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ICODeL 2023 : 5th International Conference on Open and Distance eLearning


When Aug 22, 2023 - Aug 25, 2023
Where Hybrid (Online + Los Baños, Philippines)
Submission Deadline Jun 6, 2023
Notification Due Jul 1, 2023
Final Version Due Jul 23, 2023
Categories    online learning   distance education   technology enhanced learning   continuing education

Call For Papers

The International Conference on Open and Distance eLearning (ICODeL) is a biennial international conference series on open and distance e-learning (ODeL). The firts conference was held in 2012 in Manila to provide a forum for distance education and e-learning scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to share and reflect on experiences, and collaboratively create and explore spaces and possibilities for ODeL for development.

ICODeL 2023 conference will be held in a hybrid format, maximizing the affordances of different modes of delivery. Plenary and paper presentations will be delivered online, while unconference sessions will be conducted face-to-face at the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) Headquarters in Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines. Unconference sessions will include workshops, collaborative activities, festivals, hackathons, and other alternative ways of sharing and co-creating knowledge. Unconference sessions will have limited slots.

ICODeL 2023 will be held jointly with two other events, the ASEANnale 2023 culture and multimedia festival and the 1st International Symposium on Education and AI Convergence (ISEAC 2023).


All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. We are accepting abstracts (max 2000 characters) for paper presentations relevant to the conference theme and one of the sub-themes. Papers should be research-based. Only accepted abstracts can be submitted for full paper review.

Submit abstracts through the Microsoft Conference Management Toolkit (CMT). You will need to either log in with an existing CMT account or register for a new account. Details for how to make a submission are available on

Scaling up and Scaling out Education
Assessment Challenges, issues, and Opportunities in eLearning
Immersive Technology and eLearning
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Education
Gender Considerations in Online Learning
e-Learning in One Health Framework
Health and Wellness in Virtual Learning Environments
Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Climate Change in eLearning
Role of eLearning in Environmental Conservation and Management
Accessible Education for Sustainable Development
Empowerment in Online Education
Future Foresight, Strategic Governance and eLearning
Education for Agile Work Environments and Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous Contexts
Microcredentials, MOOCs , OOCs in the Context of Lifelong Learning
Ensuring Quality in Online and Distance eLearning
Pluridisciplinarity and other methodological considerations in open and distance e-learning research

NB: For research on Artificial Intelligence in Online Education, we invite you to submit your proposal to our partner conference, the International Symposium on Education and AI Convergence (

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their contributions to the International Journal on Open and Distance e-Learning (

Deadline for submission of abstracts: (EXTENDED) 6 June 2023
Notification of abstract acceptance: (EXTENDED) 1 July 2023
Deadline for submission of full papers: 23 July 2023
This conference is co-organized by the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU), Philippine Society for Distance Learning (PSDL), and UPOU Foundation, Inc.

All questions about submissions should be emailed to

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