EDEN Fellows

Recognition of professional excellence

The purpose of the EDEN Fellow scheme is to provide validation and support to professionals in Europe in this field, and to enhance their mobility within Europe through a respected scheme of recognition. The first Senior Fellow and Fellow Awards were presented at the 2007 Annual Conference in Naples.

EDEN Fellows by year

2007

Fellows Senior Fellows
Henrik Hansson, Stockholm University, Sweden Carl Holmberg, International Council for Open and Distance Education, Sweden
Gila Kurtz,The Center for Academic Studies or Yehuda, Israel Erling Ljosa, Founding President of EDEN, former Director of NKS, Norway
Christian-Andreas Schumann, University of Applied Sciences Zwickau, Germany Claudio Dondi, MENON Network, Belgium
Wim Van Petegem, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium Erwin Wagner, University of Hildesheim, Germany
Ulrich Bernath, Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in ODL, Germany Peter Floor, former Secretary General of the Leiden University, Member of the Distance Learning Task Force of the Coimbra Group of Universities, long standing member and in 2003 -2007 Chair of the European ODL Liaison Committee, The Netherlands
Roni Aviram, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel Sir John Daniel, President of the Commonwealth of Learning, former Vice-Chancellor of the OU, UK
Sarolta Zárda, Dennis Gabor College, Hungary Ingeborg Bo, Executive Director of the Norwegian Association for Distance Education, retiring President of EDEN, Norway
Stavros Savas,Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece
Danguole Rutkauskiene, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Jolanta Chec, Natioanal Institute of Telecommunication, Poland
Nikitas Kastis,MENON GR Research, Greece
Alan Bruce, Universal Learning Systems, Ireland
Albert Sangra, Fundacio per a la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
Anne Gaskell, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Sofoklis Sotiriou, Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece
Jeanne Schreurs, Universiteit Hasselt, Belgium

2008

Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom Walter Kugemann, Institute for Learning Innovation (FIM – NewLearning), Germany
Alfredo Soeiro, University of Porto, Portugal Torstein Rekkedal, NKI Distance Education, Norway
Ulf-Daniel Ehlers, Baden-Wurttemberg Cooperative State University, Germany
Sally Reynolds, Audiovisual Technologies Informatics and Telecommunication, Belgium
Montse Guitert, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
Adriana Gnudi, Universita degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy
Costas Tsolakidis, University of the Aegean, Greece

2009

Dénes Zarka, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary Ulrich Bernath, Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in ODL, Germany
Thomas Fischer, Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece
Anna Grabowska, PRO – MED Co. Ltd, Poland
Mehmet Kesim, Anadolu University, Turkey

2010

Airina Volungeviciene, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania Michael G. Moore, Studiesenteret.no, Norway
Antonio M. Teixeira, Universidade Aberta, Portugal Alan Tait, The Open University, United Kingdom
Don Olcott Jr., Charles Sturt University, Australia Martine Vidal, Centre National d’Enseignement à Distance, France
Eva Sandor-Kriszt, Budapest Business School, Hungary
Deborah Arnold, University of Burgundy, France
Berit Johnsen, Norwegian Ministry of education and research, Norway

2011

Jim Devine, DEVINE Policy/Projects/Innovation, Ireland
Ilaria Mascitti, Universitya Telematica Guglielmo Marconi, Italy
Natalia Tikhomirova, Moscow State University of Economics, Russian Federation
Rafi Nachmias, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Andy diPaolo, Stanford Center for Professional Developmet, USA
Tapio Koskinen, Aalto University, Finland

2012

Lisa-Marie Blaschke, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany
Fabio Nascimbeni, Universidad Internacional de la Rioja, Spain
Diana Andone, Politechnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Laszlo Komaromi, Dennis Gabor College, Hungary
Andrea Karpati, Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary
Michael Auer, Carithia Tech Institute, Austria

2013

Ilse Op de Beeck, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium Sofoklis Sotiriou, Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece
Bill McNeill, The College of Estate Management, United Kingdom Morten F. Paulsen, Campus NooA, Norway
Ari-Matti Auvinen, HCI Productions Ltd., Finland
Thomas Kretschmer, University of Duisburg- Essen, Germany
Grainne Conole, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Sonia Hetzner, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

2014

Sandra Kucina Softic, University of Zagreb, Croatia Tony Bates, Tony Bates Associates Ltd., Canada
Ebba Ossiannilsson, Swedish Association for Distance Education, Sweden
András Benedek, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Marci Powell, Drexel University Online, USA

2015

Helga Dorner, Central European University, Hungary Albert Sangra, Fundacio per a la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
Timothy Read, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Spain Terry Anderson, Athabasca University, Canada
Ene Koitla, Information Technology Foundation for Education, Estonia Roberto Carneiro, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Portugal
Irina Smirnova, Moscow State University of Economics, Russian Federation
Yaacov Katz, Bar- Ilan University, Israel
Margarida Carmo, Universidade Aberta, Portugal

2016

Antonella Poce, Universita degli Studi di Rome Tre, Italy Antonio Teixeira, Universidade Aberta, Portugal
Elsebeth Korsgaard Sorensen, Aalborg University, Denmark Rory McGreal, Athabasca University, Canada
Torhild Slatto, Flexible Education Norway, Norway Alan Bruce, Universal Learning Systems, Ireland
Olaf Zawacki-Richter, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany Deborah Arnold, University of Burgundy, France
Belinda Tynan, The Open University, United Kingdom
Paul Bacsich, Sero Consulting Ltd., United Kingdom

2017

Mark Brown, National Institute for Digital Learning, Ireland Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
Alastair Creelman, Linnaeus University, Sweden Wim Van Petegem, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Eva Szalma, Centre for Learning Innovation and Adult Learning, Hungary Gila Kurtz, The Center for Academic Studies or Yehuda, Israel
Anca Cristina Colibaba, EuroEd Foundation, Romania Jack Koumi, Educational Media Production Training, United Kingdom

2018

Svetlana Knyazeva, UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education, Russian Federation Lisa Marie Blaschke, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany
Francesco Agrusti, Universita degli Studi di Rome Tre, Italy Alfredo Soeiro, University of Porto, Portugal
Josep Maria Duart, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain Fabio Nascimbeni, Universidad Internacional de la Rioja – UNIR, Spain
Mark Nichols, the Open University UK, United Kingdom Don Olcott Jr., Global ODL Consultant, Romania