The third European Distance Learning Week (EDLW) organized by EDEN on November 5 – 9, 2018, received high attendance from online community members (both, synchronously and asynchronously) and also high quality feedback from the participants of the events with appreciation expressed towards the topics selected, the panelists and the presenters invited to the webinars of the week.
EDLW events received 519 registrations, lower synchronous attendance during the sessions, but high numbers in webinar record views: 1534 authentic reviews has been recorded of all the sessions already during the week! Of course, recordings are available for later review for all interested in new and important developments.
Also as in previous years, the week was organized continuing a successful transnational collaboration with the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) in synergy with the US National Distance Learning Week. EDEN expresses sincerest gratitude to the USDLA President Pat Cassella and the USDLA Board member Dean Hoke for great support, continuous collaboration and their personal contributions to EDLW Opening Panel. Thank you!
The Opening Panel of the week (the most popular event in record reviews during the week) discussed the Past, the Present and the Future of Distance Education in Europe and globally. Invited expert panel members from EDEN Fellows, ICDE, USDLA and EDEN member institutions reflected on how distance education evolved, how open and distance learning contributed towards the development of education and its quality, what lessons may be learnt and how open education contributed to the developments that we have today.
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