News code: 312
Time: 2014/09/06
Working Models of Online and Open Education for the IDB Member Countries
According to CINVU, the COMSTECH Inter Islamic Network on Virtual Universities (CINVU) has been asked to develop a report on Working Models of Online and Open Education for the IDB Member Countries by Islamic Development Bank (IDB). The letter of IDB Capacity Development Department says that Preparing the report will be entrusted to the COMSTECH Inter-Islamic Network for Virtual Universities which Its objective, among others, is to promote the status and role of open, distance and virtual universities in national and regional development projects of Islamic countries. CINVU's head, Dr. Javanmard, said: "there is no denying that our world is changing rapidly. New jobs are constantly being created, and technology is changing the way we communicate and connect with each other." The report is expected to describe suitable and practical working models for online and open education systems, to help the policy and decision makers in the area of education in the IDB Member Countries to take informed decisions about applying these systems efficiently and effectively. "I would like to sincerely thank IDB for offering us this exercise. IDB provides us the opportunity we seek," he added. Dr. Javanmard expressed optimism about presenting the report to the Vice Chancellors’ Forum to be held at Islamabad, Pakistan, CINVU reported Wednesday.
 
The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is a multilateral development financing institution located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It was founded in 1973 by the Finance Ministers at the first Organization of the Islamic Conference (now called the Organization of Islamic Cooperation) with the support of the king of Saudi Arabia at the time (Faisal), and began its activities on 20 October 1975. There are 56 shareholding member states.
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