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April 18, 2015

[EDEN-News] The 26 ICDE World Conference

From Tuesday’s inbox…

Dear EDEN Members and Partners,

Please find attached a flyer for the 26 ICDE World Conference, to take place in South Africa 14 – 16 October, hosted by UNISA.

In addition to the great value the World Conference itself brings to the online, open and flexible e-learning sector, this year’s event offers a “three in one” event for leaders for institutions and associations:

  • The World Conference itself 14 – 16, including the pre-conference workshops 13 October at Sun City.
  • The Presidents Summit, ICDE SCOP 2015, which goes in parallel as a special track of the Conference 14 – 16 October
  • The High Level Policy Forum organized in partnership with UNESCO and Commonwealth of Learning, to take place 17 October in Pretoria at UNISA. At this Forum regional associations are foreseen to have a central role.

Several smaller events will also be organised as for example the meeting of regional associations and ICDE, the Consultative Committee.

Best regards,

EDEN Secretariat

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April 17, 2015

[EDEN-News] EDEN 2015 Barcelona – Latest News

From Wednesday’s inbox…

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EDEN 2015 Annual Conference: #EDEN15
Conference News and Registration Open

Barcelona, 9-12 June 2015

KEYNOTES | PROGRAMME STRUCTURE | SOCIAL EVENTS | PARTNER & VENUE | HOTEL BOOKING

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“MOOCs is just super-sized learning. McDonald’s figured that out for fast food decades ago”

In the recent interview, as part of the series of EDEN pre-Conference interviews, Steve Wheeler, Chair of the EDEN NAP Steering Committee, is asking Jim Groom, keynote speaker at the 2015 EDEN Annual Conference in Barcelona.

“You can learn just about anything thanks to YouTube and Wikipedia. But rather than running away from this fact, or imagining it as a cost saver – universities need to be augmenting the culture of the web, by framing how we learn as part and parcel of this wonder-filled medium.”

The idea of federated networks that enable us all to manage and control our work but share and fork it seamlessly remains the holy grail for edtech – and it also just seems really scifi and cool.”

Jim Groom interview

Think Together, Enable Dialogue and Get Feedback: From EDUPUNK to DS106 with Jim Groom

Interview by Steve Wheeler, Plymouth University, UK

Young Scholars Support – Winners Announced

We are happy to announce that following the Young Researchers’ Support at the EDEN Annual Conference 2015 goes to:

The EDEN Young Researchers Task Force appointed the following two applicants:

Daniel Puntis, Newcastle University for the paper:
Making It Mobile: Changing Approaches to Clinical Learning Environments

Lina Xue, KU Leuven for the paper:
Applying Biggs Constructive Alignment to Online Interdisciplinary Education

We congratulate them and looking forward to see their presentation and read their papers.

Registration

The EDEN Secretariat administers the registrations of prospective conference participants.

The Registration fee includes access to all conference facilities, the electronic Conference Proceedings, the printed Book of Abstracts and Synergy Book of Projects, the Welcome Cocktail, lunches and refreshments. For details see the Conference website.

register

All attendees (presenters or audience) are expected to register by completing the form and arranging their respective payments.

Enhancing the Conference Experience: Pre-Conference and Social Events

Pre-Conference Session: Introduction to EDEN – To Old Friends and Newcomers, 9 June: Short presentations followed by informal discussion about the activities, services, developments of EDEN with NAP Steering Committee and Secretariat members.

2015 ePortfolio & Identity Conference (ePIC), 8-10 June, Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel, with a joint day with the EDEN Conference to share experience and networking.

International Editors Workshop In Educational Technology Journals, 9 June, pre-Conference workshop by UOC. Attendance is open to all interested EDEN 2015 Conference participants, although registration is necessary due to space limitations.

Welcome Reception and EDEN Fellow Award, 9 June: with castells (human tower) performance, Centre Cultural el Born.

Book & Wine Event, 10 June: A tradition of the EDEN Conferences is that at the end of the first day the lovers of literature and good wines share their latest interesting reading experience by short presentations. Please contact Ama Auvinen if you are interested to join as speaker.

Conference Dinner and EDEN Best Research Paper Award, 11 June: dinner with entertainment (Mediterranean jazz), Royal Palace of Pedralbes. To book your place for the Dinner, please fill in the relevant section of the Online Registration Form.

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book and wine

Royal Palace

And more:

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Graphic artist’s reflections on the plenary sessions

The medium is the massage – solving challenges in the use of social media with reflexology

UOC Alumni – Corporations workshop

Best Poster voting – Audience Award

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

Barcelona

Sponsorship Opportunity

EDEN is offering sponsorship packages linked to the event, including extended opportunities, such as Joint Sponsorship with the ePIC Conference. Would you be interested at further details about sponsorship, please consult the Sponsorship Brochure and the Conference Secretariat.

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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H-1111 Budapest, Egry J. u. 1, Hungary
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April 11, 2015

[EDEN-News] D4|Learning Conference 2015 – Call for Papers

Also from Wednesday’s inbox…

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Call for Papers

The Aalborg University and the European Distance and E-Learning Network invite you to D4Learning 2015, the International Conference on Innovations with Digital Learning for Inclusion (D4L). The event aims at becoming a biannual forum and meeting place for presenting and discussing:

New digital/educational practices;
New digital/educational environments;
New and innovative educational strategies;
Design of teaching/learning for inclusion;
Institutional policies with respect to the challenge of inclusion.

The Conference will be held on 17-20 November 2015 in Aalborg, Denmark.

Venue: University College Nordjylland (UCN), Mylius Erichsens Vej 131, 9210 Aalborg, Denmark

The proceedings will be published by Aalborg University Press.

Keynote Speakers

Alan Tait
Terry Anderson
Alan Bruce

Alan Tait

The Open University,

United Kingdom

Terry Anderson

Athabasca University,

Canada

Alan Bruce

Universal Learning Systems,

Ireland

Conference Scope and Call for Papers

The 1st D4Learning Conference is an international conference, organized by the D4Learning Research group, Aalborg University. It is held in collaboration with the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN), and EDEN’s conference series of Open Classroom with focus on distance education and new technologies in school level education and training.

D4L spans across disciplines and levels of education. We invite you to attend D4L and submit proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, tutorials, workshops, posters/demonstrations, corporate showcases/demos. The conference review policies requires that each proposal will be peer-reviewed for inclusion in the conference program, conference proceedings and, potentially, in four journals affiliated with the conference. All accepted papers will be published on the conference website, in a CD-ROM/USB drive with ISBN, and a conference proceedings booklet of abstracts.

Download Call for paper (in pdf format) here.

Important Dates

Paper Submission: June 15 (1st Call), 2015
Author Notification: August 10, 2015

Camera Ready and Registration: September 30, 2015

Venue: Aalborg, Denmark

Nytorv Square

Nytorv Square

Aalborg

Aalborg city

Utzon Center

Utzon Center

Co-organisers

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Contact

Conference website: http://www.d4l.aau.dk/

Inquiries in relation to the conference should be sent to: d4l@learning.aau.dk

D4L Secretariat:

Md. Saifuddin Khalid, Conference Director, Mobile: +45-29128499
Jeanette Mie Arboe, Senior Secretary, Phone: +4599403062
Jane Bak Andersen, Office Administrator, Phone: +4599408008
Kevin Dargue, Webmaster, Phone: +4599402319

Nyhavnsgade 14, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark

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April 3, 2015

[EDEN-News] EDEN 2015 Barcelona – Extended Deadline for Synergy Submissions

From Wednesday’s inbox…

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EDEN 2015 Annual Conference: #EDEN15
Conference News and Registration Open

Barcelona, 9-12 June 2015

KEYNOTES | PROGRAMME STRUCTURE | SOCIAL EVENTS | PARTNER & VENUE | HOTEL BOOKING

Extended Synergy Submission Deadline: 10 April

Taking into account that many prospective Synergy authors have been recently busy preparing Erasmus+ applications for the KA2 deadline (31st of March), after which they would deserve a work-free Easter break, we have extended the Synergy submission deadline to 10 April. We hope this slight adjustment would allow more projects – brand new ideas or those already being implemented – to be shared and discussed with the #EDEN15 participants.

Take advantage of this special format and the prospect of meeting fellow project managers and researchers and share and discuss your EU projects and initiatives – preferably that display thematic cross sections with the Conference Themes – with your peers in the frame of the Synergy Strand.

If your initiative is not mature enough to be presented as a comprehensive research paper but has potential for development and could benefit from peer discussion and networking, we highly recommend you to submit in this category.

The short pre-formatted introductions will be published in the Creative Commons licensed Book of Projects.

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Pre-Conference Interviews

In the recent interview, as part of the series of EDEN pre-Conference interviews, Antonella Poce, Member of the EDEN NAP Steering Committee, is asking Maarten de Laat, keynote speaker at the 2015 EDEN Annual Conference in Barcelona.

“It is interesting to see how networks contribute to the emergence of open practices and new ways of working while at the same time we struggle with adapting to this new context in terms of leadership, accountability and professional autonomy.”

“We are all connected 24/7/365, can we really make this permanent connectivity an added value in our lives?

MaartenDeLaat

Understanding the Context:
Interview with Maarten de Laat by Antonella Poce

Registration Open

The EDEN Secretariat administers the registrations of prospective conference participants.

Registration fee includes access to all conference facilities, the electronic Conference Proceedings, the printed Book of Abstracts (including the Synergy “Book of Projects”), the Welcome Cocktail, lunches and refreshments during the days of the conference. More details about the registration and the offered discounts can be found on the Conference website.

register

All attendees (presenters or audience) are expected to register by completing the form and arranging their respective payments.

Interactive Session Formats

The Conference Programme will combine traditional presentation elements with interactive formats, such as research speed dating sessions and homegroups. These formats support in-depth discussions around the presentations (speed dating) and provide opportunity to exchange views about the keynote presentations (homegroups). More information, including the notification of authors about the type of session they are invited to, will be circulated soon.

Enhancing the Conference Experience: Pre-Conference and Social Events

Pre-Conference Session: Introduction to EDEN – To Old Friends and Newcomers, 9 June: Short presentations followed by informal discussion about the activities, services, developments of EDEN with NAP Steering Committee and Secretariat members.

2015 ePortfolio & Identity Conference (ePIC), 8-10 June, Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel, with a joint day with the EDEN Conference to share experience and networking.

International Editors Workshop In Educational Technology Journals, 9 June, pre-Conference workshop by UOC. Attendance is open to all interested EDEN 2015 Conference participants, althoughregistration is necessary due to space limitations.

Welcome Reception and EDEN Fellow Award, 9 June: with castells (human tower) performance, Centre Cultural el Born

Book & Wine Event, 10 June: A tradition of the EDEN Conferences is that in the end of the first day the lovers of literature and good wines share their latest interesting reading experience by short presentations. Please contact Ama Auvinen if you are interested to join as speaker.

Conference Dinner and EDEN Best Research Paper Award, 11 June: dinner with entertainment
(Mediterranean jazz), Royal Palace of Pedralbes. To book your place for the Dinner, please fill in the relevant section of the Online Registration Form.

And more:

Tweet screen

Graphic artist’s reflections on the plenary sessions

The medium is the massage – solving challenges in the use of social media with reflexology

UOC Alumni – Corporations workshop

Best Poster voting – Audience Award

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

Barcelona

Sponsorship Opportunity

EDEN is offering sponsorship packages linked to the event, including extended opportunities:

Would you be interested at further details about sponsorship, please consult the Sponsorship Brochure and theConference Secretariat.

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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March 24, 2015

[Eurodl] New Articles In EURODL – March 2015

From yesterday’s inbox…

Fresh Articles – March 2015

Dear EURODL subscriber,

We kindly inform you that new articles have been accepted for publication, during the first few months of 2015. Please, visit them at the journal’s website.

And the freshly published article in the “Brief items” section:

Let us also draw your attention to the several articles published late December 2014, that might be of interest to you, as well.

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.

As announced last December, EDEN’s 2015 Annual Conference “Expanding Learning Scenarios – Opening Out the Educational Landscape”, 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 event, organised in co-operation with Universitat Oberta de Catalunya – UOC, will be held 9-12 June, in Barcelona.

We are pleased to inform that over 200 proposals have been received. The Conference Programme, beside the traditional presentations, will include research speed dating sessions and homegroups. These interactive formats support in-depth discussions around the presentations (speed dating) and provide opportunity to exchange views about the keynote presentations (homegroups).

The Registration is open, for details, please visit the conference website.

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

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