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EDEN 2016 Annual Conference: #EDEN16
Call for Contributions
Budapest, 14-17 June 2016
Our current age has been framed by the concept of the ‘information age’. Many long-standing societal, business and institutional systems have either lost their relevance or have transformed beyond recognition. Education does not stand untouched, frequently operating in unstable economic and policy environments.
We look afresh and identify new models, approaches for education (OER, MOOCs, PLE’s, Learning Analytics). For learners this has also been a great leap – the networked learner is sharing voluntarily and for free, spontaneously with billions of people.
In the new learning environments the core players and stakeholders – learners, educators, government bodies, educational and learning institutions – increasingly acknowledge the chance for constructive and positive changes. Perhaps there are new business models, new policies, different ways to understand technological influences, the networked society – the learning environment, in its widest sense.
We are proud, being a continuously strengthening and developing European association in the field of open, distance and e-learning, learning modernization and innovation, having reached our 25th Anniversary in 2016.
The historical perspective from the start has been conceived as a dialogue between the experience and the imagination. Some celebration is allowed, but what EDEN would like to use special occasion is combining past and future in synchron with the concept of the anniversary conference, to find out what has been important, worth of acknowledging as mainstream and sustainable – created by our academic and professional community.
Call for Contributions
We need renowned reflections of practice that support paradigm-changing transformationsbased 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 exciting city of Budapest to share your research, projects and practice at #EDEN16!
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, training, demonstration and synergy.
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.
Young Scholars Support
We are pleased to announce that EDEN’s support scheme to young scholars will be offered again at the 2016 Annual Conference. Two young researchers’ attendance at the Conference will be supported with €600 each. For application process see the guidelines.
Schedule and Deadlines
Paper Submission: 1 February 2016
Synergy Submission: 29 February 2016
Registration Open: mid-February 2016
Notification of Authors: 31 March 2016
Conference Dates: 14-17 June 2016
Conference Venue – Budapest
There is history and art everywhere, if you grow tired of one, there is always the other. Eight bridges to cross the river connecting hilly Buda with the flatter Pest.
With a unique, youthful atmosphere, a world-class classical music scene as well as a pulsating night life increasingly appreciated among European youth and an exceptionally rich offering of natural thermal baths, Budapest is ranked as “the world’s second best city“.
The conference venue is the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, that is for the first time listed in Times Higher Education World University Rankings, ensuring inspiring atmosphere for the networking of conference delegates.
Fountain Hotel Gellert
For any conference related questions contact the Conference Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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