Online Education Dialogue (OED)

As the flagship and the first alliance initiative, OED aims to promote the digital transformation of global higher education and enhance the capacity building of practitioners by providing a platform to exchange ideas, foster collaboration, and share best practices.

Since 2020, the Global MOOC and Online Education Alliance (GMA) has hosted a series of Online Education Dialogues to engage a wide range of international experts to empower and inspire fellow educators, as well as to reshape the future of higher education. Discussions were held on topics focused on different aspects related to the digital transformation of higher education, including technical, pedagogical, managerial, sustainable, and global development.

Each webinar attracted 5000 participants on average. In 2022, ten Dialogues attracted a total of over 505,000 participants.

“We must capitalize on digital technology to revitalize educational ideas, reform educational models, and actively contribute to transforming higher education in the digital era while also enhancing educational equity and quality.”

Wang Xiqin
Chair of the GMA Board; President of Tsinghua University




speakers (administrators, instructors, researchers)


international organizations & universities & MOOC platforms


countries across all six continents

Upcoming dialogues