28 October 2014 – Tuesday Afternoon

  • Plenary Session 4
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Open Debate and Closing Plenary
  • Post Conference Workshop

13:30 – 14:30 Plenary Session 4

Chair: Denise Whitelock, The Open University, United Kingdom

Preparing Lifelong Learners

Allison Littlejohn, Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom

To MOOC or not to MOOC that is the Question

Willem van Valkenburg, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

14:30 – 15:00 Afternoon Tea

15:00 – 17:00 Open Debate and Closing Plenary

Chair: Belinda Tynan, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching), The Open University, United Kingdom


Open discussion of themes suggested by the Research Workshop delegates, with the
participation of keynote speakers and senior OU/EDEN delegates

Final Report from the Workshop Rapporteur

Tony Bates, Workshop Rapporteur and General Moderator, President and CEO, Tony Bates
Associates Ltd., Canada

Closing Remarks

Antonio Moreira Teixeira, EDEN President

17:15 – 18:45 Post Conference Workshop

Good Practices of E-learning SOLutions for Vocational Education and Training – E-SOLVE

Over the past years many innovative ideas have materialized with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme from different areas of the Vocation Education and Training (VET) system, which are worth to share with a broader audience of stakeholders.

The E-SOLVE project works with distilling knowledge on Leonardo da Vinci (LdV) projects dealing with e-learning, categorizing them according to several aspects, selecting sectorial good practices and disseminating them among VET stakeholders throughout Europe. It aims at enhancing the knowledge on successful e-learning pedagogical and methodological practices, exploiting the ECB (E-Learning for Capacity Building) criteria system which can also be used to evaluate a wider scale of e-learning programmes for VET.

The participants’ reflections will be invited as well as they can introduce their good practices or project results in short presentations, thus they may become one of the showcased initiatives. This can also be an opportunity to highlight upcoming projects just starting in the weeks of the workshop.