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July, 2015 - Special Issue



July, 2015

EDEN Open Classroom Conferences in Athens and Aalborg
Call for submission deadlines approaching!

EDEN Open Classroom Conference
18-21 September 2015, Athens, Greece
Organised in collaboration with: Ellinogermaniki Agogi


Transforming Schools into
Innovative Learning Organisation

Submission deadline: 15 August
Registration is free of charge


Open Discovery Space, DigiSkills and GreeNET will utilize their teacher communities and resources in the interest of a professional event, offering free training opportunities and promoting their best teaching practices.

Call for submissions:

Submissions addressing one or more of the conference themes are welcome in either standard paper or Synergy formats. The deadline for submission is 15 August.

Acknowledging achievements at the conference:

To celebrate and multiply the impact of some of the hosting projects' most successful activities the first two days of the conference will highlight an impressive spectrum of different open schooling and teacher training initiatives and accomplishments. Complementing the ODS virtual acknowledgements expressed via multiple online channels, we'll also be awarding our best teachers face to face for their professional achievements and contributions to their schools' development.

During the third, Scholarly Contributions Day, academics and professionals will present their research and validated practices. Based on its continuing success, the EDEN "Synergy" strand will be weaved into the programme in Athens as well, adding a "project magnet" effect to the conference and enabling new partnerships to be created and old ones to be strengthened and expanded.



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EDEN Open Classroom Conference
17-20 November 2015, Aalborg, Denmark
Organised in collaboration with: The Aalborg University

D4Learning 2015: International Conference on Innovations with Digital Learning for Inclusion (D4L)

Final Submission Round is open until: 15 August 2015


The D4L Conference serves as a forum for the discussion and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications on all topics related to the use of digital technology for inclusion.

Keynote speakers:

  • Alan Tait, Director, International Development and Teacher Education, The Open University, United Kingdom
  • Terry Anderson, Professor in Distance Education, Athabasca University, Canada
  • Alan Bruce, Universal Learning Systems, Ireland

Call for Papers:

We invite you to attend D4L and submit proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, tutorials, workshops, posters/demonstrations and corporate showcases/demos.

The tradition of EDEN Best Research Paper Award will be continued at the conference.

The proceedings will be published by Aalborg University Press.



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Projects, Practices, Showcases

Demystifying ICT in Education - DigiSkills Summer News and Evaluation

The latest DigiSkills Newsletter includes useful information on the final conference in the framework of the Open Classroom Conference in Athens, new practices for teachers and trainers using ICT in various levels of education featured in the Good Practice Repository, and latest information on past events and recently published resources. On the Digiskills website, you now have access to the Digiskills Online Community, the Good Practice Inventory as well as the Digital Competence Training Academy with OER courses for teachers and trainers who want to update their digital skills for learning. This resource inventory is aiming all levels of educators, from primary to higher education and adult learning.

Help us to evaluate!

We are looking forward to seeing your good practice on the DigiSkills platform. Please follow the instructions here. It takes no more than 10 minutes. Thank you for your collaboration!


Web based e-assessment platform released by TALOE

Within the TALOE (Time to Assess Learning Outcomes in E-learning) project, a web tool is developed with the aim to help teachers in deciding on the e-assessment strategies and better relating to the learning outcomes with assessment methods. The tool is tested, finalised and is open to public.

The recordings of the successful TALOE Webinar series: Talks on E-Assessment and Learning Outcomes is also available. For details and further project information, please read the third Newsletter.


Open Professional Collaboration for Innovation

The Newsletter of OpenPROF - Open Professional Collaboration for Innovation is now available. The project organises trainings for teachers and trainers and develops open educational resources (OERs) with open curriculum and licensing via open collaboration. OpenProf partners will create three training materials that help you to develop OER content. The first training material on Open Educational Resources and sustainability models is now available on the project web. Curricula and materials for OERs, 6 online courses, with resources developed in or adapted various languages, ICT tools and innovative solutions will be developed and made available.


For more information about the upcoming EDEN-related conferences, please visit the EDEN website.

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