Thought-provoking Anna Kirah in Interview
As one of the prominent keynote speakers of The Joy of Learning - 2013 EDEN Annual Conference, Anna Kirah opens up to Helen Keegan in an exclusive virtual conversation on why educators need to change their approach to their students, what the people-centered approach means and what the Cookie Soup has to do with creativity.Details > >
Anna Kirah is internationally known for her pioneering methods within people ‐ centered innovation in the design of services, products and organizational change. Starting out as a design anthropologist, has studied life stages on every continent for over 15 years. Currently working at Making Waves, she has received several international awards including Contributor of the Year at Microsoft, an award for her work in global strategy.
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Anna is giving a live interview arranged as a webinar related the EDEN 2013 Annual Conference. Watch Alastair Creelman interviewing her on 16 May 13.00 CET.
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2013 Annual Conference
University of Oslo, 12-15 June 2013
Sir Ken Robinson
E-learning, open and distance education have been increasingly important fields of intellectual excitement and innovative development. The challenges posed by the new technologies are permanent, and students constantly keep teachers under pressure to develop. The human elements are moving to the forefront, employing creative methods and smart solutions. In Europe, despite economic and social pressures, there is a collective drive towards realising the creative potential.
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Media Psychologist Bernard Luskin in Interview
Dr. Bernard Luskin is considered as one of the pioneers of open, distance and e-learning in the academic world of USA. He revealed earlier, that he will explore psychology of learning & social media in his EDEN Annual Conference keynote speech sharing new knowledge in media psychology that improves learner motivation, provides inspiration and enhances learner satisfaction leading to increased student success. We sat down with him for a pre-conference interview.Details > >
Norwegian Minister of Education and Research to Welcome EDEN Conference Delegates
NADE and EDEN are proud to announce that Kristin Halvorsen, Norwegian Minister of Education and Research will be welcoming the delegates at the opening session of the EDEN 2013 Annual Conference in Oslo.Details > >
Sir Ken Robinson to speak at EDEN Annual Conference
Sir Ken Robinson claims the education system today kills creativity, Sugata Mitra is building a school in the cloud. Meet two of the greatest thinkers in the field of education at the EDEN 2013 Annual Conference in Oslo in June!Details > >
It is our pleasure to announce that one of the greatest thinkers in the field of education, Sir Ken Robinson, will be keynote speaker at the Annual Conference 2013, in Oslo. Sir Ken Robinson, PhD, is an internationally recognized leader in the development of education, creativity and innovation. He is also one of the world’s leading speakers with a profound impact on audiences everywhere. An estimated 200 million people in over 150 countries have seen the videos from his famous TED talks. Sir Ken will talk about "The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything" live via satellite.
Sugata Mitra Interviewed by Steve Wheeler
The media and education worlds have been buzzing over the last few days about the work of a quiet, unassuming Indian born professor. Born in Calcutta in 1952, Sugata Mitra started his academic career in computational and molecular science. Prof Mitra agreed to give an exclusive interview to EDEN NAP Steering Committee member Steve Wheeler before the 2013 Annual Conference.Details > >
To see Prof Mitra's TED talk on the child-driven education, visit the EDEN NAP MA (VIDEO).
Airina Volungeviciene Elected as Vice-President
It's our great pleasure to announce, that at its latest meeting, the EDEN Executive Committee elected Committee member Airina Volungeviciene as new Vice-President of the Association.
Airina's election is based on her commitment and continuing valuable support to the activities of EDEN further the professional and leadership experience and qualities she has been presenting. She is currently the Director of Innovative Studies Institute, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania. Find out more on Airina's background and activities on the Executive Committee page.Details > >
EDEN Award at the IV International Conference on Quality and Accessibility in eLearning
The CAFVIR 2013 Conference took place on 17 - 19 April 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal. The EDEN Award for 'Best Paper on Quality in e-Learning' was granted to Paula Peres, Luis and Vanda Lima for their paper entitled 'Evaluating the Quality of Learning Design of an Online Course' .
This Spanish/Portuguese and English speaking conference was organized by the University of Lisbon, Virtual Educa and Universities members and associates of the European project ESVI-AL. The conference presented and discussed the latest experiences and results on how to make use of the advantages of new ways of learning, ensuring that the products, processes and services meet the needs of teachers, students and training managers.Details > >
Further details are available on the NAP Members Area.
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.
EDEN on Social Networks
Open learning is the keyword as EDEN networks on various social online media platforms:
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