2002 Hildesheim Research workshops

Research and Policy in Open and Distance Learning

2nd EDEN Research Workshop, 21-23 March 2002, Hildesheim

The workshop dealt with the relation of research and comprehensive aspects of Open and Distance Learning and eLearning, focusing policy and strategy issues. The event aimed to:

  • strengthen the position of ODL and its competent actors, serving as reference in eLearning developments
  • support professional development
  • improve suitable platforms for discussion with regional and national governments and funding organisations and the European Commission
  • define relevance and potential contribution of research in ODL for political decision-making
  • discuss ODL research from a policy-making perspective
    • awareness
    • quality,
    • dissemination,
    • support for decision-making and consulting
  • evaluate funding frameworks and procedures
  • discuss about guidelines for future funding policies
  • reconsider research policy – aims and strategies of funding organisations