EDEN’s platform for growth and inspiration
The European Distance and E-Learning Network – EDEN strives to foster the professional development of educators and e-learning professionals by matching their training needs with the most state of the art offers. While the initiative is still in its piloting phase, our aim is to create an informal, non-comprehensive content multiplier portal that provides direct access to – both online and face to face – training opportunities. We wish to take advantage of EDEN’s partnerships with internationally known training provider institutions and organisation. By curating external parties' relevant resources our objective is to guide teachers, trainers and other educational professionals to participate in valuable continuous professional development opportunities.
Training hub is a category that includes portals that offer many training opportunities and resources.
Stand alone online training courses on various topics for personal development. Includes language courses and instructional videos as well.
Hear the experts lecturing first hand about contemporary educational topics interacting with participants during a series of webinars.
Tools, plugins and any other applications that could be integrated into the work of educational professionals.
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Training opportunities during EDEN events or by EDEN associates
MOOC on Digital resources as catalyst for change in university
The MOOC is freely available until 2019. Join now!
WHAT and HOW to Teach with Video
4-week MOOC, starting in January 2017
Open Badges – An emerging movement to recognise non-formal and informal learning
There are deep the implications of this new technology and movement in policy, employment, informal learning and higher education. The three free sessions of this MOOC will guide you through the different aspects of employment, policy and education.
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Open Education Week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its goal is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide, the free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now. With the success of previous years’ Open Education Weeks in the background, EDEN once again[…]
Founded in 2013 by the Open Education Consortium, the goal of Open Education Week is to raise awareness and showcase impact of open education on teaching and learning worldwide. Open Education Week has become one the most foremost global events recognizing high achievement and excellence in open education. During the Open Education Week, EDEN offered[…]
With the success of the European Distance Learning Weeks (EDLW 2016 and 2017) in the background, EDEN organised the high profile online event again in November 2018 in cooperation with the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), which was holding its National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) in parallel with the EDEN event. This year 8 webinars[…]
The “MODERN project – Useful toolkit demonstration to evaluate and use digital tools in educational scenarios” webinar was held on 21 May, 2018 at 16:00 CEST. MODERN project aimed at helping teachers and trainers incorporate new digital and mobile learning tools into day to day teaching and training delivery. The webinar presents the results of[…]
In the framework of the ReOPEN project a platform for non-formal open learning curriculum development with learning validation and recognition instruments in place (learner credentials, digital badges, learning path recognition and assessment tools) has been realized. The project partners developed 3 training materials and trained teachers as well as teacher trainers at C-VET organizations, companies, HE[…]
Open Education Week’s goal is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere right now. We want to highlight how open education can help people meet their goals in education, whether that’s to develop skills and knowledge for work supporting formal studies, learning something new for personal interest, or[…]
In 2017, the EDEN Network of Academics and Professionals organised 5 webinars dealing with relevant topics in the field of education. The virtual events offered presentations and discussions with great experts from all over the world. The power of silent learners in a group Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 15:00-16:00 CET How do we recognize silent[…]
Organised by EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network In cooperation with the National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) in the US, organized by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) Save the date – November 6-10, 2017 This year 5 webinars with 393 registered participants were held. The participants came from 44 different countries including[…]
The webinar was run by Denes Zarka, ICT-enhanced learning designer on 26 October 2016 as part of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) ASCILITE LIVE! webinar series. This webinar focused on the problems and solutions of a learning designer in the context of open learning. He explored what “open” stands[…]
Soft skills such as communication, teamwork, creativity and entrepreneurship are more and more in demand on today’s labour market and they may prove to be the decisive factor between two candidates with equivalent qualifications and experience. But how can we measure, improve and publicly display these skills in CVs or e-Portfolios? The ERASMUS+ funded eLene4work[…]
A 4-week MOOC is to start in January based on the book by Jack Koumi Designing video and multimedia for open and flexible learning (2006, reprinted 2009). The MOOC includes powerful teaching/learning roles for which video is potentially capable as well as pedagogic design principles to achieve this potential. WHAT to teach with video: Powerful[…]
Organised by EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network In cooperation with the National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) in the US, organized by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) Save the date – November 7-11, 2016 After a successful partnership between EDEN and USDLA in organizing National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) in the US[…]
How to Improve Soft Skills to Ensure Better Employability and the potential of open badges in recognizing skills development
Soft skills such as communication, teamwork, creativity and entrepreneurship are more and more in demand on today’s labour market and these competencies may prove to be the distinguishing factor between two candidates with equivalent qualifications and experience. How can we measure these skills? How can students and young workers demonstrate these skills in a CV[…]
The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) annual National Distance Learning Week will be held on 7-11 November, 2016. After our successful collaboration last year, EDEN is yet again pleased to be the global partner of the event, contributing with several webinars on educational leadership (HE focus), home and hospital education and teacher creativity (K12[…]
The 1st D-TRANSFORM leadership school will be a unique opportunity to update leaders and senior managers in European higher education institutions with knowledge, skills and attitudes which they need to have in order to make effective decisions about the use of digital techniques in learning and teaching, drawing on expert presenters including from innovative universities.[…]
The lecturer, Antonella Poce was speaking about the project of the University Roma Tre that assessed the following hypothesis: with providing further cultural insights according to well-defined models on which to undertake guided discussions, the critical thinking skills of students increase. The students’ written productions were treated with a lexicometric analysis using the Taltac software,[…]
This module is addressed to teachers in secondary (high school, general or vocational educational establishments) or higher education whose students are preparing to undertake a mobility period abroad. It is also hoped that this module will raise interest among teachers who are keen to improve their knowledge in the field of mobility project planning. Learning[…]
This module is addressed to teachers in secondary (high school, general or vocational educational establishments) or higher education whose students are preparing to undertake an international mobility. We would also like to arouse interest among teachers who are keen to improve their knowledge in the field of intercultural competences. The teacher-activities are mainly addressed to[…]
This module is aimed at secondary education teachers (secondary school, general or vocational teaching establishment) or higher education, where learners are preparing for international mobility. It will also interest teachers who wish to further their knowledge on the subject of virtual exchanges. Learning objectives (skills and competences) At the end of this module, the learners[…]
The Technology Developers Programme provides theoretical and practical training to developers in content use and content discovery (metadata, vocabularies, protocols, and registries). Available through the ODS Training Academies established by the Open Discovery Space project.
This training framework is targeted to both non-technically oriented teachers as well as to IT-coordinators.The modules are self-contained for flexibility and offer individual learning paths, to take into account different levels of ICT competence and experience with metadata and repositories. Some modules assume little experience with ICT and provide a general practical introduction, others build[…]
EMPORT – Improve employability and enhance European competitiveness through the acquisition of language and cultural competences in Portuguese
A multimedia-rich free short language courses specifically designed for people who want to develop or expand their businesses in Portuguese speaking countries. EMPORT can not only help you learn the necessary basic business vocabulary and idioms, but does this with special focus on cultural variants of the language, like Brazilian, Angolan, etc. in an interactive,[…]
This training framework is aimed at training content providers, considering that a Content Provider (CP) is any organization that provides metadata that enables access to digital content for its use in the Open Discovery Space portal (ODSP). A content provider not necessarily hosts the learning resources that it is contributing to the ODSP -acting as[…]
The web tool is developed to help teachers and trainers decide on the assessment strategies to use in their online courses. The tool is envisaged to be used by teachers either to check if the exsting assessment methods of their course or module are in line with the stated learning outcomes or to be advised[…]
The lecturer, Blaženka Divjak (professor at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics) discussed how assessment guides student learning in higher education. She highlighted the importance of designing an assessment that encourage deep approach to learning as well as assessment methods that are clearly connected with intended learning outcomes of the study program or the[…]
The lecturer, Steve Wheeler (associate professor of Learning Technology in Plymouth Institute of Education, Plymouth University) discussed different gaps teachers and students face every day – generational gaps, gaps in understanding, expectation gaps, gaps in literacy, intention gaps – which can be widened or narrowed by using technology. He also explored flipped roles, digital assessment and[…]
The lecturer, James Lamb, Assistant Director of Lothians Equal Access Programme for Schools (LEAPS), in Edinburgh, argued that the increasingly digital nature of teaching and learning in higher education calls us for to fully consider the possibilities of multimodal assessment and feedback. He began with a short presentation where he contextualise the subject though reference[…]
Dr. Gill Ferrell, Consultant at Aspire and Board Director of EUNIS, presented the outcomes of a 3 year programme of activity to enhance assessment and feedback practice in the UK. The programme involved over 30 universities working directly with around 2,200 staff and more than 6000 students covering all of the main academic disciplines. Dr.[…]
Two lecturers, Clara O’Shea, Associate Lecturer with the MSc in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh, and Tim Fawns, Programme Coordinator for the MSc in Clinical Education at the University of Edinburgh, presented three productive challenges when tackling group work in digital environments: the role of the material in the learning assemblage; the tension[…]
The presenters from Dublin City University, Elaine Walsh and James Brunton introduced their project launched in 2012 by the humanities programme team of the Open Education Unit, aimed at enhancing the quality of assessment writing. In 2014 the team developed an online assessment writers resource and delivered associated training workshops. One of the main realisations[…]