Think Together, Enable Dialogue and Get Feedback: Jim Groom in Interview
" You can learn just about anything thanks to YouTube and Wikipedia. But rather than running away from this fact, or imagining it as a cost saver---universities need to be augmenting the culture of the web, by framing how we learn as part and parcel of this wonder-filled medium."
EDEN 2015 Annual Conference
9-12 June 2015, Barcelona, Spain
SCOPE | SESSIONS | KEYNOTES | SOCIAL |REGISTRATION
Pre-conference events: International Editors Workshop In Educational Technology Journals & Introduction to EDEN - To Old Friends and Newcomers
Join the EDEN Community (video) in the inspiring city of Barcelona at the 2015 EDEN Annual Conference - #EDEN15! Networking and interactivity are core aspects of the conference experience, focusing on what you can learn from and with your peers.
|In collaboration with:
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Synergy Strand Call for Contributions
How can the progressive and innovative academic and professional international community contribute to the better understanding of the expansion of the educational landscape? We need renowned reflections of practice that support paradigm-changing transformations based on systematic knowledge. The responsibility of the scholarly community includes widening the concept of learning and its role in society and exploiting transformative knowledge to drive social change.
Submissions that relate to the Conference Scope and to the Conference Themes are invited to the Synergy Strand. If your initiative is not mature enough to be presented as a comprehensive research paper but has potential for development and could benefit from peer discussion and networking, we highly recommend you to submit in this category. The Synergy Strand in Barcelona will facilitate the sharing of project outputs and research findings, offer the participants platform to develop new ideas and plans, to create new partnerships by engaging the conference audience in highly interactive working group activities during parallel sessions. The short pre-formatted introductions will be published in the Creative Commons licensed Book of Projects.
News from the Executive Committee
The Executive Committee of EDEN is happy to announce that Prof. Belinda Tynan, Pro-Vice Chancellor of The Open University, UK has been co-opted as Executive Committee member of the Association. We are also pleased to announce, that the Executive Committee elected Deborah Arnold, Deputy Director, La Passerelle at the University of Burgundy as Vice-President of the Association.Details > >
Following one of the most successful Research Workshops in the history of EDEN, Prof Tynan is highly committed to the open culture in education and learning. Her vast experience in learning and teaching strategy and governance as well as her learning research background will greatly contribute to the work of the EDEN Executive Committe.
Deborah will lead the Task Force for Communication to ensure a seamless and efficient guidance in the new communication strategy for EDEN.
Allied We Stand: A look at EDEN’s strategic collaborations
Antonio Teixeira invited EADTU President Prof. Anja Oskamp and Secretary General George Ubachs to discuss future collaborations. Read his full post as well as his previous and the former presidents's, Executive Committee members' blog posts at the President's blog.Details > >
#EDENChat on What does openness in education mean?
Read Steve Wheeler's opening thoughts here. The #EDENChat on What does openness in education mean? is storified here.
The EDEN NAP Steering Committee continues the dialogue and develop #EDENChat. In the run up to the EDEN summer conference Expanding Learning Scenarios, we will discuss some of the themes of the event, culminating in several live chats direct from the conference itself. Here's the preliminary schedule:Details > >
|April 22||What is the impact of mobile learning?||20.00 CET|
|May 6||MOOCs and online learning: How will they shape the future of education?||20.00 CET|
|May 20||What are your experiences of personal learning?||20.00 CET|
|June 10||Live from the EDEN Barcelona Conference||to be announced|
|June 11||Live from the EDEN Barcelona Conference||to be announced|
|June 17||What next for EDEN? (Post conference discussion)||20.00 CET|
All times are in Central European time (one hour ahead of British Summer Time BST).
#EDENChat is an online discussion event on Twitter initiated by the Steering Committee of the EDEN Network of Academics and Professionals (NAP). It is mediated by members of the NAP community and runs for approximately 1 hour. Anyone can join in and contribute to the discussion which is presented in a Question and Answer format, and focuses on current issues in distance, open and e-learning.
Follow the #edenchat hashtag to find the chats on Twitter.
The Battle for Openness - Martin Weller Interview
Last year's #EDENRW8 - EDEN Research Workshop Rapporteur Tony Bates invited keynote speakers Pierre Dillenbourg and Cristobal Cobo to reflect on three key questions related to the MOOC and OER related hot topics of recent years' debates. Martin Weller, keynote speaker at the 2015 EDEN Annual Conference in Barcelona touches on the same issues in his pre-conference interview.Details > >
EURODL New Articles
The European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning – EURODL is an open-access peer-reviewed learned journal on distance and e-learning distributed on the Internet and indexed by ERIC, DOAJ, Cabells, EBSCO. The newly published full articles are:Details > >
- A Systematic Review of the Socio-Ethical Aspects of Massive Online Open Courses
- The Role of Open and Distance Higher Education in Detainees in Greek Detention Facilities
Charitini Linardatou, Evangelia Manousou
- Aesthetic Literacy: Observable Phenomena and Pedagogical Applications for Mobile Lifelong Learning (mLLL)
Michael Sean Gallagher, Pekka Ihanainen
- Peer Observation for Online Distance Learning Tutors: Creating the Conditions for Effective Peer Exchange
- Perceived Effectiveness of Weekly Announcements in Provision of Learning Support to Sociology Students
Click here for more information on EURODL
New online and offline events: latest results of research and practice projects
Digiskills Teachers' Good Practice Videos, TALOE Webinars, CARER+ Final Conference, Open Discovery Space Summer School, LACE Learn Live events, many more news: read about latest research findings, newsletters and valuable events related to e-learning practices and applied ICT supported learning here. Currently running projects here.
Oxford Research Workshop
Keynotes | Programme | Best Paper Award | Best Poster Award
Details > >
The Stories of Day 1 and Day 2 | Shared Resources | Photoblog
EDEN's Eighth Research Workshop (EDENRW8) was held in Oxford on 27-28 October 2014In collaboration with:
founding member of EDEN
The theme and scope of EDENRW8 reflected the current challenges facing researchers and the intersection of their work with ‘doing better things’ for key stakeholders. EDENRW8 was very focussed on you the researcher and what you can learn from and with your peers. It took place in an intimate setting where researchers including postgraduate students could share research, connect with peers and have adequate time to discuss the challenges of their work. EDENRW8 was suitable for researchers and postgraduate students and particularly those wishing to actively connect with peers and debate Challenges for research into Open & Distance Learning: Doing Things Better: Doing Better Things.