EDEN 2020 Research Workshop, Lisbon – Call for Contributions Open


EDEN is pleased to announce its 11th Research Workshop, hosted by LE@DUniversidade Aberta (UAb)  Lisbon, Portugal, on 21-23 October 2020.

Enhancing the Human Experience of Learning with Technology: New Challenges for Research in Digital, Open, Distance & Networked Education

Join the Conference in Lisbon to tell 
about your research, projects and experience!

Call for Contributions

Contributions are invited which resulted from own research, project achievements, case studies, theoretic and conceptual work on the conference theme and tracks and the creative use of educational technology.

Networking and interactivity, sharing and discussion will be core aspects of the conference, focusing on what you can learn from and with your peers.

The theme and scope of EDEN’s RW11 intends to reflect the current challenges researchers face regarding the impact of the emerging digital technologies and Artificial Intelligence in the improvement of the quality and the sustainability of the human learning experience. The capability of generating, processing and managing more data and information than ever before on the teaching and learning process is allowing for teachers and learners alike to be more in control. They can take better informed design decisions, track learning performance more accurately and in detail, anticipate problems more precociously and act accordingly, collect more learning evidences, as well as assess and credit more transparently. In short, they can shape together their teaching and learning experiences more efficiently and collaboratively.

Conference Tracks

For the EDEN 2020 Research Workshop, the major tracks set-up will be:

  • Online personal learning
  • Online education for non-adult populations
  • Teachers’ and learners’ changing roles in a technology-mediated environment
  • Open education ecologies: OERs, OEPs & MOOCs
  • Learning engineering and reengineering: design of learning processes for online and hybrid environments
  • Adaptive teaching and learning
  • Analytics for the improvement of teaching and learning: opportunities and risks of datafication
  • Gamification
  • Digital authentic assessment
  • Digital badges and micro-credentials
  • Next-generation digital learning environments
  • Extended reality (AR/VR/MR/Haptic technologies) use in education
  • Digital transformation of educational institutions
  • Quality assurance in open and distance education
  • Equitable and social fair access to digital learning opportunities
  • Well-being and mental health in digital learning environments

EDEN 2020 PhD Symposium Lisbon

The EDEN 2020 PhD Symposium Lisbon will be organized on 21 October. The Symposium, held in previous years in Barcelona, BrugesDublin and online, hosted by University Politehnica Timisoara, has been designed to foster the exchange of experiences and knowledge among doctoral students doing research in the area of technology-enhanced online, digital, open and distance learning, providing a valuable forum for the advancement of doctoral research. The Symposium is led by a panel of international experts.

More information about EDEN PhD Symposium is here.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Submission deadline for contributions 15 September 2020
Notification of Authors: 28 September 2020
Authors’ Registration Deadline 5 October 2020
Registration opens: September 2020
Conference dates: 21-23 October 2020

Conference Venue: Lisbon, Portugal

The conference venue, Museu do Oriente is very close to the Lisbon harbour. The building although historical has been renovated and meets all requirements as a conference facility. Moreover, it holds an exquisite museum of Far East art and history. The EDEN RW11 participants will have a free one-day pass to visit the museum during the event.

The conference is hosted by LE@DUniversidade Aberta (UAb) Lisbon, Portugal


Inquiries in relation to the conference should be sent to lisbon2020@eden-online.org