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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

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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.

Follow conference updates via the EDEN Website and on Twitter.

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Tel: +36 1 463 1628, 463 2537 Fax: +36 1 463 1858
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August 28, 2014

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

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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

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August 19, 2014

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

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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

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August 8, 2014

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

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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

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