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Newsletter from the International Council for Open and Distance Education
The 2014 Kavli Prize Week will be held in Norway from 8 to 11 September, with a series of events to take place in honour of the year’s Kavli Prize Laureates.
The Kavli Prize Science Forum will be held on 8 September from 3.30pm to 6pm CEST, and available online as a Live Webcast. Mandla S. Makhanya, ICDE Executive Committee member, will be a panellist.
The 8th European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) Research Workshop will be held in Oxford (United Kingdom) on 27 and 28 October 2014, and the call for contributions deadline is just days away.
The workshop will include a debate on the uptake and impact of Open Educational Resources, with participation by ICDE Chairs in OER.
The Education Research in Africa Award recognizes the critical role of education in social and economic development, and acknowledges the importance of research in the formulation and implementation of educational policy and reforms.
A call for proposals has been announced for African researchers who have conducted and published at least one outstanding and relevant piece of research in education and training.
Ankit Khandelwal’s dream is as simple as it is complex; become a world business leader within 10 to 15 years.
After discovering massive open online courses (MOOCs) and their potential for self development, Ankit designed the ‘envisioning a 21st century global manager’ project after two months of brain-storming in early 2012.
The ICDE Presidents’ Summit on Open Education Models will draw presidents, CEOs and other high level executives of blended learning and open and distance learning institutions from around the world to Bali, Indonesia, 19-21 November.
Belinda Tynan, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) at The Open University, was recently announced as a keynote speaker. Wayne Mackintosh and Lisa Daniels will also be keynote speakers.
The African Virtual University (AVU), in partnership with the African Development Bank, is launching 29 Open Distance and eLearning Centres in 21 African countries over the next seven months.
This is designed to provide African learners with greater access to higher education opportunities.
DCU Connected encompasses a growing suite of online degree programmes for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Professor Brian MacCraith, President of Dublin City University, explained that DCU Connected “is a public commitment by DCU to embrace the best of digital technologies to enhance the learning experience of students, both nationally and globally.”
The 2014 UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education Conference will be held in Moscow on 14 and 15 October 2014.
Registrations are now open, and the call for papers deadline is 15 September.
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