ICDE news: 25th ICDE World Conference / DELFA / iPad in UOC / OpenCourseWare Consortium / StudyPortals / SEAMEO

Newsletter from the International Council for Open and Distance Education

25th ICDE World Conference in China

The 25th ICDE World Conference will be hosted by Tianjin Open University, China, on 16-18 October 2013. Tianjin is a coastal city approximately 120km from Beijing.
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Online registration opens for SCOP 2012 in Dubai

The 2012 ICDE Standing Conference of Presidents (SCOP) meeting and Policy Forum will be held 12-15 November 2012 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, hosted by Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University. Online registration is available. Register today!
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Distance Education and Learning Futures Alliance (DELFA)

ICDE member institution Massey University, New Zealand’s leading distance education provider, recently launched the Distance Education and Learning Futures Alliance (DELFA).
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Rector of Universitas Terbuka receives 2012 AAOU Meritorious Service Award

Professor Tian Belawati, President of ICDE and Rector of Universitas Terbuka (UT) is recognized with the 2012 AAOU Meritorious Service Award.
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The iPad fosters interaction and creativity among the elderly

Two studies by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), ICDE member institution, show that use of the iPad takes it way beyond being a latest-generation technological tool.
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ICDE and OpenCourseWare Consortium enter into closer cooperation

In recognition of their mutual interest in expanded access to high quality higher education through open and distance education, OCWC and ICDE have agreed on a memorandum of cooperation with the objective of advancing separate and joint goals.
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ICDE and StudyPortals team up for global promotion of open and distance learning

ICDE and StudyPortal will launch an initiative to make DistanceLearningPortal global at the ICDE Standing Conference Of Presidents (SCOP) in Dubai, 12 – 15 November.
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SEAMEO and ICDE in dialogue

The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) and ICDE are in dialogue on closer collaboration on Open Education Resources and on Policies for Distance Education.
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The French e-Education in a nutshell

The French government has launched a comprehensive e-Education initiative.
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The 2012 Report - Global Monitoring Education for All

The tenth Education for All Global Monitoring Report, Putting Education to Work, reveals the urgent need to invest in skills for youth
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Education for all - UNESCO and NGOs team up for EFA achievements

UNESCO organised the Sixth Meeting of the Collective Consultation of NGOs on Education for All (CCNGO/EFA), Paris, France, 24 – 26 October, 2012.The Consultation at UNESCO headquarters gathered over 150 representatives of national, regional and global NGOs and civil society networks from around the world.
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Employment Opportunities at the African Virtual University

The African Virtual University (AVU) is a Pan African Intergovernmental Organization established by charter with the mandate of significantly increasing access to quality higher education and training through the innovative use of information communication technologies.
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MOOCs innovator addresses the SLOAN C Conference in Florida, US

The yearly Sloan Consortium conference attracted participants mostly from the US but also from many countries in the world.
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Keynotes from EADTU 2012 Conference available

Keynotes from EADTU 2012 Conference, Paphos, Cyprus, 27-28 September have now been made available.
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The E-xcellence Manual was launched at the EADTU 25th Anniversary Conference

A second and updated version of the E-xcellence Manual is now available. The E-xcellence Manual has the latest benchmarks in quality e-learning performance and can be downloaded from the EADTU web.
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European Ministerial Level Conference on Opening up Education

The Norwegian Ministry for Education and Research is together with the Cyprus EU-Presidency organising the Ministerial Conference "Opening up education through technologies: Towards a more systemic use for a smart, social and sustainable growth in Europe" to be held in Oslo, Norway on 9-11 December 2012.
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Call for Papers - MERLOT

The MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT) has just released a Call for Papers for a special issue on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), to be published in June 2013.
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