Call for papers

Policy Advocacy to Promote Open Educational Resources in Higher

Education in Vietnam

Date: September 28th 2016

City: Hanoi, Vietnam

Venue: Bao Son Hotel

The call for papers is now open for the 2016 Conference on “Policy Advocacy to Promote Open Educational Resources in Higher Education in Vietnam”. This will be the second conference of the OER held in Hanoi also host by the University of Social Science and Humanity (Vietnam National University- Hanoi) cooperating with UNESCO Bangkok. This conference will bring together researchers, policymakers and practitioners seeking to make sense of the challenges in addressing issues of access and current OER situation of higher education in Vietnam. On that basis, a national policy scheme would be proposed in terms of developing, sharing and utilizing OER in Vietnam.

Papers and posters on the following topics would be particularly welcome. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Applications and experience

  • OER international experiences
  •  OER in Vietnam
  • Deployed policies in OER
  • Roles of libraries in developing OER
  • Roles of regulatory bodies in managing and boosting OER
  • Roles of universities in developing OER
  • Roles of lecturers in creating and sharing OER
  • Students and OER
  • Challenges and Opportunities in developing OER
  • Gender equality and right to Open education and OER
  • Copyright and licensing
  •  OER: approaching from Business perspective
  • OER and information technologies
  • OER in Vietnam: Cooperation

* Policy Advocacy and Recommendations

  • Proposing policies in creating, utilizing and sharing OER among Vietnam Universities and Colleges
  • Proposing an appropriate model for the higher education in Vietnam


Full Paper Due: 30/8/2016

Conference Date: 28/9/2016


  • • 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 or 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
  • 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.


Papers can be submitted in any of the following categories to

For further information regarding the programme, please contact:

  • Faculty of Library and Information Science, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU-HN
  • 336 Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan dist, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Tell: (0084) 04 38583909
  • Email:

For all general enquiries, please contact:

  • Dr. Bui Thanh Thuy
  • Science Secretary
  • Tell: 0912291206
  • Email:

We look forward to seeing you at the “Policy Advocacy to Promote Open Educational Resources in Higher Education in Vietnam”. You can find out more information about the conference on this link:


Prof. Nguyen Van Kim

Chair man