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May 14, 2015

[EDEN-News] EDEN 2015 June Barcelona – Just Four Weeks Ahead!

From yesterday’s inbox…

EDEN 2015 Annual Conference: #EDEN15
Latest Conference News – Register Now!

Barcelona, 9-12 June 2015

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KEYNOTES | DETAILED PROGRAMME | LINKED EVENTS | SESSION ARRANGEMENTS |

SOCIAL EVENTS | PARTNER & VENUE | HOTEL BOOKING

The EDEN 2015 Annual Conference is soon to open its gates: More than 300 delegates registered already, from over 40 countries. Join now!

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The Conference will be opened by Mr. Lluís Jofre, Director General of Universities and Research, Government of Catalonia.

At the Conference Welcome Reception, Mr. Jaume Ciurana, Deputy Mayor of Culture, Knowledge, Creativity and Innovation of the City Council will give an opening address.

Recognising Excellence

Networking Events

EDEN Fellow and
Senior Fellow Awards

The purpose of the EDEN Fellow scheme is to provide validation and support to professionals in Europe in the field of open, distance and e-learning, and to enhance their mobility within Europe through a respected scheme of recognition. Read more…

Best Practice Award

This newly introduced award highlights and promotes best practices and encourages educational stakeholders to participate, share and collaborate.

Welcome Reception

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9 June: with castells (human tower) performance,

Centre Cultural el Born

Best Research Paper Award

Since 2008, EDEN has bestowed the Best Research Paper Award at its Annual Conferences and the bi-annual Research Workshops.

A robust selection process guarantees the high-standing of these awards for contributions to the field of open, distance and e-learning. The selection process takes place in collaboration with the Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning, with the support of a distinguished Jury. Read more…

Conference Dinner

Dinner venue

11 June: dinner with entertainment
(Mediterranean jazz),

Royal Palace of Pedralbes

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

Young Scholars’ Support

EDEN’s support scheme to young scholars is offered at the 2015 Annual Conference, following up the Young Researchers’ Scheme introduced in 2014 in Oxford thanks to the Ulrich Bernath Foundation and the Oldenburg University.

Poster Prize

Delegates can vote for their favourite posters during the conference.

Book & Wine Event

book and wine

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.

Hints for Barcelona

The Welcome Reception – hosted by Universitat Oberta de Catalunya – will take place on 9 June in the Centre Cultural el Born.

El Born

The Centre Cultural el Born is a unique and exceptional place opened in 2013 that brings together three centuries of the Catalan history. At the reception you can start preparing yourself for 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 Award will be presented during the reception. At the end of the reception, a very Catalan performance, the so-called castells (human tower) is organised outside the building.

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

Barcelona

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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May 11, 2015

[EDEN-News] EDEN 2015 Barcelona – Latest News

From Friday’s inbox…

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EDEN 2015 Annual Conference: #EDEN15
Latest Conference News – Register Now!

Barcelona, 9-12 June 2015

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KEYNOTES | DETAILED PROGRAMME | RELATED EVENTS | SESSION ARRANGEMENTS |

SOCIAL EVENTS | PARTNER & VENUE | HOTEL BOOKING

The EDEN 2015 Annual Conference is soon to open its gates: More than 300 delegates registered already, from over 40 countries. Join now!

register

Detailed Programme is now available

The conference programme is set up from over 200 accepted contributions, including interactive speed-dating research paper sessions, demonstration and poster sessions, workshops, and lively Synergy sessions for new project ideas and in-progress initiatives. See the detailed conference programme here.

To see linked events, visit this page.

Keynote Speakers

Xavier Prats Monné, Director-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission
Between EDEN and Earth: Technology and the Modernisation of EU Higher Education

Jim Groom, Director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies and adjunct professor at the University of Mary Washington, USA
The Uneducation of a Technologist: From EDUPUNK to ds106

Belinda Tynan, Pro-Vice Chancellor, The Open University, UK
Marci Powell, Chair Emerita and Past President, USDLA, USA
Darcy Hardy, Associate Vice President, Enterprise Consulting, Blackboard, USA
Joint keynote: From the Classroom to the Boardroom: Personal Perspectives

Martin Weller, Professor of Educational Technology, The Open University, UK
The Battle for Openness

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

Maarten de Laat, Full Professor of Professional Development in Social Networks, Welten Institute, Faculty of Psychology & Education, The Open University of the Netherlands

Audrey Watters, Journalist Specializing in Education Technology News and Analysis, Hack Education, USA
Learning Networks, Not Teaching Machines

Stavros Panagiotis Xanthopoylos, Vice-President, Brazilian Association for Distance Education – ABED, Professor, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-EAESP), Brazil
The New Role of Open and Distance Education: An insight from the emerging educational and corporate scenarios in the newly industrialised world

Tune in the conference theme by checking out our interviews with the conference keynote speakers:

Understanding the Context – Antonella Poce’s interview with Maarten de Laat

The Battle for Openness – Steve Wheeler’s interview with Martin Weller

Think Together, Enable Dialogue and Get Feedback: From EDUPUNK to DS106 – Steve Wheeler’s interview with Jim Groom

Openness in the Context of Sustainability – Airina Volungeviciene’s interview with Belinda Tynan (video)

Conference co-organiser, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya – UOC, celebrates its 20th anniversary

Being a leading online university and a pioneer, UOC is the first university that is 100% built on the Internet from the beginning.

As part of the anniversary celebrations, UOC is presenting a series of activities at the Conference in Barcelona, including networking events, workshops, presentations, etc. Some related highlights from the programme:

UOC20

The first summit of electronic journals on ICT enhanced learning!

At the ‘Educational Technology and Scientific Journals today: challenges and opportunities in a new scientific communication scenario’, editors of leading online publishers from all continents will gather just before the start of the EDEN 2015 Annual Conference.

Attendance at the round table discussion is open to all interested EDEN 2015 Conference participants, although registration is necessary due to space limitations.

Iewet

9 June, 15:00 – 18:30

Venue: UOC – Universitat Oberta de Catalunya,
Av. del Tibidabo 39,
08035 Barcelona

UOC: Expanding Learning in an Online/digital World

Conference Participants are invited to attend this UOC-focused session that will familiarize the audience with some of the elements supporting the pedagogical model that have made the university a world-wide reference in online education.

The session will be presided by UOC Vice-Rector for Research and Strategic Planning, Marta Aymerich. Read more…

11 June, Thursday

11.00-12.30

UOC Alumni: lifelong learning stakeholders

This session will engage the audience in issues such as how online learning might meet Alumni expectations in lifelong learning provision, whether such provision succeeds in addressing the evolving needs of the labour market and finally, whether the skills acquired through this delivery mode represent an added value for perspective employers. Read more…

11 June, Thursday

14.00-15.30

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

Barcelona

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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May 2, 2015

[EDEN-News] EDEN 2015 Barcelona – Latest News

Also from Thursday’s inbox…

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EDEN 2015 Annual Conference: #EDEN15
Latest Conference News – Register Now!

Barcelona, 9-12 June 2015

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

The EDEN 2015 Annual Conference is soon to open its gates: More than 300 delegates registered already, from over 40 countries. The final programme is being formulated with over 200 accepted contributions, including interactive speed-dating research paper sessions, demonstration and poster sessions, workshops, and lively Synergy sessions for new project ideas and in-progress initiatives.

Openness in the Context of Sustainability: Video Interview with Belinda Tynan

In the recent interview, as part of the series of EDEN pre-Conference interviews, Airina Volungeviciene Vice-President of EDEN interviewed Belinda Tynan, Pro-Vice Chancellor of The Open University, UK ahead of her keynote speech at the #EDEN15 Conference in Barcelona.

“Online learning is hardly new to anyone anymore, however openness is potentially new for many organisations in Europe.”

“The roles of academic workforce are changing […] In some universities, teachers are being asked to be multimedia experts, or learning designer experts and that has not been traditionally part of what their role has been.”

Tynan interview

Video Interview with Belinda Tynan
by Airina Volungeviciene

Pre-Conference Events

2015 ePortfolio & Identity Conference (ePIC), 8-10 June, Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel, with a joint day with the EDEN Conference to share experience and networking. Discounted fee applies to delegates registering to both conferences!

ePic

Pre-Conference Session: Introduction to EDEN – To Old Friends and Newcomers, 9 June: Short presentations followed by informal discussion about the activities, services, developments of EDEN with NAP Steering Committee and Secretariat members.

NAP

Join the meeting of editors from all around the World! Learn about the different approaches and practices, ask your questions at the

International Editors Workshop In Educational Technology Journals, 9 June (afternoon), pre-Conference workshop co-hosted with UOC. Attendance is open to all interested EDEN 2015 Conference participants, althoughregistration is necessary due to space limitations.

Iewet

HOME – How Europe seizes the opportunities offered by MOOCs, 9 June,
pre-Conference workshop by EADTU. Attendance is open to all interested EDEN 2015 Conference participants.

HOME

Registration

The EDEN Secretariat administers the registrations of conference participants.

The 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. For details see 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.

Social Events

The Conference offers a great opportunity to socialise and network in an informal setting as well with a series of social events:

Welcome Reception and EDEN Fellow Award, 9 June: with castells (human tower) performance, Centre Cultural el Born

Book & Wine Event, 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.

Conference Dinner and EDEN Best Research Paper Award, 11 June: dinner with entertainment (Mediterranean jazz), Royal Palace of Pedralbes. To book your place for the Dinner, please fill in the relevant section of the Online Registration Form.

human tower

Conference Venue

The venue of the Conference is the Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel, located in the emblematic center of the city, the Plaza España.

Plaza Espana

Plaza España is a lovely plaza just out of the centre of town, where many of the main roads in Barcelona, such as Gran Via and Parallel intersect. It is also home to Barcelona’s old bull-fighting ring which is now nothing but a shell, albeit quite a beautiful one.

The main draw to Plaza España is the Palau Nacional which is the Museum of Catalan art, stands regally up on the side of Montjuïc. It’s stunning and there is never a better time to see it than when it is lit up at night with the Magic Fountain in front. More about the sights to see here.

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

Barcelona

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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BJET – EDEN Conference, Barcelona 9-12 June 2015

From Thursday’s inbox, an item from the British Journal of Educational Technology.

30-Apr-2015

Dear Dr. Michael Barbour,

The EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network) Annual Conference will be held in Barcelona, Spain, 9-12 June 2015, hosted by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), under the theme: “Expanding Learning Scenarios”.

The UOC is holding a pre-conference workshop related to open scientific publishing in the field of e-learning which may be of interest to you.  You can find details at: http://iewetjournals.net

Best regards, Nick

Nick Rushby
Editor, British Journal of Educational Technology
Chantry Cottage,  Burgess Hill
Sevenoaks Kent  TN14 5PD  UK
tel/fax: +44 (0)1959 525205   mobile: +44 (0)7968 721 958
Email: bjeteditor@wiley.com
www.thebjet.com

April 18, 2015

[EDEN-News] The 26 ICDE World Conference

From Tuesday’s inbox…

Dear EDEN Members and Partners,

Please find attached a flyer for the 26 ICDE World Conference, to take place in South Africa 14 – 16 October, hosted by UNISA.

In addition to the great value the World Conference itself brings to the online, open and flexible e-learning sector, this year’s event offers a “three in one” event for leaders for institutions and associations:

  • The World Conference itself 14 – 16, including the pre-conference workshops 13 October at Sun City.
  • The Presidents Summit, ICDE SCOP 2015, which goes in parallel as a special track of the Conference 14 – 16 October
  • The High Level Policy Forum organized in partnership with UNESCO and Commonwealth of Learning, to take place 17 October in Pretoria at UNISA. At this Forum regional associations are foreseen to have a central role.

Several smaller events will also be organised as for example the meeting of regional associations and ICDE, the Consultative Committee.

Best regards,

EDEN Secretariat

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