Virtual School Meanderings

January 22, 2013

[EDEN-News] EDEN 2013 Oslo – Deadline Approaching!

And another item from Monday’s inbox…

Learners in the Driving Seat

EDEN Annual Conference
June 12-15 2013, Oslo

Call for Papers
Deadline: 5 February 2013

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Sugata Mitra is Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, UK. He is best known for his “Hole in the Wall” experiment.

Anne Kirah is Senior Design and Innovation Anthropologist of Steria, Norway. She served previously as a design anthropologist for MSN, intended to influence software and service designs to improve humans’ interaction with technology.

Dr. Bernard Luskin, President-Elect for the American Psychological Association (APA) Media Psychology Division is widely known for his major study ‘Media Psychology and New Technology’.

Ana Carla Pereira, Head of Unit for Skills and Qualifications, Commission Directorate-General Education and Culture will talk about the developments with the European Union new generation education programmes.

Our Norwegian hosts invited a high level representative of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to speak.

The Nordic Voice
Distance education has been an important part of adult education in the Nordic countries for the last hundred years. Today, in Scandinavia, online education with advanced digital learning resources are widely accessible. A best practice presentation from all the Nordic countries will take place.

Call for Contributions

Underpinning the conference theme, “The Joy of Learning”, the EDEN 2013 Annual Conference will include paper presentations, interactive workshops often blended with webinars, on-the-spot poster sessions with visualised practices and project presentations in form of short demonstrations.

Contributions should relate to the conference themes. The Call is open until 5 February. Submissions will be double peer reviewed and accepted contributions published in the electronic Conference Proceedings with ISBN and their summary in the printed Book of Abstracts.

For details on submission categories, on how to submit your proposal and format guidelines, please visit the conference website and the Call for Contributions menu.

Online and Social

The Conference will be supported and accompanied intensively by social networking, sharing, online and virtual presence and involvement possibilities. You are invited to share on Twitter, Facebook, Slideshare and Youtube. The conference hashtag is #EDENOslo. A curated Conference news service is collecting related information via it’s account.

The EDEN Oslo Facebook group is already active.

About the Conference

E-learning, open and distance education have been important fields of intellectual excitement and innovative development. Challenges posed by the new technologies are permanent, and students constantly keep teachers under pressure to develop. Individual and collective motivation, enhancement of the learning experience and overall improvement of learning quality are gaining ever-increasing traction.

How can we do our best to make learning a thrilling experience for learners, including providing a sense of joy in the virtual classroom?
The EDEN 2013 Conference will discover and present the latest best practice in this field, share progressive concepts, inventive solutions, and promote joint-thinking and collaboration.

Conference Venue, Oslo

Oslo has a special combination of city life and easy access to the great outdoors, the Oslo fjord and the forests. You may enjoy the view on the roof of the new Opera House, the new Ski Jump Holmenkollen, or you may pay a visit to the Munch Museum and the Nobel Peace Center.

The conference will take place at the University of Oslo, campus Blindern, Georg Sverdrup Building. This building was inaugurated in 1999, and houses the humanities and social sciences library.

Opera House

Georg Sverdrups hus, Blindern. Photo: Francesco Saggio, UiO. Source

You may follow conference updates via Facebook and Twitter.


EDEN – European Distance and e-Learning Network Secretariat
Tel: +36 1 463 4628, 463 2537 Fax: +36 1 463 1858


EDEN-News mailing list

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