Conference Plenary Sessions’ Videos

Thanks to IADT and Polycom Inc, the 20th Annual Conference plenary sessions were webcast and recorded:

To see the detailed programme of the sessions, click on ‘Details’.

Monday, 20 June – Plenary Session 1:

Conference Welcome Address
    Morten Flate Paulsen, EDEN President

20 Years of Distance Education in the Garden of EDEN: Good News and Bad News
    Sir John Daniel, President & Chief Executive Officer, The Commonwealth of Learning, Canada

Information, Knowledge and Wisdom in the 21st Century: Transformative Transparency and Mobile Connectivity, Implications when e-Learning Becomes the Main Way of Learning?
    Dennis Pamlin, Director, UN Global Compact, and WWF Consultant, Senior associate at CASS (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)

Address from Her Excellency Mary McAleese, President of Ireland

Tuesday, 21 June – Plenary Session 2:

Mobile Innovations and Causing Evolution in the Education Ecosystem
    Paul Kim, Stanford University School of Education, United States of America

Technology Trends Driving Learning Opportunities
    Clare Dillon, Microsoft Ireland, Ireland

Context, Authenticity and Learning in the Real World
    Graham Attwell, Pontydysgu (Bridge to Learning), United Kingdom

Wednesday, 22 June – Plenary Session 3:

eLearning and Sustainability: Quality over Quantity?
    Kevin O Rourke, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

In Headwind and Tailwind – Teaching from Arctic and Antarctica
    Liv Arnesen, Norwegian Refugee Council, Norway

Valuing Learning for All, Everywhere and in Any Mode: A Dream?
    Alfredo Soeiro, University of Porto, Portugal