EDEN October Research Workshop: Call Open!


Dear EDEN Members, Partners, and Friends,

We kindly inform you that the registration of the 11th EDEN 2020 Research Workshop officially opens on 15 September. Though it is only a few days ahead, you will get a reminder in due course so that you could submit your registration as soon as possible. The conference fees are already established, too, you can find those HERE. Please note that the Research Workshop on 21-23 October, hosted by LE@DUniversidade Aberta (UAb) Lisbon, Portugal will go completely online! With regard to the restrictions on travels and social gatherings, we have also taken into account the recent good experiences with the EDEN 2020 Annual Virtual Conference, including the PhD Symposium in June and our ‘Education in time of a pandemic’ webinar series throughout the spring, which we are resuming 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

We are delighted to introduce the first, confirmed keynote peakers of the 11th EDEN 2020 Research Workshop. We’ll keep you informed on the further keynotes, whose participation is also highly appreciated. EDEN is determined to cooperate with acclaimed professionals to share their expertise and experiences.

Alan Tait
EDEN Senior Fellow
Professor Emeritus of Distance Education and Development, Open University, UK
Director of International Development and Teacher Education

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


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


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


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.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Submission deadline for contributions 15 September 2020
Notification of Authors: 28 September 2020
Authors’ Registration Deadline 5 October 2020
Registration opens: September 2020
Conference dates: 21-23 October 2020

EDEN 2020 PhD Symposium Lisbon

The EDEN 2020 PhD Symposium Lisbon will be organized on 21 October. The Symposium, held in previous years in Barcelona, BrugesDublin and online, hosted by University Politehnica Timisoara, 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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