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May 28, 2016

[EDEN-News] EDEN Annual Conference, Budapest 2016 – Date Approaching!

From Friday’s inbox…

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EDEN 2016 Annual Conference: #EDEN16
DETAILED PROGRAMME AVAILABLE

Budapest, 14-17 June 2016

NEWS | PROGRAMME | SCHEDULE | REGISTER | KEYNOTES

CONFERENCE SCOPE | THEMES | DINNER | HOTELS | SPONSORSHIP

Detailed programme

The conference programme is set up from over 160 accepted contributions, including research paper sessions, demonstration and poster sessions, workshops, training courses and lively Synergy sessions for new project ideas and in-progress initiatives. See the detailed conference programmehere.

All plenary sessions will be streamed online and open to comment on social media.

High level EU Commission speakers and sessions at the conference!

European policy and practice in Digital Skills and Competences – a hands-on workshop with representatives of the ET2020 Working Group

This workshop at the EDEN 2016 Annual Conference in Budapest will provide participants with insights into EU policy relating to digital skills and competences. It will also enable participants to share their own experience and knowledge and to identify priorities for future work in the field.

Research on Opening up Education through the use of Digital Technologies: Development of a support framework for Higher Education Institutions

The workshop will present research done by the Joint Research Centre – Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, on behalf of DG EAC, on the development of a support framework for HEIs to take strategic decisions and concrete initiatives on opening up education.

“We should focus in the short term more on MOOCs than on OER.”

A special Oxford-Style Debate session will be held about the above statement of the standing of MOOCs and business models of openness. Debaters will be Professor Paul Bacsich (SeroHE) and Stavros Panagiotis Xanthopoylos (Open Education Consortium) on Thursday, 16 June, after lunch.

Pre-conference workshops

Our free pre-conference workshops will be held on 14 June, in the afternoon:

  • “The mobility guide on-line” – OpenPROF project workshop 12:00-15:00
  • “Inspire! – An Unconventional Forum with EDEN Young Scholars” – Young Scholars’ Workshop
    Including: How can young scholars write better quality journal articles? With Editors of online academic Open and Distance Learning Journals. 15:00-18:00

Book and Wine event

EDEN continues the tradition of the Book and Wine event: at the end of the first day (15 June) the lovers of literature and good wines share their latest interesting reading experience through short presentations. Nice red wine served for free!

Please contact the conference secretariat if you are interested to join as speaker.

Sir John Daniel is Dinner Speaker at the EDEN 25th Anniversary Conference Gala Dinnersir john daniel

We are delighted to announce that EDEN Founder Sir John Daniel, former Vice-Chancellor of the Open University UK, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education and President of the Commonwealth of Learning accepted the invitation to be the Dinner Speaker at the Conference Dinner on 16 June when we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of EDEN.

Welcome Reception – featuring the University Chorus

The Welcome Reception will take place in the assembly hall of the central building at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. The University Chorus will be performing for our guests.

Registration

registerThe EDEN Secretariat is taking care of the registration for the Annual Conference. Please visit the Online Registration Form to join the event.

For any conference related questions, including conference services for corporations, please contact the Conference Secretariat at budapest@eden-online.org.

Erasmus

The EDEN 2016 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: budapest@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

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May 20, 2016

[EDEN-News] EDEN Annual Conference, Budapest 2016 – Detailed programme available

From Wednesday’s inbox…

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EDEN 2016 Annual Conference: #EDEN16
DETAILED PROGRAMME AVAILABLE
Registration Open

Budapest, 14-17 June 2016

NEWS | PROGRAMME | SCHEDULE | REGISTER | KEYNOTES

CONFERENCE SCOPE | THEMES | DINNER | HOTELS | SPONSORSHIP

Detailed programme is now available

The conference programme is set up from over 160 accepted contributions, including research paper sessions, demonstration and poster sessions, workshops, training courses and lively Synergy sessions for new project ideas and in-progress initiatives. See the detailed conference programmehere.

All plenary sessions will be streamed online and open to comment on social media.

Pre-conference workshops

Our free pre-conference workshops will be held on 14 June, at 15:00-18:00

  • “Inspire! – An Unconventional Forum with EDEN Young Scholars” – Young Scholars’ Workshop
    Including: How can young scholars write better quality journal articles? With Michael G. Moore, Ulrich Bernath, and more Editors of online academic Open and Distance Learning Journals
  • “Crossing borders in the comprehensive investigation of labour market matching processes: An EU-wide, trans-disciplinary, multilevel and science-practice-bridging training” – EDUWORKS workshop
  • ECO (E-learning, Communication, Open-data) project workshop
  • “Let us Discuss and Establish the European Science Education Academy (ESEA)”

“The mobility guide on-line” – pre-conference event

The Erasmus+ programme funded OpenPROF project will organise its next Multiplier Event on 14 June, at 12:00-15:00

European policy and practice in Digital Skills and Competences

a Hands-on workshop with representatives of the ET2020 Working Group

This workshop at the EDEN 2016 Annual Conference in Budapest will provide participants with insights into EU policy relating to digital skills and competences. It will also enable participants to share their own experience and knowledge and to identify priorities for future work in the field.

Book and Wine event

EDEN continues the tradition of the Book and Wine event: at the end of the first day (15 June) the lovers of literature and good wines share their latest interesting reading experience through short presentations.

Please contact the conference secretariat if you are interested to join as speaker.

Welcome Reception – featuring the University Chorus

The Welcome Reception will take place in the assembly hall of the central building at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. The University Chorus will be performing for our guests.

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.

Registration is open

registerThe EDEN Secretariat is taking care of the registration for the Annual Conference. Please visit the Online Registration Form to join the event.

Schedule and Deadlines

Registration Open until 5 June 2016

Conference Dates: 14-17 June 2016


For any conference related questions, including conference services for corporations, please contact the Conference Secretariat at budapest@eden-online.org.

Erasmus

The EDEN 2016 Annual Conference is the initiative of EDEN supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union. The publications reflect the authors’ views, the EACEA and the European Commission are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information they contain.

EDEN

EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network Secretariat
Tel: +36 1 463 1628, 463 2537 Fax: +36 1 463 1858
E-mail: budapest@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

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EDEN-News@eden-online.org

May 3, 2016

[EDEN-News] EDEN Annual Conference, Budapest 2016 – Sneak peek at conference trainings and workshops

Also from yesterday’s inbox…

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EDEN 2016 Annual Conference: #EDEN16
REGISTRATION OPEN

Budapest, 14-17 June 2016

NEWS | SCHEDULE | REGISTER | KEYNOTES

CONFERENCE SCOPE | THEMES | DINNER | HOTELS | SPONSORSHIP

“We should focus in the short term more on MOOCs than on OER.”

A special Oxford-Style Debate session will be held about the above statement of the standing of MOOCs and business models of openness. Debaters will be Paul Bacsich (Coordinator, Open Education Working Group, and Senior Consultant, SeroHE) and Stavros Panagiotis Xanthopoylos (Board member of Open Education Consortium, Vice-President of the Brazilian Distance Education Association – ABED). The debate will take place on Thursday, 16 June, after the lunch break.

Supporting students and young scholars

For young scholars, full time students and PhD students (under 35 years) a special discounted fee of €200 is offered. To request admission as a student, please send a short ‘motivation’ letter to the Conference Secretariat at budapest@eden-online.orgtogether with evidence of your student status and age.

We are also offering a support scheme to young scholars again. Two young researchers‘ attendance at the Conference will be supported with €600 each. The colleagues awarded should have a submission (paper or poster) accepted for presentation at the Conference. If you wish to apply for the Young Scholars Support, please, indicate your interest by 8 May, 2016.

Sneak peek at conference trainings and workshops

Here are some highlights from accepted trainings and workshops that you will be able to participate in:

Trainings

Workshops

Sharing achievements across the web with Open Badges: how to design a badge of value

Gráinne Hamilton – DigitalMe, Programme Director HE / Adult Learning

Effective Interactive Webinars: Methods to facilitate learning in open collaborative learning environments: A toolbook for practitioners/facilitators

Torhild Slaatto – Fleksibel utdanning Norge (Flexible Education Norway)

Social Media for Teaching and Learning

Prof. Dr. Yasemin Gülbahar – Ankara University

Is lurking working?

Jørgen Grubbe – Chair of Danish Association for Flexible Learning FLUID

Animation creation as a learning tool

Kriszta Mihalyi – University of Pecs Hungary, PhD candidate

ABC Rapid Blended Course Design for Educators

Clive Young, Nataša Perović – University College London (UCL)

Meet our keynotes

  • Tony Bates, Contact North | Contact Nord Research Associate
  • Lesley Wilson, European University Association, Secretary General
  • António Teixeira, President of EDEN
  • Yves Punie, Senior scientist at the European Commission Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS)
  • Michael G. Moore, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Education The Pennsylvania State University USA
  • Danny Arati, Intel, former Education Manager, Europe
  • Melissa Highton, Director of the Learning, Teaching and Web Services Division, University of Edinburgh
  • Cristóbal Cobo, Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
  • Susan Aldridge, Senior Vice President for Online Learning and President of Drexel University Online
  • Paul Bacsich, Coordinator, Open Education Working Group, and Senior Consultant, SeroHE
  • Stavros Panagiotis Xanthopoylos, Board member of Open Education Consortium and Vice-President of the Brazilian Distance Education Association – ABED
  • János Józsa, Rector of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Preliminary programme structure updated

The Conference programme includes plenaries, parallel sessions with paper presentations, workshops, short training courses, moderated poster, demo sessions and synergy strand. The event starts on Tuesday afternoon on 14 June, with registration, followed by the Welcome Reception and ends with a Farewell Coffee on 17 June.

The programme structure can be seen here.

Plenary sessions will be streamed online and open to comment on social media.

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.

Registration is open

registerThe EDEN Secretariat is taking care of the registration for the Annual Conference. Please visit the Online Registration Form to join the event.

Schedule and Deadlines

Paper Submission closed

In case of eventual last minute submissions you may check possibilities with the EDEN Secretariat.

Registration Open until 5 June 2016

Conference Dates: 14-17 June 2016

For any conference related questions, including conference services for corporations, please contact the Conference Secretariat at budapest@eden-online.org.

Erasmus

The EDEN 2016 Annual Conference is the initiative of EDEN supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union. The publications reflect the authors’ views, the EACEA and the European Commission are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information they contain.

EDEN

EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network Secretariat
Tel: +36 1 463 1628, 463 2537 Fax: +36 1 463 1858
E-mail: budapest@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

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

April 11, 2016

[EDEN-News] EDEN Annual Conference, Budapest 2016 – New Keynotes And Programme Structure

More conference news that may be of interest for my academic readers…

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EDEN 2016 Annual Conference: #EDEN16
REGISTRATION OPEN

Budapest, 14-17 June 2016

NEWS | SCHEDULE | REGISTER | KEYNOTES

CONFERENCE SCOPE | THEMES | VENUE | HOTELS

New keynotes announced

We are happy to announce that two new keynote presenters, Yves Punie and Michael G. Moore, will be joining the Annual Conference.

Michael G. Moore

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Education The Pennsylvania State University USA

Yves Punie

Senior scientist at the European Commission Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS)

Programme – “Oxford-Style Debate on MOOCs”

The Conference programme includes plenaries, parallel sessions with paper presentations, workshops, moderated poster, demo sessions and synergy strand. The event starts on Tuesdayafternoon on 14 June, with registration, followed by the Welcome Reception and ends with a Farewell Coffee on 17 June.

The programme structure can be seen here.

A special Oxford-Style Debate session will be held about the standing of MOOCs and business models of openness.

Conference Gala Dinner information

The five course Gala Dinner with selected wines will be held at the Pesti Vigado, one of Budapest’s gems, which lies on the World Heritage Site of the Danube embankment.

EDEN Founder Sir John Daniel, will join us at the 25th anniversary celebration as Dinner Speaker.

The Gala Dinner will be held on 16 June, 2016 at 20:00.

Registration is open

registerThe EDEN Secretariat is taking care of the registration for the Annual Conference. Please visit the Online Registration Form to join the event.

Conference Venue: Budapest

Budapest University of Technology and Economics

The conference will take place in the Central Building of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

It is situated on the west bank of the Danube, which allows a first-class location as being close to the city center as well as providing all necessary resources. The University was founded in 1782, and it is one of the largest institutions of higher education in Hungary and one of Central Europe’s most important research centres.

The University Ceremonial Hall, venue of the plenaries, offers panoramic view of famous bridges over the Danube.

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 and Deadlines

Submission closed

In case of eventual last minute submissions you may check possibility with the EDEN Secretariat.

Registration Open until 5 June 2016

Conference Dates: 14-17 June 2016

Budapest is the city of spa’s – one of the most popular is Széchenyi

For any conference related questions, including conference services for corporations, please contact the Conference Secretariat at budapest@eden-online.org.

Erasmus

The EDEN 2016 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: budapest@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

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

March 25, 2016

[EDEN-News] EDEN Annual Conference, Budapest 2016 – Training And Synergy Submission Deadline Approaching

Also from yesterday’s inbox…

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EDEN 2016 Annual Conference: #EDEN16
REGISTRATION OPEN

Budapest, 14-17 June 2016

REGISTER | KEYNOTES | CONFERENCE SCOPE | THEMES | CALL | SUBMIT | VENUE

Training and Synergy deadline approaching

We wish to provide an opportunity for you as a trainer toshare your knowledge, promote and multiply your innovative activities within the framework of the EDEN Annual Conference. Submit your training proposal by usingthis template

Take advantage of the special synergy format and the prospect of meeting fellow project managers andresearchers and share and discuss your EU projects and initiatives. The template for Synergy submissions can be found here,

The deadline for both submissions is 4 April 2016.

Evaluation of submissions is in progress.

Sir John Daniel is Dinner Speaker at the EDEN 25th Anniversary Conference Gala Dinner

We are delighted to announce that EDEN Founder Sir John Daniel, former Vice-Chancellor of the Open University UK, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education and President of the Commonwealth of Learning accepted the invitation to be the Dinner Speaker at the Conference Dinner on 16 June when we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of EDEN.

Registration is open

registerThe EDEN Secretariat is taking care of the registration for the Annual Conference. Please visit the Online Registration Form to join the event.

Hotel booking

To support you in choosing accommodation in the vicinity of the venue, EDEN is suggesting a selection of hotels in Budapest.

Hotels seem to fill up quickly for the week of the conference, so be sure to book a room earlier to find the convenient solutions.

Budapest: City of thermal baths

Budapest isn’t called the ‘City of Baths’ for nothing. Hungary is a land of thermal springs, and the capital remains the only one in the world that is rich in thermal waters with healing qualities. Budapest is also one of the few places where you can experience traditional Turkish baths dating back to 16th and 17th centuries.

There are a couple of baths very close to the conference venue: Gellért and Rudas are practically within walking distance, while Lukács, and Király are just a few tram stops away. Those who stay in the city longer will also love Palatinus beach, situated on Margaret Island, and Római beach in Óbuda.

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 and Deadlines

Paper Submission closed
With eventual late submissions please contact the EDEN Secretariat to check possibilities.

Synergy Submission extended: 4 April 2016

Registration Open until 5 June 2016

Notification of Authors: 31 March 2016

Conference Dates: 14-17 June 2016

We wish a Happy Easter to everyone!

For any conference related questions, including conference services for corporations, please contact the Conference Secretariat at budapest@eden-online.org.

Erasmus

The EDEN 2016 Annual Conference is the initiative of EDEN supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union. The publications reflect the authors’ views, the EACEA and the European Commission are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information they contain.

EDEN

EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network Secretariat
Tel: +36 1 463 1628, 463 2537 Fax: +36 1 463 1858
E-mail: budapest@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

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

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