The importance and impact of a major Association such as EDEN comes from its ability to give a true and powerful expression to the aspirations and concerns of the community it serves. This means to be able to represent all kinds of actors involved and convey its different voices. In the field of open, distance and eLearning, EDEN clearly stands out not only as the largest European network of institutions and individual experts, but also the one which best represents the diversity of the community.
EDEN NAP – our Association’s Network of Academics and Professionals – is one of the largest and most important networks of researchers and practitioners of our field worldwide. The NAP not only provides a platform for networking and sharing information and resources, but also engages the members in influential discussions and many other activities. You may remember in a previous post a reflection on a topic being discussed in a new successful EDEN NAP initiative called the #EDENChat. Well, since then this initiative consolidated and became quite representative of the NAP’s activity. So, it’s time to share with you how it started and has evolved.
For that purpose, I’ve invited once again my good friend and colleague Steve Wheeler, who besides being one of the top education bloggers in the world is also the Chair of the NAP’s Steering Committee. Under this intriguing title «PD in your PJs with #EDENChat», Steve explores the story behind the #EDENChat initiative. I hope you’ll enjoy it and feel inspired to follow the debates and contribute as well.