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August 21, 2013


From Friday’s inbox…

the International Council for Open and                           Distance Education
Newsletter from the International Council for Open and Distance Education

Open Praxis call for papers on student support services

A call for papers is announced for Open Praxis, ICDE’s peer-reviewed online journal, volume 6 issue 1. Open Praxis is hosted by ICDE member institution, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Spain, and has an Editorial Board drawn from five continents. The deadline for submission for this issue is 30 October 2013 and publication is due in January 2014.Read more

Six new institutional members from four continents

ICDE wishes a warm welcome to the following, accepted as new institutional members of the organization.Read more

Chongqing Radio and TV University joins ICDE

Chongqing Radio and TV University is a member of the Open University of China system and has over 20,000 full-time and part-time students and 45 branches and study centres in districts and counties of Chongqing, a city in South West China.Read more

UNESCO call for nominations: prize for enhancing teacher effectiveness

The UNESCO Division for Teacher Development and Higher Education announces a call for nominations for the UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers.Read more

SEAMOLEC Annual International Seminar on Open and Distance Learning

SEAMOLEC – the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Open Learning Centre is arranging its Annual International Seminar on Open and Distance Learning as a collaborative effort with the Office of Vocational Education Commission (OVEC), Ministry of Education, Thailand. To be held in Krabi, Thailand on 10-11 September 2013, the theme is “Open and Distance Learning and Partnership among Southeast Asian Educational Institutions towards ASEAN Community 2015”.Read more

The 1st Moscow International Salon of Education

ICDE member institution, Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics (MESI), will be glad to welcome its partners at the conference “Digital educational environment: technologies, concepts, resources and services” which will take place in Moscow, Russian Federation, as part of The 1st Moscow International Salon of Education (MSE) 31 October – 3 November 2013.Read more

dehub website resources and call for papers

dehub, a research initiative sponsored by ICDE member the University of New England, Australia, works to nurture scholarship in open and distance learning. It provides resources and services to support educators, and following the relaunch of the dehub website, new reports, case studies, conference papers and monographs have been published. A call for papers on OER initiatives in Oceania has also been launched for the RUSC Universities and Knowledge Society Journal in collaboration with ICDE member Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain.Read more

EADTU Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference 2013

ICDE members EADTU and Fédération Interuniversitaire de l’Enseignement à Distance are organizing this event to be held in Paris, France, 24-25 October 2013, under the support of the French Ministry of Education and Research.Read more

Calls for papers – Arab Open University open learning conference

ICDE member the Arab Open University is organizing the 1st AOU International Conference on Open Learning: Role, Challenges, and Aspirations, Kuwait, 25-27 November 2013.Read more

19th Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning

Online Learning: A Universe of Opportunities is the theme for this conference to be held 20-22 November 2013 in Orlando, Florida, USA.Read more
This is a newsletter from the International Council for Open and Distance Education.

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