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April 21, 2018

[EDEN-News] What Needs To Be Done To Stimulate Online Training By SMEs In Europe?

Note this item from a European organization.

What needs to be done to stimulate online training by SMEs in Europe?

Dear EDEN Members, Partners, Friends,

We are writing to invite you to take part in advancing the new initiative on “Promoting Online Training Opportunities for the Workforce in Europe” launched by Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) and the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) of the European Commission.

This initiative aims to explore the key priorities on what needs to be done and by whom, to stimulate the uptake of online training by SMEs in Europe. The results will contribute to future EU policy regarding online training and propose specific measures at EU and national levels for implementation.survey

We would like to invite you to take 10 minutes to attend a short, interesting online survey addressing key questions, to tell us about your needs and opinions on potential measures and solutions.

The survey will be open for inputs until 1 May 2018.

EDEN is working on the study with PricewaterhouseCoopers EU Services (PwC) and Espace Mendes France. We thank and very much look forward to learning about your opinion!

Results of the work will be shared with the members of the professional community.

With thanks and best regards,

Dr Andras Szucs
EDEN Secretary General

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March 26, 2018

[EDEN-News] EDEN 2018 Annual Conference Genova – Preliminary Conference Structure, Keynotes And More

Also from the inbox overnight…

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EDEN 2018 Annual Conference: #EDEN18

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

Genova, Italy 17-20 June 2018

CONFERENCE HOME | NEWS | KEYNOTES | PROGRAMME | REGISTRATION | VENUE

Preliminary conference structure

The Conference programme includes plenaries, parallel sessions with paper presentations, workshops, trainings, moderated poster and demo sessions and the synergy strand. The event starts on Sundayafternoon on 17 June, with registration, followed by the Welcome Reception and ends with a Farewell Coffee on 20 June.

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

Registration is open

registrationThe EDEN Secretariat is taking care of the registration for the Annual Conference. Registration is now open!

The registration fee includes access to all conference facilities, the electronic Conference Proceedings, the Welcome Cocktail, lunches and refreshments during the conference days.

For young scholars a special discount will be applied.

Conference gala dinner

aquarium of genovaThe Conference Gala Dinner will be held at the world-famous Aquarium of Genova, which is the largest aquarium in Italy and the second largest in Europe.

The aquarium offers spectacular views of the Old Port of Genoa – it is located on the centuries-old wharf of Ponte Spinola. The aquarium was inaugurated in 1992 for the celebrations of the 500th anniversary of Columbus’s discovery of the New World. It now houses over 15.000 animals belonging to 400 species.

Get to know some of our keynote speakers

Alan Tait

Professor Emeritus The Open University, UK

Alan TaitProfessor Alan Tait is a former EDEN President and NAP SC Chair, as well as EDEN Senior Fellow. Alan is currently Director, International Development and Teacher Education at The Open University in the United Kingdom.

Prior to his current position, he was Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Editor of the journal Open Learning, joint Series Editor of the Routledge Series Studies in Distance Education and Co-Director of the Cambridge International Conference on Open and Distance Learning. Learn more about him.

Anthony Camilleri

Policy Consultant, Senior Partner&CEO, Knowledge Innnovation Centre, Malta

Anthony CamilleriAnthony F. Camilleri is a tertiary education policy consultant. He holds qualifications in law from the University of Malta, and was also active in the Malta national students’ union and the European Students’ Union. He works on topics related to Quality Assurance of Higher and Vocational Education, Social Dimension of Education and Innovation in Education. Currently Anthony is a senior partner at the Knowledge Innovation Centre. Read the latest interview with him titled “Blockchain is not a solution to everything”.

Maren Deepwell

CEO Association for Learning Technology (ALT) UK and OER18

Maren DeepwellAs chief executive of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT). Her vision is for Learning Technology to become an effective way for all to learn, teach and assess – informed by open practice, innovative research and global policy.

Maren is particularly interested in innovation, for example having led the launch of ALT’s first MOOC, ocTEL. She was part of the development of the HEFCE-funded Changing the Learning Landscape programme led by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. Learn more about her.

Pre-conference workshop – European Engineering Team

The Conference will offer a free pre-conference workshop organised by the European Engineering Team. The EET initiative aims to foster sustainable technological innovation and entrepreneurial thinking in a dynamic European economy by developing skills for master students to work across disciplines, borders, and cultures, social change, ecological responsibility and entrepreneurial opportunities. A MOOC about Sustainable Engineering from a European Perspective will be presented.

Call for Contributions closed

The Call for Contributions is closed. In eventual justified cases authors may wish to contact the Conference Secretariat directly by email to check whether their contribution might be accommodated in the evaluation process.

Synergy and Training submission remains open until 30 April 2018.

Accommodation

To help with choosing accommodation for the conference, our hospitality partner, Convention Bureau Genova has put together a list of recommended hotels for conference delegates.

Quality and Recognition

recognitionThe tradition of awarding the EDEN Best Research Paper will be continued. The selection process takes place in collaboration with the Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning.

The Award for the Young Scholars’ Best Paper will also be issued.

Open Badges – Authors of accepted submissions receive a Speaker badge and all conference participants will be awarded a Participant badge.

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.

The Convention Bureau Genova has provided a brochure of sights not to be missed while visiting Genova, as well as a map of the city and surrounding areas.

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Port of Genova

Villa Durazzo-Pallavicini

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Piazza de Ferrari

The conference is hosted by the University of Genova and is organised conjointly with EMEM Italia and CNR-ITD, The Institute for Educational Technology of the Italian National Research Council.

Our Conference Hospitality Partner is Convention Bureau 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

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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
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March 15, 2018

[EDEN-News] Open Education Week 2018 – Webinar Recordings Available

Some of these may be of interest to readers.

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Open Education Week
5-9 March 2018

Webinar recordings available

This year’s Open Education Week was a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its goal was to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide, the free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now.

With the success of Open Education Week 2017 in the background, EDEN once again organised a very successful online event this March. The high online attendance and exceptional webinar sessions were truly inspiring to experience.

This year 4 webinars with 342 registered participants were held. The participants came from 39 different countries including 17 countries from outside Europe from Canada to Argentina, from South Africa to New Zealand, encompassing all continents and demonstrating a strong geographical coverage and a substantial outreach.

Altogether 22 facilitators contributed to the successful implementation of the ambitious programme, among them representatives of UNESCO and ICDE. 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 Open Education.

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


The future of the distance education university

Monday, 5 March, 2018, 20:00 CET

Format: Panel discussion
Moderator: Mark Nichols, Open University UK, EDEN Executive Committee member
Speakers: Sir John Daniel, Ross Paul, António Teixeira, Tony Bates
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
Recording of the discussion is available here


Challenges for quality of open educational resources

Tuesday, 6 March, 2018, 13:00 CET

Format: Panel discussion
Moderator: Wim van Petegem, EDEN Vice-president
Speakers: Airina Volungeviciene, Martin Weller, Ulf-Daniel Ehlers, Svetlana Knyazeva, Ebba Ossiannilsson
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
Recording of the discussion is available here


Grassroots open educators at work: challenges and ideas

Wednesday, 7 March, 2018 9:00 CET

Format: Debate panel
Moderator: Fabio Nascimbeni, EDEN Executive Committee member
Speakers: Mihaela Banek Zorica, Anna Maria Tammaro, Carmen Holotescu, Wayne Mackintosh
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
Recording of the discussion is available here


How to promote academic integrity in online education – EDEN and SRCE joint event

Friday, 9 March, 2018 13:00 CET

Format: Panel discussion
Moderator: Sandra Kucina Softic, EDEN Vice-president
Speakers: Fredric M. Litto, Irene Glendinning, Chris Edwards
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
Recording of the discussion is available here


#EDENChat: Open Education Week special

Wednesday, 7 March, 2018 20:00 CET

Format: Twitter chat
Moderator: Antonella Poce, Chair of the EDEN NAP Steering Committee
The archive of the discussion is available here

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

    

Erasmus

EDEN is 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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March 2, 2018

[EDEN-News] Open Education Week 2018 – Events organised by EDEN

Note this from earlier in the week.

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Open Education Week
5-9 March 2018

Free events organised by EDEN

Open Education Week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its goal is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide, the free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now.

We want to highlight how open education can help people meet their goals in education, whether that’s to develop skills and knowledge for work, supporting formal studies, learning something new for personal interest, or looking for additional teaching resources.

It is coordinated by the The Open Education Consortium, an association of hundreds of institutions and organizations around the world that are committed to the ideals of open education. Universities, colleges, schools and organizations from all over the world have come together to showcase what they’re doing to make education more open, free, and available to everyone.

Join us for the following events – participation is free and open!

Don’t forget to register, as EDEN will issue open badges to acknowledge and appreciate your participation at these events.


The future of the distance education university

Monday, 5 March, 2018, 20:00 CET

Format: Panel discussion
Moderator: Mark Nichols, Open University UK, EDEN Executive Committee member
Speakers: Sir John Daniel, Ross Paul, António Teixeira, Tony Bates
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
The webinar will take place in EDEN’s Adobe connect room.
Click here to register for the event


Challenges for quality of open educational resources

Tuesday, 6 March, 2018, 13:00 CET

Format: Panel discussion
Moderator: Wim van Petegem, EDEN Vice-president
Speakers: Airina Volungeviciene, Martin Weller, Ulf-Daniel Ehlers, Svetlana Knyazeva, Ebba Ossiannilsson
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
The webinar will take place in EDEN’s Adobe connect room.
Click here to register for the event


Grassroots open educators at work: challenges and ideas

Wednesday, 7 March, 2018 9:00 CET

Format: Debate panel
Moderator: Fabio Nascimbeni, EDEN Executive Committee member
Speakers: Mihaela Banek Zorica, Anna Maria Tammaro, Carmen Holotescu, Wayne Mackintosh
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
The webinar will take place in EDEN’s Adobe connect room.
Click here to register for the event


How to promote academic integrity in online education – EDEN and SRCE joint event

Friday, 9 March, 2018 13:00 CET

Format: Panel discussion
Moderator: Sandra Kucina Softic, EDEN Vice-president
Speakers: Fredric M. Litto, Irene Glendinning, Chris Edwards
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
The webinar will take place in SRCE’s Adobe connect room – to be announced later.
Click here to register for the event

For more events during the Open Education Week, check out the official website.

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

    

Erasmus

EDEN is 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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February 9, 2018

[EDEN-News] EDEN 2018 Annual Conference Genova – Not Too Late To Submit Your Paper!

From earlier in the week…

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EDEN 2018 Annual Conference: #EDEN18

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

Late Submissions Welcome

Genova, Italy 17-20 June 2018

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

late submissionsThere has been an impressive response to the Call, showing high level compliance with the theme and concept. The relevance and diversity of submissions is reassuring for a conference rich in content and in networking opportunities.

Due to numerous extension requests received, the online submission will remain open for a few more days. Submissions, taking into account the Conference Scope and related to the Conference Themes are welcome in paper, poster, workshop, training, demonstration and Synergy formats.

Registration is open

registrationThe EDEN Secretariat is taking care of the registration for the Annual Conference. Registration is now open!

The registration fee includes access to all conference facilities, the electronic Conference Proceedings, the Welcome Cocktail, lunches and refreshments during the conference days.

For young scholars a special discount will be applied.

Meet our keynote speakers

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Alan Tait

Professor Emeritus The Open University, UK

Teemu Leinonen

Professor of New Media Design and Learning, Aalto University, Finland

Sarah-Guri Rosenblit

Vice-President for Academic Affairs, The Open University of Israel

Elmar Husmann

European Learning Industry Group Secretary General

TBC

Kurtzman Anthony Camilleri Claudio Dondi Dimitrov

Donatella Solda Kutzman

Ministry of Education, University and Research, Italy

Anthony Camilleri

Policy Consultant, Senior Partner&CEO, Knowledge Innnovation Centre, Malta

Claudio Dondi

Senior Expert in Education and Training, Italy

Georgi Dimitrov

Deputy Head of the Unit on Innovation in Education and the EIT

TBC

Pre-conference workshop – European Engineering Team

The EDEN Annual Conference will offer a free pre-conference workshop to participants, organised by the European Engineering Team. The European Engineering Team (EET) initiative aims to foster sustainable technological innovation and entrepreneurial thinking in a dynamic European economy by developing skills for master students to work across disciplines, borders, and cultures, social change, ecological responsibility and entrepreneurial opportunities.

A MOOC about Sustainable Engineering from a European Perspective will be presented, supplementing the achievements of EET by supporting the development of the required methodological and professional competencies, for planning and implementing interdisciplinary and transnational project-oriented teaching and learning.

Accommodation

To help with choosing accommodation for the conference and to make Your conference experience memorable, our hospitality partner, Convention Bureau Genova has put together a list of recommended hotels for conference delegates.

Quality and Recognition

recognition

The tradition of awarding the EDEN Best Research Paper will be continued. The selection process takes place in collaboration with the Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning.

The Award for the Young Scholars’ Best Paper may also be issued, subject of receiving submissions of remarkable quality in this category.

Everybody who has an accepted submission for presentation will receive a Speaker badgeand all conference participants will be awarded a Participant badge.

Conference Venue: Genova, Italy

Genoa (Genova) is a port city and the capital of north-west 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.

The Convention Bureau Genova has provided a brochure of sights not to be missed while visiting Genova, as well as a map of the city and surrounding areas.

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Aquarium of Genova

Villa Durazzo-Pallavicini

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Street in Genova

The conference is hosted by the University of Genova and is organised conjointly with EMEM Italia and CNR-ITD, The Institute for Educational Technology of the Italian National Research Council.

Our Conference Hospitality Partner is Convention Bureau Genova.

uni genoa cnr itd emem italia cbg

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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