ICDE to participate in High Level Roundtable for Vice Chancellors and Heads of online, open, flexible higher education institutions

 
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ICDE Secretary General will participate in the High Level Roundtable for Vice Chancellors and Heads of online, open, flexible higher education institutions on March 17-18, 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The High level Roundtable is facilitated by two members of ICDE, the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and the Asia e-University (AeU).

The program of the meeting is divided in 4 main topics: Leadership, Quality, Technology and Best Practice. ICDE Executive Committee member, Asha Kanwar, President & Chief Executive Officer of COL, will chair the session on Leadership. The High Level Roundtable will be attended by 34 delegates, mostly Vice Chancellors (VCs) of Open Universities/Institutions across the Commonwealth.

The objective of the High Level Roundtable is to discuss the issue of quality and credibility of online, open, flexible higher education and how this can be strengthened.

COL will:

  • share experiences of how we have improved the quality and credibility of online and distance learning;

  • discuss how we have deployed ICTs to improve learner outcomes; and

  • generate clear recommendations of how open universities can become more efficient and effective.

The AeU will provide:

 transfers from and to the airport for all delegates;
 accommodation and meals during the Roundtable; and
 local sightseeing on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

View the draft programme here

 
NewsRita Chan