Third Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF)
PAN-COMMONWEALTH FORUM ON OPEN LEARNING
COL’s third (biennial) Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF) will be held in Dunedin, New Zealand, from 4 – 8 July 2004, hosted by the Distance Education Association of New Zealand (DEANZ, www.deanz.org.nz) in collaboration with the Federation of Commonwealth Open and Distance Learning Associations (FOCODLA, http://www.col.org/focodla
The conference theme is “Building Learning Communities for our Millennium: Reaching Wider Audiences through Innovative Approaches.” Sub-themes include Education, Health and Local Government.
A call for papers has been issued. Abstracts may be submitted up to 29 August 2003. Upon acceptance of abstracts, papers are required by 22 December 2003.
Further information: http://www.col.org/pcf3/
EXCELLENCE IN DISTANCE EDUCATION AWARDS
COL has issued a call for submissions for its biennial Excellence in Distance Education Awards (EDEA) programme.
Separate awards recognise and honour excellence achieved at the overall institutional level, in the development of learning materials and in student accomplishment. As a part of the EDEA, COL also designates individuals as Honorary Fellows of COL, as a tribute to their lifetime’s work as a distance educator.
This third Awards presentation will take place at the third Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning in Dunedin, New Zealand, in July 2004.
The entry deadline is 30 November 2003. Brochures are being posted to individuals and institutions on COL’s mailing list and complete details are available on COL’s web site.
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