December 2015

Season’s greetings

December 23, 2015 by Antonio Moreira Teixeira   Comments (0)

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The Swiss philosopher Alain de Botton suggests in The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work that however powerful our technology and complex our organisations are, the most remarkable feature of the modern working world might be one simple spiritual quality: the widely held belief that our work should make us happy. In short, our societal progress lies in an expectation that our jobs are fulfilling and not soul-destroying.

We should be, therefore, feeling very lucky and proud as our academic and... Read full post

Looking ahead to the 25th anniversary year

December 23, 2015 by Antonio Moreira Teixeira   Comments (0)

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As I predicted in the EDEN President's Blog one year ago (see here) 2015 proved to be a very good and successful year for EDEN. The European open, distance and e-learning community is scaling up and so is EDEN.

Throughout the year our Association continued to widen its outreach. We've increased the number and impact of our events, as well as redesigned their formats in order to enhance networking and interactivity. We've boosted our web presence and online communication,... Read full post

How expert use of technology in classrooms is boosting education results: refocusing the open classroom initiative

December 23, 2015 by Antonio Moreira Teixeira   Comments (0)

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The publication last September of the OECD report “Students, Computers and Learning: Making The Connection” has caught a wide attention in the media all over the world. The idea conveyed to the public opinion was that contrary to previous belief data had shown that the use of technology in classrooms doesn’t boost education results after all. In fact, according to the study students who use computers moderately at school tend to have somewhat better learning outcomes than... Read full post