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PCF4 Program

Sunday 29 October

 

10.00 am - 5.00 pm PCF4 Registration

Monday 30 October

9.00 am - 6.30 pm

PCF4 Registration

6.30 pm - 7.30pm

PCF4 Meet 'n' Greet (come and meet the other delegates)


Tuesday 31 October

8.00 - 8.45 am

Registration & Refreshments

9.00 - 11.00 am

Conference Opening Ceremony (delegates need to be seated by 8:45 a.m.)
Keynote Speech: Sir John Daniel
Opening Address: Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson-Miller

11.00 - 11.45 am

Morning Tea

11.45 - 12.45 pm

Ice Breaker

12.45 - 2.15 pm

Lunch

2.15 - 3.30 pm

Parallel Sessions

Hanover (workshop)

Written assignment feedback workshop Part 1

Manchester

Public/private partnerships for TVET

Trelawny

Libraries without walls

Portland Suite A

Gender and ODL

Portland Suite B

Learning and technology

Windsor Ballroom A

Blended learning

Windsor Ballroom B

ODL in SIDS

Middlesex (computer room)

Instructional design and course design

Ortanique Lounge

Professional development in agriculture

3.30 - 4.00 pm

Afternoon Tea

4.00 - 5.15 pm

Parallel Sessions

Hanover (workshop)

Written assignment feedback workshop Part 2

Manchester

Copyright

Trelawny

Rural and community development

Portland Suite A

Cross border education

Portland Suite B

Learning and technology

Windsor Ballroom A

Blended learning

Windsor Ballroom B

ODL in SIDS

Middlesex (computer room)

Writing for publication workshop

Ortanique Lounge

Instructional design and course design

5.15 - 7.00 pm

Portland Suite B

Policy and ODL

5.15 - 7.00 pm

Ad hoc meetings/free time

7.00 pm

Dinner (own arrangements)


Wednesday 1 November

8.45 - 9.35 am

Keynote Speech: Mr Winston Cox

9.35 - 10.00 am

Move to chosen session

10.00 - 11.15 am

Parallel Sessions

Hanover (workshop)

Health education workshop Part 1

Manchester

Copyright

Trelawny

ODL for governance workshop Part 1

Portland Suite A

Gender and ODL

Portland Suite B

Literacy, livelihoods and TVET

Windsor Ballroom A

E learning

Windsor Ballroom B

Teaching and teacher education

Middlesex (computer room)

Open source

Ginger Lilly Room

Civil society and Gender Part 1

Ortanique Lounge

Libraries and knowledge management

11.15 - 11.45 am

Morning Tea

11.45 - 1.00 pm

Parallel Sessions

Hanover (workshop)

Health education workshop Part 2

Manchester

Copyright workshop

Trelawny

ODL for governance workshop Part 2

Portland Suite A

Learning and technology

Portland Suite B

Rural and community development

Windsor Ballroom A

E learning

Windsor Ballroom B

Teaching and teacher education

Middlesex (computer room)

E-learning with Office workshop

Ginger Lilly Room

Civil society and Gender Part 2

Ortanique Lounge

Reearch

1.00 - 2.30 pm

Lunch

2:30 - 3:45 pm

Portland Suite B

Gender and ODL

Manchester

Rural and community development

Hanover

Learning and technology

Trelawny

M learning

Windsor Ballroom B

Quality assurance workshop/dialogue

2:30 - 5:00 pm

Portland Suite A

Open resources

Middlesex (computer room)

Creating e-portfolios workshop

5.00 - 7.00 pm

Ad hoc meetings/free time

7.00 pm

Dinner (own arrangements)


Thursday 2 November

8.45 - 9.35 am

Keynote Speech: Professor Penina Mlama

9.35 - 10.00 am

Move to chosen session

10.00 - 11.15 am

Parallel Sessions

Hanover (workshop)

E-learning for workplace training workshop Part 1

Manchester

Research

Trelawny

Cross border education

Portland Suite A

Management and systems

Portland Suite B

Open resources

Windsor Ballroom A

Open Schooling & EFA/MDGs panel

Windsor Ballroom B

Open source

Middlesex (computer room)

Learning objects workshop

Ginger Lilly Room

Policy and ODL

Ortanique Lounge

Teaching and teacher education

11.15 - 11.45 am

Morning Tea

11.45 - 1.00 pm

Parallel Sessions

Hanover (workshop)

E-learning for workplace training workshop Part 2

Manchester

Copyright workshop

Trelawny

Cross border education

Portland Suite A

Open resources

Portland Suite B

Rural and community development

Windsor Ballroom A

Open schooling and technology panel

Windsor Ballroom B

Quality assurance

Middlesex (computer room)

Learning and technology

Ginger Lilly Room

Management and systems

Ortanique Lounge

Teaching and teacher education

1.00 - 2.30 pm

Lunch

2.30 - 3.45 pm

Parallel Sessions

Hanover (workshop)

Digital divide workshop Part 1

Manchester

Copyright

Trelawny

Rural and community development

Portland Suite A

Policy and ODL

Portland Suite B

HIV/AIDS and Health MDGs panel

Windsor Ballroom A

Open schooling

Windsor Ballroom B

Communities and ODL

Middlesex (computer room)

Instructional design and course design

Ortanique Lounge

Research

3.45 - 4.15 pm

Afternoon Tea

4.15 - 5.30 pm

Parallel Sessions

Hanover (workshop)

Digital divide workshop Part 2

Manchester

Learning and technology

Trelawny

Literacy, livelihoods and TVET

Portland Suite A

Policy and ODL

Portland Suite B

Health Services and Research in ODL

Windsor Ballroom A

Learner support and tutoring

Windsor Ballroom B

Communities and ODL

Middlesex (computer room)

 

Ortanique Lounge

Teacher education in sub-Saharan Africa

5.30 -6.30 pm

Ad hoc meetings/free time

6.30 pm

 

Conference Dinner
COL's Excellence in Distance Education Awards
will be presented during the Dinner.


Friday 3 November

 

8.45 - 9.35 am

Keynote Speech: Dr Sugata Mitra

9.35 - 10.00 am

Move to chosen session

10.00 - 11.15 am

Parallel Sessions

Hanover (workshop)

I CONSENT Consortium Model

Manchester

Theory and practice of ODL for agriculture

Trelawny

Open resources workshop

Portland Suite A

Dual mode institutions in Africa

Portland Suite B

Research

Ginger Lilly Room

Management and systems

Ortanique Lounge

Learning experiences

11.15 - 11.45 am

Morning Tea

11.45 - 1.00 pm

Closing Ceremony

1.00 - 2.30 pm

Lunch

2.30 - 7.00 pm

Tours, visits,ad hoc group meetings

Version correct at October 23, 2006


Click here for a PDF file with a schematic of the program showing parallel session topics.

Click here for a detailed Conference Schedule showing sessions, paper titles with links to abstracts, rooms and times (but please note that this schedule is subject to change).

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