25th World Conference of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) 2013

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  • The host of the 25th ICDE World Con­fer­ence on Open and Dis­tance Learn­ing in 2013 will be Tian­jin Open Uni­ver­sity, China. The theme of the World Con­fer­ence is “New Strate­gies for Global Open, Flex­i­ble and Dis­tance Learn­ing” and will take place Octo­ber 16 – 18, 2013 in Tian­jin, China.

    In order to inter­pret the theme com­pletely and accu­rately, the world con­fer­ence will gen­er­al­ize sys­tem­at­i­cally and exhibit inten­sively the fol­low­ing from seven basic aspects: cul­ture, sys­tem, tech­nique, resource, qual­ity and ser­vice, espe­cially tak­ing assisted learn­ing as the top­ics of the annual con­fer­ence. The 25th ICDE World Con­fer­ence will pro­vide a broad and ratio­nal plat­form for the edu­ca­tors and the friends from all social sec­tors who are engaged and inter­ested in open and dis­tance edu­ca­tion and in the edu­ca­tion for social vul­ner­a­ble groups.

    Over the past 75 years since the estab­lish­ment of ICDE, inter­na­tional open edu­ca­tion has been mak­ing new achieve­ments with the idea of life-​long learn­ing, the progress of eco­nomic glob­al­iza­tion and edu­ca­tional tech­nol­ogy, but it is faced with new oppor­tu­ni­ties and great chal­lenges as well.

    It is of great sig­nif­i­cance to sum­ma­rize the achieve­ments made so far, grasp­ing the new trends of dis­tance edu­ca­tion devel­op­ment, dis­cussing new mis­sions in build­ing life-​long learn­ing sys­tems and soci­ety, strength­en­ing friend­ship and coop­er­a­tion among edu­ca­tors and friends from var­i­ous social cir­cles, push­ing for­ward the sci­en­tific devel­op­ment of open and dis­tance edu­ca­tion in the world and pro­mot­ing eco­nomic devel­op­ment, social progress and human civilization.

    Con­fer­ence Topics

    • The Cul­ture of ODL
    • Qual­ity in ODL
    • Edu­ca­tional Tech­nol­ogy in ODL
    • OER in ODL
    • Learn­ing Sup­port in ODL
    • The Reg­u­la­tory Envi­ron­ment and Strate­gies for Inno­v­a­tive Open and Dis­tance Learning
    • Assisted Learn­ing

    About the conference

    The bien­nial ICDE World Con­fer­ence on Open and Dis­tance Edu­ca­tion is widely rec­og­nized as the lead­ing world event in open and dis­tance edu­ca­tion and offers a forum for the pre­sen­ta­tion of cut­ting edge devel­op­ments, net­work build­ing, and pro­fes­sional development.

    The World Con­fer­ence attracts an aver­age of 1,000 par­tic­i­pants from around the globe rep­re­sent­ing the research com­mu­nity, teach­ing staff, man­age­ment of edu­ca­tional insti­tu­tions, the pub­lic sec­tor, and both train­ing com­pa­nies and sup­pli­ers from the pri­vate sector.

    Keynote Speakers

    • Asha Kan­war – Pres­i­dent & CEO, Com­mon­wealth of Learn­ing (COL)
    • Yang Zhi­jian – Pres­i­dent, The Open Uni­ver­sity of China
    • M.S. Vijay Kumar – Senior Asso­ciate Dean and Direc­tor, Office of Edu­ca­tional Inno­va­tion and Tech­nol­ogy, Office of the Dean of Under­grad­u­ate Edu­ca­tion, Mass­a­chu­setts Insti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy, U.S.A.
    • George Siemens – Asso­ciate Direc­tor, Tech­nol­ogy Enhanced Knowl­edge Research Insti­tute, Athabasca Uni­ver­sity, Founder and Pres­i­dent of Com­plex­ive Sys­tems Inc., Canada
    • Mpine Makoe – Senior researcher, Insti­tute for Open and Dis­tance Learn­ing, Uni­ver­sity of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa
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