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UNESCO presents new finance model that could triple the availability of textbooks

A new study by UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM)* to be issued on 19 January proposes an economic model that would help reduce the cost of textbooks and increase their availability to students in schools around the world.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 12:00 AM

ICDE welcomes its newest members 

ICDE is proud to announce that ISEAD and Zigurat Elearning Institute for Engineers & Architects, UNIT and and Botho University  have been accepted as its newest institutional members. 

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Education Week Blog: OER Needs To Be On Your Radar

There are three key issues we need to tackle in order to gain momentum with the move to Open Educational Resources (OER) according a post on the Education Week blog.

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World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends 

World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends (WDR 2016) is a World Bank annual flagship report. The Report examines the role of technology and its relation to education Under Sector focus 2: Education.

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 A 67.3% Increase in Student Registrations for Contact North | Contact Nord

ICDE member, Contact North | Contact Nord, Ontario’s Distance Education & Training Network, generated a 67.3% increase in the number of student registrations in online programs and courses for Ontario’s 24 public colleges, 22 public universities, and 250 literacy and basic skills and training providers during the 2014-2015 academic year (September 1, 2014, to August 31, 2015) as compared to the 2013-2014 academic year.

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Athena Fund donates laptops and iPads to Israeli teachers

ICDE member, Athena Fund, based in Israel has announced that the country’s oldest agricultural school, Mikveh Israel, has joined the Fund’s Laptop Computer for Every Teacher in Israel program.

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Creating High-quality Open Education Resources: Quality Assurance and Evaluation -  An interview with the ICDE Secretary General in the Chinese scientific Journal of Distance Education

ICDE Secretary General, was interviewed in the Chinese scientific Journal of Distance Education. The Journal of Distant Education appears in the Chinese Social Sciences Citation Index and is regarded as a very important journal in the field. 

In the article, named: "Creating High-quality Open Education Resources: Quality Assurance and Evaluation", he explains how ICDE works to create quality open education resources and realize the goal of education for all. 

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2016 Higher Education Predictions on OER

With the start of the new year, Dr. Kenneth Hartman from Eduventures proposed his prediction of some of the top issues and opportunities that higher education institutions will face in 2016 in USA.

Eduventures’ annual predictions are based not only on their twenty years of experience but also on their close examination of the major external circumstances (e.g., economic and geopolitical) they believe the nation will likely face in the next 12 months.

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International alliance towards improving education in Bolivia

The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), member of ICDE, has joined forces with the Fe y Alegría Bolivia organization to improve the use of new information technologies (ICT) in the areas of higher education and lifelong learning. Throughout 2016, the UOC will carry out digital training for the organization's technical staff in order to develop, together with the 10,000 teachers involved in coordination, training programmes across the organization's 415 educational communities around the country, serving a population with very limited resources.

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The Innovating Pedagogy 2015 report has recently been published

This is the fourth in a series of influential reports from the Open University exploring new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation.  

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100 Popular Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers and Educators to Explore

The list includes great instructional tools from 2015 and on wards that might help you change your style of instruction for improvement, as well as other web 2.0 tools.

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