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July 26, 2016

[EDEN-News] EDEN Research Workshop 2016, Oldenburg – Call for Papers

From yesterday’s inbox for my European readers…

Call for Contributions

Oldenburg, 4-7 October 2016


Building on the success of the research workshop in Oxford, EDEN is pleased to announce its Ninth Research Workshop organised in collaboration with the Institute of Education and the Center for Lifelong Learning at Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg in Oldenburg, Germany.


Research into distance education has renewed importance and taken on new dimensions, as open, distance, and online learning further merge with the mainstream of education. Changes are occurring at all levels of institutions: from new systems and theories and ways of leading and managing organizations, to new teaching and learning approaches and technologies.

EDENRW9 will be held in Oldenburg on 4-7 October 2016. The themes highlight the need of all levels and branches of educational systems to embrace new directions in their organisational management, research and practice, while observing their historical background and professional heritage.

Call for Contributions

During this research workshop, EDEN will bring established scholars and researchers of ODL together with early researchers in the field. Building on DE’s extensive history of research and technology innovation, the workshop will create an open stage for further extending discussions on research in DE, where delegates will have an opportunity to engage with experts and actively explore new areas of DE research. We invite all interested professionals to take part and discover the Workshop Themes by submitting their proposals.

Submissions should make a relevant contribution to the field and meet the customary academic requirements: clear aims/questions, methodology, contextualisation, results, conclusions and implications, and references.

Full text submissions must be in English, with careful language check. You are invited to send a 10-15 line summary, included in the file of your proposal, separately indicated as ‘Abstract’. Authors are also expected to indicate how their research topic is related to the proposed framework of research areas (see workshop themes).

Submissions that relate to the Workshop Scope and one or more of the Workshop Themes are invited by the deadline: August 31, 2016. You are encouraged to submit your proposal earlier than August 31 to support a speedy evaluation of your proposal and enhance your possibility to register early in time.

Contributions received will be continuously evaluated and authors informed accordingly.


The EDEN Secretariat will be taking care of the registration for the Research Workshop. Registration opens by mid-August.

The registration fee will include access to all conference facilities, the electronic Conference Proceedings, the Welcome Cocktail, lunches and refreshments during the conference days, not including pre- and post-conference programmes. The fee does not include accommodation and the conference dinner.

Authors of contributions accepted for presentation can benefit from a reduced fee. For each paper, only onereduced author’s fee will be offered.

Conference fee*


Non Authors

EDEN members

350 €

400 €


425 €

475 €

*Fees may be subject to minor changes.

Hotels near the venue

The Oldenburg Tourismus und Marketing GmbH has pre-booked a certain number of rooms for EDEN Conference Delegates. The bookings are available until 3 September 2016, except for Hotel Altera bookings, that will remain available until 15 August 2016. The booking form and procedure for booking can be consultedhere.


After the indicated deadlines, the availability of rooms can not be guaranteed by the agency.

Hotel rooms are available in a limited number in Oldenburg. You are encouraged to arrange your booking at your earliest convenience.

Logo Design Contest

contestAs part of EDEN’s 25th anniversary celebration activities we are refreshing our visual identity. Following the presentation of our new web portal at the EDEN 2016 Annual Conference, now we would like to follow up this phase by announcing an EDEN Logo Design Contest with the aim to allow our professional community to take an active part in the development of our Association’s new look. Read more about the contest here.

Conference Schedule and Deadlines

Submissions: 31 August 2016

Registration open: mid-August 2016

Notification of authors: early September 2016

Conference dates:4-7 October 2016

Conference Venue, Oldenburg

Oldenburg is a city of contrasts where classicism meets modernism, a cosmopolitan flair complements historical architecture, urban variety is balanced by a natural landscape, imaginative catering goes hand in hand with assorted retail outlets, and a rich culture harmonises with scientific innovation.

The Oldenburg Palace Gardens

Around half of the green city of Oldenburg is covered by parks and gardens, where locals and visitors alike can relax around the year within easy walking distance of the city centre. The Oldenburg garden tradition extends back to the 17th century.

At the beginning of the 19th century Duke Peter Friedrich Ludwig started creating grand palace gardens close to the historical walls and the ducal residence. Designed in keeping with the natural English style, the palace gardens, which extend over 16 hectares, have retained their picturesque atmosphere with natural planting and winding watercourses and paths. Garden and nature enthusiasts are especially in their element when the rhododendrons, which are typical for this region, are in bloom, and Oldenburg boasts the oldest rhododendrons of their kind in Germany.



The 9th EDEN Research Workshop is the initiative of EDEN supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union


EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network Secretariat
Tel: +36 1 463 1628, 463 2537 Fax: +36 1 463 1858

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