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February 21, 2014

[Eurodl] New Articles Published In EURODL – February 2014

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Fresh Articles – February 2014

Dear EURODL subscriber,

We kindly inform you that new articles have been accepted for publication, since November 2013. Please, visit them at the journal’s website.

We also would like to draw your attention to the following articles, published under the “Brief Items” section:

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.

Let us inform you that though the deadline for paper submission for the EDEN 2014 Annual Conference “From Education to Employment and Meaningful Work with ICTs” is over, those who still wish to send proposals are invited to indicate their intention these days to the Conference Secretariat. Details on what kind of submissions are invited and how to contribute, are available at the respective conference page.

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February 18, 2014

[EDEN-News] 8th EDEN Research Workshop, Oxford 2014 – First Announcement

From yesterday’s inbox…

E-learning at work and the workplace

Challenges for research into Open & Distance Learning:
Doing Things Better: Doing Better Things

First Announcement and Call for Papers

EDEN is pleased to announce its Eighth Research Workshop organised in collaboration with the Open University.

Invitation

As a founding member of EDEN the Open University is pleased to be hosting and sponsoring EDENRW8 which will be held in Oxford on 27-28 October 2014 (‘zero day’ 26 October). The theme and scope reflects the current challenges facing researchers and the intersection of their work with ‘doing better things’ for key stakeholders.

The format of the event is key. This is not your usual conference program and definitely a workshop format! You will not sit through long presentations and juggle a programme by jumping from one room to another and network between sessions. The networking occurs as an essential aspect of your experience. Featuring small groups for deep dialogues, feedback on your research, team symposia, ‘research-speed-dating’ papers, demonstrations, poster sessions, a connect lounge, informal sessions for meet the professor for early career and postgraduate researchers , world café style facilitation and presentations along with our resident keynotes. You can also volunteer to be one of our social media ambassadors or be in the lucky dip for a curator role.

EDENRW8 is very focussed on you the researcher and what you can learn from and with your peers. It takes place in an intimate setting where researchers including postgraduate students can share research, connect with peers and have adequate time to discuss the challenges of their work. EDENRW8 is suitable for researchers and postgraduate students and particularly those wishing to actively connect with peers and debate Challenges for research into Open & Distance Learning: Doing Things Better: Doing Better Things.

Call for Contributions

EDEN intends to bring together differing points of view with a debate approach and speakers who back up their points of view with sound research.

We invite all interested professionals to take part and discover the Workshop Themes by submitting their proposals.

Submissions that relate to the Workshop Scope and one or more of the Workshop Themes are welcome in papers, workshops/symposia, posters and demonstrations categories by the deadline: 1 September. You are encouraged to submit your proposal earlier to support a speedy evaluation of the proposals and enhance your possibility to register early in time. Proposals submitted before 11 July will be evaluated within two weeks.

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 Call for Contributions and the Submission Guidelines.

Schedule and Deadlines

Paper Submission: 1 September 2014
Registration Open: 1 September 2014
Notification of Authors: 15 September 2014

Conference Venue, Oxford

There are few places more quintessentially and unashamedly English than Oxford, a city so picturesque that even its nickname, ‘The City of Dreaming Spires’, sounds lifted from a classic romance novel. This city perfectly blends old English charm with modern shopping streets, a cutting-edge arts scene and a buzzing nightlife.

The conference venue is the Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel – surrounded by lush and tranquil greenery just 15 minutes walk from the city centre – providing an excellent setting for the event with professional facilities.

The Research Workshop is organised in cooperation with the Open University, a world leader in modern distance learning, pioneer of teaching and learning methods which enable people to achieve their career and life goals studying at times and in places to suit them.

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
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February 15, 2014

[EDEN-News] EDEN 2014 Zagreb – Latest Submissions – New Keynote Speakers

From Wednesday’s inbox…

E-learning at                         work and the workplace

Call for Papers

Good response to the Call!

There has been an impressive response to the Call, showing good understanding of the theme and concept. The diversity of submissions thematically, geographically and sectorwise as well, forecast a conference rich in content and in networking opportunities.

Due to numerous extension requests received, the online submission remained open. If you missed the deadline but still intend to send a paper or poster, please indicate that in an email to the Conference Secretariat.

The Call for presentation of EU projects and practices: the Synergy Strand is open until 28 March in order to be able to integrate the latest achievements of the projects. Please consult the respective instructions here.

The Conference Registration will be opened early next week.

A space for sharing diverse experience!

You are welcome and encouraged to submit contributions in particular along the conference themes. As the conference concept is covering a wide range of subjects, papers, posters, workshops and demonstrations are invited presenting smart cases, project achievements, research results linked to the present themes of e-learning, ICT enhanced open, distance education.

Open educational resources (OER), MOOCs are natural constituents and debate subjects of contemporary learning, thus will be high on the conference agenda.

Keynote Speakers


Alan Tait

Professor of Distance Education and Development, The Open University, United Kingdom


Jeff Haywood

Vice-principal, Knowledge Management at University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom


Blaženka Divjak

Vice Rector for Students and Studies at the University of Zagreb, Croatia

Ana Carla Pereira New!
Head of Unit at European Commission,
Directorate-General Education and Culture
(via video link)


Terry Anderson

Director, Canadian Institute Distance Education Research (CIDER), Athabasca University, Canada


Olaf Zawacki-Richter

Professor of Educational Technology, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany

Fabrizio Cardinali (Invited)
Chief Strategic Marketing Officer, sedApta
LACE Project,
Workplace Learning


Jim Devine

DEVINE Policy | Projects | Innovation, Ireland

Online and Social

The Conference is supported intensively by social networking features and collaborative online presence. The conference hashtag is #eden14. The Conference group moved from Facebook to the NAP Members Area. All conference delegates with confirmed registration will have access until the end of the conference to: the Conference blog, the pre-conference interviews, all the slides, important notes, the Book of Abstracts – all at one place. You may already join the Conference Group at our NAP Members’ Area if you are EDEN Member.

Conference Venue, Zagreb

Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, is a city with a rich history dating from the Roman era to the present day. It is a global and cosmopolitan city, and one of the leading centres of Central and South-Eastern Europe, with an abundance of fabulous visitor attractions to discover and explore.

The conference venue is located in the Hypo Centre business building considered one of the most attractive centres in Croatia, providing an excellent setting for the event with professional facilities.

While the University Computing Center (SRCE) is the first infrastructural institution of the academic and research community in the area of application of ICT, SRCE is still an expert centre for education and support in the area of ICT application.

Sponsorship Opportunity

EDEN is offering sponsorship possibilities linked to the event and we would be pleased to welcome your organisation amongst the conference partners. Would you be interested at further details about sponsorship, please consult the Sponsorship Brochure and contact the conference secretariat at zagreb@eden-online.org.

You may follow conference updates via Facebook and #eden14.

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

EDEN

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

January 30, 2014

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

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January, 2014

2014 kicks off with new EU projects with EDEN involvement

LeHo: Learning at Home and in the hospital

Coordinator: Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, IT

The LeHo project outlines key educational factors and good practices needed by pupils and students who are ill. It explores and designs ICT-based solutions that will enable children in hospital, receiving home therapy, or who attend school part-time due to illness, to access education. The partnership will also aim to verify how technology can impact on the methodology and pedagogy in Home and Hospital Education (HHE).

LLP KA3-ICT; Multilateral networks

01 Jan 2014 – 31 Dec 2016

LACE: Learning Analytics Community Exchange

Coordinator: Open University of the Netherlands, NL

The project will focus on the enablers of development and adoption of analytics that has desirable, effective and sustainable effect on learning. The partnership will collaborate with existing initiatives such as the International Educational Data Mining Society, the Society for Learning Analytics Research and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative to deliver a range of community-centred activities, capturing and disseminating the narrative of this quickly-developing field. This project produces detailed studies to boost four enablers:

  • integration of a range of people to strengthen the creation and sharing of knowledge among research, practice and policy;
  • gathering and documenting evidence for and against claims of effectiveness and issues of a practical or cultural nature;
  • elicitation and capture of desired futures and the degree of consensus on what is desirable or feasible;
  • common data models and interoperability as a basis for research data sharing and a viable market place.

FP7-ICT-2013-11, Objective ICT-2013.8.2 Technology-enhanced learning, d) Support for organising competitions (CSA)

01 Jan 2014 – 30 Jun 2016

TALOE: Time to Assess Learning Outcomes in Elearning

Coordinator: University of Porto, PT

TALOE will develop a web-based platform to help teachers and trainers decide on the e-assessment strategies to use in their online courses. The main idea is that a teacher will describe the learning outcomes of their course or module and the TALOE platform will analyse them and provide an e-assessment strategy that is consistent with the intended learning. To be able to develop this tool, the consortium will achieve the following:

  • research and select innovative e-assessment practices that take advantage of the use of technology;
  • develop a web-based tool that is easy to use by the stakeholders;
  • to test the implementation of the tool with real case studies;
  • to distribute and disseminate the TALOE tool among the communities of stakeholders.

LLP Centralised – KA3 Multilateral projects

01 Jan 2014 – 31 Dec 2015

ARMAZEG: Developing tools for lifelong learning in Transcaucasus region: e-Learning

Coordinator: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, BE

The ARMAZEG project addresses ‘Higher education and society in the field of Lifelong Learning’, a regional priority for the two Sub-Caucasian countries (ENPI East). It aims to modernize and reform the approach to the education and highlights its impact on the society through the introduction of lifelong learning and quality assurance measures. It has 4 main objectives:

  • The development of strategic and operational university documents on lifelong learning
  • The establishment of Centers for lifelong learning with trained staff in administrative / organizational, pedagogical and technological aspects of e-learning/blended learning
  • Capacity building and workshops to prepare higher education and society for lifelong learning
  • The development of a quality assurance plan and the set-up of pilot projects on the implementation of lifelong learning.

Tempus IV, Joint Projects / Structural Measures

01 Dec 2013 – 30 Nov 2016

VM-Pass: Implementing Recognition of Virtual Mobility and OER Learning through a Learning Passport

Coordinator: University of Leicester, UK

VM-Pass aims to increase inter-institutional recognition of virtual mobility and OCW-based courses, by means of:

  • building on results from OER test project and piloting the use of a student-held learning passport to facilitate recognition & mobility;
  • planning, testing and creating a recognition-clearinghouse to support the verification and investigation of learning passports;
  • creating a typology of quality systems used in VM and OER systems, to support the learning passports and recognition-clearinghouse, and
  • engaging in dialogue with multiple institutions around Europe so as to mainstream use of the recognition tools created by the project.

LLP Erasmus; Multilateral projects

01 Oct 2013 – 31 Dec 2015

E-SOLVE: E-learning SOLutions for VEt

Coordinator: University of Pannonia, HU

E-SOLVE aims to distil knowledge on Leonardo da Vinci projects dealing with e-learning, categorise them, select sectorial good-practices and disseminate them among VET stakeholders throughout Europe. The project’s focus will be on solutions that could be utilised in white-collar education and training. Besides meeting its stakeholders personally (personal meetings, workshops for stakeholders, annual conferences of the partners, “summer camp” for project managers, international conference) the E-SOLVE team wishes to compile an online showcase of e-learning solutions supported by fora in social media networks.

LLP Centralised – Leonardo da Vinci; Accompanying measures

01 Oct 2013 – 30 Sep 2014

For more information about the projects EDEN is involved in, please visit the EDEN website.

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

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January 28, 2014

[EDEN-News] Deadline approaching! – EDEN 2014 Zagreb Conference

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Call for Papers

Deadline: 31 January 2014

Submission Deadline Approaching

Call for Contributions

There will be opportunities for submitting and presenting papers, workshops, posters and 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 Call for Contributions and the Submission Guidance.

A space for sharing diverse experience!

You are welcome and encouraged to submit contributions in particular along the conference themes. As the conference concept is covering a wide range of subjects, papers, posters, workshops and demonstrations are invited presenting smart cases, project achievements, research results linked to the present themes of e-learning, ICT enhanced open, distance education. Open educational resources (OER), MOOCs and alike are natural constituents and debate subjects of contemporary learning, thus also welcome and will be treated with high attention in the programme!

Synergy Strand

EDEN will like to follow up its newest collaboration initiative. The recent Synergy Workshop was a highly inspirational event that needs to be continued.

To ensure high visibility and attendance, EU projects and practices – preferably that display thematic cross sections with the Conference Themesare invited to introduce themselves at Synergy Strand.

Find out more on the Call for Contributions.

Keynote Speakers


Alan Tait

Professor of Distance Education and Development, The Open University, United Kingdom


Terry Anderson

Director, Canadian Institute Distance Education Research (CIDER), Athabasca University, Canada


Blaženka Divjak

Vice Rector for Students and Studies at the University of Zagreb, Croatia


Olaf Zawacki-Richter

Professor of Educational Technology, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany


Jeff Haywood

Vice-principal, Knowledge Management at University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom


Jim Devine

DEVINE Policy | Projects | Innovation, Ireland

Online and Social

The Conference will be supported and accompanied intensively by social networking, online and virtual presence and involvement possibilities that will be enhanced by the EDEN NAP Members Area.

All conference delegates with confirmed registration will have access until the end of the conference to: the Conference blog, the pre-conference interviews, all the slides, important notes, the Book of Abstracts – all at one place. You may already join if you are EDEN Member.

You are invited to share on Twitter, Facebook, Slideshare and Youtube. The conference hashtag is #eden14. A curated Conference news service is collecting related information via it’s Scoop.it account.

Sponsorship Opportunity

EDEN is offering sponsorship possibilities linked to the event and we would be pleased to welcome your organisation amongst the conference partners. Would you be interested at further details about sponsorship, please consult the Sponsorship Brochure and contact the conference secretariat at zagreb@eden-online.org.

About the Conference

The latest ICT solutions for simulations, virtual worlds, immersive learning and enhanced learning experiences are continuously producing renewed toolkits, supporting the development of authentic learning settings. E-competences and e-skills are increasingly treated as autonomous elements of personal development to be supported by specific learning activities and patterns.

Workplace-based training supported by ICT tools is part of the solution to reduce skill shortages and mismatches. E-learning has become a dominant delivery method in learning settings at work across various sectors and a wide range of company sizes.
The EDEN 2014 Conference will discover and present the latest best practice in this field, share progressive concepts, inventive solutions, and promote joint-thinking and collaboration.

Schedule and Deadlines

Paper Submission: 31 January 2014

Synergy Submission: 28 March 2014

Registration Open: mid-February 2014

Notification of Authors: 28 March 2014

Conference Venue, Zagreb

Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, is a city with a rich history dating from the Roman era to the present day. It is a global and cosmopolitan city, and one of the leading centres of Central and South-Eastern Europe, with an abundance of fabulous visitor attractions to discover and explore.

The conference venue is located in the Hypo Centre business building considered one of the most attractive centres in Croatia, providing an excellent setting for the event with professional facilities.

While the University Computing Center (SRCE) is the first infrastructural institution of the academic and research community in the area of application of ICT, SRCE is still an expert centre for education and support in the area of ICT application.

You may follow conference updates via Facebook and Twitter.

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

EDEN

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

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