Sessions, Seasons and Samhain: ICDE World Conference Newsletter

You can find lots of information about November’s ICDE World Conference on Online Learning in the latest edition of the conference newsletter. Read more about our unique walking tours ending with “pedagogy in the pub” and the significance of the conference theme as we celebrate Samhain and the change of seasons. The newsletter also shares a set of principles for conference participation, which serve as a guide to delegates in order to create a really welcoming, courteous and respectful professional learning atmosphere.

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Belinda Tynan.jpgIf you are waiting for more information on the day/time of your presentation at the World Conference, then the newsletter provides a progress report and shares more details on the presenter guidelines and this Friday’s webinar for authors and contributors. The newsletter also profiles another plenary speaker who will focus on strength in diversity and transformative leadership for changing times. More specifically, in her keynote Professor Belinda Tynan will address the major contribution that women can make in leadership roles and this important theme then continues over a panel discussion.

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The newsletter also reports a number of linked events, with the formal launch of the IUA-led project on Enhancing Digital Capacity in Teaching and Learning, and a follow up ePortfolio workshop organised by Eportfolio Ireland on Monday 11th November. The ICDE World Conference is supported by over 30 partner organisation from around the globe and this week’s newsletter acknowledges the great local support from a number of Irish professional bodies, including the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education as a valued Bronze Sponsor.

National-Forum.jpgLots more to read in this week’s conference newsletter and make sure you keep an eye out for our next issue, and of course register ASAP for this major international event as we aim to help shape the future of education for the new online and digital world.

ICDE World Conference Update – First September Newsletter

George-Siemens.jpgThe first September issue of our ICDE World Conference Newsletter introduces you to our co-Moderators for November’s major international event and profiles another invited plenary speaker. In this issue we share news that Professor George Siemens will give the final  keynote address on Thursday 7th November as we reflect on the conference theme, and related big questions, in looking towards the future. George is well known internationally for this work in the area of online education and is generally regarded as one of the world’s leading “big picture” thought leaders in terms of new learning futures.

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The latest newsletter also makes the case why you need to be in Dublin in November in order to help shape the future of online education. Set against the wider backdrop of the conference theme of “Transforming Lives and Societies” and the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDS), the newsletter explains why your contribution is important as we seek to harness both individual expertise and collective experience of participants to help envision better futures–for all.

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This week’s conference newsletter reminds people about the special cohort instance of the micro-course “Open Education, Copyright and Open Licensing in a Digital World” that thanks to the the OER Foundation is freely available to all ICDE World Conference registered participants. It also provides further details on Innovations in Training (IIT) Dublin which, in partnership with the US-based Training Magazine, begins immediately after the conference.Catalyst 2.pngFinally, we spotlight another of our major sponsors (Catalyst IT), offer more of a taste of Ireland, and provide a useful update for authors ahead of sharing our more detailed presenter guidelines. We also share information about our forthcoming webinar at 10:00am (IST) on Friday 20th September which is designed to offer suggestions and answer questions about the requirements of your presentation.  The webinar, which can be accessed through the following Zoom meeting room, will also be recorded and repeated depending on the level of demand.

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The full newsletter is available from our news archive on the ICDE World Conference website and you can subscribe to receive future issues by signing up to the ICDE bi-monthly news service.

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