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January 21, 2020

2020 Annual Conference Call Deadline

Note this up-coming deadline for conference proposals.

EDEN 2020 Annual Conference: #eden20

21-24 June, 2020 | Timisoara, Romania

Human and artificial intelligence for the society of the future

Call for Contributions Open – Deadline 10 February



EDEN is pleased to announce its 29th Annual Conference, hosted by the Politehnica University of Timisoara on 21-24 June 2020.
Human and artificial intelligence for the society of the future
Inspiring digital education for the next STE(A)M student generation

In the end, all innovation is social innovation and technologies become real when they change social practices.

– Ilkka Tuomi, Bruges, EDEN 2019 Annual Conference keynote

“Education is back where it belongs – at the top of the European policy agenda” stated the European Commission. We intend that Europe will be considered a strong and allied partner to future generations and that the EU education system must make our societies future proof.

The Conference will benefit from the cultural and digital environment of the city of Timisoara, as it celebrates creativity and innovation as the 2021 European Capital of Culture. The Politehnica University of Timisoara will commemorate in 2020 its first century of academic excellence.

Call for Contributions

Contributions are invited which resulted from own research, project achievements, case studies, theoretic and conceptual work in paper, poster, synergy, training, workshop / panel discussion session and demonstration / technical presentation formats.

Join the Conference in Timisoara to tell
about your research, projects and experience!

EDEN 2020 PhD Symposium Timisoara

The EDEN 2020 PhD Symposium Timisoara will be organized on 21 June. The Symposium, held in previous years in BarcelonaBruges and Dublin, led by a panel of international experts, has been designed to foster the exchange of experiences and knowledge among doctoral students in the area of technology-enhanced online, digital, open and distance learning.

Micro-credentialing in European Higher Education

Aligned to the themes of the conference, the final symposium of the Erasmus+ MicroHE initiative will focus on Micro-credentialing, in order to make them a pillar of university service, including the first European survey on micro-credentials in HE, proposing a meta-data standard and launching an online clearinghouse for recognition and portability of micro-credentials in Europe.


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To highlight the digital culture aspect of the conference a special section will be dedicated to digital education for the creative industries, as part of the Erasmus+ DigiCulture project for improving the digital competences and social inclusion of adults in creative industries.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Submission deadline for contributions (except PhD): 10 February 2020
Notification of Authors: 6 April 2020
Submission deadline for PhD Symposium: 30 March 2020
Registration opens: February 2020
Conference dates: 21-24 June 2020

Conference Venue: Timisoara Romania

Timisoara is situated in the western corner of Romania, where several cultures, nationalities, languages and customs converge.  At the heart of the Banat region and is also part of Transylvania. Nearby is the famous Recas Winery, with a growing worldwide recognition for the quality of its wines.

Nowadays Timisoara is considered the Silicon Valley of Central and East Europe due to several world-class high-tech companies which have opened development and production units in the area (Siemens, Alcatel, IBM, Solectron, Kathrein, Delphi-Packard, Zoppas, Continental, Lisa Draxhelmaier, etc).

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The conference is hosted by Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania


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The 29th EDEN Annual Conference is the initiative of EDEN supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union.
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January 20, 2020

Blended Learning: Research Perspectives (Volume 3) Proposal Submission

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2020 AERA Annual Meeting Program Schedule: Now Available

Late last week, I received the following message.  Giving credit where credit is due, this message was sent just over 13 weeks prior to the conference start.  As this window is something that I – and many other scholars – have complained about for years, I have to tip my hat to AERA this year!

American Educational Research Association

Annual Meeting Online Program Open


Online Program Now Available

We are pleased to announce the online searchable program for the 2020 Annual Meeting is now open. Log in to view the online program schedule. If you need help to login, contact or (202) 238-3200.


Under the leadership of AERA President Vanessa Siddle Walker, 2020 Annual Meeting General Program Chairs Sheryl J. Croft and Michelle A. Purdy, and the program and section chairs of Divisions, SIGs, and Committees, the 2020 program is comprised of over 2,800 sessions featuring high quality and timely work in education research.


The program can be browsed by day and time and has a universal search function to search by presenter/participant’s name or affiliation, session title/topic, and paper title/topic. Select the session that is of interest to you, and place it in your personal schedule.



Deadline to Make Program Changes


Deadline: March 5, 2020

The deadline to make any program changes including changes to paper titles, session titles, and authors, as well as Session Chairs and Discussants is March 5, 2020. Please email changes to When making author changes, please send the full name, email address and institution of all authors.



Early Bird Registration


Deadline: February 28, 2020

AERA members receive a sizable discount on meeting registration. To get the special member registration rate; please make sure you have renewed your 2020 AERA membership BEFORE you complete your registration. The early bird deadline for registration payments to be received is February 28.


Take advantage of the early bird registration rates and access your hotel of choice at the special conference rate. Rooms at the major headquarters hotels are quickly filling up so reserve your hotel room today.



Register now for early bird rates and preferred hotel reservations.


How to Register:

  1. Login (If problems with login, contact or (202) 238-3200)
  2. Click ‘My AERA’ at the top of the page
  3. On the ‘My AERA’ page, scroll down to the 2020 AERA Annual Meeting
  4. Click ‘Register and Make Your Hotel Reservation Now’. (If problems with registering, contact, (800) 893-7950, or (484) 751-5136)
  5. Once you complete your registration, you can make your online hotel reservation by clicking the Hotel Reservation button in the upper left side of the registration confirmation summary screen. (If problems with booking hotel, contact, (800) 262-9974, or (404) 842-0000)

We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!



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January 14, 2020

K-12 Online Learning Final Call January 24

Note this up-coming conference deadline.

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education

Dear Michael Barbour,

As a reminder, the final call for papers is January 24, 2020. Please consider submitting to the K-12 Online Learning SIG.

The early registration deadline is March 16, 2020. We look forward to seeing you April 6-10 in New Orleans.

K-12 Online Learning Chairs
Cecil R Short and Jacqueline Zweig

January 13, 2020

Last Chance: 24 Hours To Submit Your Proposal

Note this impending conference deadline.

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DT&L 20/20. Focus your vision & see the future today. Call for proposals.
August 4–6, 2020
Madison, WI
There’s still time to submit your proposal!
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: Tomorrow • Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 4 p.m. CT

Wondering how to request approval or funding to attend the 2020 DT&L Conference?
We have you covered with a sample letter and cost calculator to share with to your supervisor.
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