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December 3, 2019

EDEN 2020 Annual Conference Timisoara – Call & Announcement

Note the opportunity to attend and present at this European conference.

EDEN 2020 Annual Conference: #eden20

21-24 June, 2020 | Timisoara, Romania

Human and artificial intelligence for the society of the future

Call for Contributions Open – Deadline 10 February

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Invitation

EDEN is pleased to announce its 29th Annual Conference, hosted by the Politehnica University of Timisoara on 21-24 June 2020.
Human and artificial intelligence for the society of the future
Inspiring digital education for the next STE(A)M student generation

In the end, all innovation is social innovation and technologies become real when they change social practices.

– Ilkka Tuomi, Bruges, EDEN 2019 Annual Conference keynote

“Education is back where it belongs – at the top of the European policy agenda” stated the European Commission. We intend that Europe will be considered a strong and allied partner to future generations and that the EU education system must make our societies future proof.

Education is often envisioned in terms of innovation, excellence and competitiveness. But learning is also about reaching personal perfection, using a holistic approach that supports personal and professional development, learner needs and self-realization.

Skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) represent an important part of basic literacy in today’s knowledge economy. With the inclusion of a critical component – the human being, STE(A)M Education integrates the Arts – humanities, languages, drama, music, visual arts, design and digital media.
A balanced relation between Artificial and Human intelligence can create trusted, personalized and inclusive digital learning eco-systems.

The Conference will benefit from the cultural and digital environment of the city of Timisoara, as it celebrates creativity and innovation as the 2021 European Capital of Culture. The Politehnica University of Timisoara will commemorate in 2020 its first century of academic excellence.

Call for Contributions

Contributions are invited which resulted from own research, project achievements, case studies, theoretic and conceptual work on the conference theme and tracks and the creative use of educational technology.

Submissions, taking into account the conference theme and related to at least one of the conference tracks are welcome in paper, poster, synergy, training, workshop / panel discussion session and demonstration / technical presentation formats.

Networking and interactivity, sharing and discussion will be core aspects of the conference, focusing on what you can learn from and with your peers.

Join the Conference in Timisoara to tell
about your research, projects and experience!

Conference Tracks

For the EDEN 2020 Annual Conference, the major tracks set-up will be:
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital Education
  • Open Learning and Education
  • Technology-Enhanced Learning
  • Gamification for Learning
  • STE(A)M Education
  • Digital Competences
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Smart Learning Environments
  • Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Education and Training
  • Big Data in Education and Learning Analytics
  • Applications of Semantic Web for Learning
  • Credentialing and Micro-learning
  • Digital Solutions for the Training of the Workforce
  • Digital Learning and the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Social Justice, Inclusivity and Digital Learning

EDEN 2020 PhD Symposium Timisoara

The EDEN 2020 PhD Symposium Timisoara will be organized on 21 June. The Symposium, held in previous years in BarcelonaBruges and Dublin, has been designed to foster the exchange of experiences and knowledge among doctoral students doing research in the area of technology-enhanced online, digital, open and distance learning, providing a valuable forum for the advancement of doctoral research. The Symposium is led by a panel of international experts.

More information about EDEN PhD Symposia is available here.

Micro-credentialing in European Higher Education

Aligned to the themes of the conference, the final symposium of the Erasmus+ MicroHE initiative will focus on micro-credentialing. In order to make micro-credentials a pillar of university service, the project has been working on the impact of modularisation, including the first European survey on micro-credentials in HE, proposing a meta-data standard and launching an online clearinghouse to facilitate recognition, transfer and portability of micro-credentials in Europe.

DigitalCulture

digital culture project logo
To highlight the digital culture aspect of the conference a special section will be dedicated to digital education for the creative industries, as part of the Erasmus+ DigiCulture project for improving the digital competences and social inclusion of adults in creative industries. The ‘Digital Skills for Creative Industries and Culture Courses’, as blended learning and online courses (MOOCs) and the achievement of Open Badges for Digital Competences are to be analysed during this workshop.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Submission deadline for contributions (except PhD): 10 February 2020
Notification of Authors: 6 April 2020
Submission deadline for PhD Symposium: 30 March 2020
Registration opens: February 2020
Conference dates: 21-24 June 2020

Conference Venue: Timisoara Romania

Timisoara is situated in the western corner of Romania, where several cultures, nationalities, languages and customs converge.  At the heart of the Banat region and is also part of Transylvania. Nearby is the famous Recas Winery, with a growing worldwide recognition for the quality of its wines.

Nowadays Timisoara is considered the Silicon Valley of Central and East Europe due to several world-class high-tech companies which have opened development and production units in the area (Siemens, Alcatel, IBM, Solectron, Kathrein, Delphi-Packard, Zoppas, Continental, Lisa Draxhelmaier, etc).

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The conference is hosted by Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania

Contact

Conference website: https://www.eden-online.org/2020_timisoara/

Inquiries in relation to the conference should be sent to timisoara@eden-online.org

The 29th EDEN Annual Conference is the initiative of EDEN supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union
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November 20, 2019

European Distance Learning Week 2019 – Resources Available

No real K-12-specific webinars among these recordings, but several of the topics do include some K-12 focus.

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European Distance Learning Week
11-15 November 2019

Resources Available

With the success of the last 3 years’ European Distance Learning Weeks in the background, EDEN organised the high profile online event again in November 2019.

This year 6 webinars with over 1600 registered participants were held. The participants came from 65 different countries including 37 countries from outside Europe from Canada to Peru, from South Africa to Nepal, encompassing all continents (Europe, Asia, Africa, America, Australia) and demonstrating a strong geographical coverage and a substantial outreach.

Altogether 37 facilitators contributed to the successful implementation of the ambitious programme. EDEN thanks the valuable contribution of the facilitators and trusts that the initiative contributed to the European dialogue about the state and the future distance education.

We thank USDLA for one more year of collaboration as well as our special partner ODLAA.

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

The presenters’ slides can be viewed on EDEN’s SlideShare page, while the recordings can be accessed through the links below, as well as on EDEN’s Youtube channel:

Why is digital learning relevant for curriculum transformation in Higher Education?

Monday, 11 November 2019, 11:00 CET

Format: Panel discussion
Moderator: Airina Volungeviciene, Vytautas Magnus University, EDEN Senior Fellow
Speakers: Mark Brown, Michael Gaebel, Elena Caldirola, Sandra Kucina Softic, Andras Szucs, Margarita Tereseviciene, Yasmin Djabarian, Martin Rademacher, Giuseppe Pirlo

Please click here for a more detailed description of the event

Watch the recording

Distance Education: Challenges on the European and the Global Level

Monday, 11 November 2019, 15:00 CET

Format: Panel discussion
Moderator: Sandra Kucina Softic, University of Zagreb University Computing Centre, EDEN President
Speakers: Airina Volungeviciene, Dean Hoke, Jennifer Roberts, Svetlana Knyazeva, Jonatan Castaño

Please click here for a more detailed description of the event

Watch the recording

What might the future hold for distance education universities?

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 18:00 CET

Format: Presentations with discussion
Moderator: Timothy Read, UNED, EDEN Executive Committee Member
Speakers: Antonio Teixeira, Tony Bates, Jose Mota, Alan Tait, Liz Marr

Please click here for a more detailed description of the event

Watch the recording

Future perspective in open routes: the quality and assessment dimension

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 13:00 CET

Format: Presentations with discussion
Moderator: Antonella Poce, University Rome Tre, EDEN NAP SC Chair
Speakers: Ulf-Daniel Ehlers, Ebba Ossiannilsson, Don Olcott Jr., Francesca Amenduni

Please click here for a more detailed description of the event

Watch the recording

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Higher Education

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 17:00 CET

Format: Panel discussion
Moderator: Josep M. Duart, OUC, EDEN Vice President &  Diana Andone, Politehnica University of Timisoara, EDEN Vice President
Speakers: Tony Bates, Olaf Zawacki-Richter, Cristobal Cobo, Alexandra Cristea

Please click here for a more detailed description of the event

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The journey to social justice and openness in online and distance learning (ODL)

Friday, 15 November 2019, 13:00 CET

Format: Presentations with panel discussion
Moderator: Lisa Marie Blaschke, Programme Director, Center of Lifelong Learning (C3L), Oldenburg, Senior Fellow and Chair of the Board of EDEN Council of Fellows
Speakers: Sarah Lambert, Maha Bali, Narend Baijnath

Please click here for a more detailed description of the event

Watch the recording
For any related questions contact the EDEN Secretariat
at secretariat@eden-online.org.
EDEN is supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union.
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
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October 18, 2019

European Distance Learning Week 2019

No K-12 specific webinars in this line-up, but some general ones that may be of interest to some readers.

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European Distance Learning Week
11-15 November 2019

Organised by EDEN

This year EDEN will be proudly hosting the fourth year of the European Distance Learning Week (EDLW) in cooperation with the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)  – and our Special Partner for 2019: the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia (ODLAA). For events during USDLA’s National Distance Learning Week on 4-8 November, please see the NDLW website.

During the European Distance Learning Week, you will have access to daily online webinars and panel sessions of expert scholars and practitioners presenting a variety of cutting edge open and online learning topics, from innovations in design to open educational research.

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.

All webinar will take place in EDEN’s Adobe Connect room.

During the European Distance Learning Week, EDEN offers the following online events:

Register for events

Why is digital learning relevant for curriculum transformation in Higher Education?

Monday, 11 November 2019, 11:00 CET

Format: Panel discussion
Moderator: Airina Volungeviciene, Vytautas Magnus University, EDEN Senior Fellow
Speakers: Mark Brown, Michael Gaebel, Elena Caldirola, Sandra Kucina Softic, Andras Szucs, Margarita Tereseviciene, Yasmin Djabarian, Martin Rademacher, Giuseppe Pirlo

Please click here for a more detailed description of the event

Distance Education: Challenges on the European and the Global Level

Monday, 11 November 2019, 15:00 CET

Format: Panel discussion
Moderator: Sandra Kucina Softic, University of Zagreb University Computing Centre, EDEN President
Speakers: Airina Volungeviciene, Dean Hoke, Jennifer Roberts, Svetlana Knyazeva, Jonatan Castaño

Please click here for a more detailed description of the event

What might the future hold for distance education universities?

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 18:00 CET

Format: Presentations with discussion
Moderator: Timothy Read, UNED, EDEN Executive Committee Member
Speakers: Antonio Teixeira, Tony Bates, Jose Mota, Alan Tait

Please click here for a more detailed description of the event

Future perspective in open routes: the quality and assessment dimension

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 13:00 CET

Format: Presentations with discussion
Moderator: Antonella Poce, University Rome Tre, EDEN NAP SC Chair
Speakers: Antonella Poce, Ulf Daniel Ehlers, Ebba Ossiannillson, Don Olcott Jr., Francesca Amenduni

Please click here for a more detailed description of the event

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Higher Education

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 17:00 CET

Format: Panel discussion
Moderator: Josep M. Duart, OUC, EDEN Vice-President
Speakers: Steve Wheeler, Tony Bates, Olaf Zawacki-Richter, Cristobal Cobo, Alexandra Cristea, Diana Andone, Francesc Pedró

Please click here for a more detailed description of the event

The journey to social justice and openness in online and distance learning (ODL)

Friday, 15 November 2019, 13:00 CET

Format: Presentations with panel discussion
Moderator: Lisa Marie Blaschke, Programme Director, Center of Lifelong Learning (C3L), Oldenburg, Senior Fellow and Chair of the Board of EDEN Council of Fellows
Speakers: Sarah Lambert, Maha Bali, Narend Baijnath

Please click here for a more detailed description of the event

Register for events
For any related questions contact the EDEN Secretariat
at secretariat@eden-online.org.
EDEN is supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union.
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
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June 17, 2019

EDEN 2019 Annual Conference Bruges – Follow The Keynote Speeches Live On YouTube

Note these live opportunities over the past few days.

EDEN 2019 Annual Conference: #EDEN19
Connecting Through Educational Technology
In search for contemporary learning environments

Bruges, Belgium, 16-19 June 2019

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Conference Live Stream

Good news for everyone who can’t make it to the conference: as in previous years, all plenary sessions of the Annual Conference will be streamed on EDEN’s YouTube channel – you will be able to follow the conference welcome, all keynote speeches and the closing remarks from the comfort of your chair.

Live Stream Schedule

Monday                09:00 – 11:00 CEST
Monday                14:00 – 15:15 CEST
Tuesday               09:00 – 11:00 CEST
Wednesday          11:30 – 13:30 CEST

Tune in to EDEN’s YouTube channel to watch the keynote speeches live!
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest updates on the conference.

Contact

Conference website: http://www.eden-online.org/2019_bruges
The 28th EDEN Annual Conference is the initiative of EDEN supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union
EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network Secretariat
Tel: +36 1 463 1628, 463 2537 Fax: +36 1 463 1858
E-mail: bruges@eden-online.org
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May 23, 2019

EDEN 2019 Annual Conference Bruges – Detailed Programme Available

An update from this European-based distance and online learning conference.  Those interested in K-12 distance, online and/or blended learning sessions might find the following of interest:

Monday, 17 June : 15:45-17:15 Afternoon Parallel Sessions (B)

Paper Session B3
The Instructional Design of an Online Learning Environment (RISSC) for Upper Secondary School Students’ Research Skills
Louise Maddens, Fien Depaepe, Annelies Raes, Jan Elen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Tuesday, 18 June 14:30-15:45 Afternoon Plenary Sessions (D)

Poster Session D1
Higher Motivation and Sustainability of Knowledge through Social Media for Teens
Natasa Rizman Herga, Andreja Kolar, Primary school Ormoz, Slovenia, Dejan Dinevski, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Wednesday, 19 June: 9:30-11:00 Morning Parallel Sessions (F)

Paper Session F3
Five Years of Kahoot! in the Classrooms – What does Research Tell Us?
Matthias Murawski, Md Tawhid Hasan, Markus Bick, ESCP Europe Business School Berlin, Germany

Anyway, the update and the link to the full program is available below.

EDEN 2019 Annual Conference: #EDEN19
Connecting Through Educational Technology
In search for contemporary learning environments

Bruges, Belgium, 16-19 June 2019

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Detailed programme available!

The Conference programme includes plenaries, parallel sessions with paper presentations, workshops, trainings, moderated poster and demo sessions and the synergy strand, ensuring digital interactivity and cooperation on the social web.
Read the detailed programme

Registration is open

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

The registration fee includes access to all conference facilities, the electronic Conference Proceedings, the Welcome Cocktail, lunches and refreshments during the conference days. The fee does not include accommodation and the conference dinner.

For young scholars, a special discount will be applied.

Register for the Conference

Conference live stream

Good news for everyone who can’t make it to the conference: as in previous years, all plenary sessions of the Annual Conference will be streamed on EDEN’s YouTube channel – you will be able to follow the conference welcome, all keynote speeches and the closing remarks from the comfort of your chair.

Social Events

Welcome Reception – 16 June, 19:30

The Welcome Reception helps you to set the mood for the Conference. Meet your colleagues and enjoy the welcoming atmosphere. The EDEN Senior Fellow and Fellow Awards will be presented at this occasion.

The EDEN Fellow and Senior Fellow Awards will be presented at the Welcome Reception.

The Reception will take place on the VIVES campus..

Wine & Games Event – 17 June, 17:30

VIVES Bruges holds the VIVES Archive of Games, the largest collection of games in the world, with more than 20.000 titles and many educational (party) games. In the archive, you will find the most recent (educational) games, but also some very old games are kept in the closed section. The oldest game dates back to 1810!

EDEN members and conference delegates are invited to visit the Archives, entertain with exciting games and savour good wines.

Conference Gala Dinner – 18 June, 20:00

The Conference Gala Dinner will be held in the Market Halls of Bruges.

Standing on the market square of Bruges there is one building that immediately attracts your attention, the market halls and its Belfry.

They have been recognized as UNESCO World Heritage sites since 1999. The halls were built very early in the Middle Ages and were mainly used as an indoor marketplace.

The Best Research Paper Award and Young Scholar Award will be presented at the Conference Gala Dinner.

Guide to Bruges

VIVES University students have created a website to help visitors get to know Bruges and its must-see sights, historic landmarks, charming spots and of course the best culinary experiences in town  – take a look here, and plan your visit!

Plan your visit

Quality and Recognition

EDEN Fellow and Senior Fellow Awards – the ceremony will be held at the Welcome Reception

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.

Best Research Paper Award & Young Scholar Award- the ceremony will be held at the Conference Dinner

The tradition of awarding the EDEN Best Research Paper will be continued. Since 2008, EDEN has bestowed the Best Research Paper Award at its Annual Conferences and the bi-annual Research Workshops. 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 at the Conference Dinner.

Open Badges

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

Learn more about Bruges

The conference is hosted by the VIVES University of Applied Sciences.

Contact

Conference website: http://www.eden-online.org/2019_bruges

Inquiries in relation to the conference should be sent to: bruges@eden-online.org

The 28th EDEN Annual Conference is the initiative of EDEN supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union
EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network Secretariat
Tel: +36 1 463 1628, 463 2537 Fax: +36 1 463 1858
E-mail: bruges@eden-online.org
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