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EDEN 2015 Annual Conference: #EDEN15
Call for Contributions
Barcelona, 9-12 June 2015
In cooperation with: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
The ever-improving performance of mobile devices and the development of networking infrastructurecontinue to increase the appeal of new powerful instruments. The increased amount and improved quality of new digital content in learning are furthering rapid transformation of user habits and thesocial impact of new technologies. The re-interpretation of ‘openness’, ‘resource management’ and ‘IPRs’ have altered socio-economic and cultural aspects considerably.
The movement for openness of learning content and courseware is pushing a paradigm change and a need for new approaches in using ICT. New educational business models and stakeholder alliances emerge, supported by fresh social and economic demands and clusters of interest.
Deeper knowledge and reflective responses to the question of “How do we learn…?” could greatly enhance the efficiency of ICT-supported education. Important partners from interdisciplinary fields like brain sciences can help to discover the cognitive processes in the world of learning.
Call for Contributions
How can the progressive and innovative academic and professional international community contribute to the better understanding of the expansion of the educational landscape? We need renowned reflections of practice that support paradigm-changing transformations based on systematic knowledge. The responsibility of the scholarly community includes widening the concept of learning and its role in society and exploiting transformative knowledge to drive social change.
Join the Community in the inspiring city of Barcelona to share your research, projects and practice at #EDEN15!
Networking and interactivity, sharing and discussion will be core aspects of the conference experience, focusing on what you can learn from and with your peers.
The Conference Committee will double peer review all submissions. Accepted contributions will be published in the electronic Conference Proceedings and their summary in the Book of Abstracts.
EDEN resumes its latest successful collaboration initiative. Take advantage of this special format and the prospect of meeting fellow project partners, share and discuss your EU projects and initiatives – preferably related to the Conference Themes – in the frame of the Synergy Strand.
The short introductions will be published in the Book of Projects, which is part of the official Conference publications.
Young Scholars Support
We are pleased to announce that EDEN’s support scheme to young scholars will be offered at the 2015 Annual Conference, following up the Young Researchers’ Scheme introduced in 2014 in Oxford thanks to the Ulrich Bernath Foundation and the Oldenburg University.
Two young researchers‘ attendance at the Conference will be supported with €600 each. Conditions and procedures will be explained in the application guidelines.
Schedule and Deadlines
Paper Submission: 31 January 2015
Synergy Submission: 31 March 2015
Registration Open: mid-February 2015
Notification of Authors: 31 March 2015
Conference Dates: 9-12 June 2015
Our innovative university partner, the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) is rooted in Catalonia and open to the world, aware of the diversity of its environment and committed to the capacity of education and culture to effect social change. UOC is based in Barcelona, “the city of Marvels“. The passionate capital of Catalonia in Spain offeres a unique balance between the traditional and the avant-garde.
The conference venue is the Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel, located in the emblematic center of the city, the Plaza de Espana, providing excellent setting for the event with discounted rate rooms for the delegates.
Gaudi’s Park Güell
Plaza de Espana
For any conference related questions contact the Conference Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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