D4Learning 2015 - Open Classroom Conference
17-20 November 2015, in Aalborg, Denmark
In collaboration with: The Aalborg University
The EDEN Open Classroom 2015 Aalborg is the initiative of EDEN supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union.
The D4L Conference serves as a forum for the discussion and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications on all topics related to the use of digital technology for inclusion, e.g:
New digital/educational practices;
New digital/educational environments;
New and innovative educational strategies;
Design of teaching/learning for inclusion;
Institutional policies with respect to the challenge of inclusion.
We invite you to attend D4L and submit proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, tutorials, workshops, posters/demonstrations and corporate showcases/demos.
The tradition of EDEN Best Research Paper Award will be continued at the conference.
The proceedings will be published by Aalborg University Press.
The Conference website: http://www.d4l.aau.dk/
Lisa Marie Blaschke Elected as New Vice President of EDEN
We are happy to announce, that the EDEN Executive Committe elected Lisa Marie Blaschke as new Vice President of EDEN with the portfolio of membership development and expansion at its recent meeting on 28 September 2015.Details > >
EDEN's membership consists not only of institutions or individuals, but of both groups simultaneously. This unique feature creates the opportunity for numerous and significant synergies. In order to meet the challenge of EDEN's ambitious goals, we aim to expand our membership and embrace a contemporary perspective on membership development with Lisa Marie Blasche's dedicated expert attention. Read more on the background of the new Vice President and all EC members here.
Best Practice Initiative Award - Athens Open Classroom Conference 2015
We are happy to announce, that the EDEN Open Classroom Conference 2015 Best Practice Award goes to
- Maria Argyropoulou, 4th General High School of Patras,
- Ioannis Chiotelis, Experimental High School of University of Patras,
- Maria Theodoropoulou and George Birbas, General High School of Pelopio, Greece
for their contribution "Implementing Innovative Learning Methods: Two schools examples". We congratulate the authors, whose well-elaborated paper has positioned the important issue of school modernisation. Read the Laudation below.Details > >
The paper highlights relevant points of the conceptual environment, offers a good selection of the two institutions compared, plays an important role and has proven to be relevant basis of the activities. The activities have been integrated in a wider strategic institutional development programme of the schools. The ICT tools were selected and used properly and in a professional, modern way, exploiting their best potentials. Several digital and online co-operative events have been rightly selected and carried out, in different complex themes. The activities produced valuable and sustainable activities amond the students and mobilised self-generated activities of their communities.
The findings are not only interesting and carry pedagogical research value but also serve as good example to launch and implement good practice of ICT enhanced collaborative learning and institutional co-operation, with long term impact.
Read the award-winning paper: BPI Athens Award Winning Paper.
Download the Proceedings of the event: Proceedings.
Open Classroom Conference 2015 - ODS, Athens
18-21 September 2015, Athens, Greece
In collaboration with: Ellinogermaniki Agogi
On the web
|About Open Classroom|
This free event showcased and celebrate the excellence of teachers as "change agents" from all over Europe who – having been involved with EU projects like ODS and DigiSkills – developed and improved their digital skills and competences by participating in online trainings and face to face summer schools, workshops and competitions. All teachers yet novice to these innovative projects will be able to learn from these inspirational best practices and exploit the active community members' experiences and achievements.
Welcome to the Next 25 Years: EDEN Celebrates its Past, Present and Future
- Guest post by Alan Tait on the President's Blog
While most of us are still catching their breath after such an intense and truly memorable week in Barcelona at the #EDEN15, it is safe to say that the conference was a great success, indeed. The topics chosen, all innovations introduced in the format and the networking opportunities provided were fully embraced by the EDEN community. In today's guest post Antonio Teixeira invited Alan Tait to share with us a brief account of the preparations of the EDEN's 25th Anniversary Year. Visit the President's blog to read the guest posts as well as other invited articles by Executive Committee members and former EDEN presidents.Details > >
Videos of #EDEN15 Conference in Barcelona
The 2015 EDEN Annual Conference - #EDEN15 was rich in content and discussions, which also raised attention on several media channels. We collected some of the most popular resources here:
- Video reports and press releases about the keynote speeches
- Social media and graphic captures of the keynote speeches
- Videos of the Keynote Speeches and Interviews with Keynote speakers
- Presentations from the Conference
- Photos of the conference
You can also surf among the other related materials here.
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New Members of the EDEN Executive Committee
We are happy to announce that Dr. Ing. Diana Andone and Ebba Ossiannilsson, PhD, have been elected by the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Barcelona to serve as new members of the Executive Committee of EDEN from June 2015.Details > >
Diana Andone is the Director of the eLearning Center at the Politehnica University of Timisoara in Romania. Diana runs the team who developed the university's award wining Virtual Campus CVUPT and is also lecturer at the “Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Romania, in the area of multimedia and web technologies. She is passionate about the ubiquitous access to technologies and how they can be used to improve people’s life. Diana holds a PhD in Designing eLearning Spaces for Digital Students with University of Brighton, UK, an MA in European Studies, an “Learning about Open Learning”, postgraduate distance education course at the Herriott-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK; an MSc in Artificial Intelligence at the “Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Romania. Her publication list comprises 9 books and 82 papers presented at international conferences, she is reviewer for 12 International Conferences, 4 journals, 6 best paper awards at different conferences and since 2010 Co-chair at the IADIS WWW/Internet International Conference. In 2012 she received the EDEN Fellow Title.
Ebba Ossiannilsson is the Vice-President of the Swedish Association for Distance Education (SADE) and researchers and staff member at the Lund University in Sweden. Ebba has served as EDEN NAP Steering Committee member, and is a long time EDEN member. She is member of the Editorial Board of EURODL. Ebba has been involved in international and national projects and networks in the areas of open and distance learning, OER, MOOC, social media, learning analytics, mobile learning and open education in general, with a special focus on quality. Her Phd thesis focused on benchmarking e-learning in higher education and led ICDE's quality standard study (Quality models in online and open education around the globe: State of the art and recommendations) in 2014-2015. Her Publication list dates back until to 2001 with a long list of research publications.
EDEN Fellow Awards 2015, Barcelona
The first Senior Fellow and Fellow Awards, launched on the initiative of Professor Alan Tait, former EDEN President, were presented at the 2007 Annual Conference in Naples. In 2015, this tradition was continued in Barcelona, at the Welcome Reception of the 2015 Annual Conference - #EDEN15. The 2015 Awards were announced to the Senior Fellows and Fellow present at the event, while those who couldn't join the Conference Reception were mentioned with applause.
The EDEN Senior Fellow Award is given in 2015, based on the decision of the EDEN Executive Committee to:
Universal Learning Systems, Ireland
UNESCO Chair in Education & Technology, Faculty Member at the eLearn Center
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
Professor in Distance Education
Director, Canadian Institute Distance Education Research
Athabasca University, Canada
Professor and Chair of the Study Centre on Peoples and Cultures
Dean of the Institute for Distance Learning,
Portuguese Catholic University, Portugal
The EDEN Fellow Award is given in 2015, based on the decision of the EDEN Executive Committee to:
Lecturer, Centre for Teaching and Learning,
Central European University, Hungary
National University of Distance Education - UNED, Spain
Estonian e-Learning Development Centre,
Information Technology Foundation for Education, Estonia
Chief of Department, International Projects
Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics, Russia
Bar-Ilan University and Michlala - Jerusalem Academic College, Israel
Head of International Relations
Universidade Aberta, Portugal
Read more about the Fellow Awards here.
EURODL New Articles
The European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning – EURODL is an open-access peer-reviewed learned journal on distance and e-learning distributed on the Internet and indexed by ERIC, DOAJ, Cabells, EBSCO. The newly published full articles are:Details > >
- Transactional Distance and Autonomy in a Distance Learning Environment
G. Vasiloudis, M. Koutsouba, Y. Giossos, I. Mavroidis
- MOOCs as a Method of Distance Education in the Arab World – A Review Paper
Raniah Samir Adham, Karsten Oster Lundqvist
- "I am Different from Other Women in the World" The Experiences of Saudi Arabian Women Studying Online in International Master Programmes
- Who Graduates from Irish Distance University Education?
And the freshly published article in the "Brief items" section:
- The StartUP Project – A New OER Gateway to Entrepreneurship in Europe
Marta Lezzerini, Carolyn Usher
- What are Web 2.0 Competences and Why are They Important? – A Proposal to Enrich ePortfolio Standards
Hedia Mhiri Sellami
- Examining Collective Authorship in Collaborative Writing Tasks through Digital Storytelling
Click here for more information on EURODL
Collaboration Agreement signed between Contact North and EDEN
In June 2015, the collaboration agreement has been signed between the Ontario's Distance Education and Training Network - Contact North and EDEN. The aim of the collaboration is the development of strategic co-operation between the two organisations.Details > >