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Programme at a glance

 
Sunday, 7 June 2009
14.00 - 16.00 Registration
16.00 - 18.00

Opening Ceremony
Chaired by Asha Kanwar (Vice President Commonwealth of Learning - COL)

Music-during-the-Session
Cordevento with: Erik Bosgraaf (recorder), Alessandro Pianu (harpsichord), Izhar Elias (guitar) 

Welcome and Introductory Addresses
ICDE President Frits Pannekoek (President Athabasca University, Canada)
EADTU President David Vincent (Pro Vice-Chancellor UK Open University, United Kingdom)

Opening Addresses
Ronald Plasterk (Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science)
Abdul Waheed Khan (UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information)
Ján Figel' [by video] (European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth)

Shanghai Message
from the 2008 ICDE Meeting of Rectors and Presidents
Chen Xin (Vice President/Academic) on behalf of
Zhang Deming (President Shanghai TV University, China)
Opens presentation Chen Xin (pdf) presentation Chen Xin

Introduction to the Programme
Chair of the Programme Committee
Fred Mulder (Rector Open Universiteit)
Opens Introduction to the programme (Word) Introduction to the programme
Opens Introduction to the programme (Powerpoint) Introduction to the programme

18.00 Reception Cocktail and Social Gathering
 
Monday,
8 June 2009
08.30 - 10.30

Plenary Session
Chaired by Frits Pannekoek (ICDE President)

Music-during-the-Session
Cordevento with: Erik Bosgraaf (recorder), Alessandro Pianu (harpsichord), Izhar Elias (guitar) 

Contributions from the leadership of a variety of Open and Distance Learning institutions
The 'education and learning' perspective on and contribution to a further developing and maturing global knowledge-based society.

Major Keynotes
Brenda Gourley (Vice-Chancellor UK Open University, United Kingdom), addressing the 'North' perspective
'Higher education for a digital age'
Opens presentation Brenda Gourley (pdf) presentation Brenda Gourley
Barney Pityana (Vice-Chancellor UNISA, South-Africa), addressing the 'South' perspective

Keynote panel
in a flexible and interactive format of a multiple interview
John O'Brienmoderator (Manager Media Relations Athabasca University, formerly at CBC Newsworld, Canada)

Keynote Panellists
Susan Aldridge
(President University of Maryland University College, USA)
Tan Sri Dato' G Dhanarajan (Vice-Chancellor Wawasan Open University, Malaysia)
Ian Goulter (Vice Chancellor Charles Sturt University, Australia)
Stavros Panagiotis Xanthopoylos (Dean of FGV Online, Brazil)

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 - 12.15 Parallel Sessions
12.15 - 13.30 Lunch Break
13.30 - 14.45 Parallel Sessions
15.00 - 16.00 Parallel Sessions
16.00 - 16.30 Coffee Break
16.30 - 17.45

Plenary Session
Chaired by Fred Mulder (Chair M-2009 PC)

Music-during-the-Session
Cordevento with: Erik Bosgraaf (recorder), Alessandro Pianu (harpsichord), Izhar Elias (guitar)

Research & Development with keynotes 
Sarah Guri-Rosenblit (Open University of Israel)
'Seven dilemmas challenging the future development of distance education'
Opens presentation Sarah Guri-Rosenblit (pdf) presentation Sarah Guri-Rosenblit
Manuel Castells (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain)
'The university: from theology to technology'

20.00 Dine Around (optional – special registration)
 
Tuesday,
9 June 2009
08.30 - 10.30

Plenary Session
Chaired by David Vincent (EADTU President)

Music-during-the-Session
Yuri Honing (saxophone) and Nora Mulder (grand piano)

Contributions from Industry leadership
The ‘industry and business’ perspective on and future strategies heading for a sustainable global knowledge & skills economy.

Major Keynotes
Sam Pitroda (Chair National Knowledge Commission / NKC, India, a high-ranked advisory body directly reporting to the Prime Minister)
'Report to the nation 2006-2009: the final report of the NKC India'
Rick Harwig (CTO Royal Philips Electronics)
'Continuous learning in open innovation'
Opens presentation Rick Harwig (pdf) presentation Rick Harwig

Keynote Panel
in a flexible and interactive format of a multiple interview
John O'Brien - moderator (Manager Media Relations Athabasca University, formerly at CBC Newsworld, Canada)

Keynote Panellists
Kendrick McLish
(Vice President of Product and Strategy at Pearson eCollege)
Gordon Freedman (Vice President Education Strategy, Blackboard)
Luca Paderni (Head of Education Initiatives EMEA, Google)
'We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate it in the long run'

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 - 12.15 Parallel Sessions 
12.15 - 13.30 Lunch Break
13.30 - 14.45 Parallel Sessions
15.00 - 16.00 Parallel Sessions
16.00 - 16.30 Coffee Break
16.30 - 17.30

Plenary Session
Chaired by Denise Kirkpatrick (Pro Vice Chancellor learning, teaching and quality, UK Open University)

Music-during-the-Session
Yuri Honing (saxophone) and Nora Mulder (grand piano)

Research & Development Keynote co-presentation
Peter Sloep
(Open Universiteit, The Netherlands)
'The key role of open educational resources in learning networks of professional development'
Opens presentation Peter Sloep (pdf) presentation Peter Sloep
Terry Anderson (Athabasca University, Canada)
'Are we ready for open educational resources?'
Opens presentation Terry Anderson (pdf) presentation Terry Anderson
Andy Lane (UK Open University, United Kingdom)
'The role of action research and collective intelligence: the OpenLearn experience'

17.30 - 18.00 ICDE Awards Ceremony
20.00 Conference Dinner at Caverne de Geulhem (optional – special registration)
 
Wednesday,
10 June 2009
08.30 - 10.30 Parallel Sessions
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 - 13.00

Closing Session
Chaired by Tian Belawati (Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia)
 
Music-during-the-Session
Michel Marang (clarinet) and Wilma Thalen (violin)

M-2009 Reflection Panel with the Regional Associations
& M-2009 Message of Maastricht

Closing Keynote
Dirk Van Damme (Head Centre for Educational Research and Innovation/CERI, at OCDE, France)
'Why 21st century education systems still need to be challenged'

Bridge to the UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education (6-8 July, 2009 / Paris)
Georges Haddad (Director of the Division of Higher Education, UNESCO, France)

Announcement of the EADTU 2010 Conference

Announcement of the 24th ICDE World Conference in 2011

Farewell to M-2009 Participants

14.30 - 18.00 Post Conference Programme (optional)

 

The parallel sessions will be structured alongside different areas of education and training, the ten conference topics and various approaches:

Areas of education and training covered the parallel sessions:

  • School 
  • Higher Education 
  • Vocational Training 
  • Continuing Professional Training & Development 
  • Company & Workforce Training 
  • Lifelong Learning (LLL)

Conference topics covered in the parallel sessions:

  • Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • Virtual Mobility
  • Quality Assurance (including Recognition, Accreditation, Certification)
  • Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Learner Support Services
  • Teacher Training
  • Employability
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Breaking Barriers / Removing Constraints & Disadvantages
  • International Cooperation and Development

Approaches covered in the parallel sessions:

  • Vision
  • Policy
  • Strategy
  • Research & Development
  • Good Practice
  • Evaluation
  • Partnership & Networking