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EDENRW9 – Sneak Peek 2

The Editors’ Panel at the 9th EDEN Research Workshop, 6 October, 2016

2349630643_712c43496bDianne Conrad, Co-editor of the International Review of Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL), Athabasca University, Canada;

Som Naidu, Executive Editor of Distance Education, Monash University, Australia;

Peter Shea, Editor of Online Learning (formerly Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (JALN), University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY);

Ulrich Bernath, Chief Editor of the European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning (EURODL), Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning, Oldenburg/Germany,

invite the audience to participate actively in the conversation about:

  • the distinctive features and specific characteristics of each of the represented journals;
  • the acceptance procedures for getting submissions published and what to do with rejection;
  • how “early” researchers will meet the levels of accomplishment;
  • why publish in peer-reviewed learned journals?

Focus Group Session

On Thursday morning, October 6 from 11:30-13:00, we will be offering a special focus group session for workshop delegates to meet with and engage in further dialogue with our keynote speakers. During the focus group session, you will have an opportunity to join in on round table discussions with the individual speakers and further explore the ideas presented during the keynote plenaries. Results of the focus group sessions will be posted later on EDEN’s NAP web site.

Keynote Speech Titles Revealed

Paul Prinsloo: The Increasing (Im)Possibilities of Justice and Care in Open, Distance Learning

Inge de Waard: Self-determined Learning: Lifelong Learning in an Open Range or Fenced Land?

Olaf Zawacki-Richter & Som Naidu: Exploring 35 Years of Research into Distance Education

Isa Jahnke: Studying Learning Expeditions in Cross Action Spaces with Digital Didactical Designs

George Veletsianos: A Scholarly Life Online

Adnan Qayyum: The Changing Role of Online and Distance Education in National Systems: a Macro Level Analysis

Workshop Session Sneak Peek 2

What Drives Student Participation in Online Tutorials?

telescope-685174_640Online methods have seen a transition to medium and large scale events run by teams of tutors. This move to online tuition has fundamentally changed the characteristics of The Open University tuition in several respects.

As staff responsible for the professional development of Associate Lecturers tutoring in Life Sciences we developed a method to help us evaluate our tutors’ online tutorials and recognise good practice with regard to student participation.

Community of Inquiry Framework: New Directions and Research Opportunities

This session will focus on new directions and research opportunities in regards to collaborative thinking, educational design, and K to 12 educational contexts. Thinking collaboratively is a theoretical and practical guide to thinking and learning in deep and meaningful ways within purposeful communities of inquiry. It is the means to inquire, test, and apply new understandings, and to make sense of the information that bombards us continuously.

Dr. Garrison will discuss new directions related to thinking collaboratively in online and distance education. Dr. Cleveland-Innes will suggest research opportunities in regard to teaching presence and educational design in distance education. Dr. Vaughan will demonstrate how the CoI framework can be applied to teacher development in order to improve student engagement and success.

Open Badges – Recognising your achievements at the Research Workshop

RW contri 100x100RW party 100x100In order to show our appreciation of non-formal professional development we will issue open badges at the Research Workshop to recognise the accomplishments of speakers and participants. Open badges distributed at EDEN events stand for the quality of the development of your skills.

EDEN first issued open badges at the Open Classroom Conferences held in Athens.

Encouraged by the appreciation of former conference delegates we continue issuing open badges at the 9th EDEN Research Workshop as well.