Virtual School Meanderings

August 28, 2014

[EDEN-News] Eighth EDEN Research Workshop (EDENRW8), Oxford 2014 – Few More Days Left For Submissions Only!

Also from yesterday’s inbox…

E-learning at work and the workplace

Few more days left for submissions only!

You can still submit contributions to the 8th EDEN Research Workshop (EDENRW8) organised in cooperatin with The Open University, UK to be held in Oxford on 27-28 October 2014 (‘zero day’ 26 October).

Deadlines

Paper Submission: 1 September

Registration Opens: 1 September

Notification of Authors: 15 September

The Workshop Registration will be opened in a few days. Fees can be consulted here.

Innovative and Interactive

The focus of the event is on quality research discussed in unusual workshop setting with informal and intimate surroundings. The session formats promote collaboration opportunities, including: parallel ‘research-speed-dating’ papers, workshops and a poster session.

Oxford Debate

Within the theme strand with a focus on ‘open’, there will be a plenary session held as an “Oxford styled debate” on the uptake and impact of OER, with the participation of the following dedicated ICDE UNESCO chairs:


Rory McGreal
UNESCO/COL/ICDE
Chair in OER
Athabasca University, Canada


Maria Soledad Ramirez Montoya

UNESCO Chair in OEP/
ICDE Chair in OER & CLARISE
Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico

Keynotes Themes

  • Teaching, Research and the More-than-human in Digital Education
    Sian Bayne, Professor of Digital Education, School of Education, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Moving into Context and not Content
    Cristobal Cobo, Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK
  • MOOCs, Two Years Later
    Pierre Dillenbourg, CHILI Lab, EPFL Center for Digital Education, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Preparing Lifelong Learners
    Allison Littlejohn, Director, Caledonian Academy, Glasgow Caledonian University, Chair in Learning Technology, UK
  • Opening up Educational Institutions
    Philipp Schmidt, Executive Director, Peer 2 Peer University / MIT Media Lab fellow, USA
  • To MOOC or not to MOOC that is the Question
    Willem van Valkenburg, Coordinator Delft Open Education Team, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Visit to the OU

On 29th October, the EDENRW8 delegates can join a special visit to the Open University, UK in Milton Keynes. The full day programme – having an additional charge of 25€/20£ per person – includes coach transfer from Oxford to Milton Keynes and back, lunch/coffees and presentations on some of the OU’s main recent initiatives. You can book your place via the Online Registration Form.

Call for Contributions

Submissions that relate to the Workshop Scope and one or more of the Workshop Themes are welcome in paper, workshop and poster formats. Submissions will be double peer reviewed by the Conference Committee.

Accepted contributions will be published in the online Conference Proceedings with ISBN and their summary in the printed Book of Abstracts.

The selected best papers will be invited to be published in a joint special issue of the European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning (EURODL) and Open Learning.

Find out more: Call for Contributions | Submission Guidelines | Invitation on Slideshare | Online submission form

Hotel Booking

Workshop delegates are requested to take care of their own accommodation booking. To help you in the selection we have a list of recommended hotels in Oxford.

The workshop venue, Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel, offers a special room rate to EDEN Research Workshop delegates.

Social Events

The EDENRW8 offers a great opportunity to socalise and network in an informal setting. The pleasant surroundings will ensure inspiration for intellectual exploration, dialogue, learning-partnerships and collaboration.

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 EDENRW8. The EDEN Fellow Award will be presented at this occasion. The website provides you more information on this event and the Gala Dinner as well.

Follow conference updates via the EDEN Website and on Twitter.

EDEN

EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network Secretariat
Tel: +36 1 463 1628, 463 2537 Fax: +36 1 463 1858
E-mail: research-oxford@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

EDEN

_______________________________________________
EDEN-News mailing list
EDEN-News@eden-online.org

August 19, 2014

[EDEN-News] Eighth EDEN Research Workshop (EDENRW8), Oxford 2014 – Submission Deadline Approaching!

Also from yesterday’s inbox…

E-learning at work and the workplace

Submission Deadline Approaching!

Only few days left to submit your contribution to the 8th EDEN Research Workshop (EDENRW8) organised in cooperation with The Open University, UK to be held in Oxford on 27-28 October 2014 (‘zero day’ 26 October).

Deadlines

Paper Submission: 1 September

Registration Opens: 1 September

Notification of Authors: 15 September

Programme Structure

The focus of the event is on quality research discussed in unusual workshop setting with informal and intimate surroundings. The session formats promote collaboration opportunities, including: parallel ‘research-speed-dating’ papers, workshops and a poster session. See the impressive group of keynote speakers on the website.

Oxford Debate

Within the theme strand with a focus on ‘open’, there will be a plenary session held as an “Oxford styled debate” on the uptake and impact of OER, with the participation of the following dedicated ICDE UNESCO chairs:


Rory McGreal
UNESCO/COL/ICDE
Chair in OER
Athabasca University, Canada


Maria Soledad Ramirez Montoya

UNESCO Chair in OEP/
ICDE Chair in OER & CLARISE
Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico

Call for Contributions

Submissions that relate to the Workshop Scope and one or more of the Workshop Themes are welcome in paper, workshop and poster formats. Submissions will be double peer reviewed by the Conference Committee.

Accepted contributions will be published in the online Conference Proceedings with ISBN and their summary in the printed Book of Abstracts.

The selected best papers will be invited to be published in a joint special issue of the European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning (EURODL) and Open Learning.

Find out more: Call for Contributions | Submission Guidelines | Invitation on Slideshare | Online submission form

Hotel Booking

Workshop delegates are requested to take care of their own accommodation booking. To help you in the selection we have a list of recommended hotels in Oxford.

The workshop venue, Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel, offers a special room rate to EDEN Research Workshop delegates.

Social Events

The EDENRW8 offers a great opportunity to socalise and network in an informal setting. The pleasant surroundings will ensure inspiration for intellectual exploration, dialogue, learning-partnerships and collaboration.

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 EDENRW8. The EDEN Fellow Award will be presented at this occasion. The website provides you more information on this event and the Gala Dinner as well.

Follow conference updates via the EDEN Website and on Twitter.

EDEN

EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network Secretariat
Tel: +36 1 463 1628, 463 2537 Fax: +36 1 463 1858
E-mail: research-oxford@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

EDEN

_______________________________________________
EDEN-News mailing list
EDEN-News@eden-online.org

August 8, 2014

[EDEN-News] Eighth EDEN Research Workshop (EDENRW8), Oxford 2014 – Summer Update

From Tuesday’s inbox…

E-learning at work and the workplace

Call for Submission: Summer Update

EDEN and The Open University, UK invite you to submit your proposal to the 8th EDEN Research Workshop (EDENRW8) to be held in Oxford on 27-28 October 2014 (‘zero day’ 26 October).

New on the Web: Programme Structure

The focus of the event is on quality research discussed in unusual workshop settings. The session formats promote collaboration, including: keynote presentations, interactive sessions in homegroup style, open debates in fishbowl style and parallel ‘research-speed-dating’ papers, workshops and a poster session. See further programme details here.

Deadlines

Paper Submission: 1 September

Registration Opens: 1 September

Notification of Authors: 15 September

Acknowledgement of Quality and Excellence

The tradition of awarding the EDEN Best Research Paper will be continued. The selection process takes place in collaboration with the Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning.

The Open University will announce the Best Poster and Best Session award with the support of the Programme Committee.

Call for Contributions

Submissions that relate to the Workshop Scope and one or more of the Workshop Themes are welcome in paper, workshop and poster formats.

The selected best papers will be invited to be published in a joint special issue of the European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning (EURODL) and Open Learning.

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

Find out more: Call for Contributions | Submission Guidelines | Invitation on Slideshare | Online submission form

Social Events

The EDENRW8 offers a great opportunity to socalize and network in an informal setting. The pleasant surroundings will ensure inspiration for intellectual exploration, dialogue, learning-partnerships and collaboration.

The website provides you information on the Welcome Reception and the Gala Dinner.

Follow conference updates via the EDEN Website and on Twitter.

EDEN

EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network Secretariat
Tel: +36 1 463 1628, 463 2537 Fax: +36 1 463 1858
E-mail: research-oxford@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

EDEN

_______________________________________________
EDEN-News mailing list
EDEN-News@eden-online.org

August 3, 2014

[EDEN-News] EDEN Newsflash – Special Issue, August 2014

From Friday morning’s inbox…

Having problems in reading this e-mail? Click here

Header

August, 2014

Projects, practices, showcases

Launch of a brand new online business Portuguese language course

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

Based on extensive research on available multimedia courses and on the language needs and cultural competences of those doing business with Portuguese speaking countries, the Consortium has developed a multimedia online course meeting present demands and realities. The pilot version of the course is now launched. Read more in the recently launched newsletter (pdf download, also available in PT).

emport

learningportuguese.eu

VISIR Fourth Consultation: What actions should be taken to boost and scale e-learning Micro Innovation Europe?

The VISIR – “VIsion, Scenarios, Insights and Recommendations on how ICT may help making lifelong learning a reality for all“ project has arrived to its fourth phase of online consultations targeting the professional community of open, distance and e-learning, ICT enhanced education and learning innovation.

Last chance to join, consultation is closing soon!

It will take only few minutes of your time. Please visit the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VISIR4EN

The Consultation is available in English, French, Spanish, Italian and German.

To see the full description, click here.

visir

visir-network.eu

You receive this newsletter as member of the EDEN e-mail list. To read about the EDEN Membership Services, please visit this link. The archive of previous Newsflashes and Project Newsletters can be found at the Networks of Academics and Professionals - NAP Members’ Area.

EDEN – European Distance and e-Learning Network Secretariat
Tel: +36 1 4631628
E-mail: secretariat@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

Like us on

Facebook

Follow us on

Twitter

_______________________________________________
EDEN-News mailing list
EDEN-News@eden-online.org

July 25, 2014

[EDEN-News] Eighth EDEN Research Workshop (EDENRW8), Oxford 2014 – Submission Deadline: 1 September

From Wednesday’s inbox…

E-learning at work and the workplace

Submission Deadline: 1st of September

EDEN and The Open University, UK are pleased to invite all interested researchers, scholars, PhD students and professionals to the 8th EDEN Research Workshop (EDENRW8) to be held in Oxford on 27-28 October 2014 (‘zero day’ 26 October).

Programme Structure

The focus of the event is on quality research discussed in unusual workshop setting with informal and intimate surroundings. The session formats promote collaboration opportunities, including: parallel ‘research-speed-dating’ papers, workshops and a poster session.

Rapporteur

The impressive group of keynote speakers and the prestigious event itself requires an excellent rapporteur. We are glad to introduce the conference general moderator, Tony Bates, President and CEO at Tony Bates Associates Ltd. in Canada.

Presentation

Presentation of accepted papers will be organised in an innovative format that takes the shape of ‘research-speed-dating’. Presenters will be allocated 6 minutes to present their work and then the audience selects who they would like to hear more from in smaller focussed discussion groups for the remainder of the session.

Oxford Debate

Within the theme strand with a focus on ‘open’, 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.

Call for Contributions

Submissions that relate to the Workshop Scope and one or more of the Workshop Themes are welcome in paper, workshop and poster formats.

The selected best papers will be invited to be published in a joint special issue of the European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning (EURODL) and Open Learning.

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

Find out more: Call for Contributions | Submission Guidelines | Invitation on Slideshare | Online submission form

Follow conference updates via the EDEN Website and on Twitter.

EDEN

EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network Secretariat
Tel: +36 1 463 1628, 463 2537 Fax: +36 1 463 1858
E-mail: research-oxford@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

EDEN

_______________________________________________
EDEN-News mailing list
EDEN-News@eden-online.org

« Previous PageNext Page »

The Rubric Theme. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,536 other followers