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VIII International GUIDE Conference and V Symposium on Education and Communication

Science and Technology, Management and Quality: the future of distance education in Brazil and around the world

The VIII International GUIDE Conference “Science and Technology, Management and Quality: the future of higher education in Brazil and around the world”, will be held on November 19-21, 2014 at the Universidade Tiradentes (Aracaju, Brazil), leader University in Brazil for traditional and on-line education.

The conference intends to promote critical discussion on the main trends of global e-learning development, with particular attention to technology, management, research and quality.

Main Themes

  • ACADEMIC EDUCATION AND PEDAGOGY
  • SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  • CORPORATE EDUCATION
  • TRAINING, METHODOLOGY AND RESEARCH
  • QUALITY
  • EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION
  • INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN INNOVATION IN ONLINE PROGRAMS

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Digital Universities: International Best Practices and Applications

is the new e-journal published by the Global Universities in Distance Education (GUIDE) Association, which is sponsored by Marconi University, Rome Italy:  http://digitaluniversities.guideassociation.org/

The journal publishes scholarly empirical, theoretical, and review articles dealing with online education specifically cases, best practices and applications related to different areas such as business, technology and science and pedagogy.

The Call for papers is already open. Please submit your article for the first number of the journal at the following email: digitaluniversities@guideassociation.org

Deadline: 15 September 2014

For more information about submission guidelines, please visit the following link:

http://digitaluniversities.guideassociation.org/call-for-papers/


Conclusion of the VII International GUIDE Conference 2014

“Cultural Identity in the Midst of Global Modernization: The Role of Distance Education”

The VII International GUIDE Conference, held in Guatemala April 10-11 2014, attracted over 350 participants from 41 different countries. During two days, the conference featured 78 presentations in plenary sessions as well as other sessions dedicated to topics such as the role of distance education in developing countries and in the global and local workplace, quality assurance, technological and pedagogic innovation and the application of OERs and MOOCs in formal education.

The Central Campus in Guatemala City of the Universidad Panamericana (UPANA), located in a quiet and verdant area far from the hustle and bustle of the center of the Guatemalan capital, hosted chancellors, presidents, deans, professors and researchers from all over the world. Central America and the Guatemalan community of educators and researchers welcomed and attended this international event with open arms, sharing their first-hand experience as well as their thirst for knowledge. All 14 public and private universities in Guatemala sent their representatives to the conference, as well as the neighboring El Salvador and Honduras. (read more)