2015 Global Online-Distance Education Symposium

We would like to extend our warmest invitation to you to participate in the 2015 Global Online-Distance Education Symposium. A wide spectrum of professionals in online/distance education, experienced as well as entry level professionals should attend the conference. We expect representation from organizations worldwide. The conference will be held at the University of Riverside on February 20-21, 2015.
Dates 20 Feb 2015 12:00 am (UTC -8) 21 Feb 2015 12:00 am (UTC -8)
Place (View On Map) University of Riverside

2015 Global Online-Distance Education Symposium objectives are teaching, learning and connecting as follows:


Discuss critical success factors and innovative practices in online/distance education and training.
Examine the key components of effective applications: needs analysis, course design, teaching methods, active learning, learner support, management, policy, and evaluation.
Share successful approaches, strategies, and techniques.
Identify active teaching/learning methods for effective engagement, motivation, and performance outcomes.
Discuss major issues, new developments, and trends.


Reflect on progress made in online/distance education.
Consider future possibilities for online/distance education.
Increase knowledge about teaching/training related to online/distance education.


Facilitate networking among online/distance educators, practitioners and administrators.
Share program resources via technology (e.g., print, audio, video, multimedia, and the Internet).


Panel Discussions provide an opportunity for public discussion amongst a selected group of panelists. Central to the success of a panel discussion is the choice of a good topic as the focus for discussion and panel lists that bring differing perspectives and are confident in making clear arguments in a live situation. Panels should comprise of three to five scholars who present their arguments; a discussant offers critical comment on the arguments made and the discussion is opened up to the participating audience.


We understand that some presenters will not be able to make the trip to United Stated to present their research paper mainly due to financial and/or political restrictions on travel. Therefore, with the use of Skype, authors of accepted papers have the same publication opportunities as regular presenters. A research works submitted without the participant attending the conference in person, but presented via video conferencing are refereed and published (if accepted) in the conference proceedings. Conference fees are the same for both virtual and face-to-face presentation.

You can submit a research paper, case study, work in progress and report for virtual presentation under the open call for papers via email to
[email protected]

Please reference Global Online/Distance Education Symposium in your submission.


The Global Online/Distance Education Symposium invites presenters to become a Session Chair.

The duties of the Session Chair include, but are not limited to:

Introduction of every presenter including their biography.
Management of presentation time.
Run question and answer session upon completion of presentation
Individuals that are interested in participating as a Session Chair, please email your Resume or CV to [email protected] The proposal will be reviewed by the Steering Committees.

The conference will be held at the University of Riverside on February 20-21, 2015.

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