Registration now open: The Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference 2013

EADTUThe Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference 2013 will take place on 24-25 October in Paris, France. The theme of the Conference is Transition to open and on-line education in European universities. Early bid rate for non-EADTU members is 495 EUR. The early bird rate is applicable until July 31st 2013.

Conference scope and themes

This year’s scope of the Open and Flexible education conference is about „Transition to open and on-line education in European universities”. This concerns topics directly related to:

1. National and institutional aspects of opening up education: the open education market, participation in lifelong learning, international marketing, demands international students, the ability of governments and universities for opening up education, financial mechanisms for open and online education, business models, policy incentives

2. Institutional models for online or blended course and curriculum development and delivery: strategies and business models, organisational models, collaborative courses, online and blended mobility, innovation and change processes in the transition to technology based teaching and learning, enriched learning environments, tutoring and learning communities, reorganisation of curricula involving blended teaching and learning

3. Innovations in technology enhanced learning for the future: mobile learning apps, tablet computing, next generation e-books, open publishing, open educational resources, MOOCs, learning analytics, game-based learning, augmented reality, commercial short courses for professional development, assessment for learning with diagnostic feedback, badges to accredit learning, seamless learning,… (see also Innovating Pedagogy 2012, the Open University; Horizon Report – 2012 Higher Education Edition, the New Media Consortium)

4. Quality assurance in online and distance learning: internal and external quality assurance processes, accreditation processes, benchmarks and standards for online and distance education, online or blended education and quality assurance and accreditation agencies

5. Other and related topics to be covered are:
Modernising universities
Educational technology
Networked Curricula
QA in e-learning
Open Educational Resources and MOOCs
E-learning forecast studies
Good practices of transitions to open and flexible learning
Models of open and flexible learning
Current procedures in OER and MOOCs
Schemes for virtual and blended mobility
Innovative pedagogies
On-line assessments
E-learning forecast studies

The Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference is organised by EADTU and hosted by the „Fédération Interuniversitaire de l’Enseignement à Distance, France” (FIED), with the support of the French Ministry of Education and Research.

Conference website: http://conference.eadtu.eu/

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