Registered to hear international speakers at the ICDE International Conference at Symbiosis in Pune, India on March 10 and 11, 2017?

 
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Register today! Visit http://www.scdl.net/internationalconference/ for more details and avail of SPECIAL ICDE member registration.

ICDE International Conference provides a platform for communication between researchers, teachers and practitioners in Open and Distance Learning. The ultimate aim is to provide impetus and a common basis for further research, action points for enhancement of reach of Open and Distance Learning.

Its focus areas include –

  • Quality Improvement in Teaching and Learning

  • Technology for Effective and Scalable ODL

  • Inclusion through Convergence of Education Models

One of the USPs of the event is going to be a workshop on MOOCs – how to create it, technology used, assessments in MOOCs etc. We are sure that traditional, professional and open learning academicians will find this workshop very useful. Since online learning and MOOCs are focus areas in each type of training all across, the delegates will find this workshop useful to bring the MOOC development to their institutions effectively.

Program details include:

Policy Framework in Online Distance Learning and Best Practices in Asia: A panel discussion on the challenges being faced by Online Distance Learning systems and learning from global best practices. Speakers include: 
- Dr. Hari Gautam- Former UGC chairman
- Dr. Salunkhe - Vice Chancellor, Symbiosis University of Applied Sciences, Indore
- VS Prasad- Former Director National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
- Dr. Dhanrajan- Former Vice-Chancellor and CEO of Wawasan Open University
- Dr. Raj Aggarwal , Director, AIMA

Technology in Online Distance Learning: Delegates will benefit from the discussions on various technology options in this session. The expert panel includes-
- Alan Tait, Director, Professor Emeritus of Distance Education and Development, The Open University, UK
- Secretary General ,International Council for Open and Distance Education, ICDE
- R. Subramanian, Additional Secretary (TE) MHRD- (Swayam)
- Dr. Vivek Sawant, CEO, MKCL

Quality Assurance in Open and Distance Learning: A session to address the main concerns among institutions and stakeholders on Quality Assurance today. Speakers include:
- Dr. Dhanrajan- Former Vice-Chancellor and CEO of Wawasan Open University
- Dr. Ravindra Kumar, Vice Chancellor (In-Charge). IGNOU
- Dr. Anil Sahastrabudhe - Chairman of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
- Dr. VS Prasad – Former Director National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)

Inclusion through Open and Distance Learning 
One of the aims of the Conference is to answer how do we address the implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goal 4, Education 2030 - 'Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all'. This track on inclusion endeavours to discuss how we achieve inclusive and equitable quality education through innovation.
- Prof. Belinda Tynan - Pro Vice-Chancellor, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
- Secretary General, International Council for Open and Distance Education, ICDE

Register today! Visit http://www.scdl.net/internationalconference/ for more details and avail of SPECIAL ICDE member registration.