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November 17, 2017

[EDEN-News] European Distance Learning Week 2017 – Resources Available

From yesterday’s inbox…

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European Distance Learning Week
Organised by EDEN

Resources Available

With the success of the first European Distance Learning Week (EDLW) in 2016 in the background, EDEN organised the high profile online event again this November.

This year 5 webinars with 393 registered participants were held. The participants came from 44 different countries including 16 countries from outside Europe from Canada to Brazil, from South Africa to Nepal, encompassing all 4 continents (Europe, Asia, Africa, America) and demonstrating a strong geographical coverage and a substantial outreach.

Altogether 31 facilitators contributed to the successful implementation of the ambitious programme, among them representatives of the European Commission and the Lifelong Learning Platform. EDEN thanks the valuable contribution of the facilitators and trusts that the initiative contributed to the European dialogue about the state and the future of ICT enhanced learning.

All participants and facilitators receive EDEN open badges for their contribution.

The presenters’ slides can be viewed on EDEN’s SlideShare page, while the recordings can be accessed through the links below:


The Challenges and Opportunities of Innovation

Monday, November 6, 2017, 13:00-14:30 CET
Format: Panel debate
Moderator: Airina Volungevičienė, EDEN President
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
Recording of the discussion is available here


Perspectives on Open Education

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 13:00-14:30 CET
Format: Presentations and panel discussion
Moderator: Fabio Nascimbeni, EDEN Executive Committee member
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
Recording of the discussion is available here


Designing Learning Spaces in Open and Distance Learning

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 13:00-14:30 CET
Format: Presentations and discussion
Moderator: Lisa Marie Blaschke, EDEN Vice-President
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
Recording of the discussion is available here


Re-considering Access, Quality and Flexibility of Education

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 13:00-14:30 CET
Format: Presentation and discussions
Moderator: Sandra Kucina Softic, EDEN Vice President
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
Recording of the discussion is available here


International Experiences with OER

Friday, November 10, 2017, 13:00-14:30 CET
Format: Presentation
Moderator: Antonella Poce, EDEN NAP Steering Committee Chair
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
Recording of the discussion is available here


Additional event:

EDEN Open Classroom Conference: Introducing Agenda for Open Professional Collaboration – Plenary broadcast

Friday, November 10, 2017, 9:45 – 11:45 CET
Format: Plenary Session live stream – Live streaming of the plenary session of the EDEN Open Classroom Conference held in Kaunas, Lithuania.
Recording of the plenary session is available here
Moderators: Kristijonas Jakubsonas, Elena Trepulė
Keynote speakers:

  • Digitally competent teachers in the area of Open EducationYves Punie, European Commission – DG JRC – Directorate Innovation and Growth
  • The Joyous Voyage: situating open learning in a fractured worldAlan Bruce, Universal Learning Systems, Ireland, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan
  • National ICT Implementation Initiatives for Educational OpennessVaino Brazdeikis, Ministry of Education and Science of The Republic of Lithuania
  • Implementing recognition of open non-formal learning – Organizational perspective. Airina Volungevičienė, European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN), Vytautas Magnus University

For any related questions contact the EDEN Secretariat
at secretariat@eden-online.org.

    

Erasmus

The European Distance Learning Week is the initiative of EDEN supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union.

EDEN

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
http://www.eden-online.org

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November 4, 2017

[EDEN-News] European Distance Learning Week 2017

A final item from Thursday’s inbox…

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European Distance Learning Week
Organised by EDEN

6-10 November 2017

As in previous years, EDEN will be hosting European Distance Learning Week (EDLW) in cooperation with the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), which will be holding its National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) in parallel with the EDEN event. During EDLW, you will have access to daily online webinars and panel sessions of expert scholars and practitioners who will present a variety of cutting edge open and online learning topics, from innovations in design to open educational research.

Each webinar will take place at 13:00-14:30 CET at the same webinar room:

https://eden-online.adobeconnect.com/EuropeanDLW

System requirements and Connection testing for Adobe Connect

Join us for the following events – participation is open!


The Challenges and Opportunities of Innovation

Monday, November 6, 2017, 13:00-14:30 CET
Format: Panel debate
Moderator: Airina Volungevičienė, EDEN President
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
Click here to register


Perspectives on Open Education

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 13:00-14:30 CET
Format: Presentations and panel discussion
Moderator: Fabio Nascimbeni, EDEN Executive Committee member
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
Click here to register


Designing Learning Spaces in Open and Distance Learning

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 13:00-14:30 CET
Format: Presentations and discussion
Moderator: Lisa Marie Blaschke, EDEN Vice-President
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
Click here to register


Re-considering Access, Quality and Flexibility of Education

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 13:00-15:00 CET
Format: Presentation and discussions
Moderator: Sandra Kucina Softic, EDEN Vice President
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
Click here to register


International Experiences with OER

Friday, November 10, 2017, 13:00-14:30 CET
Format: Presentation
Moderator: Antonella Poce, EDEN NAP Steering Committee Chair
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
Click here to register


Additional event:

EDEN Open Classroom Conference: Introducing Agenda for Open Professional Collaboration – Plenary broadcast

Friday, November 10, 2017, 9:45 – 11:45 CET
Format: Plenary Session live stream – Live streaming of the plenary session of the EDEN Open Classroom Conference held in Kaunas, Lithuania. Watch the broadcast here. Participants will be able to ask questions using the conference website.
Moderators: Kristijonas Jakubsonas, Elena Trepulė
Keynote speakers:

  • Digitally competent teachers in the area of Open EducationYves Punie, European Commission – DG JRC – Directorate Innovation and Growth
  • The Joyous Voyage: situating open learning in a fractured worldAlan Bruce, Universal Learning Systems, Ireland, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan
  • National ICT Implementation Initiatives for Educational OpennessVaino Brazdeikis, Ministry of Education and Science of The Republic of Lithuania
  • Implementing recognition of open non-formal learning – Organizational perspective. Airina Volungevičienė, European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN), Vytautas Magnus University

For any related questions contact the EDEN Secretariat
at secretariat@eden-online.org.

    

Erasmus

The European Distance Learning Week is the initiative of EDEN supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union.

EDEN

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

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October 28, 2017

[EDEN-News] EDEN 2018 Annual Conference Genova – Call & Announcement

From yesterday’s inbox…

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EDEN 2018 Annual Conference: #EDEN18

Exploring the Micro, Meso and Macro
Navigating between dimensions in the digital learning landscape

Call for Contributions Open

Genova, Italy 17-20 June 2018

CONFERENCE HOME | CALL | SCOPE | THEMES |SUBMISSION |REGISTRATION | VENUE

Invitation

scopeStretching the boundaries remains our focus

The demand for people with new, enhanced skills is growing. Pressure is on all players of the online education community to keep up with new learning solutions, and better supply the skills currently demanded by growing economies.

Digital credentials and open badges are the new currencies which are beginning to transform the economic models in education. Social and economic tensions continue to raise the issues of scalability, the micro-credentialling of education, training and skill development processes.

Micro, meso and macro aspects provide an interesting range of lenses for considering the problem. Navigating these dimensions are the reshaping of digital pedagogy and online instructional design; and social elements including digital societal mechanisms and the position of the individual in our new era. We have need of systematic awareness and research in the critical are of sustainable socio-cultural aspects as they relate to learning. Read more…

Call for contributions

We need renowned reflections of practice that support paradigm-changing transformations based on systematic knowledge.

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

Networking 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, taking into account the Conference Scope and related to the Conference Themes are welcome in paper, poster, workshop, training, demonstration and Synergy formats.

Important dates and deadlines

Submission deadline for contributions:

5 January 2018

Notification of Authors:

9 April 2018

Registration opens:

15 January 2018

Conference Dates:

17-20 June 2018

Conference Venue: Genova, Italy

Genoa (Genova) is a port city and the capital of northwest Italy’s Liguria region. It’s known for its central role in maritime trade over many centuries. In the old town stands the Romanesque Cathedral of San Lorenzo, with its black-and-white-striped facade and frescoed interior. Narrow lanes open onto monumental squares like Piazza de Ferrari, site of an iconic bronze fountain and Teatro Carlo Felice opera house.

The city’s once-tatty port area now hosts museums and a number of eating and drinking options. Its old town, too, has had its own far more organic revitalisation, with a bright new crop of fashionable shops, restaurants and bars lighting the way.

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The conference is hosted by the University of Genova.

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Contact

Conference website:http://www.eden-online.org/2018_genova/

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

Erasmus

The 27th EDEN Annual Conference is the initiative of EDEN supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union

EDEN

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

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October 15, 2017

[EDEN-News] Open Classroom Conference Kaunas – Invitation to the Conference

Also from Friday’s inbox…

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Invitation to the Conference
9-10 November, 2017

Registration is free!

REGISTRATION | VENUE | PROGRAMME | KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Invitation

Airina Volungeviciene, the President of European Distance and E-Learning Network, EDEN is pleased to invite you to the conference entitled ,,Open Professional Collaboration for Open Classroom” which will take place on the 9th and 10th of November, 2017, at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania.

The conference aims to discuss the challenges of open professional collaboration in higher, adult, school, vocational education and company training and seeks to develop synergy among national, regional, European and global initiatives, professional associations, education and business partnership.

Participating at the conference offers unique opportunity for networking, professional development and trying a new conference format with many other great professionals from all over the world.

Conference programme available

The conference programme can be viewed on the conference website.

Conference registration will start on 9 November 2017 at 10:00, followed by multiple pre-conference workshops:

  • Open Your Mind for Different Learning(in Lithuanian)
  • Open Studies for Open Society(in English)
  • Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe(in Lithuanian)
  • Recognising Learning Achievements with Open Digital Badges. Lessons from a pilot project in UNESCO ASPnet schools in Lithuania(in Lithuanian)

The plenary session will start at 14:00 (GMT+3) and will be broadcast live on the conference website. The keynote speakers include:

Friday, 10 November 2017 has a busy schedule, packed with interesting, colourful Open Professional Collaboration Sessions in both English and Lithuanian. For the full programme of the second day, please visit the conference website.

Registration for the conference

Attendance at the conference is free, although registration is necessary. Delegates may choose if they want to participate on one or both days of the conference. However, the number of tickets is limited, so please register early. Each registered delegate will receive a conference delegate ticket which is mandatory for conference attendance. Certificates of attendance will be issued following delegates attendance in conference sessions.

Please register here.

Conference Venue: Kaunas. Lithuania

Kaunas, a sprawling city 100km west of Vilnius at the confluence of the Nemunas and Neris Rivers, has a compact Old Town, an abundance of artistic and educational museums, and a fascinating history. Kaunas Castle is a medieval fortress housing historical exhibitions. To the east, the old town is home to the Kaunas Cathedral Basilica, with its ornate interior, and the Gothic spires of the Hanseatic House of Perkūnas. Laisvės Alėja, a pedestrianized street lined with trees and cafes, crosses the city from west to east.

To help plan your stay, here are some useful sites:

Visit Kaunas

Lonely Planet

Trip Advisor

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Contact

Conference website: http://openclassroom.vdu.lt/en_US/

For further information about the event, or practical arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact the organizers at info@isi.vdu.it

Erasmus

The Open Classroom Conference is the initiative of EDEN supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union

EDEN

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

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October 14, 2017

[EDEN-News] European Distance Learning Week 2017

From the inbox on Thursday…

edlw

European Distance Learning Week
Organised by EDEN

6-10 November 2017

As in previous years, EDEN will be hosting European Distance Learning Week (EDLW) in cooperation with the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), which will be holding its National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) in parallel with the EDEN event. During EDLW, you will have access to daily online webinars and panel sessions of expert scholars and practitioners who will present a variety of cutting edge open and online learning topics, from innovations in design to open educational research.

Each webinar will take place at 13:00-14:30 CET at the same webinar room:

https://eden-online.adobeconnect.com/EuropeanDLW

System requirements and Connection testing for Adobe Connect

Join us for the following events – participation is open!


The Challenges and Opportunities of Innovation

Monday, November 6, 2017, 13:00-14:30 CET
Format: Panel debate
Moderator: Airina Volungevičienė, EDEN President
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
Click here to register


Perspectives on Open Education

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 13:00-14:30 CET
Format: Presentations and panel discussion
Moderator: Fabio Nascimbeni, EDEN Executive Committee member
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
Click here to register


Designing Learning Spaces in Open and Distance Learning

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 13:00-14:30 CET
Format: Presentations and discussion
Moderator: Lisa Marie Blaschke, EDEN Vice-President
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
Click here to register


Re-considering Access, Quality and Flexibility of Education

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 13:00-14:30 CET
Format: Presentation and discussions
Moderator: Sandra Kucina Softic, EDEN Vice President
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
Click here to register


International Experiences with OER

Friday, November 10, 2017, 13:00-14:30 CET
Format: Presentation
Moderator: Sandra Kucina Softic, EDEN Vice President
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
Click here to register


Additional event:

EDEN Open Classroom Conference: Introducing Agenda for Open Professional Collaboration – Plenary broadcast

Friday, November 10, 2017, 9:45 – 11:45 CET
Format: Plenary Session live stream – Live streaming of the plenary session of the EDEN Open Classroom Conference held in Kaunas, Lithuania. Link to the broadcast will be announced soon. Participants will be able to ask questions using the conference website.
Moderators: Kristijonas Jakubsonas, Elena Trepulė
Keynote speakers:

  • Digitally competent teachers in the area of Open EducationYves Punie, European Commission – DG JRC – Directorate Innovation and Growth
  • The Joyous Voyage: situating open learning in a fractured worldAlan Bruce, Universal Learning Systems, Ireland, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan
  • National ICT Implementation Initiatives for Educational OpennessVaino Brazdeikis, Ministry of Education and Science of The Republic of Lithuania
  • Implementing recognition of open non-formal learning – Organizational perspective. Airina Volungevičienė, European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN), Vytautas Magnus University

For any related questions contact the EDEN Secretariat
at secretariat@eden-online.org.

    

Erasmus

The European Distance Learning Week is the initiative of EDEN supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union.

EDEN

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
http://www.eden-online.org

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EDEN-News@eden-online.org

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