2017 European Distance Learning Week Virtual Events

Organised by EDEN - European Distance and E-Learning Network

6-10 November

After a successful partnership between EDEN and USDLA in organizing National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) in the US in 2015, EDEN organised the first European Distance Learning Week (EDLW) in 2016, further expanding upon its collaboration with the US and other EDEN international partnerships.

This year 5 webinars with 393 registered participants were held. The participants came from 44 different countries including 16 countries from outside Europe from Canada to Brazil, from South Africa to Nepal, encompassing all 4 continents (Europe, Asia, Africa, America) and demonstrating a strong geographical coverage and a substantial outreach.

153 participants eventually turned up. 31 facilitators contributed to the successful implementation of this initiative, among them representatives of the European Commission and the Lifelong Learning Platform. EDEN thanks the valuable contribution of the facilitators and hope that this initiative successfully contributed to the European dialog about the present state and the future of open and distance learning. All participants and facilitators receive EDEN open badges for their contribution.

The presenters’ slides can be viewed on EDEN’s SlideShare page, while the recordings can be accessed through the webinars’ separate pages:

2017 International Experiences with OER

Friday, November 10, 2017, 13:00-14:30 CET

Moderator: Antonella Poce, EDEN NAP Steering Committee Chair

2017 Re-considering Access, Quality and Flexibility of Education

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 13:00-15:00 CET

Moderator: Sandra Kucina Softic, EDEN Vice President

2017 Designing Learning Spaces in Open and Distance Learning

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 13:00-14:30 CET

Moderator: Lisa Marie Blaschke, EDEN Vice-President

2017 Perspectives on Open Education

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 13:00-14:30 CET

Moderator: Fabio Nascimbeni, EDEN Executive Committee member

2017 The Challenges and Opportunities of Innovation

Monday, November 6, 2017, 13:00-14:30 CET

Moderator: Airina Volungevičienė, EDEN President


Additional event:

EDEN Open Classroom Conference: Introducing Agenda for Open Professional Collaboration – Plenary broadcast 

Friday, November 10, 2017, 9:45 – 11:45 CET
Format: Plenary Session live stream – Live streaming of the plenary session of the EDEN Open Classroom Conference held in Kaunas, Lithuania. Recording of the plenary is available here

Moderators: Kristijonas Jakubsonas, Elena Trepulė
Keynote speakers:

  • Digitally competent teachers in the area of Open Education, Yves Punie, European Commission – DG JRC – Directorate Innovation and Growth
  • The Joyous Voyage: situating open learning in a fractured world, Alan Bruce, Universal Learning Systems, Ireland, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan
  • National ICT Implementation Initiatives for Educational Openness, Vaino Brazdeikis, Ministry of Education and Science of The Republic of Lithuania
  • Implementing recognition of open non-formal learning. Organizational perspective, Airina Volungevičienė, European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN), Vytautas Magnus University