Presentation of research results, reviews of existing results (including empirical or theoretical studies, policy reviews, comprehensive case studies), and project results that are in a conclusive phase.
Hands-on, practical application of ODL methodologies and/or technologies within a workshop environment.
Work-in-progress, initial research results, projects in early stages of development, and case studies. Poster presentations will be themed in related sessions. Student researchers should indicate whether they plan to participate in the Research-in-Process competition.
Showcase of practical innovation, products, technologies and tools. Demos offer an opportunity to exhibit prototypes and to exchange ideas and collect feedback from expert users.
Meetings of fellow project managers and researchers to share and discuss EU projects and initiatives – preferably that display thematic cross sections with conference themes.
Training sessions focusing on a particular topic, setting clear training objectives, competency areas and/or skills to be acquired by the participants– are invited.
Special fees will be available for students (full time studies, age limit 35 years).
Submissions undergo a double peer-review and are evaluated based primarily on originality, significance and quality of contribution, and relevance to workshop themes. Unique and innovative contributions that do not directly align with the workshop themes will also be considered if they are believed to bring benefit to delegates.
Accepted presentations (including posters) will be published in the Conference Proceedings. Registered delegates will have electronic access to the full version of contributions prior to the workshop. Publications will be openly accessible after the Workshop.
Selected authors will be invited to submit to a special issue of EURODL.
Acknowledgement of quality and excellence
The tradition of awarding the EDEN Best Research Paper will be continued. The selection process takes place in collaboration with the Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning. In addition, a Best Poster award will be given with the help of the Organising Committee.
New! Early researchers will have the opportunity to give an elevator pitch at the Research in Process competition. Up to three winners will receive a free registration for presenting their research results in the form of a conference paper at the 2017 Annual EDEN Conference.