EDEN 2015 Annual Conference
9-12 June 2015, Barcelona, Spain
SCOPE | THEMES | KEYNOTES | SUBMISSION |REGISTRATION
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
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.
Markku Markkula elected President of the Committee of the Regions
EDEN congratulates Markku Markkula, a distinguished EDEN member since 2004, who has been elected President of the European Committee of Regions (CoR). Markku Markkula is a former member of of the Finnish Parliament, Chairman of the Espoo City Planning Board in Finland and an Advisor at Aalto University in Finland with a focus and expertise on European Union research, innovation and education policy affairs.Details > >
Previously, he was the Director of the Lifelong Learning Institute Dipoli and the Secretary General of the International Association for Continuing Engineering Education (IACEE). Markku Markkula had a vital role in the 2005 EDEN Annual Conference in Helsinki, Finland and contributed to the 2005 2007 and 2008 EDEN Annual Conferences.
EDEN - EADTU Presidents' Meeting in Lisbon
On 15-16 January, EDEN President Antonio Teixeira hosted a meeting in Lisbon at the Universidade Aberta with with EADTU President and Dutch Open University Rector Anja Oskamp. The co-operation of the two leading European associations in open, distance and e-learning has entered a new phase since last year and the Presidents' meetings became regular. The consultations about the European policies and actual developments will result activities with benefits for the membership of both EDEN and EADTU in 2015.
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 > >
Charitini Linardatou, Evangelia Manousou
Aesthetic Literacy: Observable Phenomena and Pedagogical Applications for Mobile Lifelong Learning (mLLL)Michael Sean Gallagher, Pekka Ihanainen
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.
How EDEN is Helping to Map the European MOOC Territory
Antonio Teixeira invited EDEN Vice-President Airina Volungeviciene to write us today's guest blog post. She recently represented EDEN at the “Mapping the European MOOC Territory” conference, held in Porto. Read the full posts as well as his previous and the former presidents's, Executive Committee members' blog posts at the President's blog.Details > >
#EDENChat on OER UNPLUGGED
The focus of the latest #EDENChat was to examine what we have learned about OER development and implementation, continuing issues, and what are the strategic approaches that universities can employ to embed OER and open content within the culture of the institution. Join the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #EDENChat. The facilitator will be Professor Don Olcott, Jr., FRSA. See the archive Chat by clicking here.Details > >
The #EDENChat on 1 December focused on The Qualification Framework, facilitated by Alfredo Soeiro.If you missed it, we storified it for you: #EDENChat 10
#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.
Oxford Research Workshop
Keynotes | Programme | Best Paper Award | Best Poster Award
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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.
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.