11 June 2015 – Thursday Afternoon

  • Parallel Sessions E
  • Coffee Break
  • Parallel Sessions F
  • Conference Gala Dinner

14:30 – 16:00 Parallel Sessions E

Paper Session E1
Social Media, Digital Collaborative Learning

Chair: Sally Reynolds, Audiovisual Technologies Informatics & Telecom. – ATiT, Belgium

Exploring Causal Relationships Among Teaching, Cognitive and Social Presence in International Collaborative Seminars: Initial Findings Using the Community of Inquiry Survey

Helga Dorner, Central European University, Hungary

Towards a Collaborative Space for Learning Digital Systems

David Baneres Besora, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya – UOC, Spain

Constructing the Digital University – Open, Collaborative Models for Strategic Pedagogic and Technical Change

Sheila MacNeill, Glasgow Caledonian University, Keith Smyth, University of the Highlands and Islands, Bill Johnston, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom

Telepresence with iPads: Learning and Collaboration in Lower Secondary Schools

Bente Meyer, Aalborg University, Denmark

Creative Collaboration in Online Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning.

Margarida Romero, Laval University, Canada, Elena Barbera, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya – UOC, Spain

MOOCs Underutilise Video, Self-Assessment, Teacher Guidance

Jack Koumi, Educational Media Production Training, United Kingdom

Paper Session E2
Learner Needs and Perceptions

Chair: Wim Van Petegem, K.U. Leuven, Belgium

The Urban Game Mobigeo: Students Perceptions on Potential and Constraints of an Mobile Outdoor Education

Liliana Vieira, Clara Pereira Coutinho, University of Minho, Portugal

Types of Participants’ Behaviors in a Massive Open Online Course

Tali Kahan, Tal Soffer, Tel-Aviv University, Rafi Nachmias, Tel Aviv University, Israel

An Approach to Digital Learners in a Catalonian Public Face-To-Face University

Eliana Esther Gallardo-Echenique, Luis Marques-Molias, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain, Mark Bullen, University of British Columbia, Canada

Learners’ Behaviours and Autonomy in Livemocha and Busuu Online Communities

Maria Luisa Malerba, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya – UOC, Spain

Mobile Technologies and Changing Learner Characteristics and Preferences: Teachers’ Perceptions

Kwok-Wing Lai, Lee Smith, University of Otago, New Zealand

Flipped Learning: The Gateway to Learner Autonomy

Amany Atef, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, United Arab Emirates

Empowering Students by Co-Designing Expanded Learning Scenarios

Iolanda Garcia Gonzalez, Elena Barbera, Ingrid Noguera, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya – UOC, Spain

UOC Session E3
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya Alumni: Lifelong Learning Stakeholders

María Luisa Rodríguez Moreno, Carme Moreno Gavara, Ryan Khouja, Ramón García Espeleta, Oscar Moreno, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain

This session will engage the audience in issues such as how online learning might meet Alumni expectations in lifelong learning provision, whether such provision succeeds in addressing the evolving needs of the labour market and finally, whether the skills acquired through this delivery mode represent an added value for perspective employers.

Alumni should henceforth be treated as lifelong learning stakeholders, towards whom higher education institutions should make on a commitment that goes beyond the delivery of the degree: accompaniment should not be limited to the classroom environment, but should continue throughout and beyond the graduates’ professional career, responding to new competency needs and enforced professional mobility. The responsibility of ensuring that institutions meet this commitment rests in great measure with Alumni programmes and associations.

It is appropriate, therefore, that this session should have been organized by the Alumni Office of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya where we propose a holistic view of the lifelong learning cycle in a virtual environments. More information

Homegroup Session with Keynotes E4

Moderator: Don Olcott, Charles Sturt University, Australia

Reflections and Discussion Between Delegates and the Keynotes Speakers

Invited: Maarten de Laat, Jim Groom, Martin J. Weller, Stavros Panagiotis Xantopoylos, Albert Sangra, Belinda Tynan, Marci Powell, Darcy Hardy

Workshop Session E5

Cultural Gaps and Solutions for Education in International Settings

Thomas Richter, Thomas Kretschmer, University of Duisburg-Essen – UDE, Germany

In terms of overcoming unemployment, meeting the needs of the European job market and, supporting intercultural exchange across the member states, the EC massively fostered the Inner-European migration. While emigrating parents usually are aware of and prepared for the conditions they find in a targeted country, their children often rather have to intuitively cope with the changing circumstances: In Germany, for example, there are little efforts to support children during their integration process, particularly if they do not start education from beginning. Meanwhile, reports of increasing numbers of early school leavers and dropouts in universities emerged which mainly concern children with a migration background. Thus, the assumption appears justified that the hosting countries failed to adopt to the growing internationalization of classrooms, e. g. through supporting the integration process of children in general and providing supportive enough learning environments in particular.

To improve this status quo, established educational strategies and services need to change. However, little research has yet been conducted in terms of finding concrete sources of learners’ frustration and measures to avoid motivation loss or preserve motivation. Exchange of experiences amongst European educators rarely happens. So far, we know that besides language gaps and content-related issues, the learners’ motivation is threatened by unmet expectations, arising from culture-specific differences between the educational settings.

The workshop shall be understood as a platform for the participants to share their experiences with related issues and applied solutions. It is meant to raise awareness of cultural differences in education on the one hand and support educators to become fit for the demands of the new conditions in their educational context. As motivation and preparation for the later discussion, we will present research results on found cultural differences from the Learning Culture Survey and introduce possible solutions to share experiences and supportive mechanisms to overcoming cultural gaps in education as they are implemented within the Open Discovery Space platform.

Synergy Session E6
Modernising Higher Education

Chair: Eva Szalma, EDEN, United Kingdom

Higher Education Online: MOOCs the European Way

Darco Jansen, European Association of Distance Teaching Universities – EADTU, The Netherlands

D-TRANSFORM – DigiTal Resources As a New Strategical Factor for a Renovation of Modernization in Higher Education

Eva Szalma, EDEN, United Kingdom, Angela Procoli, La Fondation Maison des Scienes de l’Homme – FMSH, France

TALOE – Time to Assess Learning Outcomes in e-Learning

Eva Szalma, EDEN, United Kingdom, Juri Lossenko, Information Technology Foundation for Education, Estonia

EDUOPEN – Federated Platform MOOCs

Marina Rui, Giuliana Meraviglia Canu, Universita degli Studi di Genova, Italy

Flexible Toolbox Project

Mark Brown, James Brunton, Dublin City University, Ireland

MMSQC – A Multi-Platform Mobile Learning System for More Qualified Courses in the ICT Era

Nilgun Ozdamar Keskin, Anadolu University, Turkey

Poster Session E7

Moderator: Theresa Guasch, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya – UOC, Spain

Math Formula Edition in LMS, Present and Future

Carles Aguilo Collado, Ramon Eixarch Ferrer, Ivan Creus, Maths for More – WIRIS, Spain

Teacher Expending Pen: ICT Integration in Teacher Education Programs

Davoud Masoumi, University of Gavle, Sweden

Needs for Electronic Development of Modul-Level Course Content at Budapest Business School

Eva Sandor-Kriszt, Anita Oroszne Csesznak, Budapest Business School, Hungary

Blended Learning Design – The Potentials and Pitfalls Designing Blended Learning Courses in a Professional Bachelor Context

Lise Lau Pedersen, University College Lillebalt – UCL, Denmark

Designing and Developing Courses on Literacy and Computer Information Literacy Skills

Valeria Damiani, Francesco Agrusti, University Roma III, Italy

International Virtual Mobilities for Opening up Education

Diana Andone, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania, Mark Frydenberg, Bentley University, United States of America

Flipped Classroom: Advantages and Disadvantages of Application of the Flipped Classroom

Ramon Palau, Josep G. Rovira, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, F. Seritjol, Escola l’Agulla, X. Sune, Departament d’Ensenyament, Spain

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:00 Parallel Sessions F

Paper Session F1
Social Media, Digital Collaborative Learning

Chair: Mathy Vanbuel, Audiovisual Technologies Informatics & Telecom. – ATiT, Belgium

Added Values and Challenges Social Media Represent in the Hybridisation of Teacher Training

Anders Grov Nilsen, Aslaug Grov Almaas, Stord/Haugesund University College, Norway

Open Source Learning Streams in Social Media in Year 11 Math Teaching

Thomas Kjaergaard, Elsebeth Korsgaard Sorensen, Aalborg University, Denmark

What Do Students Say About ePortfolios: Utilizing Social Media to Expand Learning Scenarios

Lori Hager, University of Oregon, United States of America

Digital Identity and Personal Learning Networks (PLN) in a Phd Researchers Community

Nuno Ricardo Oliveira, Lina Morgado, Universidade Aberta, Portugal

Paper Session F2
Learner Needs and Perceptions

Chair: Jack Koumi, Educational Media Production Training, United Kingdom

Making It Mobile: Changing Approaches to Clinical Learning Environments

Daniel Puntis, Laura Delgaty, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Medical Students’ Perceptions of Social Media

Baris Sezer, Sukriye Ece Abay, Hacettepe University, Nezaket Bilge Basusta, Mersin University, Turkey

Student Voices: Innovative Pedagogical Models for Course Design

June Breivik, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway

Lecture vs Webinar: Engagement and Distraction in Distance Learning Adult Teachers

Maria Elisabetta Cigognini, Istituto Nazionale di Documentazione, Innovazione e Ricerca Educativa – INDIRE, Gisella Paoletti, Riccardo Fattorini, Maurizio Boscarol, University of Trieste, Italy

Teacher’s Technology Use and Attitude Towards E-Learning in Higher Education

Sandra Kucina Softic, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Expanding Blended Learning Scenarios: How to Empower Adult Learners to Persist?

Ellen Van Twembeke, Katie Goeman, Luc De Grez, Jan Elen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

User Perceptions on Relevance of a Learning Management System: An Evaluation of Behavioural Intention and Usage of SciPro System at University of Rwanda

Jean Claude Byungura, Henrik Hansson, Thashmee Kharunaratne, Stockholm University, Sweden

Workshop Session F3

A Journey to the ‘Open Discovery Space: Please Fasten your Seat Belts!

Lampros Stergioulas, Georgios Xydopoulos, Maria Fragkaki, University of Surrey, United Kingdom, Alan Bruce, Universal Learning Systems, Ireland, Thomas Richter, University of Duisburg-Essen – UDE, Germany

Modern eLearning portals offer a huge opportunity for teachers, school leaders and educational policy makers to explore innovative learning activities and new emerging learning technologies. Such rich eLearning environments can add value to the educational process by bringing real constructivist changes to teaching and learning. In order for an eLearning portal to achieve its aim, it requires a strong value proposition that will affect positively its sustainability.

This workshop demonstrates the experiences gained and lessons learnt from the Open Discovery Space (ODS) project. The project has developed an innovative eLearning portal and a large variety of community services and tools that enable teachers to better respond to open innovation digital disruptions in classroom and to adapt learning materials, resources, scenarios, tools, technologies, and software to student’s learning needs, thus revolutionise the communities of practice in eLearning. We will not only share the educational gaps that create barriers to the teaching and learning processes, but also form bridges through the ODS benefits for all the educational stakeholders.

Workshop Session F4

Open Education and Internationalisation: Are You up to the Challenge?

Fabio Nascimbeni, UNIR Research, Spain, Rory McGreal, Athabasca University, Canada, Vera Queiroz, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil, Andreia Inamorato, IPTS – European Commission, Spain

The workshop aims at discussing, starting from the findings of the eMundus project, the potential of OER, MOOCs and Virtual Mobility to support long-term, balanced and inter-cultural academic partnership. During the workshop, participants will be engaged in a number of reflections on how international collaboration in the Higher Education sector is changing due – among other issue – to the Open Education revolution. A number of cases from the eMundus Atlas will be presented and discussed that are implementing “transformative partnerships” by using Open Education solutions, exploring with the audience how these can be replicated internationally. The Workshop will count with speakers from four continents (Rory McGreal from Athabasca University in Canada, Zoraini Abasi from USBI University in Indonesia, Daniel Burgos from the Universidad Internacional de la Rioja in Spain, Wayne Mackintosh from the OER Foundation in New Zealand) and with experienced facilitators.

Workshop Session F5

Hands-On Collaboration for Open Education: Share Your Expertise and Ideas on Open Courses, Textbooks and Educational Software

Henri Pirkkalainen, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, Anne-Christin Tannhauser, ESCP Europe, Germany

This workshop gives participants the opportunity to explore three open educational initiatives that are keen on contributions from teaching and learning experts. Participants will be invited either 1) to share comments and critical feedack with those initiatives (smaller or larger) joining in at the very initial stages up until the creation of the resources or 2) bring their own ideas for future initiatives for which expertise and critical feedback is welcome.

The collaboration will be scaffolded by the beta version of the “Idea Generator”, recently launched by the “Open Educational Ideas” initiative. This socially-enhanced platform connects educators and everyone willing to support the creation of open educational resources as textbooks, course material, syllabi and educational software.

Furthermore, insights on the concepts of “emotional ownership” and the “wabi-sabi” principle as well as enablers and barriers to open collaboration will be presented to the group.

Synergy Session F6
Recognition of Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

Chair: Livia Turzo, EDEN, United Kingdom

BEU – Badge Europe!

Serge Ravet, ADPIOS, France, Livia Turzo, EDEN, United Kingdom

eLene4work – Learning to Learn for New Digital Soft Skills for Employability

Ildiko Mazar, EDEN, United Kingdom, Matteo Uggeri, Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, Italy

MERIT – Manufacturing Education and Research with Information Technology

Monika Hattinger, Kristina Eriksson, University West, Sweden

ADOERUP – Adult Education and Open Educational Resources

Paul Bacsich, Sero Consulting Ltd., United Kingdom


Gabor Kismihok, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ICARD – Individual CAReer Development

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

LACE – Learning Analytics Community Exchange

Eva Szalma, EDEN, United Kingdom, Sally Reynolds, Audiovisual Technologies Informatics & Telecom. – ATiT, Belgium

Poster Session F7

Moderator: Ebba Ossiannilsson, Lund University, Sweden

Capacity Development for e-Learning – Educational Strategies at Mid Sweden University

Laura Brander, J. Ola Lindberg, Mid Sweden University, Sweden

Effective Learning Strategies: Making Sense of and with Learning by Means of B2R2SDL3 and S2S

Ignatius Gous, University of South Africa, South Africa

Enhancing 21st Century Skills and Promoting Self Assessment and Reflection in a Blended Learning Setting

Sofie Vanmaercke, Wouter Vandekerckhove, VIVES University College, Belgium

Stories for Learning: an Unchartered Territory in the Fields of Education

Patricia Huion, Limburg Catholic University College, Marleen Mesotten, Catholic University College Limburg, Belgium

Competence Frameworks in Agriculture – PACT

Thomas Kretschmer, Christian M. Stracke, University of Duisburg-Essen – UDE, Germany, Cleo Sgouropoulou, Elisa Ninou, Technological Educational Institution of Athens, Greece, Carmen Muller, DLG-Academy, Germany

A Value Creation Framework for an Online Professional Learning Community

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

Transforming, Expanding and Enriching Learning Scenarios with Cooperative Learning in Self-Paced Courses

Luis Guadarrama, Josh Evans, Athabasca University, Canada

Distance Learning for Adult Learners – Needs and Considerations

Khalil Alsaadat, King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

20:00 – 23:00 Conference Gala Dinner

Venue: Palau Pedralbes

Buses will leave from Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel at 19:30

For delegates who have booked: please, bring your ticket & badge with you.

Venue: Royal Palace of Pedralbes, Av. Diagonal 686, Barcelona

The dinner is combined with musical performance (Mediterranean Jazz) at the beginning.
The EDEN Best Research Paper and Best Practice Award will be presented at the event.