EDEN 2016 Annual Conference - #eden16
14-17 June 2016
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.
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.
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/
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.
Much More Than A Conference
- New post on the President's Blog
As we immerse into the Autumn season, preparations speed up for next year's EDEN conferences and other events. This is therefore the best time to look back at this year's achievements and project what the future should be like. The year of 2015 has marked an exciting time for our Association as we've organised a higher number of events than ever before and all of them were quite successful and had important impact in the academic and professional community. However, the absolute highlight was EDEN15, the 2015 Annual Conference held in Barcelona. Visit the President's blog to read the guest posts as well as other invited articles by Executive Committee members and former EDEN presidents.Details > >
Watch EDEN Webinars and Presentations from #NDLW
Discover trainings, webinars and new professional development opportunities as EDEN partnered with USDLA – United States Distance Learning Association for its National Distance Learning Week (NDLW)! Watch the recorded webinars from EDEN partners as they describe how they implement online tools.Details > >
See the details of all events here.
Open Classroom Conference 2015 - ODS, Athens
18-21 September 2015, Athens, Greece
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In collaboration with: Ellinogermaniki Agogi
On the web
|About Open Classroom|
This free event showcased and celebrate the excellence of teachers as "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.
#EDENChatUS on Distance Education in Transit
#EDENChatUS is a special #EDENChat with a focus on distance education for the future, inviting US experts and practitioners of digital learning to join the chat on Twitter. #EDENChatUS was facilitated by Steve Wheeler, exploring questions such as "What new skills and knowledge do distance educators require?"Details > >
The previous #EDENChat was discussing Personal Learning and #EDEN15 Keynote presentation themes on Twitter. Read the Personal Learning Experiences #EDENChat contributions archived here and the Reflections on Keynote themes here. The EDEN NAP Steering Committee continues the dialogue and develop #EDENChat. The online discussion was live from the #EDEN15 Annual Conference in Barcelona Expanding Learning Scenarios on 10 June.
Previous #EDENChats are listed in the NAP Community page of the EDEN website according to topics.
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 > >
- 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
- Transactional Distance and Autonomy in a Distance Learning Environment
G. Vasiloudis, M. Koutsouba, Y. Giossos, I. Mavroidis
- MOOCs as a Method of Distance Education in the Arab World – A Review Paper
Raniah Samir Adham, Karsten Oster Lundqvist
And the freshly published article in the "Brief items" section:
- Tacit Knowledge Acquisition and Dissemination in Distance Learning
Annel Ketcha, Jokull Johannesson, Paul Bocij
- The StartUP Project – A New OER Gateway to Entrepreneurship in Europe
Marta Lezzerini, Carolyn Usher
- What are Web 2.0 Competences and Why are They Important? – A Proposal to Enrich ePortfolio Standards
Hedia Mhiri Sellami
- Examining Collective Authorship in Collaborative Writing Tasks through Digital Storytelling
Click here for more information on EURODL