BALI, INDONESIA—A CABTS delegation attended the 24th World Conference of International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) in Bali, Indonesia from October 2nd to 5th, 2011.
Mr. Zeng Yichun, Director-General of Department of Human Resources of Ministry of Agriculture and ex-Executive Vice President of CABTS, Yang Hui, Deputy Director of TV Education Center of CABTS, and Bai Li of TV Education Center of CABTS attended the Conference. ICDE held the biennial world conference in collaboration with The Open University (Universitas Terbukka), Indonesia. The Conference was attended by 650 delegates representing 49 countries.
The theme of the Conference is “Expanding Horizons – New Approaches to Open and Distance Learning (ODL)”. The Conference features 6 keynote speeches, 216 paper presentations in the plenary session and 6 parallel sessions and about 67 posters. Issues and challenges for open and distance learning (ODL) were discussed under the following sub-themes: ODL and human capacity building; ODL in a changing world; quality and ODL - the way forward; management and strategic development of ODL; open educational resources (OER) in a global world; international development and distance learning.
On behalf of CABTS, Yang Hui delivered a presentation on “Multimedia Distance Public Service Platform for Farmers’ Education” at the parallel session.