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February 8, 2019

EDEN 2019 Annual Conference Bruges – Late Submissions Welcome

Note this extended call for proposals.

EDEN 2019 Annual Conference: #EDEN19
Connecting Through Educational Technology
In search for contemporary learning environments

Late submissions welcome
Registration open, PhD Symposium announced

Bruges, Belgium, 16-19 June 2019

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Late submissions welcome

There has been an impressive response to the Call, showing high level compliance with the theme and concept. The relevance and diversity of submissions is reassuring for a conference rich in content and in networking opportunities.

Due to numerous extension requests received, the online submission will remain open until mid-February. Submissions, taking into account the conference theme and related to at least one of the conference tracks are welcome in paper, poster, synergy, training, workshop or panel discussion session and demonstration/technical presentation formats.

Registration is open

The EDEN Secretariat is taking care of the registration for the Annual Conference. Registration is now open!

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.

For young scholars a special discount will be applied.

PhD Symposium

Given the success of the EDEN 2018 Barcelona Research Workshop – PhD Student Symposium, this tradition will be continued on Sunday 16 June 2019 as part of the 28th EDEN Annual Conference hosted by VIVES University of Applied Sciences in Bruges, Belgium 16–19 June 2019.

The PhD Student Symposium aims at fostering the exchange of experiences and knowledge among doctoral students doing research in the broad area of the conference’s theme: “connecting through educational technology – to produce effective learning environments”, while providing a discussion forum for the advancement of doctoral research.

The Student Symposium will be supported by a panel of international scholars of education and supported by the community of EDEN Fellows.
Read more on the PhD Symposium…

Invitation

EDEN is pleased to announce its 28th Annual Conference hosted by the VIVES University of Applied Sciences in Bruges 16-19 June 2019.
CONNECTING THROUGH EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
In search for contemporary learning environments
How can information and communication technology in the age of Industry 4.0 create and enhance synergies between online learning programmes, the increased diversity of stakeholders, the workplace experience, socio-cultural influences and students’ work-life balance? Read more…

Conference Tracks

For the EDEN 2019 Annual Conference, the major tracks set-up will be:

  1. Global connections: How to organise online study programmes that enhance the students’ international competences, provide connections with international partners and promote virtual mobility?
  2. Connections with workplace: How can innovative study programmes be developed to involve the workplace impact and experience (virtual dual learning, (distance/digital) internships)?
  3. Connections with the community: How to organise study programmes that focus on relations of curriculum, delivery and the socio-economic environment – like community service learning, social partnerships, interdisciplinary projects?
  4. Connections with learners: caring about the work-life balance of the students, attentive to learners’ needs, expectations and the changing behaviour of diverse student populations including career, other studies, family-life.

Keynotes

Nell Watson

Nell Watson is an engineer, educator, and tech philosopher who grew up in Northern Ireland. Nell founded Poikos (now QuantaCorp). This original, patented technology enables fast and simple 3D body measurement from only two planes (front and side), using a simple cellphone camera, by applying sophisticated deep learning technologies. This service enables fast and accurate personalization services in telemedicine, mass customization, and retail. Today, Nell Watson educates others in how to implement such technologies, for example, by creating video coursebooks for O’Reilly.

She is also Co-Founder of EthicsNet, a non-profit, building a movement of people who are committed to help machines understand humans better. This community acts as role models and guardians to raise kind AI, by providing virtual experiences, and collecting examples of pro-social practices.

Nell Watson lectures globally on (humanizing) Machine Intelligence, AI philosophy, Human-Machine relations, and the Future of Human Society, serving on the Faculty of AI & Robotics at Singularity University.

Learn more about her here.

Jan Elen

Jan Elen is a full professor at the KU Leuven, Center for Instructional Psychology and Technology. He was the head of the educational support office of the KU Leuven, coordinator of the expertise network School of Education of the Association KU Leuven, and vice-dean Education of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences.

He is currently the academic leading the teacher education program in behavioural sciences. He has been the coordinator of the Special Interest Group on Instructional Design of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction and is the current editor-in-chief of ‘Instructional Science’. His research mainly pertains to instructional design and higher education. He teaches courses on educational technology, the design of learning environments and didactics for behavioral sciences.

Learn more about him here.

Steve Wheeler

Steve Wheeler is a Learning Innovations Consultant and former Associate Professor of Learning Technologies at the Plymouth Institute of Education where he chaired the Learning Futures group and led the Computing and Science education teams. He continues to research into technology supported learning and distance education, with particular emphasis on the pedagogy underlying the use of social media and Web 2.0 technologies, and also has research interests in mobile learning and cybercultures.

He has given keynotes to audiences in more than 35 countries and is author of over 150 scholarly articles, with more than 7000 academic citations. An active and prolific edublogger, his blog Learning with ‘e’s is a regular online commentary on the social and cultural impact of disruptive technologies, and the application of digital media in education, learning and development. In the last few years it has attracted in excess of 8 million unique visitors.

Learn more about him here.

Ilkka Tuomi

Ilkka Tuomi has written books, including Networks of Innovation: Change and Meaning in the Age of the Internet which develops theory of open innovation based on analysis of Internet-related innovations and open source, and Corporate Knowledge: Theory and Practice of Intelligent Organizations, which develops theory of knowledge management.

He has written several articles in First Monday, an important peer reviewed journal on the Internet. The most famous of Tuomi’s articles is probably The Lives and Death of Moore’s Law , in which Tuomi states that Moore’s law is an expression of technological determinism, used sloppily, and to a large extent not properly founded in empirical studies.

Learn more about him here.

Did you know?

VIVES Bruges holds the VIVES Archive of Games, the largest collection of games in the world, with more than 20.000 titles and many educational (party) games. In the archive you will find the most recent (educational) games, but also some very old games are kept in the closed section. The oldest game dates back to 1810!

For each of these games, as much relevant information as possible is kept and stored in a central database.

The conference is hosted by the VIVES University of Applied Sciences.

Contact

Conference website: http://www.eden-online.org/2019_bruges

Inquiries in relation to the conference should be sent to: bruges@eden-online.org

The 28th EDEN Annual Conference is the initiative of EDEN supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union
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January 30, 2019

Call For Papers Due Today!

A reminder that this call for papers end today.

As a reminder, you are receiving this email from AACE.org
Proposals Due: January 30, 2019,
11:59PM EST
Select high scoring papers will be invited to submit to the EdMedia + Innovate Learning sponsoring Journal,
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January 22, 2019

Submit Your Distance Education Presentation

Note the call from this practitioner-focused, but primarily higher education, conference.

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Don’t forget to submit your proposal to present at the DT&L Conference in August. Help others build their knowledge in the field of distance education and online learning. Share your cutting edge teaching practices and strategies, learning designs, new technology tools, and more.

Deadline: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 4pm CT

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January 15, 2019

Deadline Is Coming…

Note this up-coming deadline for AACE’s ED-Media.

Proposals Due: January 31, 2019
EdMedia + Innovate Learning is an international conference welcoming researchers and educators
from 70+ countries around the world!
All are invited to submit proposals to present! EdMedia +Innovate Learning is designed to engage:
  • Educators in ALL disciplines
  • Researchers
  • Educational administrators
  • Teachers
  • Curriculum developers
  • Technology & education companies
  • Anyone with an interest in educational media
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January 9, 2019

It’s Time To Submit Your Proposal

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Tell us about your best and most innovative work
Present at the premier national conference for online and distance educators. We are seeking dynamic presentations on cutting‑edge teaching practices and strategies, learning designs, assessment and evaluation, new technology tools, and more.

Why present?

  • Receive a discounted conference registration
  • Share your knowledge and expertise with colleagues from around the world
  • Have an impact and be recognized for your contribution to the field of distance education
  • Gain insights to guide your future work
  • Add your presentation to your CV and contribute to the 2019 Conference Proceedings and Resources publication
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