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March 24, 2015

[Eurodl] New Articles In EURODL – March 2015

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Fresh Articles – March 2015

Dear EURODL subscriber,

We kindly inform you that new articles have been accepted for publication, during the first few months of 2015. Please, visit them at the journal’s website.

And the freshly published article in the “Brief items” section:

Let us also draw your attention to the several articles published late December 2014, that might be of interest to you, as well.

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.

As announced last December, EDEN’s 2015 Annual Conference “Expanding Learning Scenarios – Opening Out the Educational Landscape”, will focus on “How the progressive and innovative academic and professional international community can contribute to the better understanding of the expansion of the educational landscape?”. The event, organised in co-operation with Universitat Oberta de Catalunya – UOC, will be held 9-12 June, in Barcelona.

We are pleased to inform that over 200 proposals have been received. The Conference Programme, beside the traditional presentations, will include research speed dating sessions and homegroups. These interactive formats support in-depth discussions around the presentations (speed dating) and provide opportunity to exchange views about the keynote presentations (homegroups).

The Registration is open, for details, please visit the conference website.

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

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March 19, 2015

[EDEN-News] EDEN 2015 Barcelona – Enhancing the Conference Experience

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EDEN 2015 Annual Conference: #EDEN15
Conference News and Registration Open

Barcelona, 9-12 June 2015

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

Interactive Session Formats

The Conference Programme will combine traditional presentation elements with interactive formats, such as research speed dating sessions and homegroups. These formats support in-depth discussions around the presentations (speed dating) and provide opportunity to exchange views about the keynote presentations (homegroups). More information, including the notification of authors about the type of session they are invited to, will be circulated soon.

Synergy Submission 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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Pre-Conference Interviews

Last year’s #EDENRW8 – EDEN Research Workshop Rapporteur Tony Bates invited keynote speakers Pierre Dillenbourg and Cristobal Cobo to reflect on three key questions related to the MOOC and OER related hot topics of recent years’ debates. Martin Weller, keynote speaker at the 2015 EDEN Annual Conference in Barcelona touches on the same issues in his upcoming pre-conference interview.

Weller

The Battle for Openness – Pre-#EDEN15 Conference Interview with Martin Weller by Steve Wheeler

Dillenbourg

MOOC vs OER Roundtable: Tony Bates talks with Pierre Dillenbourg and Cristobal Cobo

Registration Open

The EDEN Secretariat administers the registrations of prospective conference participants.

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.

register

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 facilitate networking and experience sharing of the two events’ audiences. 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 several continents will participate in the debate that will take place on June 9th, and will discuss 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.

Have fun! – Social Events

Welcome Reception and
EDEN Fellow Award

Book & Wine Event

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book and wine

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.

Conference Dinner and
EDEN Best Research Paper Award

Dinner venue

And more:

  • Tweet screen
  • Graphic artist’s reflections on the plenary sessions
  • The medium is the massage – solving challenges in the use of social media with reflexology
  • UOC Alumni – Corporations workshop
  • Best Poster voting – Audience Award
  • Message Board for networking

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.

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 and theConference 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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March 13, 2015

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

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March, 2015

Projects, practices, showcases

EDEN 2015 Annual Conference: #EDEN15
Expanding Learning Scenarios – Opening Out the Educational Landscape

Synergy Submission deadline: 31 March 2015

Join the Conference in Barcelona and tell us about
your research, projects and experience!

You are invited to share and discuss your EU projects and initiatives with your peers in the frame of the Synergy Strand. This year, the sessions will combine traditional elements as well as more interactive formats, such as research speed dating, homegroups and fishbowls. For more information about how to submitand how to register, visit the Conference website.

Barcelona

www.eden-online.org/
2015_barcelona.html

Registration Deadline for Smart Homecare Conference in Paris

Smart Homecare – Investing in skills and service delivery

27 March 2015, Palais du Luxembourg, Paris, France
Under the Patronage of the Latvian Presidency of the European Union

Register by 20 March and be part of a unique European conference with fellow policy-makers, experts, researchers and practitioners on the future of social care in an ageing Europe. The CARER+ Final Conference is a free & open event with online registration only. The Conference opening will bring together high profile keynote speakers from all around Europe working in the field of social affairs for improvement of elderly people’s life condition at home and of caregivers work condition and development of ICT skills in social care. Participants will have the opportunity to attend panel discussions and to learn about the CARER+ cases including a showcase summary. To support networking and to create a possibility for other initiatives to collaborate, the CARER+ showcase will be followed by presentations and demonstrations of other similar initiatives’ results. In conclusion, a debate will be held on the needs of elderly people and their families, carers and professionals and develop sustainable solutions.

carer+

carerplus.eu

Webinar Series on E-assessment and Learning Outcomes

3rd lecture: 18 March 2015 at 11.00 CET: “Mind the Gap! Perceptual differences and learning”

The lecturer will be Steve Wheeler, associate professor of Learning Technology in Plymouth Institute of Education, Plymouth University. He is going to discuss different gaps teachers and students face every day – generational gaps, gaps in understanding, expectation gaps, gaps in literacy, intention gaps – which can be widened or narrowed by using technology. He also explores flipped roles, digital assessment and technology enhanced learning in his presentation.

Participants can join the webinar at https://connect.srce.hr/taloe_webinars/without previous registration.

You can comment the third topic and put questions to the presenters in advancehere.

taloe

taloe.up.pt

International Network for Home and Hospital Education through ICT

LeHo is developing an international network for Home and Hospital Education (HHE) with the use of ICT as enablers. The LeHo online hub is open for everybody involved and interested in the topic and includes resources that are being developed or collected by the LeHo team.

For more information, you can read the 2nd issue of the newsletter about

  • the foundation of the Board of Experts
  • country reports on “How is HHE organised in different countries in Europe – and overseas? Did they find solutions other countries can benefit from?”

You can sign up for receiving the most recent news on the online hub and you can follow us on Facebook.

Leho

www.lehoproject.eu

ICT Skills in Education: Spotlight on Teacher/Trainers’s Good Practices

Are you using digital tools and ICT in your everyday teaching and learning processes? Are you interested in sharing them with others or try new practices?

The Digiskills project is looking for YOU now. In the next newsletter, the project partners share their experiences in good practices on video and invite you to be part of this experience by taking part of the Inspiring Science Education Contest.Read the latest newsletter online here.

DigiSkills aims to bring together and further develop content, services, pedagogies and practices for lifelong learning in school/university/adult population, formulating specific scenarios of use of learning tools and platforms which will be tested with real users from eight countries (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Greece, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK), and evaluated in terms of their impact, with a particular attention to institutional as well as pedagogical innovation and change.

DigiSkills

www.digiskills-project.eu

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.

EDEN – European Distance and e-Learning Network Secretariat
Tel: +36 1 4631628
E-mail: secretariat@eden-online.org
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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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submit

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.

register

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

WR

book and wine

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

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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.

taloe

taloe.up.pt

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.

carer+

carerplus.eu

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.

BEU

openbadges.eu

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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