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July 2, 2016

[Eurodl] New articles in EURODL – June 2016

From Friday’s inbox…

Fresh Articles – June 2016

Dear EURODL subscriber,

We kindly inform you that new articles have been accepted for publication, since December 2015. Please, visit them at the journal’s website.

And the article in the “Brief items” section:

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.

We are pleased to announce the Call for Contributions for the EDEN RW9, the 9th Research Workshop in October 2016. The event titled “” will take place in Oldenburg, 4-7 October.

All useful information concerning conference themes, submission categories and required format of contributions further how to submit your proposal, can be found by clicking here.

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

Wishing all of you a relaxed summer holiday,

on behalf of the Chief Editor, Dr. Ulrich Bernath

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June 4, 2016

[EDEN-News] EDEN Research Workshop 2016, Oldenburg – Announcement and Call

From Friday’s inbox…

Forging new pathways of research and innovation in open and distance learning: Reaching from the roots

First Announcement and Call for Contributions

Building on its success of the research workshop in Oxford, EDEN is pleased to announce its Ninth Research Workshop organised in collaboration with the Institute of Education and the Center for Lifelong Learning at Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg in Oldenburg, Germany.

Invitation

Research into distance education has renewed importance and taken on new dimensions, as open, distance, and online learning further merge with the mainstream of education. Changes are occurring at all levels of institutions: from new systems and theories and ways of leading and managing organizations, to new teaching and learning approaches and technologies.

The history of online and distance learning (ODL) is rich with principles, theories, and concepts that still apply today, but which are often forgotten in the haze of avant-garde technology. As researchers of ODL, these historical roots ground and guide us in forging new paths of teaching and learning with technology. How do we bring together the strengths of the past with the opportunities for the future? How can we build on our knowledge and experiences to create informed and innovative pathways for the future? Which new pedagogic paradigms are emerging and have the potential to impact the future of ODL? The Ninth EDEN Research Workshop in Oldenburg, Germany, will bring together researchers from all walks of life and provide a platform for engaging in discussion and debate, exchanging research ideas, and presenting new developments in ODL, with the goal of creating dialogues and forming opportunities for research collaboration.

The EDENRW9 which will be held in Oldenburg on 4-7 October 2016. The themes highlight the need of all levels and branches of educational systems to embrace new directions in their organisational management, research and practice, while observing their historical background and professional heritage.

Call for Contributions

During this research workshop, EDEN will bring established scholars and researchers of ODL together with early researchers in the field. Building on DE’s extensive history of research and technology innovation, the workshop will create an open stage for further extending discussions on research in DE, where delegates will have an opportunity to engage with experts and actively explore new areas of DE research. We invite all interested professionals to discover the Workshop Themes and take an active part by submitting their proposals.

Submissions should make a relevant contribution to the field and meet the customary academic requirements: clear aims/questions, methodology, contextualisation, results, conclusions and implications, and references.

Full text submissions must be in English, with careful language, spelling and grammar check. You are invited to send a one-page summary for the Book of Abstracts, included in the file of your proposal, separately indicated as ‘Summary for the printed Book of Abstracts’. Authors are also expected to indicate how their research topic is related to the proposed framework of research areas (see workshop themes).

Submissions that relate to the Workshop Scope and one or more of the Workshop Themes are invited in the following categories by the deadline: August 31, 2016. You are encouraged to submit your proposal earlier than August 31 to support a speedy evaluation of the proposals and enhance your possibility to register early in time.

Contributions received will be continuously evaluated and authors informed accordingly.

Conference Venue, Oldenburg

Oldenburg is a city of contrasts where classicism meets modernism, a cosmopolitan flair complements historical architecture, urban variety is balanced by a natural landscape, imaginative catering goes hand in hand with assorted retail outlets, and a rich culture harmonises with scientific innovation.

The city is home to 160,000 people and the economic hub of the Bremen-Oldenburg metropolitan region. It is a university city and was the German City of Science in 2009. A former princely residence, it looks back over a history spanning 1,200 years. Oldenburg is a lively city with a great deal of charm embedded in a beautiful, unspoilt natural landscape.

Erasmus

The 9th EDEN Research Workshop 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: oldenburg@eden-online.org
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May 28, 2016

[EDEN-News] EDEN Annual Conference, Budapest 2016 – Date Approaching!

From Friday’s inbox…

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EDEN 2016 Annual Conference: #EDEN16
DETAILED PROGRAMME AVAILABLE

Budapest, 14-17 June 2016

NEWS | PROGRAMME | SCHEDULE | REGISTER | KEYNOTES

CONFERENCE SCOPE | THEMES | DINNER | HOTELS | SPONSORSHIP

Detailed programme

The conference programme is set up from over 160 accepted contributions, including research paper sessions, demonstration and poster sessions, workshops, training courses and lively Synergy sessions for new project ideas and in-progress initiatives. See the detailed conference programmehere.

All plenary sessions will be streamed online and open to comment on social media.

High level EU Commission speakers and sessions at the conference!

European policy and practice in Digital Skills and Competences – a hands-on workshop with representatives of the ET2020 Working Group

This workshop at the EDEN 2016 Annual Conference in Budapest will provide participants with insights into EU policy relating to digital skills and competences. It will also enable participants to share their own experience and knowledge and to identify priorities for future work in the field.

Research on Opening up Education through the use of Digital Technologies: Development of a support framework for Higher Education Institutions

The workshop will present research done by the Joint Research Centre – Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, on behalf of DG EAC, on the development of a support framework for HEIs to take strategic decisions and concrete initiatives on opening up education.

“We should focus in the short term more on MOOCs than on OER.”

A special Oxford-Style Debate session will be held about the above statement of the standing of MOOCs and business models of openness. Debaters will be Professor Paul Bacsich (SeroHE) and Stavros Panagiotis Xanthopoylos (Open Education Consortium) on Thursday, 16 June, after lunch.

Pre-conference workshops

Our free pre-conference workshops will be held on 14 June, in the afternoon:

  • “The mobility guide on-line” – OpenPROF project workshop 12:00-15:00
  • “Inspire! – An Unconventional Forum with EDEN Young Scholars” – Young Scholars’ Workshop
    Including: How can young scholars write better quality journal articles? With Editors of online academic Open and Distance Learning Journals. 15:00-18:00

Book and Wine event

EDEN continues the tradition of the Book and Wine event: at the end of the first day (15 June) the lovers of literature and good wines share their latest interesting reading experience through short presentations. Nice red wine served for free!

Please contact the conference secretariat if you are interested to join as speaker.

Sir John Daniel is Dinner Speaker at the EDEN 25th Anniversary Conference Gala Dinnersir john daniel

We are delighted to announce that EDEN Founder Sir John Daniel, former Vice-Chancellor of the Open University UK, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education and President of the Commonwealth of Learning accepted the invitation to be the Dinner Speaker at the Conference Dinner on 16 June when we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of EDEN.

Welcome Reception – featuring the University Chorus

The Welcome Reception will take place in the assembly hall of the central building at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. The University Chorus will be performing for our guests.

Registration

registerThe EDEN Secretariat is taking care of the registration for the Annual Conference. Please visit the Online Registration Form to join the event.

For any conference related questions, including conference services for corporations, please contact the Conference Secretariat at budapest@eden-online.org.

Erasmus

The EDEN 2016 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: budapest@eden-online.org
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May 20, 2016

[EDEN-News] EDEN Annual Conference, Budapest 2016 – Detailed programme available

From Wednesday’s inbox…

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EDEN 2016 Annual Conference: #EDEN16
DETAILED PROGRAMME AVAILABLE
Registration Open

Budapest, 14-17 June 2016

NEWS | PROGRAMME | SCHEDULE | REGISTER | KEYNOTES

CONFERENCE SCOPE | THEMES | DINNER | HOTELS | SPONSORSHIP

Detailed programme is now available

The conference programme is set up from over 160 accepted contributions, including research paper sessions, demonstration and poster sessions, workshops, training courses and lively Synergy sessions for new project ideas and in-progress initiatives. See the detailed conference programmehere.

All plenary sessions will be streamed online and open to comment on social media.

Pre-conference workshops

Our free pre-conference workshops will be held on 14 June, at 15:00-18:00

  • “Inspire! – An Unconventional Forum with EDEN Young Scholars” – Young Scholars’ Workshop
    Including: How can young scholars write better quality journal articles? With Michael G. Moore, Ulrich Bernath, and more Editors of online academic Open and Distance Learning Journals
  • “Crossing borders in the comprehensive investigation of labour market matching processes: An EU-wide, trans-disciplinary, multilevel and science-practice-bridging training” – EDUWORKS workshop
  • ECO (E-learning, Communication, Open-data) project workshop
  • “Let us Discuss and Establish the European Science Education Academy (ESEA)”

“The mobility guide on-line” – pre-conference event

The Erasmus+ programme funded OpenPROF project will organise its next Multiplier Event on 14 June, at 12:00-15:00

European policy and practice in Digital Skills and Competences

a Hands-on workshop with representatives of the ET2020 Working Group

This workshop at the EDEN 2016 Annual Conference in Budapest will provide participants with insights into EU policy relating to digital skills and competences. It will also enable participants to share their own experience and knowledge and to identify priorities for future work in the field.

Book and Wine event

EDEN continues the tradition of the Book and Wine event: at the end of the first day (15 June) the lovers of literature and good wines share their latest interesting reading experience through short presentations.

Please contact the conference secretariat if you are interested to join as speaker.

Welcome Reception – featuring the University Chorus

The Welcome Reception will take place in the assembly hall of the central building at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. The University Chorus will be performing for our guests.

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.

Registration is open

registerThe EDEN Secretariat is taking care of the registration for the Annual Conference. Please visit the Online Registration Form to join the event.

Schedule and Deadlines

Registration Open until 5 June 2016

Conference Dates: 14-17 June 2016


For any conference related questions, including conference services for corporations, please contact the Conference Secretariat at budapest@eden-online.org.

Erasmus

The EDEN 2016 Annual Conference is the initiative of EDEN supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union. The publications reflect the authors’ views, the EACEA and the European Commission are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information they contain.

EDEN

EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network Secretariat
Tel: +36 1 463 1628, 463 2537 Fax: +36 1 463 1858
E-mail: budapest@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

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May 3, 2016

[EDEN-News] EDEN Annual Conference, Budapest 2016 – Sneak peek at conference trainings and workshops

Also from yesterday’s inbox…

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EDEN 2016 Annual Conference: #EDEN16
REGISTRATION OPEN

Budapest, 14-17 June 2016

NEWS | SCHEDULE | REGISTER | KEYNOTES

CONFERENCE SCOPE | THEMES | DINNER | HOTELS | SPONSORSHIP

“We should focus in the short term more on MOOCs than on OER.”

A special Oxford-Style Debate session will be held about the above statement of the standing of MOOCs and business models of openness. Debaters will be Paul Bacsich (Coordinator, Open Education Working Group, and Senior Consultant, SeroHE) and Stavros Panagiotis Xanthopoylos (Board member of Open Education Consortium, Vice-President of the Brazilian Distance Education Association – ABED). The debate will take place on Thursday, 16 June, after the lunch break.

Supporting students and young scholars

For young scholars, full time students and PhD students (under 35 years) a special discounted fee of €200 is offered. To request admission as a student, please send a short ‘motivation’ letter to the Conference Secretariat at budapest@eden-online.orgtogether with evidence of your student status and age.

We are also offering a support scheme to young scholars again. Two young researchers‘ attendance at the Conference will be supported with €600 each. The colleagues awarded should have a submission (paper or poster) accepted for presentation at the Conference. If you wish to apply for the Young Scholars Support, please, indicate your interest by 8 May, 2016.

Sneak peek at conference trainings and workshops

Here are some highlights from accepted trainings and workshops that you will be able to participate in:

Trainings

Workshops

Sharing achievements across the web with Open Badges: how to design a badge of value

Gráinne Hamilton – DigitalMe, Programme Director HE / Adult Learning

Effective Interactive Webinars: Methods to facilitate learning in open collaborative learning environments: A toolbook for practitioners/facilitators

Torhild Slaatto – Fleksibel utdanning Norge (Flexible Education Norway)

Social Media for Teaching and Learning

Prof. Dr. Yasemin Gülbahar – Ankara University

Is lurking working?

Jørgen Grubbe – Chair of Danish Association for Flexible Learning FLUID

Animation creation as a learning tool

Kriszta Mihalyi – University of Pecs Hungary, PhD candidate

ABC Rapid Blended Course Design for Educators

Clive Young, Nataša Perović – University College London (UCL)

Meet our keynotes

  • Tony Bates, Contact North | Contact Nord Research Associate
  • Lesley Wilson, European University Association, Secretary General
  • António Teixeira, President of EDEN
  • Yves Punie, Senior scientist at the European Commission Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS)
  • Michael G. Moore, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Education The Pennsylvania State University USA
  • Danny Arati, Intel, former Education Manager, Europe
  • Melissa Highton, Director of the Learning, Teaching and Web Services Division, University of Edinburgh
  • Cristóbal Cobo, Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
  • Susan Aldridge, Senior Vice President for Online Learning and President of Drexel University Online
  • Paul Bacsich, Coordinator, Open Education Working Group, and Senior Consultant, SeroHE
  • Stavros Panagiotis Xanthopoylos, Board member of Open Education Consortium and Vice-President of the Brazilian Distance Education Association – ABED
  • János Józsa, Rector of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Preliminary programme structure updated

The Conference programme includes plenaries, parallel sessions with paper presentations, workshops, short training courses, moderated poster, demo sessions and synergy strand. The event starts on Tuesday afternoon on 14 June, with registration, followed by the Welcome Reception and ends with a Farewell Coffee on 17 June.

The programme structure can be seen here.

Plenary sessions will be streamed online and open to comment on social media.

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.

Registration is open

registerThe EDEN Secretariat is taking care of the registration for the Annual Conference. Please visit the Online Registration Form to join the event.

Schedule and Deadlines

Paper Submission closed

In case of eventual last minute submissions you may check possibilities with the EDEN Secretariat.

Registration Open until 5 June 2016

Conference Dates: 14-17 June 2016

For any conference related questions, including conference services for corporations, please contact the Conference Secretariat at budapest@eden-online.org.

Erasmus

The EDEN 2016 Annual Conference is the initiative of EDEN supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union. The publications reflect the authors’ views, the EACEA and the European Commission are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information they contain.

EDEN

EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network Secretariat
Tel: +36 1 463 1628, 463 2537 Fax: +36 1 463 1858
E-mail: budapest@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

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