2014 Annual Conference Group's blog

E-learning - the prism effect

June 16, 2014 by Alastair Creelman   Comments (0)

After last week's EDEN conference in Zagreb I had an interesting discussion with a colleague that got me thinking. She had not been to so many conferences in the field of e-learning and although we agreed that this conference had been rewarding she found the lack of focus rather disconcerting. The problem was that most academic conferences focus clearly on a specific discipline or more likely a specialised area of a particular discipline. If you go to a conference in pedagogy you can... Read full post

EDEN 2014 - Up and running

June 11, 2014 by Alastair Creelman   Comments (1)

The key enabling technology for this year's conference is surely air-conditioning. Without it there would be no conference with outside temperatures of around 34 C today and most delegates seemed quite happy to stay inside. EDEN 2014 has certainly started with the same energy, friendliness and intensive discussion as when we last met in Oslo. It also seems clearer than ever that, as our morning keynorte speaker Blazenka Divjak (University of Zagreb) put it, e-learning is the mainstream of... Read full post

Changing the culture of workplace learning - EDEN 2014

June 9, 2014 by Alastair Creelman   Comments (0)

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Photo: CC BY-NC Some rights reserved by Sadmafioso


It's soon time to fly south to Zagreb for this year's EDEN conference and I'm looking forward to meeting lots of friends as well as making new contacts and of course learning a lot. It';s my first visit to the Croatian capital though I havehad two excellent holidays driving around the southern part of the country around Dubrovnik.

The theme of the conference is E-learning at work and in the workplace and I... Read full post

The Future of Europe Depends on Smart Investment in Contemporary Curricula and Workplace Training Innovation

May 21, 2014 by EDEN Secretariat   Comments (0)

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Interview with Fabrizio Cardinali by Andras Szucs


The voice of the industry is often on middle volume in various education systems when it comes to designing strategies. With the latest wave of reforms and readjusted goals thanks to the economic crisis, this voice is becoming louder and louder in various countries. Policy makers and institutional stakeholders listen carefully in order to keep up with the high-speed train of business developments. One of the world's leading... Read full post

2014 Best Research Paper Award, Zagreb

May 21, 2014 by EDEN Secretariat   Comments (0)

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Since 2008, EDEN is continuously granting the Best Research Paper Award at EDEN’s Annual Conferences as well as at EDEN’s bi-annual Research Workshops. A high quality standard selection process guarantees the branding of a distinguished and reputable award for scholarly conference papers in the field of open, distance and e-learning.

The evaluation criteria:

The paper contributes convincingly to the theme(s) of the conference.

The paper deals with a research... Read full post

EDEN Preconference Workshop on Designing Effective Video Learning Materials

May 14, 2014 by Sandra Kucina Softic   Comments (0)

University Compuing Centre SRCE is organizing a Workshop: Designing Effective Video Learning Materials on June 10th , 2014 at the SRCE premises.

Workshop will lead Jack Koumi well know expert in the field of video and media for higher education and teacher training.

Workshop is free of charge for the EDEN participants and teachers of the University of Zagreb.

If you are interested in attending this workshop, please look at the Workshop details and send an e-mail to... Read full post

The Silver Lining of Research in ODE - Interview with Olaf Zawacki-Richter

May 12, 2014 by EDEN Secretariat   Comments (0)

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Interview by Eva Suba


He has been embedded in the open, distance and e-learning research world from early on in his career. Prof. Dr. Olaf Zawacki-Richter is a multitasking talent at one of the most important German research hubs for open, distance, and flexible learning:  Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg. While juggling his tasks as the Head of Research and Development section of the Center for Lifelong Learning of the Oldenburg University (C3L), which is a... Read full post

The Challenges of a Contemporary Educator - Terry Anderson Interview

March 25, 2014 by EDEN Secretariat   Comments (0)

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Interview by Steve Wheeler, Plymouth University, UK

Professor Terry Anderson, who is based at Athabasca University in Canada, is one of the famous figures of contemporary education, and his list of achievements is lengthy. He is one of the pioneers of online and distance learning, and is Editor Emeritus of the influential online open access journal International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL) retiring after 10 years as editor.

His work around the study... Read full post

The Open, The Digital and The Face-to-Face - Prof. Jeff Haywood in Interview

March 10, 2014 by EDEN Secretariat   Comments (0)

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by Alastair Creelman (@alacre)


Prof. Haywood is one of the keynote speakers of the EDEN 2014 Annual Conference in Zagreb (#eden14).  Alastair Creelman (Linnaeus University, Sweden) sat down for an in-depth interview prior to the Conference to discuss open learning, certifications and employability and the problematics of universities meeting the demands of industry for digitally literate critical thinkers who have real skills. The interview touches on hot topics such as how... Read full post

From Oslo to Zagreb - Welcome to the conference blog

January 20, 2014 by EDEN Secretariat   Comments (0)

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My name is Eva Suba, you probably met me in the last couple of years at EDEN events or worked with me on EU projects. I will be your host at this Group and I will assist you in using this Group.


The 2014 Annual Conference is only some months away and while the submissions are still open, we, at the Secretariat, put our heads together to come up with something exciting and new this year. We were thinking about a new service to all conference participants.

It has been some... Read full post