Posted by: Richard Schwier | August 22, 2016

ICDE World Conference on Online Learning: Teaching in The Digital Age – Re-Thinking Teaching & Learning

The digital age requires new approaches to teaching and learning that respond to the current and future needs of students and the challenge of meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of quality education for all. Online, open and flexible learning creates opportunities for innovation in teaching, learning and skills development.

Delegates from North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Nations, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and the Arab States are gathering in Toronto, Canada, in October 2017 to expand boundaries and explore new frontiers of teaching, learning and skills development.

The World Conference on Online Learning: Teaching in The Digital Age – Re-Thinking Teaching & Learning, the 27th edition of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) World Conference, is your opportunity to connect, engage, and exchange with international colleagues.

Join us from October 17-19, 2017, as the world comes to Canada to explore new frontiers for teaching and learning in the digital age.

The Conference Program

The program for the World Conference on Online Learning integrates concepts such as applications of technology, quality assurance, and presentations of new applications and models as central components of the conference.

Five tracks highlight the key areas in which the Conference seeks to explore:

  1. Emerging Pedagogies and Designs for Online Learning
  2. Expanding Access, Openness and Flexibility
  3. Changing Models of Assessment
  4. New Delivery Tools and Resources for Learning
  5. Re-designed Institutional Business Models

Throughout the three days of this World Conference, you will participate in focused discussions, breakthrough technology showcases, interactive panel presentations, innovation labs, research sharing, hands-on demonstrations, ideas exchanges, presentations of academic papers, as well as plenaries featuring world-renowned experts.

To discover best practices from around the world, find out about transformative developments and new trends, tackle cutting edge topics, exchange with international colleagues, and dialogue with provocative thinkers in the world of online, open and flexible learning all focused on Re-thinking Teaching & Learning in the context of Teaching in a Digital Age, this is the conference to attend.

The World Conference on Online Learning is designed to be first and foremost and opportunity to interact, exchange and share.

Come to Toronto in October 2017 to break new grounds in teaching, learning and skills development with delegates from North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Nations, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and the Arab States.

Download the World Conference on Online Learning Theme and Tracks (PDF)


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