About the Conference: Openness and innovation are major trends in contemporary education, influencing the whole spectrum of education institutions across the globe. Technological advancement and breakthroughs are bringing about a paradigm shift in contemporary education. Modes of learning and teaching are becoming more open and innovative in terms of time, space, curriculum contents, organization, pedagogical methods, infrastructure and requirements. This change happens virtually in all institutions (offering conventional, online and/or open courses).

With this background, HKMU organizes the annual conferences on open and innovative education with the following aims to:

provide a platform for sharing quality research, effective practices and well-formulated views relevant to open and innovative education;

facilitate networking and cross-institutional collaboration among researchers and educators in fields of educational innovation and/or openness;

and promote studies and advancements open and innovative education.

Building on the successes of the conference series in eight previous years, the 2022 International Conference on Open and Innovative Education (ICOIE 2022) will be held at Hong Kong Metropolitan University (formerly The Open University of Hong Kong) on 13–15 July 2022. ICOIE 2022 will take place as hybrid conference. All participants may choose to attend the conference and present their papers at the conference venue in Hong Kong or through our video conferencing system.​

Date: 13 – 15 July 2022

Location: Hong Kong SAR, China (Hybrid Conference)

Organizer: Hong Kong Metropolitan University


Abstracts and Papers Submissions

Open and innovative education has been rapidly developing and increasingly practised, in all higher education institutions (both conventional and online universities/colleges). Education is becoming, and should keep being innovative in various aspects, such as delivery modes, curricula, and learner engagement. The International Conference on Open and Innovative Education (ICOIE) serves as an international platform for academic exchanges and sharing of quality research in relevant areas. Papers on the following topics areas are welcome:

  1. Academic/learning analytics
  2. AI/VR/AR in education
  3. Educational technology
  4. Engaging students and learning design
  5. Gamification for learning
  6. Impacts of pandemic on online learning
  7. Innovations in curriculum and pedagogy
  8. Mobile and ubiquitous learning
  9. Open education/OERs/MOOCs
  10. Social media and technology-mediated learning communities
  11. Technology-enabled student advising
  12. Other topics relevant to the conference


Important Dates

Abstract/paper submission deadline: 24 April 2022

Notification of abstract/paper acceptance:06 May 2022

Early-bird registration deadline:15 May 2022

For more conference information, please refer to the official website of Hong Kong Metropolitan University.