10 June 2015 – Wednesday Morning

  • Plenary Session 1
  • Coffee Break
  • Parallel Sessions A
  • Lunch

09:00 – 11:00 Plenary Session 1

Chair: Antonio Moreira Teixeira, EDEN President and Josep A. Planell, President, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain

Conference Welcome

Josep A. Planell, President, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
Lluís Jofre, Director General of Universities and Research, Government of Catalonia
Antonio Moreira Teixeira, EDEN President

Xavier Prats Monné
Director-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission

Between EDEN and Earth: Technology and the Modernisation of EU Higher Education

Audrey Watters
Journalist Specializing in Education Technology News and Analysis, Hack Education, USA

Learning Networks, Not Teaching Machines

Maarten de Laat
Full Professor of Professional Development in Social Networks, Welten Institute, Faculty of Psychology & Education, The Open University of the Netherlands

Networked Learning in Open Practices

Tweets Moderator: Israel Conejero, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00 Parallel Sessions A

Paper Session A1
Learning Data and Analytics

Chair: Rory McGreal, Athabasca University, Canada

Evaluating Weekly Predictions of At-risk Students at the Open University: Results and Issues

Drahomira Herrmannova, Martin Hlosta, Jakub Kuzilek, Zdenek Zdrahal, The Open University, United Kingdom

Student Vulnerability and Agency in Networked, Digital Learning

Paul Prinsloo, University of South Africa, South Africa, Sharon Slade, The Open University, United Kingdom

Stemming the flow: improving retention for distance learning students

Sharon Slade, The Open University, United Kingdom, Paul Prinsloo, University of South Africa, South Africa

Contribution of Normative Stakeholder Theory to an Educational Data Warehousing Project

Gabor Kismihok, David Szorenyi, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Learning Analytics of a MOOC with a Terminal Efficiency of 22.35%

Lorena Yadira Aleman de la Garza, Monterrey Institute of Technologies, Mexico, Teresa Sancho-Vinuesa, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya – UOC, Spain, Marcela Georgina Gomez-Zermeno, Monterrey Institute of Technologies, Mexico

Web-Based Analysis of Student Activity for Predicting Dropout

Anat Cohen, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Win, Win, Win – An Assessment System That Works for Students, Staff and the Academy

Daniel Carroll, University of New South Wales, Australia

Paper Session A2
Distance and E-Learning: Socio-Economic and Cultural Aspects

Chair: Helga Dorner, Central European University, Hungary

E-Step – Supporting Teachers’ and Parents’ Partnerships Social-Networking Technologies

Christian Reimers, Laura-Ecaterina Rauscher, Federal Ministry of Education and Women’s Affairs – BM:BF, Austria

ILBES: An Innovative ICT-Enabled Intergenerational Learning Approach Implemented Across EU

Gabriel Rissola, Dynamic Organization Thinking SL, Andrea Diaz Mattei, D-O-T Research & Consulting, Spain

Technology as a Vehicle for Inclusion of Learners with Attention Deficits in Mainstream Schools

Hanne Voldborg Andersen, Elsebeth Korsgaard Sorensen, Aalborg University, Denmark

Educommunication and Formative Assessment – The Communication Management for the Educational Projects Mediated by Technologies

Luci Ferraz de Mello, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil, Universal Learning Systems, Ireland

Open Universities and the Social Agenda of DE

Adnan Qayyum, The Pennsylvania State University, United States of America, Mark Bullen, University of British Columbia, Canada

The Influence of the Sex Variable on How Participants in a MOOC Perceive Emotions

Urtza Garay Ruiz, Inmaculada Maiz Olazabalaga, Carlos Castano Garrido, Universidad del Pais Vasco-Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Spain

“I Am Different from Other Women in the World” The Experiences of Saudi Women Studying Online in International Master Programmes

Annamaria Szilagyi, Laureate Online Education B.V., The Netherlands

Paper Session A3
Learning Theory, Policy, Governance and the Implementation Practice

Chair: Graham Attwell, Pontydysgu (Bridge to Learning), United Kingdom

Applying Biggs Constructive Alignment to Online Interdisciplinary Education

Lina Xue, Gaelle Le Bot, Wim Van Petegem, Astrid Van Wieringen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Micro-Innovations and Stakeholders Engagement as Drivers for Systemic Change in ICT-Supported Learning

Fabio Nascimbeni, Edison Spina, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Visuality as a Tool for Expanding Learning

Andras Benedek, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

In Search of Leadership: Innovative Approaches to Building Adaptive Learning Communities

Don Olcott Jr., Charles Sturt University, Australia, Lisa Marie Blaschke, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany

Learners – Not Systems – Are the Value Creators

Ari-Matti Auvinen, HCI Productions Ltd., Finland

Digital Learning in Irish Higher Education: Integrating Strategic and Leadership Perspectives into a Roadmap for Digital Capacity

Jim Devine, DEVINE Policy | Projects | Innovation, Terry Maguire, National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Ireland

Workshop Session A4

Leadership in eLearning: Developing the Next Generation of Leaders

Mark Brown, Dublin City University, Ireland, Kaye Shelton, Lamar University, United States of America

The worldwide growth of online learning has created significant opportunities for higher education institutions globally, bringing many new institutions into the distance education community and transforming the role of resident education in many other institutions. Now, well into the second decade of elearning, institutions need to ensure effective succession planning. The Institute for Emerging Leaders in Online Learning (IELOL) has been providing leadership development for over six years. This workshop will explore the issues related to the forces impacting elearning globally as well as the skills and competencies necessary for the preapartion of the next generation of elearning leaders.

Workshop Session A5

An Introduction to MOOC Design by the EMMA Team

Deborah Arnold, University of Burgundy, France, Sally Reynolds, Audiovisual Technologies Informatics & Telecom. – ATiT, Belgium, Jessica Chao, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya – UOC, Spain, Maka Eradze, Universita di Napoli Federico II, Italy

In this practical workshop we will take you through the different types of popular MOOCs currently available, cMOOCs, xMOOCs, sMOOCs etc and help you to understand the pedagogical and design implications of each. Part of this workshop will include a review of your ideas and current state of planning with known experts in the field of MOOC design and delivery. We will also share with you the general experiences of some of the EMMA MOOC providers where they will explain why they made certain choices in relation to MOOC design. By the end of the workshop we expect that you will have decided on the basic design features of your own MOOC.

In order to get the most out of this workshop, participants should have at least initial ideas for a MOOC they plan to create, either as a teacher or as a media producer or learning technologist.

Poster Session A6

Moderator: Antonella Poce, Universita Roma TRE, Italy

Methods for E-Evaluation of Bulgarian Distance Students in Library and Information Sciences

Marina Encheva, State University of Library Studies and Information Technologies, Bulgaria

Teachers’ IT Training as an Important Element in Educational Process

Olga Grishina, Marina Melamud, Elena Sidorova, Russian Plekhanov University of Economics, Russian Federation

Using Smartphones in Active Learning: Entrepreneurship Behavior Taught Differently

Isabella Chinelato Sacramento, Sandra Mariano, Universidade Federal Fluminense – UFF, Brazil

Pericles or How to Assess and to Improve Quality in Higher Education

Anne Boyer, Gerard Casanova, Azim Roussalany, Florence Ducreau, Universite de Lorraine, France

The Manager is Blogging: Blog Making as a Teaching/Learning Method

Sidinei Rocha de Oliveira, Bibiana Volkmer Martins, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS, Sandra Mariano, Universidade Federal Fluminense – UFF, Brazil

Gamification of a Social Learning Network in a Virtual University: Implementation Proposal an Academic Network

Fernando Jose V. G. Bacelar Saraiva, Lina Morgado, Universidade Aberta, Portugal

Student Owned E-Portfolio P3 (Portfolio – Process – Product) Empowering Students for Professional and Personal Development Using Systematic Reflection as a Pedagogical Method, in the Health Guidance Program, Lulea University of Technology

Martin Karlsson, Ann-Charlotte Berglund, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch