11 June 2015 – Thursday Morning

  • Plenary Session 2
  • Coffee Break
  • Parallel Sessions D
  • Lunch

09:00 – 11:00 Plenary Session 2

Chair: Deborah Arnold, EDEN Vice-President Communication, University of Burgundy, France

Jim Groom
Director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies and adjunct professor at the University of Mary Washington, USA

The Uneducation of a Technologist: From EDUPUNK to ds106

Martin Weller
Professor of Educational Technology, The Open University, UK

The Battle for Open

Belinda Tynan
Pro-Vice Chancellor, The Open University, UK

Marci Powell
Chair Emerita and Past President, USDLA, USA

Darcy Hardy
Associate Vice President, Enterprise Consulting, Blackboard, USA

Joint keynote: From the Classroom to the Boardroom: Personal Perspectives

Tweets Moderator: Israel Conejero, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00 Parallel Sessions D

Paper Session D1
ICT Enhanced Learning Methodology

Chair: Torhild Slaatto, Flexible Education Norway – FuN, Norway

Teachers’ CPD Programme in Fostering Competences – Communities of Practice Support Mechanisms

Katerina Riviou, Sofoklis Sotiriou, Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Lamprini Kolovou, Antonis Ramfos, INTRASOFT International SA, Greece

Inclusion’s Final Frontier: Universal Design for Learning – ICT and Innovation in Transformative Education

Alan Bruce, Universal Learning Systems, Ireland

Distance Education in European Higher Education Institutions – Analysing Mechanisms for Increasing Participation of Adult Learners

Angela Owusu-Boampong, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, Germany, Carl Holmberg, ICDE, Sweden, Monique Udnæs, ICDE, Norway

Video-Based Learning in Higher Education:The Flipped or the Hands-On Classroom?

Laia Albo, Davinia Hernandez-Leo, Jaume Barcelo, Luis Sanabria-Russo, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

Mastering the Blend: Students’ Value of Classroom and Online Components in a Blended Accounting Course

Lynette Nagel, Louwtjie Venter, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Evaluating the Quality of Students Actions in a Distance Learning Programming Language Academic Discipline

Elizabeth Simao Carvalho, Aderito Fernandes Marcos, Universidade Aberta, Portugal

Paper Session D2
Learning Theory, Policy, Governance and the Implementation Practice

Chair: Lisa Marie Blaschke, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany

Strategies of Technology Usage in Lifelong Learning Programs

Helge Fischer, Matthias Heinz, Thomas Koehler, Dresden University of Technology, Germany

The Impact of an Ethics of Care on the Iron Triangle in ODL

Paul Prinsloo, University of South Africa, South Africa

Pedagogy as a Techne: Meaningful ICT Integration in Formal Learning Scenarios

Ana Isabel Mouta Costa, Ana Paulino, Joao Ferreira, Filipe Couto, JP – Inspiring Knowledge, Portugal

E-learning via Synchronous Communication- Experiences from a learning study course in Higher Education

Eva Edman Stalbrandt, Kajsa Falkner, Stockholm University, Sweden

Coherence of Accelerated Transformations and Expanded Learning Scenarios

Christian-Andreas Schumann, Claudia Tittmann, Helge Gerischer, Anne Götze, University of Applied Sciences Zwickau, Germany, Feng Xiao, Tongji University Shanghai, China, Fredric Michael Litto, Brazilian Association for Distance Education – ABED, Brazil, Jana Weber, University of Applied Sciences Zwickau, Germany

Digital, Material and Networked: Some Emerging Themes for Set Education

Sarah Davies, Elaine Thomas, Steve Walker, The Open University, United Kingdom

Online Digital Games and Education for Sustainable Development: A Controversial Relationship?

Antonia Boniati, Georgia Liarakou, University of the Aegean, Costas Gavrilakis, University of Ioannina, Costas Tsolakidis, University of the Aegean, Greece

Workshop Session D3

Lost in Transition? D-TRANSFORM as a Compass for the use of ICT to Transform the Higher Education System

Paul Bacsich, Sero Consulting Ltd., United Kingdom, Angela Procoli, Fondation Maison des Sciences de L’Homme, France, Belinda Tynan, The Open University, United Kingdom, Jim Devine, DEVINE Policy | Projects | Innovation, Ireland, Andras Benedek, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary, Clive Mulholland, University of the Highlands and Islands, United Kingdom

The aim of the workshop is to demonstrate to participants how senior staff have navigated through the problems of change management in institutions and from their experiences and those of the audience draw lessons on what are the crucial barriers and how to surmount them. The senior staff are drawn from various countries and types of higher education institution.

UOC Session D4
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya: Expanding Learning in an Online/Digital World

Participants in the 2015 EDEN Conference are invited to attend this UOC-focused session that will familiarize the audience with some of the elements supporting the pedagogical model that have made our university a world-wide reference in online education.

The session will be presided by UOC Vice rector for Research and Strategic Planning, Marta Aymerich, and will offer the following presentations:

The eLearn Center: shaping learning, rethinking teaching in a real virtual lab

Christine Appel, Director, eLearn Center

Quality Assurance at the UOC: How to Validate Online Learning?

Maria Taulats, Director, Planning and Quality Assurance Office

The Scholar Virtual Library: Creating Full-text Customized Collections.

Pep Torn, Director, Library Support Services

Educational resources for the UOC Community

Lluis Pastor, Director, Oberta Publishing

Paper Session D5
Institutional Development Strategies and Practice

Chair: Irina Smirnova, Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics – MESI, Russian Federation

A Case Study of Polysynchronous Learning in University Bioscience Education

Barney Dalgarno, Lucy Webster, Charles Sturt University, Australia

Defining a Pedagogical Model: the TU Delft Online Learning Experience

Nelson Ribeiro Jorge, Sofia Dopper, Willem Frederik van Valkenburg, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Augmented Reality in Online Educational Contexts: The UOC Case Study

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

Bazaar: Informal Language Learning and Exchange at Market Places

Thomas Fischer, Walter F. Kugemann, Ulrike Mangwa, New Technologies and Learning in Europe, Germany, Corinna Bartoletti, Elena Zecchetto, Coop Soc. Borgorete, Italy, Julide Inozu, Cem Can, Cukurova University, Turkey, Roy Smith, The MRS Consultancy, United Kingdom, Raffaela Pascucci, Claudio Crispoltoni, Commune di Perugia, Italy, Jose Luiz Fernandez, E-VIA / Palco de Sombras, Portugal, Tatiana Velitchkova, DIA-SPORT Association, Bulgaria

Online Training of Trainers from the Open University, Portugal

Susana Henriques, Jose Antonio Marques Moreira, Maria de Fatima Goulao, Portugal, Daniela Melare Vieira Barros, Universidade Aberta, Brazil

Embedding Digital Competences in the Curriculum : A Case Study on Student-Experience of an Online Technology-enhanced, Activity-based Learning Design

George Evangelinos, Debbie Holley, Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom

Synergy Session D6
Learning for Work and Entrepreneurship

Chair: Ildiko Mazar, EDEN, United Kingdom

P4G – Play4Guidance: A European Business Game to Train and Guide Students and Young Unemployed on Entrepreneurial, Transversal and Mathematical Skills

Stefano Menon, Politecnico di Milano, Matteo Uggeri, Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, Italy


Gabor Kismihok, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands

RIPE NCC Academy – Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre Academy

Sandra Bras, Reseaux IP Europeens Network Coordination Centre – RIPE NCC, The Netherlands

CCDFLITE – Concurrent Design Framework for eLearning in IT Entrepreneurship

Anne Fox, Anne Fox ApS, Denmark

StartUP – Intelligent Training Needs Assessment and Open Educational Resources to Foster Entrepreneurship

Cristina Stefanelli, SOPHIA R&I / MENON, Italy

The iProfessional (iPro)

Philip Penny, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Ireland


Diana Andone, Camelia Ciuclea, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania

Poster Session D7

Moderator: Gigliola Paviotti, MELIUS s.r.l., Italy

The Application and Practice of Information Technology in Distance Education of SOU

Hong Wang, Jianfeng Hong, Shanghai Open University, China

Cross-Border Collaborative E-Learning: The eSCART Group Work

Maria Zolfo, Carlos Kiyan Tsunami, L. Jiang, B. Ingelbeen, L. Lynen, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium

Educational Apps for High School Education at National Autonomous University of Mexico

Jorge Leon Martinez, Edith Tapia Rangel, National University of Mexico – UNAM, Mexico

Research and Role in Educational Policies and Practices in Distance Education and Elearning in Portugal

Angelina Costa, Lina Morgado, Universidade Aberta, Portugal

Languages for Specific Purposes – Language Centres for Cultural Heritage Preservation

Walter Zeller, Astyle, Linguistic competence, Austria, Evangelia Varella, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Edmondo: Immersive Teaching/Learning Experiences in Italy

Andrea Benassi, Letizia Cinganotto, Istituto Nazionale di Documentazione, Innovazione e Ricerca Educativa – INDIRE, Italy

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch