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November 3, 2015

[EDEN-News] EDEN Annual Conference, Budapest 2016 – First Announcement

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EDEN 2016 Annual Conference: #EDEN16
Call for Contributions

Budapest, 14-17 June 2016

CONFERENCE SCOPE | THEMES | CALL | SUBMISSION | PARTNER & VENUE | DEADLINES

Conference Vision

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.

EDEN 25

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.

Fisherman’s Bastion

Fountain Hotel Gellert

For any conference related questions contact the Conference Secretariat at budapest@eden-online.org.

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October 22, 2015

[EDEN-News] EDEN Newsflash – October 2015, Special Issue

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October, 2015

EDEN Open Classroom Conference in Aalborg

17-20 November 2015, Aalborg, Denmark
Organised in collaboration with: The Aalborg University

D4Learning 2015: International Conference on Innovations with Digital Learning for Inclusion (D4L)

THEMES |KEYNOTES | REGISTRATION |WHAT TO SEE AND DO IN AALBORG

The 1st D4Learning Conference is an international conference, organised by theD4Learning Research group (Aalborg University) in collaboration with EDEN, within the Open Classroom Conference series. The event will focus on distance education and new technologies in school level education and training.

The D4L Conference 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.

Utzon Center

Lindholm Høje Museum

Aalborgs new waterfront

The EDEN Open Classroom Conference is the initiative of EDEN supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union.

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www.d4l.aau.dk

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Projects, practices, showcases

DigiSkills Good Practices: Time to tell your opinion!

Good practices are available for the enhancement of educators’ digital skills on various levels. The DigiSkills project is finishing now and we invite you to dedicate 10 minutes of your time to give us feedback on the portal’s good practices through this short online evaluation form. This will help us to further develop this online tool.

The Digiskills project was co-organising the Open Classroom Conference in Athens (#OCCAthens) in September. The evaluation form and more information on the event resources are available in its latest online Newsletter.


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OpenPROF Trainings and Events for OERs

The OpenPROF partnership has finished the development of three online and freely available trainings that will help OER developers to create their own educational material. The trainings include:

  • OER and sustainability models
  • ICT tools to develop and adapt OER
  • Curriculum design

Furthermore, the Open Professional Collaboration for Innovation Conferenceincludes an OpenPROF event where the partners share lessons learnt and methodology for OERs. Information about this event and tools to create your own OER practice are available in the recently released OpenPROF Newsletter.


openprof.eu

New TALOE webinar: “Be aware what you are asking for! Assessment criteria and analytics.”

A new webinar “Be aware what you are asking for! Assessment criteria and analytics.” is due on 21 October, 2015 at 11.00 CET, as part of the TALOE webinar series “Talks on e-assessment and learning outcomes“. The lecturer will be Blaženka Divjak, professor at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics. In the webinar two case studies will be presented dealing with creation of assessment rubrics, their implementation and follow up learning analytics.

Participants can join the webinar at https://connect.srce.hr/taloe_webinars/without previous registration.

You can comment and put questions to the presenters in advance here. The recording of the previous webinars of the series are available here.

Seminar: TALOE webtool on e-assessment strategies for online courses

TALOE project will hold its final seminar on 17th November 2015, in Brussels(Université Libre de Bruxelles). Learn and experiment the webtool to propose assessment methods related with type of learning outcomes/competences.

The registration is free, however, seats are limited. You can register by sending an email to taloe@up.pt with your full name, job title, organisation and contact details such as email address, telephone and postal address. Confirmation of availability will be sent by email.

For more information about this final event please ckick here!

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Final Seminar:
17 November 2015, Brussels

Visions of the Future of Learning Analytics

The Learning Analytics Community Exchange – LACE project has launched a survey to collect views on eight visions of the future of learning analytics. Exploring the trends underlying the growth of learning analytics, and ideas on how the field will develop, is part of a policy Delphi. You are very welcome to participate if you are curious about these visions, and would like to add your views to the policy Delphi. There is more information on the LACE website, or you can go directly to thesurvey.


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Training Action Booklet is available to help children with medical needs

The LeHo (Learning at Home and in the Hospital) project is successfully collecting and sharing good practices which include innovative technologies and methodologies in order to support the education of children with medical needs. The practices and other topic-related publications are available on the online hub. A Training Action Booklet has been recently published by the Children’s Hospital School Leicester and is available here.

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OERup! – Self-guided blended-learning trainings: November 2015 – March 2016

Join the training sessions to learn about how you could capitalise on OER and OEP in adult education! Participation is especially valuable for managers of adult education institutions, for teachers, trainers, mentors and tutors.

Opening webinar: 21 October 2015

Read more and join the training for free here.

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October 10, 2015

[EDEN-News] D4|Learning Conference 2015 – Join us in Aalborg!

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Join us in Aalborg!

Deadlines approaching

CALL | THEMES | SUBMISSION | KEYNOTES | REGISTRATION | WHAT TO SEE AND DO IN AALBORG?

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. The proceedings will be published as an open access e-Book by Aalborg University Press.

Deadlines

Submission is open until: 13 October 2015.

Notification of authors: 14 Ocotber 2015.

Registration deadline: 15 October 2015.

The Conference will be held on 17-20 November 2015.

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Recognising Excellence – Best D4Learning Conference Paper Award

Since 2008, EDEN has bestowed the Best Research Paper Award at its conferences. As EDEN is an organizing partner of D4Learning Conference 2015, the tradition of awarding the Best Research Paper will be continued.

Read more about the Award and the criteria here.

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

Pre-Conference: “Technology for Inclusion in Learning Environments – From research to Practise”

The ”1st International Conference on Innovations with Digital Learning for Inclusion (D4L)” opens with a Pre-Seminar on Tuesday November 17, 2015, 9-16. Danish researchers will convey new knowledge and recommendations from their research on inclusion and technology in learning environments to practitioners from the educational system. In this part of the conference, the language spoken is Danish. Information and registration for this event are available (in Danish) here.

Venue: Aalborg, Denmark

Nytorv Square

Nytorv Square

Aalborg

Aalborg city

Utzon Center

Utzon Center

Conference address:

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

More about Aalborg: http://www.d4l.aau.dk/aalborg/

Co-organisers

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                                university
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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

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October 3, 2015

[EDEN-News] D4|Learning Conference 2015 – Last Days For Submission!

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Final Submission Date: 4 October 2015

Paper Submission Still Open – Last Days!

CALL | THEMES | SUBMISSION | KEYNOTES | REGISTRATION

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 proceedings will be published as an open access e-Book by Aalborg University Press.

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

Launching of the EDEN Open Badges

The EDEN Open Classroom Conferences in 2015 are the first EDEN events where the participants and speakers are awarded with the EDEN Open Badges. This is a newly introduced type of recognitions for the appreciation of achievements of our Colleagues within the EDEN activities.

The badge itself is a digital image designed to represent a certain accomplishment. Behind the badge, there is a collection of meta-data about the criteria of the badge, but what is more important, you can add proof of the skill it represents to the online repository (Open Badge Passport), e.g.: your presentation at the conference.

Receiving and collecting badges representing your achievements with EDEN provides you the opportunity to show your skills and accomplishments to a wide audience in social web communities.

We will contact all the participants and speakers with the details of receiving their badges. Until than, you can read more about this here.

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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.

Recognising Excellence – EDEN Best Paper Award

Since 2008, EDEN has bestowed the Best Research Paper Award at its Annual Conferences and the bi-annual Research Workshops. As an organizing partner of D4Learning Conference 2015, the tradition of awarding the Best Research Paper will be continued at the D4Learning International Conference: Innovations in Digital Learning for Inclusion (D4L).

Read more about the Award and the criteria here.

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

Venue: Aalborg, Denmark

Nytorv Square

Nytorv Square

Aalborg

Aalborg city

Utzon Center

Utzon Center

Co-organisers

aalborg university
EDEN
Ididakt DUIT

Contact

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

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

EDEN

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September 17, 2015

[EDEN-News] EDEN Newsflash – September 2015, Special Issue: Open Classroom News

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September, 2015

EDEN Open Classroom Conference in Aalborg
Call for submission extended deadline: 30 September

17-20 November 2015, Aalborg, Denmark
Organised in collaboration with: The Aalborg University

D4Learning 2015: International Conference on Innovations with Digital Learning for Inclusion (D4L)

Final Submission Round is open until: 30 September 2015

CALL | THEMES | SUBMISSION | KEYNOTES | REGISTRATION

We invite you to attend D4L and submit proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, tutorials, workshops, posters/demonstrations and corporate showcases/demos.

The tradition of EDEN Best Research Paper Award will be continued at the conference.

The proceedings will be published as an open access e-Book by Aalborg University Press.

Authors are encouraged to send their contributions well before the deadline in order to accelerate the evaluation and publication process.

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EDEN Open Classroom Conference in Athens
18-21 September 2015, Athens, Greece
Organised in collaboration with: Ellinogermaniki Agogi

Transforming Schools into Innovative Learning Organisations

KEYNOTES | SOCIAL EVENTS

Downloadables: Programme | Proceedings | Joining Instructions

Follow us online: #OCCATHENS

Follow the hashtag #OCCATHENS and join the discussions online during the conference!

We are happy to announce that the following programme highlights will be live-streamed from Athens (all times in Central European Time):

FRIDAY 18. 09. 2015 16:30 – 18:30

Welcome Addresses:

Sotirios Glavas, President, Greek Institute of Educational Policy;
Nelly Arvaniti, School Counsellor for Physical Education in Eastern Attica;
António M. Teixeira, EDEN President

Keynote Presentations:

Smart Educational Decision Support Systems for School Complexity Leadership: A Research Agenda for School Analytics by Demetrios G Sampson, Professor of Digital Systems in Learning and Education, University of Piraeus

Enhancing Teachers’ Digital Skills by John Garofalakis, Computer Technology Institute and Press “Diophantus”

Open Educational Resources for Enviromental Education by Franz Bogner, University of Bayreuth

Developing Effective Teachers Communities by Rosa Doran, NUCLIO / GHOU / Portuguese Astronomical Society

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Athens

Venue:

Ellinogermaniki Agogi S.A.
Dimitriou Panagea, Pallini 153 51, Greece

SATURDAY 19. 09. 2015 08:00 – 10:00

Lessons Learnt from Large Scale Innovation Initiatives Implemented in European Schools:

Presentations of innovative teachers about a wide variety of subject from physics through safe internet use to supporting green careers.

MONDAY 21. 09. 2015 10:00 – 12:00

Open to What? The Future of European Education in the Digital Revolution by Alan Bruce, Universal Learning Systems

Panel Discussion, Chaired by António M. Teixeira, EDEN President

Panel members: Rosa Doran, NUCLIO / GHOU / Portuguese Astronomical Society; Antonella Poce, Roma Tre University; Sofoklis Sotiriou, Ellinogermaniki Agogi; and Christian Stracke, The Open University of Netherlands

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Opening up the Classroom – How Inspirational Ideas, Creative Teachers and Innovative Tools Are Changing Schools by António Teixeira, EDEN President

Introduction of the EDEN badges and Best Practice Initiative Award Ceremony

The Fun Part: Social Events

Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception will be at 19:30 on Friday in the school premises, Ellinogermaniki Agogi S.A.

Visit to the Acropolis Museum

We are organising a visit to the Acropolis Museum on 20 September,Sunday evening, before the Conference Dinner. The tour includes the transfer (by charter bus) at 17:00 from Ellinogermaniki Agogi (Conference venue) and a 2 hour long guided tour to the Acropolis Museum with a professional licensed guide. Please register here in case you are interested to participate (cost: 35 EUR/person).

Conference Dinner

The social dinner will take place on Sunday 20 September at 20:30after the tour to the Acropolis museum at a traditional tavern in the Plaka area, within walking distance of the Acropolis. Buses will take participants back to their hotels after dinner. Please register here in case you are interested to participate (cost: 35 EUR/person).

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Conference dinner in a traditional Greek restaurant

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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.

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