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May 17, 2017

[EDEN-News] EDEN Annual Conference, Jönköping 2017 – Detailed Conference Programme Available, Sneak Peek At Workshops

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EDEN 2017 Annual Conference: #EDEN17
Detailed conference programme available,
sneak peek at workshops

Jönköping, Sweden 13-16 June 2017



jkpgThe conference is hosted by the Jönköping University in co-operation with Destination Jönköping and SADE, the Swedish Association for Open and Distance Learning and supported by the Jönköping City Council.

Registration is open

The EDEN Secretariat is taking care of the registration for the Annual Conference. The registration fee includes access to all conference facilities, the electronic Conference Proceedings, the Welcome Cocktail, lunches and refreshments during the conference days. The fee does not include accommodation and the conference dinner.register

For more information on fees and discounts, visit the Conference Registration page.

Detailed conference programme available

                        booklet coverThe Conference programme includes plenaries, parallel sessions with paper presentations, workshops, trainings, moderated poster and demo sessions and the synergy strand, ensuring digital interactivity and cooperation on the social web.

The event starts on Tuesday afternoon on 13 June, with registration, followed by the Welcome Reception and ends with a Farewell Coffee on 16 June.

The detailed conference programme can be viewed here.

The conference structure can be reached here. Eventual programme changes may apply.

Sneak peek at the free pre-conference workshops by SADE

Digital Transformation And Diversity In A Swedish Context

The detailed programme for this event is also available, please visit this link to view it. Topics discussed will include:

  • Digital transformation and diversity in a Swedish context, and about SADE
  • A digital agenda for higher education – what would Google do?
  • Technology enhanced learning to support inclusion and integration of migrants
  • Mobile language learning applications for integration of Arabic speaking migrants in Sweden

Register here for the event.

Special Interest Group on TEL and Quality Enhancement

The first part of these workshop sessions – or learning cafés – will also be held on 13 June as a free pre-conference workshop. It will introduce and present EDEN’s Special Interest Group (SIG) on Technology Enabled Learning (TEL), and Quality Enhancement.

State of the art in research and practices, current challenges and challenges ahead will be discussed. In this session the aims of the SIG group will be discussed. The series of workshops/learning cafe will be introduced, which will take place – one every day – during the days of the Annual Conference.

The series includes the following workshops:

  • Renewing the Quality Agenda – 14 June
  • Quality In TEL On Micro, Meso And Macro Level, And Who Are The Stakeholders. Why And How Do They Have An Interest? – 15 June
  • Innovation for Quality Leadership – 16 June

Synergy sessions – envision your research and project plans with the expert community

“Synergy” – a unique feature of the EDEN conferences incorporating interactive, network building sessions always offers outstandingly rich portfolio of projects and initiatives will feature again in Jönköping.


Critical thinking, online higher education observatory, digital democracy, open badges, mobile apps for self-regulated learning, e-schools, decision making at universities, MOOCs for the business world – some of the themes which will be steering these sessions, dedicated to interactive knowledge sharing, networking to inspire project ideas and partnerships, to support sustainability of projects.

A Taster from Interesting Paper Titles

  • Developing Effective and Culturally Sensitive Learning Resources to Improve the Integration Process of Migrants in France
  • 100 MOOC Project for SMES: What do They Need
  • Academic Communication via Twitter – The Case of #EDENChats
  • Toward a Mobile Open and Social Language Learning Paradigm
  • The Importance of Openness within Digital Literacy
  • Roadmap for the Future of Open Education in Australia
  • Effective Strategic Decision Making on Open and Distance Education Issues
  • The social dimension of European MOOC response: making diversity a strength!
  • Factors that Predict Differential Online Versus Face-to-Face Course Outcomes: Evidence from Germany and the United States
  • Framework for Digitally Mature Schools
  • E-Learning and Multiculturality in Mexico
  • A Research about the Design of Programmes for China Online Higher Education

Diversity will be with us – Almost 40 countries in the pool of presenters!

You will have the opportunity to meet and discuss with speakers from the Universities of Roma, Delft, Regensburg, Zagreb, Stockholm, Budapest, Saxonia, London, Oldenburg, Denmark, Porto, Rioja, Baden-Württenberg, the Baltics from Europe – as well as with proferssionals from other continents: University of Maryland, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Hongkong, Turkey, India, Beijing University, Southern Queensland, Sydney, Mexico, Nepal, the Middle-East, not to mention the leading Open Universities of the world: OU UK, UNED Spain (Madrid), UOC Catalunya, South-Africa, Turkey (Anadolu), and Athabasca (CA).

Recognising excellence

recognitionYour papers, posters and training submissions are not only subjected to the conference evaluators’ thorough assessment, but could also win one of EDEN’s prestigious awards. We are keen to promote and inspire professionals byrecognising excellence and will continue the tradition of distinguishing Best Papers and Best Practice Initiatives. The conference participants can also make their voices heard – they will be able to vote on their favourite posters on display – the poster earning the highest number of votes will receive the conference’s Poster Prize. Everybody who has an accepted submission for presentation will receive aSpeaker badge and all conference participants will be awarded a Participant badge.

Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines

lufthansaThe Lufthansa Group airlines offer a comprehensive global route network and exclusive prices and conditions to our participants, visitors, exhibitors, and invited guests. Read more on how to use the special offer.

Conference Venue: Jönköping

Jönköping is an excellent example of an impressively developing University, city and region which attracts economic, cultural and social progress and modernisation. The Scandinavian countries and particularly Sweden have always been in the forefront of learning innovation, open and digital education. We look forward with excitement to a memorable conference in 2017!


Join the Community in the exciting city of Jönköping to share your research, projects and practice at #EDEN17!

The conference will take part within the research environment CCD at the School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University with the support of Destination Jönköping.

Sponsorship opportunity

EDEN is offering sponsorship packages linked to the event. For further details about sponsorship, please consult the Sponsorship Brochure and the Conference Secretariat.

Exhibition stands will also be available for booking.


Schedule and Deadlines

The call is closed, with eventual late submission requests please address the Conference Secretariat directly

Registration open

Conference Dates: 13-16 June 2017

For any conference related questions contact the Conference Secretariat


The EDEN 2017 Annual Conference 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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