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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 06:43 AM

ICDE launches open call for Insight Paper 2: Blended Learning

ICDE is seeking authors to write the second paper in our Insight series on the topic of State of the nation: blended learning. Insight papers are between 5 -7.000 words long and written in an accessible language style for a wide audience. Authors and researchers should be considered by their peers as experts in the field and may not necessarily be ICDE members. 


Call for reviewers: Open Praxis 

Research articles and innovative practice articles are subject to double-blind peer review.
If you want to become a reviewer willing to conduct peer review of submissions to Open Praxis, please complete the registration form here


Call for Papers: 2017 International Conference on Open and Innovative Education

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we cordially invite you to attend and present a paper at the 2017 International Conference on Open and Innovative Education (ICOIE 2017). Organized by our University, the conference — the 4th of an annual conference series — will be held on 12–14 July 2017 at Jockey Club Campus. The series has been renamed from International Conference on Open and Flexible Education (ICOFE), with the University’s establishment of the Institute for Research in Open and Innovative Education ( this year.

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Call for proposals: Share your good practice of educational leadership for digital transformation

The accelerated digital transformation of society challenges educational leaders across the globe.
Governance and visionary leadership for the digital transformation of education are critical factors for a successful change, and this is why UNESCO in collaboration with the project D-Transform and ICDE hosts a Visionary Leadership Forum for Digital Transformation 24 May 2017 at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST -- Consultant: Study for the Open Educational Resources (OER) Policy Indicators

The UNESCO Communication and Information Sector is looking for a consultant to develop a study considering proposals for international collaboration on Open Educational Resources (OER), to include technical and legal aspects as well as general standards, taking into account administrative and financial issues in UNESCO and outside UNESCO

Friday, September 16, 2016 07:44 AM

ICDE to establish Quality Network – we now invite institutions and associations to submit proposals for Focal Points on Quality

ICDE member institutions and associations are invited to propose candidates for Focal Points on Quality. The candidate should be well anchored within its own institutions’ quality work. A representative for the institutional senior management (Vice Chancellor, Quality Director etc.) is preferred. Recognized experts outside the senior management can also be nominated, then with a priority for participating in the regional task forces. 

The proposal must be submitted to the ICDE Secretariat by email to, by 1 November 2016.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016 05:02 AM

2017 Open Education Consortium Global Conference. Publication Opportunity in Open Praxis

The Open Education Consortium is pleased to announce that Open Praxis will publish a selection of papers from the Open Education Global 2017 conference, that will take place in Cape Town (South Africa) from 8-10 March 2017 organized by the Open Education Consortium and University of Cape Town. The theme of the Open Education Global 2017 Conference is Open for Participation.

Proposal submission due date, stating an interest for publication in Open Praxis: 17 October 2016

Friday, September 02, 2016 06:32 AM

Call for participation: Share student feedback approaches with the Open University

The Open University, UK currently runs a module based survey to gather feedback from new and continuing students on their study experience, the survey used satisfaction type statements and is offered to all students at module completion. As part of a current review process they are looking to identify good practice within the higher education open and distance sector, regarding student feedback approaches at both a modular and qualification level.


Present your research at Smart Learning Conference 2017

In many countries, the 21st century is an exciting time for education, seeing the emergence of a common agreement to re-examine the old ways of thinking and doing things in order to bring about flexibility, creativity and innovation. In its 9th edition, the Smart Learning Conference aims to “Build Knowledge Based Communities” through coaching, mentoring and learning by helping educational institutions adapt to the challenging and changing environment. The Conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to smart learning.


Open Praxis: Call for papers: Volume 9 issue 1

Open Praxis welcomes contributions which demonstrate creative and innovative research, and which highlight challenges, lessons and achievements in the practice of distance and e-learning from all over the world.

Deadline for submission: 30 October 2016

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Friday, June 17, 2016 06:49 AM


The forthcoming PCF8 that will be co-hosted by ICDE members Open University Malaysia (OUM) and the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) from 27 - 30 November 2016 is calling for abstracts.

Deadline: 15 July 2016

Thursday, June 09, 2016 06:30 AM

Join Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning’s online discussions

The eighth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF8) is open for registration. The forum will be held from 27 to 30 November in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where it is co-hosted by the Commonwealth of Learning and the Open University of Malaysia. In the lead up to PCF8, organisers are holding four online discussions around PCF8’s sub-themes and invite participants to join.

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