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Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, ICOIE 2021 will take place as virtual conference. All participants will attend the conference and present their papers through our video conferencing system.

Call for abstracts or papers

Open and innovative education has been rapidly developing and increasingly practised, in all higher education institutions (both conventional and online universities/colleges). Education is becoming, and should keep being innovative in various aspects, such as delivery modes, curricula, and learner engagement. The International Conference on Open and Innovative Education (ICOIE) serves as an international platform for academic exchanges and sharing of quality research in relevant areas.

Papers on the following topics areas are welcome:

    1.  Academic/Learning analytics;
    2.  Artificial intelligence in education;
    3.  Engaging students and learning design;
    4.  Impacts of pandemic on online learning;
    5.  Innovations in curriculum development;
    6.  Innovations in educational technology;
    7.  Mobile and ubiquitous learning;
    8.  Open education;
    9.  Open educational resources and MOOCs;
    10.  Pedagogical innovations;
    11.  Social media and technology-mediated learning communities;
    12.  STEAM education;
    13.  Technology-enabled student advising; and
    14.  Virtual reality/augmented reality in education.

Papers on all topics related to open or innovative education are welcome. Papers on related topics will also be considered

Conference Publications

Accepted full papers will be included in the conference proceedings (with an ISBN). Selected papers will be recommended for consideration to an edited book. Also, special issues of the following journals will be devoted to selected papers of the Conference. The journals include Interactive Technology and Smart Education (ESCI and Scopus listed), International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation (Scopus listed), and “Innovation and Technology in Education” Section of SN Computer Science.

Important dates

Conference dates : 5–7 July 2021
Paper submission deadline* : 30 May 2021 (Final)
Notification of paper acceptance : 04 June 2021
Early-bird registration deadline : 30 May 2021

*For inclusion in the electronic proceedings

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dirk Ifenthaler
Prof. Bart Rienties
Prof. Yeping Li
Prof. Gwo-Jen Hwang
Prof. Sanna Järvelä

Forum Speakers

Prof. Alan Tait
Prof. Melinda dela Peña Bandalaria
Prof. Kandarpa Das

Registration 1

Category A: academics, researchers, educators and administrative/general staff 2
Early-bird Rate (On or before 14 May 2021)US$270 / HK$2,000 per person
Regular RateUS$340 / HK$2,500 per person
 Online registration / Registration by email, fax or mail 4
Category B: full-time students 3
Student Presenter RateUS$190 / HK$1,400 per person
Student RateUS$100 / HK$700 per person
 Registration by email, fax or mail 4
  1. Participants will have the electronic version of the programme book and the proceedings. Electronic certificate of participation will be sent to each participant via email after the conference.
  2. Each paper presentation requires at least one registration under Category A.
  3. Student authors who wish to present their papers in the “Student Presentation Session” is required to register at Student Presenter Rate.
  4. Registration by email, fax or mail should be sent with duly Registration Form, a copy of student identity card, and a cheque or bank draft (if applicable) to:
Email : icoie2021@ouhk.edu.hk (for credit card payment)
Fax : (852) 2769 7533 (for credit card payment)
Mail : Organizing Committee 2021 International Conference on Open and Innovative Education Research Office, The Open University of Hong Kong Ho Man Tin, Kowloon Hong Kong SAR, China (for credit card/cheque payment)

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