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ICDE President’s Summit 2016

Hosted by Charles Sturt University, the ICDE(International Council for Distance and Open Education) President’s Summit was held at Cronulla Beach near Sydney, Australia, from 20- 23 November 2016 with the theme of “A Era New Era of Leadership & Quality, The Business of Open & Distance Learning 2020”.

Among 115 delegates from over 32 countries, President Yoichi Okabe and Professor Mitsumasa Okada, Director of Center for Open Distance Education (CODE) attended the conference to share the experience and ideas.

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OUJ partners with National Open University (Taiwan)

The OUJ has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Open University (NOU). Since 1993, the two universities has cooperated in various activities such as faculty exchange programs and sharing of educational publications. The renewed relationship is expected to strengthen our ties further.

The ceremony for signing the MoU was held during the NOU’s annual International Conference on Distance Education (30 October to 2 November 2017) together with the 30th anniversary of the establishment of NOU. NOU President Sung Po and OUJ Vice President Wataru Koterayama signed the agreement.

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The 30th AAOU Annual Conference

The 30th AAOU annual conference was held at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria from 26th to 29th October 2016, hosted by University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU). The theme of the conference was “Open Education in Asia: Changing Perspectives‘’.

Nearly 500 participants in Asia attended this conference.

From OUJ, President Yoichi Okabe as a member of the Executive Committee, Professor Tomotsugu Kondo (Informatics) and Associate Professor Junji Shibasaki (Informatics) as a speaker respectively and Professor Tsuneo Yamada as a steering committee member of the Asian MOOCs Project, attended this conference.

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