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November, 2014 - Special issue



November, 2014

Reflections: the Eighth EDEN Research Workshop (EDENRW8) in Oxford

We thank the rapporteur, the keynotes, the speakers and all delegates for joining the Eighth EDEN Research Workshop (EDENRW8), for their input and contribution to the achievements and for the nice atmosphere.

This Research Workshop was, indeed, significantly different from the ones you may have attended in the past. The innovative discussion formats like the EDEN Fellows Walk and Talk, the Homegroups, Speed-dating sessions and Fishbowl conversations allowed a much more active and effective participation for the conference audience.

The EDENRW8 by Tony Bates - Inspiring keynotes in an innovative format

EDEN President, Antonio Teixeira invited EDENRW8 rapporteur Tony Bates to share with us his expert perspective on the main discussions and conclusions of EDENRW8. As a result, he wrote a collection of four excellent blog posts, to be published over the course of 2 weeks. Read the first on the President's Blog.

Tony also invited the EDENRW8 keynote speakers to answer 3 questions in the light of the discussions at EDENRW8. These mini-interviews are coming soon.

The Best Research Paper Award has been shared between the following two papers:

Feedback on Academic Essay Writing through Pre-Emptive Hints – Moving Towards ‘Advice for Action
Denise Whitelock, Alison Twiner, John T. E. Richardson, The Open University, Debora Field, Stephen Pulman, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Student Perspectives on the Use of Their Data: Between Intrusion, Surveillance and Care
Sharon Slade, The Open University, United Kingdom, Paul Prinsloo, University of South Africa, South Africa

Beyond more information including the shortlisted finalists, the winner papers as well as previous years' Best Research Papers are available on our Publications' site.

The Best Poster Award was sponsored by the Open University and voted by Workshop participants on site. The Award went to:

Assessment Strategy - Designing and Developing Assessments for Online Distance Education
Elaine Walsh, James Brunton, Dublin City University, Ireland

Participants' testimonials:

image"Overall a really fantastic conference it had been a privilege to attend."

"Fantastic EDEN research workshop, well done the EDEN team and the programming committee for great keynotes and innovative interactive sessions! Proud to be part of the EDEN community."

Quick Links:

Workshop Proceedings (available until the end of the year)|Book of Abstracts
Keynotes |The Stories of Day 1 and Day 2 | Shared Resources |Photoblog

We thank the Open University for their invaluable co-operation!

We look forward to see you at the upcoming conference: EDEN Annual Conference 2015 in Barcelona on 9-12 June. Details follow soon.


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Projects, practices, showcases

EMPORT Seminar: Portuguese Language and Business in Portuguese Speaking Countries

28 November 2014, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

EMPORT is inviting you to its final seminar in Santiago de Compostela on 'Portuguese Language and Business in Portuguese Speaking Countries'. The seminar's main target groups are teachers and educational professionals who are involved in business Portuguese teaching and companies' staff benefiting from Portuguese language in their work.

For more information about the seminar and the recently launched multimedia course (open to the public), visit the EMPORT website. Registration for the seminar is free of charge and can be done via e-mail.


E-SOLVE Final Conference: E-learning SOLutions for VEt

Budapest, 24-25 November 2014

We invite you to the E-SOLVE Final Conference in Budapest on 24-25 November 2014, at the University of Technology and Economics.

For your information the conference's target audiences are:

  • project coordinators of VET-related distance and e-learning projects,
  • developers of e-learning and traditional learning methods and materials,
  • vocational education and training experts,
  • IT practitioners and
  • e-learning content developers.

Although participation is free, the online registration is essential. For more information and to register, please visit the project website.


NEST Final Newsletter - Network of Staff and Teachers in Childcare Services

The NEST – Network of Staff and Teachers in Childcare Services project in its present form has ended on 31 October. During the last three years we forged a wonderful NEST team of the initial project partners and of our close collaborators from all over Europe. In the final newsletter you can read the testimonials of the project partners about their work in the project and with the early childhood education and care (ECEC) community.

There are two developments that we would like to raise your attention to: the NEST Library, collecting more than 400 ECEC resources in eight languages and the multilingual NEST portal. We are happy to share all the developed and translated (to German, Hungarian, Italian, Finnish, Slovenian, Spanish and Greek) features available. Read more in the final newsletter.


Policy Meets Practice: CARER+ News

The 6th CARER+ newsletter brings you the latest news around "aging well with ICTs". The project is in its piloting phase where elderly people are using ICT solutions to manage their everyday life with the support of carers. In the same time, the project brings together policy-makers from 6 countries to exchange ideas, experiences and meet carers on-the-job for better future in an aging Europe. Read the newsletter here.


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