The Paris Message: Will anyone read it?

‘What Paris Message?’, you may ask.

Well, in June 2015, the Global High Level Policy Forum (UNESCO/ICDE) issued a “call for governments, higher education leaders, academic staff and students to take action now.” The document is titled Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education for the Future We Want, and presents 15 specific aims for practitioners at a variety of levels. Continue reading

ICDE lives on

I’ve never exactly been a conference junkie (at least I claim not), but have certainly been to quite a few and enjoyed most of them. In particular, I had some of my best  experiences at the world conferences of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), my first being in Melbourne (30 years ago!), and my favourites being those in Caracas, Oslo and Bangkok. Continue reading