The 32nd Annual Conference of
the Asian Association of Open Universities

OPEN EDUCATION IN
HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT IN ASIA'S PERIOD OF INTEGRATION

24 - 26 October 2018

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MELIA HANOI HOTEL 44B LY THUONG KIET STREET, HANOI, VIETNAM

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Keynote & Featured Speakers

Prof. Melinda Bandalaria – Chancellor of University of the Philippines Open University, AAOU President

President of AAOU, Chancellor of University of the Philippines Open University: New Technologies in Open Education

Prof. Rory McGreal – UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning Chairholder in Open Educational Resources

UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning Chairholder in Open Educational Resources: Open Education in Technical, Vocational, and Skills Development

The Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) Annual Conference has established itself as one of the leading educational events worldwide which is much awaited by world class educational experts in the field of open and distance learning (ODL), especially those from the Asia region. The Conference will hopefully provide the catalyst for knowledge sharing among participants, particularly in areas pertaining to the sub-themes. With 62 institutional members from 23 countries, the AAOU is certainly a force to be reckoned with. The recommendations and outcomes of this conference can have far-reaching benefits to the ODL community.

IMPORTANT DATES

Notice: Early Bird Payment: Extend to 30th August, 2018

Deadline of Abstract Submission: 30th April, 2018

Abstract Acceptance Notification: 15th June, 2018

Deadline of Full Paper Submission: 15th August, 2018

Deadline of Early Bird Payment: 15th August, 2018

Deadline of Standard Payment: 15th October, 2018

Payment Opened: May 2018

Payment Closed: 24th October, 2018

REGISTRATION FEE

Early bird: Regular Registration:
AAOU member: USD 300 USD 350
Non-member: USD 350 USD 400

Commonwealth of Learning Fellowship

THE COMMONWEALTH OF LEARNING (COL) FELLOWSHIP

The AAOU Secretariat will give tenx (10) COL-AAOU grants to young delegates from Open and Distance Learning  institutions from developing Asian Commonwealth nations, based on the following conditions:

  1. Delegates from Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to enable participation in the Conference;
  2. Give preference to young or mid-career practitioners (rather than policy makers) of distance education who have not had the opportunity to attend the conference in the past;
  3. Seek to ensure greater participation of women; Gender Equality. To encourage young woman practitioners and scholars in ODL
  4. Use the funds to defray Conference registration fees and local accommodation to a maximum of CAD500 for each delegate supported, but not travel.

Please send your brief proposal (personal background) not more than 500 words to aaou2018@hou.edu.vn with Subject: AAOU COL fellowship by 30 September 2018. Anoucement of the COL fellowship will be on 05 October 2018

Conference Program

Day 1
24 Oct 2018

Opening Session

  • Opening speech: HOU President
  • Welcome speech: AAOU President
  • Speech by Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training
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10:45 - 11:00

Refreshment

Parallel session 1

Sub-Theme 1: Human Resource Development in Open Universities Ballroom 1 (1st floor)
Sub-Theme 2: Open Education in Technical, Vocational, and Skills Development Ballroom 2.1 (1st floor)
Sub-Theme 3: Open Education Practices in Foreign Languages and Academic Disciplines Ballroom 2.2 (1st floor)
Sub-Theme 4: New Technologies in Open Education Function Room 4 (2nd floor)
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15:00 - 15:15

Refreshment

Parallel session 2

Sub-Theme 1: Human Resource Development in Open Universities Ballroom 1 (1st floor)
Sub-Theme 2: Open Education in Technical, Vocational, and Skills Development Ballroom 2.1 (1st floor)
Sub-Theme 3: Open Education Practices in Foreign Languages and Academic Disciplines Ballroom 2.2 (1st floor)
Sub-Theme 4: New Technologies in Open Education Function Room 4 (2nd floor)
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Day 2
25 Oct 2018

Parallel session 3

Sub-Theme 1: Human Resource Development in Open Universities Ballroom 1 (1st floor)
Sub-Theme 2: Open Education in Technical, Vocational, and Skills Development Ballroom 2.1 (1st floor)
Sub-Theme 3: Open Education Practices in Foreign Languages and Academic Disciplines Ballroom 2.2 (1st floor)
Sub-Theme 4: New Technologies in Open Education Function Room 4 (2nd floor)
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10:00 - 10:15

Refreshment

Parallel session 4

Sub-Theme 1: Human Resource Development in Open Universities Ballroom 1 (1st floor)
Sub-Theme 2: Open Education in Technical, Vocational, and Skills Development Ballroom 2.1 (1st floor)
Sub-Theme 2: Open Education in Technical Vocational and Skills Development Ballroom 2.2 (1st floor)
Sub-Theme 4: New Technologies in Open Education Function Room 4 (2nd floor)
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Parallel session 5

Sub-Theme 1: Human Resource Development in Open Universities Ballroom 1 (1st floor)
Sub-Theme 2: Open Education in Technical, Vocational, and Skills Development Ballroom 2.1 (1st floor)
Sub-Theme 2: Open Education in Technical Vocational and Skills Development Ballroom 2.2 (1st floor)
Sub-Theme 4: New Technologies in Open Education Function Room 4 (2nd floor)
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15:00 - 15:15

Refreshment

Parallel session 6 & OU5 session

Sub-Theme 1: Human Resource Development in Open Universities Ballroom 1 (1st floor)
Sub-Theme 2: Open Education in Technical, Vocational, and Skills Development Ballroom 2.1 (1st floor)
OU5 Research Groups Session Ballroom 2.2 (1st floor)
Sub-Theme 4: New Technologies in Open Education Function Room 4 (2nd floor)
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Day 3
26 Oct 2018
10:30 - 10:45

Refreshment

Closing Session

  • Presentation of Awards
  • Remark by HOU Chair of Univerity Council
  • Closing by President of AAOU
  • Video Presentation for 2019 Conference Venue
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Post conference tour

(Dinner at Van Hoa Restaurant)

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REGISTRATION FEE

Regular: Non-AAOU Member
400.00 USD

Conference kit

Refreshment and lunch during the conference

Free Wifi at the conference venue

Complimenary half-day tour

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Regular: AAOU Member
350.00 USD

Conference kit

Refreshment and lunch during the conference

Free Wifi at the conference venue

Complimenary half-day tour

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Early Bird: Non-AAOU Member
350.00 USD

Conference kit

Refreshment and lunch during the conference

Free Wifi at the conference venue

Complimenary half-day tour

Book Now
Early Bird: AAOU Member
300.00 USD

Conference kit

Refreshment and lunch during the conference

Free Wifi at the conference venue

Complimenary half-day tour

Book Now