Programme & speakers

Wednesday 14 October 2015

06:30-09:00
Registration & tea/coffee
Venue: Pilanesberg foyer, Main Conference Centre

09:00-09:45
Opening ceremony
Venue: Superbowl, Main Conference Centre

09:45-10:00
Programme Director: Divya Singh, Unisa
Venue: Superbowl, Main Conference Centre

  • House rules, general orientation and announcements
  • Introduction by Divya Singh of Tian Belawati, President of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) and Rector of Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia

10:00-10:15
Formal opening address: Tian Belawati, President of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) and Rector of Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia
Venue: Superbowl, Main Conference Centre

10:15-10:30
Programme Director: Divya Singh
Introduction by Divya Singh of Mandla Makhanya, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Unisa
Venue: Superbowl, Main Conference Centre

10:30-10:45
Address: Dr Blade Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education and Training, South Africa
Venue: Superbowl, Main Conference Centre

10:45-10:55
Programme Director: Divya Singh
Venue: Superbowl, Main Conference Centre

  • Thank you to Minister Blade Nzimande: Divya Singh
  • Handover of gift to Minister Nzimande: Tian Belawati, President of the ICDE and Rector of Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia
  • Introduction by Divya Singh of Tressie McMillan Cottom

10:55-11:25
Keynote 1
: Tressie McMillan Cottom, United States of America
Title: The access paradox: Can education expansion balance access with equality?
Venue: Superbowl, Main Conference Centre

11:25-11:40
Programme Director: Divya Singh
Venue: Superbowl, Main Conference Centre

  • Handover of gift by Maxim Jean-Louis to Tressie McMillan Cottom
  • Introduction by Divya Singh of Paul Prinsloo and panellists

11:40-12:30
Panel discussion 1: Responding in broad strokes to the theme of the conference
Panel discussion facilitator: Paul Prinsloo, Unisa
Venue: Superbowl, Main Conference Centre

12:30-12:45
Programme Director: Divya Singh
Announcements & orientation
Venue: Superbowl, Main Conference Centre

12:45-14:00
Lunch & orientation to the different venues
Venue: Pilanesberg, Main Conference Centre

14:00-16:40
Venue
: Breakaway rooms

  • Parallel sessions: Papers & Pecha Kuchas
  • Workshop: MOOCs4D II – The potential of MOOCs as a transformative lever for promoting education as a global
  • Editors’ Forum: By invitation only

17:30
Departure from hotels for conference dinner at the Boma

Thursday 15 October 2015

06:30-08:30
Registration & tea/coffee
Venue: Pilanesberg foyer, Main Conference Centre

08:30-08:45
Programme Director: Divya Singh
House rules & general orientation/announcements
Venue: Superbowl, Main Conference Centre

08:45-09:25
Keynote address 2.1: Audrey Watters, United States of America
Topic: Technology imperialism, the Californian ideology and the future of higher education
Venue: Superbowl, Main Conference Centre

09:25-10:15
Keynote address 2.2: Laura Czerniewicz, South Africa
Topic: Troubling open education
Venue: Superbowl, Main Conference Centre

10:15-11:00
Keynote address 3.1
: Joyce Seitzinger, Australia
Topic: Learner experience: Design, a new hope?
Venue: Superbowl, Main Conference Centre

11:00-11:30
Keynote address 3.2: Aziza Ellozy, Egypt
Topic: The complex landscape of ODeL: implications for faculty development
Venue: Superbowl, Main Conference Centre

11:45-11:45
Programme Director: Divya Singh
Announcements
Venue: Superbowl, Main Conference Centre

11:45-13:00
Lunch
Venue: Pilanesberg, Main Conference Centre

13:00-15:00
Venue
: Breakaway rooms

  • Parallel sessions: Papers & Pecha Kuchas
  • Workshop: MOOCs4D II – The potential of MOOCs as a transformative lever for promoting education as a global
  • Workshop: Teacher education in developing world contexts – the promise of distance and elearning
  • Workshop/seminar: North-South-South

15:00-15:30
Tea/coffee
Venue: Pilanesberg, Main Conference Centre

15:30-15:40
Programme Director: Divya Singh
House rules & general orientation/announcements
Venue: Superbowl, Main Conference Centre

15:40-16:30
Panel discussion 2: Responding to keynote sessions 2 and 3
Facilitator: Paul Prinsloo, Unisa
Venue: Superbowl, Main Conference Centre

16:30-17:50
Panel discussion 3: Supporting distance education
Facilitator: Paul Prinsloo, Unisa
Venue: Superbowl, Main Conference Centre

19:00 u
Complimentary drinks
Venue: Monkey Springs Plaza

19:30 until late
Networking cocktail function
Venue: Valley of the Waves

Friday 16 October 2015

06:30-08:30
Registration & tea/coffee
Venue: Pilanesberg, Main Conference Centre

08:30-08:45
Programme Director: Divya Singh
House rules & general orientation/announcements
Venue: Superbowl, Main Conference Centre

08:45-09:25
Keynote address 4.1: Harold Jarche, Canada
Topic: Educational leadership: Helping your network make better decisions
Venue: Superbowl, Main Conference Centre

09:25-10:05
Keynote address 4.2: Wayne Mackintosh, New Zealand
Topic: Building capacities for sustainable and scalable open education futures: Sharing lessons from the OERu trenches
Venue: Superbowl, Main Conference Centre

10:05-10:15
Transition time

10:15-12:05
Venue
: Breakaway rooms

  • Parallel sessions: Papers & Pecha Kuchas
  • Workshop: MOOCs4D II – The potential of MOOCs as a transformative lever for promoting education as a global

12:05-12:20
Transition time

12:20-14:00
Closing function, prize giving & lunch
Venue: Superbowl, Main Conference Centre

* Please take note of the Conference Code of Conduct
** Wi-Fi is available in all conference venues and hotels rooms