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June 5, 2015

[EDEN-News] EDEN 2015 June Barcelona – One Week Ahead!

From Wednesday’s inbox…

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EDEN 2015 Annual Conference: #EDEN15
Latest Conference News – Last days for Register!

Barcelona, 9-12 June 2015

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KEYNOTES | DETAILED PROGRAMME | RELATED EVENTS | SESSION ARRANGEMENTS |

SOCIAL EVENTS | PARTNER & VENUE | HOTEL BOOKING

STREAM AND SOCIAL MEDIA

The EDEN 2015 Annual Conference is soon to open its gates: More than 350 delegates registered already, from over 45 countries. Join now!

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Losing Control: The true democratisation of learning – Keynote interview with Albert Sangrà

In the latest part of the series of EDEN pre-Conference interviews, the Albert Sangra talks to Ebba Ossiannilson.

“I currently think that we are in a time in which the most important thing is to understand how people is putting in practice their right to choose the way they are going to learn and to be taught.”

“Learning is outside there, and the institutions should become entities which could help people to achieve their educational goals without controlling everything the student is going to do.”

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Interview with Albert Sangrá
by Ebba Ossiannilsson

Collaboration is Inspiration: Social Media for #EDEN15

Follow the Conference and join us online in tweeting, posting, sharing and curating the 2015 EDEN Annual Conference with the hashtag #EDEN15 on all channels.

On Twitter, you may follow @EDENConference for the live conference news and @EDEN20_Official for official announcements from EDEN. Relevant tweets from participants and partners will be retweeted.

On Facebook, the official EDEN Page serves you with the programme highlights live; and you may join the Conference Event for exclusive content.

The #EDENChat online twitter discussions with the NAP Steering Committee will feature a hot topic of the event every day.

EDEN archives every day posts with #EDEN15 hashtag on Storify.

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#EDEN15 Video Broadcast Live Stream

We are happy to announce, that the #EDEN15 Conference Plenary Sessions will be live streamed on EDEN’sYouTube Channel. Tune in to see your favourite keynote speakers every day according to the official programme schedule and share your thoughts and reflections using the official conference hashtag: #EDEN15.

Selected keynote speakers will be interviewed on video by Steve Wheeler on behalf of the EDEN NAP Steering Committee on Wednesday and Thursday. All the recorded videos will be loaded to Youtube.

All keynote presentations will be loaded as PPT-s to EDEN’s Slideshare during and after the event.

For more information about the conference, visit the website here.

Follow and use our #EDEN15 hashtag and prepare to join the Community face to face in the inspiring city of Barcelona!

Barcelona

For any conference related questions, contact the
Conference Secretariat at barcelona@eden-online.org.

EDEN

EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network Secretariat
Tel: +36 1 463 1628, 463 2537 Fax: +36 1 463 1858
E-mail: barcelona@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

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Proposal Submission Deadline Extended to Monday, 6/8

Also from yesterday’s inbox…

Dear NERA members and future members,

There is still time to submit your proposals for the 2015 NERA conference to be held October 21-23, 2015 at the Trumbull Marriott Merritt Parkway Hotel in Trumbull, CT! The proposal submission deadline has been extended to Monday, 6/8 by 11:59pm EST.

Proposal submissions can be submitted here. Additionally, please refer to the Call for Proposals about general requirements for NERA proposals as well as specific guidelines corresponding to our session formats.

Lastly, if anyone wants to volunteer to participate in the conference as a session chair, discussant, or proposal reviewer, please fill out the following survey here.

Thank you for your interest in participating in the 2015 NERA Conference. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us by email at: NERAConferenceChairs@gmail.com

Thank You,

Amanda Clauser, National Board of Medical Examiners
Kimberly Colvin, University at Albany, SUNY
Katrina Crotts Roohr, Educational Testing Service
NERA 2015 Conference Chairs

Message sent by NERAConferenceChairs@gmail.com < NERAConferenceChairs@gmail.com >
Northeastern Educational Research Association

June 4, 2015

iNACOL Symposium | Early Bird Registration Discounts

And from the neo-liberals…

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2015 iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

Dear Michael,

Don’t miss out on Early Bird pricing when you register for this year’s iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium! Early Bird savings on registration endsJuly 15th.
 
The iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium is November 8-11 at the Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. This year’s theme is Connecting Powerful Innovators.
 
Please register online at http://www.inacol.org/symposium/ .
 
For questions, please contact Tracy Breithaupt, iNACOL Senior Events Manager, at tbreithaupt@inacol.org.

About the iNACOL Symposium


On November 8-11, the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium will bring together more than 3,000 experts and educational leaders exploring the leading edge of next generation learning in K-12 education from across the United States and around the world. iNACOL’s annual conference is the industry’s leading event for K-12 online, blended and competency-based learning and gathers leading practitioners and educators, policymakers, researchers and innovators from throughout the field. Attendees will find invaluable networking opportunities; access to expertise, analysis, the latest trends and research; and thought-provoking interactive sessions for leaders shaping the future of education. The symposium includes more than 200 engaging interactive sessions, with tracks for K-12 online learning, K-12 blended learning, competency-based pathways, policy, research, quality assurance and much more. Learn more at http://www.inacol.org/
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About iNACOL
The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to ensure all students have access to a world-class education and quality blended and online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focusing on research, developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access, developing quality standards for emerging learning models using online, blended, and competency-based education, and supporting the ongoing professional development of classroom, school, and district leaders for new learning models. To learn more, please visit http://www.inacol.org/.
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Paper Notice – High School Principal/Student Power Relations in a Distance Education Course Choice Context

This came through my inbox a few days ago…

Conference Paper

High School Principal/Student Power Relations in a Distance Education Course Choice Context

  • Tim Winkelmans
Conference: Canadian Society for The Study of Education, At Ottawa, ON

This multiple-case study explains how nine principals of conventional high schools in Alberta, Canada responded in a context where high school students did not require their principals’ approval to enrol in external distance education courses. The research questions address this through Foucault’s power/knowledge theoretical framework, as manifested by what principals and students said and did in this context. Foucault’s post-structuralist framework of disciplinary, governmentality, and pastoral power techniques offered 31 power techniques for analyzing discursive and nondiscursive practices. The focus of pastoral power is the ethical development of subjects. This study found that the nine principals tended to be conveyors of power, primarily through disciplinary and governmentality techniques. The nine students in this study tended to constitute themselves as targets of disciplinary and pastoral power. In the context of distance education course choice, three dominant power practices operated synergistically: 1) Disciplinary power, Curriculum technique: the school offered numerous approved programs and choices; 2) Governmentality power, Freedom technique: students chose classroom and distance education programs or courses they needed or that represented interests; and 3) Pastoral power, Individualizing Instruction Technique: the school accommodated special life circumstances or learning requirements through classroom and distance education offerings.
High School Principal/Student Power Relations in a Distance Education Course Choice Context. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/277476310_High_School_PrincipalStudent_Power_Relations_in_a_Distance_Education_Course_Choice_Context .

May 30, 2015

[EDEN-News] EDEN 2015 June Barcelona – Just Two Weeks Ahead!

From yesterday’s inbox…

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EDEN 2015 Annual Conference: #EDEN15
Latest Conference News – Register Now!

Barcelona, 9-12 June 2015

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KEYNOTES | DETAILED PROGRAMME | RELATED EVENTS | SESSION ARRANGEMENTS |

SOCIAL EVENTS | PARTNER & VENUE | HOTEL BOOKING

Collaboration Is Key: The power of togetherness – Interview with Darcy Hardy and Marci Powell

In the latest part of the series of EDEN pre-Conference interviews, the US power-duo Marci Powell and Darcy Hardy talks to Lisa-Marie Blaschke.

Marci Powell, Chair Emerita and Past President of USDLA and Darcy Hardy, Associate Vice President, Blackboard, USA discuss their path from academia to distance and e-learning industry from the female perfective in working in the field. They also touch on the potential of collaboration across continents and personalisation as the next big thing in education. Listen here:

Phone Interview with Marci Powell and Darcy Hardy
by Lisa-Marie Blaschke

The EDEN 2015 Annual Conference is soon to open its gates: Only two weeks to register. Join now!

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More Appetisers

Workshop B3

Wednesday
14:30 – 16:00

Workshop: Learning Analytics – What Data Could Tell If We Were Willing to Share Information

Workshop B4

Wednesday
14:30 – 16:00

EMPOWERing Universities: The Transition of European Higher Education to New Modes of Teaching and Learning

Papers B2 & C2

Wednesday
14:30 – 16:00
16:30 – 18:00

MOOCs: Enriching and Consolidating the Experience

Synergy Strand

B5, C5, D6, E6, F6 and G6

Strand of Synergy sessions to share project practices, enhance partnerships, find ideas

Have fun with UOC!

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya has prepared activities that will enhance the joy of the conference:

PuzzleHelp us, our puzzles are scattered!
There are pieces everywhere! Join us on a fun networking activity: find your puzzle partners, gather the words of a key eLearning question and send the answer in Twitter.

TimelineLet’s imagine the future of e-learning!
In the frame of the 25th EDEN, 20th UOC and 25th eLearn anniversaries, we have prepared a milestone timeline. Could you help us predict the future of of elearning and learning technologies?

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Message BoardI’m looking for… (A to Z)
Are you looking for a specific partner or project? We can help you with your networking activities through a message board in which you can contact the delegates by surname or by project.

Networking Room
Do you need a quiet and comfortable space to meet with colleagues to share ideas or discuss projects? The Networking Room is at your disposal (on a first-come first-accomodate basis).

Follow and use our #EDEN15 hashtag and prepare to join the Community face to face in the inspiring city of Barcelona!

Barcelona

For any conference related questions, contact the
Conference Secretariat at barcelona@eden-online.org.

EDEN

EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network Secretariat
Tel: +36 1 463 1628, 463 2537 Fax: +36 1 463 1858
E-mail: barcelona@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

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