Collaboration Is Key: Audio Interview with Darcy Hardy and Marci Powell
The US power-duo Marci Powell and Darcy Hardy talks to Lisa-Marie Blaschke in their #EDEN15 Pre-Conference Audio Interview: Collaboration is Key: The power of togetherness.Details > >
Marci Powell, Chair Emerita and Past President of USDLA and Darcy Hardy, Associate Vice President, Blackboard, USA discuss their path from academia to distance and e-learning industry from the female perspective in working in the field. Their interview also touches on the potential of collaboration across continents and personalisation as the next big thing in education. Listen to the interview here:
EDEN 2015 Annual Conference
9-12 June 2015, Barcelona, Spain
The EDEN Community (video) meets again 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
ePIC will be organised just before the EDEN Annual Conference, in Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel.
The first summit of electronic journals on ICT enhanced learning!
The Editors Workshop will be followed by an Open Round Table in the afternoon, organized around four presentations by four journal editors. Attendance is open to all interested EDEN15 participants, registration is necessary due to space limitations. Venue: UOC - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Av. del Tibidabo, 39, 08035 Barcelona
The HOME project will organise a masterclass "How Europe seizes the opportunities offered by MOOCs" as pre-conference event. The recent report Institutional MOOC strategies in Europe will be discussed as well as the analysis of the 15 position papers for European cooperation on MOOCs. Please register here.
OER uptake in adult education institutions: what do stakeholders need?
UOC is Partner and EDEN is Associate Partner in the OERup! project that develops a training package for OER in adult learning. If you are interested in open education join a lively discussion about the training's structure and content: register here. More information
Venue: CosmoCaixa (the Science Museum), Isaac Newton, 26
EDEN 2015-2020 - Strategy and Services of the Association in the Light of the EU 2020 Policy Aims
Old Friends and Newcomers Welcome!
Short presentations by Antonio Teixeira, EDEN President and Ildiko Mazar, Deputy Secretary General, followed by informal discussion about the activities, services, developments of EDEN with the Network of Academics and Professionals – NAP Steering Committee and Secretariat members.
UOC: Expanding Learning in an Online/digital World
Participants in the 2015 EDEN Conference are invited to attend this UOC-focused session on the elements of the pedagogical model that made UOC a world-wide reference in online education.
Open Classroom Conference 2015
EDEN and Ellinogermaniki Agogi organise the conference
18-21 September 2015, Athens, Greece
We invite all members of the educational community, particularly primary and secondary school teachers to discover the conference themes from their various points of interest. The registration to the conference is free of charge, but online registration is required.Details > >
This free event will showcase and celebrate the excellence of "change agents" from all over Europe who – having been involved with EU projects like ODS and DigiSkills – developed and improved their digital skills and competences by participating in online trainings and face to face summer schools, workshops and competitions. All teachers yet novice to these innovative projects will be able to learn from these inspirational best practices and exploit the active community members' experiences and achievements.
During the 3 days you will be able to benefit from professional development opportunities by participating in a selection of the projects’ most popular trainings and webinars in a face to face setting, while the Scholarly Contributions Day of the programme will offer strands of paper presentations and Synergy sessions where you are invited to introduce your own research and validated practice to your peers.
D4Learning 2015 - Open Classroom Conference
The Aalborg University and EDEN invite you to the
17-20 November 2015, in Aalborg, DenmarkDetails > >
- New digital/educational practices;
- New digital/educational environments;
- New and innovative educational strategies;
- Design of teaching/learning for inclusion;
- Institutional policies with respect to the challenge of inclusion.
The Conference website: http://www.d4l.aau.dk/
#EDENChat on What are your experiences of personal learning?
The latest #EDENChat was discussing Personal Learning on Twitter. Read the contributions archived here. The EDEN NAP Steering Committee continues the dialogue and develop #EDENChat. The online discussion returns live from the #EDEN15 Annual Conference in Barcelona Expanding Learning Scenarios on 10 June.
Here's the preliminary schedule:Details > >
|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).
Previous #EDENChats are listed in the NAP Community page of the EDEN website according to topics.
Web Presence, Social Media and Digital Identity
- Guest post by Deborah Arnold
As part of EDEN's development strategy, the Executive Committee recently voted the creation of a third vice-presidency with a portfolio for web presence and communication. I am delighted and honoured to be taking on this role and to be working closely with the EDEN president, António Teixeira, and colleagues at the EDEN Secretariat to develop and implement EDEN's communication strategy.
Visit the President's blog to read Deborah's guest post as well as other invited articles by Executive Committee members and former EDEN presidents.Details > >
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, Director of the AIDE-numérique department at the Centre for Information Systems and Digital Practice, 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.
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 > >
- Distance Education for People with Visual Impairments
Maria Liakou, Evaggelia Manousou
- 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, 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.