The Kavli Prize Science Forum: the technological revolution in open education

Published 22.08.14

The 2014 Kavli Prize Week will be held in Norway from 8 to 11 September, with a series of events to take place in honour of the year’s Kavli Prize Laureates.

The Kavli Prize Science Forum will be held on 8 September from 3.30pm to 6pm CEST, and available online as a Live Webcast. Mandla S. Makhanya, ICDE Executive Committee member, will be a panellist.

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, and the call for contributions deadline is just days away.

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

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.

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.

ICDE International Conference in Moscow, discount for members

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.

There is still time left to register online! Check out the programme, as well as the list of speakers and session chairs.

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.

Belinda Tynan, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) at The Open University, was recently announced as a keynote speaker. Wayne Mackintosh and Lisa Daniels will also be keynote speakers.

Education Research in Africa Award, call for proposals

Published 27.08.14

The Education Research in Africa Award recognizes the critical role of education in social and economic development, and acknowledges the importance of research in the formulation and implementation of educational policy and reforms.

A call for proposals has been announced for African researchers who have conducted and published at least one outstanding and relevant piece of research in education and training.

Dublin City University (DCU) launches its new online, flexible learning brand

Published 22.08.14

DCU Connected encompasses a growing suite of online degree programmes for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Professor Brian MacCraith, President of Dublin City University, explained that DCU Connected “is a public commitment by DCU to embrace the best of digital technologies to enhance the learning experience of students, both nationally and globally.”

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.

New opportunity for a strategic academic partnership

Published 07.08.14

Texila American University (TAU) is proposing a strategic partnership for its offering of distance and online programmes.

TAU, a new member of ICDE, is one of the fastest growing universities in the Caribbean. It has students from over 35 countries and 50 nationalities who undertake programmes in medicine, dentistry and nursing.

Call for best practices in innovation for development of higher education

Published 04.08.14

The 2nd MENA Higher Education Leadership Forum will take place in Dubai on 10 and 11 November 2015, and higher education leaders may now submit their institution’s best practices and case studies.

The forum will have five themes, which revolve around the importance of innovation in helping transform, reshape, enable and spur the development of higher education in the 21st century.

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