The ICDE Open Educational Resources (OER) Advocacy Committee (OERAC) will host a Symposium on the theme OER, and OEP for access, equity, equality, quality, inclusiveness, and empowering lifelong learning (Panel), during the Lillehammer Lifelong Learning Summit 2019 Continue reading OER Advocacy Committee at the Lifelong Learning Summit in Lillehammer, Norway 11-13 February 2019
27 State members of the European Union and Norway have set up a partnership on blockchain. Read about some key words and concepts about Blockchain. Continue reading Creating Blockchain compliant with our education values and some key words and concepts
The International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), Open Education Consortium (OEC) and The Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, MESRI, and the Ministry of National Education and Youth, MENJ, of France hosted a Symposium during the OEB18, Berlin on December 6, 2018, entitled Roadmaps for Open Education Leadership. Continue reading Roadmaps for Open Education Leadership at the OEB18, Berlin, Germany
By: Morten Flate Paulsen: Acting Secretary General of ICDE
“Can we celebrate ICDE’s 80th anniversary?” was one of the very first questions I got from my young, enthusiastic colleagues when I started working for the ICDE Secretariat in July. Continue reading ICDE Anniversary Reflections
By Susan C. Aldridge, Ph.D. and Marci Powell
Have you ever wondered how the virtual learning experience might be greatly improved if it was more like, let’s say, shopping on Amazon or finding all of the information you need through a simple Google search? Continue reading Mapping out the future of virtual learning
ICDE’s strategic objective number 1 is: To promote quality digital, open and flexible education. Continue reading ICDE and Quality Initiatives
By Dr. Gabriela Gerón Piñón, ICDE Individual member.
In this blog post, Gabriela gives an overview of the collaborative works that are happening, and the networks that exist within the Ibero-America distance and online education community. Continue reading Ibero-America present at the ICDE Conference World Conference on Online Learning: Its legacy to the world (Blog in English / Spanish)
What should advocates for expanded use of OER and open courses and open access be doing these next 25 years to make OER, open courses, open access – and even access to working computers and reliable wireless or wired networks – a universal reality?
By Paul Bardack Continue reading OER Advocacy – Some Reflections
Can a US-based, research-supported approach to quality assurance and continuous improvement in online education, adopted by over 1000 higher educational institutions, K-12, and other educational organizations for over a decade, be adapted to education systems outside of USA?
Contributed by: Quality Matters Continue reading Adapting US-Based Quality Standards to Culturally and Pedagogically Different Education Systems: The China Case
COIL is an emerging pedagogy which re-purposes online education so that it serves a new goal – that of providing meaningful international experiences for university students.
During the 27TH ICDE World Conference, 16-19 October 2017, Toronto, Canada, ICDE will be releasing the third installment of its ICDE Insight Papers Series.
A three days world congress of OER has come to an end, hosted by a small country with an impressive dedication to OER as an enabler for inclusive and equitable quality education and the Education 2030 Agenda.
By: Torunn Gjelsvik Continue reading OER: “Moving towards the tipping point”
On June 5–9 2017 Khanty-Mansiysk successfully hosted the World Expert Meeting on Multilingualism in Cyberspace for Inclusive Sustainable Development within the framework of the IX International IT Forum featuring BRICS and SCO countries and within the UNESCO Intergovernmental Information for All Programme (IFAP).
By: ICDE Secretariat Continue reading Now Available: Final Document of the Ugra Declaration On Preserving Languages And Promoting Linguistic Diversity In Cyberspace For Inclusive Sustainable Development
At the 2nd OER World Congress the idea of a network, Global Open Libraries, GOL, was presented. Now we want your comments by Wednesday 11 October 2017.
By: Gard Titlestad, Secretary General of ICDE Continue reading Open consultation: A network of Global Open Libraries, GOL
The quality of MOOCs is challenged and questioned from the very early beginning.
By: Christian M. Stracke Continue reading Quality of MOOCs: Challenges – and Hopes for Improvement?
OERu provides affordable pathways for learners to earn micro-credentials and associated academic credit towards globally recognised qualifications.
By Wayne Mackintosh Continue reading OERu Micro-Credentials for Macro Impact in Open Online Courses
How to transform the potential of OER into a reality that could reach hundreds of millions?
OER for elearning, can be used to overcome many of the obstacles faced by both learners and educators.