The EDEN PhD Student Symposium has been designed to foster the exchange of experiences and knowledge among doctoral students doing research in the area of technology enhanced online, digital, open and distance learning, while providing a discussion forum for the advancement of doctoral research.
The Symposium is led by a panel of international experts.
The Symposium is co-organized by Universidade Aberta Lisbon and EDEN.
The Chairs of the Symposium Committee are Professor Josep M Duart, EDEN Vice-president for research, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain and Professor Antonio Teixeira, Universidade Aberta Lisbon
- Airina Volungeviciene, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
- Alan Tait, Professor Emeritus of Distance Education and Development, The Open University, UK
- Wim Van Petegem, KU Leuven, Belgium
- Sarah Guri-Rosenblit, The Open University of Israel, Israel
- Albert Sangra, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
- Lúcia Amante, LE@D, Universidade Aberta, Portugal
- António Quintas Mendes, LE@D, Universidade Aberta, Portugal
- Maria do Carmo Teixeira Pinto, LE@D, Universidade Aberta, Portugal
- Teresa Cardoso, LE@D, Universidade Aberta, Portugal
21 October 2020
Chair of the PhD Symposium committee:
Josep M Duart, EDEN Vice-president for research, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
Antonio Teixeira, Universidade Aberta Lisbon, Portugal
|10:15||Opening Ceremony||Sandra Kucina (EDEN President)
António Teixeira (Universidade Aberta)
Josep M Duart (EDEN VP of Research)
|TIME CEST||Title||Author||Author’s institution|
|10:30||1||THE ROLE OF TEACHERS AND LEARNERS TOWARDS DEVELOPING REFLECTIVE ACTS THROUGH TECHNOLOGY MEDIATED LEARNING||Chinaza Ironsi||Near East University, Cyprus|
|10:50||2||Moodle for Teachers in ERASMUS+ CoLED – case studies||Ewa Kozłowska, Anna Grabowska and Nellie Deutsch||Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland|
|11:10||3||DIGITAL EDUCATION LEADERSHIP LITERACIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION: A FRAMEWORK TO SUPPORT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FOR EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES||Deborah Arnold||AUNEGe, France|
|11:30||4||BETWEEN THE ROCKS AND HARD PLACES: A NARRATIVE INQUIRY EXPLORING THE EXPERIENCES OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY LEADERS||Gerry Gallagher||Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland|
|12:20||5||DESIGN OF A FRAMEWORK TO FOSTER COLLABORATIVE LEARNING THROUGH A MOODLE MOBILE PLUGIN||Anuradha Peramunugamage, Uditha Rathnayake and Shironica Karunanayaka||Open University of Sri Lanka|
|12:40||6||Self assessment of progress in argumentative autonomy||Larisa Enriquez and Iolanda Garcia||Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain|
|13:00||7||Social media for professional development in the communication field: a multiple case study of 10 Influential Digital Communicators||Carles Bruguera, Montse Guitert and Teresa Romeu||Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain|
|13:20||8||EMOTIONAL DYNAMICS IN DISTANCE LEARNING: THE ROLE OF EMOTIONAL PRESENCE AND MICRO-LEADERSHIP||Teresa Oliveira and Lina Morgado||Universidade Aberta, Portugal|
|13:40||9||EXCESSIVE USE OF DIGITAL TECHNLOGIES VIS-À-VIS PANDEMIC AFFECTED EDUCATION||Bhumika Sharma and Mohammed Muqtadir||Himachal Pradesh University, India|
|14:30||10||DIGITAL LITERACY AS A TOOL FOR EMPOWERMENT AND COMMUNITY INCLUSION||Ricardo Palmeiro Anastácio, Visitación Pereda Herrero and Luísa Aires||Le@d, Universidade Aberta; Universidad de Deusto – Espanha|
|14:50||11||PUBLIC-PRIVATE PERCEPTION IN DIGITAL ENVIROMENTS AND IDENTITY CONTRUCTION OF GALICIAN TEENAGERS||Ángela González Villa||Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain|
|15:10||12||LEARNING PROCESS OF PARTICIPATION IN VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS AND GENDER IDENTITY. A CASE STUDY OF GALICIAN YOUTH||Uxía Regueira and Adriana Gewerc||Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain|
|15:30||13||REGULATION OF DISTANCE HIGHER EDUCATION IN PORTUGAL||Leila Maria Freire Riberio, Maria Amélia Tomás Veiga, Alfredo Soeiro||Universidade do Porto, Portugal|
|15:50||14||TRANSMEDIA STORYTELLING IN OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES AS A METHODOLOGY FOR PREVENTING SYPHILIS AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE||Kaline Araújo, José Bidarra and Célia Araújo||Universidade Aberta, Brazil|
|16:00||End of the programme|
The aims of the PhD Student Symposium are to:
- Create a community for intellectual exchange and support among e-learning doctoral students researching in the area of.
- Give and receive practical feedback on research topics or specific problems or concerns about their research with their peers.
- Receive feedback on their research topics, problems and concerns from international experts in e-learning research who are experienced supervisors.
Call for presentations
Doctoral students in the field of e-learning and educational technology are encouraged to submit short abstracts to present an overview of their research at the PhD Student Symposium. Proposals should be related to the research topics of the actual Symposium.
PhD students must currently be studying, i.e. have had their research proposals approved but have not yet defended their theses. Preference will be given to students who have collected data to analyse. The abstract should be in English, and contain a 300-350 word description of the state of their research and a problem they would like to address in the symposium. It should include the research title, research objectives/questions and methodology.
The PhD Student Symposium is an open-invitation event for all PhD students and their supervisors working in the field of e-learning or educational technology. It is aimed at current doctoral students enrolled in any university, both full-time and part-time. We encourage you to take this opportunity to network with fellow researchers, discuss your research, and receive feedback from international experts and your peers.
Submission of Applications
In addition to submitting an application to the PhD Symposium, PhD students are also welcome to send submissions to the Research Workshop.
Submission deadline for contributions: 25 September 2020
Date and place of the Symposium
The next PhD Student Symposium will take place online on 21 October 2020 and will be hosted by the Universitdade Aberta, Lisbon.
If you are interested, please email to email@example.com.
EDEN PhD Symposia 2018 – 2020:
2020 Timisoara (Part of the EDEN Annual Conference)
23 June 2020
2019 Dublin (Part of the 28th ICDE World Conference on Online Learning)
3 November 2019
2019 Bruges (Part of the EDEN Annual Conference)
16 June 2019
2018 Barcelona (Part of the EDEN Research Workshop)
24 October 2018
There is no fee for the PhD Symposium. Students will enjoy FREE 2020 Research Workshop pass, but need to be registered.
Symposium presenters will receive a certificate.
The language of the symposium is English.
STRUCTURE OF THE PHD STUDENT SYMPOSIUM
The selected students will give a brief presentation (between 5-10 slides) which can include one or two questions for the expert panel and/or other students. The presentation is limited to maximum of 10 minutes. At the end of each presentation, there will be a group discussion, approximately 15-20 minutes per presentation, to comment, discuss the questions raised and/or offer research advice.