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, the OUHK organizes the annual conferences on open and innovative education with the following aims:

  • provide a platform for sharing research, practices and 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 open and innovative education to enhance educational quality and achievements.

ICOIE2019_eProceedingsICOIE 2019 Programme BookBuilding on the successes of the conference series in five previous years, the 2019 International Conference on Open and Innovative Education (ICOIE 2019) will be held on 10–12 July 2019 at Jockey Club Campus, the Open University of Hong Kong.


This conference series was originally called International Conference on Open and Flexible Education (ICOFE), it was renamed International Conference on Open and Innovative Education (ICOIE) in 2017. For more information on this conference series, you may visit the websites of past conferences.



Conference publications

Accepted full papers will be included in the conference proceedings (with an ISBN). Selected papers will be recommended for consideration to an edited book. Also, special issues of the following journals will be devoted to selected papers of the Conference. The journals include Interactive Technology and Smart Education (ESCI and Scopus listed) and International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation (Scopus listed).



Interactive Technology and 
Smart Education


International Journal of
Mobile Learning and Organisation


Topics of conference papers

Papers relevant to the following topic areas are welcome:



Pedagogical innovations;


Innovations in educational technology;


Innovations in curriculum development;


Mobile and ubiquitous learning;


Open education;


Engaging students and learning design;


Social media and technology-mediated learning communities;


Open educational resources and MOOCs;


Academic/Learning analytics;


Innovative approaches to higher education management;


VR/AR in education;


AI in education;


STEAM education; and


Other topics relevant to the conference.

Papers on all topics related to open or innovative education are welcome. Papers on related topics will also be considered.


Conference language

The Conference will be conducted in English.


Papers submitted for presentation should normally be in English.


Papers may also be written in Chinese and presented in Putonghua. In such a case, an English version of the abstract should be submitted together with the Chinese version.