Theme and Program


The theme of the 24th ICDE World Conference is “Expanding Horizons – New Approaches to Open and Distance Learning”. This conference provides a forum for sharing of ideas on redefining the roles and strategies of ODL in promoting cross-nation human capacity building. The conference discusses issues and challenges for ODL under the following sub-themes:

  • ODL and human capacity building
  • ODL in a changing world
  • Quality and ODL – the way forward
  • Management and strategic development of ODL
  • Open Educational Resources (OER) in a global world
  • International development and distance learning

The 24th ICDE World Conference features 6 keynote speeches, 216 paper presentations in 6 parallel sessions, and about 67 posters.