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COL at AAOU 2023: Integrating multiple literacies in curricula to increase enrollment in open universities

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MOOC on Quality Assurance for ODFL

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Launch of Empowering Women and Girls project in Malawi

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Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO of COL, delivered a keynote address, entitled the ‘Future of Open Universities: A Comprehensive Overview’, to the 36th Asian Association of Open Universities Annual Conference #AAOU2023 in Istanbul, Turkey, on 28 September 2023, hosted by Anadolu University Open Education System #OES. Full story here: https://www.col.org/news/col-at-aaou-2023-integrating-multiple-literacies-in-curricula-to-increase-enrollment-in-open-universities/#OpenEducation #HigherEd #Innovation

Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO of COL, delivered a keynote address, entitled the ‘Future of Open Universities: A Comprehensive Overview’, to the 36th Asian Association of Open Universities Annual Conference #AAOU2023 in Istanbul, Turkey, on 28 September 2023, hosted by Anadolu University Open Education System #OES. Full story here: www.col.org/news/col-at-aaou-2023-integrating-multiple-literacies-in-curricula-to-increase-enroll... #HigherEd #Innovation ... See MoreSee Less

The Future of Open Universities: A Comprehensive Overview by Professor Asha Kanwar, #COL4D President, at the 36th annual conference of #AAOU2023 in Turkey.

Highlights:

 Historical Context: The talk traces the origins and evolution of open universities, emphasising their role in democratizing education.

 Technological Advancements: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is poised to revolutionize education by improving productivity, reducing costs, and supporting personalized learning.

 Global Challenges: The paper discusses the global context for higher education, particularly in relation to Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4), which aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education.

 Future Directions: The talk outlines five future directions for open universities, including promoting lifelong learning, personalizing education through technology, and addressing environmental sustainability.

Read the Full Script here and browse the PPTs: http://hdl.handle.net/11599/5455. #SDG4 #HigherEd

The Future of Open Universities: A Comprehensive Overview by Professor Asha Kanwar, #col4d President, at the 36th annual conference of #aaou2023 in Turkey.

Highlights:

 Historical Context: The talk traces the origins and evolution of open universities, emphasising their role in democratizing education.

 Technological Advancements: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is poised to revolutionize education by improving productivity, reducing costs, and supporting personalized learning.

 Global Challenges: The paper discusses the global context for higher education, particularly in relation to Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4), which aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education.

 Future Directions: The talk outlines five future directions for open universities, including promoting lifelong learning, personalizing education through technology, and addressing environmental sustainability.

Read the Full Script here and browse the PPTs: hdl.handle.net/11599/5455. #SDG4 #HigherEd
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Read ‘Guidelines on Open and Distance Learning for Youth and Adult Literacy.’ This joint publication by #COL4D and #UIL addresses a gap in literacy provision by presenting open and distance learning #ODL principles and practices to illustrate how learning and education can be delivered at a distance. http://hdl.handle.net/11599/3965 #LiteracyForAll

Read ‘Guidelines on Open and Distance Learning for Youth and Adult Literacy.’ This joint publication by #COL4D and #UIL addresses a gap in literacy provision by presenting open and distance learning #ODL principles and practices to illustrate how learning and education can be delivered at a distance. hdl.handle.net/11599/3965 #LiteracyForAll ... See MoreSee Less

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