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September 26, 2014

[EDEN-News] EDEN Newsflash – September 2014, Special Issue 2

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September, 2014

Message from the EDEN President

The Blogging President – New Posts from Antonio Teixeira

For the European education community, the end of the summer break represents always a time of starting over and of a cyclic new beginning. This is a time for imagining and planning the future, of looking beyond our horizon. Read his latest full post as well as his previous and the former presidents’, Executive Committee members’ blog posts at the President’s blog. Previous Post: EDEN Goes to Zagreb

Antonio Teixeira

Antonio M. Teixeira,
EDEN President

www.eden-online.org/blog

Projects, practices, showcases

ProM Final Seminar: Registration Open

The ProM project’s Final Seminar (9-10 October 2014 in Sèvres, France) is open to mobility managers at HE and VET institutions, teachers and trainers. Register now to learn about a unique self-assessment tool for mobility and get to know the self-training online platform developed to train individuals involved in mobility management. The seminar will be available in French and in English. Selected participation costs may be covered for a limited number of participants. Read the details by clicking here.

Prom

www.prom-mobile.eu

Building the Learning Analytics Community

The LACE project is proving to be a real community exchange. During the last few months, partners have run or participated in more than 10 learning analytics events targeted at both academics and practitioners. In addition, we have run webinars, written blog posts and articles and started working on a series of White Papers, as well as began to build connections with our Associate Partners across Europe. To hear about our latest developments and issues such as ethics & privacy, outputs of past events and our future plans, please check out the 2nd issue of the LACE newsletter.

LACE

www.laceproject.eu

Ask Your Learning Outcomes What You Should be Assessing

Within the framework of the Workshop on learning outcomes and evaluation methods in e-course, organized by the University Computing Centre SRCE, to be held in Zagreb, Croatia on 26 September 2014, one of the presentations will be focusing on the main challenge of the TALOE project: the importance of linking assessment with intended learning outcomes. You can join virtually via this webinar link.

For more information about TALOE please read our first Newsletter.

TALOE

taloe.up.pt

Piloting of a Brand New Online Business Portuguese Language Course

The EMPORT Consortium is now recruiting pilot testers for its recently launched Portuguese multimedia course. Read more in the EMPORT newsletter (pdf download, also available in PT).

The EMPORT project is focusing on the improvement of employability and enhancing the competitiveness of companies, by means of language and cultural competences acquisition in Portuguese language and culture.

emport

learningportuguese.eu

Events, Practices, Community – Digiskills News for Educators

The latest topics on the Digiskills platform bring you good practices around ICT for learning, as well as recent and future events. The autumn issue of the newsletter offers a practical guide on digital identity, a guide to use Facebook for teaching languages, announcement of the European Day of Languages Photo Contest, and many more: 2nd Newsletter.

DigiSkills

digiskills-project.ea.gr

Learning at Home and in the Hospital – 1st Newsletter

Did you know that there are hundreds of thousands of young people across Europe and the rest of the world with medical needs, and that the majority recover and go on to lead full and normal lives?

Hospital schools and home tuition programmes ensure that students not only keep up with their education, but that they can go on to achieve magnificent things.

Read more in the first LeHo Newsletter.

LeHo

www.lehoproject.eu

For Your Diary: EDEN Annual Conference, Barcelona, 9-12 June 2015

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September 24, 2014

[EDEN-News] Eighth EDEN Research Workshop (EDENRW8), Oxford 2014 – Programme Developments

Another item from our European colleagues…

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Conference News

The 8th EDEN Research Workshop (EDENRW8) will be held in Oxford on 27-28 October 2014.

In collaboration with:

The open University

We are glad to announce that the Lord Mayor of Oxford, Councillor Mohammed Abbasi will honour the Welcome Reception with his presence on 26 October in the Sheldonian Theatre, one of the architectural jewels of Oxford.

Programme Settings Remixed

Thanks to previous EDEN events’ participants’ encouraging feedback, this year’s Research Workshop programme will be offering something new. The event setting itself will promote interactivity and collaboration opportunities.

Paper Presentations Speed-Dating

Presentations of accepted papers will be organised in an innovative format that takes the shape of ‘research-speed-dating’.

Presenters will have 6 minutes to present their work, followed by an audience vote on who they would like to elaborate on the paper. The deep discussions of papers selected by the audience will take place in smaller focus groups for the remainder of the session. The detailed Programme is in the making, it is set to be published soon.

All Eyes On: The Workshop Rapporteur

Beyond the impressive group of keynote speakers our distinguished Rapporteur, Tony Bates, Canada, will moderate the event.

Oxford-Styled Debate

Within the theme strand with a focus on ‘open learning’, there will be a session held as an “Oxford styled debate” on the uptake and impact of OER, with the participation of ICDE UNESCO chairs Rory McGreal & Maria Soledad Ramirez Montoya. The Chair and moderator of this exciting session will be Mark Brown, Director of National Institute for Digital Learning, Dublin City University, Ireland.

Young Scholars Support

We are very pleased to announce the pioneering support of the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg and the Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning. This scheme is addressed to young researchers presenting and participating at the EDEN Research Workshop Series, marked with a budget of €600 for each accepted paper. Young researchers with accepted research papers receive this funding for participation, in line with EDEN’s support by reduced participation fees.

For the first time, this opportunity is awarded to the young authors of the paper “Are They Ready?” Exploring (Non-Traditional) Students’ Self-Directed Learning Readiness and their Acceptance of e-Learning Tools submitted and accepted for presentation at EDENRW8 in Oxford.

Online Registration

To register please visit the Registration menu and use the Online Registration Form to join the event. Authors of contributions accepted for presentation can benefit from a reduced fee. See the registration fees online.

Special discount for combined Workshop & EDEN Membership fees for 2014-2015 as well as a group rate is available.

Young Scholars Support Scheme: EDEN offers a special participation fee to young scholars, full time students and PhD students (under 35 years). Read the details here.

Follow conference updates via the EDEN Website and on Twitter.

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[Eurodl] New Articles In EURODL – September 2014

No specific K-12 articles, but potentially some useful topics…

Fresh Articles – September 2014

Dear EURODL subscriber,

We kindly inform you that new articles have been accepted for publication, since June 2014. Please, visit them at the journal’s website.

In case you like these and previous articles, feel free to recommend them for reading to your colleagues on your social networking account by clicking at the “Share” button above the article’s title.

The registration for the EDEN Eighth Research Workshop – EDEN RW8, 27-28 October 2014, Oxford is now open.

The Workshop titled “Challenges for Research into Open and Distance Learning – Doing Things Better – Doing Better Things”, organised in co-operation with The Open University, UK will focus on the researchers and what they can learn from and with their peers in a real workshop format featuring small groups for deep dialogues, ‘research-speed-dating’ sessions, “Homegroup discussions” and “Fishbowl” conversation.

We are delighted to announce that over 70 proposals from 28 countries have been received for the event.

Please consult the Programme structure including the Oxford Debate, the Keynote speakers and the Social Events to learn the details.

Feel free to contact us in case you have any inquiries.

If you would like to be removed from our mailing list, follow the link on the bottom of this letter.

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September 11, 2014

[EDEN-News] EDEN Newsflash – Special issue, September 2014

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September, 2014

Projects, practices, showcases

Piloting of a brand new online business Portuguese language course

The EMPORT Consortium is now recruiting pilot testers for its recently launched Portuguese multimedia course. Read more in the EMPORT newsletter (pdf download, also available in PT).

The EMPORT project is focusing on the improvement of employability and enhancing the competitiveness of companies, by means of language and cultural competences acquisition in Portuguese language and culture.

emport

learningportuguese.eu

ProM Final Seminar: Registration Open

The ProM project’s Final Seminar (9-10 October 2014 in Sèvres, France) is open to mobility managers at HE and VET institutions, teachers and trainers. Register now to learn about a unique self-assessment tool for mobility and get to know the self-training online platform developed to train individuals involved in mobility management. The seminar offers presentations and workshops alike, and will be available in French and in English. Selected participation costs may be covered for a limited number of participants. Read the details by clicking here.

Prom

www.prom-mobile.eu

Training with ICTs: Social care related project’s “CARER+ news”

The fifth edition of the CARER+ news brings you highlights related to how ICTs support vocational education of social care workers. The newsletter includes articles about how its competence development framework has been translated in actual training and many more news, read it online here.

carerplusz

www.carerplus.eu

Join the VM-Pass Living Lab

The VM-Pass consortium has set out to get forward-thinking universities and providers of open learning on board for a Living Lab activity. In 2014 – September 2015 it tests and develops tools to make the recognition of open learning and virtual mobility easier within higher education. Past seminars and webinars found interested members for the Living Lab, but if you missed these opportunities, you can look at their presentations and join by writing to info@vmpass.eu.

vm pass

vmpass.eu

eLene2learn 6th Newsletter – Final Activities

The eLene2learn project provides a set of practical recommendations to teachers, tutors and learners in the secondary, higher and adult education sectors on the use of ICT and digital media to support the development of learning to learn competencies. After almost 3 years of hard work – including the production of the ‘How to’ guide and an ever-growing collection of case studies – the consortium is now ready to share their lessons learnt. In this last edition of the project newsletter we highlight the final results, achievements and events.

elene2learn

www.elene2learn.eu

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September 3, 2014

[EDEN-News] Eighth EDEN Research Workshop (EDENRW8), Oxford 2014 – Registration Open – Late Submissions Welcome

From yesterday’s inbox…

E-learning at work and the workplace

Registration Open – Late Submissions Welcome

Due to several extension requests received, the online submission to the 8th EDEN Research Workshop (EDENRW8) – organised in cooperation with The Open University, UK – will remain open early September. If you intend to send a proposal, you can indicate to the Workshop Secretariat.

Please consult the Programme structure including the Oxford Debate and the Keynote speakers following the links on the Conference web.

Online Registration is Now Open

To register please visit the Registration menu and use the Online Registration Form to join the event.

Authors of contributions accepted for presentation can benefit from a reduced fee. See the registration fees online.

Special discount for combined Workshop & EDEN Membership fees for 2014-2015 as well as a group rate is available.

We offer a special fee to young scholars, full time students and PhD students (under 35 years).

Social Events and Awards

The Welcome Reception will take place on 26 October in the Sheldonian Theatre, one of the architectural jewels of Oxford. This event helps you to set the mood for the EDENRW8. The EDEN Fellow Award will be presented at this occasion.

The Gala Dinner on 27 October will be organised in the Cardinal Restaurant of the Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel where the EDEN Best Research Paper Award will be presented.

Visit to the OU

On 29 October, the delegates can join a special visit to the Open University, UK in Milton Keynes. The full day programme includes transfers, lunch/coffees and presentations on some of the OU’s main recent initiatives. Places can be booked for an additional charge of €25/£20 per person until the 10th of October via the Online Registration Form.

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