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December, 2013



December, 2013




EDEN Conference News

EDEN Annual Conference 2014
10-13 June 2014, University of Zagreb, Croatia

From Education to Employment and Meaningful Work with ICTs

E-learning at work and the workplace

Call for Contributions

Deadline: 31 January

Conference Themes

Submission Guidance

The year 2014 is important as the start of the new European programme period until 2020. This coincides with intensive developments in ICT-supported learning, educational innovations and, in particular, open educational resources. With present economic trends, the key question being growth and employability, it is highly important how employers accept job candidates with the certifications and competences from the new world of learning, characterised by many innovative approaches and open educational settings.

Call for Contributions

Join the Conference in Zagreb to tell the professional and academic community about your research, projects and experiences!

Submissions for paper presentations, posters, workshops and demonstrations are welcome. Furthermore EU projects and practices are invited to introduce themselves at Synergy Strand, our newest collaboration initiative.

Schedule and Deadlines

Paper submission: 31 January 2014

Synergy Submission: 28 March 2014

Registration open: mid-February 2014

Notification of authors: 28 March 2014





In collaboration with

Uni Zagreb


Community Update

Election of EDEN NAP Steering Committee 2014

Nominations invited by 28 February, 2014

The Network of Academics and Professionals (NAP), which has in December 2013 1173 members, is co-ordinated by a Steering Committee, elected by a ballot of its members.

The Chair of the NAP Steering Committee is ‘ex officio’ member of the EDEN Executive Committee.

ballot box

The present Steering Committee was elected in April 2011 for a three-year period of time. The term of office of the present NAP Steering Committee will be terminated in April 2014, the Steering Committee is subject of election which shall take place by electronic voting.

All NAP members are invited to take part in the nominations and the election.

More information is available on the NAP Members' Area (please, sign in to access).



András Szűcs member of HETL Executive Advisory Board

András Szűcs, Secretary General of EDEN, has been recently appointed as a member of the Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association - HETL Executive Advisory Board. EDEN and HETL are strategic partners since June 2013. Read more about HETL here.


SCOP2013: Leadership for Change


EDEN joined ICDE - International Council for Distance Education and Universidade Aberta, the Open University of Portugal, in organising the 20th Standing Conference of Presidents and Policy Forum in Lisbon, Portugal, 27-30 November. The Forum addressed the most challenging and pressing discussion about "Leadership for Change in a Time of Openness". Take a look at the photos, presentations, background documents, and a link to the Twitter feed of the meeting at and the photos.


New members

EDEN welcomes the following institutions that have joined the Association as Members since June 2013:

  • Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University, United Arab Emirates
  • Accreditation Service for International Colleges - ASIC, United Kingdom

You can view their profile at the "New Members" link on the EDEN web.


Highlights from recent posts on the NAP Members Area

Blog posts:



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European Commission's Corner

Erasmus+ Call for Proposals and Programme Guide released

The Commission has recently released key documents for the new Erasmus+ programme. The most important links are:


New Articles in EURODL

Engaging e-Portfolios in an Independent Learning Process

Jessie Choi

Using Pen-Based Technology in Online Mathematics Course: An Evaluation Study

Hasan Karal, Mehmet Kokoç, Canan Çolak, Yasin Yalçin


Projects, practices, showcases

What may promote changes towards innovation friendly learning systems?

We would like to invite you to take part in the Third Consultation of the VISIR project (available in English, Italian, Spanish, French, German). This survey is the third in the row of four consultations that are planned in the frame of VISIR.

Many great reports, studies, conferences did help to debate, to focus and summarise experience. Now we ask the opinion of the professional community about few major straightforward questions relating the evolution of learning with the innovation challenge - with a bit of simplification: what works ultimately? What drives our innovative efforts? What are the bottlenecks and barriers? What would you do differently?

The VISIR research has already resulted in several thought-provoking findings and ideas.

Please, help us to identify and analyse the existing trends on ICT and learning in Europe, it will take only few minutes of your time. Please, visit the survey and share your opinion!

Read full invitation here (EN, FR, IT, ES, DE).


Network of Staff and Teachers in Childcare Services - Newsletter, 3rd issue

The national ECEC working groups are active, the international NEST community is yet to be built up. The Partnership is keen on building a common European understanding of trials and challenges of early childhood education and care. For this very reason we have chosen to have one country in focus of every newsletter. The limelight of the present newsletter falls on ITALY. You will find a report on an Italian event, a couple of case studies and good practices and as usual, an introduction of a project with strong synergy to the NEST network.

Intelligent Tutoring for Lifelong Learning – Newsletter, final issue

The partnership is proud to successfully finish the I-TUTOR project. In the final newsletter you will find an interesting short interview with one of the leading personalities and the coordinator of the project, Professor Pier Giuseppe Rossi, from the University of Macerata about the collaboration of experts from the fields of education and computer science.


Highlights from EDEN Members and Partners

Learn Europe, educational open e-tools on the EU

The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and the Universitat de Lleida created a new educational platform to promote the study of the European Union through the use of new technologies.

Learn Europe is a new educational platform that focuses on teaching students about the history, geography and economics of the European Union.The website, created by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia, UOC) and the University of Lleida (UdL), offers a wealth of purpose-made educational resources and links to other sites available online.


Learn, practice, teach creativity and ICT

The aim of the HANDS-ON ICT project is to train and support teachers in the use of ICT.

As part of the project and to fulfill its purpose, the HANDS-ON project team is designing and will offer a course on ‘Creativity techniques’. Teachers will learn about the use of ICT while using these techniques. To design such a course that fits the needs, you are kindly asked to fill in this questionnaire (also available in Spanish). It should take no more than 20 minutes.


Publications and Events

Drop Out and Completion in Higher Education in Europe Among Students from Under-Represented Groups Report

The Report from the European Commission is available here.


11th Annual Sloan Consortium Blended Learning Conference and Workshop

The theme for 2014 is Blended Learning: Pathways to Student Success.


The Sloan Consortium invites you to submit a proposal for the 11th Annual Sloan Consortium Blended Learning Conference and Workshop, to be held July 8-9, 2014 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown in Denver, Colorado.

Deadline for submissions February 10, 2014. More information...


Business Impact of Technology-Enabled Learning

The annual Towards Maturity benchmark study carried out across over 500 organisations including BT, BA, NHS Direct, Toyota Motor Europe, and Bupa, reveals that technology-enabled learning has helped businesses reduce staff churn by nine percent, speed up new product roll-out by 24 percent, and reduce learning delivery time by 22 percent. Read more on


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