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.
An exciting range of keynote speakers is on offer for the 26th ICDE World Conference, 14-16 October 2015.
The call for papers remains open and there are publication opportunities in the journals Distance Education and Open Praxis.
A new report on adult learners in higher education shows that courses offered at a distance are liberating and a crucial route to new qualifications. It also shows that higher education institutions need to be aware of learners' needs and to meet them through support. Institutions should work harder to recognize prior and informal learning, and better communicate information on available financial support, argue the authors.
Open Praxis, a peer-reviewed open access scholarly journal welcomes submissions which highlight challenges, lessons and achievements
in the practice of distance and e-learning from all over the world.
Its current call for papers is open until 30 April for publication in July 2015.
The University of South Africa (Unisa) will host this year's Presidents' Summit - the ICDE Standing Conference of Presidents meeting in parallel with the ICDE World Conference 14-16 October. An ICDE High Level Policy Forum in partnership with UNESCO and the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) will take place on 17 October.
This continuing series of webinars will explore licensing, and storing and sharing your teaching materials.
There is also the opportunity to win a 1,000 Euro grant for technical equipment.
The Second Middle East and North Africa Higher Education Leadership Forum will be held 9-11 November, 2015 in Abu- Dhabi,
UAE, organized by the Center for Learning Innovations and Customized Knowledge Solutions (CLICKS), in partnership with the
Association of Arab Universities, ICDE, and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.
ICDE members are entitled to a 25% discount to attend the Forum
ICDE is among the organizations participating in this initiative of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE) and the Section of Higher Education in UNESCO’s Education Sector.
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.
An innovative programme including plenaries, parallel sessions, workshops, moderated posters, demo sessions and a synergy strand is planned and the list of keynotes is also impressive:
The Open Education Consortium has awarded ICDE member the Commonwealth of Learning and President and CEO, Professor Asha Kanwar, with the Open Education Excellence Award for the open MOOC "Mobiles for Development". The Open University, UK, another ICDE member, was receipient of awards for creative innovation and open research.
Tony Bates, a Contact North I Contact Nord Research Associate, has released his latest book on technology and learning as an online, open textbook.
The Future Edtech 2015 conference will take place 2-3 June 2015 in London, UK. Leaders and innovators from British and other European institutions will speak, and registration is complimentary for staff of universities and higher education institutions.