After months of postponement, the 21st
conference of the International Council for Open and
Distance Education (ICDE) will finally push through
on 18 - 21 February 2004. The Open University of Hong
Kong will be hosting the conference with the theme,Lifelong
learning the networked world.
The conference will cover three areas of education
basic education, higher education and continuing
education including company and workforce training.
Within each area, the conference will explore the
challenges of providing lifelong
learning opportunities through open and distance education
systems that are enhanced by information and communication
technology (ICT) networks, under the following streams:
philosophy, policies and strategies
content and skills
pedagogies and technologies
support and services
research and evaluation
quality assurance and accreditation.
The core events of the formal conference programme
will be plenary sessions and discussions, parallel
sessions, poster sessions, expert panel discussions
and special sessions.
Practically every two years since 1938, ICDE has been
organising World Conferences on Open and Distance
Education. These conferences are major events, and
offer a large variety of presentations on the issues
related to open and distance education in all parts
of the world.
for more information about the 2004 ICDE Conference
in Hong Kong.