ICDE Newsletter - 5 October 2016



Open Educational Resources (OER) – and ICDE

Info note in relation to the LangOER Conference on Open Education: Promoting diversity for European Languages, 26-27 September 2016 by ICDE Secretary General.

Open education is a mantra among many ICDE members, for some, in fact already from the 1970's. And many ICDE members engaged early in Open Educational Resources.  Why? To promote access to affordable, equitable, inclusive and quality education. 

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LangOER ‘Open Education: Promoting Diversity for European Languages’ project drawing to a close

On 26-27 September the ‘Open Education: Promoting Diversity for European Languages’ conference of the LangOER project, organized by European Schoolnet, took place successfully in Brussels, Belgium.

For the conference, ICDE delivered draft recommendations and background material as well as supported the moderating process during the 3 day conference. ICDE will continue following up on OER in broad and in multicultural/multilingual context in particular. 

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Have you registered to join us for the 2016 ICDE Presidents' Summit? 

With a programme focused on critical issues faced by the leadership of online, open and flexible learning universities, a fantastic location and networking opportunities, the 2016 ICDE Presidents' Summit is an opportunity that presidents, rectors and vice chancellors cannot afford to miss.

Register today and meet your international counterparts to discuss your challenges and to share your solutions.

Register and view the programmme here.

Hear from leading experts on online, open, distance and flexible education at the conference to attend in India in 2017

Gain both regional and global insight on the potential of unleashing online and distance education at the ICDE International Conference!

Together ICDE and Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning are organizing the ICDE International Conference scheduled in Pune on 10-11 March 2017.

Early Bird registration is now open!

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ICDE Members: Reminder to complete the ICDE Membership survey

ICDE members are encouraged to complete the ICDE membership survey which you will have received in your inbox. Your input is very important for how ICDE will meet the future.

UPCOMING ICDE DEADLINES: Don't miss out on the opportunities

2017 Open Education Consortium Global Conference. Publication Opportunity in Open Praxis 
Deadline: 17 October

Call for papers Volume 9, Issue 1
Deadline: 30 October

# ICDE to establish Quality Network – submit proposals for Focal Points on Quality
Deadline: 1 November

# Send in your proposal to host the 28th ICDE World Conference 2019
Deadline: 7 November

Send in your proposal to host the 2018 ICDE Presidents’ Summit.
Deadline: 7 November

Innovation Arabia 10: Abstract submission 
Deadline: 20 November 2016

775 Prospective Delegates From 89 Countries Have Already Signed Up! Have you?

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ICDE Secretariat and or ICDE members will be participating in the following events and conferences and are available for meetings and discussions so make sure to get in touch.

ICDE Member and Partner News and Events

ICDE welcomes its newest members

  • International University of Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina. See the article published by the university on its ICDE membership here.
  • College of Sharia Sciences, Oman
  • Texila American University ZambiaThe University is registered with the Higher Education Authority, Ministry of Higher Education Zambia, and has strategic partnerships with various Universities, Educational Institutions and Organizations in the region. A private University located in Zambia’s capital city, Lusaka. It is owned by Hong Kong based Texila American University Consortium which was established in 2010. The University provides world class Distance and Blended Learning programs in the schools of Business & Management, Information Technology and Education at Bachelors’, Masters’ and Doctoral level for working professionals.

Join ICDE and be part of the global network and discussion on the future of online, open, distance and flexible education. Find out more....

Assisting increasing demands on Distance Education in Latin America with a wider remote laboratories network based on VISIR

A number of Higher Education Institutions in Latin America (LA) are currently installing a remote laboratory named Virtual Instrument System in Reality (VISIR), with the assistance of European partners, which include ICDE member UNED (Spain), that have been using it for more than 5 years, expanding the present excellence network of users of VISIR worldwide, under the support and co-financing of the European Union Erasmus Plus Program. 

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Self-Directed Learning Tools on Open Access

On the occasion of the First International Day for Universal Access to Information, UNESCO announces launch of Self-Directed Learning Courses (SDLs) on Open Access to Scholarly Information and invites expression of interests to collaborate for its worldwide delivery. 

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Get it in the diary now: Dates for OER six Regional Consultations

The Commonwealth of Learning is holding six Regional Consultations in the lead up to the 2nd World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress, which is scheduled to be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 18 to 20 September 2017. Dates available here.

EDEN Research Workshop Kicks off today

Watch all plenary sessions and keynote speeches from the EDEN Research Workshop that started today and concludes tomorrow. You can watch proceedings live via the EDEN’s youtube channel.

Winners of 2016 UNESCO prize for sustainability education come from Cameroon, Japan and the United Kingdom

This is the second edition of the Prize, which was established in 2014 to honour and showcase outstanding ESD projects and programmes of individuals, institutions and organizations within the framework of the Global Action Programme on ESD (GAP). The Prize is funded by the Government of Japan and endowed with USD 50,000 for each laureate.

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EADTU: The Online, Open And Flexible Higher Education Conference: Updated Programme and Keynotes

A full overview of keynotes and selected presentations for the parallel sessions in the provisional conference programme for the conference is now available. The conference will be held in Rome, Italy 19 – 21 October 2016.

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Participate in the IAU 15th General Conference on Higher Education: A catalyst for innovative and sustainable societies.

From 13 to 16 November, 2016, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. A consortium of Thai universities, led by Siam University, will host this conference and the programme designed for reflection, knowledge sharing and discovery of good practices. The role of universities as actors in innovation and sustainable development is incontestable, but needs to be demonstrated and improved continuously, so register now and join us in Bangkok.

EduTech 2017, Israel

On February 27, 2017 ICDE member, Athena Fund in conjunction with People and Computers, will hold EduTech 2017. The education conference and exhibition, to be held at the Lago conference hall in Rishon LeZion, will focus on connections between education, technology and future employment.

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To stay updated on international news on open, online, distance education keep an eye on the ICDE news page.

ICDE Member and Partner News and Events


The LangOER team has just  released its  collection of papers on the topic of “Social dynamics in Open Educational Practice” All papers are fully accessible in the Alsic peer-reviewed journal, and are listed below:

UVED provides a resource hub of OER resources in French produced by its member institutions. 

Visit the website and make use of thousands of quality assured OER available in French 

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UNESCO Global Report on Adult Learning and Education: the Executive Summary is also available in English and French 

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To stay updated on international news on open, online, distance education keep an eye on the ICDE news page.


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