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August 18, 2016

[EDEN-News] EDEN Research Workshop 2016, Oldenburg – Registration Open

Also from yesterday’s inbox…

Call for Contributions – Deadline 31 August

REGISTRATION OPEN

Oldenburg 4-6 October 2016

REGISTRATION | KEYNOTES | SCOPE | THEMES | STRUCTURE OF SESSIONS | CALL
SUBMISSION CATEGORIES | SUBMISSION GUIDELINES | SUBMISSION | ACCOMMODATION

Registration is now open

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

The registration fee will include access to all conference facilities, the electronic Conference Proceedings, the Welcome Cocktail, lunches and refreshments during the conference days, not including pre- and post-conference programmes. The fee does not include accommodation and the conference dinner.

Authors of contributions accepted for presentation can benefit from a reduced fee.

register

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

Knowing how important continuous professional development is nowadays, EDEN wishes to cater to your needs. The foreseen selection of training sessions will include short courses about creating animations to support your teaching and the design and issuing of open badges.

Keynote speakers

EDEN proudly introduces the keynote speakers of the event:

Olaf Inge Paul George

Olaf Zawacki-Richter

Professor of Educational Technology

University of
Oldenburg,
Germany

Inge de Waard

PhD researcher

The Open University,
United Kingdom

Paul Prinsloo

Open Distance Learning Research Professor

University of South
Africa,
South Africa

George Veletsianos

Canada Research
Chair in Innovative
Learning and
Technology and
Associate Professor

Royal Roads
University,
Canada

Adnan Som Isa

Adnan Qayyum

Assistant Professor of
Education

Pennsylvania
State University,
USA

Som Naidu

Technology, Education and Design Consultant

Monash University,
Melbourne,
Australia

Isa Jahnke

Associate Professor and Director of
Research for the IELab

University of Missouri,
USA/Germany

Sponsorship opportunities

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

Call for Contributions

Submissions that relate to the Workshop Scope and one or more of the Workshop Themes are invited by the deadline: August 31, 2016. You are encouraged to submit your proposal earlier than August 31 to support a speedy evaluation of your proposal sooner and enhance your possibility to register early in time.

Contributions received will be continuously evaluated and authors informed accordingly.

Hotels and Accommodation

The Oldenburg Tourismus und Marketing GmbH has pre-booked rooms for EDEN Conference Delegates. The bookings are available until 3 September 2016. The booking form and procedure for booking can be consultedhere.

The pre-booked rooms at Hotel Altera are sold out, if you are interested in staying there, please contact the hotel directly.

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After the indicated deadline, the availability of rooms can not be guaranteed by the agency.

Hotel rooms in Oldenburg are available in a limited number. You are encouraged to arrange your booking at your earliest convenience.

Logo Design Contest

contestSince the announcement of the EDEN Logo Design Contest in July, a number of creative participants already stepped up to the challenge and submitted new concepts and ideas for the Association’s graphic representation. The submission deadline is the 10th of September, so there is still time to join the competition. The designer of the winning artwork could be granted free participation at the 2017 EDEN Annual Conference or receive a 500€ prize money. Read more about the contest here.

Conference Schedule and Deadlines

Submissions: 31 August 2016

Registration open: early September 2016

Notification of authors: early September 2016

Conference dates: 4-6 October 2016

Visit the EDITH-RUSS-HAUS for Media Art

The EDITH-RUSS-HAUS for Media Art was first made possible by an endowment by Edith Ruß (22.1.1919-18.7.1993). According to her will, the City of Oldenburg built a house “for the arts”. She wanted to form a site to create “art for the transition into the twentieth century.” This initiative was the genesis for the concept of a site for Media Art with both exhibition space and guest apartments.

With its focus on Media Art the Edith Ruß Site is an exception in Northern Germany. It is understood as a place for the presentation and communication in which the progressing digitalisation is as well discussed as the virtualisation of the world which New Media encourage. In a changing exhibition programme the Edith Ruß Site shows innovative and experimental tendencies of contemporary art.

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Erasmus

The 9th EDEN Research Workshop 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: oldenburg@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

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August 11, 2016

[EDEN-News] EDEN Research Workshop 2016, Oldenburg – Reminder

Also from Monday’s inbox…

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Call for Contributions – Deadline: 31 August

Oldenburg 4-6 October 2016

KEYNOTES | SCOPE | THEMES | STRUCTURE OF SESSIONS | CALL
SUBMISSION CATEGORIES | SUBMISSION GUIDELINES | SUBMISSION | ACCOMMODATION

Building on the success of the research workshop in Oxford, EDEN is pleased to announce its Ninth Research Workshop organised in collaboration with the Institute of Education and the Center for Lifelong Learning at Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg in Germany.

Invitation

Research into distance education has renewed importance and taken on new dimensions, as open, distance, and online learning further merge with the mainstream of education. Changes are occurring at all levels of institutions: from new systems and theories and ways of leading and managing organisations, to new teaching and learning approaches and technologies.

EDENRW9 will be held in Oldenburg on 4-6 October 2016. The themes highlight the need of all levels and branches of educational systems to embrace new directions in their organisational management, research and practice, while observing their historical background and professional heritage.

Sponsorship opportunities

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

Call for Contributions

During this research workshop, EDEN will bring established scholars and researchers of ODL together with early researchers in the field. Building on DE’s extensive history of research and technology innovation, the workshop will create an open stage for further extending discussions on research, where delegates will have an opportunity to engage with experts and actively explore new areas of DE research. We invite all interested professionals to take part and discover the Workshop Themes by submitting their proposals.

Submissions should make a relevant contribution to the field and meet the customary academic requirements: clear aims/questions, methodology, contextualisation, results, conclusions and implications, and references.

Full text submissions must be in English, with careful language, spelling and grammar check. You are invited to send a 10-15 line summary, included in the file of your proposal, separately titled as ‘Abstract’. Authors are also expected to indicate how their research topic is related to the proposed framework of research areas (see workshop themes).

Submissions that relate to the Workshop Scope and one or more of the Workshop Themes are invited by the deadline: August 31, 2016. You are encouraged to submit your proposal earlier than August 31 to support a speedy evaluation of your proposal sooner and enhance your possibility to register early in time.

Contributions received will be continuously evaluated and authors informed accordingly.

Keynote speakers

EDEN proudly introduces the keynote speakers of the event:

Olaf Inge Paul George

Olaf Zawacki-Richter

Professor of Educational Technology

University of
Oldenburg,
Germany

Inge de Waard

PhD researcher

The Open University,
United Kingdom

Paul Prinsloo

Open Distance Learning Research Professor

University of South
Africa,
South Africa

George Veletsianos

Canada Research
Chair in Innovative
Learning and
Technology and
Associate Professor

Royal Roads
University,
Canada

Adnan Som Isa

Adnan Qayyum

Assistant Professor of
Education

Pennsylvania
State University,
USA

Som Naidu

Technology, Education and
Design Consultant

Monash University,
Melbourne,
Australia

Isa Jahnke

Associate Professor and Director of
Research for the IELab

University of Missouri,
USA/Germany

Registration

The EDEN Secretariat will be taking care of the registration for the Research Workshop. Registration opens by mid-August.

The registration fee will include access to all conference facilities, the electronic Conference Proceedings, the Welcome Cocktail, lunches and refreshments during the conference days, not including pre- and post-conference programmes. The fee does not include accommodation and the conference dinner.

Authors of contributions accepted for presentation can benefit from a reduced fee. For each paper, only onereduced author’s fee will be offered.

Hotels near the venue

The Oldenburg Tourismus und Marketing GmbH has pre-booked rooms for EDEN Conference Delegates. All but one of the bookings are available until 3 September 2016 – for Hotel Altera the deadline is 15 August 2016. The booking form and procedure for reservation can be consulted here.

hotels

After the indicated deadlines, the availability of rooms can not be guaranteed by the agency.

Hotel rooms are available in a limited number in Oldenburg. You are encouraged to arrange your booking at your earliest convenience.

Logo Design Contest

contestSince the announcement of the EDEN Logo Design Contest in July, a number of creative participants already stepped up to the challenge and submitted new concepts and ideas for the Association’s graphic representation. The submission deadline is the 10th of September, so there is still time to join the competition. The designer of the winning artwork could be granted free participation at the 2017 EDEN Annual Conference or receive a 500€ prize money. Read more about the contest here.

Conference Schedule and Deadlines

Submissions: 31 August 2016

Registration open: mid-August 2016

Notification of authors: early September 2016

Conference dates: 4-6 October 2016

Visit the Smart House in Oldenburg

Oldenburg may be a small town but it certainly has its own unique memorable features. The Smart House seeks to promote Oldenburg as an ideal location for scientific research and higher education. In addition, it supports development processes which ensure that the region is able to meet the challenges of the future.

It combines both new and old architectural features. Examples of modern technology such as photovoltaic modules make for a building that is “fit for the future”. A light shaft extends from the ground floor to the ceiling, bringing sunlight to areas of the interior that would otherwise be dark. Thanks to its design, the light shaft also provides optimal natural ventilation for the entire building. Other examples of “smart technology” include energy monitors which keep track of energy use as well as motion detectors which regulate lighting and ventilation.

gardens

Erasmus

The 9th EDEN Research Workshop 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: oldenburg@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

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August 8, 2016

EDTECH537 – Image Entry: VISCED

As I mentioned in the Week 7 entry for my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom course, students are asked to post two entries of their choice this week. To conclude my model blogging, I wanted to post another sample of an image entry.

Specifically, I wanted to post some information about the largest initiative designed to examine K-12 online learning on an international scale.  Most of us in North America are aware of the International Association of K-12 Online Learning reports:

However, the most comprehensive work done on K-12 online learning internationally was conducted by the now defunct VISCED initiative.

You can access their work at:

July 26, 2016

[EDEN-News] EDEN Research Workshop 2016, Oldenburg – Call for Papers

From yesterday’s inbox for my European readers…

Call for Contributions

Oldenburg, 4-7 October 2016

SCOPE | THEMES | STRUCTURE OF SESSIONS | CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
SUBMISSION CATEGORIES | SUBMISSION GUIDELINES | SUBMISSION | ACCOMMODATION

Building on the success of the research workshop in Oxford, EDEN is pleased to announce its Ninth Research Workshop organised in collaboration with the Institute of Education and the Center for Lifelong Learning at Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg in Oldenburg, Germany.

Invitation

Research into distance education has renewed importance and taken on new dimensions, as open, distance, and online learning further merge with the mainstream of education. Changes are occurring at all levels of institutions: from new systems and theories and ways of leading and managing organizations, to new teaching and learning approaches and technologies.

EDENRW9 will be held in Oldenburg on 4-7 October 2016. The themes highlight the need of all levels and branches of educational systems to embrace new directions in their organisational management, research and practice, while observing their historical background and professional heritage.

Call for Contributions

During this research workshop, EDEN will bring established scholars and researchers of ODL together with early researchers in the field. Building on DE’s extensive history of research and technology innovation, the workshop will create an open stage for further extending discussions on research in DE, where delegates will have an opportunity to engage with experts and actively explore new areas of DE research. We invite all interested professionals to take part and discover the Workshop Themes by submitting their proposals.

Submissions should make a relevant contribution to the field and meet the customary academic requirements: clear aims/questions, methodology, contextualisation, results, conclusions and implications, and references.

Full text submissions must be in English, with careful language check. You are invited to send a 10-15 line summary, included in the file of your proposal, separately indicated as ‘Abstract’. Authors are also expected to indicate how their research topic is related to the proposed framework of research areas (see workshop themes).

Submissions that relate to the Workshop Scope and one or more of the Workshop Themes are invited by the deadline: August 31, 2016. You are encouraged to submit your proposal earlier than August 31 to support a speedy evaluation of your proposal and enhance your possibility to register early in time.

Contributions received will be continuously evaluated and authors informed accordingly.

Registration

The EDEN Secretariat will be taking care of the registration for the Research Workshop. Registration opens by mid-August.

The registration fee will include access to all conference facilities, the electronic Conference Proceedings, the Welcome Cocktail, lunches and refreshments during the conference days, not including pre- and post-conference programmes. The fee does not include accommodation and the conference dinner.

Authors of contributions accepted for presentation can benefit from a reduced fee. For each paper, only onereduced author’s fee will be offered.

Conference fee*

Authors

Non Authors

EDEN members

350 €

400 €

Non-members

425 €

475 €

*Fees may be subject to minor changes.

Hotels near the venue

The Oldenburg Tourismus und Marketing GmbH has pre-booked a certain number of rooms for EDEN Conference Delegates. The bookings are available until 3 September 2016, except for Hotel Altera bookings, that will remain available until 15 August 2016. The booking form and procedure for booking can be consultedhere.

map

After the indicated deadlines, the availability of rooms can not be guaranteed by the agency.

Hotel rooms are available in a limited number in Oldenburg. You are encouraged to arrange your booking at your earliest convenience.

Logo Design Contest

contestAs part of EDEN’s 25th anniversary celebration activities we are refreshing our visual identity. Following the presentation of our new web portal at the EDEN 2016 Annual Conference, now we would like to follow up this phase by announcing an EDEN Logo Design Contest with the aim to allow our professional community to take an active part in the development of our Association’s new look. Read more about the contest here.

Conference Schedule and Deadlines

Submissions: 31 August 2016

Registration open: mid-August 2016

Notification of authors: early September 2016

Conference dates:4-7 October 2016

Conference Venue, Oldenburg

Oldenburg is a city of contrasts where classicism meets modernism, a cosmopolitan flair complements historical architecture, urban variety is balanced by a natural landscape, imaginative catering goes hand in hand with assorted retail outlets, and a rich culture harmonises with scientific innovation.

The Oldenburg Palace Gardens

Around half of the green city of Oldenburg is covered by parks and gardens, where locals and visitors alike can relax around the year within easy walking distance of the city centre. The Oldenburg garden tradition extends back to the 17th century.

At the beginning of the 19th century Duke Peter Friedrich Ludwig started creating grand palace gardens close to the historical walls and the ducal residence. Designed in keeping with the natural English style, the palace gardens, which extend over 16 hectares, have retained their picturesque atmosphere with natural planting and winding watercourses and paths. Garden and nature enthusiasts are especially in their element when the rhododendrons, which are typical for this region, are in bloom, and Oldenburg boasts the oldest rhododendrons of their kind in Germany.

gardens

Erasmus

The 9th EDEN Research Workshop 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: oldenburg@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

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July 20, 2016

[Eurodl] New Articles In EURODL – July 2016

Another new issue for a research journal.  Again, no K-12 online learning items, but some interesting articles.

Fresh Articles – July 2016

Dear EURODL subscriber,

We kindly inform you that new articles have been accepted for publication, during the last month. Please, visit them at the journal’s website.

And the article in the “Brief items” section:

In case you like these and previous articles, feel free to recommend them for reading to your colleagues on your social networking account by clicking at the “Share” button above the article’s title.

Let us kindly remind that the Call for Contributions for the EDEN RW9, the 9th Research Workshop in October 2016 is now open. The event titled “Forging New Pathways of Research and Innovation in Open and Distance Learning: Reaching from the Roots” will take place in Oldenburg, 4-7 October.

All useful information concerning conference themes, submission categories and required format of contributions further how to submit your proposal, can be found by clicking here.

Feel free to contact us in case you have any inquiries.

Wishing all of you a relaxed summer holiday,

on behalf of the Chief Editor, Dr. Ulrich Bernath

If you would like to be removed from our mailing list, follow the link on the bottom of this letter.

EURODL – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-learning
E-mail: secretariat@eurodl.org
Web: http://www.eurodl.org

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