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October 28, 2017

[EDEN-News] EDEN 2018 Annual Conference Genova – Call & Announcement

From yesterday’s inbox…

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EDEN 2018 Annual Conference: #EDEN18

Exploring the Micro, Meso and Macro
Navigating between dimensions in the digital learning landscape

Call for Contributions Open

Genova, Italy 17-20 June 2018

CONFERENCE HOME | CALL | SCOPE | THEMES |SUBMISSION |REGISTRATION | VENUE

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scopeStretching the boundaries remains our focus

The demand for people with new, enhanced skills is growing. Pressure is on all players of the online education community to keep up with new learning solutions, and better supply the skills currently demanded by growing economies.

Digital credentials and open badges are the new currencies which are beginning to transform the economic models in education. Social and economic tensions continue to raise the issues of scalability, the micro-credentialling of education, training and skill development processes.

Micro, meso and macro aspects provide an interesting range of lenses for considering the problem. Navigating these dimensions are the reshaping of digital pedagogy and online instructional design; and social elements including digital societal mechanisms and the position of the individual in our new era. We have need of systematic awareness and research in the critical are of sustainable socio-cultural aspects as they relate to learning. Read more…

Call for contributions

We need renowned reflections of practice that support paradigm-changing transformations based on systematic knowledge.

Join the Conference in Genova to tell
about your research, projects and experience!

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, taking into account the Conference Scope and related to the Conference Themes are welcome in paper, poster, workshop, training, demonstration and Synergy formats.

Important dates and deadlines

Submission deadline for contributions:

5 January 2018

Notification of Authors:

9 April 2018

Registration opens:

15 January 2018

Conference Dates:

17-20 June 2018

Conference Venue: Genova, Italy

Genoa (Genova) is a port city and the capital of northwest Italy’s Liguria region. It’s known for its central role in maritime trade over many centuries. In the old town stands the Romanesque Cathedral of San Lorenzo, with its black-and-white-striped facade and frescoed interior. Narrow lanes open onto monumental squares like Piazza de Ferrari, site of an iconic bronze fountain and Teatro Carlo Felice opera house.

The city’s once-tatty port area now hosts museums and a number of eating and drinking options. Its old town, too, has had its own far more organic revitalisation, with a bright new crop of fashionable shops, restaurants and bars lighting the way.

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The conference is hosted by the University of Genova.

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Contact

Conference website:http://www.eden-online.org/2018_genova/

Inquiries in relation to the conference should be sent to: genova@eden-online.org

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The 27th EDEN 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: genova@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

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October 15, 2017

[EDEN-News] Open Classroom Conference Kaunas – Invitation to the Conference

Also from Friday’s inbox…

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Invitation to the Conference
9-10 November, 2017

Registration is free!

REGISTRATION | VENUE | PROGRAMME | KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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Airina Volungeviciene, the President of European Distance and E-Learning Network, EDEN is pleased to invite you to the conference entitled ,,Open Professional Collaboration for Open Classroom” which will take place on the 9th and 10th of November, 2017, at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania.

The conference aims to discuss the challenges of open professional collaboration in higher, adult, school, vocational education and company training and seeks to develop synergy among national, regional, European and global initiatives, professional associations, education and business partnership.

Participating at the conference offers unique opportunity for networking, professional development and trying a new conference format with many other great professionals from all over the world.

Conference programme available

The conference programme can be viewed on the conference website.

Conference registration will start on 9 November 2017 at 10:00, followed by multiple pre-conference workshops:

  • Open Your Mind for Different Learning(in Lithuanian)
  • Open Studies for Open Society(in English)
  • Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe(in Lithuanian)
  • Recognising Learning Achievements with Open Digital Badges. Lessons from a pilot project in UNESCO ASPnet schools in Lithuania(in Lithuanian)

The plenary session will start at 14:00 (GMT+3) and will be broadcast live on the conference website. The keynote speakers include:

Friday, 10 November 2017 has a busy schedule, packed with interesting, colourful Open Professional Collaboration Sessions in both English and Lithuanian. For the full programme of the second day, please visit the conference website.

Registration for the conference

Attendance at the conference is free, although registration is necessary. Delegates may choose if they want to participate on one or both days of the conference. However, the number of tickets is limited, so please register early. Each registered delegate will receive a conference delegate ticket which is mandatory for conference attendance. Certificates of attendance will be issued following delegates attendance in conference sessions.

Please register here.

Conference Venue: Kaunas. Lithuania

Kaunas, a sprawling city 100km west of Vilnius at the confluence of the Nemunas and Neris Rivers, has a compact Old Town, an abundance of artistic and educational museums, and a fascinating history. Kaunas Castle is a medieval fortress housing historical exhibitions. To the east, the old town is home to the Kaunas Cathedral Basilica, with its ornate interior, and the Gothic spires of the Hanseatic House of Perkūnas. Laisvės Alėja, a pedestrianized street lined with trees and cafes, crosses the city from west to east.

To help plan your stay, here are some useful sites:

Visit Kaunas

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Contact

Conference website: http://openclassroom.vdu.lt/en_US/

For further information about the event, or practical arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact the organizers at info@isi.vdu.it

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The Open Classroom 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: kaunas@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

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October 14, 2017

[EDEN-News] European Distance Learning Week 2017

From the inbox on Thursday…

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European Distance Learning Week
Organised by EDEN

6-10 November 2017

As in previous years, EDEN will be hosting European Distance Learning Week (EDLW) in cooperation with the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), which will be holding its National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) in parallel with the EDEN event. During EDLW, you will have access to daily online webinars and panel sessions of expert scholars and practitioners who will present a variety of cutting edge open and online learning topics, from innovations in design to open educational research.

Each webinar will take place at 13:00-14:30 CET at the same webinar room:

https://eden-online.adobeconnect.com/EuropeanDLW

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Join us for the following events – participation is open!


The Challenges and Opportunities of Innovation

Monday, November 6, 2017, 13:00-14:30 CET
Format: Panel debate
Moderator: Airina Volungevičienė, EDEN President
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
Click here to register


Perspectives on Open Education

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 13:00-14:30 CET
Format: Presentations and panel discussion
Moderator: Fabio Nascimbeni, EDEN Executive Committee member
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
Click here to register


Designing Learning Spaces in Open and Distance Learning

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 13:00-14:30 CET
Format: Presentations and discussion
Moderator: Lisa Marie Blaschke, EDEN Vice-President
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
Click here to register


Re-considering Access, Quality and Flexibility of Education

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 13:00-14:30 CET
Format: Presentation and discussions
Moderator: Sandra Kucina Softic, EDEN Vice President
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
Click here to register


International Experiences with OER

Friday, November 10, 2017, 13:00-14:30 CET
Format: Presentation
Moderator: Sandra Kucina Softic, EDEN Vice President
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
Click here to register


Additional event:

EDEN Open Classroom Conference: Introducing Agenda for Open Professional Collaboration – Plenary broadcast

Friday, November 10, 2017, 9:45 – 11:45 CET
Format: Plenary Session live stream – Live streaming of the plenary session of the EDEN Open Classroom Conference held in Kaunas, Lithuania. Link to the broadcast will be announced soon. Participants will be able to ask questions using the conference website.
Moderators: Kristijonas Jakubsonas, Elena Trepulė
Keynote speakers:

  • Digitally competent teachers in the area of Open EducationYves Punie, European Commission – DG JRC – Directorate Innovation and Growth
  • The Joyous Voyage: situating open learning in a fractured worldAlan Bruce, Universal Learning Systems, Ireland, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan
  • National ICT Implementation Initiatives for Educational OpennessVaino Brazdeikis, Ministry of Education and Science of The Republic of Lithuania
  • Implementing recognition of open non-formal learning – Organizational perspective. Airina Volungevičienė, European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN), Vytautas Magnus University

For any related questions contact the EDEN Secretariat
at secretariat@eden-online.org.

    

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The European Distance Learning Week 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: secretariat@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

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October 8, 2017

[EDEN-News] Open Classroom Conference Athens – Conference Highlights

From Friday’s inbox…

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Conference Programme Available
20-22 October, 2017

Registration is free!

REGISTRATION | VENUE | PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT | STAYING IN ATHENS

Invitation

The aim of the conference is to introduce and discuss the notion of the “Open School”. A school that effectively introduces innovations in education is an engaging environment not only for the students and teachers. It re-designs learning to accommodate and include difference and brings together families, community groups, local businesses, experts, universities, and others into an innovation ecosystem.

Conference highlights

Conference registration will start on 20 October 2017 at 17:00, followed by the Conference Opening Session: “From Open Classrooms to Open Schools” at 18:30. EDEN’s Secretary General, Dr. Andras Szucs will give the opening speech.

The keynote speakers include:

  • Angelos Lazoudis, Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece
  • Rosa Doran, Núcleo Interativo de Astronomia, Portugal
  • Dr Elias Messinas, Ecoweek, Israel
  • and a representative of IEP, Institute of Educational Policy, Greece

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The social event “Schools serving their communities: Observation Night at the School Observatory” will take place on Friday from 21:30.

Saturday, 21 October 2017 has a busy schedule, packed with interesting, colourful sessions and workshops, focusing on New Pedagogies for Open Schools, STEM approaches in Open Schools, Open School: an inclusive environment, New Technologies for Open Schools, to name just a few major topics.

For more information on the schedule, see the detailed conference programme here.

Pre-conference event

t-mailOn Friday 20 October 2017 from 13:00 to 17:00, the pre-conference event “How to promote the development of self-regulated learning for primary school children?” will take place.

The tMAIL – Teacher Mobile Application for Innovative Learning project team has developed a mobile application that supports primary school teachers in the promotion of their students SRL skills. This free of charge event is an opportunity for the participating teachers to test the app, try their hands on Self Regulated Learning (SRL), familiarise themselves with the theoretical background and learn techniques how to integrate the teaching of SRL in their classroom activities.

Registration for the conference

Attendance at the conference is free, however, a registration is necessary. Please register here.

Data collected for the purposes of the Open Schools for Open Societies 2017 will never be released without your consent and will only be used for the organization of administrative issues concerning your attendance at the conference.

Important dates and deadlines

Submission of full Papers & Posters (for publication in the proceedings): 10 October 2017
Conference Dates: 20-22 October 2017

Conference Venue: Athens, Greece

Once again, the Open Classroom Conference returns to Athens, one of the world’s leading destinations. Of course, everyone knows the ancient history of the city and the myths surrounding it. Today, as a city dating back to antiquity, Athens is an interesting case study of architecture and is home to a variety of styles, from Greco-Roman to Neoclassical to modern.

The beginning of October brings warm, sunny days, with only a small chance of rain, and an average daily temperature of 19-20°C – perfect for exploring the city, especially as the number of tourists decreases after the summer months.

To help plan your stay, here are some useful sites:

Sights of Athens

Lonely Planet

Trip Advisor

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Contact

Conference website: http://openschool2017.ea.gr/

Inquiries in relation to the conference should be sent to: zygouritsas@ea.gr and athens@eden-online.org

Erasmus

The Open Classroom 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: athens@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

September 16, 2017

[EDEN-News] Open Classroom Conference Athens: Open Schools for Open Societies

Another item from Thursday’s inbox…

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Join us in Athens!
20-22 October, 2017

Registration is free!

CALL | THEMES REGISTRATION | VENUE | PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT | STAYING IN ATHENS

Invitation:

The aim of the conference is to introduce and discuss the notion of the “Open School”. A school that effectively introduces innovations in education is an engaging environment not only for the students and teachers. It re-designs learning to accommodate and include difference and brings together families, community groups, local businesses, experts, universities, and others into an innovation ecosystem.

Call for papers

Proposals are invited for Papers and Poster presentations on the selected themes. Abstracts and inquiries about the conference content should be sent by e-mail no later than 15 September 2017. For information on submission, please consult the conference website.

Paper presentations may include research results or reviews of existing results, including empirical or theoretical studies, policy reviews, comprehensive case studies, and presentation of project results, if they are in their conclusive phase.

Posters are welcome about work-in-progress, achievements of initial research, projects in their early stages of development, case studies, etc. Poster presentations will be themed and moderated in related sessions and published in the Proceedings.

Presentations of large scale implementations in science education are also welcome.

Important dates and deadlines

Submission for abstracts: 15 September 2017
Notification of Authors: 22 September 2017
Submission of full Papers & Posters (for publication in the proceedings): 10 October 2017
Conference Dates: 20-22 October 2017

Pre-conference event

t-mailOn Friday 20th October 2017, the pre-conference event “How to promote the development of self-regulated learning for primary school children?” will take place.

The tMAIL – Teacher Mobile Application for Innovative Learning project team has developed a mobile application that supports primary school teachers in the promotion of their students SRL skills. This free of charge event is an opportunity for the participating teachers to test the app, try their hands on Self Regulated Learning (SRL), familiarise themselves with the theoretical background and learn techniques how to integrate the teaching of SRL in their classroom activities.

Conference Venue: Athens, Greece

Once again, the Open Classroom Conference returns to Athens, one of the world’s leading destinations. Of course, everyone knows the ancient history of the city and the myths surrounding it. Today, as a city dating back to antiquity, Athens is an interesting case study of architecture and is home to a variety of styles, from Greco-Roman to Neoclassical to modern.

The beginning of October brings warm, sunny days, with only a small chance of rain, and an average daily temperature of 19-20°C – perfect for exploring the city, especially as the number of tourists decreases after the summer months.

To help plan your stay, here are some useful sites:

Sights of Athens

Lonely Planet

Trip Advisor

athens

Contact

Conference website: http://openschool2017.ea.gr/

Inquiries in relation to the conference should be sent to: zygouritsas@ea.gr and athens@eden-online.org

Erasmus

The Open Classroom 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: athens@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

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