Open Education Week 2017

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[…]

2017 NAP SC webinars

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[…]

2017 European Distance Learning Week

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 Perspectives of the European instructional designer

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[…]

National Distance Learning Week in the USA

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[…]

Content analysis and critical thinking – An Assessment Study

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,[…]

Be aware what you are asking for! Assessment criteria and analytics

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[…]

Mind the Gap! Perceptual differences and learning

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[…]

Composing assessment for the multimodal classroom

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[…]

A journey through the assessment and feedback landscape: from principles to effective practice

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.[…]

Reflections on collaborative assessment: materiality, dialogue and group connoisseurship

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[…]

Assessment Strategy: Managing and Supporting Assessment Designers

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[…]