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.
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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.
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:
We hope to meet you also at the next EDEN Annual Conference in Budapest 14-17 June 2016, at the 25th Anniversary of EDEN.
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
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.
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.
#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.
Please, be kindly informed that the next Special Issue of the journal, with the finalist and winner research papers of the Best Research Paper Award, presented at the 2013 and 2014 Annual Conferences (Oslo and Zagreb, respectively) will also be published late 2015.
Marci Powell, Chair Emerita and Past President of USDLA and Darcy Hardy, Associate Vice President, Blackboard, USA discuss their path from academia to distance and e-learning industry from the female perfective in working in the field. They also touch on the potential of collaboration across continents and personalisation as the next big thing in education. Listen here:
The EDEN 2015 Annual Conference is soon to open its gates: Only two weeks to register. Join now!
Wednesday 14:30 – 16:00
Workshop: Learning Analytics – What Data Could Tell If We Were Willing to Share Information
Wednesday 14:30 – 16:00
EMPOWERing Universities: The Transition of European Higher Education to New Modes of Teaching and Learning
Papers B2 & C2
Wednesday 14:30 – 16:00
16:30 – 18:00
MOOCs: Enriching and Consolidating the Experience
B5, C5, D6, E6, F6 and G6
Strand of Synergy sessions to share project practices, enhance partnerships, find ideas
Have fun with UOC!
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya has prepared activities that will enhance the joy of the conference:
Puzzle – Help us, our puzzles are scattered!
There are pieces everywhere! Join us on a fun networking activity: find your puzzle partners, gather the words of a key eLearning question and send the answer in Twitter.
Timeline – Let’s imagine the future of e-learning!
In the frame of the 25th EDEN, 20th UOC and 25th eLearn anniversaries, we have prepared a milestone timeline. Could you help us predict the future of of elearning and learning technologies?
Message Board – I’m looking for… (A to Z)
Are you looking for a specific partner or project? We can help you with your networking activities through a message board in which you can contact the delegates by surname or by project.
Do you need a quiet and comfortable space to meet with colleagues to share ideas or discuss projects? The Networking Room is at your disposal (on a first-come first-accomodate basis).
Follow and use our #EDEN15 hashtag and prepare to join the Community face to face in the inspiring city of Barcelona!