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.
#EDENChat on How effective is mobile learning? (22 April)
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 > >
|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).
Previous #EDENChats are listed in the NAP Community page of the EDEN website according to topics.
Reflecting On Today’s Mobile Learning - Grainne Conole's Guest Post
Current technological developments are pushing us in the direction of ever more flexible, hybrid, personalised and mobile communication and work environments.Details > >
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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.
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."
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.
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.