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December 31st, 2015

Building foundations for open educational resources for higher education in Vietnam: policies, communities and technological solutions

We are pleased to welcome you to the Open Educational Resources (OER) Conference, taking place in the University of Social Science and Humanity, VNU-HN 2015. The OER conference is the opportunity for Vietnam University and College Education system to develop and utilise the open educational source in order to enhance university and higher education system. In collaboration with the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the National Centre for Research and Development of Open Technologies (RDOT), the Vietnam Free and Open Source Software Association (VFOSSA), and  the Faculty of Library and Information Science of University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University co-host the conference with the them for Open Education Resource  2015 is “Building foundations for open educational resources for higher education in Vietnam: policies, communities and technological solutions”. 

Papers and posters on the following themes would be particularly welcome:

* Theories and Applications:

  • Concepts
  • OER roles and models
  • Changing context
  • Curriculum development, pedagogy and assessment
  • Open source software applications in education and training.

*Establising OER policy, governance and sustainability

  • Institutional and governmental policy and strategy
  • Copyright and intelectural property
  • Business vs open

* Community enhancement

  • Collaboration and Sharing
  • Unified OER model in Vietnam University and College System

*Techological infrastructure

  • Techologial solutions: hardware and software
  •  Access and interoperability

Furthermore, we would like to invite a free range of research area related to the main them of the conference.

Key Dates:

  • Call for submissions opens: September 15th 2015
  • Abstract submission: October 10th 2015
  • Full text submission: October 30th 2015
  • Review Timeline: December 20th-30th  2015
  • Conference Dates: December 31st 2015

Submission requirements:

  • Submissions for the conference MUST not have been published in any periodical, scientific magazines as well as any conference.
  • The paper should consider as many of the following as are applicable:
    • Objectives or purposes of the research
    • Perspective(s) or theoretical framework
    • Methods, techniques or modes of inquiry
    • Data sources or evidence
    • Results and/or conclusions/points of view
    • Educational importance of this study
    • Connection to the themes of the assembly
  • Authors should ensure that enough details are given to be able to assess the novelty or the impact of the paper. Please ensure that the following information appears clearly in your paper:
    • Names, titles, and institution or organization, email, phone number for all presenters
  • Referred and non referred paper:
    • All papers must be written in English and Vietnamese
    • Papers may not exceed 10000 words including appendices, references and diagrams
    • Include an abstract of 150 words maximum to print in a program
    • Single-spacing, tables within the text
    • Font types preferred: Times New Roman
    • Font Size preferred: 12 points
    • Please use APA formatting and please be consistent throughout the paper http://www.apastyle.org/
  • Posters
    • The poster session provides an opportunity to display information about research in progress and innovative projects or activities in an formal. Poster proposals are a maximum of an A0 description, including references.
    • Poster format: jpn, png or Ms word

Organising committee:

Papers can be submitted in any of the following categories to flis@vnu.edu.vn

For any enquiries regarding the programme, please contact

  • Faculty of Library and Information Science, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University- Hanoi
  • 336 Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan dist, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Tell: (0084) 043 8583909

For all general enquiries, please contact

We look forward to seeing you at the “Building foundations for open educational resources for higher education in Vietnam: policies, communities and technological solutions”


Prof. Pham Quang Minh

Chair man