PhD Symposium Timisoara 2020
The EDEN 2020 PhD Symposium Timisoara will be organized on 21 June 2020.
The Symposium, held in previous years in Barcelona (2018), Bruges (2019) and Dublin (2019), 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, providing a valuable forum for the advancement of doctoral research. The Symposium is led by a panel of international experts.
The Symposium is co-organized by Politehnica University of Timisoara and EDEN.
The members of the PhD Symposium Committee are:
Josep M Duart, EDEN Vice-president for research, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
- Airina Volungeviciene, EDEN President, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
- Alan Tait, Professor Emeritus of Distance Education and Development, The Open University, UK
- Wim Van Petegem, K.U. Leuven, Belgium
- Sarah Guri-Rosenblit, The Open University of Israel, Israel
- Albert Sangra, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
- Radu Vasiu, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
The PhD Student Symposium aims at fostering the exchange of experiences and knowledge among doctoral students doing research in the broad area of the conference’s theme: “Human and artificial intelligence for the society of the future – Inspiring digital education for the next STE(A)M student generation”, while providing a discussion forum for the advancement of doctoral research.
The Student Symposium will be supported by a panel of international scholars of education and supported by the community of EDEN Fellows.
The aims of the PhD Student Symposium are to:
- Create a community for intellectual exchange and support among doctoral students researching in the area of e-learning and support for learning.
- Provide practical (peer) feedback on research topics, specific problems or concerns about students’ research.
- Create an opportunity to receive feedback on research topics, problems and concerns from international experts in e-learning research and experienced supervisors.
Current doctoral students in the field of e-learning or educational technology are encouraged to submit short abstracts to present an overview of their research at the PhD Student Symposium. Proposals related to the conference theme topics are especially welcomed. We do encourage to reflect upon how your research may contribute to one of the conference theme topics.
PhD students are currently engaged in doctoral research, i.e. have had their research proposals approved but have not yet defended their thesis. Priority will be given to students who already have collected data.
The abstract should be in English and contain:
- a 300-350-word description of the state of their research (including research title, research objectives/questions and methodology) and
- a problem they would like to address in the symposium.
PhD students are invited to submit abstracts before 30 March 2020 using this form. The panel of international experts will review the abstracts and select students to participate. Notification on the results and PhD students invited to present will be sent by 19 April. Authors will need to prepare a short presentation (between 5-10 slides) for the symposium.
There is no fee for the PhD Symposium. Students will enjoy FREE 2020 Conference pass, but need to be registered.
Symposium presenters will receive a certificate.
The language of the symposium is English.
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.
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.
All applications must be sent via this form by the 30 March deadline. The list of successful applicants and the final programme will be made public after 15 May 2020.
Please use this template when submitting your application.
In addition to submitting an application to the PhD Symposium, PhD students are also welcome to send submissions to the Annual Conference.
Open call for presentations: 30 March 2020
Notification of acceptance: 19 April 2020
Confirmation by presenters: 30 April 2020
Publication of PhD Student Symposium programme: 15 May 2020
Submission of participant presentations: 30 May 2020
PhD Student Symposium: 21 June 2020
|WELCOME AND OPENING|
|10:30 – 10:45||Plenary Session Welcome from EDEN President and EDEN PhD Symposium Committee Chair Introduction of experts panels; explanation of themes, symposium programme and rooms|
|10:45-12:15||Thematic Parallel Sessions|
|SESSION A||SESSION B|
A1 Student presentation|
B1 Student presentation|
A2 Student presentation|
B2 Student presentation|
A3 Student presentation|
B3 Student presentation|
|13:15-15:15||Thematic parallel sessions|
A4 Student presentation|
B4 Student presentation|
A5 Student presentation|
B5 Student presentation|
A6 Student presentation|
B6 Student presentation|
A7 Student presentation|
|15:15-16:00||Plenary session: final remarks, lessons learned and closure|
More information about EDEN PhD Symposium is here.