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February 12, 2017

[EDEN-News] EDEN Annual Conference, Jönköping 2017 – Preliminary Conference Structure Available, Late Submissions Welcome

Also from Friday’s inbox…

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EDEN 2017 Annual Conference: #EDEN17
Late submissions welcome

Jönköping, Sweden 13-16 June 2017

CALL | SCOPE | THEMES | SUBMISSION CATEGORIES | SUBMISSION | DEADLINES
TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION
| PROGRAMME

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

Preliminary conference structure

The Conference programme includes plenaries, parallel sessions with paper presentations, workshops, trainings, moderated poster and demo sessions and the synergy strand. The event starts on Tuesdayafternoon on 13 June, with registration, followed by the Welcome Reception and ends with a Farewell Coffee on 16 June.

The preliminary structure can be viewed here. Please note that programme changes may apply.

Pre-conference workshop

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The pre-conference workshop entitled Digital Transformation And Diversity In A Swedish Context will be on 13 June, at 12:00-16:00 CET, hosted by SADE, the Swedish Association for Open and Distance Learning, and will be free of charge.

Get to know some of our keynotes

Eva Hemmungs-Wirtén

EvaEva Hemmungs Wirtén is professor of mediated culture at Linköping University, Sweden. She is the author of Terms of Use: Negotiating the Jungle of the Intellectual Commons and No Trespassing: Authorship, Intellectual Property Rights, and the Boundaries of Globalization. Her ambition for the future is to continue developing research in the intersection of intellectual property, the history of science, material culture and the mediation of knowledge.

Learn more about her here.

Stefan Hrastinskistefan

Stefan Hrastinski is Professor and Director for the Technology for Learning unit at the The School of Education and Communication in Engineering Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and Visiting Professor at Mid Sweden University. His research focuses on how to support online learning, communication and collaboration across various contexts, including higher education, school settings, companies, the public sector and informal settings.

Learn more about him here.

Georgi Dimitrov

dimitrovDeputy Head of the Unit on Innovation in Education and the EIT. Georgi Dimitrov joined the European Commission, Directorate General Education and Culture, as a Policy Officer in 2008. He was involved in various roles in setting up the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a recent initiative of the EU addressing innovation by integrating education, research and business activities.

Learn more about him here.

Young Scholars’ Support

We are pleased to announce that EDEN’s support scheme to young scholars will be offered again at the 2017 Annual Conference, with the sponsorship of SADE, the Swedish Association for Distance Education. Two young researchers’ attendance at the Conference will be supported with €600 each.

Late submissions still welcome!

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There has been an impressive response to the Call, showing high level compliance with the theme and concept. The relevance and diversity of submissions is reassuring for a conference rich in content and in networking opportunities.

Due to numerous extension requests received, the online submission will remain open until further notice. Submissions that relate to the Conference Scope and one or more of the Conference Themesare still welcome in paper, poster, workshop, training, demonstration and synergy formats.

recognistionContributors, please remember…

that your papers, 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 – the poster earning the highest number of votes will receive the conference’s Poster Prize. Everybody who has an accepted submission for presentation will receive a Speaker badge and all conference participants will be awarded a Participant badge.

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.

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.

Exhibition stands will also be available for booking.

schedule

Schedule and Deadlines

Late submissions welcome

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

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

February 4, 2017

[EDEN-News] EDEN Annual Conference, Jönköping 2017 – Late Submissions Welcome, Keynotes Announced

Also from Wednesday’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
TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

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

Late submissions welcome!

clocks

There has been an impressive response to the Call, showing high level compliance with the theme and concept. The relevance and diversity of submissions is reassuring for a conference rich in content and in networking opportunities.

Due to numerous extension requests received, the online submission will remain open until further notice. Submissions that relate to the Conference Scope and one or more of the Conference Themesare still welcome in paper, poster, workshop, training, demonstration and synergy formats.

Meet our keynote speakers

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Markku Markkula

President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR)

invited

Adam Tyson

Head of Unit for Higher Education and Erasmus, European Commission

invited

Eva Hemmungs-Wirtén

Professor of mediated culture at Linköping University, Sweden

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Stefan Hrastinski

Director for the Technology for Learning unit at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Neil Selwyn

Professor at the Faculty of Education, Monash University

Rosie Jones

Director of Library Services,The Open University UK

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teemu
elsebeth

Nnenna Nwakanma

Africa Regional Coordinator at The World Wide Web Foundation

invited

Teemu Leinonen

Associate Professor, Vice Dean for Research at Aalto University, Helsinki

Elsebeth Korsgaard Sorensen

Professor, Head of the AAU research group, D4Learning at at Aalborg University

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teemu
elsebeth

Jean-Marie Filloque

Former Vice Rector for Lifelong Learning and academic affairs, University of Brest, France

Frans Mäyrä

Professor, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Communication Sciences University of Tampere. Head of Game Research Lab group

Peter Eriksson

Minister for Housing and Digital Development

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.

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

Late submissions welcome

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

January 29, 2017

[EDEN-News] EDEN Annual Conference, Jönköping 2017 – submission deadline 30 January

From Friday’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
TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

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 4 days left for submissions!

Conference Partner – SADE, Swedish Association for Distance Education

sadeThe Swedish Association for Distance Education (SADE) is a professional organization for all those involved in distance learning and flexible learning in Sweden. SADE was founded in 1984, and is designed to broaden the knowledge of and participate in the development of flexible education and distance learning. Ebba Ossiannilsson, a member of EDEN’s Executive Committee is also Vice-President of SADE.

The Nordic Panorama on Technology Enhanced Learning, as well as sessions about quality with the support of SADE will enrich the conference programme.

Conference Welcome Reception

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The Welcome reception will be held in the new Spira Culture Center building, a convention center near Lake Vättern, an exceptional architectural masterpiece. Spira was designed by architects Gert Wingårdh and Jonas Edblad.

The facade of white, clear and colored glass wraps in a spiral around the building. This form gave the name “Spira”. Glass designer Ingegerd Raman designed five lights for the foyer. Spira Culture Center is the nation’s first “green” cultural building and has a clear environmental profile.

Accommodation during the conference

To help with choosing accommodation for the conference and to make Your conference experience memorable, we recommend booking a room at one of the hotels listed below:

Hotel Savoy

Clarion Collection Hotel Victoria

Elite Stora Hotellet, Jönköpingbook here

Vox Hotel – refer to “EDEN Annual Conference 2017” when enquiring via e-mail or phone

Best Western Plus John Bauer Hotel – referral code: G534810 when booking through e-mail

Comfort Hotel Jönköping

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.

Visit the City Park & the Jönköping Open Air Museum

match museum

With views stretching for miles over the southern district of Lake Vättern, the city park is just five minutes by bus from the city centre. The city park is a beautiful nature area in Jönköping for all ages. The park has an exciting maze, picnic areas, bird ponds, animal pastures, and mini golf.

There is also the unique Bird Museum with a collection of approx 1400 stuffed birds of 341 species and an egg collection with approx 2500 eggs, as well as an Open Air Museum to which old buildings have been moved. In the summer, the county museum usually moves into the houses and opens them for different activities.

The Open Air Museum’s history began in 1901 when the engineer Algot Friberg bought the Bäckaby medieval wooden church and moved it to Jönköping City Park. Eventually more older buildings were brought to the park and the open air museum was born.

Did you know?

vatternJönköping is a spectacularly developing region of Sweden where among others the world renowned Husqvarna machines are produced.

A royal rifle manufacturer was established in Husqvarna – which currently constitutes the eastern part of Jönköping – in 1680 and lasted until 1757, when it was sold to private owners. It continued to supply the Swedish and Norwegian armies with rifles, but the company later switched over to the production of sewing machines and bicycles. Today, it is known as Husqvarna AB, an internationally known company with a variety of products

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

January 22, 2017

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

From Friday’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
TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

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 11 days left for submissions!

Conference Gala Dinner

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The venue of the Conference Dinner will be the classical style Elite Stora Hotellet, one of the most beautiful buildings in Jönköping and with a central location along the southern shore of Lake Vättern.

Jönköping’s walking street passes right by the hotel, putting guests right in the midst of the city’s shopping, attractions and nightlife. Elite Stora Hotellet was built in the mid 1800’s and has been painstakingly renovated. Much of the hotel has been preserved in its original glory, including the Hall of Mirrors, which is one of Scandinavia’s most beautiful banquet halls.

Accommodation during the conference

To help with choosing accommodation for the conference and to make Your conference experience memorable, we recommend booking a room at one of the hotels listed below:

Hotel Savoy

Clarion Collection Hotel Victoria

Elite Stora Hotellet, Jönköpingbook here

Vox Hotel – refer to “EDEN Annual Conference 2017” when enquiring via e-mail or phone

Best Western Plus John Bauer Hotel – referral code: G534810 when booking through e-mail

Comfort Hotel Jönköping

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.

Visit the world’s only Match Museum

match museum

Jönköping was known for its matchstick industry between 1845-1970. The Match Musem in Jönköping is the world’s only. It is located in the beautiful building that once was the first match factory in Jönköping.

In the museum, living match history is told. Encounter the people and machines that built up the match industy and developed it into a global operation. You will find an exciting film and thousands of matchboxes and labels.

vatternDid you know?

Jönköping is a city on the shores of Lake Vättern, in southern Sweden. It’s known for its long lakeside beach, Vätterstranden. Lake Vättern is the second largest lake in Sweden, after Vänern and the sixth largest lake in Europe.

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

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

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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

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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

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