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IAU Horizons, the Association's news and information magazine is addressed primarily to IAU Member Institutions and Organizations, but is also sent to a selected audience beyond the IAU Membership such as Ministries of Higher Education, international organizations, national and regional associations of universities and others.

Published three times a year, each issue is devoted to a special 'In Focus' topic of interest and debate for the higher education community worldwide.

Each issue also features the following sections: IAU Activities, upcoming events and specific projects the IAU has undertaken; IAU Collaboration and Networking; Membership News; New Publications; and a global Calendar of Events.

IAU Horizons is available in paper format in English and French and electronically.


IAU Horizons vol 20.3

IAU Horizons, vol. 20, no.3

Contents

IAU Calls

Important dates: Mark your Calendars!

IAU GMA 6 in Montreal, Canada

IAU 2015 International Conference, in Siena, Italy

IAU Projects and activities

  • Internationalization
  • IAU work on Ethics
  • Higher Education for Sustainable Development
  • LEADHER Programme and selected projects
  • Innovative Approaches to Doctoral Education, in particular in Africa

IAU Collaboration and Networking

  • IAU involved in project on “Changes to HE funding is biggest effect of crisis”
  • IAU on Council of Europe international and interdisciplinary expert group to develop Guidelines on Competences for Democracy and Intercultural Dialogue
  • IAU involved in global study on the state of higher education for sustainable development
  • IAU Membership News and news from Members

Become involved with IAU!

IN FOCUS SECTION

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS HIGHER EDUCATION in the POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA?

This section includes the following papers:

  • Introduction, by Hilligje van ‘t Land, IAU
  • IAU work on HESD, by Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, President IAU
  • International Conference on Higher Education: Higher Education Beyond 2014, UNU, Japan
  • The Future of Education for Sustainable Development and the Role of Higher Education Institutions, UNESCO, Paris
  • Let’s Make Some Noise! Higher Education and the Post 2015 Development Agenda, by Budd L Hall, Canada
  • Sustainable Lifestyles and the Post-2015 Agenda - Searching for a World-embracing Vision, by Victoria W. Thoresen, Norway
  • The world beyond 2015 – Is higher education ready?, by Patrice Ajai-Ajagbe, ACU, UK
  • Critical to include HE in the post-2015 development agenda, by Damtew Teferra, South Africa
  • Setting the Stage: Post – 2015 Development Agenda: Challenges and the Role of Higher Education and Research, by Berhanu Abegaz, African Academy of Sciences, Kenya
  • HE in pursuit of development goals, by Ad Boeren, Nuffic
  • ProSPER.Net and Networking in Higher Education: Advancing ESD and Developing Leaders for Sustainable Development, by Aurea Christine Tanaka and Mario Tabucanon, Japan
  • Towards a Sustainability-Oriented University: Tongji Practice, by WANG Xin, WU Jiang, and SUN Jie, China
  • The role of Higher Education in Latin America in the Post 2015 Agenda, by Roberto Escalante and Orlando Delgado, UDUAL
  • Higher Education and Global Changes: a reflection on the role of technologies, by Nadia Paola Mireles Torres, México
  • The Role of Higher Education in the Latin American and Caribbean Development Agenda, by Raúl Arias Lovillo, and Segundo Benítez Hurtado, Ecuador
  • The Role of Higher Education and the post 2015 dialogues, by Daniella Tilbury, UK and Clemens Mader, Germany/Switzerland
  • Environmental Education and Training at UNEP through GUPES, by UNEP, Nairobi
  • HE, EFA and post 2015 development agenda, by Isabelle Turmaine, IAU
  • The Sustainability Literacy Test, by J.C. Carteron, Kedge / HESI

New IAU publications and Publications received

Global Calendar of Events


IAU Horizons vol 1&2

IAU Horizons, vol. 20, no.1&2

CONTENTS

In Focus : ICTs in education : evolution or revolution?

  • Introduction, by Hilligje van‘t Land, IAU Director Membership and Programme Development
  • Can MOOCs change the world?, by Heila Lotz-Sisitka, Rhodes University, South Africa

Perspectives from Africa:

  • Open, Distance and eLearning in Africa, by Griff Richards, African Virtual University
  • MOOCs and OERs at the University of South Africa – Perils and Promise, by MS Makhanya, N. Baijnath and R. Mare, University of South Africa (Unisa)

Perspectives from the Americas:

  • MOOCs and Mobile Learning in an African context, by Sandi Boga & Rory McGreal, Athabasca University, Canada
  • Technology in Education: Why, what for, and how?, by Eugenio Severin, Chili

Perspectives from Europe

  • What's the diagnosis Doctor? Is it a MOOC?, by Tim Gore, University of London, UK

Perspectives from Asia:

  • MOOCs and higher education in developing countries, by N.V. Varghese,CPRHE/NUEPA,New Delhi, India
  • MOOCs: Opportunities,Impacts and Recommendation for Asia and ASEAN,by Pornchai Mongkhonvanit, Wichian Premchaiswadi, Yhing Sawheny, Siam University, Thailand
  • OER, Open and Distance Learning and MOOCs - Charting Higher Education’s Digital Future, by Anuwar Ali, Open University Malaysia
  • Chinese MOOCs projects : An introduction,by Qiong Wang, Peking University,China

Global perspectives

  • A MOOC on Globalising Higher Education and Research,by Kris Olds, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, and Susan Robertson, Bristol University, UK
  • MOOCs, MOOCs everywhere… What are we to think?, by Raisa Belyavina, Institute of International Education (IIE), Paris, France

Perspective from IAU:

  • Open Educational Resources (OER) rather than Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at IAU, by Isabelle Turmaine,IAU

International Bibliography on ODL, OER, MOOCS

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