10 June 2015 – Wednesday Afternoon

  • Parallel Sessions B
  • Coffee Break
  • Parallel Sessions C
  • EDEN Annual General Meeting
  • Book and Wine Party

14:30 – 16:00 Parallel Sessions B

Paper Session B1
Evaluation and Assessment

Chair: Gila Kurtz, The College of Academic Studies, Israel

10 Key Criteria to Manage and Sustain e-Feedback in Written Assignments

Teresa Guasch Pascual, Anna Espasa, Rosa M. Mayordomo, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya – UOC, Spain

360o e-Assessment: An Online Collaborative Process in the Scenario of the Open University of Catalonia (UOC)

Montse Guitert Catasus, Teresa Romeu, Marc Romero Carbonell, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya – UOC, Spain

Open Badges, a New Standard in the Expanding Learning Landscape

Eric Rousselle, Discendum, Finland

Measuring a Critical Impact on Technology in Education: A Tool for OERS Evaluation

Antonella Poce, Francesco Agrusti, University Roma III, Italy

Realizing the Potential of Competency-Based Learning and Badges

Deborah Everhart, Georgetown University, United States of America

PDPIE Framework: Online Course Development Quality Cycle

Afsaneh Sharif, University of British Columbia, Canada, Merce Gisbert Cervera, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain

A Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Learning Programs in Higher Education

Kaye Shelton, Lamar University, United States of America

Paper Session B2
MOOCs: Enriching and Consolidating the Experience

Chair: Airina Volungeviciene, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

The Online Learners in MOOC Social Environments

Udi Shimony, Anat Cohen, Rafi Nachmias, Tel Aviv University, Tal Soffer, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Building Better MOOCs: Using Design Patterns for Massive Open Online Course Development

Steven Warburton, University of Surrey, United Kingdom, Yishay Mor, P.A.U. Education, Spain

The Boot Camp Module in Massive Open Online Courses: Experiences in Two European Initiatives

Diana Morais, Maria Joao Leal, Maria Joao Spilker, Lina Morgado, Universidade Aberta, Portugal

MOOCs and Open Education in Canada 2015

Rory McGreal, Terry Anderson, Diana Quirk, Athabasca University, Canada

A Peer-Mentoring Approach for the Continuous Professional Development of Educators in a MOOC Setting

Muriel Garreta-Domingo, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya – UOC, Spain, Gemma Aguado Roman, Yishay Mor, Carles Fernandez, Consultants, Katerina Riviou, Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece

Courses of the Bavarian Virtual University facing MOOCs

Regine Prem, Christina Stoetzel, Virtuelle Hochschule Bayern, Germany

Workshop Session B3

Learning Analytics – What Data Could Tell If We Were Willing to Share Information. Exploring Benefits and Barriers to the Use of Analytics in Schools and Universities.

Tore Hoel, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway, Sally Reynolds, Audiovisual Technologies Informatics & Telecom. – ATiT, Belgium, David Griffiths, University of Bolton, United Kingdom

New learning technologies using learning analytics have a great potential to optimise educational planning, personalise the learning experiences, and enhance teaching. Learning analytics (LA) is not possible without access to data, emanating from the different activities of the learners and their support. The large-scale production, collection, aggregation, and processing of information from various learning platforms and online environments have led to ethical and privacy concerns regarding potential harm to individuals and society.

This workshop will give an update on the development of LA applications in schools and higher education and explore the concerns about data sharing and privacy, control of data and trust. We aim to understand the issues with greater clarity, and to find ways of overcoming the issues and research challenges related to ethical and privacy aspects of learning analytics practice. The workshop is highly interactive and will through a simple, but structured and well-tested process engage the participants in finding solutions that could be accepted in European schools and universities.

Workshop Session B4

EMPOWERing Universities: The Transition of European Higher Education to New Modes of Teaching and Learning

George Ubachs, European Association of Distance Teaching Universities – EADTU, The Netherlands, Lourdes Guardia-Ortiz, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya – UOC, Spain, Mark Brown, Dublin City University, Ireland

The EMPOWER Workshop will be a combination of presentation, discussion and hands-on practice. The workshop attendees will be introduced to the concept of EMPOWERing Universities – the 12 pools of expertise linked to new modes of teaching and learning, the approach by expert pools, associate universities and visiting experts.

Workshop participants will:

  • Get an understanding on the changing pedagogical landscape and the ways universities can respond
  • Explore latest expertise on 4 of the 12 fields of expertise covered by EMPOWER on new modes of teaching and learning:  Curriculum development and course design, Institutional policy development for new modes of teaching, OER and MOOCs and institutional Support: ICT, media and educational support services
  • Learn to work with a benchmarking approach on mapping the next steps in their institutional development 
  • Participate in group-based exercises

Synergy Session B5
Widening Participation

Chair: Eva Szalma, EDEN, United Kingdom

VM-Pass – Implementing Recognition of Virtual Mobility and OER Learning through a Learning Passport

Francesco Fedele, Associazione Sophia R&I (Sophia), Italy, Anthony F. Camilleri, KIC, Malta, Denes Zarka, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

Panorama e-Learning PT

Ana Dias, University of Minho, Portugal

ECVET-STEP – ECVET for Strengthening Training to Employment Pathways

Thomas Kretschmer, University of Duisburg-Essen – UDE, Germany, Cleo Sgouropoulou, Technological Educational Institution of Athens, Greece


Ebba Ossiannilsson, Lund University, Ulf Sandstrom, Swedish Association for Distance Education – SADE, Sweden

OERup! Open Educational Resources Uptake in Adult Education

Ines Kreitlein, MFG Innovation Agency Media and Creative Industries, Petra Newrly, MFG Baden-Wurttemberg mbH, Germany, Marc Romero Carbonell, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya – UOC, Spain, Cristina Stefanelli, SOPHIA R&I / MENON, Italy

ARMAZEG – Developing Tools for Lifelong Learning in the Transcaucasus Region: e-Learning

Eva Szalma, EDEN, United Kingdom, Mariet Vriens, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

UAB System: Open Education from Distance Learning of Brazil

Maria Renata da Cruz Duran, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Celso Jose da Costa, Universidade Federal Fluminense – UFF, Tel Amiel, UNICAMP, Brazil

Poster Session B6

Moderator: Thomas Fischer, New Technologies and Learning in Europe e.V. (NTL), Germany

Learning to Learn Competency Development with Information and Communications Technology Use: Multiple Case Study at Secondary Schools

Balbina Rocosa Alsina, Albert Sangra, Nati Cabrera Lanzo, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya – UOC, Spain

Rapid Development of an Electronic Logbook to Satisfy Student Practicum on Placement in Audiology

Pearse Murphy, Athlone Institute of Technology – AIT, Ireland

Expanding the Environment of Adult Higher Education by Promoting Workplace/University Partnerships and the Use of Information and Communication Technologies and Social Media

Pamela Luckett, Judith Brown, Barry University, United States of America

Assuring Graduate Capabilities: A University-Wide Strategy to Exploit Technologies for Graduate Employability

Beverley Oliver, Deakin University, Australia

The European Career Development Programme: Supporting Higher Education Students to Acquire Professional Awareness and Career Management Skills

Gigliola Paviotti, MELIUS s.r.l, Gilda Rota, University of Padua, Italy

21st Century Citizen Skills: Digital Competences in Education. Cases in Catalonia.

Azucena Vazquez Gutierrez, Montse Guitert Catasus, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya – UOC, Spain

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:00 Parallel Sessions C

Paper Session C1
Learning for and at the Workplace

Chair: Sandra Kucina, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Using MOOCs to Train the Next Generation of Web Entrepreneurs: Challenges and Opportunities

Eulalia Canals, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya – UOC, Yishay Mor, P.A.U. Education, Spain

Competences and Skills for 21st Century Digital Media Professionals

Mathy Vanbuel, Audiovisual Technologies Informatics & Telecom. – ATiT, Frauke Hein, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

The ‘Boomerang Effect’: How Outsourcing Impacts on the Workload of Academics

Thomas Huelsmann, Britta Zawada, University of South Africa – UNISA, South Africa

Teaching 21st Century Entrepreneurial Competences Using a Problem Based Approach

Ingrid Le Roux, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Designing Applications to Support Mobile Work Based Learning in the Construction Industry

Graham Attwell, Pontydysgu (Bridge to Learning), United Kingdom, Joanna Burchert, University of Bremen, Germany, Raymond Elferink, RayCom BV, The Netherlands, Gilbert Peffer, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain

Building and Maintaining Operational Skills During Complex Change – A World Bank Group Staff Learning Case Study

Darlene Christopher, Jennifer Ross Gildee, Jeanette Murry, The World Bank, United States of America

Paper Session C2
MOOCs: Enriching and Consolidating the Experience

Chair: Steven Warburton, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

What to Do About Moocs? Beyond the Fear of Missing Out

Mark Brown, Eamon Costello, Enda Dolan, Mairead Nic Giolla Mhichil, Colette Kirwan, Dublin City University, Ireland

Gamifying Massive Open Online Courses with Elgg: An Experimental Strategy Designed for the ECO Project

Antonio Garcia Cabot, Eva Garcia Lopez, University of Alcala, Spain, Antonio Moreira Teixeira, Universidade Aberta, Portugal, Luis de-Marcos, University of Alcala, Spain, Jose Mota, Universidade Aberta, Portugal

OpenSNH – Developing an OER Open Repository towards MOOC

Mats Brenner, University of Gavle, J. Ola Lindberg, Mid Sweden University, Sweden

Extending MOOC Capabilities with Dedicated Networks: The e-Portfolio Training Case

Marcelo Fabian Maina, Lourdes Guardia-Ortiz, Ivan Alsina-Jurnet, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya – UOC, Spain

The Potential and the Challenges of the Open Web in the Doctoral Journey: The Goal Orientations of Italian and UK PhD Students

Antonella Esposito, The University of Milan, Italy, Albert Sangra, Marcelo Fabian Maina, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya – UOC, Spain

Opening Up Education: Enriching Learning Scenarios and Impact

Christian M. Stracke, Open Universiteit Nederland, The Netherlands

Workshop Session C3

Toward a Low-cost Production of MOOCs

Brian Mulligan, Institute of Technology Sligo, Ireland, Miquel Duran, Silvia Simon, University of Girona, Spain

Are MOOCs financially viable? How can MOOCs be developed where projected audiences are relatively low? Would this be less of an issue if MOOCs could be developed at lower cost? The aim of LoCoMoTion, an Erasmus+ funded project, to investigate and disseminate low-cost MOOC development techniques. This workshop will start that process. The highly experienced team, from five higher education institutions across Europe, will present on various techniques, both before and during the workshop, to a local and distributed audience. They will facilitate discussion before, during and after the event through electronic and face-to-face methods. Topics addressed will include Content Development and Sourcing, Hosting Platforms, Pedagogical Approaches, Communication and Support, Institutional Systems and Services, Assessment and Accreditation. The workshop will discuss the resources and services (including a MOOC on Low-cost Development of MOOCs) that will be provided by the locomotion project to assist both individuals and institutions develop such open courses without excessive expenditure.

Workshop Session C4

sMOOCs for All, All in sMOOCs: Discussing the Social Side of Massive Open Learning Experiences with the ECO Partnership

Divina Frau-Meigs, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, Deborah Arnold, University of Burgundy, Adeline Bossu, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, France, Darco Jansen, European Association of Distance Teaching Universities – EADTU, The Netherlands, António Moreira Teixeira, Universidade Aberta, Portugal

After a short presentation of ECO projects of 16 European sMOOCs (social moocs), you will be invited to participate in an interactive session sharing ideas in the group you will choose: instructional design, pedagogical design, learning scenarios, technical requirements (platform and mobile devices), interaction, resources, performances, assessment, gamification,, eQuality, accessibility, juridical aspects, scalability, virtual mobility in heterogeneous teams for creation, business plan, factors of resistance, sMOOC management …

Members from ECO project will animate the workshop in 4 moments:

  1. presentation of the European sMOOC including 16 sMOOCs selected practices
  2. interactive group work selecting one or two aspects
  3. presentation of the main streams of discussion reporting the work of each group
  4. conclusion for next iteration proposals. sMOOCs gets in your lifes, in Life Long eLearning context, a new concept for European moocs?

Synergy Session C5
Special Groups Learning

Chair: Eva Suba, EDEN, United Kingdom

UDLnet – Universal Design for Learning: A Framework for Addressing Learner Variability

Katerina Riviou, Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece

LeHo – Learning at Home and in the Hospital

Livia Turzo, EDEN, United Kingdom, Matteo Uggeri, Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Intergenerational Game Creation

Margarida Romero, Laval University, Canada

EHLSSA – European Home Learning Service for Seniors Association

Roger Esteller-Curto, University of Jaume I, Spain, Anne-Marie Lipphardt, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

SenApp – Seniors Learning with APPs

Roger Esteller-Curto, University of Jaume I, Spain, Sonia Hetzner, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany


Gabor Kismihok, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Poster Session C6

Moderator: Thomas Kretschmer, University of Duisburg-Essen – UDE, Germany

Developing Professional Identity in an Online Learning Environment: Perspectives of Peer Interaction

Line Helverskov Horn, Aalborg University, Denmark

Perceptions Regarding Student workload for Lifelong Learning Skills in a Random Online Short term Environment (ROSE)

Keren Levy, Elaine Hoter, David Burg, Ohalo College of Education, Israel

The Integration of Information Literacy Skills into the Curriculum

Luis Guadarrama, Mark Cels, Athabasca University, Canada

Citizen Envolvement Via Smartphone – A Development Project by Students in Public Administration

Jakob Djurhuus Albrechtsen, Linda Hauschildt Nielsen, University College Lillebalt – UCL, Denmark

UISEL – Ubiquitous Information for Seniors Life through Mobile Devices

Licia Boccaletti, Serena D’Angelo, Anziani e Non Solo Cooperative Society, Italy, Pedro Cano, Universidad de Granada, Jose Maria Roa, AFPA, Spain, L’Ubica Gasilova, FPPS, Slovak Republic, Denisa Lombrea, Maria Toia, Romanian Institute for Adult Education – IREA, Romania, Carlos Carvalho, Claudia Azevedo, Virtual Campus, Portugal, Oldrich Stanek, Zivot90, Czech Republic

A Model for Building Trust in Online Envionments

Elaine Hoter, Ohalo College of Education and the Mofet Institute, Israel

ICT for Lifelong Learning in Armenia and Georgia

Arusyak Abrahamyan, Harutyun Gzraryan, State Engineering University of Armenia, Armenia, Eva Szalma, EDEN, United Kingdom, Tamar Lominadze, Georgian Technical University, Paata Gogishvili, St. Andrew the First-Called Georgian University, Georgia, Edita Gzoyan, Aram Mirzoyan, Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems, Armenia

18:15 – 19:15 EDEN Annual General Meeting

Members of EDEN are invited to attend. All members of the Institution Section and individual members of the NAP Section have the right to participate at the AGM.

19:30 – 22:30 Book and Wine Party

Literature review with good local wines.