AAOU 2019 in Lahore, Pakistan

At the closing ceremony of the AAOU 2018 in Hanoi, Vietnam, Prof. Dr. Masroor Ellahi Babar from the Virtual University of Pakistan announced that the AAOU Annual Conference next year (AAOU 2019) will be held at the Pearl Continental Hotel in Lahore, Pakistan on 13-15 November 2019. The conference theme is “Challenges, Opportunities, and Future of Open Distance Learning in a Technology-Oriented and Connected World”. The sub-themes are as follows:

  • Open Distance Learning Policy, Governance and Sustainability
  • Open Distance Learning Strategies
  • Socio-Economic Potential and Impact of Open Distance Learning
  • Social, Cultural and Ethical Issues
  • Student’s Perspective of Open Distance Learning
  • Curriculum Development, Pedagogical Models and Strategies
  • Distance Learning Implementation and Execution Issues
  • Quality Management, Assessment and Evaluation
  • Tools, Systems and Intelligent e-Learning Technologies
  • Interactive e-Learning, Ubiquitous Learning (U-Learning)
  • ODL Standards and Interoperability
  • Security, Data Protection and Data Provenance
  • ODL Research Perspective
  • Role of Industry in ODL
  • Open Educational Resources
  • Role of MOOCs in fostering the ODL
  • Role of social media & exploiting the social media for ODL
  • Gamification as tool for learning
  • Linked Open Data technologies for linking and publishing the learning resources
  • Future Trends in Open Distance & e-Learning

More information about the conference will be given soon.