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June 1, 2017

[EDEN-News] EDEN Annual Conference, Jönköping 2017 – Update In The Programme, Sneak Peek At Workshops

From yesterday’s inbox…

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EDEN 2017 Annual Conference: #EDEN17
Update in the programme,
sneak peek at workshops

Jönköping, Sweden 13-16 June 2017

REGISTRATION | KEYNOTES | DETAILED PROGRAMME | SOCIAL EVENTS
PRACTICAL INFORMATION
| DEADLINES

sade

jkpgThe conference is hosted by the Jönköping University in co-operation with Destination Jönköping and SADE, the Swedish Association for Open and Distance Learning and supported by the Jönköping City Council.

Registration is open

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

For more information on fees and discounts, visit the Conference Registration page.

Detailed conference programme available

programme booklet coverThe 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.

The event starts on Tuesday afternoon on 13 June, with registration, followed by the Welcome Reception and ends with a Farewell Coffee on 16 June.

The detailed conference programme can be viewed here.

The conference structure can be reached here. Eventual programme changes may apply.

UPDATE IN THE PROGRAMME

In the end of the first Conference day, just after the EDEN Annual General Meeting on 14 June, it is planned – based on the nice experience of the Oxford Research Workshop in 2014 – to organise a “Walk and Talk” event in the bright Nordic evening. We shall take a trajectory around the lake Munksjön.

EDEN members and conference delegates are invited to join the conference featured speakers, EDEN Executive Committee and Network of Academics and Professionals post bearers – and discuss about any matters of interest around EDEN, Learning Innovation in the world, Openness, the future of Digital Education and alike.

The sunset that evening will be at 10:06pm.

Would the weather not be friendly, the discussion will take place in the Orangerie room of the University.

The Walk and Talk programme replaces the Book and Wine evening for which less interest was expressed this year.

sunset

Sneak peek at conference workshops

How to Facilitate Diversity in Flexible Learning?

Technology enhanced learning is today’s learning for new groups of students. It changes our learning styles, institutional strategies, teaching and learning skills.

National associations of flexible learning and technology enhanced learning (TEL) professionals are usually the ones who unite professionals applying technologies in learning facilitate learners, teachers and institutions to promote learning using new technologies.

Learning should support diversity. The conference theme is “Diversity Matters” we mean this is a very important aspect when developing result oriented learning. It is very important to develop and facilitate application of technologies in learning that support diversity. ICT supported lifelong learning brings individual learning and knowledge, as well as very rationale application of learning results in professional practices.

synergy

Enhancing Diversity with Open Badges

This workshop introduces Open Badges as a novel approach and a technical tool to recognise, validate and communicate a diversity of skills and achievements of an individual learner in a digital, verifiable and information-rich format.

Certificates, school grades and workload-based credits tell us nothing about learner’s competencies, skills, experiences, motivations or attitudes. Open Badges are a new concept addressing the weak points of traditional credentialing systems. Open Badges are learner-centered and can be used for micro-credentialing of 21st century skills, including digital skills, creativity, critical thinking, entrepreneurship or team skills, all of which rarely get captured by traditional certificates.

From OER to OEP

Despite the rapid development of Open Education movement, there are still many challenges identified by education organizations, teachers and trainers, e-learning centre staff members and also learners themselves that prevent the uptake and mainstreaming of open education using and developing of Open Educational Resources (OERs). One of the major challenge is to integrate OERs in curriculum designing transferring OER to Open Educational Practices (OEP) because of lack of skills and competences of participants to find and use, to find and adapt or to develop OERs due to restricted information on which ICT tools are most suitable for one or another purpose.

Join the #EDENChat on 15 June, live from the conference!

On 15 June, starting at 16:15, during the “How to Conduct an Academic Chat via Twitter – The #edenchat Case” workshop, Antonella Poce will be moderating a discussion on the same topic. Join in on twitter using the #EDENChat hashtag.

#EDENChat is a scheduled online discussion event on Twitter where anyone can join in and contribute to the discussions on current issues in distance, open and e-learning. In the most recent #EDENChat we discussed MOOCs and soft skills development in higher education. Read all the archived discussions here.

#eden17 live stream of plenary sessions

We are happy to announce, that the #eden17 Conference Plenary Sessions will be live streamed on EDEN’s youtube 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: #eden17.

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

Diversity will be with us – Almost 40 countries in the pool of presenters!

You will have the opportunity to meet and discuss with speakers from the Universities of Roma, Delft, Regensburg, Zagreb, Stockholm, Budapest, Saxonia, London, Oldenburg, Denmark, Porto, Rioja, Baden-Württenberg, the Baltics from Europe – as well as with proferssionals from other continents: University of Maryland, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Hongkong, Turkey, India, Beijing University, Southern Queensland, Sydney, Mexico, Nepal, the Middle-East, not to mention the leading Open Universities of the world: OU UK, UNED Spain (Madrid), UOC Catalunya, South-Africa, Turkey (Anadolu), and Athabasca (CA).

Recognising excellence

recognitionYour papers, posters and training submissions are not only subjected to the conference evaluators’ thorough assessment, but could also win one of EDEN’s prestigious awards. We are keen to promote and inspire professionals by recognising excellence and will continue the tradition of distinguishing Best Papers and Best Practice Initiatives. Everybody who has an accepted submission for presentation will receive a Speaker badge and all conference participants will be awarded a Participant badge.

schedule

Schedule and Deadlines

The call is closed

Registration open

Conference Dates: 13-16 June 2017

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

Erasmus

The EDEN 2017 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: jonkoping@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

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May 17, 2017

[EDEN-News] EDEN Annual Conference, Jönköping 2017 – Detailed Conference Programme Available, Sneak Peek At Workshops

I haven’t had a chance to check for any K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning sessions.

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EDEN 2017 Annual Conference: #EDEN17
Detailed conference programme available,
sneak peek at workshops

Jönköping, Sweden 13-16 June 2017

REGISTRATION | KEYNOTES | DETAILED PROGRAMME | SOCIAL EVENTS
PRACTICAL INFORMATION
| DEADLINES

sade

jkpgThe conference is hosted by the Jönköping University in co-operation with Destination Jönköping and SADE, the Swedish Association for Open and Distance Learning and supported by the Jönköping City Council.

Registration is open

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

For more information on fees and discounts, visit the Conference Registration page.

Detailed conference programme available

programme
                        booklet coverThe 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.

The event starts on Tuesday afternoon on 13 June, with registration, followed by the Welcome Reception and ends with a Farewell Coffee on 16 June.

The detailed conference programme can be viewed here.

The conference structure can be reached here. Eventual programme changes may apply.

Sneak peek at the free pre-conference workshops by SADE

Digital Transformation And Diversity In A Swedish Context

The detailed programme for this event is also available, please visit this link to view it. Topics discussed will include:

  • Digital transformation and diversity in a Swedish context, and about SADE
  • A digital agenda for higher education – what would Google do?
  • Technology enhanced learning to support inclusion and integration of migrants
  • Mobile language learning applications for integration of Arabic speaking migrants in Sweden

Register here for the event.

Special Interest Group on TEL and Quality Enhancement

The first part of these workshop sessions – or learning cafés – will also be held on 13 June as a free pre-conference workshop. It will introduce and present EDEN’s Special Interest Group (SIG) on Technology Enabled Learning (TEL), and Quality Enhancement.

State of the art in research and practices, current challenges and challenges ahead will be discussed. In this session the aims of the SIG group will be discussed. The series of workshops/learning cafe will be introduced, which will take place – one every day – during the days of the Annual Conference.

The series includes the following workshops:

  • Renewing the Quality Agenda – 14 June
  • Quality In TEL On Micro, Meso And Macro Level, And Who Are The Stakeholders. Why And How Do They Have An Interest? – 15 June
  • Innovation for Quality Leadership – 16 June

Synergy sessions – envision your research and project plans with the expert community

“Synergy” – a unique feature of the EDEN conferences incorporating interactive, network building sessions always offers outstandingly rich portfolio of projects and initiatives will feature again in Jönköping.

synergy

Critical thinking, online higher education observatory, digital democracy, open badges, mobile apps for self-regulated learning, e-schools, decision making at universities, MOOCs for the business world – some of the themes which will be steering these sessions, dedicated to interactive knowledge sharing, networking to inspire project ideas and partnerships, to support sustainability of projects.

A Taster from Interesting Paper Titles

  • Developing Effective and Culturally Sensitive Learning Resources to Improve the Integration Process of Migrants in France
  • 100 MOOC Project for SMES: What do They Need
  • Academic Communication via Twitter – The Case of #EDENChats
  • Toward a Mobile Open and Social Language Learning Paradigm
  • The Importance of Openness within Digital Literacy
  • Roadmap for the Future of Open Education in Australia
  • Effective Strategic Decision Making on Open and Distance Education Issues
  • The social dimension of European MOOC response: making diversity a strength!
  • Factors that Predict Differential Online Versus Face-to-Face Course Outcomes: Evidence from Germany and the United States
  • Framework for Digitally Mature Schools
  • E-Learning and Multiculturality in Mexico
  • A Research about the Design of Programmes for China Online Higher Education

Diversity will be with us – Almost 40 countries in the pool of presenters!

You will have the opportunity to meet and discuss with speakers from the Universities of Roma, Delft, Regensburg, Zagreb, Stockholm, Budapest, Saxonia, London, Oldenburg, Denmark, Porto, Rioja, Baden-Württenberg, the Baltics from Europe – as well as with proferssionals from other continents: University of Maryland, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Hongkong, Turkey, India, Beijing University, Southern Queensland, Sydney, Mexico, Nepal, the Middle-East, not to mention the leading Open Universities of the world: OU UK, UNED Spain (Madrid), UOC Catalunya, South-Africa, Turkey (Anadolu), and Athabasca (CA).

Recognising excellence

recognitionYour papers, posters and training submissions are not only subjected to the conference evaluators’ thorough assessment, but could also win one of EDEN’s prestigious awards. We are keen to promote and inspire professionals byrecognising excellence and will continue the tradition of distinguishing Best Papers and Best Practice Initiatives. The conference participants can also make their voices heard – they will be able to vote on their favourite posters on display – the poster earning the highest number of votes will receive the conference’s Poster Prize. Everybody who has an accepted submission for presentation will receive aSpeaker badge and all conference participants will be awarded a Participant badge.

Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines

lufthansaThe Lufthansa Group airlines offer a comprehensive global route network and exclusive prices and conditions to our participants, visitors, exhibitors, and invited guests. Read more on how to use the special offer.

Conference Venue: Jönköping

Jönköping is an excellent example of an impressively developing University, city and region which attracts economic, cultural and social progress and modernisation. The Scandinavian countries and particularly Sweden have always been in the forefront of learning innovation, open and digital education. We look forward with excitement to a memorable conference in 2017!

jonkoping

Join the Community in the exciting city of Jönköping to share your research, projects and practice at #EDEN17!

The conference will take part within the research environment CCD at the School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University with the support of Destination Jönköping.

Sponsorship opportunity

EDEN is offering sponsorship packages linked to the event. For further details about sponsorship, please consult the Sponsorship Brochure and the Conference Secretariat.

Exhibition stands will also be available for booking.

schedule

Schedule and Deadlines

The call is closed, with eventual late submission requests please address the Conference Secretariat directly

Registration open

Conference Dates: 13-16 June 2017

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

Erasmus

The EDEN 2017 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: jonkoping@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

May 4, 2017

[EDEN-News] EDEN Annual Conference, Jönköping 2017 – Detailed Conference Programme Available

From yesterday’s inbox…

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EDEN 2017 Annual Conference: #EDEN17
Detailed conference programme available

Jönköping, Sweden 13-16 June 2017

REGISTRATION | KEYNOTES | DETAILED PROGRAMME | SOCIAL EVENTS
PRACTICAL INFORMATION
| DEADLINES

sade

jkpgThe conference is hosted by the Jönköping University in co-operation with Destination Jönköping and SADE, the Swedish Association for Open and Distance Learning and supported by the Jönköping City Council.

Registration is open

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

For more information, visit the Conference Registration page.

Detailed conference programme available

programme
                        booklet coverThe 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.

The event starts on Tuesday afternoon on 13 June, with registration, followed by the Welcome Reception and ends with a Farewell Coffee on 16 June.

The detailed conference programme can be viewed here.

The conference structure can be reached here. Eventual programme changes may apply.

Synergy sessions – envision your research and project plans with the expert community

“Synergy” – a unique feature of the EDEN conferences incorporating interactive, network building sessions always offers outstandingly rich portfolio of projects and initiatives will feature again in Jönköping.

synergy

Critical thinking, online higher education observatory, digital democracy, open badges, mobile apps for self-regulated learning, e-schools, decision making at universities, MOOCs for the business world – some of the themes which will be steering these sessions, dedicated to interactive knowledge sharing, networking to inspire project ideas and partnerships, to support sustainability of projects.

New plenary speaker joins the conference

Willem van Valkenburg

andreiaManager of Production and Delivery at TU Delft Extension School, Member of the Board of Directors of the Open Education Consortium

He is part of the leadership of the TU Delft Extension School. He is responsible for the production and delivery of OpenCourseWare, DelftX MOOCs, online Professional Education and online BSc and MSc programmes.

He has been a part of the Open Education Consortium since 2008. First as assistant of former president Anka Mulder and since 2013 as a board member of the Consortium. He holds a Master of Science in System Engineering, Policy Analysis and Management of Delft University of Technology. Learn more about him here.

He will be giving a Report on the “Year of Open” at the closing plenary session.

Keynote titles revealed

keynoteAndreia Inamorato dos Santos – Where do we stand on policies for open education? Evidence from research on EU Member States

Georgi Dimitrov – EU perspectives on digital education

Frans Mäyrä – Multidimensional Ludic Literacy: Diversity in Game Cultures

Stefan Hrastinski – Diversifying e-learning

Hanqin Qiu – The Transformation of Teaching and Learning Appropriate for a Digital Age: Development and Implications

Jean-Marie Filloque – Diversity and social engagment, contributions of Universities lifelong learning strategies in Europe

Manjula Srinivas – Digital communication platforms and media educators in under graduate schools of mass communications in India

Willem van Valkenburg – Report on the “Year of Open”

Selection of interesting workshops from the conference programme

  • Enhancing Diversity with Open Badges
  • Renewing the quality agenda
  • Opening up Education: The Future of OER and MOOCs
  • How to Facilitate Diversity in Flexible Learning?
  • Digital Innovation in Cultural and Heritage Education.
  • How Relevant is Open Education for Refugees?
  • How to Conduct an Academic Chat via Twitter? – The #edenchat Case

Diversity will be with us – near 40 countries in the pool of presenters!

You will have the opportunity to meet and discuss with speakers from the Universities of Roma, Delft, Regensburg, Zagreb, Stockholm, Budapest, Saxonia, London, Oldenburg, Denmark, Porto, Rioja, Baden-Württenberg, the Baltics from Europe – as well as with proferssionals from other continents: University of Maryland, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Hongkong, Turkey, India, Beijing University, Southern Queensland, Sydney, Mexico, Nepal, the Middle-East, not to mention the leading Open Universities of the world: OU UK, UNED Spain (Madrid), UOC Catalunya, South-Africa, Turkey (Anadolu), and Athabasca (CA).

recognitionRecognising excellence

that your papers, posters and training submissions are not only subjected to the conference evaluators’ thorough assessment, but could also win one of EDEN’s prestigious awards. We are keen to promote and inspire professionals by recognising excellence and will continue the tradition of distinguishing Best Papers and Best Practice Initiatives. The conference participants can also make their voices heard – they will be able to vote on their favourite posters on display – the poster earning the highest number of votes will receive the conference’s Poster Prize. Everybody who has an accepted submission for presentation will receive a Speaker badge and all conference participants will be awarded a Participant badge.

Did you notice?

The European Commission has just announced their renewed policy plans for the modernisation of higher education. As Georgi Dimitrov, Deputy Head of the Unit on Innovation in Education and the EIT, and a policy expert in this area, will attend the EDEN 2017 Annual Conference as a keynote speaker we hope to get first hand relevant information on this in good time.

Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines

lufthansaThe Lufthansa Group airlines offer a comprehensive global route network and exclusive prices and conditions to our participants, visitors, exhibitors, and invited guests. Read moreon how to use the special offer.

Conference Venue: Jönköping

Jönköping is an excellent example of an impressively developing University, city and region which attracts economic, cultural and social progress and modernisation. The Scandinavian countries and particularly Sweden have always been in the forefront of learning innovation, open and digital education. We look forward with excitement to a memorable conference in 2017!

jonkoping

Join the Community in the exciting city of Jönköping to share your research, projects and practice at #EDEN17!

The conference will take part within the research environment CCD at the School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University with the support of Destination Jönköping.

Sponsorship opportunity

EDEN is offering sponsorship packages linked to the event. For further details about sponsorship, please consult the Sponsorship Brochure and the Conference Secretariat.

Exhibition stands will also be available for booking.

schedule

Schedule and Deadlines

The call is closed, with eventual late submission requests please address the Conference Secretariat directly

Registration open

Conference Dates: 13-16 June 2017

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

Erasmus

The EDEN 2017 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: jonkoping@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

_______________________________________________
EDEN-News mailing list
EDEN-News@eden-online.org

April 15, 2017

[EDEN-News] EDEN Annual Conference, Jönköping 2017 – Registration, Keynotes, Recognition, Social Events

Also from Thursday’s inbox…

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EDEN 2017 Annual Conference: #EDEN17
Registration, Keynotes, Recognition, Social Events

Jönköping, Sweden 13-16 June 2017

REGISTRATION | KEYNOTES | PROGRAMME | SOCIAL EVENTS
PRACTICAL INFORMATION
| DEADLINES

sade

jkpgThe conference is hosted by the Jönköping University in co-operation with Destination Jönköping and SADE, the Swedish Association for Open and Distance Learning and supported by the Jönköping City Council.

We wish a Happy Easter to everyone!

Registration is open

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

registerAuthors of contributions accepted for presentation can benefit from a reduced fee. For each paper, only one reduced author’s fee will be offered. For more information on fees and discounts, visit the Conference Registration page.

The Call is closed now, evaluations will finish in the next few days. With eventual late submission requests please contact the Conference Secretariat directly. Synergy and Training submissions are awaited until end of April.

New keynote speaker joins the conference

Andreia Inamorato dos Santos

andreiaScientific Officer, ICT for Learning, Skills and OER, Human Capital and Employment Unit, European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre (JRC)

Andreia joined the JRC in September 2013. Her role involves research and policy support on ‘ICT for Learning, Skills and Open Educational Resources (OER)’. Her work contributes to finding opportunities and challenges of ICT and OER implementation at a policy level to innovate and modernise teaching, learning and training practices in Europe. Learn more about her here.

Her contribution will feature in a special session with the most interesting OER papers presented.

Keynote titles revealed

keynoteGeorgi Dimitrov – EU perspectives on digital education

Andreia Inamorato dos Santos – Where do we stand on policies for open education? Evidence from research on EU Member States

Frans Mäyrä – Multidimensional Ludic Literacy: Diversity in Game Cultures

Stefan Hrastinski – Diversifying e-learning

Hanqin Qiu – The Transformation of Teaching and Learning Appropriate for a Digital Age: Development and Implications

Jean-Marie Filloque – Diversity and social engagment, contributions of Universities lifelong learning strategies in Europe

Manjula Srinivas – Digital communication platforms and media educators in under graduate schools of mass communications in India

Social Events

2Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception will take place in the assembly hall of the School of Education and Communication (building H) at Jönköping University. At the reception you can start preparing yourself at the event.

Meet the EDEN fellows, Board and NAP members, Secretariat staff who can help you to find out best how to exploit the event. The pleasant surroundings will ensure inspiration for intellectual exploration dialogue learning-partnerships and collaboration. The EDEN Fellow Awards and Young Scholar Awards will be presented during the reception.

bookwineBook and Wine event

EDEN continues the tradition of the Book and Wine event: at the end of the first day (14 June) the lovers of literature and good wines share their latest interesting reading experience through short presentations in the Orangerie of the University.

Please contact the conference secretariat if you are interested to join as speaker. Everyone is welcome to listen and discuss over a glass of wine!

Conference Dinner

gala dinnergalagala2

The venue of the Conference Dinner will be the classical style Elite Stora Hotellet, one of the most beautiful buildings in Jönköping and with a central location along the southern shore of Lake Vättern.

Jönköping’s walking street passes right by the hotel, putting guests right in the midst of the city’s shopping, attractions and nightlife. Elite Stora Hotellet was built in the mid 1800’s and has been painstakingly renovated. Much of the hotel has been preserved in its original glory, including the Hall of Mirrors, which is one of Scandinavia’s most beautiful banquet halls.

Tours and other activities

For tours and activities in and around Jönköping, the Småland region, before or after the conference, please contact our conference partner Memu.

Selection of interesting workshops from the conference programme

  • How to Facilitate Diversity in Flexible Learning?
  • Digital Innovation in Cultural and Heritage Education.
  • How Relevant is Open Education for Refugees?
  • How to Conduct an Academic Chat via Twitter? – The #edenchat Case

EDEN Open Badges

The European Distance and E-Learning Network has extended its quality and excellence recognition with the launch of open badges aiming at helping colleagues within the EDEN Network to communicate their achievements and skills acquired via their participation in EDEN activities and events. Our aim is to help people progress in whatever professional skills they would like to represent and build on.

Receiving and collecting badges representing your achievements with EDEN provides you the opportunity to show your skills and accomplishments to a wide audience in social web communities. Find our more about EDEN’s Open Badges.

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recognistionContributors, please remember…

that your papers, posters and training submissions are not only subjected to the conference evaluators’ thorough assessment, but could also win one of EDEN’s prestigious awards. We are keen to promote and inspire professionals by recognising excellence and will continue the tradition of distinguishing Best Papers and Best Practice Initiatives. The conference participants can also make their voices heard – they will be able to vote on their favourite posters on display – the poster earning the highest number of votes will receive the conference’s Poster Prize. Everybody who has an accepted submission for presentation will receive a Speaker badge and all conference participants will be awarded a Participant badge.

Get inspired by the Young Scholar Award winners of 2016

The award to young scholars has been offered at our Annual Conferences and Research Workshops since it’s intorduction in 2014 in Oxford thanks to the Ulrich Bernath Foundation and the Oldenburg University.

Last year’s Young Scholar Award winners at the EDEN 2016 Annual Conference in Budapest were Ágnes Gaul-Ács from KAPTÁR Visual Arts Workshop and Archive, Hungary for her paper on Digital Creativity for Net Generation Students: Retooling the Art and Design Environment at School andDávid Sík from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary for his paper on Use of Big Data in Education Efficiency Analysis.

At the 9th EDEN Research Workshop, the award was granted to Elisa Bruhn, for the conference paper “Towards a Framework for Virtual Internationalization”, Antonia Bralić for the conference paper “Use of moocs in traditional classroom: Blended learning approach”, Shaiffadzillah Omarali for the conference paper “Investigating the Effectiveness of the ‘Online Learner Profiling Questionnaire’ in Generating a Profile of Learners Based on Learner Dispositions: a Pilot Study” and Kristie Naidoo for the conference paper “Integration of Learning Analytics in Blended Learning Course at a University of Technology”

Conference programme

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.

The event starts on Tuesday afternoon on 13 June, with registration, followed by the Welcome Reception and ends with a Farewell Coffee on 16 June.

The conference structure can be viewed here. Please note that programme changes may apply.

Did you notice?

The European Commission has just announced their renewed policy plans for the modernisation of higher education. As Georgi Dimitrov, Deputy Head of the Unit on Innovation in Education and the EIT, and a policy expert in this area, will attend the EDEN 2017 Annual Conference as a keynote speaker we hope to get first hand relevant information on this in good time.

Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines

lufthansaThe Lufthansa Group airlines offer a comprehensive global route network and exclusive prices and conditions to our participants, visitors, exhibitors, and invited guests. Read moreon how to use the special offer.

Visit the world’s only Match Museum

match museum

Jönköping was known for its matchstick industry between 1845-1970. The Match Musem in Jönköping is the world’s only. It is located in the beautiful building that once was the first match factory in Jönköping.

In the museum, living match history is told. Encounter the people and machines that built up the match industy and developed it into a global operation. You will find an exciting film and thousands of matchboxes and labels.

Sponsorship opportunity

EDEN is offering sponsorship packages linked to the event. For further details about sponsorship, please consult the Sponsorship Brochure and the Conference Secretariat.

Exhibition stands will also be available for booking.

schedule

Schedule and Deadlines

The call is closed, with eventual late submission requests please address the Conference Secretariat directly

Registration open

Conference Dates: 13-16 June 2017

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

Erasmus

The EDEN 2017 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: jonkoping@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

_______________________________________________
EDEN-News mailing list
EDEN-News@eden-online.org

April 2, 2017

[EDEN-News] EDEN Annual Conference, Jönköping 2017 – Registration, Workshops, Keynotes, Social Events

Another item from Friday’s inbox…

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EDEN 2017 Annual Conference: #EDEN17
Registration, Workshops, Keynotes, Social Events

Jönköping, Sweden 13-16 June 2017

REGISTRATION | KEYNOTES | PROGRAMME | PRACTICAL INFORMATION | DEADLINES

sade

jkpgThe conference is hosted by the Jönköping University in co-operation with Destination Jönköping and SADE, the Swedish Association for Open and Distance Learning and supported by the Jönköping City Council.

Registration is open

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

registerAuthors of contributions accepted for presentation can benefit from a reduced fee. For each paper, only one reduced author’s fee will be offered. For more information on fees and discounts, visit the Conference Registrationpage.

The Call is closed now, evaluations will finish in the next few days. With eventual late submission requests please contact the Conference Secretariat directly. Synergy and Training submissions are awaited until the end of April.

Keynote titles revealed

keynoteFrans Mäyrä – Multidimensional Ludic Literacy: Diversity in Game Cultures

Stefan Hrastinski – Diversifying e-learning

Hanqin Qiu – The Transformation of Teaching and Learning Appropriate for a Digital Age: Development and Implications

Jean-Marie Filloque – Diversity and social engagement, contributions of Universities lifelong learning strategies in Europe

Manjula Srinivas – Digital communication platforms and media educators in undergraduate schools of mass communications in India

Social Events

2Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception will take place in the assembly hall of the School of Education and Communication (building H) at Jönköping University. At the reception you can start preparing yourself at the event.

Meet the EDEN fellows, Board and NAP members, Secretariat staff who can help you to find out best how to exploit the event. The pleasant surroundings will ensure inspiration for intellectual exploration dialogue learning-partnerships and collaboration. The EDEN Fellow Awards and Young Scholar Awards will be presented during the reception.

bookwineBook and Wine event

EDEN continues the tradition of the Book and Wine event: at the end of the first day (14 June) the lovers of literature and good wines share their latest interesting reading experience through short presentations.

Please contact the conference secretariat if you are interested to join as speaker. Everyone is welcome to listen and discuss over a glass of wine!

Conference Dinner

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The venue of the Conference Dinner will be the classical style Elite Stora Hotellet, one of the most beautiful buildings in Jönköping and with a central location along the southern shore of Lake Vättern.

Jönköping’s walking street passes right by the hotel, putting guests right in the midst of the city’s shopping, attractions and nightlife. Elite Stora Hotellet was built in the mid 1800’s and has been painstakingly renovated. Much of the hotel has been preserved in its original glory, including the Hall of Mirrors, which is one of Scandinavia’s most beautiful banquet halls.

Tours and other activities

For tours and activities in and around Jönköping, the Småland region, before or after the conference, please contact our conference partner Memu.

Selection of interesting workshops from the conference programme

  • How to Facilitate Diversity in Flexible Learning?
  • Digital Innovation in Cultural and Heritage Education.
  • How Relevant is Open Education for Refugees?
  • How to Conduct an Academic Chat via Twitter? – The #edenchat Case

Young Scholars’ Support

We are pleased to announce that EDEN’s support scheme to young scholars will be offered again at the 2017 Annual Conference, with the sponsorship of SADE, the Swedish Association for Distance Education. Two young researchers’ attendance at the Conference will be supported with €600 each.

Watch the short interview with Shaiffadzillah Omarali, Young Scholars’ Support awardee at the Oldenburg Research Workshop #EDENRW9, to find out why EDEN conferences are a great experience.

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recognistionContributors, please remember…

that your papers, posters and training submissions are not only subjected to the conference evaluators’ thorough assessment, but could also win one of EDEN’s prestigious awards. We are keen to promote and inspire professionals by recognising excellence and will continue the tradition of distinguishing Best Papers and Best Practice Initiatives. The conference participants can also make their voices heard – they will be able to vote on their favourite posters on display – the poster earning the highest number of votes will receive the conference’s Poster Prize. Everybody who has an accepted submission for presentation will receive a Speaker badge and all conference participants will be awarded a Participant badge.

Get inspired by the Practice Initiative Award winners of 2016

Our established formal award schemes, such as the EDEN Fellow, Senior Fellow and Best Research Paper Awards were recently extended by the introduction of the Best Practice Initiative Award. This newly introduced award highlights and promotes best practices and encourages educational stakeholders to participate, share and collaborate.

Last year’s Best Practice Initiative Award winners at the EDEN 2016 Annual Conference in Budapest were Nelson Ribeiro Jorge, Willem Frederik van Valkenburg and Sofia Dopper, from the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands for their paper on The TU Delft Online Learning Experience: From Theory to Practice.

Conference programme

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.

The event starts on Tuesday afternoon on 13 June, with registration, followed by the Welcome Reception and ends with a Farewell Coffee on 16 June.

The conference structure can be viewed here. Please note that programme changes may apply.

Did you notice?

The European Commission has just announced their renewed policy plans for the modernisation of higher education. As Georgi Dimitrov, Deputy Head of the Unit on Innovation in Education and the EIT, and a policy expert in this area, will attend the EDEN 2017 Annual Conference as a keynote speaker we hope to get first hand relevant information on this in good time.

Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines

lufthansaThe Lufthansa Group airlines offer a comprehensive global route network and exclusive prices and conditions to our participants, visitors, exhibitors, and invited guests. Read moreon how to use the special offer.

Visit the world’s only Match Museum

match museum

Jönköping was known for its matchstick industry between 1845-1970. The Match Musem in Jönköping is the world’s only. It is located in the beautiful building that once was the first match factory in Jönköping.

In the museum, living match history is told. Encounter the people and machines that built up the match industy and developed it into a global operation. You will find an exciting film and thousands of matchboxes and labels.

Sponsorship opportunity

EDEN is offering sponsorship packages linked to the event. For further details about sponsorship, please consult the Sponsorship Brochure and the Conference Secretariat.

Exhibition stands will also be available for booking.

schedule

Schedule and Deadlines

The call is closed, with eventual late submission requests please address the Conference Secretariat directly

Synergy and Training submissions:  30 April 2017

Registration open

Notification of Authors: 31 March 2017

Conference Dates: 13-16 June 2017

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

Erasmus

The EDEN 2017 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: jonkoping@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

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