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January 17, 2017

[EDEN-News] EDEN Annual Conference, Jönköping 2017 – Submission Deadline Approaching

From the inbox this past Friday…

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EDEN 2017 Annual Conference: #EDEN17
Call for Contributions Open – Deadline 30 January

Jönköping, Sweden 13-16 June 2017

CALL | SCOPE | THEMES | SUBMISSION CATEGORIES | SUBMISSION | DEADLINES | VENUE

The conference is hosted by the Jönköping University in co-operation with Destination Jönköping

Call for contributions

The responsibility of the scholarly community includes the proper handling of diversity in education with respect to learners’ profiles, backgrounds, generations, cultures with different languages, literacies, and ways of communication as well as diversity in media and technology enhanced learning environments.

We need renowned reflections of practice that support paradigm-changing transformations based on systematic knowledge.

Join the Conference in Jönköping to tell about your research,
projects and experience connected to diversity challenges

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

Training sessions which are a recently introduced feature of our events are providing an interactive way for profession development.

Submissions that relate to the Conference Scope and one or more of the Conference Themes are welcome in paper, poster, workshop, training, demonstration and synergy formats.

Only 18 days left for submissions!

Journey back to the 2016 EDEN Annual Conference

video

Recognising excellence

recognitionPapers, posters and training submissions will not only be subjected to the conference evaluators’ thorough assessment, but could also win one of EDEN’s prestigious awards. We are keen to promote and inspire professionals by recognising excellence and will continue the tradition of distinguishing Best Papers and Best Practice Initiatives. The conference participants can also make their voices heard – they will be able to vote on their favourite posters on display in Jönköping – the poster earning the highest number of votes will receive the conference’sPoster Prize.

We also encourage the continuous attainment of professional development goals by awarding open badges to our conference participants and authors – the most involved supporters of our professional activities, therefore, can benefit from a wide range of recognition means of their demonstrated skills & competencies.

Conference Vision

scopeThe ever-changing media- and technology landscapes create opportunities for learning at all stages in life in formal and informal settings.

Educators often take digital and media skills for granted and may overlook the diversity of learners’ profiles and educational settings.

How do teachers and learners deal with diversity in media and technology enhanced learning environments? How can such diversity be accounted for and used to transform and adapt online learning settings? How well do stakeholders and policy makers understand digital inequalities? What are the new challenges for teachers and educators in the new media landscapes to create meaningful contexts for learning?

How do we bring together the strengths of the past with the challenges of the present and opportunities for the future? Finding and applying the right mix of information, knowledge and creativity is of primary importance for the educational experience.

Socio-economic-cultural aspects are more and more in focus of development for building the digital economy, including the fields of knowledge and learning. the 2017 EDEN conference keywords embrace also diversity and social inclusion through inter-cultural dialogue, the problems and educational aspects of the migrants’ integration in pan-European dimension.

EDEN 2017 will be the forum offering unique chance to find novel answers, work together for these goals, and to gain deep insight into the core questions of diversity in education.

Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines

lufthansaThe Lufthansa Group airlines offer a comprehensive global route network and exclusive prices and conditions to our participants, visitors, exhibitors, and invited guests. Read more on how to use the special offer.

Programme after the Conference: Midsummer day

midsummer

If you plan to stay a little longer after the conference – until 24 June – you will be able to witness one of Sweden’s most important days: Midsummer, which rivals Christmas with its festive spirit and traditions. In Jönköping, there will be celebrations in the park on Midsummer day.

People often begin the day by picking flowers and making wreaths to place on the maypole, which is a key component in the celebrations.The maypole is raised in an open spot and traditional ring-dances ensue, to the delight of the children and some of the adults..

Did you know?

jonkopingOn 18 May 1284 Jönköping became the first City in Sweden to be granted its rights by king Magnus Ladulås, who ruled mostly from Vättern’s largest island Visingsö.

The first part of the city’s name, “Jön”, is derived from the name of a creek, “Junebäcken”, in Talavid, in what is now the western part of the city. This was the location of the first known settlement in the area. The second part of the name “köping”, is an old word for a trading centre or market place.

Conference Venue: Jönköping

The conference is organised by EDEN in co-operation with the Jönköping University.

Jönköping is an excellent example of an impressively developing University, city and region which attracts economic, cultural and social progress and modernisation. The Scandinavian countries and particularly Sweden have always been in the forefront of learning innovation, open and digital education. We look forward with excitement to a memorable conference in 2017!

Join the Community in the exciting city of Jönköping to share your research, projects and practice at #EDEN17!

The conference will take part within the research environment CCD at the School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University with the support of Destination Jönköping.

Sponsorship opportunity

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

schedule

Schedule and Deadlines

Submissions: 30 January 2017

Registration Opens: mid-February 2017

Notification of Authors: 31 March 2017

Conference Dates: 13-16 June 2017

For any conference related questions contact the Conference Secretariat
at jonkoping@eden-online.org.

Erasmus

The EDEN 2017 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: jonkoping@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

_______________________________________________
EDEN-News mailing list
EDEN-News@eden-online.org

December 26, 2016

[EDEN-News] EDEN Seasons Greetings 2016

From the inbox…

The European Distance and E-Learning Network wishes
all members, friends and partners
Peaceful Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

Andras Szucs

Secretary General

 

Airina Volungeviciene

President

 

 

 

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December 18, 2016

[EDEN-News] EDEN Annual Conference, Jönköping 2017 – Reminder

From Friday’s inbox for my European readers…

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EDEN 2017 Annual Conference: #EDEN17
Call for Contributions Open – Deadline 30 January

Jönköping, Sweden 13-16 June 2017

CALL | SCOPE | THEMES | SUBMISSION CATEGORIES | SUBMISSION | DEADLINES | VENUE

The conference is hosted by the Jönköping University in co-operation with Destination Jönköping

Towards the end of the calendar year, with the peaceful winter holidays approaching, we hope you will find time and inspiration to consider how you could add value to the content offerings of the EDEN 2017 Annual Conference

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Conference Vision

scopeThe ever-changing media- and technology landscapes create opportunities for learning at all stages in life in formal and informal settings.

Educators often take digital and media skills for granted and may overlook the diversity of learners’ profiles and educational settings.

How do teachers and learners deal with diversity in media and technology enhanced learning environments? How can such diversity be accounted for and used to transform and adapt online learning settings? How well do stakeholders and policy makers understand digital inequalities? What are the new challenges for teachers and educators in the new media landscapes to create meaningful contexts for learning?

How do we bring together the strengths of the past with the challenges of the present and opportunities for the future? Finding and applying the right mix of information, knowledge and creativity is of primary importance for the educational experience.

Socio-economic-cultural aspects are more and more in focus of development for building the digital economy, including the fields of knowledge and learning. the 2017 EDEN conference keywords embrace also diversity and social inclusion through inter-cultural dialogue, the problems and educational aspects of the migrants’ integration in pan-European dimension.

EDEN 2017 will be the forum offering unique chance to find novel answers, work together for these goals, and to gain deep insight into the core questions of diversity in education.

Call for contributions

The responsibility of the scholarly community includes the proper handling of diversity in education with respect to learners’ profiles, backgrounds, generations, cultures with different languages, literacies, and ways of communication as well as diversity in media and technology enhanced learning environments.

We need renowned reflections of practice that support paradigm-changing transformations based on systematic knowledge.

Join the Conference in Jönköping to tell about your research,
projects and experience connected to diversity challenges

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

Submissions that relate to the Conference Scope and one or more of the Conference Themes are welcome in paper, poster, workshop, training, demonstration and synergy formats.

Journey back to the 2016 EDEN Annual Conference

video

Recognising excellence

recognitionPapers, posters and training submissions will not only be subjected to the conference evaluators’ thorough assessment, but could also win one of EDEN’s prestigious awards. We are keen to promote and inspire professionals by recognising excellence and will continue the tradition of distinguishing Best Papers and Best Practice Initiatives. The conference participants can also make their voices heard – they will be able to vote on their favourite posters on display in Jönköping – the poster earning the highest number of votes will receive the conference’s Poster Prize.

We also encourage the continuous attainment of professional development goals by awarding open badges to our conference participants and authors – the most involved supporters of our professional activities, therefore, can benefit from a wide range of recognition means of their demonstrated skills & competencies.

Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines

lufthansaLufthansa Group Partner Airlines offer a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. We offer special prices and conditions to participants, visitors, exhibitors, invited guests as well as employees of the Contracting partner and their travel companions.

To make a reservation, please click on http://www.lh.com/event-flight-booking and enter the access code HUZJMFG in the “Access to Your Special Lufthansa Offer” area. This will open an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available.

NOTE: Pop-ups must be enabled otherwise the booking platform window will not open.

These promotional fares are also available through your IATA / ARC travel agent. Travel agents can obtain ticketing instructions by sending an email to lufthansa.mobility@dlh.de and providing the access code as a reference.

Weekend programme after the Conference: DreamHack

DreamHack, the world’s largest LAN party and festival around computer gaming with scene performances and several types of competition (e-sport, cosplay and more) will be held at the exhibition center in Jönköping all weekend after the EDEN Annual Conference, starting on the Friday. Watch the introduction to the event on YouTube. This is an excellent opportunity for EDEN conference participants to make their stay in Jönköping not just professionally useful but also enjoyable.

Conference Venue: Jönköping

The conference is organised by EDEN in co-operation with the Jönköping University.

Jönköping is an excellent example of an impressively developing University, city and region which attracts economic, cultural and social progress and modernisation. The Scandinavian countries and particularly Sweden have always been in the forefront of learning innovation, open and digital education. We look forward with excitement to a memorable conference in 2017!

Join the Community in the exciting city of Jönköping to share your research, projects and practice at #EDEN17!

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

The conference will take part within the research environment CCD at the School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University with the support of Destination Jönköping.

Sponsorship opportunity

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

schedule

Schedule and Deadlines

Submissions: 30 January 2017

Registration Opens: mid-February 2017

Notification of Authors: 31 March 2017

Conference Dates: 13-16 June 2017

For any conference related questions contact the Conference Secretariat
at jonkoping@eden-online.org.

Erasmus

The EDEN 2017 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: jonkoping@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

_______________________________________________
EDEN-News mailing list
EDEN-News@eden-online.org

 

November 30, 2016

[EDEN-News] EDEN Annual Conference, Jönköping 2017 – Call for Contributions Open

From yesterday’s inbox…

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EDEN 2017 Annual Conference: #EDEN17
Call for Contributions Open – Deadline 30 January

Jönköping, Sweden 13-16 June 2017

CALL | SCOPE | THEMES | SUBMISSION CATEGORIES | SUBMISSION | DEADLINES | VENUE

The conference is hosted by the Jönköping University in co-operation with Destination Jönköping

Towards the end of the calendar year, with the peaceful winter holidays approaching, we hope you will find time and inspiration to consider how you could add value to the content offerings of the EDEN 2017 Annual Conference

Conference Vision

scopeThe ever-changing media- and technology landscapes create opportunities for learning at all stages in life in formal and informal settings.

Educators often take digital and media skills for granted and may overlook the diversity of learners’ profiles and educational settings.

How do teachers and learners deal with diversity in media and technology enhanced learning environments? How can such diversity be accounted for and used to transform and adapt online learning settings? How well do stakeholders and policy makers understand digital inequalities? What are the new challenges for teachers and educators in the new media landscapes to create meaningful contexts for learning?

How do we bring together the strengths of the past with the challenges of the present and opportunities for the future? Finding and applying the right mix of information, knowledge and creativity is of primary importance for the educational experience.

Socio-economic-cultural aspects are more and more in focus of development for building the digital economy, including the fields of knowledge and learning. the 2017 EDEN conference keywords embrace also diversity and social inclusion through inter-cultural dialogue, the problems and educational aspects of the migrants’ integration in pan-European dimension.

EDEN 2017 will be the forum offering unique chance to find novel answers, work together for these goals, and to gain deep insight into the core questions of diversity in education.

Call for contributions

The responsibility of the scholarly community includes the proper handling of diversity in education with respect to learners’ profiles, backgrounds, generations, cultures with different languages, literacies, and ways of communication as well as diversity in media and technology enhanced learning environments.

We need renowned reflections of practice that support paradigm-changing transformations based on systematic knowledge.

Join the Conference in Jönköping to tell about your research,
projects and experience connected to diversity challenges

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

Submissions that relate to the Conference Scope and one or more of the Conference Themes are welcome in paper, poster, workshop, training, demonstration and synergy formats.

Recognising excellence

recognitionEDEN is promoting and inspiring professionals by recognising excellence.Our established formal award schemes, such as the EDEN Fellow, Senior Fellow and Best Research Paper Awards were recently extended by the introduction of the Best Practice Initiative Award.

We also encourage the continuous attainment of professional development goals by awarding open badges to our conference participants and authors – the most involved supporters of our professional activities, therefore, can benefit from a wide range of recognition means of their demonstrated skills & competencies.

Weekend programme after the Conference: DreamHack

DreamHack, the world’s largest LAN party and festival around computer gaming with scene performances and several types of competition (e-sport, cosplay and more) will be held at the exhibition center in Jönköping all weekend after the EDEN Annual Conference, starting on the Friday. Watch the introduction to the event on YouTube. This is an excellent opportunity for EDEN conference participants to make their stay in Jönköping not just professionally useful but also enjoyable.

Conference Venue: Jönköping

The conference is organised by EDEN in co-operation with the Jönköping University.

Jönköping is an excellent example of an impressively developing University, city and region which attracts economic, cultural and social progress and modernisation. The Scandinavian countries and particularly Sweden have always been in the forefront of learning innovation, open and digital education. We look forward with excitement to a memorable conference in 2017!

Join the Community in the exciting city of Jönköping to share your research, projects and practice at #EDEN17!

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

The conference will take part within the research environment CCD at the School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University with the support of Destination Jönköping.

schedule

Schedule and Deadlines

Submissions: 30 January 2017

Registration Opens: mid-February 2017

Notification of Authors: 31 March 2017

Conference Dates: 13-16 June 2017

For any conference related questions contact the Conference Secretariat
at jonkoping@eden-online.org.

         

Erasmus

The EDEN 2017 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: jonkoping@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

_______________________________________________
EDEN-News mailing list
EDEN-News@eden-online.org

November 22, 2016

[EDEN-News] European Distance Learning Week 2016 – Resources Available

Note the follow-up on this item…

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European Distance Learning Week
Organised by EDEN

Resources Available

EDEN successfully organised the first European Distance Learning Week on 7-11 November.

5 webinars with 354 registered participants were held. The participants came from 41 different countries including 15 countries from outside Europe from Canada to Brazil, from South Africa to Nepal, encompassing all 4 continents (Europe, Asia, Africa, America) and demonstrating a strong geographical coverage and a substantial outreach.

123 participants eventually turned up. 27 facilitators contributed to the successful implementation of this initiative, among them representatives of the European Commission and the Lifelong Learning Platform. EDEN thanks the valuable contribution of the facilitators and hope that this initiative successfully contributed to the European dialog about the present state and the future of open and distance learning. All participants and facilitators received EDEN open badges for their contribution.

The presenters’ slides can be viewed on EDEN’s SlideShare page

Based on the success of the first year, we hope that we can maintain the interest in the subject and European Distance Learning Weeks will be organised also in the coming year.

European Distance Learning Week: European achievements and innovations

Moderator: Airina Volungevičienė, EDEN President
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
Recording of the discussion is available here


Quality in open, online and technology enhanced learning

Moderator: Wim Van Petegem, EDEN Vice President
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
Recordings of the discussion are available here and here


Evolving Open Education: life beyond MOOCs

Moderator: Fabio Nascimbeni, EDEN Executive Committee member
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
Recording of the discussion is available here


Validation and recognition of non-formal open learning

Moderator: Sandra Kucina, EDEN Vice President
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
Recording of the discussion is available here


Digital skills in teaching and learning – are we on the right track?

Moderator: Lisa Marie Blaschke, EDEN Vice President
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
Recording of the discussion is available here
Deirdre Hodson’s presentation


Other contributions from European education organisations to European Distance Learning Week organised by EDEN

Education Policy and Digitalization

Title: Across the German borders: Digital Higher Education in the EU
Moderator: Philip Meyer, research associate at e-teaching.org
Presenters: Prof. Dr. Ulf Ehlers (Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg), Christine Redecker (Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, IPTS, Sevilla), Sandra Kucina Softic, ( EDEN Vice-President)
Recording of the discussion is available here


National webinar by SADE The Swedish Association for Distance Education

Title: The Open University at Åbo (Turku) Akademi University and Novia University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Moderator: Ebba Ossiannilsson, EDEN EC, EDEN Fellow and EDEN NAP, Swedish Association for Distance Education, Sweden
Presenters: Majlen Saarinen, Educational Director at the Centre for Lifelong Learning at Åbo (TURKU) Akademi University and Novia University of Applied Sciences, FINLAND
Recording of the discussion is available here


EDEN also contributed to USDLA National Distance Learning Week with additional webinars:

Animation creation as a learning tool

Moderator: Kriszta Mihályi, Director of Operations, EDEN
Recording and slides of the webinar


Transforming Universities for the Digital Age: policies, business models, resources

Moderator: Dr. András Szűcs, Secretary General, EDEN
Recording and slides of the webinar


How to design open badges?

Moderator: Ildikó Mázár, Deputy Secretary General, EDEN
Recording and slides of the webinar


Creating meaningful learning for children with a medical condition: Key educational factors and related ICT solutions

Moderator: John Dennis, Universitá di Perugia
Recording of the webinar

For any conference related questions contact the Secretariat
at secretariat@eden-online.org.

Erasmus

The European Distance Learning Week 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: secretariat@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

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EDEN-News mailing list
EDEN-News@eden-online.org

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