AIDE Info Board January 2019 Issue

AIDE Info Board January 2019

6th Global Higher Education Forum
(GHEF) features AIDE OFW Students

Last October 8-10, 2018, the Ministry of Education of Malaysia along with University Sains Malaysia (USM), University Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Higher Education Research Association (HERA) hosted the 6th Global Higher Education Forum 2018 (GHEF 6.0) which was held at Le Meridien Hotel, Putrajaya Malaysia.

One of the featured paper which was presented in the said international conference was the research paper written by Dr. Ralph Sabio entitled: “AIDE: Providing Higher Education Opportunities for Overseas Filipino Workers” . The paper was presented in the Governance and Administration Track of the conference.

Dr. Ralph Sabio, who wrote the research paper. is currently connected with St. Scholastica’s College Manila as Chairperson of the Business Management Department. In an interview with him, he said that he is very passionate on writing papers about efforts to propagate the cause of open learning and distance education and how schools respond to doing corporate social responsibility—the cause of AIDE being on widening student access to higher education. He added that such best practice is worthy of a research article and journal publication, hence the reason for this presentation at the 6th GHEF International Conference in Malaysia.



GHEF 6.0 sought to achieve the following objectives: a) to serve as a platform for dialogues and discussions as well as to share research findings on current global trends, issues and development in the higher education ecosystem, b) to provide opportunities to exchange institutional, national regional, and international perspectives with regards to various higher education issues, c) to facilitate collaborations in the provision of higher education, and d) to create guidelines on the way forward for sustainable developments of higher education.

The paper about AIDE OFW students will be published in a book in Malaysia or in an ISI journal in the future.