a registration fee.

The aim of the conference is to create a platform for policy makers and distance education providers to come together to share best practices and discuss challenges and opportunities.

Dozens of new Open Distance and eLearning Centres for Africa

Published 22.08.14

The African Virtual University (AVU), in partnership with the African Development Bank, is launching 29 Open Distance and eLearning Centres in 21 African countries over the next seven months.

This is designed to provide African learners with greater access to higher education opportunities.

Register now for the 25th Australasian Association for Institutional Research Forum

Published 09.09.14

The 25th Australasian Association for Institutional Research (AAIR) Forum will be held in Melbourne, Australia, from 19 to 21 November.

The major, international forum brings together experts and professionals to promote the exchange of ideas and developments in the field of institutional research.

ICDE International Conference in Moscow, registration deadline just days away!

Published 14.03.14

The ICDE International Conference will be 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 discount on the registration fee. Hurry - registrations close 20 September!

Conference participants are invited to attend 'ICDE - a Taste of Tomorrow' on 25 September and meet with ICDE's President, Secretary General and three members of the Executive Committee.

Forthcoming conference on new challenges for pedagogy and quality education: call for papers

Published 22.08.14

The 2014 UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education Conference will be held in Moscow on 14 and 15 October 2014.

Registrations are now open, and the call for papers deadline is 15 September.

Open Educational Resources (OER) in less used languages: a state of the art report

Published 07.08.14

The LangOER project has released a report with the findings of its first study of Open Educational Resources (OER) in less used languages.

It includes a separate annex that details which sources were used to research each of the 22 languages.

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 six research articles and three innovative practice articles.

Dr. Inés Gil-Jaurena, the editor of Open Praxis, details in her editorial the methods that have been used to increase the visibility of the journal. She also explains the excellent results which have been produced.

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