EDEN 2020 Online Research Workshop – Late Submissions – Registration

EDEN 2020 Online Research Workshop One More Week for Late Submissions!
Registration Open


Dear EDEN Members, Partners, and Friends,

With a little over a month to go to the 11th EDEN Research Workshop, we inform you that the registration has opened on 15 September, you can join the event by clicking HERE. Sumbissions are welcome till the end of September. We are deligthed to introduce an extended list of confirmed keynote speakers. The Research Workshop on 21-23 October, hosted by LE@DUniversidade Aberta (UAb) Lisbon, Portugal will go completely online! With regard to restrictions due to COVID-19, we have also taken into account the good experiences with the EDEN 2020 Annual Virtual Conference, including the PhD Symposium in June and our spring ‘Education in time of a pandemic’ webinar series which we resumed from 14 September under the title ‘Education in time of a new normal’

Enhancing the Human Experience of Learning with Technology: New Challenges for Research in Digital, Open, Distance & Networked Education

Having overcome the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, university leaders, teachers and education professionals  are now taking the time to reflect on the lessons learned, to set new strategies. The Research Workshop aims at exchanging ideas to turn our vision for the future into actionable steps.

Call is open, registration is due to open in September, submissions are welcome by 15 September!

Keynote speakers

Alan Tait
Professor Emeritus of Distance Education and Development
Open University, UK

Ellen Helsper
Professor of Digital Inequalities, London School of Economics, UK


Mar Pérez-Sanagustín
PhD in Technology Enhanced Learning
Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse III, France


Cristina Costa
Assistant Professor, School of Education
Durham University, UK


Maha Bali
Associate Professor of Practice Center for Learning and Teaching, American University, Cairo


Inés Gil Jaurena
Professor at UNED, Madrid Area, Spain


Tony Bates
Research Associate, Contact North | Contact Nord, Canada


Terry Anderson
Professor Emeritus of Distance Education, Athabasca University, Canada

António Sampaio da Nóvoa
Portuguese Ambassador to the UNESCO
Former Rector of the University of Lisbon


Call for Contributions

Contributions are invited which resulted from own research, project achievements, case studies, theoretic and conceptual work on the conference theme and tracks and the creative use of educational technology.

Networking and interactivity, sharing and discussion will be core aspects of the conference, focusing on what you can learn from and with your peers.

The theme and scope of EDEN’s RW11 will reflect the current challenges researchers face regarding the impact of the emerging digital technologies and Artificial Intelligence in the improvement of the quality and the sustainability of the human learning experience, to take better informed design decisions, track learning performance, anticipate problems more preciously and act accordingly, collect more learning evidences.

Young Scholars Grant

The Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning will support young scholars or teams of them with a grant of 600 Euros for successfully submitting a research paper to be presented at the Research Workshop. Eligible for the Young Scholars grants are degree-programme and doctoral students, who submit papers that are originated for the Research Workshop and will be presented by young scholar(s). For details click here

Important Dates and Deadlines

Submission deadline for contributions 25 September 2020
Notification of Authors: October 2020
Authors’ Registration Deadline 5 October 2020
Registration opens: 15 September 2020
Conference dates: 21-23 October 2020

EDEN 2020 PhD Symposium Lisbon

The EDEN 2020 PhD Symposium Lisbon will be organised on 21 October. The Symposium, held in previous years in BarcelonaBrugesDublin and online 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.

More information about EDEN PhD Symposium is here.

Lisbon, Portugal

The conference is hosted by LE@DUniversidade Aberta (UAb) Lisbon, Portugal

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