EDEN 2016 Annual Conference - #eden16
14-17 June 2016
Submission Still Open - Late Contributions Welcome
There has been an impressive response to the Call, showing high level compliance with the theme and concept. The diversity of submissions thematically, geographically and sector-wise as well, ensures a conference rich in content and in networking opportunities.
Due to numerous extension requests received, the online submission will remain open until further notice.
Submissions are invited in the following formats: paper, poster, workshop, training session, demonstration and synergy.Details > >
The powerful combination of the ’information age’ and the disruption caused by unstable environments provides the impetus to look afresh and identify new models and approaches for education. Learn more about Themes, Submission guide, Schedule, and Young Scholars' Support here.
This EDEN Conference is supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union.
PD in your PJs with #EDENChat
- New post on the President's Blog
The importance and impact of a major Association such as EDEN comes from its ability to give a true and powerful expression to the aspirations and concerns of the community it serves. This means to be able to represent all kinds of actors involved and convey its different voices. In the field of open, distance and eLearning, EDEN clearly stands out not only as the largest European network of institutions and individual experts, but also the one which best represents the diversity of the community.Details > >
EDEN NAP - our Association’s Network of Academics and Professionals - is one of the largest and most important networks of researchers and practitioners of our field worldwide. The NAP not only provides a platform for networking and sharing information and resources, but also engages the members in influential discussions and many other activities. You may remember in a previous post a reflection on a topic being discussed in a new successful EDEN NAP initiative called the #EDENChat. Well, since then this initiative consolidated and became quite representative of the NAP’s activity. So, it’s time to share with you how it started and has evolved.
For that purpose, I’ve invited once again my good friend and colleague Steve Wheeler, who besides being one of the top education bloggers in the world is also the Chair of the NAP’s Steering Committee. Under this intriguing title «PD in your PJs with #EDENChat», Steve explores the story behind the #EDENChat initiative. I hope you’ll enjoy it and feel inspired to follow the debates and contribute as well.
#EDENChat: Free content, free education?
#EDENChat is a scheduled online discussion event on Twitter where anyone can join in and contribute to the discussions on current issues in distance, open and e-learning.
The second #EDENChat of the year discussed the topic of "Free content, free education?", moderated by Steve Wheeler. Read the archived discussion here.Details > >
Previous #EDENChats are listed in the NAP Community page of the EDEN website according to topics.
Open Discovery Space Academy 2016
17-19 June 2016
Join the ODS Academy summer school which intentionally coincides with EDEN’s 25th Anniversary Conference to bring sustainable innovation to your work as a 21st century educator. The Open Discovery Space Academy, exploiting and expanding on the outputs, experiences and heritage of the Open Discovery Space (ODS) project, offers a multitude of courses to school leaders and teachers acting as change agents in their schools, as well as teachers with a newly acquired taste for innovative practices from all over Europe.Details > >
Your participation in any ODS Academy 2016 course may be funded by the Erasmus+ Programme (Key Action 1, Mobility project for school education staff). Details…
Applicants for the summer school are strongly encouraged to join the EDEN 25th Anniversary Conference. Participating in both events has the added value of international networking opportunities and professional development through the training events offered as part of the conference.
Public consultation on a renewed Modernisation Agenda for Higher Education in the European Union
The European Commission has started to review the EU's modernisation agenda for higher education, published in 2011, to ensure EU activities in higher education are as useful as possible. As part of this review, the Commission has launched an online consultation to collect the views of stakeholders about the current situation in Europe's higher education systems, as well as on priorities for change.Details > >
All stakeholders and individuals are welcome to contribute to this consultation via this online questionnaire open until 29 February 2016. Summary of the results are expected to be published one month later.
D4Learning 2015 - Open Classroom Conference
17-20 November 2015, in Aalborg, Denmark
In collaboration with: The Aalborg University
The EDEN Open Classroom 2015 Aalborg is the initiative of EDEN supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union.
The D4L Conference serves as a forum for the discussion and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications on all topics related to the use of digital technology for inclusion, e.g:
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 tradition of EDEN Best Research Paper Award will be continued at the conference.
The proceedings is published by Aalborg University Press.
The Conference website: http://www.d4l.aau.dk/
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 finalists of the Best Research Paper Competition at the EDEN 2013 Annual Conference in Oslo and 2014 in Zagreb have been invited to further elaborate their contributions for a special printed volume – the present EURODL selection contains these papers.Details > >
- Research Trends in Turkish Distance Education: A Content Analysis of Dissertations, 1986-2014
A. Bozkurt, E. Genc Kumtepe, A. Tolga Kumtepe, I. Erdem Aydin, M. Bozkaya, C. Hakan Aydin
- Attitudinal Factors Affecting Wiki Group Collaboration for English Writing
Chwen Jen Chen, Kee Man Chuah, Jimmy Tho, Chee Siong Teh
- Emotions Experienced by Learners and their Development through Communication with the Tutor-Counsellor
Michail Kalogiannakis, Sotiris Touvlatzis
- Who are the Open Learners? A Comparative Study Profiling non-Formal Users of Open Educational Resources
Robert Farrow, Beatriz de los Arcos, Rebecca Pitt, Martin Weller
- A Learning Analytics Methodology for Detecting Sentiment in Student Fora: A Case Study in Distance Education
Vasileios Kagklis, Anthi Karatrantou, Maria Tantoula, Chris T. Panagiotakopoulos, Vassilios S. Verykios
Click here for more information on EURODL
Best Conference Paper Award Announced: D4Learning - EDEN Open Classroom Conference
D4Learning spans across disciplines and levels of education. It was seeking papers reporting research work, academic or business case studies, papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions.
EDEN is pleased to announce, that the D4Learning 2015 - Open Classroom Conference Best Paper Award goes to:Details > >
- Thomas Kjaergaard, Aalborg University, Denmark
- Christian Wahl, University College Nordjylland, Denmark
for their contribution "When Innovative Instructional Designs are too Innovative: Lack of Schema"
- Francesca Pozzi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – CNR, Italy
- Andrea Ceregini, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – CNR, Italy
- Francesca Dagnino, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – CNR, Italy
- Michela Ott, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – CNR, Italy
- Mauro Tavella, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – CNR, Italy
for their contribution "Supporting the “Whole Learning Design Life-Cycle” through the Pedagogical Planner".
We congratulate the authors, whose well-elaborated papers in the intersection between learning, technology and inclusion point to central global issues that “foster an open and collaborative culture” and “provide inclusive, equitable, quality education for all” (Incheon Declaration, 2015).
All the submitted papers report on research that deal with the challenge of using digital technology for inclusion. Among those of particular interest are papers that report on the innovative use of ICT for the establishment of learning environments/tools, and papers that introduce designs for learning, pedagogical approaches that are conducive to the inclusion of learners or citizens in life and learning.
Read the Proceedings of the event: click here for the E-book.
EDEN Open Badges
EDEN has extended its quality and excellence recognition with the launch of open badges aiming at helping colleagues within the EDEN Network to communicate their achievements and skills acquired via their participation in EDEN activities. The EDEN Open Classroom Conferences in 2015 are the first EDEN events where participants and speakers are awarded with the EDEN Open Badges.Details > >
This is a newly introduced recognition for the appreciation of achievements of our Colleagues within the EDEN activities. The badge itself is a digital image designed to represent a certain accomplishment. Behind the badge, there is a collection of meta-data about the criteria of the badge, but what is more important, you can add proof of the skill it represents to the online repository (Open Badge Passport), e.g.: your presentation at the conference.
Receiving and collecting badges representing your achievements with EDEN provides you the opportunity to show your skills and accomplishments to a wide audience in social web communities.
We will contact all the participants and speakers with the details of receiving their badges. Until than, you can read more about this here.