The third successful European Distance Learning Week

The third European Distance Learning Week (EDLW) organized by EDEN on November 5 – 9, 2018, received high attendance from online community members (both, synchronously and asynchronously) and also high quality feedback from the participants of the events with appreciation expressed towards the topics selected, the panelists and the presenters invited to the webinars of the week…

About speed, tranquility and thinking

At first glance, the speed of developments in Europe is overwhelming. Pre-existing conditions created in education established immense possibilities for innovations on the continent. Very complex and concise solutions are already in place. If we think about Open Education, we have a variety of forms on offer (MOOCs, OER, open online learning, virtual mobility, remote experiments and science education, to name a few), as well as regulations facilitating collaboration of education providers on all levels of education (Bologna process, credit transfer, prior and non-formal learning recognition).

Taking a NAP

One of the major strength of EDEN is the Network of Academics and Professionals (NAP), leading the association through academic practice exchange, networking and providing a higly effective meeting and communication forum. Despite of the functional autonomy, NAP has Steering Committee who was chaired by Steve Wheeler in recent years. It was my great pleasure to get to know Steve when I was a NAP member, #EDENChat follower, when I was learning with “e”s through his blog, when I followed his activities as EDEN EC member and when I read his concerns and considertions about education and e-learning since then until now, when Steve Wheeler completes his mission in EDEN board.

It is not possible to list all his contributions made to EDEN as an organization, but it is great pleasure and honour to have his post in EDEN Presidency post before he leaves. While you will enjoy the reading, I would like to invite Steve to continue collaboration with us, in the open and very professional way, as he always does.