Roger Mills passed away
The EDEN community extends their deepest sympathies for the unexpected loss of Roger Mills. He was an experienced distance educator, specialising in student support systems and services, has been employed by the UK Open University in six different roles over 32 years. In one of his latest position he was Regional Director of the Open University in the East of England.
EDEN has been proud to work with a great personality.
Roger has been for decades a committed and knowledgable member of EDEN, an invaluable colleague and fellow from the very early times. We have lost a good friend and now stand by the family and friends in these sad days.Details > >
Our reflection on Brexit
EDEN shares the disappointment, sadness and confusion caused by the UK decision to leave the EU. The recent development causes mostly uncertainty in its consequences.
EDEN continues cherishing its academic values, responsibility and the largest network of academics and professionals, no matter where they are based or operating from. EDEN operates on the principles that have no borders or obstacles for cooperation of our members – we believe online and networking regime cannot be affected that easily by any political restriction. We join academic solidarity to strengthen and support the continuation of UK – EU academic collaboration.Details > >
EDEN cherishes and appreciates all the colleagues, fellows and EDEN members from the UK, as well as other countries, and shares their feelings. Let us continue together, observing and preparing for the future which is yet to come. We hope that this brings the minimum possible effects to our open professional collaboration.
EDEN Executive Committee
25th Anniversary Special Recognitions
In 2016, the European Distance and E-Learning Network celebrates the 25th Anniversary of its establishment. As a part of our celebrations, special 25th Anniversary Recognitions were awarded during the Conference Gala Dinner.
EDEN 25th Anniversary Globe
Awarded to our most outstanding colleagues who have consistently supported EDEN throughout the last 25 years and made decisive contributions to the foundation, consolidation and growth of the Association:Details > >
Sir John Daniel
Award of Institutional excellence
EDEN acknowledges with special thanks the continuous valuable support to the development of the Association over the years and the international collaboration in open, distance and e-learning of:
The Open University, UK. The award was received on behalf of the institution by Mark Nichols.
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain. The award was received on behalf of the institution by Marta Aymerich.
Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece. The award was received on behalf of the institution by Sofoklis Sotiriou.
Flexible Education Norway. The award was received on behalf of the institution by Torhild Slåtto.
Certificate of honour awarded by the Executive Committee to:
for their leadership and consistent support to EDEN throughout the years, contributing in a significant way to the development of the Association and its international collaborations in open, distance and e-learning.
Certificate of excellence was awarded to
for her long term exceptional commitment, the smart and generous contributions to the success of the Association over the years.
EDEN Fellow awards 2016, Budapest
The first Senior Fellow and Fellow Awards, launched on the initiative of Professor Alan Tait, former EDEN President, were presented at the 2007 Annual Conference in Naples. In 2016, this tradition was continued in Budapest, at the Welcome Reception of the 2016 Annual Conference - #EDEN16.Details > >
The EDEN Senior Fellow Award was given in 2016, based on the decision of the EDEN Executive Committee to:
University of Burgundy, France
Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University, Canada
Universidade Aberta, Portugal
The EDEN Fellow Award was given in 2016, based on the decision of the EDEN Executive Committee to:
Sero Consulting Ltd., United Kingdom
University Roma III, Italy
Flexible Education Norway (FuN), Norway
Elsebeth Korsgaard Sorensen
Aalborg University, Denmark
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
The Young Scholar Award was given in 2016, based on the decision of the EDEN Executive Committee to:
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
KAPTÁR Visual Arts Workshop and Archive
The Best Practice Initiative Award ceremony was held at the conference gala dinner and went to:
Nelson Ribeiro Jorge, Willem Frederik van Valkenburg and Sofia Dopper,
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
for the conference paper on The TU Delft Online Learning Experience: From Theory to Practice
The Best Research Paper Award, also held at the conference gala dinner, was given to:
Jieun Lim and Jennifer Richardson,
Purdue University, United States of America
for the conference paper on How Social Networking Experience relates to Social Presence and attitude of Using SNS in education
Read more about the our recognitions and awards here
Logo Design Contest
As part of EDEN’s 25th anniversary celebration activities we are refreshing our visual identity. Following the presentation of our new web portal at the EDEN 2016 Annual Conference, now we would like to follow up this phase by announcing an EDEN Logo Design Contest with the aim to allow our professional community to take an active part in the development of our Association’s new look.
Read more about the contest here.Details > >
EDEN 2016 Annual Conference - #eden16
14-17 June 2016
RE-WATCH THE PLENARY SESSIONS
- Plenary session livestream - Wednesday - Sir John Daniel, János Józsa, Antonio Teixeira, Deborah Arnold, Tony Bates, Lesley Wilson
- Plenary session livestream - Thursday - Ingeborg Bø, Antonio Teixeira, Yves Punie, Melissa Highton, Danny Arati, Susan Aldridge
- Plenary session livestream - Friday - Andrea Karpati, Michael G. Moore, Cristóbal Cobo, Steve Wheeler, Tony Bates, Olaf Zawaczki-Richter, André Petzold
Daily #EDEN16 Social DigestDetails > >
MEET OUR KEYNOTES
- Tony Bates, Contact North | Contact Nord Research Associate
- Lesley Wilson, European University Association, Secretary General
- António Teixeira, President of EDEN
- Yves Punie, Senior scientist at the European Commission Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS)
- Michael G. Moore, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Education The Pennsylvania State University USA
- Danny Arati, Intel, former Education Manager, Europe
- Melissa Highton, Director of the Learning, Teaching and Web Services Division, University of Edinburgh
- Cristóbal Cobo, Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
- Susan Aldridge, Senior Vice President for Online Learning and President of Drexel University Online
- Paul Bacsich, Coordinator, Open Education Working Group, and Senior Consultant, SeroHE
- Stavros Panagiotis Xanthopoylos, Board member of Open Education Consortium and Vice-President of the Brazilian Distance Education Association - ABED
- Steve Wheeler, Associate Professor of Learning Technologies at the Plymouth Institute of Education
- János Józsa, Rector of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics
This EDEN Conference is supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union.
For your diary: 9th EDEN Research Workshop - EDEN RW9, 4-7 October 2016, Oldenburg
Scope | Themes | Structure of Sessions | Call for Contributions | Submission Categories | Submission
Forging new pathways of research and innovation in open and distance learning: Reaching from the roots
Building on the success of our thematic conference 2 years ago in Oxford, EDEN is pleased to announce that EDEN RW9 organised in collaboration with the Institute of Education and the Center for Lifelong Learning at Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg in Oldenburg, Germany.Details > >
Invited keynote speakers include
- Olaf Zawacki-Richter (Germany), Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
- Paul Prinsloo (South Africa), University of South Africa
- Inge de Waard (UK), Open University UK
- George Veletsianos (Canada), Royal Roads University
- Adnan Qayyum (USA), Pennsylvania State University
- Isa Jahnke (USA/Germany), University of Missouri
- Som Naidu (Australia), Swinburne University of Technology
Airina Volungeviciene elected as new EDEN President
It's our great pleasure to announce, that the EDEN Annual General Meeting elected former Vice-President, Airina Volungeviciene, Director of Innovative Studies Institute at Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania as new President of the Association.Details > >
Assoc. prof. dr. Airina Volungevičienė has been working among leading researchers, methodology specialists and education policy makers in the area of technology enhanced learning (TEL) development in Europe since 1997. Find out more on Airina's background and activities on the Executive Committee page.
New international cooperation agreements
On 17 June 2016 the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite) and EDEN signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the objective of engaging in international activities and initiatives of mutual benefit and promote eachother’s undertakings, supporting each other in facilitating the enhancement of evidence-based research andpractice in the use of educational technologies. We shall offer free use of materials posted on each other’s web portals, collaborate on advisory boards and judging panels, recruit researchers to contribute to EDEN’s annual Research Workshop and support the development of each other’s network of members, exchange bestpractices and disseminateinformation of activities of both Parties.Details > >
EDEN and Association of Arab Universities (AArU) also signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 17 June 2016 with the objective of promoting each other’s offerings, supporting of the development of each other’s network of members, exchange best practices, jointly organise workshops, seminars and conferences, disseminate information of activities of both partners.