Open Educational Practices

This track explores current and emerging practices and approaches to teaching and learning based on openness, use of open educational resources (OER) in facilitating collaborative and flexible learning, OER-enhanced course design and delivery, open sharing of teaching practices, and promotion of innovative, adaptive and contextual pedagogical models that empower learners as lifelong learners and co-creators of knowledge.

Some possible topics in this sub-theme are:

  • Community Building in online environments
  • Participatory culture of learning
  • Competency in ODeL
  • Evaluation of informal, non-formal learning using digital technologies
  • Instructional Design for Online Learning
  • Learning analytics
  • Collaborative and Open Sharing
  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
  • Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • Open Pedagogy
  • Open Assessment of Learning
  • Teaching and learning for the digital age
  • Strategy and policy for OEP


Technology in ODeL

This track focuses on innovations and use of new technologies, tools and resources in promoting learning, improving instruction, enhancing research and providing public service.

Some possible topics in this sub-theme are:

  • Open technologies
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Augmented reality/Virtual reality
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Robotics
  • Cultural attitudes and technology acceptance
  • Emerging digital tools
  • Gaming and simulations
  • Interactive Learning Environments
  • Knowledge Management in ODeL
  • Management of Learning Resources
  • Mobile and Ubiquitous Technologies
  • Social Media


Quality Assurance in ODeL

This track explores how open and distance learning institutions ensure quality of education in terms of institution’s methods, educational products and outcome, and current trends in quality assurance efforts for education institutions.

Some possible topics in this sub-theme are:

  • Quality Management Systems in ODL Institutions
  • Quality Assurance in ODL
  • Quality in Teaching and Learning Practices
  • Quality Assurance in Assessments
  • Quality Learner Support Services