The EDEN Executive Committee launched a Call for Editor-in-Chief of EURODL in October to lead and manage a new period for the journal. As the conclusion of the application process, EDEN is delighted to announce that the Executive Committee has unanimously agreed to assign Wim Van Petegem to the Editor-in-Chief position for three years (which is extendable). The elected Editor-in-Chief will be in charge of the new editions from January 1st, 2021.
Wim Van Petegem is Expert Multicampus & Engineering Education, KU Leuven, Belgium. Wim is also an EDEN Senior Fellow, member of the board of the EDEN Fellows Council, former EDEN Vice-President for Research and member of EURODL Advisory Board. Wim Van Petegem confirmed that the future of the journal, the highest academic quality standards of publication should remain the basic principle for the editorial work. Synergies with EDEN networks and activities might be an important potential for the Journal.
The present Editor-in-Chief of EURODL, Dr. Ulrich Bernath (Oldenburg University and Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning, Germany), acting since 2014 has largely been supporting the journal’s distinguished role in the field.
EDEN greatly appreciates all contributions of Ulrich Bernath during the years leading to the current rank of EURODL, being acknowledged among the major Journals in Europe and worldwide in the open-distance-digital learning field. EDEN hopes that the journal and the network can count on Ulrich Bernath’s precious experiences and expertise in the upcoming years. The importance of the continuation with the Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning has also been pronounced.