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January 28, 2014

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

Another item from Monday’s inbox…

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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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January 24, 2014

[EDEN-News] careNET Project Newsletter – Issue 3 – Call for Final Conference

Also from Wednesday’s inbox…

Call for Final Conference: ICT and e-Skills for Social Care

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Context

Care-workers in home care and older persons are exposed to the risk of social exclusion as they are both often at the margins of society and likely to be the victim of exclusion in the fast-changing digital world. ICTs and associated competences have been shown to be a critical component in mitigating these risks of exclusion and helping to support an increased quality of life. The acquisition of digital skills is essential for both those in the care sector and families. In the family employment sector we find over half of all private individual employers aged 60 years old and over, and low-skilled women representing the majority of household employees.

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Theme

In response to these pressing needs, the careNET project has identified key digital competences to support inclusion of care-workers in a new world of professionalisation and led on-the-job experiments with household carers in partnership with older people. The methodology led to competence-based learning paths and resources based on cooperative learning between care workers and care recipients to promote improved quality of care and quality of life through the acquisition of care related digital competences. In addition, to answer specific needs, learning modules for individual learning, addressing competences for employability and self-development (for care workers) and competences for active ageing (older people) have also been created. Learning centres were established and an online social network to support collaborative thinking of carers is being set up.

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Call for Presentation

On 26 February 2014 in Brussels an international conference will be organised to share the lessons learned and to collaborate with other initiatives of the field and to establish further use of these results.

We invite practitioners, organisations and researchers to join the consortium in discussing what ways open up for the care-sector in the brave new world of digital inclusion.

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How to contribute?

You may submit presentation of projects, research in progress reports and research results (10 min presentation) or demonstration of tools ( demonstration) in the following topics:

  1. the identified needs for professionalization of care workers;
  2. increased access to learning opportunities in the care sector;
  3. personal development of care workers;
  4. overcoming the isolation of older people;
  5. active ageing.

Submissions shall be sent via e-mail to: Laure Lhermet, IPERIA by 10 February 2014.

Selected submissions will be invited to participate and present at the event and will be published online.

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What will happen during the conference?

The Conference will open with high profile keynote speakers from all around Europe elaborating on ICT skills in social care. Following the presentation of the CareNET project, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the CareNET national cases including a showcase summary. To support networking and to create a possibility for other initiatives to collaborate, the CareNET showcase will be followed by presentations and demonstrations of other similar initiatives’ results. Coffee breaks and buffet lunch will be provided.

Programme structure

The entire conference will be streamed live online via Adobe Connect.

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Registration for participation

Registration and participation at the conference is free of charge. Only participants who registered via the online form may participate. Registration closes on 17 February. Registration is required for the on-site conference and for the online streaming as well.

Please fill in the online registration form.

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Venue

The Brussels Press Club is a venue with a good atmosphere and where journalists can often be seen. Due to its central location (Schuman Metro stop) it’s easy to reach from all parts of Brussels.

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Fundacion Burgos                         por la Investigacion de la Salud University                         College Lillebaelt European                         Distance and E-learning Network Telecentre Europe
Lifelong                         Learning Programme

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January 22, 2014

[Eurodl] New Articles Published In EURODL – January 2014

No K-12 online learning specific article, but several topics that may be of use to K-12 online learning teachers in this open access journal.

Fresh Articles – January 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.

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 remind that the deadline for paper submission for the EDEN 2014 Annual Conference “From Education to Employment and Meaningful Work with ICTs” is 31 January. Details on what kind of submissions are invited and how to contribute, are available at the respective conference page.

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

EURODL – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-learning
E-mail: secretariat@eurodl.org
Web: http://www.eurodl.org

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January 17, 2014

[EDEN-News] Call – EDEN 2014 Conference, Zagreb

From Wednesday’s inbox…

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Call for Papers
Deadline: 31 January 2014

We are glad to announce that the EDEN 2014 Annual Conference will take place under the patronage of His Excellency Mr Ivo Josipović, President of the Republic of Croatia.

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.

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

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.

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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EDEN-News mailing list

January 11, 2014

[EDEN-News] Invitation for VISIR Consultation

Also from Tuesday’s inbox…

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Understand, network, mainstream
ICT for learning in Europe

Dear Colleagues,

we would like to invite you to take part in the Third Consultation of the VISIR project (available in English, Italian, Spanish, French, German). This survey is the third in the row of four consultations that are planned in the frame of VISIR.

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VISIR – “Vision, Scenarios, Insights and Recommendations“ is an EU project, the strategic initiative of seven European open-distance and e-learning networks, aiming to develop a shared vision on how ICT may help making lifelong learning a reality. Several such visions have already been elaborated to find out how to improve policies and practices, to consolidate the methods, approaches used in the fast changing environment we are living in. The strength of the present initiative is based on real-life scenarios and insights.

Many great reports, studies, conferences did help to debate, to focus and summarise experience. Now we ask the opinion of the professional community about few major straightforward questions relating the evolution of learning with the innovation challenge- with a bit of simplification: what works ultimately? What drives our innovative efforts? What are the bottlenecks and barriers? What would you do differently?

The VISIR research has already resulted in several thought-provoking findings and ideas. Whilst getting closer to the formulation of key messages for the stakeholders of ICT enhanced learning innovation, we invite YOU to let your voice heard.

Why this consultation?

The use of ICT for learning in Europe is widespread. We largely miss in the meantime a mainstreamed meaningful use of technology in learning, its impact as a driver of change for our economies and societies.

Exchange of practices across sectors and mainstreaming the innovations is not yet a reality. A common bottom-up vision should complement the existing top-down visions present.

The VISIR Stakeholders’ Consultations involve professionals and practitioners, build on their opinion and experience, by targeted and creative questions.

Please, help us to identify and analyse the existing trends on ICT and learning in Europe!

It will take only few minutes of your time. Please visit the survey and share your opinion!

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

More information: visir-network.eu

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MENON EDEN SCIENTER KULEUVEN EFMD
EFQUEL ELIG eici EADL

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