ICDE President presented the Indonesian experience at a forum on Lifelong Learning

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Prof. Tian Belawati, President of ICDE and Rector of Universitas Terbuka, presented ‘Opening Access to Lifelong Learning: Indonesia Experience’ at the ASEM Forum on Lifelong Learning 2015. The forum was held in Bali from 9-12 March. 

Lifelong learning opportunities in Indonesia include those for basic literacy, primary and secondary education, as well as higher education. Her presentation showcased the Indonesian government-initiated programs that are designed as lifelong learning opportunities, with an emphasis on the higher education level, which is provided through Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia’s Open University.

 Prof. Belawati's presentation:

Lifelong learning is learning activity that is undertaken throughout life, mostly aimed at improving personal knowledge, skills and competences. The concept of lifelong learning is important either from personal, institutional or national perspective. The opportunity to engage in and to facilitate lifelong learning has never been so abundant as a result of by the emergence of technologies that allow us to receive and gather information, collaborate with others, and communicate almost seamlessly. The global open movement has flourished the sharing paradigm, which has given birth to the concepts of Open Source Software (OSS), Open Educational Resources (OERs), and the most recent Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). These phenomena has undeniably further created and nourished numerous lifelong learning opportunities and endeavors throughout the world, including in Indonesia.