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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

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July 14, 2016

[EDEN-News] EDEN Newsflash – Special Issue: Post Budapest, Towards Oldenburg

And another item from Tuesday’s inbox…

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July, 2016

9th EDEN Research Workshop – SUBMISSION OPEN

9th EDEN Research Workshop – EDENRW9
4-7 October 2016, Oldenburg, Germany
Organised in collaboration with: Carl von Ossietzky Universität

Forging new pathways of research and innovation in open and distance learning: Reaching from the roots

SCOPE | THEMES | STRUCTURE OF SESSIONS | CALL FOR CONTRIBUTION|SUBMISSION CATEGORIES| SUBMISSION GUIDELINES |SUBMISSION

Building on the success of our thematic conference 2 years ago in Oxford, EDEN is pleased to announce that EDENRW9 will be organised in collaboration with the Institute of Education and the Center for Lifelong Learning at Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg in Germany.

Invited keynote speakers include

  • Olaf Zawacki-Richter (Germany), Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
  • Paul Prinsloo (South Africa), University of South Africa
  • Inge de Waard (UK), Open University UK
  • George Veletsianos (Canada), Royal Roads University
  • Adnan Qayyum (USA), Pennsylvania State University
  • Isa Jahnke (USA/Germany), University of Missouri
  • Som Naidu (Australia), Swinburne University of Technology

EDEN 2016 Annual Conference: #EDEN16
Conference Resources

EDEN Annual Conference 2016
14-17 June 2016, Budapest

Re-Imagining Learning Environments

– Conference resources –

PLENARY SESSIONS RECORDINGS| KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS|
Daily #EDEN16 Social Digest| SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS | PHOTO ALBUM

We had a memorable and inspirational conference in Budapest with the gathering of 314 delegates from 37 countries, with over 160 presentations. The live stream of the plenary sessions was followed by 311 viewers and online discussions unfolded with several thousand tweets and more than 15000 readers on Facebook. Presentations on Slideshare had 600+ views since the conference.

Read Sir John Daniel’s Conference Gala Dinner Speech

EDEN is promoting and inspiring professionals by recognising excellence. For the awards received at the Budapest Conference and to read the awarded paper, please visit the following link:

EDEN Fellow & Senior Fellow Awards, Best Research Paper Award,
Best Practice Award, Young Scholar Award

Read Tony Bates’ – who also gave a keynote address at the conference – reflections on the conference.

We hope to meet you also at the next EDEN Annual Conference in Jönköping, Sweden, 13-16 June 2017.

Delegates voting during the Oxford Style Debate Session about the statement
“We should focus in the short term more on MOOCs than on OER”

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For more information about the upcoming EDEN-related conferences, 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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EDEN is supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union

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July 2, 2016

[Eurodl] New articles in EURODL – June 2016

From Friday’s inbox…

Fresh Articles – June 2016

Dear EURODL subscriber,

We kindly inform you that new articles have been accepted for publication, since December 2015. 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.

We are pleased to announce the Call for Contributions for the EDEN RW9, the 9th Research Workshop in October 2016. The event titled “” 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
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June 4, 2016

[EDEN-News] EDEN Research Workshop 2016, Oldenburg – Announcement and Call

From Friday’s inbox…

Forging new pathways of research and innovation in open and distance learning: Reaching from the roots

First Announcement and Call for Contributions

Building on its 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.

The history of online and distance learning (ODL) is rich with principles, theories, and concepts that still apply today, but which are often forgotten in the haze of avant-garde technology. As researchers of ODL, these historical roots ground and guide us in forging new paths of teaching and learning with technology. How do we bring together the strengths of the past with the opportunities for the future? How can we build on our knowledge and experiences to create informed and innovative pathways for the future? Which new pedagogic paradigms are emerging and have the potential to impact the future of ODL? The Ninth EDEN Research Workshop in Oldenburg, Germany, will bring together researchers from all walks of life and provide a platform for engaging in discussion and debate, exchanging research ideas, and presenting new developments in ODL, with the goal of creating dialogues and forming opportunities for research collaboration.

The EDENRW9 which 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 discover the Workshop Themes and take an active part 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 one-page summary for the Book of Abstracts, included in the file of your proposal, separately indicated as ‘Summary for the printed Book of Abstracts’. 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 in the following categories by the deadline: August 31, 2016. You are encouraged to submit your proposal earlier than August 31 to support a speedy evaluation of the proposals and enhance your possibility to register early in time.

Contributions received will be continuously evaluated and authors informed accordingly.

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 city is home to 160,000 people and the economic hub of the Bremen-Oldenburg metropolitan region. It is a university city and was the German City of Science in 2009. A former princely residence, it looks back over a history spanning 1,200 years. Oldenburg is a lively city with a great deal of charm embedded in a beautiful, unspoilt natural landscape.

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The 9th EDEN Research Workshop 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: oldenburg@eden-online.org
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May 28, 2016

[EDEN-News] EDEN Annual Conference, Budapest 2016 – Date Approaching!

From Friday’s inbox…

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EDEN 2016 Annual Conference: #EDEN16
DETAILED PROGRAMME AVAILABLE

Budapest, 14-17 June 2016

NEWS | PROGRAMME | SCHEDULE | REGISTER | KEYNOTES

CONFERENCE SCOPE | THEMES | DINNER | HOTELS | SPONSORSHIP

Detailed programme

The conference programme is set up from over 160 accepted contributions, including research paper sessions, demonstration and poster sessions, workshops, training courses and lively Synergy sessions for new project ideas and in-progress initiatives. See the detailed conference programmehere.

All plenary sessions will be streamed online and open to comment on social media.

High level EU Commission speakers and sessions at the conference!

European policy and practice in Digital Skills and Competences – a hands-on workshop with representatives of the ET2020 Working Group

This workshop at the EDEN 2016 Annual Conference in Budapest will provide participants with insights into EU policy relating to digital skills and competences. It will also enable participants to share their own experience and knowledge and to identify priorities for future work in the field.

Research on Opening up Education through the use of Digital Technologies: Development of a support framework for Higher Education Institutions

The workshop will present research done by the Joint Research Centre – Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, on behalf of DG EAC, on the development of a support framework for HEIs to take strategic decisions and concrete initiatives on opening up education.

“We should focus in the short term more on MOOCs than on OER.”

A special Oxford-Style Debate session will be held about the above statement of the standing of MOOCs and business models of openness. Debaters will be Professor Paul Bacsich (SeroHE) and Stavros Panagiotis Xanthopoylos (Open Education Consortium) on Thursday, 16 June, after lunch.

Pre-conference workshops

Our free pre-conference workshops will be held on 14 June, in the afternoon:

  • “The mobility guide on-line” – OpenPROF project workshop 12:00-15:00
  • “Inspire! – An Unconventional Forum with EDEN Young Scholars” – Young Scholars’ Workshop
    Including: How can young scholars write better quality journal articles? With Editors of online academic Open and Distance Learning Journals. 15:00-18:00

Book and Wine event

EDEN continues the tradition of the Book and Wine event: at the end of the first day (15 June) the lovers of literature and good wines share their latest interesting reading experience through short presentations. Nice red wine served for free!

Please contact the conference secretariat if you are interested to join as speaker.

Sir John Daniel is Dinner Speaker at the EDEN 25th Anniversary Conference Gala Dinnersir john daniel

We are delighted to announce that EDEN Founder Sir John Daniel, former Vice-Chancellor of the Open University UK, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education and President of the Commonwealth of Learning accepted the invitation to be the Dinner Speaker at the Conference Dinner on 16 June when we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of EDEN.

Welcome Reception – featuring the University Chorus

The Welcome Reception will take place in the assembly hall of the central building at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. The University Chorus will be performing for our guests.

Registration

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

For any conference related questions, including conference services for corporations, please contact the Conference Secretariat at budapest@eden-online.org.

Erasmus

The EDEN 2016 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: budapest@eden-online.org
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