Innovation & Trends in Educational Technology Accessibility,
Universal Design & Open Education Resources Data,
Analytics and Cyber Security Administration, Leadership, & Policy Instructor & Student Support

About Organizers

Nepal Open University (the first and only one Open University in Nepal) is a leading higher education institution in the country. The university providing the higher education and training to the mass people especially for the rural, remote and marginalized population.

STAR is a trans-national forum of scholars advancing global social mobility through innovative research and progressive advocacy efforts. The mission of STAR Scholars Network is to create, and share published scholarly research focused on international education by facilitating academic exchange across the globe.

Call For Proposal

Nepal Open University and Star Scholars Network are excited to host the online 2020 Star International Conference from Kathmandu Nepal. We are seeking proposals in a wide range of online, open and distance learning education– including new technologies, online administration, quality assurance and accreditation, accessibility, creating presence, diversity, new techniques, program administration, course and program design, equity, and inclusion, emerging techniques and technologies, and faculty growth. 

Proposal word limit: 300 words

Please upload your CV in PDF format.

Shaping a Humane World: Global Perspectives on Higher Education

Our Theme

  • Learning in COVID-19 Global Pandemic
  • Teacher Education in Transition
  • Online and Distance learning as an Alternative mode of learning in Crisis
  • Language Education, policy and academic transformations
  • Teachers Professional Development for Changing World

Key Dates and More Information

Date and Venue​

Saturday-Sunday, December 6-8, 2020

Abstract Submission

October 30, 2020

Call for Papers​​

October 30, 2020


Conference themes and committee members Timelines (bi-weekly meeting) and resources (UGC, TU/KU) Marketing and proposal portal development Focus and Scope (Ministry, Higher Education and K-12) Participants and presenters (local and international) Venue logistics and co-sponsor (growth and return) ​

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Jai Raj Awasthi, Ph.D., prof. Mana Prasad Wagley, Ph.D. , Prof. Bidya Nath Koirala, Ph.D. Special Guest: Prof. Noam Chomsky, Ph.D.

Types of Presentation

Keynote presentation (Presentation on a common theme like Open and Distance Learning in Higher Education as a Game Changer for Disadvantage Society) Formal paper presentation (English/Nepali) Formal panel session (English/Nepali) Post Sessions Online presentations