The 37th AAOU Annual Conference is Open for Paper Submission

The 37th AAOU Annual Conference 2024 will be hosted by Allama Iqbal Open University in Islamabad, Pakistan on 15-17 October 2024.

Expanding Horizons: Innovations in Open and Distance Learning


  • Technological Advancements in Distance Learning
  • Pedagogical Innovations in Remote Education
  • Inclusive Education in Open Learning Environments
  • Quality Assurance and Accreditation
  • Global Collaboration and Partnerships in Distance Education
  • Assessment and Accreditation in Online Learning
  • Lifelong Learning and Professional Development:
  • Student Engagement and Success in Virtual Learning Environments
  • Policy and Regulatory Frameworks for Open Education
  • Future Trends and Emerging Technologies in Education
  • Community and Social Aspects of Online Learning:
  • Institutional advancement and innovations
  • Research and innovative ODL practices.
  • Funding and infrastructure for research and development
  • Virtual and Distance Education
  • ODL and Human Capacity Building
  • Technologies and Strategies for providing Education through ODL
  • Re-considering the roles of open universities.
  • The effects of Covid-19 period on open and distance learning practices.
  • Innovative delivery modes
  • Learner support systems
  • Increasing access and quality in ODL
  • lifelong and open learning
  • Learning analytics
  • Micro-credentials and short learning programs 
  • Adaptive learning environments 
  • Deep and Machine learning in ODL
  • AI in/for ODL
  • MOOCs and OERs

Important Dates

*Abstract submission deadline 10 June 2024
Notification of abstract acceptance 25 June 2024
*Full paper submission deadline 31 July 2024
Early Bird Registration Deadline31 August 2024
Deadline for Registration30th September 2024
Conference Dates15-17 October 2024

*Full paper submission is optional.
*Accepted abstracts and full papers will be published in the electronic Conference Proceedings Book.

The following is the registration fee for the conference:

CategoryInternational Participants (USD)Local Participants (Pakistani Rupee)
*Early bird: AAOU Members                     2504000
*Early bird: Non-AAOU Members  3004500
**Regular: AAOU Members                  3004500
**Regular: Non-AAOU Members                   3505000

* Until 31 August 2024
** Until 31 September 2024

Selected full papers will be invited for evaluation in the AAOU and AIOU Journals. The selection will be made by a review committee. Please note that the selection of articles does not guarantee acceptance. Only those articles that successfully complete the editorial and peer-review processes of the mentioned journals will be published.

Journals for Publications

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