Global Universities In Distance Education an initiative of the Universit Telematica Guglielmo Marconi, has been launched to provide an international forum to develop research partnerships, share expertise for future development and create a sustainable platform for distance learning.
The Association is to organise its first conference on 13 and 14 February 2006 in Rome, Italy. The Conference will act to reinforce the foundations laid down through the pilot conference organised by the Universit Telematica Guglielmo Marconi in Rome in October 2004 Open Universities: National Models for a European Model.
GUIDE 2006 International Conference will bring together the Open Universities and Research Institutes for Distance Education and Learning on a global platform. The Conference programme will offer opportunities to present new technology, research partnership models, share expertise and ideas for creating a sustainable platform towards the development of distance learning globally.
The conference format includes both plenary sessions and parallel workshops, designed to facilitate in depth discussions amongst participants.