Curating ICDE history: The International Museum of Distance Education & Technology

Published 30.08.13

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.

International workshop on policy for OER and less used languages

Published 19.03.14

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.

ICDE International Conference in Moscow - speakers announced, papers, registration

Published 14.03.14

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.

60 countries, 160 institutions and organizations - the ICDE network grows

Published 04.04.14

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.

Seeking publication for innovative research on distance and e-learning?

Published 13.03.14

Open Praxis is a peer-reviewed open access scholarly journal dedicated to the promotion of creative and innovative research, and of challenges, lessons and achievements in the practice of distance and e-learning from all over the world.

A new publication opportunity is announced.

Revised dates for 2015 ICDE World Conference in South Africa

Published 25.10.13

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.

Guide to Quality in Post-Traditional Online Higher Education

Published 02.04.14

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.

Open Courseware Consortium global conference

Published 15.04.14

Open Education experts, educators and decision makers from across Europe and around the world will meet at the forthcoming OCWC Global Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 23-25 April.

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.

Call for papers for SEAMEO Congress: Re-Thinking Education

Published 03.04.14

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.

Call for applications to the UOC Doctoral Programme in Education and ICT (e-learning)

Published 02.04.14

ICDE member the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain (UOC) offers three grants for following this Doctoral Programme for the 2014/2015 academic year.

‘MOOCs: Game Changer or Passing Fad?’

Published 02.04.14

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.

Distance Education in Myanmar

Published 02.04.14

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

Considering an MBA?

Published 02.04.14

The Economist is hosting a Which MBA? Online Fair 14-17 May 2014 where dozens of business schools will be available to chat online and answer questions.

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