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Dr. Don Olcott receives The ICDE Individual Prize of Excellence

October 28, 2013 by EDEN Secretariat   Comments (0)

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ICDE rewards outstanding achievement in open and distance education through the Prize of Excellence award for both individuals and institutions. The Prize of Excellence is normally presented on a biennial basis at the ICDE World Conference.

 

The Individual Prize of Excellence

This prize is awarded for significant contribution to the field over the past five years. The prize focuses on rewarding innovation and progress in the field, as well as significant... Read full post

Happy 10th anniversary, eLene!

October 19, 2013 by Deborah Arnold   Comments (0)

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The EDEN Synergy workshop in Budapest (October 19th-21st) was the perfect opportunity to celebrate the 10th anniversary of eLene, a vibrant group of people and institutions who form a network and community of practice around e-learning related projects.

As one of the initiators of eLene, I had the honour and pleasure of telling the eLene story in the opening plenary earlier today.

Here is the text version of my speech:

"I'd like you to take your minds back to... Read full post

European Commission launches 'Opening up Education' and reveals the programme's new webportal

September 26, 2013 by EDEN Secretariat   Comments (0)

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You may all well be aware of the elearningeuropa.info portal of the European Commission. Well, the portal is no more, it is renewed, reviewed and relaunched with modified objectives and services supporting the launch of the 'Opening up Education' programme, an action plan to tackle digital problems of schools and universities. The new website, Open Education Europa, is meant to allow students, practitioners and educational institutions to share free-to-use open educational resources,... Read full post

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.