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AAOU eBulletin Issue No. 2                                                                       March 2019           
                                                                                                                                      The Official Newsletter of AAOU    
THE AAOU 2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE  IN LAHORE, PAKISTAN



The 33rd AAOU Annual Conference (AAOU 2019) will be held at the Pearl Continental Hotel in Lahore, Pakistan on 14-16 October 2019.

Further details such as important dates are now available on the
conference website.
Every three years, during the Meeting of the General Body, AAOU elects members of the Executive Committee in accordance to Article VIII – Election of the Executive Committee of AAOU’s Constitution.  We are pleased to open nominations for AAOU President and Members of the Executive Committee for CY 2020-2013.

The deadline for nominations is  on 30 July 2019.  Further details regarding AAOU Election of the Executive Committee are in this webpage. We look forward to your nominations. 
 
STAFF EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS
STOU is offering a short-term fellowship program to faculty and staff from different universities locally and abroad to provide a platform for capacity-building and establishment of sustainable partnerships as well as fostering knowledge exchange on ODeL.

Please see the following details:
Period of program: 1-15 May 2019
Number of fellowships: One (1)
Deadline of application: 15 March 2019
Notice of acceptance: 30 March 2019 

STOU will provide the successful fellowship candidates with the following:
  • Accommodation at the Seminar and Training Center located in the STOU main campus
  • Per diem (1,000 baht/day)
  • Office facilities including computer with internet connection and stationery
For more details, please refer to this document.
OUSL is pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for a short-term fellowship program to faculty and staff from different universities locally and abroad.

Please see the following details:
Period of program: One month within 1 June – 1 November 2019
Number of fellowships: Two (2)
Deadline of application: 31 March 2019
Notice of acceptance: within 2 weeks after the deadline of submission 

OUSL will provide the successful fellowship candidates with the following:
  • A formal invitation letter along with any other relevant documents in order to execute the Fellowship Programme
  • A daily stipend amounting to US$60
  • Office space and office facilities including internet access
  • Access to the University Library and other office facilities
For more details, please refer to this document.
SOU is also now accepting applications for its 2019 short-term fellowship program to faculty and staff from different universities locally and abroad.

Please see the following details:
Period of program: Two weeks within 10-21 June 2019
Number of fellowships: up to 15
Deadline of application: 29 March 2019
Notice of acceptance: 12 April 2019

SOU will provide the successful fellowship candidates with the following:
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Living expense allowance & transportation within Shanghai (during the two weeks), which is 250 RMB per day for the allowance, and 200RMB in total for the inner-city transportation, both are before tax
  • Workspace with Wi-Fi, telephone and internet access
For more details, please refer to this document.
LATEST NEWS
             
AAOU and UP Open University Team Up with HBMSU for
Benchmarking Framework

Dubai – United Arab Emirates: The Asian Association of Open Universities and University of the Philippines Open University are founding members of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University’s “Benchmarking Framework and Data Set for Online, Open, Smart, and Technology-enhanced Higher Education”. [Read more...]
Al-Quds Open University and Palestine Monetary Authority Sign an MoU to Promote Scientific Research in Palestine, Raise Awareness and Advance the Culture of Finance and Banking among Students   
                

Ramallah, Palestine: Prof. Younes Amr, the President of al-Quds Open University (QOU), and His Excellency Mr. Azzam Shawwa, the Governor of Palestine Monetary Authority and the Chairman of the Board, signed a MoU on 13 February 2019, at the headquarters of the latter in Ramallah. [Read more...]
A delegation from the Turkish Ahi Evran University visits
Al-Quds Open University

 
Ramallah, Palestine: QOU President, Prof. Younes Amr and a delegation from the Turkish Ahi Evran University included the Vice Rector Prof. Ahmet Gokbel, the Director of Foreign Affairs Office Assist. Prof. Dr. Erman Akilli and the academic researcher in the Turkish affairs Dr. Seyfullah Korkmaz Kaysei discussed ways of cooperation between both universities. [Read more...]
Nihongo Starter is Now Available on ASIA MOOCs Portal
 
In cooperation with AAOU and the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU), Nihongo Starter (NS) is reconstructed at the new MOOC platform AAOU Asia MOOC Portal and Asian Learning Portal. The course opened last 1 March 2019 with over 1400 enrollees. 

The course is available at http://asianlearningportal.org/. If you have queries regarding this course, you may shoot a message at the Official Facebook Page of Nihongo Starter or at the UPOU Massive Open Distance e-Learning.  [Read more...]
 
OPEN CALLS
Call for Proposals for Hosting for AAOU 2021
Call for Nominations for the AAOU Meritorious Service Award
ASIAN MOOCS
 Asian MOOCs​’ was established to link the MOOCs offered by AAOU member institutions, as an integrated hub for providing information to potential MOOC learners, as well as promoting the MOOCs of our members. 
AAOU members who are offering massive open online courses are invited to send us information about your MOOCs by accomplishing this Google form.
 
If you have news, announcements, or events that you would like us to include in the next issue of the AAOU eBulletin, please contact us and send us details via this e-mail address (aaou@upou.edu.ph). Thank you very much!

Asian Association of Open Universities Secretariat
UPOU · UPOU Headquarters. Los Banos, Laguna 4031, Philippines 






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