EDEN 2015 Annual Conference
9-12 June 2015, Barcelona, Spain
Join the EDEN Community (video invitation) in the inspiring city of Barcelona to share your research, projects and practice at the 2015 EDEN Annual Conference - #EDEN15. Networking and interactivity, sharing and discussion will be core aspects of the conference experience, focusing on what you can learn from and with your peers.
|In collaboration with:
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
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.
The Conference Committee will double peer review all submissions. Accepted contributions will be published in the electronic Conference Proceedings and their summary in the Book of Abstracts.
#EDENChat on Critical Thinking
The previous #EDENChat on 17 November changed its topic to "Critical Thinking". If you missed it, we storified it for you: -> 9th #EDENChatDetails > >
#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.
Tony Bates: Lessons Learned and the Challenges Ahead
EDEN President, Antonio Teixeira invited EDENRW8 rapporteur Tony Bates to share his expert perspective on the main discussions and conclusions of EDENRW8. As a result he wrote a collection of four excellent blog posts, to be published over the course of 2 weeks. Read his last post on EDENRW8.
Tony also invited the EDENRW8 keynote speakers to answer 3 questions in the light of the discussions at EDENRW8. These mini-interviews are coming soon.
New online and offline events: latest results of research and practice projects
E-SOLVE Final Conference, EMPORT Seminar: Portuguese Language and Business, and many more news: read about latest research findings, newsletters and valuable events related to e-learning practices and applied ICT supported learning here.Details > >
2014 Fellow Awards at EDENRW8, Oxford
At the Eighth EDEN Research Workshop - EDENRW8 in Oxford the group of distinguished EDEN Fellows was extended. According to the decision of the EDEN Executive Committee, the EDEN Senior Fellow Award has been granted based on the nomination of the Open University, UK to: Professor Tony Bates, while the EDEN Fellow Award has been granted to Professor András Benedek. Read the full anouncement here.Details > >
The EDEN Senior Fellow title is awarded to outstanding EDEN members, in recognition of their contribution to the development of open, distance and e-learning in Europe and for their valued commitment and support to the evolution and progress of EDEN.
The EDEN Fellow title is an expression of acknowledgement of professional merit by the Association, for NAP members, who have demonstrated excellence in professional practice in the field of flexible and distance learning and provided valued support to the evolution and progress of EDEN.
See all Senior Fellows and Fellows here.
Two Papers and a Poster Awarded at EDENRW8
The Best Research Paper Award was granted by the Jury after a selection process in collaboration with the Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning. This year’s award is shared between the two papers:
Feedback on Academic Essay Writing through Pre-Emptive Hints – Moving Towards ‘Advice for Action
Denise Whitelock, Alison Twiner, John T. E. Richardson, The Open University, Debora Field, Stephen Pulman, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Student Perspectives on the Use of Their Data: Between Intrusion, Surveillance and Care
Sharon Slade, The Open University, United Kingdom, Paul Prinsloo, University of South Africa, South Africa
The Best Poster Award was sponsored by the Open University, UK and was voted by Workshop participants on site. The Award went to:
Elaine Walsh, James Brunton, Dublin City University, Ireland for their poster:
Assessment Strategy - Designing and Developing Assessments for Online Distance Education.
The award-winning papers and poster submission is available for download in PDF format: 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.
Read new articles on EURODL
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 > >
- TPDK, a New Definition of the TPACK Model for a University Setting
- Student-centred outcomes of an e-learning course on Public Health in Hanoi and New York
Bach Xuan Tran et al.
Click here for more information on EURODL
EuroPACE membership integrated to EDEN
With the ceasing organisational activities of EuroPACE, we welcome in the EDEN Community - based on the decision of the Boards of the two Associations - the EuroPACE institutions from January 2014, in order to continue their activities within EDEN.Details > >
There has been a long and good history of the partnership and co-operation of the two European networks since the early 90es. With different focus of activities, both organisations have played important role during the last decades in the development of the ICT supported learning. The trajectories of the two organisations have converged and will now continue in the EDEN frames, using among others the members’ infrastructure and tools in the EDEN Network of Academics and Professionals (NAP) like the portal, networking tools and structures.
Easy joining to EDEN Network of Academics and Professionals
It was never easier for individuals to join the NAP - Network of Academics and Professionals if your institution is member. The EDEN NAP is FREE for individual applicants from EDEN member institutions. Requests are processed in consultation with the parent institution. There are currently over 200 EDEN Institutional members, including universities, national associations, professional bodies, international networks, research institutions and companies. How to find out if your institution is EDEN member? Click on the Details below.Details > >
Check the EDEN Member's institution list.
- If your institution is listed, you are entitled to be a NAP Member.
- If your institution is not listed, and you are interested in becoming member, please consult the online application form or write to the EDEN Secretariat.
Upon joining, your institution's contact might have already listed you. If it is so, you received an e-mail from EDEN with login and password to the NAP Members Area.
If this is NOT the case, please fill in this online form.
Grab your login and password, click on the NAP Members Area and start networking!
The NAP – Network of Academics and Professionals is the EDEN community of individuals either nominated by their member institutions or individual members. The NAP is electing its Steering Committee every 3 year and has its own dedicated online community with all NAP members signed on. The Network of Academics and Professionals numbers over 1200 individuals and has its own online community, the NAP Members Area.