Since 2008, EDEN has bestowed the Best Research Paper Award at its Annual Conferences and the bi-annual Research Workshops. The Best Practice Award is a newly introduced award that highlights and promotes best practices and encourages educational stakeholders to participate, share and collaborate. The EDEN 2015 Best Research Paper Award and Best Practice Award was granted to:
Hanne Voldborg Andersen and Elsebeth Korsgaard Sorensen, Aalborg University, Denmark
for their paper on
Technology as a Vehicle for Inclusion of Learners with Attention Deficits in Mainstream Schools (PDF Download).
A robust selection process guarantees the high-standing of these awards for contributions to the field of open, distance and e-learning. The selection process takes place in collaboration with the Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning, with the support of a distinguished Jury.
Best Research Paper Nominees are evaluated against the following criteria:
- contributes convincingly to the theme(s) of the conference;
- deals with a research question of relevance for conference participants;
- rigorous examination/research methods are applied;
- findings, results and outcomes are convincingly presented and critically examined;
- conclusions are thoroughly discussed (including aspects like applicability, transferability, and/or further research);
- literature is reviewed against the state of art.
In addition, authors need to confirm that at least 30% of their paper is originated for the actual conference.
Read more on the 2015 Best Research Paper and Best Practice Awards here.