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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/

 

KNOW IT ALL AT LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE
November 26, 2014

The US magazine Learning Solutions Magazine has talked to Know It All project director Krista Di Eleuterio about the new international MOOC platform promoted by the GUIDE Association. “It is a forum where universities can promote their MOOCs to the widest possible audience free of charge. If it works, it will be a one-stop shop for students to choose from a fast growing and bewildering range of opportunities, directing them from the portal directly to the MOOC of choice. For the university there will of course be the direct benefit of their MOOC being visible to a wider pool of potential students. But for them, the opportunity is also for the university to increase its visibility because MOOCs are emerging from universities that are hardly known outside their own national boundaries”, explained Krista to reporter Nic Laycock..

Read the whole article here.

 

VII INTERNATIONAL GUIDE CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN GUATEMALA
November 11, 2014

The Board of Directors and the Scientific Committee of the GUIDE Association have accepted the proposal of the Universidad Panamericana of Guatemala to host the 7th International GUIDE Conference at its main campus in Guatemala City on April 10-11, 2014.

Guatemala, dubbed “The Land of the Eternal Spring”, is a multicultural and multilingual country with 70% of its population under 29 years old, and thus represents an ideal location to analyze how eLearning can further enhance local cultures. The Conference, entitled “Culture in the Midst of Global Modernization: The Role of Distance Education”, will bring together international eLearning experts and professionals to share best practices and experiences in academic research and practical applications.

More information about the Universidad Panamericana at its official website.

 

VI INTERNATIONAL GUIDE CONFERENCE - CONCLUSIONS

The VI International GUIDE Conference, held in Athens on October 3-4, 2013, 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.

Read the final report.

 

CATHERINE NGUGI, NEW REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR AFRICA

Catherine Ngugi, project director of OER Africa, has been appointed new GUIDE regional representative for Africa at the 6th International GUIDE Conference - Athens, Greece - October 3-4, 2013. Ngugi succeeds the late Prof. Babatunde Ipaye, who passed away in July.

The GUIDE Scientific Board is pleased to give its warmest welcome to Prof. Ngugi, who will be engaged in the development of the new Association projects and initiatives related to the improvement of access to online education in Africa.

Prior to being Project Director of the Kanya-based OER Africa, Ngugi established the AVU Research & Innovation Facility (RIF) in January 2005 and managed it until September 2007. She holds an MA from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies and is a Rockefeller Associate of the African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town. She has experience in both the private and the public sector, in Anglophone and Francophone Africa.

 

6TH INTERNATIONAL GUIDE CONFERENCE - OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS

The Official Proceedings of the 6th International GUIDE Conference, held in Athens, Greece, on October 3-4, 2013, will be made available both as a digital download and as a CD. This digital publication (ISBN: 9788897772026) contains all the articles submitted to the conference.

 

NEW GUIDE MEMBERS

The GUIDE Association welcomes its new members:

bullet Madrid Open University – UDIMA (Spain)
bullet ASIC – Accreditation Service for International Schools (UK)
bullet Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
bullet Polytechnic University of the Philippines (Philippines)
bullet Amos Laycock Consulting (UK)
bullet Universidad de Jaen (Spain)