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September 3, 2015

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

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September, 2015

EDEN Open Classroom Conference in Aalborg
Call for submission extended deadline: 30 September

17-20 November 2015, Aalborg, Denmark
Organised in collaboration with: The Aalborg University

D4Learning 2015: International Conference on Innovations with Digital Learning for Inclusion (D4L)

Final Submission Round is open until: 30 September 2015

CALL | THEMES | SUBMISSION | KEYNOTES | REGISTRATION

The second EDEN Open Classroom Conference during this autumn, will take place in Aalborg, organised in collaboration with The Aalborg University.

The D4L Conference serves as a forum for the discussion and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications on all topics related to the use of digital technology for inclusion, e.g:

  • New digital/educational practices;
  • New digital/educational environments;
  • New and innovative educational strategies;
  • Design of teaching/learning for inclusion;
  • Institutional policies with respect to the challenge of inclusion.

We invite you to attend D4L and submit proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, tutorials, workshops, posters/demonstrations and corporate showcases/demos.

The tradition of EDEN Best Research Paper Award will be continued at the conference.

The proceedings will be published by Aalborg University Press.

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www.d4l.aau.dk

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how to register

Aalborg

EDEN Open Classroom Conference in Athens
18-21 September 2015, Athens, Greece
Organised in collaboration with: Ellinogermaniki Agogi

Transforming Schools into Innovative Learning Organisations

INVITATION | THEMES| REGISTRATION | VENUE | HOTEL BOOKING

Registration is still open!

Open Discovery Space, DigiSkills and GreeNET will utilize their teacher communities and resources in the interest of a professional event, offering free training opportunities and promoting their best teaching practices.

The language of the Event is English.

There are still free places – Register now!

The delegates will have access to all conference facilities, the printed ISBN-identified Conference Proceedings, the Welcome Reception (18 September), all lunches and refreshments during the 3 days (19-21 September) of the conference.

The registration is open until 15 September.

Registered delegates’ hotel arrangement and conference venue transfer is supported by Nikaia Travel & Tourism Agency. Please, use this form to obtain assistance in your hotel arrangement.

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eden.ea.gr

how to register

Athens

Venue:

Ellinogermaniki Agogi S.A.
Platanou 3, Pallini 153 51, Greece

Be Inspired by the Excellent Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Sotirios Glavas, President of the Greek Institute of Educational Policy, Greece
    Welcome Address
  • Prof. António Teixeira, EDEN President, Universidade Aberta, Portugal
    Closing Address
  • Prof. Demetrios G Sampson, Senior and Golden Core Member IEEE, Professor of Digital Systems in Learning and Education, University of Piraeus, Greece
  • Dr. Nelly Arvaniti, School counsellor for Physical Education in Eastern Attica, Greece
  • Rosa Doran, NUCLIO / GHOU / Portuguese Astronomical Society, Portugal
    Developing Effective Teachers Communities
  • Prof. Dr Franz Bogner, Head of Department, Didactics of Biology, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • Prof. John Garofalakis, Computer Technology Institute and Press “Diophantus”, Greece
    Enhancing Teachers’ Digital Skills

Pick your Favourite Training Activities

To celebrate and multiply the impact of some of the hosting projects’ most successful activities, the conference will highlight an impressive spectrum of different open schooling and teacher training initiatives and accomplishments.

  • Green Ideas 2015 – Facilitating communities in green education
  • Designing for Learning and Inclusion: Universal Design for Learning in action
  • The “Big Ideas of Science” as means to promote multidisciplinary science activities. – Showing our students the Bigger Picture through a federation of online labs.
  • How to apply for an Erasmus+ KA1 Grant
  • Fighting against bullying and discrimination; awareness techniques & planning of an effective strategy
  • Using Open Badge packs to support teaching across the curriculum
  • ProsocialLearn: introduction to prosociality & prosocial learning games
  • Social Media for Teaching and Learning

A Complex Programme Ensures Valuable Experience

The programme starts already on Friday afternoon. After theregistration, participants are invited to get inspired for the event by the first keynote speakers’ session followed by a Welcome Reception.

On Saturday, 15 innovative teachers will present their work to the conference audience about a wide variety of subject from physics through safe internet use to supporting green careers.

During the weekend, delegates can choose to participate in varioustraining events (as you can see above).

The programme also includes Scholarly Contributions, giving the floor to academics and professionals to present their research and validated practices.

The detailed programme of the event will be available during this weekhere.

The Fun Part: Social Events

Visit to the Acropolis Museum

We are organising a visit to Acropolis Museum on 20 September,Sunday evening, before the Conference Dinner. The tour includes the transfer (by charter bus) at 17:00hrs from Ellinogermaniki Agogi (Conference venue) and 2 hours guided tour to the Acropolis Museumby a professional licensed guide. Please register here in case you are interested to participate (cost: 35 EUR/person).

Conference Dinner

The social dinner will take place on Sunday 20 September at 20:30after the tour to Acropolis museum at a traditional tavern in the Plaka area, in walking distance from Acropolis. Buses will take participants back to their hotels after dinner. Please register here in case you are interested to participate (cost: 35 EUR/person).

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Acropolis Museum

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Conference dinner in a traditional Greek restaurant

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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July 23, 2015

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

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July, 2015

EDEN Open Classroom Conferences in Athens and Aalborg
Call for submission deadlines approaching!

EDEN Open Classroom Conference
18-21 September 2015, Athens, Greece
Organised in collaboration with: Ellinogermaniki Agogi

Transforming Schools into
Innovative Learning Organisation

Submission deadline: 15 August
Registration is free of charge

CALL | INVITATION| THEMES| SUBMISSION | REGISTRATION

Open Discovery Space, DigiSkills and GreeNET will utilize their teacher communities and resources in the interest of a professional event, offering free training opportunities and promoting their best teaching practices.

Call for submissions:

Submissions addressing one or more of the conference themes are welcome in either standard paper or Synergy formats. The deadline for submission is 15 August.

Acknowledging achievements at the conference:

To celebrate and multiply the impact of some of the hosting projects’ most successful activities the first two days of the conference will highlight an impressive spectrum of different open schooling and teacher training initiatives and accomplishments. Complementing the ODS virtual acknowledgements expressed via multiple online channels, we’ll also be awarding our best teachers face to face for their professional achievements and contributions to their schools’ development.

During the third, Scholarly Contributions Day, academics and professionals will present their research and validated practices. Based on its continuing success, the EDEN “Synergy” strand will be weaved into the programme in Athens as well, adding a “project magnet” effect to the conference and enabling new partnerships to be created and old ones to be strengthened and expanded.

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how to register

Athens

EDEN Open Classroom Conference
17-20 November 2015, Aalborg, Denmark
Organised in collaboration with: The Aalborg University

D4Learning 2015: International Conference on Innovations with Digital Learning for Inclusion (D4L)

Final Submission Round is open until: 15 August 2015

CALL | THEMES | SUBMISSION | KEYNOTES | REGISTRATION

The D4L Conference serves as a forum for the discussion and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications on all topics related to the use of digital technology for inclusion.

Keynote speakers:

  • Alan Tait, Director, International Development and Teacher Education, The Open University, United Kingdom
  • Terry Anderson, Professor in Distance Education, Athabasca University, Canada
  • Alan Bruce, Universal Learning Systems, Ireland

Call for Papers:

We invite you to attend D4L and submit proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, tutorials, workshops, posters/demonstrations and corporate showcases/demos.

The tradition of EDEN Best Research Paper Award will be continued at the conference.

The proceedings will be published by Aalborg University Press.

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www.d4l.aau.dk

submit

how to register

Aalborg

Projects, Practices, Showcases

Demystifying ICT in Education – DigiSkills Summer News and Evaluation

The latest DigiSkills Newsletter includes useful information on the final conference in the framework of the Open Classroom Conference in Athens, new practices for teachers and trainers using ICT in various levels of education featured in the Good Practice Repository, and latest information on past events and recently published resources. On the Digiskills website, you now have access to the Digiskills Online Community, the Good Practice Inventory as well as the Digital Competence Training Academy with OER courses for teachers and trainers who want to update their digital skills for learning. This resource inventory is aiming all levels of educators, from primary to higher education and adult learning.

Help us to evaluate!

We are looking forward to seeing your good practice on the DigiSkills platform. Please follow the instructions here. It takes no more than 10 minutes. Thank you for your collaboration!

Digiskills

digiskills-project.ea.gr

Web based e-assessment platform released by TALOE

Within the TALOE (Time to Assess Learning Outcomes in E-learning) project, a web tool is developed with the aim to help teachers in deciding on the e-assessment strategies and better relating to the learning outcomes with assessment methods. The tool is tested, finalised and is open to public.

The recordings of the successful TALOE Webinar series: Talks on E-Assessment and Learning Outcomes is also available. For details and further project information, please read the third Newsletter.

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Open Professional Collaboration for Innovation

The Newsletter of OpenPROF – Open Professional Collaboration for Innovation is now available. The project organises trainings for teachers and trainers and develops open educational resources (OERs) with open curriculum and licensing via open collaboration. OpenProf partners will create three training materials that help you to develop OER content. The first training material on Open Educational Resources and sustainability models is now available on the projectwebsite: curricula and materials for OERs, 6 online courses, with resources developed in or adapted various languages, ICT tools and innovative solutions will be developed and made available.

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www.openprof.eu

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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E-mail: secretariat@eden-online.org
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June 26, 2015

[Eurodl] New Articles In EURODL – June 2015

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Fresh Articles – June 2015

Dear EURODL subscriber,

We kindly inform you that new articles have been accepted for publication, since March 2015. Please, visit them at thejournal’s website.

And the freshly published 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 two EDEN Open Classroom Conferences in Autumn 2015.

The first one titled “Transforming Schools into Innovative Learning Organisations“, to take place 18-21 September in Athens, will focus on different open schooling and teacher training initiatives, major achievements, their resources and training services provided.

The second, to be organised 17-20 November in Aalborg, “Innovations with Digital Learning for Inclusion, D4L” serves as a forum for the discussion and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications on all topics related to the use of digital technology for inclusion.

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

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 24, 2015

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

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June, 2015

EDEN Open Classroom Conferences in Athens and in Aalborg
Call for submission deadlines approaching!

EDEN Open Classroom Conference
18-21 September 2015, Athens, Greece
Organised in collaboration with: Ellinogermaniki Agogi

Transforming Schools into
Innovative Learning Organisation

Submission deadline: 1 July 2015
Synergy submission deadline: 15 August
Registration is free of charge

CALL | INVITATION| THEMES| SUBMISSION | REGISTRATION

How can the progressive academic and professional European community contribute to the better understanding, development and exploitation of the educational landscape in 2015?

Call for submissions:

Submissions addressing one or more of the conference themes are welcome in either standard paper or Synergy formats. The deadline for submission is 1 July for papers and 15 August for Synergy formats.

Thematic of the Conference:

The first two days of the conference will highlight an impressive spectrum of different open schooling and teacher training initiatives, major achievements, their resources and training services provided.

During the third, Scholarly Contributions Day, academics and professionals will present their research and validated practices, following peer reviewed admission process.

ODS, DigiSkills and GreeNet will utilize their teacher communities and resources in the interest of a professional event, offering free training opportunities and promoting their best teaching practices. This core community will be joined by several other dedicated EU initiatives’ representatives and stakeholders, who discovered thematic and/or methodological synergies with the 3 hosting projects at the EDEN 2015 Annual Conference in Barcelona. The trainings, the list of which will be published soon, will be acknowledged by certifications.

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eden.ea.gr

Athens

EDEN Open Classroom Conference
1720 November 2015, Aalborg, Denmark
Organised in collaboration with: The Aalborg University

D4Learning 2015: International Conference on Innovations with Digital Learning for Inclusion (D4L)

Submission deadline: 15 July 2015

CALL | THEMES | SUBMISSION | KEYNOTES | REGISTRATION

The D4L Conference serves as a forum for the discussion and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications on all topics related to the use of digital technology for inclusion.

Keynote speakers:

  • Alan Tait, Director, International Development and Teacher Education, The Open University, United Kingdom
  • Terry Anderson, Professor in Distance Education, Athabasca University, Canada
  • Alan Bruce, Universal Learning Systems, Ireland

Call for Papers:

We invite you to attend D4L and submit proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, tutorials, workshops, posters/demonstrations and corporate showcases/demos.

The tradition of EDEN Best Research Paper Award will be continued at the conference.

The proceedings will be published by Aalborg University Press.

OCC2

www.d4l.aau.dk

Aalborg

EDEN 2015 Annual Conference: #EDEN15
Conference Resources

EDEN Annual Conference 2015
9-12 June 2015, Barcelona, Spain
In collaboration with Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

Expanding Learning Scenarios
Opening Out the Educational Landscape

Conference Resources

KEYNOTES| KEYNOTE DOODLES| RECOGNITIONS| PHOTOALBUM

We had a memorable and inspirational conference in Barcelona with the gathering of 380 delegates from 42 countries, with over 200 presentations. The live stream of the plenary sessions was followed by 380 viewers and an online discussion unfolded with over 4000 tweets and more than 2800 readers on Facebook. Presentations on Slideshare had 1000+ views during the course of the three days.

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

EDEN FELLOW & SENIOR FELLOW AWARDS
BEST RESEARCH PAPER AWARD | BEST PRACTICE AWARD
POSTER PRIZE | YOUNG SCHOLAR AWARD

We hope to meet you also at the next EDEN Annual Conference in Budapest 14-17 June 2016, at the 25th Anniversary of EDEN.

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UOC

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EDEN 2015-2020 – Strategy and Services of the Association in the Light of the EU 2020 Policy Aims

For those participants who arrived to Barcelona early EDEN has organised a session titled “Strategy and Services of the Association in the Light of the EU 2020 Policy Aims”, where the EDEN President and NAP Steering Committee Chair introduced the various traditional and newly emerging EDEN services, committments and community building activities in the light of the 2015-2020 policy aims. The detailed EDEN presentation was followed by the session’s invited speaker introducing the Open Education Europa portal. The PowerPoints are available under the following links:

EDEN in 2015 – by Steve Wheeler, Chair of the EDEN NAP Steering Committee

The Open Education Europa Portal – by Agnes Aquilo representing OEE as EDEN’s media partner

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International Workshop and Roundtable for Ed Tech Journal Editors

As a pre-conference workshop for the EDEN Conference in Barcelona on 9 June, UOC hosted an international workshop for editors of journals in educational technology and distance learning. About 18 editors, representing 13 journals, participated in the morning workshop. Read more…

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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.

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

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June 5, 2015

[EDEN-News] EDEN 2015 June Barcelona – One Week Ahead!

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EDEN 2015 Annual Conference: #EDEN15
Latest Conference News – Last days for Register!

Barcelona, 9-12 June 2015

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KEYNOTES | DETAILED PROGRAMME | RELATED EVENTS | SESSION ARRANGEMENTS |

SOCIAL EVENTS | PARTNER & VENUE | HOTEL BOOKING

STREAM AND SOCIAL MEDIA

The EDEN 2015 Annual Conference is soon to open its gates: More than 350 delegates registered already, from over 45 countries. Join now!

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Losing Control: The true democratisation of learning – Keynote interview with Albert Sangrà

In the latest part of the series of EDEN pre-Conference interviews, the Albert Sangra talks to Ebba Ossiannilson.

“I currently think that we are in a time in which the most important thing is to understand how people is putting in practice their right to choose the way they are going to learn and to be taught.”

“Learning is outside there, and the institutions should become entities which could help people to achieve their educational goals without controlling everything the student is going to do.”

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Interview with Albert Sangrá
by Ebba Ossiannilsson

Collaboration is Inspiration: Social Media for #EDEN15

Follow the Conference and join us online in tweeting, posting, sharing and curating the 2015 EDEN Annual Conference with the hashtag #EDEN15 on all channels.

On Twitter, you may follow @EDENConference for the live conference news and @EDEN20_Official for official announcements from EDEN. Relevant tweets from participants and partners will be retweeted.

On Facebook, the official EDEN Page serves you with the programme highlights live; and you may join the Conference Event for exclusive content.

The #EDENChat online twitter discussions with the NAP Steering Committee will feature a hot topic of the event every day.

EDEN archives every day posts with #EDEN15 hashtag on Storify.

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#EDEN15 Video Broadcast Live Stream

We are happy to announce, that the #EDEN15 Conference Plenary Sessions will be live streamed on EDEN’sYouTube Channel. Tune in to see your favourite keynote speakers every day according to the official programme schedule and share your thoughts and reflections using the official conference hashtag: #EDEN15.

Selected keynote speakers will be interviewed on video by Steve Wheeler on behalf of the EDEN NAP Steering Committee on Wednesday and Thursday. All the recorded videos will be loaded to Youtube.

All keynote presentations will be loaded as PPT-s to EDEN’s Slideshare during and after the event.

For more information about the conference, visit the website here.

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

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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
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