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Programme Structure

The Workshop programme will include plenaries, parallel sessions with paper presentations, workshops and a poster session. The event will start on Sunday afternoon on 26 October, with EDEN Fellows Walk and Talk followed by the Welcome Reception and will end with a Closing Session on 28 October/an optional visit to the Open University on 29 October.

26 October, Sunday 27 October, Monday 28 October, Tuesday 29 October, Wednesday

 

8.30-9.30
Welcome & Opening
Keynote:
Cristobal Cobo

8.30-9.30
Plenary Session
Rapporteur #3
Report by Tony Bates
Keynote:
Philipp Schmidt

8.00 - appx. 17.45
Optional: Full day visit to the Open University, UK with presentations of their main recent initiatives.
Lunch and coffees included

9.30-10.15
Interactive Session
Homegroups*  to discuss a set of selected questions
9.30-10.15
Interactive Session
Homegroups* to discuss a set of selected questions
 
10.15-10.45
Morning Tea
10.15-10.45
Morning Tea
10.45-12.15
Parallel sessions:
‘research-speed-dating’ papers & workshops
10.45-12.30
Parallel sessions:
‘research-speed-dating’ papers & workshops
12.15-12.30
Rapporteur #2
Report by Tony Bates
12.30-13.30 Lunch 12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.30
Plenary Session
Keynotes:
Pierre Dillenbourg &
Sian Bayne
13.30-14.30
Plenary Session
Keynotes:
Allison Littlejohn &
Willem van Valkenburg
14.30-15.00
Afternoon Tea
14.30-15.00
Afternoon Tea

15.30-17.00
EDEN Fellows
Walk and Talk

A number of Fellows will walk with the delegates joining on the hotel gardens or in another Oxford location and discuss digital education futures.

15.00-16.30
Parallel sessions:
‘research-speed-dating’ papers & workshops

15.00-16.30
Open Debate
Fishbowl** to discuss themes suggested by RW8 participants

16.30-17.30
Poster Session
All participants can vote for the best poster.
16.30-17.00
Rapporteur #4
Report by Tony Bates and Closing Session
18.00-19.00
Welcome Reception
Oxford city representative
EDEN Fellows ceremony
Rapporteur #1
Tony Bates presents RW8 themes

17.30-19.00
Plenary Session
Oxford Debate:
UNESCO/ICDE Chairs featuring:
Rory McGreal &
Maria Soledad Ramirez Montoya

 
  20.00-21.30
Gala Dinner
Best Research Paper Award ceremony

 

*A homegroup is a randomly assigned group of participants. Delegates will be assigned to a random homegroup with people from different countries. The purpose is to work participatively in a new and fresh environment and make friends from different locals.

**A fishbowl conversation can be used when discussing topics within large groups. It allows the entire group to participate 4-5 chairs are arranged in an inner circle. This is the fishbowl. Remaining chairs are arranged in concentric circles. A few participants are selected to fill the fishbowl. The moderator introduces the topic and participants start discussing. Initial participants speak for some time, then leave the fishbowl and a new group from the audience enters. This continues until many audience members have spent some time in the fishbowl. When time runs out the moderator summarizes the discussion.