Allama Iqbal Open University

The 37th AAOU Annual Conference


Call For Papers

The 37th AAOU Annual Conference 
Islamabad, Pakistan
15-17 October 2024

We are pleased to announce the 37th AAOU Annual Conference, which will be held in Islamabad, Pakistan on 15-17 October 2024.

The theme for the AAOU 2024 is “Expanding Horizons:  Innovation in Open and Distance Learning” (


The aim of the AAOU 2024 is to provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss a broad range of topics related to open and distance learning. Sub-themes and topics are as follows:

  • Technological Advancements in Distance Learning 
  • Pedagogical Innovations in Remote Education
  • Global Collaboration in Remote Education
  • Assessment and Accreditation in Online Learning
  • Student Engagement and Success in Virtual Learning Environments
  • Policy and Regulatory Frameworks for Open Education
  • Future Trends and Emerging Technologies in ODL
  • Community and Social Aspects of Online Learning 
  • Institutional Advancement and Innovations
  • Research and Innovative ODL practices
  • Learner Support Systems
  • Adaptive Learning Environments
  • Deep and Machine Learning in ODL
  • AI in/for ODL
  • MOOCs and OERs
  • Quality Assurance and Accreditation in ODL
  • Inclusive Education in Open Learning Environments
  • Lifelong Learning and Professional Development
Topics are as follows, but not limited to:
  • Re-considering the roles of open universities
  • The effects of Covid-19 period on open and distance learning practices
  • Management of ODL
  • Innovative delivery modes
  • New pedagogical approaches
  • Learner support systems
  • Increasing access and quality in ODL

Important Dates

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline

10th June 2024

Notification of abstract acceptance

25th June 2024

Full paper submission deadline

31st July 2024

Early Bird Registration Deadline

31st August 2024

Deadline for Registration

30th September 2024

Conference Dates

15th-17th October 2024


*Accepted abstracts and full papers will be published in the electronic Conference Proceedings Book.

AAOU Awards are granted for outstanding papers.  

We cordially invite you to participate in AAOU 2024. 

Best regards,

AAOU 2024 Organization Committee