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Rectors Presidents and Executives to Meet at SCOP 2013

September 9, 2013 by EDEN Secretariat   Comments (0)

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EDEN is proud to join the International Council for Distance Education (ICDE) and Universidade Aberta (UAb) in organizing the 20th Standing Conference of Presidents (SCOP2013) meeting.

SCOP 2013 will be held in Lisbon, Portugal on 27-30 November 2013 at Universidade Aberta, as part of the institution's 25th anniversary celebrations. The overarching theme is Leadership for Change in a Time of Openness.

This unique event will tackle the issue of leadership in a time of openness.... Read full post

Why Anna Kirah thinks we should get rid of the blinders in education

May 15, 2013 by EDEN Secretariat   Comments (0)

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- an interview by Helen Keegan

 

When two like-minded people meet, an inspiring conversation is the result. This is exactly what happened when Helen Keegan agreed to interview EDEN 2013 keynote speaker Anna Kirah. Helen took the initiative and started a virtual conversation with Anna, sending her only one question at a time. This way Anna had the time and space to explore her ideas and create the story-teller texture feel of the interview. Thanks to the wonderfully open... Read full post

Education and Ecstasy instead of Education and Agony

April 30, 2013 by EDEN Secretariat   Comments (0)

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an interview with Dr. Bernard Luskin, President-elect of the American Psychological Association’s Society for Media Psychology and Technology

by Eva Suba

   Learning psychologist Bernard Luskin has a series of prizes and an entire carreer in academic institutions. Dr Luskin is considered as one of the pioneers of open, distance and e-learning in the academic world of USA. He revelead earlier, that he will explore psychology of learning & social media in his EDEN... Read full post

Anna Kirah talks people-centric innovations | VIDEO

April 8, 2013 by EDEN Secretariat   Comments (1)

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To create sustainable solutions to today's challenges, we need to understand the aspirations and motivations of everyday people in their everyday lives from their perspectives, and not your own. Anne Kirah, Chief Experience Officer, Making Waves, Norway talks about understanding everyday people in their everyday lives from their perspectives to create sustainable solutions in her TEDxOslo talk.

Living in the age where "knowing" may be obsolete

March 12, 2013 by EDEN Secretariat  

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Interview with Sugata Mitra 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. His later research also encompassed biological science and energy storage systems. Mitra has also researched diversely into areas such as medicine (Alzheimer’s disease and memory research) and psychology... Read full post

Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education | VIDEO

March 4, 2013 by EDEN Secretariat   Comments (0)

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Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.

Source: http://www.ted.com

Let's Make Literacy Attractive: an Interview with David White

October 4, 2012 by EDEN Secretariat   Comments (0)

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'The absolutely vital about education is that people who are getting it have to want it.' Motivation is the key for learning and David White, former Director at the European Commission's DG Education and Culture, is motivated to learn. Watch him responding to 3 questions in this interview: