The 33rd Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities

Open Distance Learning: 2020 and Beyond

14-16 October 2019 / Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore, Pakistan

The 33rd Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities

Open Distance Learning: 2020 and Beyond

14-16 October 2019 / Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore, Pakistan

Open Distance Learning (ODL), a novel trend in the realm of higher education with a focus to facilitate learning for those who were geographically distant. Over the years, rapid changes have taken place in the practice of ODL, mainly driven by advancements in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Incorporation of ICT led to the advanced form of ODL known as e-Learning, which not only covers content and instructional methods delivered via CD-ROM, the Internet or an Intranet, audio and videotape, satellite broadcast on TV but also interactive online learning using web 2.0 tools.
Therefore, e-Learning as an offshoot of Open Distance Learning aims at providing unequivocal quality education to students who are unable to avail traditional education. The evolution of e-Learning throughout the world has been phenomenal, particularly during the last two decades.

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Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. John Arul Phillips PROF. MELINDA DP. BANDALARIA
Invited Speaker
Chancellor
University of the Philippines Open University, AAOU President, PHILIPPINES
Prof. Dr. John Arul Phillips PROF. ASHA S. KANWAR
Invited Speaker
President & CEO
Commonwealth of Learning, CANADA
Prof. Dr. John Arul Phillips PROF DATO’ DR ANSARY AHMED
Invited Speaker
President/CEO
Asia e-University, MALAYSIA
Prof. Dr. Tian Belawati Prof. Dr. Tian Belawati
Keynote Speaker
Former Rector
Indonesia Open University, Indonesia
Prof. Dr. John Arul Phillips PROF. RORY MCGREAL
Keynote Speaker
UNESCO/ICDE Chair in OER
Athabasca University, CANADA
Prof. Dr. John Arul Phillips PROF. JOHN ARUL PHILLIPS
Keynote Speaker
Dean
School of Education & Cognitive Science, Asia e University, MALAYSIA
Prof. Dr. John Arul Phillips MR. UWE WIECKENBERG
Keynote Speaker
Director
Institut für Bildungstransfer, Landau, GERMANY
Prof. Dr. John Arul Phillips Prof. Dr. Zia Ul-Qayyum
Keynote Speaker
Vice Chancellor
Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Prof. Dr. John Arul Phillips Prof. Dr. Rauf-i-Azam
Keynote Speaker
Vice Chancellor
University of Education, Lahore, Pakistan
Prof. Dr. John Arul Phillips MS. SUKAINA WALJI
Keynote Speaker
Online Education Project Manager
The Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching University of Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA