25th ICDE World Conference (16-18 September 2013, Tianjin, China)

The 25th ICDE World Conference on Open and Distance Learning began on 16 October with an opening keynote by Asha Kanwar, President and CEO of the Commonwealth of Learning. It is being hosted this year by Tianjin Open University in this provincial capital 120km from Beijing, with approximately 700 participants. 

Keynote speakers

  • Pauline Gonzalez-Pose, Chief, Section for Higher Education, UNESCO
  • Hans d'Orville, Assistant Director-General for Strategic Planning, UNESCO
  • Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning
  • M.S. Vijay Kumar, Senior Associate Dean and Director, Office of Educational Innovation and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
  • George Siemens, Associate Director, Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute, Athabasca University, Canada
  • Yang Zhijian, President, The Open University of China
  • Mpine Makoe, Senior Researcher, Institute for Open and Distance Learning, University of South Africa

Open educational resources panel experts

  • Rory McGreal, UNESCO/ Commonwealth of Learning Chair in Open Educational Resources; Professor, Centre for Distance Education, Athabasca University, Canada
  • Uf Daniel Ehlers, President, European Foundation for Quality in E-learning
  • Griff Richards, Manager, Technology, Teaching and Learning Resources, African Virtual University
  • Wayne Mackintosh, Commonwealth of Learning Chair in Open Educational Resources; Director of the OER Foundation
  • Fred Mulder, UNESCO OER Chair holder; Former Rector of Open Universiteit Nederland

Study support panel experts

  • Grace Javier Alfonso, Chancellor, University of the Philippines Open University
  • Alan Tait, Professor of Distance Education and Development, The Open University UK
  • Weiyuan Zhang, Head and Chief Researcher, Centre for Research in Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, School of Professional and Continuing Education, University of Hong Kong
  • Yngve Troye Nordkvelle, Professor, Lillehammer University College, Norway; Chair of the Expert Group on Quality in ICT-supported education, Norway Opening Universities.

Accepted papers

Almost 400 papers were accepted for presentation in the ten parallel sessions of the conference.

Link to zip files here: http://www.tjrtvu.edu.cn/icde/en/submissions.zip

Last Updated on Friday, September 18, 2015 03:19 AM