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September, 2015



September, 2015

EDEN Conference News

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: 30 September 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, e.g:

  • New digital/educational practices;
  • New digital/educational environments;
  • New and innovative educational strategies;
  • Design of teaching/learning for inclusion;
  • Institutional policies with respect to the challenge of inclusion.

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.



how to register

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


Transforming Schools into
Innovative Learning Organisation


Follow us on the web: #OCCAthens

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.

The language of the event is English.


how to register

Registration open until 15 September




The EDEN Open Classroom 2015 in Athen and in Aalborg are the initiatives of EDEN supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union.


Community Update

Articles available about the 2015 EDEN Annual Conference in Barcelona

The 2015 EDEN Annual Conference - #EDEN15 was rich in content and discussions, which also raised attention on several media channels. We collected some of the most popular resources here:

You can also surf among the other related materials here.


European Commission's Corner

Recent publication on Education and Training strategies and priorities

The recently published Draft 2015 Joint Report by the Commission calls for strengthening cooperation in education and training up to 2020 and especially to promote social inclusion. Read related press release here.


Digital Agenda Scoreboard 2015: Most targets reached, time has come to lift digital borders

The European Commission has released new data and analysis on digital performance in the EU in 2014. Watch this video for an overview of findings or read more here.


Projects, practices, showcases

Policy recommendations for learning analytics

The LACE - Learning Analytics Community Exchange project continues to work on discussing important aspects of learning analytics (LA) and educational data mining (EDM) as well as to promote through a series of publications this field of educational research. In the fifth newsletter of the project there are two featured policy papers: one is a manifesto of LA in the workplace, the other is the result of several stakeholder discussions about the relationship between LA and policy and practice.


Invitation to the next LACE SoLAR Flare networking event

Join us on 9 October at The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK or online

Research into practice for learning analytics is the theme of the event that will feature Professor Belinda Tynan, pro vice chancellor of the UK Open University and Chris Ballard, resident data scientist at Tribal as keynote speakers.

In addition to the keynotes, all participants are invited to give a lightning talk (one slide, two minutes) about their work in order to widen the discussion about how learning analytics research is being put into practice across Europe. Read more here...

If you would like to attend, please register here.


Helpful ICT solutions to help children with medical needs

The LeHo (Learning at Home and in the Hospital) project is successfully collecting and sharing good practices which include innovative technologies and methodologies in order to support the education of children with medical needs. The practices and other topic-related publications are available on the online hub. In the LeHo Newsletter (Issue 4), the recent report of LeHo includes the main activities of the project during its one and a half year run, and information can be found about the forthcoming key international events.


New TALOE webinar: “Mind the Gap! Perceptual differences and learning”

A new webinar “Mind the Gap! Perceptual differences and learning” is due on 16 September, 2015 at 11.00 CET, as part of the TALOE webinar series “Talks on e-assessment and learning outcomes”. The lecturer will be Steve Wheeler, Plymouth University. He is going to discuss different gaps teachers and students face every day – generational gaps, gaps in understanding, expectation gaps, gaps in literacy, intention gaps – which can be widened or narrowed by using technology. He also explores flipped roles, digital assessment and technology enhanced learning in his presentation.

Participants can join the webinar at without previous registration.

You can comment the sixth topic and put questions to the presenters in advance here. The recording of the previous webinars of the series are available here, and so will be all the future webinars.


Highlights from EDEN Members and Partners

Post Opening for Director of the Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE), Moscow

The UNESCO IITE - Institute for Information Technologies in Education - in Moscow is opening the post of Director.

Candidates who wish to be considered for this post shall apply online, via the dedicated UNESCO website, Careers, as soon as possible and well before the closing date, and ensure that applications are well received in the system.

It is important to note that all applications must be correctly submitted by 30 September 2015 at the latest. Read more here (downloadable pdf). Should you have any queries, please send an email to


Exploring eLearning: the first national event on e-learning for companies

1-2 December, Milan

Fabio Nascimbeni, member of the EDEN Executive Committee, will give a plenary speech at the 'Exploring eLearning' conference in Milan. The event is aimed at addressing the current challenges of organisations and companies: getting rid of traditional, and now inadequate, e-learning models, and focusing programmes on digital innovation with a strategic approach.

Innovation will also be applied to the format of this event: no paper or speakers, 36 multimedia posters, within an area of 2,000 square metres in the centre of Milan, to explore the major innovations in the field of e-learning, implemented on a national and international scale.

More information is available in this press release and on the website (in Italian, English will be available soon).



EUCIS-LLL Guidebook to EU Decision-Making in Education and Training

European integration appears sometimes technocratic, in the hands of distant institutions, which are asked to manage macroeconomic policies. The benefits of these policies are not always immediately clear to the general public. This guide is a concrete tool to empower educators and learners over Europe to have their say in their future. The 2015 version will be regularly updated for stakeholders to constantly stay in touch with each other. Read more here...


From ICDE: Global High Level Policy Forum - interviews with experts

Six experts were interviewed by ICDE at the recent Global High Level Policy Forum, organized by UNESCO in partnership with ICDE. Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education for the Future We Want was the Forum theme, and the experts were asked to comment on their main conclusions and the actions they would like to see happen post-event. Read more here...


Publications and Events

Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Leadership in Higher Education

Article on CheckPoint-elearning

From the management point of view, higher education is no longer perceived as a stage of learning that occurs at universities, academies, colleges, seminaries, and institutes of technology. Read more...


Tony Bates recommends a Guide to online learning graphics

For those instructors or faculty new to online or blended learning, this is a very useful preliminary introduction to the importance of good graphic design for your online learning materials. Read more here...


Five Ways Online Learning is Enabling Change in Post-Secondary Education

Article on

There is a lot of speculation that online learning, which has been a feature of college and university education since 1994, is becoming disruptive. The suggestion is that online learners are changing the way colleges and universities function. Read more...


3rd UIA Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific

29-30 September 2015, Bangkok, Centara Grand at CentralWorld

Read more here.


Survival of the fittest - The new world order in education

Article in the EFMD Global Focus: Volume 09 Issue 02 | 2015

The education market has never been more buoyant. But that also means more change and new challenges to traditional business schools. If they do not respond, says Richard Taylor, they may face extinction. Read more...


Google Apps for Education

Article on CheckPoint-elearning

"Assuming the growth rate of 41% from 2010-2015 continues over the next five years, handing in a paper, and handing it back, may become entirely paperless event for over 110 million students and teachers by 2020," said Victor Alhadeff CEO of Boost eLearning. Read more...


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