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August 19, 2014

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

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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.

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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

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

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August 3, 2014

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

From Friday morning’s inbox…

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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

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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

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July 18, 2014

ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN Newsletter – 17/07/2014

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THE CONFERENCE PROGRAMME EXHIBITION PARTICIPANTS MEDIA LIBRARY PRESS NEWS PORTAL
ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN Newsletter Summer Edition

Summer is in the air in Berlin and the excitement is already building for the 20th anniversary of ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN.

In this issue, we have collated a number of our recent articles from some of this year’s ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN speakers who gave us a sneak peek into the innovative solutions and new thinking they’ll be sharing in December.

“What’s exciting at 20 years of ONLINE EDUCA – really what I’d love to see people dig into at the event – is that we either can continue to build opportunity out of what the digital world has brought us, or actually entrench power and make things worse,” says Mozilla Foundation Executive Director Mark Surman, who will be addressing the audience at OEB this year.

Alongside our array of expert speakers and interactive sessions, which explore a vast range of topics across the e-learning spectrum, this year ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN will include some special anniversary additions.

Keep an eye out over the coming weeks for more OEB announcements!

Index
Learning to drive lifelong success
NVD

Organisations around the world are experiencing sweeping, rapid changes in what they do, how they do it and even why they do it.

Mastering current and future realities requires deep learning capabilities – the people who thrive and flourish in the 21st century are those who embrace new learning and who are motivated to acquire new skills and competencies.

But, as much as it’s the responsibility of the individual, organisations have a crucial role to play in up-skilling their people and nurturing new leaders.

It may not be a simple task but, according to McKinsey and Company’s Global Chief Learning Officer Dr Nick van Dam and Founder of the e-Learning for Kids Foundation, learning is a critical key for organisations to be at the cutting edge of their profession and their industry.

What do we want? Web literacy, now!
MZ

Is the web of the future a weird and wild place, chaotic and slightly frightening; or is it a happier place where strangers collaborate to teach and learn from one another? A bit of both, says the Mozilla Foundation’s Mark Surman, when he spoke to ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN writer Georgia Gilson about his glass-half-full predictions for the Internet of next year and the next decade.

Education leaders will come together for ‘ELIG Annual Conference’
ELIG

This year the ‘ELIG Annual Conference’ will take place from 18th  – 19th September in London. The overall theme, ‘Scalable Learning in Fast Changing Environments – New Partnerships & Business Models,’ will be discussed by top-level speakers such as Adrian Wooldridge, Management Editor and Schumpeter Columnist at The Economist; Carl Lygo, CEO of BPP Holdings Ltd Vice-Chancellor, BPP University; Chris Dede, Professor of Learning Technologies at Harvard University; Chris Husbands, Director of the Institute of Education at London University; Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive Officer at Nesta and many more.

For a sneak peek at the ELIG AC14 lineup of speakers from across the learning and education sector, click here to download the preliminary programme. To register for the conference, click here.

Think you know the e-learning tools of the trade?
CW
Are smartphones the future of e-learning? Do MOOCs live up their promise? Should teachers upload YouTube videos longer than six minutes? If you answered ‘no’ to all of these questions, perhaps you’re already acquainted with the writing of e-learning industry expert Craig Weiss.

At ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2013, Weiss warned against creating ‘boring content,’ calling it the biggest threat to online learning’s success. He also told a packed room that personalised content – including Avatars, YouTube channels and customised widgets – would soon be coming to more learning management systems.

Find out what e-learning trends Weiss has set his sights on for his return to OEB this year.

Exhibition
Big data and the Internet of (School) Things
BD
The ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) with its data collection potential and promising business forecast – McKinsey Global Institute reports that the IoT business will deliver $6.2 trillion of revenue by 2025 – is generating a next big things hype.

Not just exciting for businesses, the growing inter-connectivity of people, processes and devices is helping to create a ‘smarter’ way of living with endless opportunities on the horizon. So, where are we at with its impact on education?

Social school – yes or no to social networking in the classroom
SF

This year’s SCHOOL FORUM – themed Prospects for the Future – will raise many questions about how teachers teach, how learners learn and what tools get the best results in the classroom.

One key debate will involve weighing up the pros and cons of the use of Web 2.0 tools such as Facebook in everyday school life: Should teachers and students communicate in social networks? And if so, what about?

Teachers and prospective teachers, principals and pedagogues are invited on 3rd December, 2014, for the 6th annual SCHOOL FORUM, a German pre-conference workshop for ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN, the largest international e-learning conference for the corporate, public and educational sector.

The SCHOOL FORUM promises lively discussions about current learning trends and issues, as well as practical reports on the use of a range of technical aids and conditioned content for teaching.

Future jobs: Humans need not apply
40

By 2020, connected and intelligent products are predicted to become the largest “user group” of the Internet, estimated at 24 billion devices.

These products won’t just enrich the lives of consumers; they’ll also fundamentally change the way industries are run.

Smart connected devices will increase productivity, reduce the need for outsourcing, change the way consumers interact with companies and allow for seamless supply-chain improvement.

Where to rest your head in Berlin – at a special price
InterConti zimmer

You’re deciding where to stay in Berlin during ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN in December? Where better to engage in the conference as well as exploring the buzzing, exciting atmosphere of the German capital, than the Hotel InterContinental.

Between the modern architectural wonder of Potsdamer Platz, historical Kurfurstendamm and the famous Berlin Tiergarten, the Hotel Intercontinental is the prime accommodation choice for exploring the city and networking with other participants at OEB. For more information on the special Early Bird preferential rate for OEB participants, head to our website – hurry, because there is a limited number of rooms!

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Platinum Sponsor 2013 - Pearson

Conference Sponsors

SPEEXX

P2Go


MS

Cengage Learning

NDIA

GBSN

If you have any questions about ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN, please do not hesitate to contact us at
info@online-educa.com.

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10625 Berlin, Germany
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