March 2015

Understanding the Context: Interview with Maarten de Laat

March 30, 2015 by EDEN Secretariat   Comments (0)

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Interview by Antonella Poce

Following the debate started by #EDENRW8 Research Workshop Rapporteur Tony Bates, we now meet Maarten de Laat, keynote speaker at the 2015 EDEN Annual Conference in Barcelona, who gives us some interesting hints for reflection in this pre-conference interview. 

Maarten de Laat is a full professor of professional development in social networks at Welten Institute Research Centre for Learning, Teaching & Technology, Faculty of Psychology and Education... Read full post

MOOC vs OER Roundtable: Tony Bates talks to Pierre Dillenbourg and Cristobal Cobo

March 10, 2015 by EDEN Secretariat   Comments (0)

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"What works in one context may well not work in a different context. This leads to problems of generalization in research into human learning, because the conditions of learning can vary enormously."

Tony Bates

Last year's #EDENRW8  - EDEN Research Workshop was an extraordinary occasion to explore a most condensed aggreated top contemporary research into online and distance learning. Participants and speakers contemplated current complex challenges facing... Read full post

The Battle for Openness - Pre-#EDEN15 Conference Interview with Martin Weller

March 10, 2015 by EDEN Secretariat   Comments (0)

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Steve Wheeler's interview with Martin Weller


Now and then, I have the privilege to interview some great thought leaders in the field of education. I usually feature them on this blog under the banner of 10Q - ten questions. This time, I'm very happy to interview two of the keynote speakers for the EDEN 2015 conference, which will be held in Barcelona. In a few days I'll post my interview with Jim Groom, but first, here's the conversation that ensued when I... Read full post