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Newsletter from the International Council for Open and Distance Education
There is now just one week left to submit papers for the 26th ICDE World Conference!
A selection of successful full paper proposals to the conference will be considered for publication in a special issue of the journal Distance Education, dedicated to the conference theme and its sub-themes.
Be part of a different future for higher education. The Global High Level Policy Forum will be held at UNESCO headquarter in Paris, France, from9 to 11 June 2015.
Online, open and flexible higher education for the future we want.
From statements to action: equity, access, and quality learning outcomes.
The Global High Level Policy Forum is organized by UNESCO in partnership with ICDE.
ICDE members are hereby invited to nominate candidates for the ICDE Prize of Excellence 2015, the global prize of excellence in open and distance education. There are three prizes including the ‘Institutional Prize’, ‘Individual Prize’ and ‘Prize for Lifelong Contribution to the field’.
In particular, we challenge ICDE members to identify and nominate an institution, association or a network of institutions for very significant achievements or contributions to the international community of open and distance education during the past five years.
eLearning Africa enables eLearning and ICT supported education and training professionals in Africa to develop multinational and cross-industry contacts and partnerships, as well as to enhance their knowledge, expertise and abilities.
This year’s eLearning Africa, the 10th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training, will be held in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) from 20-22 May.
ICDE members receive a discount on the registration fee. African nationals based in Africa also receive a discount on the registration fee.
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.
The LangOER project team will hold a series of five free webinars over March, April and May, with the first to be held on 25 March at 2pm CET.
Conducted by experts in the field, the webinars will explore Open Educational Resources and how they can enrich teaching and learning practice.
The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) will offer four CONFINTEA research scholarships for a period of one month to researchers from UNESCO Member States, and particularly from the Global South.
Prospective scholars will be able to benefit from using UIL’s knowledge base and resources for their research in the area of lifelong learning with a focus on adult and continuing education, literacy and non-formal basic education. Scholarship holders will spend the month of September 2015 at UIL.
The fourth edition of the UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers has opened the call for nominations.
The prize is awarded every two years and it recognizes initiatives that contribute to improving educational practices around the world, with priority given to developing countries and to marginalized and disadvantaged communities. The prize of $300,000 will be divided between three winners.
Experts and representatives of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) countries met in Brazil on 2 March this year to discuss proposals for cooperation in professional and technological education, higher education, and joint methodologies for educational metrics.
The proposals were submitted to Brazil’s Minister of Education and the deputy ministers of Russia, India, China and South Africa. After the meeting, the ministers signed the Declaration of Brasília with the key decisions and recommendations for future initiatives in the area.
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