Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) Chancellor and Governing Board Chairman of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Information Technologies in Education, Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, will be a Plenary Speaker for the 4th International Conference on Open and Distance e-Learning (ICODeL 2021).

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) Chancellor and Governing Board Chairman of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Information Technologies in Education, Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, will be a Plenary Speaker for the 4th International Conference on Open and Distance e-Learning (ICODeL 2021).

An innovator, expert, and researcher, Dr. Al Awar obtained his Doctorate degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Wales. He has also started, built, and led several innovative enterprises such as the Hamdan Bin Mohammed University, Innovation Arabia, Middle East eLearning Association, and Middle East Quality Association. Dr. Al Awar has received numerous awards and accolades such as the Golden Order of Merit on Arab World Good Governance, and ICT & Knowledge CEO Excellence Award conferred by the Tatweej Academy and Middle East Excellence Awards Institute, respectively. Several publications on innovation management, leadership, and higher education and quality are also attributed to him.

Dr. Al Awar will share his knowledge on “Quality Assurance for e-Learning Institutions” during the 1st Plenary Session of ICODeL 2021 on the first day of the conference.

Carrying the theme “The University of the Future: Sustainability and Agility Amidst Disruption,” ICODeL 2021 will be held virtually on 13-15 October 2021. The conference is an event organized by the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU), along with the Philippine Society for Distance Learning (PSDL), and UPOU Foundation, Inc. (UPOUFI). For more information about ICODeL 2021, visit the official conference page, https://icodel.org/ and follow its official Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/icodelofficial/. For inquiries, email [email protected]

Written by Janele Ann Belegal

Edited by Joane V. Serrano

Graphics by Lovelyn P. Petrasanta

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