20e CONFÉRENCE MONDIALE
SUR L' ENSEIGNEMENT OUVERT ET À DISTANCE (EOAD)
DÜSSELDORF, Allemagne, 01 au 05 Avril 2001

20th ICDE WORLD CONFERENCE
ON OPEN LEARNING AND DISTANCE EDUCATION,
DÜSSELDORF, Germany, 01 - 05 APRIL 2001

FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT

*Quelques parties en anglais

   

Vous êtes invité(e)…
…à participer activement à la 20e Conférence Mondiale sur l' Enseignement Ouvert et à Distance (EOAD) qui aura lieu du 1er au 5 avril 2001 à Düsseldorf, Allemagne.
  • Vous pouvez vous inscrire à la Conférence dès maintenant, en utilisant le formulaire approprié. Prière de l'envoyer à la Conference Management Mondial Congress.
  • Vous pouvez vous inscrire au programme de la Pré-conférence. Plus de renseignements se trouvent ici.
  • Vous pouvez soumettre une contribution sous forme de vidéo ou de présentation Power Point, pour présenter votre établissement. Pour plus de renseignements, voir "Call for Papers" ou écrivez à D-2001@fernuni-hagen.de.
  • Vous pouvez être président(e) de séance d'une séance parallèle ou d'une session de posters ou animateur (animatrice) d'une session de posters. Pour plus de renseignements reportez-vous à Call for Papers ou écrivez à D-2001@fernuni-hagen.de.
  • Vous pouvez faire des propositions pour les événements spéciaux (entreprises, établissement...). Pour plus de renseignements voir Call for Papers ou écrivez à icde@icde.no.
  • Vous pouvez être exposant. Pour plus de reseignement, écrivez à KrinsT@ccd.de.
 
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Le Patron de la Conférence
"I am very glad that the FernUniversität Hagen succeeded in obtaining the contract for the 20th World Conference on Open Learning and Distance Education. It is a pleasure to take on the patronage of this important event that will deal with the future of learning."

Citation d'une lettre
du Président de la République Fédérale d'Allemagne.

Johannes Rau

 
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Invitation et Message Bienvenue
(en anglais)
Open, distance, and virtual learning will be the key strategy for education and training in an information society where continuous updating of knowledge and skills throughout the entire population will be a prime basis for the development of economies and of nations.
It is important for all institutions, associations, and individuals in the field of teaching and training to stay on the cutting edge of this fast-moving environment.
On behalf of the organizers of the 20th ICDE World Conference, we invite everyone who is involved in any field of education and training (universities, schools, companies, governments, inter-governmental organizations, NGOs, etc.) to actively participate in the 20th ICDE World Conference on Open Learning and Distance Education, to take place in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 01 to 05 April 2001. This first World Conference in the new millennium is an effort by the international community to focus on the future of education and training in general and on the convergence of open, distance, and virtual learning and traditional education paradigms.
We are pleased to report that the Call for Papers resulted a very good response and we look forward to receiving interesting and considerable contributions at the 20th ICDE World Conference. Keynote speeches will be delivered by renown representatives from education, politics, and economy.
The World Conference will be structured into Core Events (Plenary, Panel, Parallel, and Poster Sessions) and Extension Events (Workshops, Discussion Groups, Media Demonstrations, Meetings, etc.). In addition, Special Concurrent Sessions and an Exhibition, presenting products and services, will be held in conjunction with the conference.
Since 1938, ICDE has organized periodic world conferences, bringing together the world's leaders in Open Learning and Distance Education. ICDE world conferences are the most established and prestigious events in a field that is in the forefront of global educational development. The ICDE organization includes 145 countries all over the world, as well as an increasing number of education and training systems.
ICDE is receiving official recognition by national governments and the international community for its world-wide activities and excellence in the field of open, distance, and virtual learning.
The 20th ICDE World Conference is under the patronage of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr. Johannes Rau.
The Federal Government of Germany, the State Government of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Norwegian Government, the South East Asia Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the World Bank are officially co-sponsoring ICDE and the Conference.
ICDE is co-operating with many major regional and national educational associations in planning for the 20th World Conference on Open Learning and Distance Education.
For the first time the World Conference is organized in Germany, and German authorities and institutions are actively supporting and participating in the conference preparation (AG-F, BDA, BMBF, DFV, FernUni, HRK, idw, MSWF, Staatsk. NRW, Uni Oldenburg, ZFU).
The scientific programme of the conference is in the hands of an International Programme Committee chaired by Professor Dr.-Ing. Helmut Hoyer, the Rektor of the FernUniversität Hagen in Germany.
The main co-ordinator of the conference is Reidar Roll, Secretary General and CEO of ICDE.
One of the most professional and experienced conference organizers in Europe, Mondial Congress, has been selected as responsible for all logistic, social and cultural arrangements before and during the conference.
The 20th ICDE World Conference will again bring together a wide range and a large number of experts and people interested in Open Learning and Distance Education. We expect participants from more than 100 countries worldwide.
We would like to welcome you to Düsseldorf and to the
20th World Conference on Open Learning and Distance Education.
Molly Corbett Broad
ICDE
President
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Helmut Hoyer
Rektor
FernUniversität Hagen
Scientific Programme Chair
Reidar Roll
ICDE
Secretary General and CEO
 
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Thèmes et Structure de la Conférence
La 20e Conférence Mondiale sur l'Enseignement Ouvert et la Formation à Distance a pour thème principal

Le Futur de la Formation - Formations pour le Futur:
Donner Forme à la Transition.

L'objectif principal de la conférence est d'examiner le développement des formations et d'explorer comment, en particulier, l'enseignement ouvert et l'éducation à distance, l'apprentissage virtuel et la E-formation, trouveront leur place dans un monde en évolution perpétuelle dans les années à venir.
Pendant les décennies qui ont précédé le nouveau millénaire, l'influence de la technologie, de l'économie, de la politique et de la société sur l'individu était très forte et continuera à affecter notre vie de tous les jours. Sur toute la planète, nous nous trouvons dans une période de transition. Personne ne pouvait s'attendre à tous les changements radicaux qui ont pris place ces dernières années, et aujourd'hui, personne ne peut prédire de façon sûre quels seront les développements et les changements à venir. De plus, ces changements et ces développements n'ont pas été les mêmes dans les différentes parties du monde quant à leur mode, leur vitesse et leurs résultats.
Dans ce contexte, il faut se demander si nous voulons accepter, contrôler, harmoniser, éliminer ou maîtriser ces changements et ces évolutions dans toute leur diversité. Ainsi, nous devons préciser nos objectifs : Que voulons-nous que soient, en 2005-2010, l'éducation et la formation à l'échelle mondiale ?
Il ne faut pas que nous nous laissions déborder par les futurs développements techniques, économiques, politiques et sociaux. Au contraire, nous devrions nous efforcer d'agir sur les objectifs, le contenu, les directions et la route à suivre, les moyens et le rythme des évolutions, donc profiler la transition vers l'avenir. Nous devons apporter des réponses aux questions suivantes :

Comment apprendrons-nous à l'avenir ?
Comment nous faut-il apprendre pour l'avenir ?
Comment pouvons-nous parvenir à la justesse et à l'équité sociale ?
Comment pouvons-nous obtenir des résultats durables ?

Compte tenu de la nécessité de faire face aux changements et aux développements dans les domaines de l'éducation et de la formation, la 20e Conférence mondiale de l'ICDE va examiner les défis posés par l'Enseignement Ouvert et à Distance selon les six axes principaux suivants:
  • Stratégies et directives
  • Matières et compétences
  • Méthodes et technologies
  • Moyens et services
  • Gestion et logistique
  • Recherche et évaluation
Dans le cadre de ces thèmes, le développement de l'accès au savoir pour tous, dit "ouvert" et de l'enseignement à distance sera discuté en prenant en compte une série de questions et de contextes. Les plus importants figurent dans la liste qui suit:

Questions 
Qualité 
Accréditation / Certification 
Interface Technologie / Pédagogie
Développement du corps enseignant 
Sexe 
Handicapés / Défavorisés 
Obstacles / Contraintes 
Marchés / Marketing 
Partenariats / Alliances / Réseaux 
Pays en voie de développement 
Pays en plein essor 
Pays développés 

Contextes
local / régional
national
multi-/trans-/international
réglé par l'établissement
sectorial
mondial
virtuel
social
culturel
économique
politique
langue
École
et Formation
Professionnelle
Université
et Enseignement
Supérieur
Entreprise
et Formation de la
main d'œuvre
Tous ces thèmes, questions et contextes concernent aussi la formation continue dans ces trois principaux domaines d'éducation et d'apprentissage. Le programme définitif de la Conférence mondiale sera structuré en questions, contextes et domaines. Les résumés et les propositions de contribution aux manifestations principales (sessions plénières, parallèles et de posters) et aux manifestations complémentaires, doivent se référer à ces thèmes, questions, aspects et domaines. Ils doivent aussi toujours correspondre au sujet central et à l'objectif principal de la conférence.
Pour avoir une vue d'ensemble de la structure de la Conférence, reportez-vous au Conference Scheme.
 
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Les Actes de la Conférence
Vous pourrez trouver avant la Conférence sur le WEB les résumés des contributions acceptées pour les présentations aux séances parallèles ou aux sessions de posters, ainsi que les contributions acceptées pour les manifestations complémentaires. Les versions complètes des interventions seront disponibles sur CD-ROM. Un CD-ROM sera adressé à tous les participants à la Conférence et on pourra l'acheter via l'organisme responsable de l'organisation de la conférence, l'ICDE à Oslo, après la conférence.
 
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Les Langues de la Conférence
La langue officielle de la conférence sera l'anglais. Des traductions simultanées du et vers le français, l'allemand et l'espagnol seront assurées pendant les sessions plénières et certaines tables-rondes et sessions parallèles. Certaines sessions ou manifestations de la conférence pourront avoir lieu dans une langue autre que l'anglais.
 
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Les Divers es Types de Manifestations et de Présentations
La 20e Conférence Mondiale sur l'accès au savoir pour tous et l'enseignement à distance comprendra diverses types de manifestations et de présentations.
 
 
LES MANIFESTATIONS MAJEURES
Les sessions plénières, parallèles et de posters seront les manifestations majeures de la Conférence Mondiale. Ces manifestations majeures constituent le programme "officiel" et structuré de la conférence.
L'ICDE a l'entière responsabilité du programme principal. Le président du programme scientifique sera responsable de l'organisation et la coordination générale. Certaines parties du programme principal sont organisées avec l'aide de l'Open University du Royaume Uni et de l'UNED d'Espagne.
LES SESSIONS PLENIERES
  • Cérémonie d'ouverture, le dimanche en fin d'après-midi
    La cérémonie d'ouverture, le 1er avril en fin d'après-midi et dans la soirée, comprendra l'ouverture officielle, des informations concernant l'organisation (breves et précises), et un spectacle (dynamique et local) qui sera suivi d'une réception (chaleureuse et internationale).
  • Tables rondes et sessions plénières
    Un certain nombre de sessions plénières et de tables rondes seront organisées du lundi au jeudi où des experts seront invités à donner des conférences et à participer à des discussions sous formes de tables rondes.
  • Session de clôture le jeudi matin
    La session de clôture, le 5 avril, fournira à la fois des résumés du contenu des différents thèmes de la Conférence et des perspectives d'avenir.
LES SESSIONS PARALLELES
Six sessions parallèles se dérouleront au même moment, chacune comprenant quatre exposés. Dans les sessions parallèles, on pourra utiliser les media (rétroprojecteur, vidéo, Powerpoint) pour les présentations mais, pour éviter les problèmes techniques (panes, coupures), il ne sera pas possible de se connecter au réseau Internet.
LES SESSIONS DE POSTERS
Les sessions de posters sont liées aux différentes sessions parallèles. Il y a deux types de sessions de posters:
  • Sous la conduite d'un Président, différents auteurs (12 au maximum) font de courtes présentations (5 minutes) de leurs posters et discutent ensuite des sujets avec l'auditoire.
  • Un modérateur expert du domaine présente une douzaine maximum de posters. La discussion entre les auteurs et l'auditoire s'engage après.
Tous les posters seront présentés sur des panneaux ad hoc pendant toute la durée de la Conférence. Des rencontres avec l'/les auteur(s) devant leur poster, indépendamment des sessions de posters, seront possibles. Des contraintes de temps font que seules des présentations avec rétroprojecteur seront possibles ; Powerpoint, la vidéo ou l'Internet ne le seront pas.
 
 
LES MANIFESTATIONS COMPLEMENTAIRES
En dehors des manifestations majeures, la Conférence Mondiale comprend diverses manifestations complémentaires. Ces manifestations complémentaires seront organisées de façon indépendante et sous la responsabilité de l'ICDE et d'institutions et associations membres ou liés à l'ICDE.
ATELIERS, GROUPES DE DISCUSSION ET MANIFESTATIONS SUR DES THEMES
Ces manifestations sont consacrées à des thèmes, activités ou développements spécifiques. Vous pouvez contacter l'organisateur de la conférence ICDE pour plus de renseignements.
CENTRES AUDIO/VIDEO ET MULTIMEDIA, CAFE INTERNET
Des salles spécialement équipées pour tenir des réunions et pour la démonstration de toutes sortes de pédagogiques ou multimedia, y compris des présentations en temps réel (des sommes modiques seront peut-être demandées pour couvrir les frais de communication et de démonstration).
Vous pouvez contacter l'organisateur de la conférence
ICDE pour plus de renseignements.
REUNIONS DES SECTEURS REGIONAUX DE L'ICDE
Les associations régionales et professionnelles, les groupes socioculturels et linguistiques sont invités à organiser leurs propres réunions pendant que se déroulera la Conférence Mondiale. L'ICDE présentera ses propres activités régionales et mondiales et invitera à y participer. Vous pouvez contacter l'organisateur de la conférence ICDE pour plus de renseignements.

 
SESSIONS SPECIALES SIMULTANÉES
Des sessions spéciales simultanées seront parties intégrantes du programme de la conférence pour des sociétés, des établissements de formation et des organisations gouvernementales qui auront là, la possibilité de présenter leurs derniers programmes, produits, publications et services. Vous pouvez contacter l'organisateur de la conférence ICDE pour plus de renseignements.

 
L'EXPOSITION ET LE MARCHÉ DE L'INFORMATION
Une exposition aura lieu pendant la Conférence. Vous pouvez contacter l'organisateur de l'exposition au CCD pour plus de renseignements sur l'exposition et les modalités pour être.
 
 
EXPOSITION DE "POSTERS PROMOTIONNELS"
En coopération avec "Deutsches Plakatmuseum" (le Musée Allemand de Posters à Essen),une présentation de "Posters pour la promotion" de l'Enseignement Ouvert et à Distance sera organisée. Tous les établissements, les organisations et les individus disposant de tels posters sont invités à contribuer à cette présentation haute en couleur. Vous pouvez contacter le bureau D-2001 pour plus de renseignements.
 
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Schedule of Events
(en anglais)
Sunday, 01 April 2001
14:00 Registration
17:00 Opening Ceremony
                           Reception Cocktail and Social Gathering
Monday, 02 April 2001
08:00 - 08:45 Speakers Coffee    //    Special Concurrent Sessions
09:00 - 11:00 Plenary Session
11:30 - 12:30
Parallel Sessions Poster Sessions Extension Events
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break    //    Special Concurrent Sessions
14:30 - 16:00
Parallel Sessions Poster Sessions Extension Events
16:30 - 18:00
Parallel Sessions Poster Sessions Extension Events
Tuesday, 03 April 2001
08:00 - 08:45 Speakers Coffee    //    Special Concurrent Sessions
09:00 - 10:30
Parallel Sessions Poster Sessions Extension Events
11:00 - 12:30
Parallel Sessions Poster Sessions Extension Events
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break    //    Special Concurrent Sessions
14:30 - 16:00
Parallel Sessions Poster Sessions Extension Events
16:30 - 18:00
Parallel Sessions Poster Sessions Extension Events
Wednesday, 04 April 2001
08:00 - 08:45 Speakers Coffee    //    Special Concurrent Sessions
09:00 - 10:30 Plenary Session
11:00 - 12:30
Parallel Sessions Poster Sessions Extension Events
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break    //    Special Concurrent Sessions
14:30 - 16:00
Parallel Sessions Poster Sessions Extension Events
16:30 - 18:00
Parallel Sessions Poster Sessions Extension Events
                         Conference Dinner on a Boat on the River Rhine (under preparation)
Thursday, 05 April 2001
09:00 - 10:30 Special Panel Sessions
10:30 - 12:00 Closing Ceremony
Detailed information will be given in the Final Programme.
 
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A propos des Sessions et des Orateurs
 
Les sessions plénières et les tables rondes
En plus de la cérémonie d'ouverture et la session de clôture, la 20e Conférence Mondiale de l'ICDE comprendra deux grandes sessions plénières le lundi et mercredi matin.
Pendant la session plénière du lundi matin, 2 avril 2001, des personnalités du monde de la politique et des finances, de l'éducation et des sciences sociales exploreront de façon approfondie le thème central de la Conférence. La discussion entre la table ronde et l'auditoire sera animée par le Prof. Peter Glotz de l'Institut MCM, Université de St Gallien, Suisse. Erwin Staudt de CEO IBM, Allemagne et Molly C. Broad, Présidente de l'Université de la Caroline du Nord, USA, ont déjà confirmé leur participation ; d'autres confirmations sont attendues.
La session plénière du mercredi matin, 4 avril 2001, est consacrée à la Vision 2005/2010 pour la Formation tout au long de la vie: Ecole et Formation Professionnelle, Université et Enseignement Supérieur, Société et Formation de la main d'œuvre, Formation Permanente. Les orateurs invités donneront leurs vision professionnelle et personnelle sur les perspectives en matière de formation et d'apprentissage qui constitueront les préalables à la mise en place de la transition vers les nouveaux environnements. Une table ronde suivra les présentations, et des ateliers sur la formation et l'apprentissage permettant d'avoir des discussions approfondies entre les orateurs et les participants à la conférence. Guus Wijlngaards de l'European Schoolnet et James C. Taylor, Vice-Président de l'Université du Queensland de Sud, Australie ont déjà confirmé leur participation ; d'autres confirmations sont attendues.
En dehors des sessions plénières, un certain nombre de tables rondes spécialisées dans lesquelles interviendront des orateurs invités auront lieu pendant la Conférence. Celles-ci traiteront de thèmes particuliers : l'éthique de l'enseignement à distance, l'enseignement supérieur à distance en Amérique du Nord, les revues consacrées à l'enseignement à distance, etc. Elles sont en cours d'organisation.
 
Les sessions parallèles
Parmi les résumés reçus, 200 ont été sélectionnés en vue de présentations dans les sessions parallèles de la conférence. Six sessions parallèles se dérouleront en même temps, chacune comprenant, en principe, quatre exposés suivis de discussions. Les sessions parallèles correspondent aux six axes principaux (voir le Schéma de la Conférence).
Elles seront organisées consécutivement selon une ligne qui durera tout au long de la conférence.
Évaluation: Les membres du comité du programme international n'ont pas ménagé leurs efforts ni leur temps pour évaluer les résumés soumis. L'évaluation des contributions portant sur le thème "Moyens et Services" a surtout été faite par l'Open University du Royaume Uni, ainsi que la structuration de ce thème particulier. L'UNED de l'Espagne a surtout contribué à l'évaluation des résumés relevant de l'aspect "langue".


Prof. Peter Glotz
mcm institute
University of
St. Gallen,
Switzerland

Moderator for Plenary Session on Monday

Erwin Staudt
CEO of
IBM Germany

"The Information Society is driven by knowledge. The average employee of the Information Society has to renew his professional knowledge three times in his live. He will work in different positions which ask different skills. Life long learning becomes more and more important."
 
 

Guus Wijngaards
Communication Manager at
European SchoolNet

"Students live in an international society full of communication technologies and social complexities. It is high time that most of our schools and learning centres adapt themselves to these character traits of our society and learn to cope with teaching social complexity."

James C. Taylor
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

"As institutions throughout the world increasingly offer courses via the Internet, there will emerge a global lifelong learning economy. To compete successfully in this global competition, education and training organizations need an appropriate organizational development strategy as they strive to survive and prosper
in the 21st century."

 
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Programme de la Pré-conférence (en anglais)
The participants of the 20th ICDE World Conference are invited to take part in various pre-conference events:
 

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Plus de renseignements se trouvent ice.

 
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The ICDE Prize of Excellence (en anglais)
The ICDE Prize of Excellence was inaugurated in 1999 as the Global Prize of Excellence in distance and virtual learning. ICDE is pleased to announce that the ICDE Prizes of Excellence will be awarded in April 2001 to deserving entities such as educational institutions, organizations, governments, companies, and individuals for the highest possible excellence in the fields of distance and virtual learning. Decisions to award the ICDE Prize of Excellence will be based on merit alone. No political or cultural consideration will be given in connection with awarding the Prize.
The winners of the ICDE Prize of Excellence will receive the Prize at the ICDE 20th World Conference, in Düsseldorf, Germany, during the Opening Ceremony on 01 April 2001. However, the ICDE being headquartered in Oslo, Norway, the ICDE Prize of Excellence will follow a tradition set by the Nobel Peace Prize in terms of the winners being required to deliver their Prize Lecture in Oslo. The winners of the ICDE Prize of Excellence, by accepting the Prize, also accept the commitment to travel to Oslo the same year that they receive the Prize, where they will be invited to deliver their ICDE Prize of Excellence Lecture to an international audience.

 
The ICDE Prize of Excellence will be awarded in the following areas:
1. The Institutional Prize
This Prize will be awarded to entities such as educational institutions, organizations, governments, companies, for very significant contributions to the field, particularly in terms of innovation, quality and leadership to mainstream development in moving the field of education and training into the future. These achievements should have strong components of very significant contributions, across cultural and linguistic barriers, to the international community of distance and virtual learning during the last five years.
2. The Individual Prize
This Prize will be awarded for very significant contributions to the field of distance and virtual learning over the last 5 years. The Prize will focus on rewarding innovation, quality, leadership, and movement of the field of education and training into the future, as well as very significant contributions in this respect to the international community of distance and virtual learning during the last five years.
3. The Prize for Lifelong Contribution to the field
The Prize will be awarded for very significant lifelong contributions to the field. These life long achievements should have a strong component of contributions to the international community of open distance learning.
The Prizes will be awarded in the form of the ICDE Prize of Excellence Statuette and Diploma. The Jury for the ICDE Prize of Excellence is the ICDE Executive Committee. The ICDE reserves the right not to award the Prize should it feel that the nominations are not in keeping with the standards that the ICDE wishes to set for the Prize. Nominations may only be given by confirmed ICDE members for the year 2000. Each nomination must be seconded by two other ICDE members. Those nominated need not be members of ICDE. Nominations should include a statement pointing out the concrete main reasons why the nominated candidate deserves the Prize.
The final date for receipt of nominations is 22 December 2000.

 
Nominations should be sent to:
Reidar Roll
Secretary General and CEO
ICDE
Gjerdrums vei 12
N-0484 Oslo
Norway
Fax: +47 22 02 81 61
E-mail: icde@icde.org
 
Prof. Dr. Otto Peters, the Founding Rektor of the FernUniversität Hagen, Germany, receiving the ICDE Prize of Excellence during the Opening Ceremony of the 19th ICDE World Conference in Vienna, Austria, 20 June 1999, handed over by Marta Mena, ICDE Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean
 
 
The ICDE Prizes of Excellence 1999 were awarded to
  • Börje Holmberg and Otto Peters (Lifelong Contribution)
  • James C. Taylor (Individual Prize)
  • Open University of Hongkong and University of Southern Queensland (Institutional Prize)
 
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Information on ICDE
(en anglais)
The International Council for Open and Distance Education established in 1938, is the global membership organization of Distance and Virtual Learning organizations, corporations, government agencies and professionals active in this field.
ICDE is a global Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) and UNESCO partner. As a result of its affiliation with UNESCO, ICDE is officially recognised by the United Nations as the global non-governmental organization responsible for the field of distance and virtual learning.
ICDE has facilitated and communicated leadership and development in the field of Open and Distance Learning for 62 years. At the global level, ICDE is the instrument to fulfil the needs for international fora and mechanisms of co-operation and joint action among and between Distance and Virtual Education organizations. ICDE represents the premier forum for debate, knowledge, experience sharing and networking of peer capability.
Through its membership and partnership structure, more than 145 countries are represented in the ICDE. ICDE works with institutions, companies, and governments from developing as well as developed countries. These systems represent distance learning provision on all continents of the world, in a very broad diversity of cultural and linguistic settings.
ICDE has the capacity to plan and implement small and large projects for putting in place new learning systems in developed as well as developing countries. ICDE also offers consultancy services to help governments, companies, universities, etc, make better decisions on planning new learning systems for the information society.
The governing body of ICDE is the Executive Committee. The ICDE has its permanent headquarters in Oslo, Norway, where the ICDE Head Office is located. Connected to this office, there is a network of local offices covering the world, which offer local administrative capacity and services.
For further information, please visit http://www.icde.org
 
 
The Standing Conference of Presidents (SCOP)
ICDE SCOP was established in 1993 as a unique forum for the Principals and Chief Executive Officers of ICDE member institutions. Participation in ICDE SCOP is by invitation only to institutional members of ICDE. Through its annual meetings and working programmes, SCOP offers unique opportunities for access to the latest developments and trends in distance and web-based teaching institutions around the world in areas such as policy, strategy, technology, innovations, management, quality assurance, and market approach.
SCOP is a closed forum of policy level decision-makers of ICDE member institutions for exchange of information, sharing of expertise, building co-operation, and establishing advocacy activities. It gives unique access to trans-national and global views, and to invaluable and detailed information about policy, strategic thinking and development in distance teaching around the world. It offers strong opportunities for exploring partnerships and strategic co-operation with other ICDE institutional members from all over the world. It also offers opportunities to participate in setting the international priorities and agenda for the future of distance learning.
On Monday, 02 April 2001, a meeting of SCOP will take place in conjunction with the 20th ICDE World Conference. The venue will be located in the Düsseldorf area.
An individual invitation will be sent in due time.
 
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Information on FernUniversität (en anglais)
The FernUniversität Hagen (University of Hagen), Germany, was founded in 1974 by act of State Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia to provide distance higher education for students at home and abroad. Three main objectives had been set: - to make a contribution to the reform of university curricula and studies (Studienreform), - to develop and promote continuing education at university level (Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung), and - to provide new university places and thus relieve other universities of an overflow of students (Kapazitätsentlastung).
The FernUniversität is the only distance teaching university in Germany and an integral part of the regular public higher education system. Academic autonomy, research and teaching activities, admission and examination requirements, final degrees conferred, doctorates, and procedures to qualify as a university teacher are fully in line with those of conventional universities. All professors are engaged in academic research and teaching activities.
The six faculties are: Business Administration and Economics; Computer Science; Education, Social Sciences and Humanities; Electrical Engineering; Law; and Mathematics. They are offering both university degree programmes (Diplom I, Diplom II, Magister Artium, B.A., B.Sc.; M.A., M.Sc. under preparation) and academic further education.
During the 25 years of its existence, the FernUniversität has developed to one of the largest universities in Germany. Currently over 58.000 students are enrolled at the FernUniversität. On the whole about 1.700 courses ("lectures") are offered for degree and postgraduate programmes as well as for further education and professional development. The language of instruction is mainly German but English is used increasingly (translation of existing and development of new courses and study programmes).
The FernUniversität is undergoing a rapid process in developing itself into a comprehensive "Virtual University" in which all its programmes, offers, and services can be accessed and used via the electronic information and communication technologies.
For further information on the FernUniversität:
URL: http://www.fernuni-hagen.de
E-mail: fernuni@fernuni-hagen.de
Fax: +49 23 31 987 316
Mail: D - 58084 Hagen, Germany
 
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Bienvenue à la Rhénanie-du-Nord-Westphalie  (en anglais)
Wolfgang Clement
Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia

"I welcome all the participants in the 20th ICDE World Conference in North Rhine-Westphalia, a state of science and media, with its unique FernUniversität."

 
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Düsseldorf (en anglais)
 
DÜSSELDORF - the Exciting City on the Rhine
It is the contrasts which make the capital city of North Rhine-Westphalia with its 570.00 inhabitants so special. Düsseldorf, a bustling, modern city, is a major centre of trade, commerce and services, and, above all, the city of fashion, shopping, and culture. It is located in the heart of the Rhine-Ruhr conurbation and in the centre of Europe. Düsseldorf and the surrounding region are home to 52 universities and numerous excellent and outstanding research institutes.
Between Rhenish conviviality and cosmopolitan charm, there exists a wealth of attractions worth being seen and experienced, a richly faceted spectrum...
... from the picturesque narrow lanes of the Altstadt, the old town, to the new Rhine embankment promenade and to the splendour of Königsallee, a true catwalk for the latest fashion trends ...
... from the small galleries and antique shops of the Karlstadt quarter with its elegantly restored architecture to the Kö-Galerie, one of the most elegant shopping malls in Europe ...
... from the delicately precious Roman glasses in the Kunstmuseum (art museum) to the treasures of contemporary paintings in the Kunstsammlung (art collection) NRW, to name just two of Düsseldorf's many museums, forming an 'art axis' that runs parallel to the Rhine ...
... from the German Opera on the Rhine to numerous theatres spread over the city and the newly established Media Mile in the old harbour area ...
... from one of the 260 cosy pubs in the Altstadt, the old town, and its `Altbier' to the three-star gourmet temple...
... from the ruins of Emperor Barbarossa's fortified castle at Kaiserswerth on the Rhine to the daintily ornate charm of the late-baroque Benrath Palace ...
... more would be worth to be mentioned - just come and see and enjoy Düsseldorf on the occasion of the 20th ICDE World Conference.
Please visit: http://www.duesseldorf.de
 
 
HOW TO REACH DÜSSELDORF
Düsseldorf is situated in the western part of Germany and linked to all major European and international cities by direct flights with various airlines.
The Düsseldorf Airport is located about 10 km north of Düsseldorf. From the airport to the city you may take an express train ("S-Bahn") or a taxi (duration of trip approx. 25 minutes).
Düsseldorf can also be reached via Frankfurt Airport in combination with a direct pleasant and touristic trip by train along the river Rhine with its famous castles and vineyards.
The central railway station (Hauptbahnhof) is directly located in the City Centre.
The local public transport company "Rheinbahn" operates a network covering more than 1.400 km, served by tram, bus, urban railway and subway routes. So, convenient, comfortable, and fast travel links between almost every hotel, the Congress Center Düsseldorf, the airport, and the central railway station (Hauptbahnhof) are guaranteed.
 
 
TOURISTIC INFORMATION ON GERMANY
 
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The Conference Venue (en anglais)
The CCD. Congress Center Düsseldorf ...
... is one of the largest and most modern conference centres in Germany. It is situated north-west of the historic city centre on the banks of the river Rhine. The CCD. combines all conference events under one roof.
Address: CCD. Congress Center Düsseldorf, Stockumer Kirchstr. 61, 40474 Düsseldorf, Germany
LOCAL TRANSPORT
City trains ("Stadtbahn") U 78 and U 79 take approximately 15 minutes from the central railway station (Hauptbahnhof) and the city centre to the CCD. The stop nearby the conference venue is called "Messe Ost / Stockumer Kirchstraße". You can also use the bus 772, with the stop "CCD. Süd" or "Stadthalle".
Conference participants will receive a public transportation pass upon registration which allows free use of all public transport in the Düsseldorf area.
POSTAL AND EXCHANGE SERVICE ON-SITE
The local currency is still the Deutsche Mark (DEM). [Coins and notes Euro (EUR) will be issued in 2002 only.] Foreign currency, traveller cheques, etc. may be changed into local currency in banks, hotels, travel agencies, and exchange outlets at train stations, airports, and the city centre. Cash machines for use of credit cards are available at many banks, at train stations and airports.
RESTAURANT AT THE CONGRESS CENTER DÜSSELDORF
A self-service restaurant is located in the CCD. Congress Center Düsseldorf. There are several restaurants and snack-points located at walking distance in the vicinity of the CCD.
TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT
The confirmed speakers and presenters will be informed about the technical equipment available for their presentation/demonstration.
Those who want to make use of the Multimedia Lab and the Internet Café at the Congress Center Düsseldorf, outside of scheduled presentations in parallel sessions, are asked to contact the ICDE office in Oslo in order to reserve a time slot and to agree on the conditions (sivil@icde.no).
 
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Registration (en anglais)  
REGISTRATION FORM
The Registration Form must be used when registering for the conference, for hotel accommodation, for all inclusive flight arrangements, for booking of Pre- and Post-Conference Events, and for booking of tours for accompanying persons.
The Conference Registration Form together with the corresponding Payment in Euro (EUR) has to be forwarded to MONDIAL CONGRESS, the official Conference Management and Travel Agency
 
THE REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES
  • admission to all Official Sessions and Events
  • all Conference Publications
  • admission to the Exhibition
  • free Coffee/Tea during morning and afternoon breaks
  • Cocktail Reception on 01 April 2001
  • Public Transportation Pass for the Düsseldorf Area (to be issued at the Registration Desk).
 
REGISTRATION DESK
The Conference Secretariat at the Congress Center Düsseldorf will be open during the following hours for on-site registration and any inquiries:
Sunday, 01 April 2001 from 14:00 until 21:00
Monday to Wednesday, 02 - 04 April 2001 from 08:00 until 18:30
Thursday, 05 April 2001 from 08:00 until 14:00
 
 
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEE
CATEGORY BEFORE
15 January 2001**
AFTER
15 January 2001
ICDE Members only EUR 640 (USD 545*) EUR 690 (USD 590*)
General Registration EUR 700 (USD 595*) EUR 750 (USD 640*)
Students
(please provide verification and copy of ID-card)
EUR 240 (USD 204*) EUR 240 (USD 204*)
Above rates are inclusive of VAT (Value Added Tax)
Based on exchange rate EURO - USD: 0,85 as per Oct. 2000
**  Registration form and payment must be received by Mondial Congress by 15 January 2001 at the latest.
 
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Hotel Accommodation (en anglais)
MONDIAL CONGRESS has secured a sufficient number of rooms in four different price categories for all persons attending the conference, arriving on 31 March or 01 April 2001 and departing on 05 April 2001.
Please use the Registration Form.
In order to be able to guarantee your hotel reservation, we kindly ask you to provide us with the requested deposit per room. Room rates are indicated per room and night and include service, all taxes, and breakfast. Room rates are quoted in Euro (EUR). Your hotel reservation will be confirmed upon receiving your accommodation form, specifying the arrival and departure date and the type of room required together with the above mentioned deposit per room. Should the desired hotel no longer be available, we will do our utmost to offer similar accommodation. This may, however, mean a change of price category.
The hotel voucher will be sent to you after receipt of the deposit, approximately 2 weeks before the beginning of the conference. The balance between the value of the voucher and your total invoice at the hotel must be settled directly with the hotel.
The number of overnights booked will serve as a basis for the hotel invoice!
Any bank charges will be deducted from your hotel deposit.
Price categories and room rates

Rates are based on 2000.

Category Single room/night Double room/night Room deposit
*****
EUR

115-140

EUR

130-150

EUR

150

****
EUR

95-115

EUR

95-130

EUR

130

****
EUR

70- 80

EUR

85- 95

EUR

95

*/**
EUR

50- 70

EUR

75- 85

EUR

85

 
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All Inclusive Flight Arrangements (en anglais)
MONDIAL CONGRESS in co-operation with STAR ALLIANCE and other IATA carriers is in a position to offer very attractive all-inclusive flight arrangements to the participants in this conference.
These arrangements include the following services per person: roundtrip economy class on regular flights, 20 kg (44 lbs) baggage allowance, 5 nights accommodation at hotels in price category *****, **** or *** in double rooms with private bath or shower, WC, breakfast, service charges, local taxes and transfer from the airport to the hotel and vice versa. Airport-taxes are not included. For passengers travelling alone, the single room supplement as indicated below is applicable. Examples are presented in the opposite table.
MONDIAL CONGRESS will be pleased to make individual offers for other destinations, hotels, and other travel dates upon request.
If you are travelling via Frankfurt Airport a combination with a direct trip by train to Düsseldorf can be offered upon request.
All rates are quoted per person in Euro (EUR) and based on October 2000 (Prices are subject to changes without notice). No changes are possible after tickets have been issued! Please note that full prepayment has to be effected before the flight ticket(s) can be issued.
Offers are subject to availability 
Arrival in Düsseldorf: Saturday, 31 March 2001
Departure from Düsseldorf: Thursday, 05 April 2001
 
Departure from ***** **** ***
Amsterdam EUR 1027           EUR 927          EUR 752
Athens  EUR 1239     EUR 1139     EUR 964
Barcelona     EUR 1259     EUR 1159     EUR 984
Berlin     EUR 997     EUR 897     EUR 722
Brussels EUR 1016     EUR 916     EUR 741
Frankfurt EUR 1023     EUR 923     EUR 748
Hong Kong EUR 4520     EUR 4420     EUR 4245
London EUR 1077     EUR 977     EUR 802
Madrid     EUR 1514     EUR 1414     EUR 1239
Montreal  EUR 3006     EUR 2906     EUR 2731
Oslo  EUR 1370     EUR 1270     EUR 1095
Paris      EUR 1181     EUR 1081     EUR 906
Rome      EUR 1540     EUR 1440     EUR 1265
Stockholm  EUR 1351     EUR 125     EUR 1076
Sydney      EUR 3476     EUR 3376     EUR 3201
Warsaw  EUR 1195     EUR 1095     EUR 920
Vienna     EUR 1404     EUR 1304     EUR 1129
Single supplement for 5 nights: EUR 325     EUR 250     EUR 163
 
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Terms of Payment (en anglais)
All payments are requested to be made in Euro (EUR) only. Collective remittances have to be accompanied by a list of names and details of payment for each person.
Payment should be made in advance by one of the following means:
  • via Bank transfer to the MONDIAL CONGRESS ACCOUNT "ICDE" till 23 March 2001 at the latest, account number 150-108-279/00 with Bank Austria AG, Am Hof, A-1010 Vienna, Austria, bank code 12000, marked free of charge for the beneficiary/MONDIAL CONGRESS (otherwise bank fees will be at your charge);
  • by Credit Card (American Express, Visa, Eurocard/Mastercard, Diners Club). Please refer to the registration form for more details.
After the processing of your Conference Registration and the banking of your payment you will receive a confirmation and further details from the Conference Management.
All bank charges will be at the expense of the person making the payment and deducted from the total payment made.
 
PENDING AMOUNTS
If payments are transferred after 01 March 2001, a copy of the transfer must be presented as proof of payment, or payment will have to be made on-site.
 
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Cancellation Policy
(en anglais)
All cancellations must be in writing and addressed to the Conference Management:
Mondial Congress
Faulmanngasse 4
A-1040 Vienna, Austria
Fax: +43 1 586 91 85
e-mail: icde@mondial.at
REGISTRATION FEE
Written cancellations received by 15 January 2001 will receive full refund less an EUR 40 charge.
Written cancellations received by 01 March 2001 will receive a 50% refund.
Written cancellations received after 01 March 2001 will not be refunded.
HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
Written cancellations received before 20 December 2000 will be granted a full refund minus a handling fee of EUR 40 per booking.
For cancellations received after 20 December 2000, respectively "no-shows", the deposit will be forfeited.
FLIGHT ARRANGEMENTS
No refunds can be made after 01 March 2001, respectively after tickets have been issued. Tickets can only be issued after full pre-payment has been received.
TOURS FOR ACCOMPANYING PERSONS
If a tour will have to be cancelled due to insufficient interest or unforeseen reasons, a full refund will be granted.
In case of "no-show", no refund will be given under any circumstances.
 
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Passports and Visas (en anglais)
Passport holders from Western Europe, North America and Australia do not require a visa to enter Germany.
For some nationalities visas can be issued at the Düsseldorf Airport upon arrival. All others will have to contact the German Embassy or consulate in their home country for detailed information. If necessary, an official invitation letter can be obtained from the Conference Management.
Please be aware that in some countries visa applications can take up to several months!
 
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Grants
(en anglais)
ICDE is unfortunately not in the position to offer grants to participants.
You are kindly requested to contact your national authorities and foundations for financial support or to apply to other authorities and foundations providing grants for your country on a general or a trans-national basis.
 
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Conference Sponsorship / Promotional Opportunites (en anglais)
The conference offers a number of opportunities for promotion and sponsoring.
If your organization, institution, or company is interested in benefiting from the promotional opportunities or in sponsoring the Conference or one of its events, please contact the Conference Organizer.
 
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The Weather in Germany
(en anglais)
April is the beginning of spring in Germany. But there is a German proverb saying „Der April, der April, der macht, was er will" („The April, the April, does whatever it likes to do"); and we are talking about a real `April weather' at that time of the year. That means that it is very difficult to venture a reliable weather forecast for the time when the 20th ICDE World Conference will take place in Düsseldorf. It might be cold and rainy like in autumn, we even might have some snow like in winter, but it might as well be very sunny and rather warm like in spring. So we would like to advise you to bring clothes for all weather conditions and, please, do not forget to take an umbrella with you...and your sun-glasses.
 
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Tours for Accompanying Persons (en anglais)
"City Tour of ancient Düsseldorf (Kaiserswerth)"
Monday, 02 April 2001
Discover the ancient Düsseldorf during this stroll within the district Kaiserswerth, which has saved its picturesque image and its unique atmosphere for centuries. Admire the relicts of the imperial palace of the emperor Barbarossa, the baroque buildings on the old market square, the basilica St. Suitbertus of the 11th century and the "Rheinpromenade" enjoying a marvellous view over the typical "landscape of Niederrhein".
Departure: 09:00
Duration: approx. 3 hours
Price per person including guide EUR 30
 
"Famous Women of Düsseldorf from the 16th to the 20th Century"

Monday, 02 April 2001
Immerse into fate and fortune of famous women of Düsseldorf from the 16th to the 20th century when joining this tour. Get to know the everyday life and expected behaviour of a woman throughout the centuries …
Jacobe von Baden, Anna Maria Luisa de Medici, Clara Schumann …
A tour not only for women.
Departure: 14:00
Duration: approx. 3 hours
Price per person including guide EUR 23
 
"Historical Churches in the City Center"

Tuesday, 03 April 2001
Discover the marvellous churches in the city centre of Düsseldorf, art treasures of seven centuries and architectural jewels.
Don't forget to ask your guide about the lopsided church spire of the collegiate church St. Lambertus, which made it to the symbol of the city …(and which is part of the cover picture).
Departure: 09:00
Duration: approx. 3 hours
Price per person including guide EUR 17
 
"Heinrich-Heine-Tour"

Tuesday, 03 April 2001
Heinrich Heine, the famous German writer, was born in 1797 in Düsseldorf. Discover the places of the childhood of little Harry in the city centre of Düsseldorf and follow his trail.
Departure: 14:00
Duration: approx. 3 hours
Price per person including guide EUR 23
 
"Guided walk through the Media-Mile"

Wednesday, 04 April 2001
An area of 37 acres in Düsseldorf's former main harbour is being converted into a modern location for the media, fashion, design, art, and advertising. In spite of all the innovations, the harbour flair still can be felt everywhere. Enjoy this interesting combination of old and new, of ancient and modern, of past and future.
Departure: 09:00
Duration: approx. 3 hours
Price per person including guide EUR 23
 
Note: A minimum of 25 persons is required for each of the optional excursions.
Should there be insufficient interest refunds will be made during the conference at the conference venue.
Tours are subject to changes.
All tours are in English only.
Additional tours might be offered on site.
For theatre- or concert tickets please contact MONDIAL CONGRESS directly.
 
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Post-Conference Tours (en anglais)  
4-DAY-TOUR TO AMSTERDAM
05 - 08 April 2001
05 April 2001
On our trip to Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, we will make a stop in the charming village Amersfoort, with its 700-year-old picturesque centre and its famous market square. Amersfoort is situated right in the middle of the Netherlands. After having checked in at the characteristic Hotel Amersfoort on top of the "Amersfoort Mountain", dinner will be served in the hotel or a charming restaurant.
06 April 2001
After breakfast we are going to be picked up by our guide to leave for Utrecht and Amsterdam. After a city walk through Utrecht we will continue to Amsterdam where a short sight seeing tour will give a first impression of the "Venice of the North" with its famous network of canals and more than 1000 bridges. After lunch in a nice restaurant you will get to know the history around Hajenius, one of the most famous European brands of cigars, and you will have the opportunity to take part in a short "cigar-workshop". Afterwards we will go to the Novotel Amsterdam, a 4* hotel, and check in.
07 April 2001
The third day of our trip is dedicated to the unique and world known Rijksmuseum of Amsterdam where we are going to carry out a "painting's ralley". The museum houses above all several paintings of the 17th century and shows famous works of artists like Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Jan Steen, and Jacob Ruysdaal. Apart from paintings there are also sculptures, silver, furniture, glass, Asian art, and an impressing department on history of the Netherlands to be admired.
Afterwards the coach is taking us to the city centre again _ the afternoon is at your free disposal and might be used for some shopping, private sightseeing of the "Jordaan-district" for example or just for relaxation.
08 April 2001
A roundtrip on Amsterdam's canals on a private boat will allow us to admire the characteristic architecture of the 17th and 18th century, the marvellous houses of the ancient patrician traders. Before the numbering of the houses was introduced by Napoleon, the colour of their stones and the shape of their gables were the only possibility to distinguish them from each other. After a refreshment with coffee and cake we will continue to Gassan Diamonds, one of Amsterdam's most important diamond grinding shops, where you can watch the transformation of an inconspicuous stone to a glittering diamond and enjoy an exclusive "Diamond Cocktail".
In one glass a real diamond will be hiding, who's glass will it be???
After this exciting morning we will be taken to a nice restaurant for lunch and leave for Düsseldorf again afterwards.
Departure: 05 April 2001, 14:00
Meeting point: Central Railway Station (Hauptbahnhof) Düsseldorf, Worringer Straße
Price per person including bus, guide, admission fees and accommodation
in a **** hotel (double-room) with breakfast EUR 600
Extra charge for single room EUR 140
Mondial Congress reserves the right to cancel the tour, if the minimum number of 25 participants should not be reached. The tour is subject to change!
 
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Contacts & General Information (en anglais)  
SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME CHAIR
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Helmut Hoyer
Rektor FernUniversität Hagen, Germany
For all items and correspondence concerning the scientific programme of the 20th ICDE World Conference (D-2001) please contact:
D-2001 Office
Feithstr. 142/TGZ
D-58084 Hagen, Germany
phone: +49 23 31 987 381
fax: +49 23 31 987 382
e-mail: D-2001@fernuni-hagen.de
Friedhelm (Fred) Nickolmann;
Andrea Anhold; Sabine Haake
 
CONFERENCE ORGANIZER
International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE)
Gjerdrums vei 12
N-0484 Oslo, Norway
phone: +47 22 02 81 70
fax: +47 22 02 81 61
e-mail: icde@icde.no
http://www.icde.org
Ana Perona Fjeldstad
 
OVER-ALL CO-ORDINATION

Reidar Roll
Secretary General and CEO of ICDE
 
CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT

All registration forms, payments, and other correspondence regarding logistics for the 20th ICDE World Conference should be addressed to:
Mondial Congress Faulmanngasse 4
A-1040 Vienna, Austria
phone: +43 1 58 80 40
fax: +43 1 586 91 85
e-mail: icde@mondial.at
 
EXHIBITION MANAGEMENT

CCD. Congress Center Düsseldorf GmbH
Stockumer Kirchstr. 61
D-40474 Düsseldorf
Germany
phone: +49 211 45 60 84 02
fax: +49 211 45 60 87 84 02
e-mail: KrinsT@ccd.de
http://www.ccd.de
 
CONFERENCE VENUE

CCD. Congress Center Düsseldorf GmbH
Stockumer Kirchstr. 61
D-40474 Düsseldorf, Germany
http://www.ccd.de
 
FOR FURTHER AND UPDATED INFORMATION
 
In order to receive updated information by e-mail automatically, you may add your e-mail address to a mailing list maintained by the D-2001 Office in Hagen, Germany. Please send an e-mail to the following address:

listserv.D-2001@fernuni-hagen.de

and write in the e-mail body the following text:

SUBSCRIBE D-2001 your e-mail address

(your e-mail address means to type in the e-mail address through which you want to receive information on the conference).

 
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Co-operating regional and national organizations (en anglais)
AAOU (Asian Association of Open Universities)
ABED (Brazilian Association for Distance Education)
ADEC (American Distance Education Consortium, USA)
AIE (Association of International Education, Russia)
AIESAD (Ibero American Association of Distance Higher Education)
CAMPO          (Italian Association for the Development of Multimedia, New Technologies, and Flexible Learning Systems)
DAOU  (Danish Association of Open Universities)
EADL (European Association for Distance Learning)
EADTU (European Association of Distance Teaching Universities)
EDEN (European Distance Education Network)
E.F.ODL  (European Federation of Open Distance Learning)
EUCEN (European University Continuing Education Network)
EuroPACE 2000
European SchoolNet
FADE (Finnish Association for Distance Education)
NADE (Norwegian Association for Distance Education)
ODLAA  (Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia)
SADE (Swedish Association for Distance Education)
UCEA  (University Continuing Education Association, USA)
WICHE (Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications, USA)
 
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Sponsors & Partners (en anglais)
 

 
Main Partner:
FernUniversität Hagen, Germany
 

 
Co-Partners:
The Open University,
United Kingdom
 

 
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Spain
 

 
Co-Sponsors:
Federal Ministry for Education and Research; Germany
 

 
Ministry for Schools, Science and Research of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
 
 
 
Royal Ministry of Education, Research and Church Affairs, Norway
 

 
South East Asia Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO)
 

 
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

 
The World Bank
Sponsoring Companies:
 
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Ernst Klett Verlag
 
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PONS
 
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ILS Institut für Lernsysteme
 
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Private FernFachhochschule Darmstadt
 
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Viviance new education


Deutsche Bank AG
 

 
Stifterverband


Deutsche Telekom AG


Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft


Minolta


Douglas Holding AG


Lufthansa
 
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The International Programme Committee (en anglais)

Chair: Hoyer, Helmut; FernUniversität; Germany

Members:
Abrioux, Dominique; Athabasca University; Canada
Africa, Hugh P.; Vista University; South Africa
Allen, Nicholas H.; University of Maryland University College; USA
Alsunbul, Abdulaziz; ALECSO; Tunisia
Ask, Bodil; Agder University College; Norway
Auban, Anne; Université Paris VI; France
Aubert, Guy; CNED; France
Badersten, Lennart; Lund University; Sweden
Baïssus, Jean-Marie; Université Montpellier III; France
Bancroft, Dennis; National Distance Education Center; Ireland
Bang, Joergen B.; Aarhus University; Denmark
Bernath, Ulrich; Universität Oldenburg; Germany
Bø, Ingeborg; Norwegian Association for Distance Education; Norway
Bregar, Lea; University of Ljubljana; Slovenia
Brihault, Jean; Université Rennes 2; France
Broad, Molly C.; ICDE President; University of North Carolina; USA
Buitendacht, Atti J.H.; Technikon; South Africa
Bureau, Marquis L.; MBureau Consultants; Canada
Carr, Ronnie; The Open University; Hong Kong, SAR; China
Cazes, Alain; CNAM; France
Collan, Seppo; University of Oulu; Finland
Curran, Chris S.; Dublin City University; Ireland
Deiser, Roland; International Consulting and Research; USA/Germany
Dieckmann, Heinrich; Studiengemeinschaft Darmstadt; Germany
Ding, Xingfu; China Central Radio and TV University; China
Dondi, Claudio; SCIENTER; Italy
Dzvimbo, Kuzvinetsd P.; Open University; Zimbabwe
Encarnação, José L.; Fraunhofer-Institut; Germany
Ferraté i Pascual, Gabriel; Universitat Oberta de Catalunya; Spain
Ferro Tavares, Maria José; Universidade Aberta; Portugal
Galabov, Boris; National Centre of Distance Education; Bulgaria
Garito, Maria Amata; NETTUNO; Italy
Göhner, Peter; Universität Stuttgart; Germany
Grementieri, Valerio; Associazione CAMPO; Italy
Grünwald, Kurt; Fernstudien Schweiz; Switzerland
Guillard, Christiane; Fédérat. Interunivers. d'Enseignem. à Distance; France
Hall, James W.; Antioch University; USA
Hardy, David; The Open Learning Foundation; United Kingdom
Huang, Qingyun; Shanghai TV University; China
Huba, Mikuláš; University of Technology in Bratislava; Slovakia
Inglis, Alistair; RMIT University; Australia
Ivannikov, Alexander; St. Res. Inst. of Inform. Techn. and Telecom.; Russia
Iversen, Kjell Ivar; Lillehammer University College; Norway
Jegede, Olugbemiro; The Open University; Hong Kong SAR; China
Johnsen, Berit; Competence Netw. Norw. Bus. & Ind.; Norway
Källbäck, Bengt; Technical Education & Training, Ericsson Research; Sweden
Kanwar, Asha S.; Indira Gandhi National Open University; India
Kerkeslager, Ellwood R.; Information Futures, LLC; USA
King, Bruce S.; University of South Australia; Australia
Kirkwood, Jannette; University of Southern Queensland; Australia
Kohl, Kay J.; University Continuing Education Association; USA
Krane, Anne Grethe M.; NKS Distance Education; Norway
Landfried, Klaus; Hochschulrektorenkonferenz; Germany
Litto, Fredric M.; Brazilian Association for Distance Education; Brazil
Logan, Suzanne; Texas Tech University; USA
Loing, Bernard J.M.; CANAL EF; France
Lundquist, Janerik E.; Swedish Assoc. for Distance Education; Sweden
MacIntyre, Donald J.; Learning Strategies International; USA
Markkula, Markku A.; Finnish Parliament; Finland
Mena, Marta; University of Buenos Aires; Argentina
Miller, Gary; The Pennsylvania State University; USA
Miranda Justiniani, Antonio; University of Havana; Cuba
Mitchell, Betty E.; Canadian Association for Distance Education; Canada
Mitra, Amitava; NIIT Inc.; USA
Montalvo, Jaime; Universidad Nat. de Educación a Distancia; Spain
Moreno Castañeda, Manuel; Universidad de Guadalajara; Mexico
Müller-Böling, Detlef; Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung; Germany
Padolina, Cristina D.; The Open University; Philippines
Palank, Franz; Zentrum für Fernstudien; Austria
Parra de Marroquín; Omayra; Centro Universidad Abierta; Colombia
Paulsen, Morten F.; NKI Distance Education; Norway
Penttilä, Eeva; Helsinki City Education Department; Finland
Peters, Geoff; The Open University; United Kingdom
Peters, Otto; FernUniversität; Germany
Poley, Janet K.; American Distance Education Consortium; USA
Popa, Ioan; Ministry of Education; Romania
Prebble, Tom K.; Massey University; New Zealand
Provost, Guy; Fonds FCAR; Canada
Racha-Intra, Suparak; SEAMEO
Reil, Thomas; Hochschulrektorenkonferenz; Germany
Reznick, Marilyn; AT&T Foundation; USA
Rich, David; Macquarie University; Australia
Rocha Trindade, Armando; Universidade Aberta; Portugal
Roll, Reidar; ICDE
Sadiman, Arief S.; SEAMOLEC; Indonesia
Sakamoto, Takashi; National Institute of Multimedia Education; Japan
Schachtsiek, Bernd; European Association for Distance Learning
Schennikov, Sergey A.; International Institute of Management LINK; Russia
Seddoh, Komlavi F.; UNESCO
Sets'abi, Anthony M.; DEASA; Lesotho
Sewart, David; The Open University; United Kingdom
Silin, Nikolay; National Training Foundation; Russia
Skouratov, Alexei; Association for International Education; Russia
Soboleva, Natalia; Physicon; Russia
Soeiro, Alfredo; University of Porto; Portugal
Soukhareva, Natalia; Moscow Lomonosov State University; Russia
Stargardter, Steven A.; City University Seattle; USA
Szabó, István; National Council for Distance Education; Hungary
Tait, Alan W.; Open University; United Kingdom
Tam, Sheung Wai; The Open University; Hong Kong, SAR; China
Taylor, James C.; University of Southern Queensland; Australia
Tikhomirov, Vladimir P.; Moscow St. Univ. of Economics; Russia
Toska, Jan A.; Norw. Executive Board for Dist. Educ.; Norway
Tsikin, Igor; St. Petersburg State Technical University; Russia
Tuinman, Jaap; Open Learning Agency; Canada
Unger, Claus; FernUniversität; Germany
van Heddegem, Johan P.L.; Leuven University; Belgium
van Oost, Johan; European Federation of ODL; Belgium
van der Perre, Georges; EuroPACE 2000
Vassilieva, Irina; Yaroslavl Regional Distance Learning Center; Russia
Vauthier, Jacques P.; Edufrance; France
Venkatarangan, Lalpet B.; Annamalai University; India
Vennemann, Michael; Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht; Germany
Vilu, Raivo; Tallinn Technical University; Estonia
Wagner, Erwin; EDEN
Warren, Peter; University of Denver; USA
Watanabe, Moriaki; The University of the Air; Japan
Weiss, Reinhold; Institut der Deutschen Wirtschaft Köln; Germany
Wijngaards, Guus; European Schoolnet
Wong, Tat Meng; The Open University; Hong Kong, SAR; China
Yoshikawa, Hiroyuki; The University of the Air; Japan
Zagmajster, Margerita; Nat. Contact Point for Distance Education; Slovenia
Zlatuska, Jiri; Masaryk University; Czechia

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