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March 4, 2015

[EDEN-News] EDEN 2015 Barcelona – Synergy Submissions Deadline Approaching

From Tuesday’s inbox…

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EDEN 2015 Annual Conference: #EDEN15
Registration Open!

Barcelona, 9-12 June 2015

KEYNOTES | THEMES | PROGRAMME STRUCTURE | SOCIAL EVENTS | PARTNER & VENUE | HOTEL BOOKING

Synergy Submissions Deadline: 31 March

Take advantage of this special format and the prospect of meeting fellow project managers and researchers and share and discuss your EU projects and initiatives – preferably that display thematic cross sections with the Conference Themes – with your peers in the frame of the Synergy Strand.

If your initiative is not mature enough to be presented as a comprehensive research paper but has potential for development and could benefit from peer discussion and networking, we highly recommend you to submit in this category.

The short pre-formatted introductions will be published in the Creative Commons licensed Book of Projects.

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Registration Open

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

Registration fee includes access to all conference facilities, the electronic Conference Proceedings, the printed Book of Abstracts (including the Synergy “Book of Projects”), the Welcome Cocktail, lunches and refreshments during the days of the conference. More details about the registration and the offered discounts can be found on the Conference website.

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All attendees (presenters or audience) are expected to register by completing the form and arranging their respective payments.

Enhancing the Conference Experience – Pre-Conference Events

The 2015 ePortfolio & Identity Conference (ePIC) will be organised just before the EDEN Annual Conference, at the same venue, Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel on 8-10 June. A joint day on 10th will help sharing of experience and networking. A 85 € discount is offered for delegates (except for young scholars) registering to both events. For additional information, please consult the Conference Secretariat at barcelona@eden-online.org.

UOC is organizing a pre-conference workshop on Ed-Tech Research Publishing Round Table: International trends, Impacts and Opportunities. Online journal editors from other continents will participate in the debate that will take place on June 9th, and discussing the challenges faced by open e-journals in the expanding landscape of e-learning. Attendance is free and open to EDEN 2015 Conference participants, although registration will be necessary due to space limitations. More details will be posted soon.

Social Events

Welcome Reception and
EDEN Fellow Award

Book & Wine Event

Conference Dinner and
EDEN Best Research Paper Award

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Dinner venue

9 June: with castells (human tower) performance,

Centre Cultural el Born

10 June: A tradition of the EDEN Conferences is that in the end of the first day the lovers of literature and good wines share their latest interesting reading experience by short presentations.

Please contact Ama Auvinen if you are interested to join as speaker.

11 June: with entertainment,

Royal Palace of Pedralbes

To book your place for the Dinner, please fill in the relevant section of the Online Registration Form.

Programme Structure

The Conference programme will include plenaries, parallel sessions with paper presentations, workshops, moderated poster, demo sessions and synergy strand. The event will start on Tuesday afternoon on 9 June, with registration, followed by the Welcome Cocktail and will end with a Farewell Coffee on 12 June. The sessions will combine traditional elements as well as more interactive formats, such as research speed dating, homegroups and fishbowls.

Hotel Booking

To support you in choosing accommodation in the vicinity of the venue, EDEN is suggesting a selection of hotels in Barcelona.

At the Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel 4* (conference venue), delegates are offered rooms at special rates. Please note that places here are limited and it is advised to book your room well in advance.

Related Contents

Follow and use our #EDEN15 hashtag and prepare to join the Community face to face in the inspiring city of Barcelona!

Barcelona

Sponsorship Opportunity

EDEN is offering sponsorship packages linked to the event, including extended opportunities:

Would you be interested at further details about sponsorship, please consult the Sponsorship Brochure or the Conference Secretariat.

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

EDEN

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

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February 14, 2015

[EDEN-News] EDEN Newsflash – February 2015, Special Issue

From Thursday’s inbox…

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February, 2015

Events, Webinars

Second webinar of the series on E-assessment and Learning Outcomes

2nd lecture: 18th February 2015 at 11.00 CET

The TALOE Partnership is organising its second webinar, entitled “Assessment Strategy: Managing and Supporting Assessment Designers” of the “Talks on E-assessment and Learning Outcomes” series on 18 February 2015 at 11:00 CET. The presenters from Dublin City University, Elaine Walsh and James Brunton, are going to introduce their project aimed at enhancing the quality of assessment writing.

Read the details here including how to join and can ask questions directly from the presenters.

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Conference Call: Smart Homecare – Investing in skills and service delivery

27th of March 2015
Palais de Luxembourg, Paris, France

The CARER+ project organises its main conference on digital competence development in the field of care and social care. Representatives of theory and practice meet to discuss the future of social services for people over 65 in a unique and beautiful place. High profile keynote speakers will address the key issues in the field of social affairs and development of ICT skills in social care. Participants will have the opportunity to attend panel discussions and learn about the CARER+ cases including a showcase summary as well as other similar initiatives’ results. A final debate will be held on the needs of elderly people and their families, carers and professionals to develop sustainable solutions.

To participate, you are requested to fill in the online registration form. Due to security reasons (the venue is in the building of the French Senate), no participant will be allowed to enter the building without previous registration. Registration closes on 20 March 2015 12:00 pm. Participation is free of charge.

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Resources

Resources available: Learn more about Learning Analytics

The LACE – Learning Analytics Community Exchange project continues to work on discussing important aspects of learning analytics and educational data mining as well as to promote this field of educational research through a series of introductory documents. We have launched the Learning Analytic Review Paper initiative with its first paper on Measuring and Understanding Learner Emotionsand the partnership has started a set of FAQs about the concept, benefits and challenges of learning analytics. Let us also raise your attention to other valuable LACE resources concerning quality indicators, validity, openness and STEM-specific learning innovations.

Lace

www.laceproject.eu/

Digital skills for teachers: DigiSkills good practices on video

Three short videos were shot at the last European DigiSkills Workshop during the 2014 EDEN Annual Conference in Zagreb to introduce good practices by their representatives. As one of the outcomes of the discussions was that video explanations of these practices support the use and reuse of experiences, those who were happy to share their practices explained them on camera.

Take a look at the videos:

DigiSkills

www.digiskills-project.eu

New Initiatives

Open Badges for all! – Badge Europe (BEU)

BEU – Badge Europe aims to provide a response to the concerns of the European Adult Education Association to the risks of deterring adults from informal learning if the formal recognition of informal learning was to take over. The project will provide a simple, yet revolutionary, technology supporting a number of processes related to the recognition of formal, non-formal and informal learning. The specific aims and objectives of BEU are:

  • to promote the idea of “Open Badges for all!” in Europe, part of “Badge the World”, using Mozilla Open Badges to enable the worldwide recognition of in-demand workplace skills and create new employment opportunities for all
  • to create the conditions for the Europe-wide and world-wide recognition of learning achievements; and
  • to place formal and informal recognition of learning on a par

Meet with BEU on 10 June 2015 in Barcelona, at a full day dedicated event in conjuction with the ePic Conference and the EDEN Annual Conference.

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NEW PROJECT

Digital resources as a new strategical factor for a renovation of modernization in higher education (D-TRANSFORM)

This Strategic Partnership project aims to be a contribution to the modernisation of Europe’s higher education systems as outlined in the 2011 EU Modernisation agenda. Among key targets outlined by the Commission, D-TRANSFORM takes into account the need for: 1. improving the quality and relevance of higher education (HE) through new technologies and more flexible and personalized teaching and 2. increasing investment in HE, through more diversified and flexible funding sources (drawing, to a larger extent, on private funding).

The goal is to implement a training program for leaders of European universities (presidents, vice-presidents) focusing on the major role played by digital technologies (MOOCS, etc.) and Open Educational Resources (OER) in the necessary transformation of their institutions.

Meet with D-TRANSFORM in Barcelona in June 2015, at the EDEN Annual Conference. To kick off and stimulate the brainstorming, a panel of senior University leaders will be questioned in a provoking way about their needs of being advised on strategic issues of modernisation.

NEW PROJECT

Open Professional Collaboration for Innovation (OpenPROF)

OpenPROF addresses key innovations in the training of teachers, trainers and adult educators: using the open educational resources; developing and licensing open curriculum; using open collaboration environments; designing curriculum for diverse target groups including the mode of work-based learning.

The recently launched initiative aims to foster open and international professional collaboration for innovation by training them to openly collaborate in the development of on-line innovative curriculum design using open educational resources.

NEW PROJECT

For more information about the projects EDEN is involved in, please visit the EDEN website.

You receive this newsletter as member of the EDEN e-mail list. To read about the EDEN Membership Services, please visit this link. The archive of previous Newsflashes and Project Newsletters can be found at the Networks of Academics and Professionals - NAP Members’ Area.

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February 11, 2015

[EDEN-News] EDEN 2015 Barcelona – Registration Open

From this morning’s inbox…

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EDEN 2015 Annual Conference: #EDEN15
Registration Open!

Barcelona, 9-12 June 2015

KEYNOTES | THEMES | CALL | SUBMISSION | PARTNER & VENUE | DEADLINES | HOTEL BOOKING

Online Submission – Last Call

Online Submission remains open this week due to late sending requests

Due to numerous extension requests received, submitting a proposal is still possible. Would you be interested in using this opportunity, please consult with the conference secretariat.

Submissions are invited in the following formats: paper, poster, workshop, demonstration and synergy.

EDEN aims to reach out to a new generation of educators, and will achieve this by offering support to young scholars to facilitate their participation in the conference.

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Registration Open

The EDEN Secretariat is taking care of the registration for the Annual Conference. Please visit the Online Registration Form to join the event.

Registration fee includes access to all conference facilities, the electronic Conference Proceedings, the printed Book of Abstracts (including the Synergy “Book of Projects”), the Welcome Cocktail, lunches and refreshments during the days of the conference. Authors of contributions (including the Synergy Strand) accepted for presentation can benefit from a reduced fee. For each paper, only one author´s fee is offered.

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All attendees (presenters or audience) are expected to register by completing the form and arranging their respective payments.

More details about the registration and the offered discounts can be found on the Conference website.

Hotel Booking

To support you in choosing accommodation in the vicinity of the venue, EDEN is suggesting a selection of hotels in Barcelona.

At the Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel 4* (conference venue), delegates are offered rooms at special rates.Please note that places here are limited and it is advised to book your room well in advance.

Related Contents

Follow and use our #EDEN15 hashtag and prepare to join the Community face to face in the inspiring city of Barcelona!

Barcelona

Sponsorship Opportunity

EDEN is offering sponsorship packages linked to the event. Would you be interested at further details about sponsorship, please consult the Sponsorship Brochure.

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

EDEN

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

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February 5, 2015

[EDEN-News] EDEN 2015 Barcelona – Submission Deadline Extended

From Wednesday’s inbox…

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EDEN 2015 Annual Conference: #EDEN15
Deadline Extended – Late Submissions Welcome

Barcelona, 9-12 June 2015

KEYNOTES | CONFERENCE SCOPE | THEMES | CALL | SUBMISSION | PARTNER & VENUE | DEADLINES

There has been an impressive response to the Call, showing high level compliance with the theme and concept. The diversity of submissions thematically, geographically and sector-wise as well, ensures a conference rich in content and in networking opportunities.

Due to numerous extension requests received, the online submission will remain open for one more week.

Submissions are invited in the following formats: paper, poster,workshop, demonstration and synergy.

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EDEN aims to reach out to a new generation of educators, and will achieve this by offering support to young scholars to facilitate their participation in the conference.

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Related Contents

Follow and use our #EDEN15 hashtag and prepare to join the Community face to face in the inspiring city of Barcelona!

Barcelona

Sponsorship Opportunity

EDEN is offering sponsorship packages linked to the event. Would you be interested at further details about sponsorship, please consult the Sponsorship Brochure.

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

EDEN

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

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January 30, 2015

[EDEN-News] EDEN 2015 Barcelona – Submission Deadline Approaching

I suspect that by the time Friday rolls around that I will have a real backlog of items to post, so today may be a bit busier than normal…

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EDEN 2015 Annual Conference: #EDEN15
Call for Contributions
Deadline approaching: 31 January

Barcelona, 9-12 June 2015

CONFERENCE SCOPE | THEMES | CALL | SUBMISSION | PARTNER & VENUE | DEADLINES

Call for Contributions

Submissions that relate to the Conference Scope and to the Conference Themes are invited in the following formats: paper, poster, workshopand demonstration.

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If your initiative is not mature enough to be presented as research paper or poster but has potential for development and/or achievements as project work in progress, we highly recommend to submit in the synergy category.

EDEN aims to reach out to a new generation of educators, and will achieve this by offering support to young scholars in 2015 to facilitate their participation in the conference.

New Keynotes

The list of excellent keynote speakers of the event has been further improved:

XPM JG Belinda Tynan Marci Powell Darcy Hardy

Xavier Prats Monné

Director-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission

Jim Groom

Director of Teaching and Learning Technologies; Adjunct Professor at the University of Mary Washington, USA

Belinda Tynan

Pro-Vice Chancellor, The Open University, UK

Marci Powell

Chair Emerita and Past President, USDLA, Global Director, Education, Polycom, USA

Darcy Hardy

(tbc.) Associate Vice President, Enterprise Consulting, Blackboard, USA

Martin Weller AS ML Audrey Watters SP

Martin Weller

Professor of Educational Technology,
The Open University, UK

Albert Sangra

UNESCO Chair, Faculty Member, eLearn Center at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain

Maarten de Laat

Professor of Professional Development in Social Networks, The Open University of the Netherlands

Audrey Watters

Journalist Specializing in Education Technology News and Analysis, Hack Education, USA

Stavros Panagiotis Xanthopoylos

(tbc.) Vice-President, Brazilian Association for Distance Education, Professor, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil

Conference Vision

Like the city of Barcelona, the EDEN conferences treasure their traditions whilst they also welcome and advocate modern solutions, innovation and creativity. The high quality content, insightful and inspirational keynote speeches, recognition of excellence by the Best Research Paper Award will continue to be cornerstones of the conference in 2015.

By way of contrast, capitalising on the encouraging participant feedback from EDENRW8, the new, more interactive and engaging session formats – like the speed-dating, homegroups and fishbowl – will feature in the programme, and delegates will be able to enjoy an improvedSynergy Strand.
EDEN also aims to reach out to a new generation of educators, and will achieve this by offering support to young scholars in 2015 to facilitate their participation in the conference.

Follow and use our #EDEN15 hashtag and prepare to join the Community face to face in the inspiring city of Barcelona!

Barcelona

Sponsorship Opportunity

EDEN is offering sponsorship possibilities linked to the event and we would be pleased to welcome your organisation amongst the conference partners. Would you be interested at further details about sponsorship, please consult theSponsorship Brochure and contact the conference secretariat at barcelona@eden-online.org.

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

EDEN

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


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Budapest University of Technology and Economics
H-1111 Budapest, Egry J. u. 1, Hungary
Tel: +36 1 463 1628, 463 3546
Fax: + 36 1 463 1858
e-mail: secretariat@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

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