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February 1, 2016

[EDEN-News] EDEN Annual Conference, Budapest 2016 – Submission Deadline Approaching

From Friday’s inbox…

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EDEN 2016 Annual Conference: #EDEN16
Call for Contributions – Deadline: 1 February

Budapest, 14-17 June 2016


Did you notice…

that there are interesting developments in the EU in the field of education? There is the recent public consultation on a renewed Modernisation Agenda for Higher Education, the 2015 Joint Report of the Council and the Commission on the implementation of the Strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020 half-time evaluation) as well as the Manifesto for Adult Learning in the 21st Century from the European Association for the Education of Adults.

Such topics will also be raised at the EDEN 2016 Annual Conference, to which we have invited Tibor Navracsics, Commisioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport. The conference will also provide the opportunity to discover and engage with presentations on the latest trends from the academic community and participate in workshops, training courses, “synergy” sessions and networking opportunities.

Call for Contributions

Reflections on practice which support paradigm-changing transformations based on systematic knowledge are particularly welcome..

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

chain bridgeNetworking and interactivity, sharing and discussion will be core aspects of the conference experience, focusing on what you can learn from and with your peers.

Submissions that relate to the Conference Scope and one or more of the Conference Themes are welcome in paper, poster, workshop, training, demonstration and synergy formats. Read more…

Train to be a 21st century educator

trainAre you equipped to be a confident and resourceful 21st century educator? Knowing how important continuous professional development is nowadays, EDEN wishes to cater to your needs by providing a selection of short training courses. We invite you to join our training sessions during the EDEN 2016 Annual Conference! The Erasmus + KA1 – mobility programmes can be utilised to support your participation. Read more…

Jubilee Year – EDEN 25

We are extremely proud, as a continuously strengthening and developing European association, to have reached our 25th Anniversary in 2016. The coherent efforts of the professional community have created values and collaborative virtual spaces, which establish professional cultures around them. Read more…

Watch the interview related to the EDEN jubilee year with Antonio Teixeira, EDEN President: 25 Years With EDEN: The history of the future

How can EDEN serve you? Take a look at this animatedpresentation.


Young Scholars Support

EDEN’s support scheme to young scholars will be offered again at the 2016 Annual Conference. Two young researchers’ attendance at the Conference will be supported with €600 each. For application process see the guidelines.

Schedule and Deadlinesbudapest eye

Paper Submission: 1 February 2016

Synergy Submission: 29 February 2016

Registration Open: mid-February 2016

Notification of Authors: 31 March 2016

Conference Dates: 14-17 June 2016

Conference Venue: Budapest

Did you know that the Hungarian capital Budapest has been named the second best city in the world?Read more…

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Széchenyi Spa

Hungarian State Opera House


Panorama of Budapest

For any conference related questions, including conference services for corporations, please contact the Conference Secretariat at


The EDEN 2016 Annual Conference is the initiative of EDEN supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union. The publications reflect the authors’ views, the EACEA and the European Commission are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information they contain.


EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network Secretariat
Tel: +36 1 463 1628, 463 2537 Fax: +36 1 463 1858

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January 31, 2016

2nd Call for Papers – 14th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education

From this past Thursday’s inbox…



– Educational Leadership Program


– School of Education



– Graduate School of Education & Psychology



– Center for Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods



New Horizons in Education – The Journal of Education, Hong Kong Teachers’ Association 


Call for Papers

(For full conference details, visit our website at: )


Submission/Proposal Deadline: August 8th, 2015

(Submit your proposal by early next  week to assure that you can take advantage of our

extended Early Bird Registration Rate. For details, click here.)



The 14th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education will be held from January 3rd (Sunday) to January 6th (Wednesday), 2016 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii. Honolulu is located on the island of Oahu. Oahu is often nicknamed “the gathering place”. The 2016 Hawaii International Conference on Education will once again be the gathering place for academicians and professionals from Education and related fields from all over the world.



Topic Areas (All Areas of Education are Invited)


·         Academic Advising and Counseling

·         Art Education

·         Adult Education

·         Business Education

·         Counselor Education

·         Curriculum, Research and Development

·         Distance Education

·         Early Childhood Education

·         Educational Administration

·         Educational Foundations

·         Educational Measurement and Evaluation

·         Educational Psychology

·         Educational Technology

·         Education Policy and Leadership

·         Elementary Education

·         ESL/TESL

·         Health Education

·         Higher Education

·         Human Resource Development

·         Indigenous Education

·         Kinesiology & Leisure Science

·         Language Education

·         Mathematics Education

·         Music Education

·         Reading Education

·         Rural Education

·         Science Education

·         Secondary Education

·         Social Studies Education

·         Special Education

·         Student Affairs

·         Teacher Education

·         Cross-disciplinary areas of Education

·         Other Areas of Education




Submitting a Proposal/Paper:


You may submit your paper/proposal by following the instructions on our website. To make a submission, and for detailed information about submitting see:



To be removed from this list, reply to this email with REMOVE written in the subject line.


Hawaii International Conference on Education

P.O. Box 75036

Honolulu, Hawaii 96836



Conference Coordinator:
Mr. Andrew Burge
Hawaii International Conference on Education
PO Box 75036
Honolulu, HI 96836
Phone: 808-941-0898
Fax: 808-356-0975


January 30, 2016

Help Blaze New Trails in Education with Your 8th Annual Conference Proposal!

From Wednesday’s inbox…

Submit your proposal before February 17and save $100 on registration if accepted.

The 8th Annual QM Conference on Quality Assurance in Online Learning beginsOctober 30. This year we’re asking you to help your colleagues blaze new trails to quality in Portland, Oregon.

When you submit the next great education idea in your conference proposal, you:

  1. Promote the use of quality standards in online learning
    Begin conversations and create the spark someone needs to implement QM.
  2. Share your QM experience and research
    Research is the cornerstone of QM. Sharing course improvement outcomes is an important benefit, something the QM community values most.
  3. Foster collaboration among educators
    A lively session or intriguing poster presentation can make your point, igniting conversations that can become valuable collaborations.
  4. Elevate your conference experience
    New perspectives and new connections can grow your network and invigorate your research and passion for educating learners.

We expect hundreds of attendees from across the globe, educators, administrators and other decision-makers eager to hear what you have to say and discover the latest research focused on improving quality assurance, learner engagement and outcomes.

Submit your proposal before Wednesday, February 17. If it’s accepted, you’ll receive $100 off the cost of your registration. That’s serious savings.

Bring your enthusiasm and ideas to the 8th Annual QM Conference, October 30 – November 2 in Portland, Oregon!

Submit Now
Know someone with a great presentation idea?
Be sure to tell your colleagues about the Call for Proposals.
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FETC Attendees Receive Inspiration, Tools and Strategies from Top EdTech Leaders

Also from Thursday’s inbox…

Good morning,

With a 10 percent increase in attendees in 2016, this January’s Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) succeeded in getting attendees inspired to take on new challenges in 21st century classrooms.

With influential keynotes such Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, Leland Melvin, an engineer, astronaut and former NFL player, attendees gained a renewed focus on making an impact on the lives of future generations.

Through sessions on ed-tech trends such as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education; game-based learning; flipped learning; 3D printing; maker education; and mobile, online and blended learning, attendees gained invaluable ideas. In addition, the expo hall provided more than 400 exhibitors with the latest in education technology.

Check out the FETC Press Kit and the below press release to learn more.


Brianna Barnebee
Media Relations Coordinator
FETC – Future of Education Technology Conference
RB Oppenheim Associates
2040 Delta Way
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Office: (850) 386-9100
Fax: (850) 386-4396 |


Jan. 28, 2016

Contact: Rennette Fortune
LRP Publications
(P) 561-622-6520, ext. 8674
(C) 561-373-9870

Future of Education Technology Conference Attendees Receive Inspiration, Tools and Strategies from Top Edtech Leaders

ORLANDO, Fla. Thousands of edtech professionals gathered at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in Orlando, Jan. 12-15, to get inspired and learn how to take on new challenges in 21st century classrooms.

Year-after-year, FETC is known as one of the largest edtech conferences. Providing pre-K – 12 educators and administrators the opportunity to explore the integration of technology across the curriculum, the event offers attendees hands-on exposure to the latest software and successful implementation strategies through keynotes, sessions, workshops, the expo hall and more – including TechShare Live, a session where technology experts Adam Bellow, Leslie Fisher and Kathy Schrock,  present up-and-coming tech.

Nearly 10,000 professionals – including superintendents; principals and vice principals; educators; district-level leaders; curriculum designers; media specialists; technology directors/technologists; instructional support staff; and non-instructional support staff – from all 50 states and 49 countries converged at the 36th annual FETC.

“With a 10 percent increase in attendees this year, I am proud of what my team has accomplished while managing our first FETC since acquiring the conference last spring,” said LRP Vice President of Conferences, Ed Chase. “We know attendees’ expectations are high, and based on feedback, we exceeded them.”

An affiliate of LRP Publications, LRP Conferences rebranded FETC to the “Future of Education Technology Conference.”

At FETC, attendees had access to more than 500 sessions and workshops focusing on key edtech trends such as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education; game-based learning; flipped learning; 3D printing; maker education; and mobile, online and blended learning.

“We know that our attendees make a huge impact on the lives of future generations,” said Chase. “That’s why this year, we hand-picked influencers to lead FETC’s sessions. Our goal is for attendees to walk away with not only new tools and approaches, but also inspiration. We succeeded in reaching this goal and look forward to providing attendees with both classroom solutions and inspiration for years to come.”

Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, kicked off the conference as the Opening Keynote. Discussing STEM education and the importance of students seeing people like them in STEM careers, she fired up attendees by providing ways each of them could help close the gender gap in technology fields.

FETC continued the STEM theme by recognizing excellence and innovation in the field of STEM education at the primary, middle and high school levels at the second annual STEM Excellence Awards. These schools were recognized for being among the top 10 STEM programs in the nation based on their use of interdisciplinary curriculum, collaboration, design, problem solving and the STEM experiences offered. The high school division winner was Nikola Tesla STEM High School (Redmond, Wash.), the middle school division winner was The STEM Academy (Savannah, Ga.) and the elementary school division winner was Douglas L. Jamerson, Jr. Elementary (St. Petersburg, Fla.).

“With STEM becoming increasingly important in classroom curriculum, we are thrilled to honor and highlight schools with exemplary STEM programs,” said FETC Program and Conference Manager Jennifer Womble. “Congrats to these programs which have changed the way their students look at learning. We look forward to seeing the impact these schools will continue to have on students and how these schools might be a model to other schools throughout the U.S.”

The STEM discussion progressed as engineer, astronaut and former NFL player Leland Melvin shared his experiences during the Innovation Keynote “The Right Stuff is the Never Give Up Stuff.” Melvin received a large round of applause when he stated, “There is so much pressure on kids to succeed, we need to let them know failure isn’t the end,” said Melvin. “It is OK to fail – when a community of people believes in kids, great things happen!”

Additionally, Sean McComb, featured Keynote and National Teacher of the Year, shared his positive experiences in transforming his classroom and how attendees can do the same.

The expo featured more than 400 exhibitors, including Florida Shines, Insight Systems Exchange, National Science Foundation, Scantron, Microsoft, Lenovo, Symballo Edu, Aver and Epson. This year’s exhibit hall had an updated design which allowed attendees to experience even more technology in a smooth-flowing floor plan.

FETC 2017 will be held Jan. 24 – 27, at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center. For more information, please visit Join the conversation by following the conference on Twitter (@FETC) and using and searching the hashtag #FETC. For even more FETC updates, “like” FETC on Facebook and join the FETC LinkedIn group.


About the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC)

For 36 years, the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) has brought together education leaders and technology experts to exchange techniques and strategies for teaching and learning success. Known worldwide for its outstanding program, FETC provides educators and administrators the opportunity to explore the integration of technology across the curriculum — from pre-K – 12 — through hands-on exposure to the latest hardware, software and successful strategies.

About LRP Conferences, LLC

LRP Conferences, LLC, an affiliate of LRP Publications, produces more than a dozen professional conferences and trade shows annually, including: Campus Technology Conference, Transformational Technology in Higher Ed Conference, Ergonomics Conference & ErgoExpo, Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), HR in Hospitality Conference, HR Technology® Conference & Exposition, Recruiting Trends Conference, and National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference® & Expo.

About LRP Publications

LRP Publications, headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., is known as educators’ most trusted source for practical and legal education administration guidance and produces newsletters (Education Daily®), books, pamphlets, DVDs, audio conferences, eLearning courses, online services (, and Special Ed and training tools to help educators implement sound programs and avoid compliance errors related to Title I, autism, discipline and more. LRP also produces professional education conferences including: National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities® and Special Education School Attorneys Conference. For a complete list of LRP products,eCourses and conferences, please visit

January 29, 2016

[CNIE-L] CNIE Virtual Conference – March 2016 **REMINDER** | Conférence virtuelle du RCIÉ – Mars 2016 **RAPPEL**

Also from Tuesday’s inbox…

Knocking Down the Walls: Showcasing Innovative

Research and Practice in Online Classrooms

7 – 10 March 2016

Great research, unfortunately, sometimes stays buried in our classrooms. We invite you to share your innovative practices and research in our Knocking Down the Walls Showcase.  We invite faculty and students to submit proposals for 15 minute virtual presentations that highlight research or practice in relation to teaching, learning or professional development activities in online environments.

Possible themes include:

  • Blended learning design for various contexts
  • Approaches to flipped classrooms
  • Affordances of specific software or apps
  • Using technology for formative feedback

If you have an innovative practice you would like to share, or if your students have developed engaging virtual projects that deserve a larger audience, consider submitting a proposal to present in our Showcase.

Projects for the webinar presentations may be in various stages of completion.

This Virtual Conference is hosted by the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education as a service to our field. There is no charge for your participation in this conference. Technology Support for the Conference is provided by Cape Breton University.

Please see the attached proposal form.


Abattre les murs

Vitrine des recherches et pratiques innovantes

dans l’enseignement à distance 

du 7 au 10 mars 2016

Il arrive parfois, malheureusement, que l’audience de recherches de haute tenue ne dépasse pas les murs de la salle de classe – réelle ou virtuelle – où elles sont menées. Nous vous invitons à nous faire part des recherches et pratiques innovantes que vous avez conduites et utilisées dans le cadre de notre vitrine Abattre les murs. Nous invitons les étudiants et les facultés à soumettre des propositions de présentation virtuelle de 15 minutes soulignant des recherches ou pratiques en relation avec l’enseignement, l’apprentissage ou les activités de formation professionnelle en ligne.

Parmi les thèmes pouvant être abordés, mentionnons :

  • La conception de systèmes d’apprentissages mixtes adaptés à divers contextes
  • Approches de classe inversée (flipped classrooms)
  • Potentiels d’utilisation de logiciels ou d’applications particulières
  • Utilisation de la technologie pour favoriser les rétroactions pédagogiques

Si vous mettez en œuvre des pratiques novatrices dont vous voulez nous faire part, ou si vos étudiants ont conçu des projets virtuels qui méritent d’être connus, pensez à soumettre une proposition pour notre vitrine.

Les projets de présentations en ligne soumis peuvent en être à différents stades de réalisation.

Cette conférence virtuelle est hébergée par le Réseau canadien d’innovation en éducation (RCIÉ-CNIE) à titre de contribution au développement de notre champ d’activités. Aucun frais ne vous sera imposé pour votre participation et le soutien technique sera assuré par l’Université du Cap-Breton.

Veuillez consulter le formulaire de soumission de proposition ci-joint.


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