Two Unconference Sessions were held within the International Conference on Open and Distance eLearning 2023, held from 22-23 August 2023. Unconferencing sessions are informal and unconventional platforms for sharing ideas, experiences, and best practices through collaborative workshops, walking methodology, and other creative approaches.

ICODeL finds A Different Level of Deep Delving in the First Unconference Sessions

Photos Courtesy of Dr. Maranan

The first session is aimed at fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and experimentation, as well as generating new ideas, insights, and solutions that address emerging issues related to sustainability in education. It was facilitated by Dr. Diego S. Maranan, Dean of the UPOU Faculty of Information and Communication Studies. According to him, it was a very intimate and time-restricted session, and the participants seemed to have an exceedingly positive experience.

The second unconference session, on the other hand, was aimed at sharing walking methodologies that can be used in place-based and experiential learning toward sustainability in education. The sessions are designed and sponsored by the One by Walking Network, a network of researchers from all over the globe whose main thrust is collaboration, discussion, and experimentation within the area of research methodologies concerned with walking and experimental scientific and art-based work related to walking methodologies. Dr. Joane V. Serrano, Dean of the UPOU Faculty of Management and Development Studies, was the session facilitator.

ICODeL 2023 is part of the Tri-Conference 2023 organized by UP Open University, UPOU Foundation, Inc., Philippine Society for Distance Learning and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA). The Tri-Conference 2023 has three components — ICODeL 2023, International Symposium for Education and AI Convergence, and ASEANnale 2023. It was held on 21-25 August 2023 at the UPOU Headquarters and at the SEARCA Headquarters within UP Los Baños.

ICODeL 2023 is part of Tri-conference 2023 held from 21 to 25 August 2023, organized by UPOU in collaboration with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), UPOU Foundation, Inc. (UPOUFI), and the Philippine Society for Distance Learning (PSDL). The Tri-conference includes the ICODEL 2023, International Symposium on Education and AI Convergence (ISEAC 2023), and the ASEANnale, which share the same theme: Sustainability in Education: Intersections, Ideation, Innovations. Tri-Conference is sponsored and supported by Concentrix (Platinum Sponsor), Near-Life, Development Bank of the Philippines and Nephila Web Technology, Inc (Gold Sponsors), and the following Exhibit Partners: Digital Freedom Network, Disini Law, Veterans Bank, Land Bank, DOST-PCAARRD.

Written by Tri-Conference 2023 Publicity Committee


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