26th ICDE World Conference

Join us for this global dialogue at one of South Africa’s most acclaimed tourist destinations, the world-renowned Sun City, situated in the heartland of the African bushveld.
Dates 14 Oct 2015 12:00 am (UTC +2) 16 Oct 2015 12:00 am (UTC +2)
Place (View On Map) University of South Africa

The 26th ICDE World Conference theme is "Growing capacities for sustainable distance e-learning provision"

The 26th ICDE World Conference is a partnership between the ICDE and Unisa. The conference – the first of its kind in Africa – will draw experts, academics and practitioners from around the world. It will provide a platform for our highly regarded keynote speakers, including Audrey Watters, Laura Czerniewicz, Joyce Seitzinger, Aziza Ellozy, Mandla Makhanya, Wayne Mackintosh and Harold Jarche, to share their diverse views and innovative approaches to teaching and learning in an ODL environment.

At this time in global higher education, the conference will address the sustainability, character and nature of ODL practice in the 21st Century within the context of increasing demands for access, decreasing state resources and growing concern about the quality of provision.

The conference theme addresses the sustainability character and nature of the ODL philosophy of access, flexibility and student-centredness.

One of the key objectives of the ICDE is to promote the importance of open, distance, flexible and online education, including e-learning in educational policy. This will be achieved through some of the issues that will be addressed in the sub-themes.

26th ICDE World Conference Tracks

  • ODeL policy, governance and sustainability
  • Changing contexts
  • Quality
  • Curriculum development, pedagogy and assessment
  • Student success, retention and support
  • Research and the scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Affordances and acceptance of established and emerging technologies
  • Professional development and learning/growing capacity

The 26th ICDE World Conference will be held at the University of South Africa (sun City, South Africa)on October 14-16, 2015.

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