Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Hosts the 37th AAOU Annual Conference

The 37th AAOU Annual Conference is a highly anticipated event that brings together academics, administrators, and students from across Asia to discuss the latest developments in open and distance learning.

This year’s conference is hosted by the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) and will be held in Islamabad, Pakistan from October 15-17, 2024.

The AAOU is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1987 with the aim of widening educational opportunities in Asia and improving the quality of institutions in terms of their educational management, teaching, and research.

In this article, we will explore the history of the AAOU, the significance of the annual conference, and the role of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) in the organization.

History of AAOU

The AAOU was established in 1987 with the goal of promoting open and distance education in Asia. The organization has since grown to include over 80 member institutions from across the continent.

The AAOU aims to develop the potential of open and distance education, promote professional and ethical standards, and cooperate with official bodies and others interested in education at a distance. The organization also facilitates cooperation with other similar regional and international bodies.

Significance of the Annual Conference

The AAOU Annual Conference is a stimulating forum for all those associated with open and distance learning in Asia.

The conference provides a focal point for bringing everyone up to date on the issues, ideas, and developments in the field of open distance learning.

The conference is hosted in turn by member institutions and is a great opportunity for academics, administrators, and students to network and share their research and experiences.

Conference hosted ByAllama Iqbal Open Universities
Hosted countryIslamabad , Pakistan
Dead Line for abstract submission10 July 2024
Dead Line for Full Paper submission31 July 2024
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Role of AIOU

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) is a leading institution of open and distance learning in Pakistan and is a proud member of the AAOU.

AIOU has been instrumental in promoting open and distance education in Pakistan and has been recognized for its efforts in this field.

The university has also been actively involved in organizing various conferences and seminars on open and distance learning.

AIOU’s involvement in the AAOU has helped to promote the organization’s goals and objectives in Pakistan and has contributed to the development of open and distance education in the country.

Themes for conference in Asian Association Of Open Universities

Sub-themesTopics, but not limited to
Re-considering the roles of open universitiesOpen learning
The effects of Covid-19 period on open and distance learning practicesLearning analytics
Management of ODLODL in a multicultural societyODL in a multicultural society
Innovative delivery modesMicro-credentials and short learning programs
Online assessment and evaluationAdaptive learning environments 
New pedagogical approachesDeep learning in ODL
Learner support systemsAI in/for ODL
Increasing access and quality in ODLDatamining
The impact of rapidly evolving educational technologies such as Generative AIMetaverse

AAOU Conference 2024 Venue

Allama Iqbal Open universities , Islamabad Pakistan  2 Ashfaq Ahmed Rd, H-8/2 H 8/2 H-8, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory 44000

FAQs about AAOU conference 2024

What is the AAOU?

The Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) is a non-profit organization of higher learning institutions that are primarily concerned with open and distance education.

It strives to widen the educational opportunities available to all people in Asia and to improve the quality of the institutions in terms of their educational management, teaching, and research.

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