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).
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.
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:
- 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
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.
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.
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