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January 18, 2015

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

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January, 2015

Projects, practices, showcases

Webinar series on E-assessment and Learning Outcomes

1st lecture: 21st January 2015 at 11.00 CET

The TALOE Partnership announces a series of webinars entitled “Talks on E-assessment and Learning Outcomes”. The first lecture of this series is to be held on 21st January 2015 at 11.00 CET on “Content analysis and critical thinking – An assessment study” by Antonella Poce, researcher and lecturer in experimental pedagogy at the University Roma Tre, Italy.

The monthly series is suggested for educators, educational developers, staff in learning support and those with responsibility for the management and quality assurance of assessment. Read more here.

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How can ICT support the development of learning to learn competences in lifelong learning transitions?

At the end of its 3rd year, the eLene2learn project is proudly presenting its final results.

Over 36 months the project partnership collected written reports (60+ case studies) and summarised them in the so-called “How to Guide” to allow teachers and trainer to replicate the successful practices and methodologies. Our case study collection was followed up by a series of interviews that were later assembled into an interactive web documentary for easy thematic and geographic navigation.

During the final months the 3 dedicated task forces of (A) social networks, (B) digital media, serious games and virtual worlds and (C) ePortfolios and blogs conducted online surveys and analysed the “success stories”, challenges and benefits, and composed a list of practical recommendations in the form of aLessons Learnt Report.

Presentations, workshops and webinars were organised on both national and European levels, and in the second half of its lifetime, eLene2learn also organised its own specific events, i.e. a Transnational Workshop in October 2013 in Budapest and its Final Conference in October 2014 in Barcelona. All these activities helped to share the project results with 3000+ educational stakeholders, and the eLene team is committed to sustain its work and continue to assist the teacher community. To stay in touch, we invite you to join theeLene2learn Facebook group.

elene2learn

www.elene2learn.eu

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

Call for Contributions deadline: 31 January 2015
Synergy Submission deadline: 31 March 2015

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

Submissions that relate to the Conference Scope and to the Conference Themesare invited in the following formats: paper, poster, workshop anddemonstration. You are also invited to share and discuss your EU projects and initiatives with your peers in the frame of the Synergy Strand.

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For more information about the projects EDEN is involved in, please visit the EDEN website.

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January 15, 2015

[EDEN-News] EDEN 2015 Barcelona – Reminder

A reminder about this event…

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EDEN 2015 Annual Conference: #EDEN15
Call for Contributions
Deadline approaching: 31 January

Barcelona, 9-12 June 2015

CONFERENCE SCOPE | THEMES | CALL | SUBMISSION | PARTNER & VENUE | DEADLINES

Call for Contributions

Submissions that relate to the Conference Scope and to theConference Themes are invited in the following formats:paper, poster, workshop and demonstration.

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If your initiative is not mature enough to be presented as research paper or poster but has potential for development and/or achievements as project work in progress, we highly recommend to submit insynergy category.

EDEN aims to reach out to a new generation of educators, and will achieve this by offering support to young scholars in 2015 to facilitate their participation in the conference.

Keynote Speakers

EDEN introduces the following excellent keynote speakers of the event:

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Xavier Prats-Monnet
Director-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission

Jim Groom
Director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies and adjunct professor at the University of Mary Washington, USA

‘Diva’ Trio – Women in Leadership and Change for digital environments.
Belinda Tynan
Pro-Vice Chancellor, The Open University, UK
Marci Powell
Polycom Inc., US
Darcy Hardy (tbc.)
Associate Vice President, Enterprise Consulting, Blackboard, US

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Albert Sangra
UNESCO Chair, Faculty Member, eLearn Center at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain

Maarten de Laat
Full Professor of Professional Development in Social Networks, Welten Institute, Faculty of Psychology & Education, The Open University of the Netherlands

Stavros Panagiotis Xanthopoylos - tbc
Vice-President, Brazilian Association for Distance Education – ABED, Professor, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-EAESP), Brazil

Conference Vision

Like the city of Barcelona, the EDEN conferences treasure their traditions whilst they also welcome and advocate modern solutions, innovation and creativity. The high quality content, insightful and inspirational keynote speeches, recognition of excellence by the Best Research Paper Award will continue to be cornerstones of the conference in 2015.

By way of contrast, capitalising on the encouraging participant feedback from EDENRW8, the new, more interactive and engaging session formats – like the speed-dating, homegroups and fishbowl – will feature in the programme, and delegates will be able to enjoy an improved Synergy Strand.
EDEN also aims to reach out to a new generation of educators, and will achieve this by offering support to young scholars in 2015 to facilitate their participation in the conference.

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

Sponsorship Opportunity

EDEN is offering sponsorship possibilities linked to the event and we would be pleased to welcome your organisation amongst the conference partners. Would you be interested at further details about sponsorship, please consult the Sponsorship Brochure and contact the conference secretariat atbarcelona@eden-online.org.

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

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December 15, 2014

[EDEN-News] EDEN 2015 Annual Conference, Barcelona – Reminder before Christmas

From last week’s inbox…

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EDEN 2015 Annual Conference: #EDEN15
Call for Contributions – Deadline: 31 January

Barcelona, 9-12 June 2015

CONFERENCE SCOPE | THEMES | CALL | SUBMISSION | PARTNER & VENUE | DEADLINES

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 2015 Annual Conference.

Conference Vision

Like the city of Barcelona, the EDEN conferences treasure their traditions whilst they also welcome and advocate modern solutions, innovation and creativity. The high quality content, insightful and inspirational keynote speeches, recognition of excellence by the Best Research Paper Award will continue to be cornerstones of the conference in 2015.

By way of contrast, capitalising on the encouraging participant feedback from EDENRW8, the new, more interactive and engaging session formats – like the speed-dating, homegroups and fishbowl – will feature in the programme, and delegates will be able to enjoy an improved Synergy Strand.
EDEN also aims to reach out to a new generation of educators, and will achieve this by offering support to young scholars in 2015 to facilitate their participation in the conference.

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

Call for Contributions

Submissions that relate to the Conference Scope and to the Conference Themes are invited in the following formats: paper, poster, workshop and demonstration.

If your initiative is not mature enough to be presented as a comprehensive research paper but has potential for development and/or achievements as project work in progress, we highly recommend you to submit in synergy category.

2015 ePortfolio & Identity Conference

The 2015 ePortfolio & Identity Conference (ePIC) will be organised in conjunction with the EDEN Annual Conference, taking place in the Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel on 8-10 June. A joint day will enhance the sharing of experiences and networking. Discount will be available for delagates registering to both events.

Schedule and Deadlines

Paper Submission: 31 January 2015

Synergy Submission: 31 March 2015

Registration Open: mid-February 2015

Notification of Authors: 31 March 2015

Conference Dates: 9-12 June 2015

Conference Partner and Venue

Our Partner, the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), is an innovative online university rooted in Catalonia and open to the world, sensitive to the diversity of the global environment and committed to empowering development and social change through education.UOC is based in Barcelona, “the city of Marvels“. The passionate capital of Catalonia in Spain offers a unique balance between the traditional and the avant-garde.

The conference venue is the Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel, located in the emblematic center of the city, the Plaza de Espana, providing excellent setting for the event with discounted rate rooms for the delegates.

National Museum of Catalan Art

Barcelona from the air

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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December 8, 2014

[Eurodl] New articles in EURODL – December 2014

An item from over the weekend…

Fresh Articles – December 2014

Dear EURODL subscriber,

We kindly inform you that new articles have been accepted for publication, since September 2014. Please, visit them at the journal’s website.

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 EDEN’s 2015 Annual Conference “Expanding Learning Scenarios – Opening Out the Educational Landscape”, that will be held in Barcelona, 9-12 June, organised in co-operation with Universitat Oberta de Catalunya – UOC. The conference 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 Call for Contribution is now open, for details please, visit the conference website.

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

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November 18, 2014

[EDEN-News] EDEN 2015 Conference, Barcelona – Announcement and Call

From yesterday’s inbox…

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EDEN 2015 Annual Conference: #EDEN15
Call for Contributions

Barcelona, 9-12 June 2015
In cooperation with: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)

CONFERENCE SCOPE | THEMES | CALL | SUBMISSION | PARTNER & VENUE | DEADLINES

Conference Vision

The ever-improving performance of mobile devices and the development of networking infrastructurecontinue to increase the appeal of new powerful instruments. The increased amount and improved quality of new digital content in learning are furthering rapid transformation of user habits and thesocial impact of new technologies. The re-interpretation of ‘openness’, ‘resource management’ and ‘IPRs’ have altered socio-economic and cultural aspects considerably.

The movement for openness of learning content and courseware is pushing a paradigm change and a need for new approaches in using ICT. New educational business models and stakeholder alliances emerge, supported by fresh social and economic demands and clusters of interest.

Deeper knowledge and reflective responses to the question of “How do we learn…?” could greatly enhance the efficiency of ICT-supported education. Important partners from interdisciplinary fields like brain sciences can help to discover the cognitive processes in the world of learning.

Call for Contributions

How can the progressive and innovative academic and professional international community contribute to the better understanding of the expansion of the educational landscape? We need renowned reflections of practice that support paradigm-changing transformations based on systematic knowledge. The responsibility of the scholarly community includes widening the concept of learning and its role in society and exploiting transformative knowledge to drive social change.

Join the Community in the inspiring city of Barcelona to share your research, projects and practice at #EDEN15!

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 to the Conference Themes are invited in the following formats: paper, poster, workshop and demonstration.

The Conference Committee will double peer review all submissions. Accepted contributions will be published in the electronic Conference Proceedings and their summary in the Book of Abstracts.

Synergy Strand

EDEN resumes its latest successful collaboration initiative. Take advantage of this special format and the prospect of meeting fellow project partners, share and discuss your EU projects and initiatives – preferably related to the Conference Themes – in the frame of the Synergy Strand.

The short introductions will be published in the Book of Projects, which is part of the official Conference publications.

Young Scholars Support

We are pleased to announce that EDEN’s support scheme to young scholars will be offered at the 2015 Annual Conference, following up the Young Researchers’ Scheme introduced in 2014 in Oxford thanks to the Ulrich Bernath Foundation and the Oldenburg University.

Two young researchers‘ attendance at the Conference will be supported with €600 each. Conditions and procedures will be explained in the application guidelines.

Schedule and Deadlines

Paper Submission: 31 January 2015

Synergy Submission: 31 March 2015

Registration Open: mid-February 2015

Notification of Authors: 31 March 2015

Conference Dates: 9-12 June 2015

Conference Partner and Venue

Our innovative university partner, the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) is rooted in Catalonia and open to the world, aware of the diversity of its environment and committed to the capacity of education and culture to effect social change. UOC is based in Barcelona, “the city of Marvels“. The passionate capital of Catalonia in Spain offeres a unique balance between the traditional and the avant-garde.

The conference venue is the Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel, located in the emblematic center of the city, the Plaza de Espana, providing excellent setting for the event with discounted rate rooms for the delegates.

Gaudi’s Park Güell

Plaza de Espana

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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