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November 15, 2012

[EDEN-News] EDEN Annual Conference, Oslo 2013 – First Announcement

From Tuesday’s inbox…

Learners in the Driving Seat

First Announcement and Call for Papers

Invitation

E-learning, open and distance education have been important fields of intellectual excitement and innovative development. Challenges posed by the new technologies are permanent, and students constantly keep teachers under pressure to develop.

Learning is becoming more and more individualized and self-managed. Individual and collective motivation, enhancement of the learning experience, and an overall improvement of learning quality are gaining ever-increasing traction.

How can we do our best to make learning a thrilling experience for learners, including providing a sense of joy in the virtual classroom?

The EDEN 2013 Conference will discover and present the latest best practice in this field, share progressive concepts, inventive solutions, and promote joint-thinking and collaboration.

Discussion and debate will provide a range of innovative theories and approaches about the smart use of ICT tools, new methodologies for enhanced learning experience, content management systems, or fascinating solutions supported by game based learning, immersive environments, multimedia, etc.

Online and Social

The 2013 Annual Conference will be supported and accompanied intensively by social networking, sharing, online and virtual presence and involvement possibilities.

This will be strengthened by and implemented through the EDEN members’ portal: the NAP Members Area on the web and its services.

Call for Contributions

We invite for the conference proposals for paper presentations in parallel sessions, posters, workshops, and short demonstrations that relate to the conference themes.

Submissions will be double peer reviewed by the Conference Committee. Accepted contributions will be published in the electronic Conference Proceedings with ISBN and their summary in the printed Book of Abstracts.

For details visit the conference website and the Call for Contributions links.

Schedule and Deadlines

Submission of Proposals – 5 February 2013
Registration Opens – mid-February 2013
Notification of Authors – 22 March 2013

Conference Venue, Oslo

Oslo has a special combination of city life and easy access to the great outdoors, the Oslo fjord and the forests. You may enjoy the view on the roof of the new Opera House, the new Ski Jump Holmenkollen, or you may pay a visit to the Munch Museum and the Nobel Peace Center.

Norway is a world leading country in openness, digitisation and modernisation of education. The University of Oslo is a top higher education institution in the country and will ensure a stimulating environment, making the conference experience unique.

You may follow conference updates via Facebook and Twitter.

EDEN EDEN – European Distance and e-Learning Network Secretariat
Tel: +36 1 463 4628, 463 2537 Fax: +36 1 463 1858
E-mail: secretariat@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

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