VI International GUIDE Conference 2013
Athens, 3-4 October, 2013

The Global Economic Crisis and its consequences on the national educational systems: Can online education contribute to overcoming the crisis?

The VI International GUIDE Conference, organized under the patronage of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Greece, attracted over 150 participants from 38 different countries. The submitted researches and studies addressed critical issues such as the reform of national higher education agenda, pedagogical innovation in course design and delivery, higher education in a time of economic crisis and social implications of distance learning.

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Rationale and Background

Main themes

Reforming national higher educational agenda (+)

Pedagogical Innovation in course design and delivery (+)

Higher Education in a time of economic crisis (+)

Social Implications of Distance Learning (+)

Keynote Speakers

Opening Session

Alessandra BrigantiWelcome address
Prof. Alessandra Briganti
Chancellor of the Marconi University, General Secretary of GUIDE Association (Italy)
  Tony BuckbyTony Buckby
Director, British Council Greece
David ColeDavid R. Cole
Associate Professor, University of Western Sydney (Australia)
  Andrea Gentile Andrea Gentile
Professor, Marconi University (Italy)
Konstantine GatsiosKonstantine Gatsios
Rector, Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece)

Christodoulos StefanadisChristodoulos Stefanadis
Associate Professor, University of Piraeus (Greece)

Rainer MaseraRainer Masera
Dean of Economics, Marconi University (Greece)
  Dr. Arthur F. Kirk Jr.Dr. Arthur F. Kirk Jr.
President, St. Leo University (U.S.A.)
Sir John DanielSir John Daniel
Senior advisor, Academic Partnerships (U.S.A.)
  Stamenka Uvalic-TrumbicStamenka Uvalic-Trumbic
Senior advisor, Academic Partnerships (U.S.A.)
Panagiotis E. PetrakisPanagiotis E. Petrakis
Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece)

Closing Session

William MallinsonWilliam Mallinson
Lecturer, Ionian University (Greece)
  Beatriz FainholcBeatriz Fainholc
General Director of CEDIPROE, Universidad Nacional de la Plata (Argentina)
Robert W. RobertsonRobert W. Robertson
Vice President Academic Affairs, Argosy University (U.S.A.)

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