3rd Annual Forum on e-Learning Excellence in the Middle-East 2010: Bringing Global Quality to a Loca (elexforum)

Venue: TBA

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Event Date/Time: Feb 01, 2010 End Date/Time: Feb 04, 2010
Registration Date: Feb 02, 2010
Early Registration Date: Dec 01, 2009
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The 4-day, 3rd Annual Forum on e-Learning Excellence in the Middle-East 2010: Bringing Global Quality to a Local Context. This calls for presentations, keynote addresses and research work on ICT Innovations, e-Faculty, e-Training, m-Learning, e-Portfolios, Instructional Design, Digital Libraries, Learning Objects & Repositories, e-Learning Innovation, Content Development, etc.

Apart from keynote addresses, coming from academic and corporate sectors, the forum will have interactive discussion forums, post-forum workshops, other interactive activities and networking opportunities, gala dinner and award ceremony to award Best Paper and Best presentation plaques to winners. The forum, as in tradition will end with announcement of the theme for the following forum.



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Forum Theme Bringing Global Quality to a Local Context has been chosen as the general theme of the 3rd Annual Forum on e-Learning Excellence in the Middle East 2010 to reflect the important changes of scale and scope of our institution that evolved in February 2009 from e-TQM College to Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University. The local contextualisation of global quality relies on the human capacity to bridge scales from local to global and to help overcome limited scale, bounded thinking, by thinking globally but acting locally. The approach is glocal, combining global and local expectations, using a term that first appeared in the late 1980s in articles by Japanese economists in the Harvard Business Review to describe the tempering effects of local conditions on global pressures. The tension between global standards and local expectation calls for new powerful tools and conceptual instruments to enhance online learning, to measure its effectiveness, to improve the design of learning materials and to integrate the evolving role the teacher, now a facilitator rather than the person who holds the knowledge. It also calls for specific accreditation and quality frameworks and policies, beyond traditional educational management. And last but not least, it calls for innovative pedagogies and methodologies to support just-in-time, on-the-job, lifelong learning. Effectiveness of e-Learning, e-Learning Strategies, Policy Making & Management Issues, Technology Enhanced Learning, Accreditation, Standards & Quality Frameworks, Facilitation of Online Learning, e- Designing for Learning, Assessment of e-Learners’ Achievements, e-Learning, Work Integrated Learning, and Historical Evolution and Research-Based Evidence will be the sub-themes of the forum. The 3rd edition of the forum will focus on the systemic approach of networked education and training, where every region and culture is keen to participate in the construction of the knowledge society and economy according to global quality standards, while preserving its own specifity, identity and values. This is the challenge for bringing global quality to a local context.