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September 26, 2020

EDEN Webinar Series: Education In Time Of a New Normal No 3

The second of two items from our European colleagues.

After the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic this spring, we were faced with a physical lockdown as well as education having to move fully online. When the pandemic first hit, EDEN promptly responded with the #onlinetogether Education in time of a pandemic initiative, gathering the EDEN and global education community together in order to share, to discuss, and to engage with each other, forming a strong alliance in support of educators worldwide in their pivot to online learning. EDEN is now moving forward with a follow-on autumn initiative of webinars “Education in time of a new normal”. In addition, EDEN has joined UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition to help in facilitating inclusive learning opportunities for children and youth during this challenging period.

EDEN webinar series: Education in
time of a new normal No. 3

Meet Lisa Marie Blaschke, Alexandra Mihai, Marci Powell and Richard J. Powers on Monday, 28 September 2020, 17:00 CEST on the topic:
“No 3 – Moving to the next phase of online: How can we improve on what we’ve done so far?” 

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Moderator

Lisa Marie Blaschke
Senior Fellow and Chair of the Board of EDEN Council of Fellows;
Programme Director, Center of Lifelong Learning (C3L), Oldenburg, Germany

Presenters

Alexandra Mihai
Education Specialist and Learning Experience Designer, University College London (UCL)

 

Marci Powell
Marci Powell and Associates, CEO, United States
Richard J. Powers

Project Coordinator at the Professional School of Education, Stuttgart-Ludwigsburg, Germany

Description

As we enter into the fall and winter semesters, it’s still not clear how long the pandemic will be with us. We’ve made it through the remote emergency teaching phase of the first months of Covid-19, and our focus is now shifting to how we can improve on what has already been done — and on making it sustainable over the long-term. A variety of areas for improvement come to mind. Perhaps you see a need to redesign and refine your current online curriculum. Maybe you want to explore new forms of delivery to support communication and dialogue. Or maybe you want to concentrate on streamlining your work-at-home processes. This session will provide you with guidance for moving forward and for improving on your current online courses. During the webinar, our speakers will share their expert advice and practical tips, responding to a variety of questions.
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Monday, 28 September 2020,
17:00 CEST

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Call is open, submissions to the Lisbon Research Workshop are welcome until 25 September! The conference is hosted by LE@DUniversidade Aberta (UAb) Lisbon, Portugal

EDEN is supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union.​
EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network Secretariat
Tel: +36 1 463 1628, 463 2537 Fax: +36 1 463 1858
E-mail: secretariat@eden-online.org
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EDEN Research Workshop October: Programme News, Call Open!

The first of two items from our European colleagues.

EDEN 2020 Online Research Workshop
Submissions are still welcome!
Registration Open

CONFERENCE HOME | CALL | CONFERENCE TRACKS | REGISTRATION

Invitation

Dear EDEN Members, Partners, and Friends,

One month from now we can again share the experience of virtual professional togetherness at the 11th EDEN Research Workshop!
Submissions are still welcome, you can register for the completely online event, hosted by LE@DUniversidade Aberta (UAb) Lisbon by clicking HERE.

EDEN continues recognizing quality and excellence:
The Eden Senior Fellow and Fellow Awards  will be presented in the evening of of 21st.
The Best Research Paper Award with the support of the Ulrich Bernath Foundation will be presented at the conference.
The Foundation will also provide Young Scholars’ Grants for the event.
The Best Research in Progress paper is sponsored by the Universidade Aberta.

The online Research Workhop will be organised based on the sucessful experiences with the EDEN 2020 Annual Virtual Conference, including the PhD Symposium in June and our spring ‘Education in time of a pandemic’ webinar series which we resumed from 14 September under the title ‘Education in time of a new normal’.

“Enhancing the Human Experience of Learning with Technology: New Challenges for Research in Digital, Open, Distance & Networked Education”
CALL

Programme and Oxford-style debate

The Research Workshop programme includes plenaries, parallel sessions with paper presentations, workshops and moderated poster sessions. One of the highlights will be the Oxford-style debate on the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on research in open, distance and online learning in a networked society.
The debate is a format based on a predetermined statement – also called a “motion” – from two opposing perspectives.

Speakers of the Oxford-style debate

Alan Tait

Chair of the debate
Professor Emeritus of Distance Education and Development, Open University, UK

Mar Pérez-Sanagustín

Speaker
PhD in Technology Enhanced Learning
Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse III, France

Cristina Costa

Speaker
Assistant Professor, School of Education, Durham University, UK
 

Keynote Speakers of the Research Workshop

Tony Bates

Research Associate, Contact North | Contact Nord, Canada

Maha Bali

Associate Professor of Practice Center for Learning and Teaching, American University, Cairo

Inés Gil Jaurena

Professor at UNED, Madrid Area, Spain

Ellen Helsper

Professor of Digital Inequalities, London School of Economics, UK 

Terry Anderson

Professor Emeritus of Distance Education,
Athabasca University, Canada

António Sampaio da Nóvoa

Portuguese Ambassador to the UNESCO
Former Rector of the University of Lisbon

Call for Contributions

Contributions are invited which resulted from own research, project achievements, case studies, theoretic and conceptual work on the conference theme and tracks and the creative use of educational technology. Networking and interactivity, sharing and discussion will be core aspects of the conference, focusing on what you can learn from and with your peers.
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Important Dates and Deadlines

Submission Deadline 25 September 2020
Notification of Authors October 2020
Conference dates 21-23 October 2020

EDEN 2020 PhD Symposium

The EDEN 2020 PhD Symposium Lisbon will be organised on 21 October. The Symposium, held in previous years in BarcelonaBrugesDublin and online has been designed to foster the exchange of experiences and knowledge among doctoral students doing research in the area of technology-enhanced online, digital, open and distance learning, providing a valuable forum for the advancement of doctoral research. The Symposium is led by a panel of international experts. More information about EDEN PhD Symposium is here.

Young Scholars’ Grants

The Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning will support young scholars or teams of them with a grant of 600 Euros for successfully submitting a research paper to be presented at the Research Workshop. Eligible for the Young Scholars’ Grants are degree-programme and doctoral students, who submit papers that are originated for the Research Workshop and will be presented by young scholar(s). For details click here.

Publishing

Accepted presentations will be published in the Conference Proceedings. Registered delegates will have electronic access to the full version of contributions. Publications will be openly accessible after the Workshop. Selected authors will be invited to submit to a special issue of EURODL. The best poster submissions will be published as short papers in RE@D, a journal edited by LE@D and Universidade Aberta. Awarded and accepted papers can be submitted to the International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, a Web of Science (SSCI) and Scopus indexed journal edited by UOC, Universidad de Los Andes (Colòmbia), Dublin City University (Ireland) and Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania), and published by SpringerOpen.

Lisbon, Portugal

The conference is hosted by LE@DUniversidade Aberta (UAb) Lisbon, Portugal

ORGANISERS

 

Contact

Conference website: https://www.eden-online.org/2020_lisbon/

Inquiries in relation to the conference should be sent to lisbon2020@eden-online.org

The 11th EDEN Research Workshop is the initiative of EDEN supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union
EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network Secretariat
Tel: +36 1 463 1628, 463 2537 Fax: +36 1 463 1858
E-mail: lisbon2020@eden-online.org
https://www.eden-online.org
EDEN website
EDEN website
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September 21, 2020

EDEN 2020 Online Research Workshop – Late Submissions – Registration

An item from our European colleagues.

EDEN 2020 Online Research Workshop
One More Week for Late Submissions!
Registration Open

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Introduction

Dear EDEN Members, Partners, and Friends,

With a little over a month to go to the 11th EDEN Research Workshop, we inform you that the registration has opened on 15 September, you can join the event by clicking HERE. Sumbissions are welcome till the end of September. We are deligthed to introduce an extended list of confirmed keynote speakers. The Research Workshop on 21-23 October, hosted by LE@DUniversidade Aberta (UAb) Lisbon, Portugal will go completely online! With regard to restrictions due to COVID-19, we have also taken into account the good experiences with the EDEN 2020 Annual Virtual Conference, including the PhD Symposium in June and our spring ‘Education in time of a pandemic’ webinar series which we resumed from 14 September under the title ‘Education in time of a new normal’.

“Enhancing the Human Experience of Learning with Technology: New Challenges for Research in Digital, Open, Distance & Networked Education”
CALL

Keynote speakers

Alan Tait

Professor Emeritus of Distance Education and Development, Open University, UK 

Ellen Helsper

Professor of Digital Inequalities, London School of Economics, UK 

Mar Pérez-Sanagustín

PhD in Technology Enhanced Learning
Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse III, France
 

Cristina Costa

Assistant Professor, School of Education
Durham University, UK
 

Maha Bali

Associate Professor of Practice Center for Learning and Teaching, American University, Cairo 

Inés Gil Jaurena

Professor at UNED, Madrid Area, Spain
 

Tony Bates

Research Associate, Contact North | Contact Nord, Canada 

Terry Anderson

Professor Emeritus of Distance Education,
Athabasca University, Canada
 

António Sampaio da Nóvoa

Portuguese Ambassador to the UNESCO
Former Rector of the University of Lisbon
 

Call for Contributions

Contributions are invited which resulted from own research, project achievements, case studies, theoretic and conceptual work on the conference theme and tracks and the creative use of educational technology.

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

The theme and scope of EDEN’s RW11 will reflect the current challenges researchers face regarding the impact of the emerging digital technologies and Artificial Intelligence in the improvement of the quality and the sustainability of the human learning experience, to take better informed design decisions, track learning performance, anticipate problems more precisely and act accordingly, collect more learning evidences.

Continue Reading

Important Dates and Deadlines

Submission Deadline 25 September 2020
Notification of Authors October 2020
Authors’ Registration Deadline 5 October 2020
Registration opens 15 September 2020
Conference dates 21-23 October 2020

EDEN 2020 PhD Symposium Lisbon

The EDEN 2020 PhD Symposium Lisbon will be organised on 21 October. The Symposium, held in previous years in BarcelonaBrugesDublin and online has been designed to foster the exchange of experiences and knowledge among doctoral students doing research in the area of technology-enhanced online, digital, open and distance learning, providing a valuable forum for the advancement of doctoral research. The Symposium is led by a panel of international experts.

More information about EDEN PhD Symposium is here.

Young Scholars Grant

The Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning will support young scholars or teams of them with a grant of 600 Euros for successfully submitting a research paper to be presented at the Research Workshop. Eligible for the Young Scholars grants are degree-programme and doctoral students, who submit papers that are originated for the Research Workshop and will be presented by young scholar(s). For details click here.

Lisbon, Portugal

The conference is hosted by LE@DUniversidade Aberta (UAb) Lisbon, Portugal

Contact

Conference website: https://www.eden-online.org/2020_lisbon/

Inquiries in relation to the conference should be sent to lisbon2020@eden-online.org

The 11th EDEN Research Workshop is the initiative of EDEN supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union
EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network Secretariat
Tel: +36 1 463 1628, 463 2537 Fax: +36 1 463 1858
E-mail: lisbon2020@eden-online.org
https://www.eden-online.org
EDEN website
EDEN website
EDEN Facebook
EDEN Facebook
EDEN Twitter
EDEN Twitter
EDEN YouTube
EDEN YouTube
Conference Website
Conference Website
EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network Secretariat · Budapest University of Technology and Economics · Egry J. u. 1. · Budapest, Budapest H-1111 · Hungary

September 18, 2020

EDEN Webinar Series: Education In Time Of New A Normal No 2

An item from our European colleagues.

After the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic this spring, we were faced with a physical lockdown as well as education having to move fully online. Summer brought some relief, but as the autumn arrives, the pandemic is spreading and showing its force again. When the pandemic first hit, EDEN promptly responded with the #onlinetogether Education in time of a pandemic initiative, gathering the EDEN and global education community together in order to share, to discuss, and to engage with each other, forming a strong alliance in support of educators worldwide in their pivot to online learning. EDEN is now moving forward with a follow-on autumn initiative of webinars “Education in time of new normal”. In addition, EDEN has joined UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition to help in facilitating inclusive learning opportunities for children and youth during this challenging period. The No2 webinar will be the sequel of the No1 webinar that took place on 14 Sept. 

EDEN webinar series: Education in
time of a new normal No. 2

Meet Antonio Teixeira, Dr Mark Nichols, Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Christian-Andreas Schumann and Prof. Allison Littlejohn on Monday, 21 September 2020, 17:00 CEST on the topic: “Online transformation of universities – having faced the challenges of the pandemic, are they prepared for the new normal?” 2nd part.The webinar is aimed at policy makers and organisational leaders, but also for all those working in education.

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Moderator

Antonio TeixeiraFormer EDEN President
Universidade Aberta, Portugal

Presenters

Dr Mark Nichols

Executive Director at Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Christian-Andreas Schumann

Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Applied Sciences Zwickau, Germany

Prof. Allison Littlejohn

Director, UCL Knowledge Lab, University College London, UK

Description

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic last March, universities worldwide faced the need to move all their classes to an online environment overnight, in order to ensure continuation of their teaching and learning activities. Institutions that had already ventured onto the path of online education realised this transformation much more quickly than those who were less prepared. Others made the transition more modestly, only beginning to take the first steps into online education. In a remarkable short time, courses and exams across the globe moved online, ensuring that universities did not close but rather adapted to the new situation and by doing so managed to save the remainder of the academic year.
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Monday, 21 September 2020,
17:00 CEST

Previous EDEN webinars

Open

Upcoming EDEN events:

CONFERENCE HOME | CALL | CONFERENCE TRACKS

Call is open, submissions to the Lisbon Research Workshop are welcome until 25 September! The conference is hosted by LE@DUniversidade Aberta (UAb) Lisbon, Portugal

EDEN is supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union.​
EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network Secretariat
Tel: +36 1 463 1628, 463 2537 Fax: +36 1 463 1858
E-mail: secretariat@eden-online.org
EDEN Website
EDEN Website
EDEN Facebook
EDEN Facebook
EDEN Twitter
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EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network Secretariat · Budapest University of Technology and Economics · Egry J. u. 1. · Budapest, Budapest H-1111 · Hungary

September 11, 2020

EDEN October Research Workshop: Call Open!

An item from our European colleagues.

EDEN 2020 Research Workshop Goes Online!
Registration Opens on 15 September
Call for Contributions Open – Deadline 15 September

CONFERENCE HOME | CALL | CONFERENCE TRACKS

Introduction

Dear EDEN Members, Partners, and Friends,

We kindly inform you that the registration of the 11th EDEN 2020 Research Workshop officially opens on 15 September. Though it is only a few days ahead, you will get a reminder in due course so that you could submit your registration as soon as possible. The conference fees are already established, too, you can find those HERE. Please note that the Research Workshop on 21-23 October, hosted by LE@DUniversidade Aberta (UAb) Lisbon, Portugal will go completely online! With regard to the restrictions on travels and social gatherings, we have also taken into account the recent good experiences with the EDEN 2020 Annual Virtual Conference, including the PhD Symposium in June and our ‘Education in time of a pandemic’ webinar series throughout the spring, which we are resuming from 14 September under the title ‘Education in time of a new normal’.

“Enhancing the Human Experience of Learning with Technology: New Challenges for Research in Digital, Open, Distance & Networked Education”
Having overcome the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, university leaders, teachers and education professionals  are now taking the time to reflect on the lessons learned, to set new strategies. The Research Workshop aims at exchanging ideas to turn our vision for the future into actionable steps.
Call is open, registration opens on 15 September, submissions are welcome by 15 September!
CALL

Introducing the first Keynotes

We are delighted to introduce the first, confirmed keynote peakers of the 11th EDEN 2020 Research Workshop. We’ll keep you informed on the further keynotes, whose participation is also highly appreciated. EDEN is determined to cooperate with acclaimed professionals to share their expertise and experiences.

Alan Tait

EDEN Senior Fellow
Professor Emeritus of Distance Education and Development, Open University, UK
Director of International Development and Teacher Education

António Sampaio da Nóvoa

Portuguese Ambassador to the UNESCO
Former Rector of the University of Lisbon 

Image: UNESCO

Terry Anderson

Professor Emeritus of Distance Education, Athabasca University, Canada

Tony Bates

Research Associate, Contact North | Contact Nord, Canada
https://www.tonybates.ca/tag/contact-north/

Call for Contributions

Contributions are invited which resulted from own research, project achievements, case studies, theoretic and conceptual work on the conference theme and tracks and the creative use of educational technology.

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

The theme and scope of EDEN’s RW11 will reflect the current challenges researchers face regarding the impact of the emerging digital technologies and Artificial Intelligence in the improvement of the quality and the sustainability of the human learning experience, to take better informed design decisions, track learning performance, anticipate problems more preciously and act accordingly, collect more learning evidences.

Continue Reading

Important Dates and Deadlines

Submission Deadline for Full Paper


Registration opens

15 September 2020


15 September 2020

Notification of Authors 28 September 2020
Authors’ Registration Deadline 5 October 2020
Registration opens: September 2020
Conference dates 21-23 October 2020

EDEN 2020 PhD Symposium Lisbon

The EDEN 2020 PhD Symposium Lisbon will be organised on 21 October. The Symposium, held in previous years in BarcelonaBrugesDublin and online has been designed to foster the exchange of experiences and knowledge among doctoral students doing research in the area of technology-enhanced online, digital, open and distance learning, providing a valuable forum for the advancement of doctoral research. The Symposium is led by a panel of international experts.

More information about EDEN PhD Symposium is here.

Lisbon, Portugal

The conference is hosted by LE@DUniversidade Aberta (UAb) Lisbon, Portugal

Contact

Conference website: https://www.eden-online.org/2020_lisbon/

Inquiries in relation to the conference should be sent to lisbon2020@eden-online.org

The 11th EDEN Research Workshop is the initiative of EDEN supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union
EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network Secretariat
Tel: +36 1 463 1628, 463 2537 Fax: +36 1 463 1858
E-mail: lisbon2020@eden-online.org
https://www.eden-online.org
EDEN website
EDEN website
EDEN Facebook
EDEN Facebook
EDEN Twitter
EDEN Twitter
EDEN YouTube
EDEN YouTube
Conference Website
Conference Website
EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network Secretariat · Budapest University of Technology and Economics · Egry J. u. 1. · Budapest, Budapest H-1111 · Hungary
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