18-20 October, 2016

Professor Tian Belawati

Rector, Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia
Former President, International Council for Open and Distance Education (IDCE) and Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU)
Professor Belawati is currently serving her second term of office as the Rector of Universitas Terbuka (UT) Indonesia. In the first two years of her tenure as Rector, she has taken decisive actions to mobilise effort in partnerships with stakeholders to improve the quality of ODL, develop greater public confidence in ODL, and establish collaborative effort with international as well as regional ODL institutions and associations. She is extensively involved in various joint initiatives with other ODL players and organizstions in her capacity as both ODL researcher and top administrator.
Her professional achievements have led to her appointment as Secretary General (2007-2009) and then President (2009-2010) of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU). Her leadership was further acknowledged at the global level through her appointment as a member of the Election Committee (2007-2009), a member of the Executive Committee (2009-present), and currently as the President of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), the leading global membership organisation for open, distance, flexible and online education, including e-learning which holds a consultative partner status with UNESCO.
Professor Belawati holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Adult Distance Education (University of British Columbia, Canada, and a Master of Education in Management of Distance Education / (Simon Fraser University, Canada). Her latest achievements were the Meritorious Service Award from the AAOU in 2012 and the distinguished individual Promoter of the ODL from the African Council for Distance Education (ACDE) in June 2014.

2:10 PM [Case Study] Developing a strategic vision to optimize the benefits of online and e-learning courses in Asia

  • Addressing the lost opportunities for not having the online presence
  • The “loss leader” power: embracing the institution reputation by investing in qualified flagship courses
  • Reaching out to new student target groups with value-added, cost-efficient online teaching
  • Discussing optimazation of opportunities by partnering with corporate sectors

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Tian.

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