President's Blog: School Days Are Here Again
As promised in my first post, the EDEN President's Blog is a collective voice of our network's leadership. Fulfilling that promise, I'm delighted to introduce you to our Blog's first guest writer my dear friend and EDEN Vice-President Alan Bruce. He wrote us an inspiring post sharing his vision on how innovation can contribute to shape the future of our schools.Details > >
Oxford Research Workshop
Join EDEN's Eighth Research Workshop (EDENRW8), to be held in Oxford on 27-28 October 2014 ('zero day' 26 October). We are pleased, that the Lord Mayor of Oxford, Councillor Mohammed Abbasi will honour the Welcome Reception with his presence.
See the invitation video of the EDEN President: VIDEO
The theme and scope of EDENRW8 reflects the current challenges facing researchers and the intersection of their work with ‘doing better things’ for key stakeholders.Details > >
EDENRW8 is very focussed on you the researcher and what you can learn from and with your peers. It takes place in an intimate setting where researchers including postgraduate students can share research, connect with peers and have adequate time to discuss the challenges of their work. EDENRW8 is 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.
Join the #EDENChat on Twitter
What future for the Virtual Learning Environment? theme next at #EDENChat on Monday, 6 October 21:00 CET (20:00 BST) .
Use #EDENChat to join the discussion on Twitter. NAP Steering Committee member, Steve Wheeler facilitates. #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 or see the
Read new articles on EURODL
The European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning – EURODL is an electronic, multi-media journal on distance and e-learning distributed on the Internet. 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
Reflections: EDEN 2014 Annual Conference
The Conference entitled E-learning at Work and the Workplace - From Education to Employment and Meaningful Work with ICTs was organised in collaboration with University of Zagreb, University Computing Centre - SRCE. We are thankful for the support of the Conference Sponsor, Polycom and our Media partner, OpenEducationEuropa.Details > >
EDEN Fellow Awards, Zagreb
This year's EDEN Fellow Awards were announced at the Welcome Reception of the 2014 EDEN Annual Conference in Zagreb. Based on the decision of the EDEN Executive Committee, the Award in 2014 goes to:Details > >
- Sandra Kucina, University of Zagreb, University Computing Centre - SRCE, Croatia
- Ebba Ossiannilsson, Lund University, Sweden
- Marci Powell, Polycom, USA
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. The first Senior Fellow and Fellow awards were presented at the 2007 Annual Conference in Naples. See all Senior Fellows and Fellows here.
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.