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April 15, 2017

[EDEN-News] EDEN Annual Conference, Jönköping 2017 – Registration, Keynotes, Recognition, Social Events

Also from Thursday’s inbox…

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EDEN 2017 Annual Conference: #EDEN17
Registration, Keynotes, Recognition, Social Events

Jönköping, Sweden 13-16 June 2017

REGISTRATION | KEYNOTES | PROGRAMME | SOCIAL EVENTS
PRACTICAL INFORMATION
| DEADLINES

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jkpgThe conference is hosted by the Jönköping University in co-operation with Destination Jönköping and SADE, the Swedish Association for Open and Distance Learning and supported by the Jönköping City Council.

We wish a Happy Easter to everyone!

Registration is open

The EDEN Secretariat is taking care of the registration for the Annual Conference. The registration fee includes access to all conference facilities, the electronic Conference Proceedings, the Welcome Cocktail, lunches and refreshments during the conference days. The fee does not include accommodation and the conference dinner.

registerAuthors of contributions accepted for presentation can benefit from a reduced fee. For each paper, only one reduced author’s fee will be offered. For more information on fees and discounts, visit the Conference Registration page.

The Call is closed now, evaluations will finish in the next few days. With eventual late submission requests please contact the Conference Secretariat directly. Synergy and Training submissions are awaited until end of April.

New keynote speaker joins the conference

Andreia Inamorato dos Santos

andreiaScientific Officer, ICT for Learning, Skills and OER, Human Capital and Employment Unit, European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre (JRC)

Andreia joined the JRC in September 2013. Her role involves research and policy support on ‘ICT for Learning, Skills and Open Educational Resources (OER)’. Her work contributes to finding opportunities and challenges of ICT and OER implementation at a policy level to innovate and modernise teaching, learning and training practices in Europe. Learn more about her here.

Her contribution will feature in a special session with the most interesting OER papers presented.

Keynote titles revealed

keynoteGeorgi Dimitrov – EU perspectives on digital education

Andreia Inamorato dos Santos – Where do we stand on policies for open education? Evidence from research on EU Member States

Frans Mäyrä – Multidimensional Ludic Literacy: Diversity in Game Cultures

Stefan Hrastinski – Diversifying e-learning

Hanqin Qiu – The Transformation of Teaching and Learning Appropriate for a Digital Age: Development and Implications

Jean-Marie Filloque – Diversity and social engagment, contributions of Universities lifelong learning strategies in Europe

Manjula Srinivas – Digital communication platforms and media educators in under graduate schools of mass communications in India

Social Events

2Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception will take place in the assembly hall of the School of Education and Communication (building H) at Jönköping University. At the reception you can start preparing yourself at the event.

Meet the EDEN fellows, Board and NAP members, Secretariat staff who can help you to find out best how to exploit the event. The pleasant surroundings will ensure inspiration for intellectual exploration dialogue learning-partnerships and collaboration. The EDEN Fellow Awards and Young Scholar Awards will be presented during the reception.

bookwineBook and Wine event

EDEN continues the tradition of the Book and Wine event: at the end of the first day (14 June) the lovers of literature and good wines share their latest interesting reading experience through short presentations in the Orangerie of the University.

Please contact the conference secretariat if you are interested to join as speaker. Everyone is welcome to listen and discuss over a glass of wine!

Conference Dinner

gala dinnergalagala2

The venue of the Conference Dinner will be the classical style Elite Stora Hotellet, one of the most beautiful buildings in Jönköping and with a central location along the southern shore of Lake Vättern.

Jönköping’s walking street passes right by the hotel, putting guests right in the midst of the city’s shopping, attractions and nightlife. Elite Stora Hotellet was built in the mid 1800’s and has been painstakingly renovated. Much of the hotel has been preserved in its original glory, including the Hall of Mirrors, which is one of Scandinavia’s most beautiful banquet halls.

Tours and other activities

For tours and activities in and around Jönköping, the Småland region, before or after the conference, please contact our conference partner Memu.

Selection of interesting workshops from the conference programme

  • How to Facilitate Diversity in Flexible Learning?
  • Digital Innovation in Cultural and Heritage Education.
  • How Relevant is Open Education for Refugees?
  • How to Conduct an Academic Chat via Twitter? – The #edenchat Case

EDEN Open Badges

The European Distance and E-Learning Network has extended its quality and excellence recognition with the launch of open badges aiming at helping colleagues within the EDEN Network to communicate their achievements and skills acquired via their participation in EDEN activities and events. Our aim is to help people progress in whatever professional skills they would like to represent and build on.

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. Find our more about EDEN’s Open Badges.

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recognistionContributors, please remember…

that your papers, posters and training submissions are not only subjected to the conference evaluators’ thorough assessment, but could also win one of EDEN’s prestigious awards. We are keen to promote and inspire professionals by recognising excellence and will continue the tradition of distinguishing Best Papers and Best Practice Initiatives. The conference participants can also make their voices heard – they will be able to vote on their favourite posters on display – the poster earning the highest number of votes will receive the conference’s Poster Prize. Everybody who has an accepted submission for presentation will receive a Speaker badge and all conference participants will be awarded a Participant badge.

Get inspired by the Young Scholar Award winners of 2016

The award to young scholars has been offered at our Annual Conferences and Research Workshops since it’s intorduction in 2014 in Oxford thanks to the Ulrich Bernath Foundation and the Oldenburg University.

Last year’s Young Scholar Award winners at the EDEN 2016 Annual Conference in Budapest were Ágnes Gaul-Ács from KAPTÁR Visual Arts Workshop and Archive, Hungary for her paper on Digital Creativity for Net Generation Students: Retooling the Art and Design Environment at School andDávid Sík from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary for his paper on Use of Big Data in Education Efficiency Analysis.

At the 9th EDEN Research Workshop, the award was granted to Elisa Bruhn, for the conference paper “Towards a Framework for Virtual Internationalization”, Antonia Bralić for the conference paper “Use of moocs in traditional classroom: Blended learning approach”, Shaiffadzillah Omarali for the conference paper “Investigating the Effectiveness of the ‘Online Learner Profiling Questionnaire’ in Generating a Profile of Learners Based on Learner Dispositions: a Pilot Study” and Kristie Naidoo for the conference paper “Integration of Learning Analytics in Blended Learning Course at a University of Technology”

Conference programme

The Conference programme includes plenaries, parallel sessions with paper presentations, workshops, trainings, moderated poster and demo sessions and the synergy strand, ensuring digital interactivity and cooperation on the social web.

The event starts on Tuesday afternoon on 13 June, with registration, followed by the Welcome Reception and ends with a Farewell Coffee on 16 June.

The conference structure can be viewed here. Please note that programme changes may apply.

Did you notice?

The European Commission has just announced their renewed policy plans for the modernisation of higher education. As Georgi Dimitrov, Deputy Head of the Unit on Innovation in Education and the EIT, and a policy expert in this area, will attend the EDEN 2017 Annual Conference as a keynote speaker we hope to get first hand relevant information on this in good time.

Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines

lufthansaThe Lufthansa Group airlines offer a comprehensive global route network and exclusive prices and conditions to our participants, visitors, exhibitors, and invited guests. Read moreon how to use the special offer.

Visit the world’s only Match Museum

match museum

Jönköping was known for its matchstick industry between 1845-1970. The Match Musem in Jönköping is the world’s only. It is located in the beautiful building that once was the first match factory in Jönköping.

In the museum, living match history is told. Encounter the people and machines that built up the match industy and developed it into a global operation. You will find an exciting film and thousands of matchboxes and labels.

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.

Exhibition stands will also be available for booking.

schedule

Schedule and Deadlines

The call is closed, with eventual late submission requests please address the Conference Secretariat directly

Registration open

Conference Dates: 13-16 June 2017

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

Erasmus

The EDEN 2017 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: jonkoping@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

_______________________________________________
EDEN-News mailing list
EDEN-News@eden-online.org

April 2, 2017

[EDEN-News] EDEN Annual Conference, Jönköping 2017 – Registration, Workshops, Keynotes, Social Events

Another item from Friday’s inbox…

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EDEN 2017 Annual Conference: #EDEN17
Registration, Workshops, Keynotes, Social Events

Jönköping, Sweden 13-16 June 2017

REGISTRATION | KEYNOTES | PROGRAMME | PRACTICAL INFORMATION | DEADLINES

sade

jkpgThe conference is hosted by the Jönköping University in co-operation with Destination Jönköping and SADE, the Swedish Association for Open and Distance Learning and supported by the Jönköping City Council.

Registration is open

The EDEN Secretariat is taking care of the registration for the Annual Conference. The registration fee includes access to all conference facilities, the electronic Conference Proceedings, the Welcome Cocktail, lunches and refreshments during the conference days. The fee does not include accommodation and the conference dinner.

registerAuthors of contributions accepted for presentation can benefit from a reduced fee. For each paper, only one reduced author’s fee will be offered. For more information on fees and discounts, visit the Conference Registrationpage.

The Call is closed now, evaluations will finish in the next few days. With eventual late submission requests please contact the Conference Secretariat directly. Synergy and Training submissions are awaited until the end of April.

Keynote titles revealed

keynoteFrans Mäyrä – Multidimensional Ludic Literacy: Diversity in Game Cultures

Stefan Hrastinski – Diversifying e-learning

Hanqin Qiu – The Transformation of Teaching and Learning Appropriate for a Digital Age: Development and Implications

Jean-Marie Filloque – Diversity and social engagement, contributions of Universities lifelong learning strategies in Europe

Manjula Srinivas – Digital communication platforms and media educators in undergraduate schools of mass communications in India

Social Events

2Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception will take place in the assembly hall of the School of Education and Communication (building H) at Jönköping University. At the reception you can start preparing yourself at the event.

Meet the EDEN fellows, Board and NAP members, Secretariat staff who can help you to find out best how to exploit the event. The pleasant surroundings will ensure inspiration for intellectual exploration dialogue learning-partnerships and collaboration. The EDEN Fellow Awards and Young Scholar Awards will be presented during the reception.

bookwineBook and Wine event

EDEN continues the tradition of the Book and Wine event: at the end of the first day (14 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. Everyone is welcome to listen and discuss over a glass of wine!

Conference Dinner

gala dinnergalagala2

The venue of the Conference Dinner will be the classical style Elite Stora Hotellet, one of the most beautiful buildings in Jönköping and with a central location along the southern shore of Lake Vättern.

Jönköping’s walking street passes right by the hotel, putting guests right in the midst of the city’s shopping, attractions and nightlife. Elite Stora Hotellet was built in the mid 1800’s and has been painstakingly renovated. Much of the hotel has been preserved in its original glory, including the Hall of Mirrors, which is one of Scandinavia’s most beautiful banquet halls.

Tours and other activities

For tours and activities in and around Jönköping, the Småland region, before or after the conference, please contact our conference partner Memu.

Selection of interesting workshops from the conference programme

  • How to Facilitate Diversity in Flexible Learning?
  • Digital Innovation in Cultural and Heritage Education.
  • How Relevant is Open Education for Refugees?
  • How to Conduct an Academic Chat via Twitter? – The #edenchat Case

Young Scholars’ Support

We are pleased to announce that EDEN’s support scheme to young scholars will be offered again at the 2017 Annual Conference, with the sponsorship of SADE, the Swedish Association for Distance Education. Two young researchers’ attendance at the Conference will be supported with €600 each.

Watch the short interview with Shaiffadzillah Omarali, Young Scholars’ Support awardee at the Oldenburg Research Workshop #EDENRW9, to find out why EDEN conferences are a great experience.

elisa

recognistionContributors, please remember…

that your papers, posters and training submissions are not only subjected to the conference evaluators’ thorough assessment, but could also win one of EDEN’s prestigious awards. We are keen to promote and inspire professionals by recognising excellence and will continue the tradition of distinguishing Best Papers and Best Practice Initiatives. The conference participants can also make their voices heard – they will be able to vote on their favourite posters on display – the poster earning the highest number of votes will receive the conference’s Poster Prize. Everybody who has an accepted submission for presentation will receive a Speaker badge and all conference participants will be awarded a Participant badge.

Get inspired by the Practice Initiative Award winners of 2016

Our established formal award schemes, such as the EDEN Fellow, Senior Fellow and Best Research Paper Awards were recently extended by the introduction of the Best Practice Initiative Award. This newly introduced award highlights and promotes best practices and encourages educational stakeholders to participate, share and collaborate.

Last year’s Best Practice Initiative Award winners at the EDEN 2016 Annual Conference in Budapest were Nelson Ribeiro Jorge, Willem Frederik van Valkenburg and Sofia Dopper, from the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands for their paper on The TU Delft Online Learning Experience: From Theory to Practice.

Conference programme

The Conference programme includes plenaries, parallel sessions with paper presentations, workshops, trainings, moderated poster and demo sessions and the synergy strand, ensuring digital interactivity and cooperation on the social web.

The event starts on Tuesday afternoon on 13 June, with registration, followed by the Welcome Reception and ends with a Farewell Coffee on 16 June.

The conference structure can be viewed here. Please note that programme changes may apply.

Did you notice?

The European Commission has just announced their renewed policy plans for the modernisation of higher education. As Georgi Dimitrov, Deputy Head of the Unit on Innovation in Education and the EIT, and a policy expert in this area, will attend the EDEN 2017 Annual Conference as a keynote speaker we hope to get first hand relevant information on this in good time.

Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines

lufthansaThe Lufthansa Group airlines offer a comprehensive global route network and exclusive prices and conditions to our participants, visitors, exhibitors, and invited guests. Read moreon how to use the special offer.

Visit the world’s only Match Museum

match museum

Jönköping was known for its matchstick industry between 1845-1970. The Match Musem in Jönköping is the world’s only. It is located in the beautiful building that once was the first match factory in Jönköping.

In the museum, living match history is told. Encounter the people and machines that built up the match industy and developed it into a global operation. You will find an exciting film and thousands of matchboxes and labels.

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.

Exhibition stands will also be available for booking.

schedule

Schedule and Deadlines

The call is closed, with eventual late submission requests please address the Conference Secretariat directly

Synergy and Training submissions:  30 April 2017

Registration open

Notification of Authors: 31 March 2017

Conference Dates: 13-16 June 2017

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

Erasmus

The EDEN 2017 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: jonkoping@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

_______________________________________________
EDEN-News mailing list
EDEN-News@eden-online.org

March 24, 2017

[EDEN-News] Open Education Week 2017 – Events organised by EDEN

From Wednesday’s inbox…

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Open Education Week
27-31 March 2017

Events organised by EDEN

Open Education Week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its goal is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide.

Open Education Week’s goal is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now. We want to highlight how open education can help people meet their goals in education, whether that’s to develop skills and knowledge for work, supporting formal studies, learning something new for personal interest, or looking for additional teaching resources.

It is coordinated by the The Open Education Consortium, an association of hundreds of institutions and organizations around the world that are committed to the ideals of open education. Universities, colleges, schools and organizations from all over the world have come together to showcase what they’re doing to make education more open, free, and available to everyone.

Join us for the following events – participation is open!


Open Education: The Moral, Business & Policy Case for OER

Monday, 27 March, 2017, 16:00-17:00 CET

Format: Webinar lecture
Lecturer: Cable Green, Director of Open Education, Creative Commons
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
The webinar will take place in SRCE’s Adobe connect room.


How To Be More Open: Advice for Educators and Researchers

Wednesday, 29 March, 2017, 14:00-15:00 CET

Format: Debate Panel
Moderator: Lisa Marie Blaschke, EDEN Vice-President
Please click here for a more detailed description of the event
The webinar will take place in EDEN’s Adobe connect room.


#EDENChat: MOOCs and soft skills development in higher education

Wednesday, 29 March, 2017, 20:00-21:00 CET

Format: Twitter chat
Moderator: Fabio Nascimbeni, EDEN Executive Committee member

For more events during the Open Education Week, check out the official website.

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

Erasmus

EDEN is 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

_______________________________________________
EDEN-News mailing list
EDEN-News@eden-online.org

March 18, 2017

[EDEN-News] EDEN Annual Conference, Jönköping 2017 – Registration, Workshops, Keynotes

Note this item regarding the European distance education conference.

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EDEN 2017 Annual Conference: #EDEN17
Registration, Workshops, Keynotes

Jönköping, Sweden 13-16 June 2017

CALL| SUBMISSION CATEGORIES | SUBMISSION | DEADLINES
REGISTRATION |
KEYNOTES | PROGRAMME | PRACTICAL INFORMATION

sade

jkpgThe conference is hosted by the Jönköping University in co-operation with Destination Jönköping and SADE, the Swedish Association for Open and Distance Learning and supported by the Jönköping City Council.

Registration is open

The EDEN Secretariat is taking care of the registration for the Annual Conference. The registration fee includes access to all conference facilities, the electronic Conference Proceedings, the Welcome Cocktail, lunches and refreshments during the conference days. The fee does not include accommodation and the conference dinner.

registerAuthors of contributions accepted for presentation can benefit from a reduced fee. For each paper, only one reduced author’s fee will be offered. For more information on fees and discounts, visit the Conference Registrationpage.

Get to know some of our keynotes

Cecilia Bjursell

mayraDirector of Encell, the National Centre for Lifelong Learning.

Dr. Cecilia Bjursell is the Director of Encell at the School of Education and Communication at Jönköping University. Her research interests are organization, learning, metaphors, organizational ethnography and narrative perspectives in various empirical contexts. Her earlier studies focused on post-merger integration processes and women’s enterprise in family businesses.

Learn more about her here.

Markku Markkula – invited

srinivasMarkku Markkula was elected President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) in February 2015 for a two and a half year term of office.

He has been a member of Finland’s Espoo City Council since 1980 – where he was President from 1990–1992 and again in 2010 – he is a member of the Board of the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council and has been Chairman of the Espoo City Planning Board since 2004.

Learn more about him here.

Stephan Rapp

qiuDean, School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University

Stephan Rapp has extensive experience from the school system as a teacher, principal and school director.He has also been training manager at the Swedish National Courts Administration with responsibility for planning and implementing training programs for staff in the country’s judiciary.In his research, he has been interested in school leadership role in the development of the school.

Learn more about him here.

Selection of interesting workshops from the conference programme

  • How to Facilitate Diversity in Flexible Learning?
  • Digital Innovation in Cultural and Heritage Education.
  • How Relevant is Open Education for Refugees?
  • How to Conduct an Academic Chat via Twitter? – The #edenchat Case

Young Scholars’ Support

We are pleased to announce that EDEN’s support scheme to young scholars will be offered again at the 2017 Annual Conference, with the sponsorship of SADE, the Swedish Association for Distance Education. Two young researchers’ attendance at the Conference will be supported with €600 each.

Watch the short interview with Antonia Bralic, Young Scholars’ Support awardee at the Oldenburg Research Workshop #RW9, to find out why EDEN conferences are a great experience.

elisa

recognistionContributors, please remember…

that your papers, posters and training submissions will not only be subjected to the conference evaluators’ thorough assessment, but could also win one of EDEN’s prestigious awards. We are keen to promote and inspire professionals by recognising excellence and will continue the tradition of distinguishing Best Papers and Best Practice Initiatives. The conference participants can also make their voices heard – they will be able to vote on their favourite posters on display – the poster earning the highest number of votes will receive the conference’s Poster Prize. Everybody who has an accepted submission for presentation will receive a Speaker badge and all conference participants will be awarded a Participant badge.

Get inspired by the Best Research Paper Award winners of 2016

Since 2008, EDEN has bestowed the Best Research Paper Award at its Annual Conferences and the bi-annual Research Workshops. A robust selection process guarantees the high-standing of these awards for contributions to the field of open, distance and e-learning. The selection process takes place in collaboration with the Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning, with the support of a distinguished Jury.

Last year’s Best Research Paper Award winners at the 9th Research Workshop in Oldenburg were Antonia Bralic and Blazenka Divjak from the Faculty of Organization and Informatics, University of Zagreb, Croatia for their paper on Use of MOOCs in Traditional Classroom: Blended Learning Approach.

The winners at the 2016 EDEN Annual Conference were Jieun Lim and Jennifer Richardson, from the Purdue University, United States of America, who were awarded for their paper on How Social Networking Experience relates to Social Presence and attitude of Using SNS in education.

Conference structure

The Conference programme includes plenaries, parallel sessions with paper presentations, workshops, trainings, moderated poster and demo sessions and the synergy strand, ensuring digital interactivity and cooperation on the social web.

The event starts on Tuesday afternoon on 13 June, with registration, followed by the Welcome Reception and ends with a Farewell Coffee on 16 June.

The conference structure can be viewed here. Please note that programme changes may apply.

Did you notice?

The European Commission has just announced their renewed policy plans for the modernisation of higher education. As Georgi Dimitrov, Deputy Head of the Unit on Innovation in Education and the EIT, and a policy expert in this area, will attend the EDEN 2017 Annual Conference as a keynote speaker we hope to get first hand relevant information on this in good time.

Late submissions still welcome!

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There has been an impressive response to the Call, showing high level compliance with the theme and concept. The relevance and diversity of submissions is reassuring for a conference rich in content and in networking opportunities.

Due to numerous extension requests received, the online submission will remain open until further notice. Submissions that relate to the Conference Scope and one or more of the Conference Themesare still welcome in paper, poster, workshop, training, demonstration and synergy formats.

Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines

lufthansaThe Lufthansa Group airlines offer a comprehensive global route network and exclusive prices and conditions to our participants, visitors, exhibitors, and invited guests. Read more on how to use the special offer.

Visit the City Park & the Jönköping Open Air Museum

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With views stretching for miles over the southern district of Lake Vättern, the city park is just five minutes by bus from the city centre. The city park is a beautiful nature area in Jönköping for all ages. The park has an exciting maze, picnic areas, bird ponds, animal pastures, and mini golf.

There is also the unique Bird Museum with a collection of approx 1400 stuffed birds of 341 species and an egg collection with approx 2500 eggs, as well as an Open Air Museum to which old buildings have been moved. In the summer, the county museum usually moves into the houses and opens them for different activities.

The Open Air Museum’s history began in 1901 when the engineer Algot Friberg bought the Bäckaby medieval wooden church and moved it to Jönköping City Park. Eventually more older buildings were brought to the park and the open air museum was born.

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.

Exhibition stands will also be available for booking.

schedule

Schedule and Deadlines

Late submissions welcome

Registration open

Notification of Authors: 31 March 2017

Conference Dates: 13-16 June 2017

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

Erasmus

The EDEN 2017 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: jonkoping@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

_______________________________________________
EDEN-News mailing list
EDEN-News@eden-online.org

March 4, 2017

[EDEN-News] EDEN Annual Conference, Jönköping 2017 – Reminder – Registration Open

From Thursday’s inbox…

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EDEN 2017 Annual Conference: #EDEN17
Late submissions welcome
Registration is now open!

Jönköping, Sweden 13-16 June 2017

CALL| SUBMISSION CATEGORIES | SUBMISSION | DEADLINES
REGISTRATION |
KEYNOTES | PROGRAMME | PRACTICAL INFORMATION

sade

jkpgThe conference is hosted by the Jönköping University in co-operation with Destination Jönköping and SADE, the Swedish Association for Open and Distance Learning and supported by the Jönköping City Council.

Registration is open

The EDEN Secretariat is taking care of the registration for the Annual Conference. The registration fee includes access to all conference facilities, the electronic Conference Proceedings, the Welcome Cocktail, lunches and refreshments during the conference days. The fee does not include accommodation and the conference dinner.

registerAuthors of contributions accepted for presentation can benefit from a reduced fee. For each paper, only one reduced author’s fee will be offered. For more information on fees and discounts, visit the Conference Registrationpage.

Get to know some of our keynotes

Jean-Marie Filloque

mayraJean-Marie Filloque was Director of University Continuing Education Department of the University of Brest (F) between 1998 and 2008 and President of the French National Network of University Continuing Education from 2005 to 2012. He was the Vice Rector for Lifelong Learning and academic affairs at the University of Brest.

Learn more about him here.

Elsebeth Korsgaard Sorensensrinivas

Elsebeth Korsgaard Sorensen is Professor in Digital Communication & Learning and head of the AAU research group, D4Learning at the Department of Learning and Philosophy at Aalborg University. She was previously director of the successful master programme in ICT and Learning (MIL), offered in equal collaboration between five Danish Universities (Aalborg University, Aarhus University, Copenhagen Business School, the Danish Pedagogical University, and Roskilde University).

Learn more about her here.

Rosie Jones

qiuDirector of Library Services,The Open University

Rosie Jones is responsible for setting the strategic vision for the Library ensuring that the Open University deliver a leading-edge service by responding positively to new opportunities and challenges within a rapidly changing environment.

Learn more about her here.

Pre-conference workshops

Digital Transformation And Diversity In A Swedish Context

This pre-conference workshop will be on 13 June, at 12:30-17:00 CET, hosted by SADE, the Swedish Association for Open and Distance Learning, and will be free of charge. It will start with a small lunch at 12.30-13.00, then the programme will kick off at 13.00, with Ulf Sandström, President of SADE, and Anders Söderholm, Director General of the The Association of Swedish Higher Education (SUHF) speaking.

EDEN Special Interest Group (SIG) on TEL and quality enhancement

This pre-conference workshop will also be launched on 13 June, at 16:30-17:00 CET. It will introduce and present EDEN’s SIG on TEL and Quality Enhancement: state of the art in research and practices, current challenges and challenges ahead. The SIG will present the aims of the group and will invite EDEN NAP members to join the group through discussions in NAP area and other EDEN channels.

It will be followed by a series of EDEN SIG on TEL and quality enhancement workshops/learning cafes, which will take place during the EDEN 2017 Annual Conference.

Conference structure

The Conference programme includes plenaries, parallel sessions with paper presentations, workshops, trainings, moderated poster and demo sessions and the synergy strand, ensuring digital interactivity and cooperation on the social web.

The event starts on Tuesday afternoon on 13 June, with registration, followed by the Welcome Reception and ends with a Farewell Coffee on 16 June.

The preliminary structure can be viewed here. Please note that programme changes may apply.

Young Scholars’ Support

We are pleased to announce that EDEN’s support scheme to young scholars will be offered again at the 2017 Annual Conference, with the sponsorship of SADE, the Swedish Association for Distance Education. Two young researchers’ attendance at the Conference will be supported with €600 each.

Watch the short interview with Elisa Bruhn, Young Scholars’ Support awardee at the Oldenburg Research Workshop #RW9, to find out why EDEN conferences are a great experience.

elisa

Did you notice?

The European Commission has just announced their renewed policy plans for the modernisation of higher education. As Georgi Dimitrov, Deputy Head of the Unit on Innovation in Education and the EIT, and a policy expert in this area, will attend the EDEN 2017 Annual Conference as a keynote speaker we hope to get first hand relevant information on this in good time.

Late submissions still welcome!

clocks

There has been an impressive response to the Call, showing high level compliance with the theme and concept. The relevance and diversity of submissions is reassuring for a conference rich in content and in networking opportunities.

Due to numerous extension requests received, the online submission will remain open until further notice. Submissions that relate to the Conference Scope and one or more of the Conference Themesare still welcome in paper, poster, workshop, training, demonstration and synergy formats.

recognistionContributors, please remember…

that your papers, posters and training submissions will not only be subjected to the conference evaluators’ thorough assessment, but could also win one of EDEN’s prestigious awards. We are keen to promote and inspire professionals by recognising excellence and will continue the tradition of distinguishing Best Papers and Best Practice Initiatives. The conference participants can also make their voices heard – they will be able to vote on their favourite posters on display – the poster earning the highest number of votes will receive the conference’s Poster Prize. Everybody who has an accepted submission for presentation will receive a Speaker badge and all conference participants will be awarded a Participant badge.

Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines

lufthansaThe Lufthansa Group airlines offer a comprehensive global route network and exclusive prices and conditions to our participants, visitors, exhibitors, and invited guests. Read moreon how to use the special offer.

After the conference: DreamHack Summer

dreamhack

DreamHack, the world’s largest LAN party and festival around computer gaming with scene performances and several types of competition (e-sport, cosplay and more) will be held at the exhibition center in Jönköping all weekend after the EDEN Annual Conference, starting on the Friday. Watch the introduction to the event on YouTube. This is an excellent opportunity for EDEN conference participants to make their stay in Jönköping not just professionally useful but also enjoyable.

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.

Exhibition stands will also be available for booking.

schedule

Schedule and Deadlines

Late submissions welcome

Registration open

Notification of Authors: 31 March 2017

Conference Dates: 13-16 June 2017

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

Erasmus

The EDEN 2017 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: jonkoping@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org

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