ICDE Executive Committee - Introducing the leadership of ICDE from January 2016

The members of ICDE have voted and the results are in!

Prof. Asha Singh Kanwar and Prof. Belinda Tynan have been elected to join the ICDE Executive Committee as institutional representatives. Prof. Alan Tait, who is currently an institutional representative of the Executive Committee, was elected by the individual members to be the individual representative. They will join Prof. Mandla S. Makhanya, Dr. Yang Zhijian and Mr. Maxim Jean-Louis as the Executive Committee of ICDE from January 2016.


26th ICDE World Conference – message from the ICDE Secretary General

The 26th ICDE World Conference will take place next week in South Africa, hosted by the University of South Africa (UNISA). Gard Titlestad, ICDE Secretary General, has the following message for the major event of which there are 384 academic presentations and 878 people have registered.

“Welcome to the most comprehensive ICDE event, ever! It is a ‘3 in 1 event’ taking place 13-17 October in Sun City and Pretoria: the World Conference itself, the President’s Summit going in parallel and finally the Pretoria High Level Policy Forum on 17 October. It is also a very timely event – taking place only 2 weeks after our heads of states and prime ministers have approved the new ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), where SDG 4 is on education.


Open and distance learning – Access and success

University World News - As the world conference of the International Council for Open and Distance Education approaches, ICDE President Tian Belawati – rector of Indonesia’s enormous open institution Universitas Terbuka – says that the twin messages of open, distance and flexible learning are “access and success”.

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