ICODEL 2014 Conference Theme

Universities in an Era of Open Education

The theme of ICODeL2014, the second ICODeL, is “Universities in an Era of Open Education”.

As the new digital and networked technologies become ever more ubiquitous, learning anywhere and anytime is fast becoming a lifestyle and the ideal of education for all is increasingly within reach. Open education is the new call of the times, and it is being taken up by both learners and educators alike.

While some universities are making significant contributions to open education, others are confronting the challenges that it poses, for example in terms of admissions, assessment and accreditation, curriculum and learning resources, and teaching and learning modalities.

ICODeL2014 brings together academics, teachers, researchers, university and school administrators, policymakers, trainers, students, and other education stakeholders in government, industry, and other professional sectors to share experiences in open education initiatives, and critical reflections on how universities can lead the way towards achieving “a world of open, flexible and effective education for all” (The Cape Town Open Education Declaration).

Conference Sub-themes

Topics of interest for this conference include the following:

Open online courses: MOOCs, TOOCs, MOUCs, and MODeLs

OER, open courseware, open textbooks

Flexible learning: giving learners a choice about when, where, and how to learn

Open educational practices, open pedagogies, open teaching

The Semantic Web, Personal Learning Environments, and other open learning spaces and technologies

Mobile learning: harnessing mobile phones, tablets, and other handheld devices for learning

Assessment and accreditation of learning: from credit transfer to accreditation of prior learning (APL/PLAR) to open badges

Digital literacies and new media literacies: literacy in a digital age

Quality Assurance in/and open education: frameworks and models

Academic leadership and management in a time of openness

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Call for Papers

Individuals who are interested in making a paper presentation or a poster presentation should submit an abstract of not more than 350 words on or before 21 February 2014. The proposed paper or poster should be relevant to the conference theme and one of the sub-themes. Papers should be research-based. Authors of accepted abstracts shall receive a notification of acceptance from the conference organizers by 15 March 2014. Only accepted abstracts can be submitted for full paper review.

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Pre-Conference Seminars

Seminar on Open Educational Resources

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Professor Rory McGreal Athabasca University

Panel Discussion on Academic Leadership in an Era of Open Education

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Prof. Asha S. Kanwar
President & Chief Executive Officer
Commonwealth of Learning

Prof. Tian Belawati
Rector, Universitas Terbuka Indonesia
& President, International Council for Distance Education

Prof. Grace Javier Alfonso Chancellor, UP Open University


Plenary Speakers

Professor Asha Kanwar
President and CEO
The Commonwealth of Learning

Professor Rory McGreal
UNESCO/COL Chair in OER & Professor, Athabasca University

Professor Tian Belawati
President, International Council for Open and Distance Education & Rector, Universitas Terbuka (Indonesia)

Professor Grace Javier Alfonso
Chancellor, UP Open University & Chair, Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Technical Panel for Transnational and Distance Education

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Important Dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts:
21 February 2014

Notification of paper acceptance:
15 March 2014

Deadline for full paper submission:
30 April 2014

Deadline for early bird registration:
30 April 2014


Conference Dates

Pre-Conference Workshops:
18 June 2014

Conference Proper:
19-20 June 2014


Registration Fees

Local Participants
Early Bird: Php 8,500
Regular Rate: Php 10,000
Group Rate*: for every 10 pax, 1 free
*Regular rate applies

Foreign Participants
Early Bird: USD 250
Regular Rate: USD 300








Best Paper Awards

Special awards will be given to outstanding papers presented at the conference. Those who submitted full papers before the deadline will be considered for the award. Winners will receive plaques of recognition and cash prizes: 1st place – PhP30,000; 2nd place – PhP20,000; 3rd place – PhP10,000.

Conference Venue

ICODeL2014 will be held at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria (www.crowneplaza.com), a four-star hotel centrally located in the vibrant Ortigas commercial district between Quezon City, Mandaluyong City, and Pasig City in Metro Manila, Philippines.



Ortigas Avenue corner Asian Development Bank Ave. Ortigas Center, Quezon City 1100
Tel. (632) 633-7222
Email : cpgm.reservations@ihg.com

One Asian Development Bank Avenue Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1655
Tel. (632) 633-7222
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25 ADB Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1600 Philippines
Tel. (632) 7196931 or 32
Email : dsreservations@discovery.com.ph

Please mention "ICODeL" when making hotel reservation.

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