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).

As part of the Silk Roads Programme’s ongoing work to better understand the rich history and shared legacy and spirit of the Silk Roads, UNESCO, with the support of the National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO, launched the "Silk Roads Youth Research Grant" in 2021 within the framework of the Social and Human Sciences Sector.

The Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) is a non-profit organization of higher learning institutions that are primarily concerned with open and distance education. It strives to widen the educational opportunities available to all people in Asia and to improve the quality of the institutions.

In celebration of our 40th anniversary in open and distance learning, Anadolu University is happy and proud to invite you to the 5th International Open & Distance Learning Conference- IODL 2022, which will be held at Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Turkey on 28-30 September 2022.