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May 23, 2019

Even More Great Speakers To Inspire You At ISTE19!

An update from this up-coming educational technology conference.


These speakers are must-see

We’re excited to announce more featured voices at ISTE19 who are sure to jump-start your innovation mindset. You’ve just gotta get there!


Bill Bass

Adam Bellow

Ming Shelby

Leslie Fisher

Lucio Padilla

Monica Burns

Steve Dembo

Activate change with us at ISTE19!


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International Society for Technology in Education
Oregon: 621 SW Morrison Street, Suite 800, Portland, Oregon, 97205 USA
Virginia: 1530 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 730, Arlington, Virginia, 22209

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100 Super Early Bird Slots Added – Hawaii International Conference on Education

Note this update from the Hawaii International Conference on Education that will take place next January.

Aloha Past Participants,

Due to many requests, we have added 100 additional slots for our Super Early Bird Rate for the 2020 Hawaii International Conference on Education. Take advantage now before the next Call for Papers goes out (this Thursday evening) to the masses and you miss out on this special rate.

With university budgets continually a factor for a lot of our attendees, we have again decided to offer a Super Early Bird Rate of $315 for the first 300 people (100 remaining) that register for the 2020 Hawaii International Conference on Education which will be held January 4-7, 2020. (See our website at for full conference details)

To register instantly for the Super Early Bird Rate, visit and click the “Register Online” button.

Our next Call for Papers for the 2020 conference will be sent out Thursday May 23rd
, so be sure to begin preparing your proposals! Visit   for full details on submitting.

A few important notes about the Super Early Bird Rate:

1. Only the first 300 registrants (100 remaining) are eligible for the rate.
2. As in past years, we will offer FULL refunds for these rates as long as you make your refund request by December 14th, 2019. So there is no risk if your plans change, or you cannot participate.
3. With only 100 slots remaining, the Super Early Bird Rate should sell out within just a few days. And will definitely sell out right after the Call for Papers goes out to the masses.

We look forward to seeing everyone in 2020, and hope this  lower rate can make it a bit easier for some to be able to participate in the conference.

Mahalo (Hawaiian for Thank You),
Andrew Burge
Conference Coordinator

EDEN 2019 Annual Conference Bruges – Detailed Programme Available

An update from this European-based distance and online learning conference.  Those interested in K-12 distance, online and/or blended learning sessions might find the following of interest:

Monday, 17 June : 15:45-17:15 Afternoon Parallel Sessions (B)

Paper Session B3
The Instructional Design of an Online Learning Environment (RISSC) for Upper Secondary School Students’ Research Skills
Louise Maddens, Fien Depaepe, Annelies Raes, Jan Elen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Tuesday, 18 June 14:30-15:45 Afternoon Plenary Sessions (D)

Poster Session D1
Higher Motivation and Sustainability of Knowledge through Social Media for Teens
Natasa Rizman Herga, Andreja Kolar, Primary school Ormoz, Slovenia, Dejan Dinevski, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Wednesday, 19 June: 9:30-11:00 Morning Parallel Sessions (F)

Paper Session F3
Five Years of Kahoot! in the Classrooms – What does Research Tell Us?
Matthias Murawski, Md Tawhid Hasan, Markus Bick, ESCP Europe Business School Berlin, Germany

Anyway, the update and the link to the full program is available below.

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

Bruges, Belgium, 16-19 June 2019


Detailed programme available!

The 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.
Read the detailed programme

Registration is open

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

Register for the Conference

Conference live stream

Good news for everyone who can’t make it to the conference: as in previous years, all plenary sessions of the Annual Conference will be streamed on EDEN’s YouTube channel – you will be able to follow the conference welcome, all keynote speeches and the closing remarks from the comfort of your chair.

Social Events

Welcome Reception – 16 June, 19:30

The Welcome Reception helps you to set the mood for the Conference. Meet your colleagues and enjoy the welcoming atmosphere. The EDEN Senior Fellow and Fellow Awards will be presented at this occasion.

The EDEN Fellow and Senior Fellow Awards will be presented at the Welcome Reception.

The Reception will take place on the VIVES campus..

Wine & Games Event – 17 June, 17:30

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!

EDEN members and conference delegates are invited to visit the Archives, entertain with exciting games and savour good wines.

Conference Gala Dinner – 18 June, 20:00

The Conference Gala Dinner will be held in the Market Halls of Bruges.

Standing on the market square of Bruges there is one building that immediately attracts your attention, the market halls and its Belfry.

They have been recognized as UNESCO World Heritage sites since 1999. The halls were built very early in the Middle Ages and were mainly used as an indoor marketplace.

The Best Research Paper Award and Young Scholar Award will be presented at the Conference Gala Dinner.

Guide to Bruges

VIVES University students have created a website to help visitors get to know Bruges and its must-see sights, historic landmarks, charming spots and of course the best culinary experiences in town  – take a look here, and plan your visit!

Plan your visit

Quality and Recognition

EDEN Fellow and Senior Fellow Awards – the ceremony will be held at the Welcome Reception

The purpose of the EDEN Fellow scheme is to provide validation and support to professionals in Europe in the field of open, distance and e-learning, and to enhance their mobility within Europe through a respected scheme of recognition.

Best Research Paper Award & Young Scholar Award- the ceremony will be held at the Conference Dinner

The tradition of awarding the EDEN Best Research Paper will be continued. Since 2008, EDEN has bestowed the Best Research Paper Award at its Annual Conferences and the bi-annual Research Workshops. The selection process takes place in collaboration with the Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning.

The Award for the Young Scholars’ Best Paper will also be issued at the Conference Dinner.

Open Badges

Authors of accepted submissions receive a Speaker badge and all conference participants will be awarded a Participant badge.

Learn more about Bruges

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


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May 21, 2019

Global Learn Is Going To Africa!

An announcement from this AACE conference.

Call For Proposals: August 21, 2019
Same Mission, New Locations
Global Learn blends the unique strengths of a local host with AACE’s global conference reach.
This innovative event is expanding and partnering with new university hosts to offer more ways to share research and education.
AACE and Global Learn are proudly partnering with Mzumbe University, Morogoro in Tanzania and Vrije University Brussels to bring the Global Learn conference experience to Africa!
AACE & LearnTechLib have partnered to offer ALL faculty and students of subscribing university libraries FREE AACE/SITE Membership, including conference discounts!
AACE | P.O. Box,
Waynesville, NC 28786

May 18, 2019

NEW Topics For E-Learn 2019

Information on another AACE conference coming up this fall.

New, cutting-edge E-Learn topics have been added to offer authors and participants opportunities to present and learn about, respectively,
the latest on learning and technology.
1.    Advanced Technologies for Learning and Teaching
o  Collaborative and Cloud Technologies
o  E-publishing/digital Libraries
o  Learning Bots
o  Learning Portfolios
o  Social Networks
o  Social Software (podcasting, wikis, blogs, etc.)
o  Wearable Technologies
2.   Assessment
o  Alternative and Innovative e-Assessment
o  Assessment Practices in Cross-Cultural and International Research
o  Performance and Outcome Assessment
3.   Content Development Tools
o  Authoring Tools
o  Electronic Publishing Tools for E-Learning
o  Electronic Survey Tools
4.   Educational Policy, Reform, and Innovation
o  Contextualized Innovation (accessibility, scalability, usability, & sustainability)
o  Developing an Organizational e-Learning Strategy
o  Education Reform with Technology
o  Faculty Development
o  Government initiatives and programs
o  Mentorship
o  Quality Assurance and Accreditation
o  Teacher Education and Technology Integration
5.   Evaluation and Quality Improvement Advances
o  Course, Program, Project, and Other Forms of Evaluation
o  E-learning Benchmarks and Standards
o  Evaluating for Quality Improvement
o  Learner Analytics
o  Performance Measurements
6.   Global Networks, Partnerships, and Exchanges
o  Global Competencies and Perspectives
o  Global Courses, Programs, Degrees, and Initiatives
o  Industry-University Partnering
7.   Innovative Approaches to Learning and Learning Environments
o  Augmented and Virtual Reality
o  Authentic, Contextualized, and Real-World Learning
o  Case, Scenario, Problem, Project-Based Learning
o  Collaborative Learning
o  Digital Storytelling
o  Game-based Learning
o  Learner-Centered, and Self-Directed Learning
o  Learning Communities
o  Lifelong, informal, and Nontraditional Learning
o  On-demand and Just-in-Time Learning
o  Participatory Learning and Media
o  Personalized Learning Environments
o  Simulations for Learning
8.    Open Education
o  Free and Open Source Software
o  MOOC’s, Open Teaching, and Open Educational Resources
o  Open Access Publishing
o  Open Education Copyright and Other Legal Issues
o  Open Educational Projects, Partnerships, and Consortia
o  Participatory/Contributory Communities
9.    Technologies for Socially Responsive Learning
o  Accessibility
o  Digital and Social Media for Engaging Youth about Cultures
o  Diversity
o  Education for Sustainable Development
o  Ethical, Cultural, Historical, and Social Issues in Technology Use
o  Learning Technologies for Transformational Change
10. Twenty-First Century Skills
o  Computational Skills
o  Creativity and Problem Solving
o  Life and Career Skills
o  Policy, Law and Copyright Awareness
11. Virtual and Distance Education
o  Blended Learning
o  Collaborative Learning
o  E-learning/E-training
o  Flexible Learning
o  Innovative Online Learning and Educational Programming
o  Mobile and Ubiquitous Learning
o  Online Learning Environments
AACE & LearnTechLib have partnered to offer ALL faculty and students of subscribing university libraries FREE AACE/SITE Membership, including conference discounts!
Presented papers are double-blind peer reviewed and published in the Conference Proceedings & internationally distributed by
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