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January 21, 2020

NAP Webinar – UNESCO OER Recommendations, The Way Forward For Member Countries

Another item from the European Distance Education Network.

EDEN NAP webinar: UN UNESCO OER Recommendations, the Way Forward for Member Countries

The “UN UNESCO OER Recommendations, the Way Forward for Member Countries” webinar will take place 29 January 2020, Wednesday at 15:30 CEST with Ebba Ossiannilsson, EDEN Network of Academics and Professionals, EDEN Special Interest Group TEL Quality Enhancement in EDEN’s dedicated Adobe Connect room – Join us there! Registered webinar participants will be awarded by EDEN open badges.
The webinar will be followed by #EDENChat hosted by Ebba Ossiannilsson @EbbaOssian. Besides the five key points of the recommendations, the way forward at different levels (micro, meso and macro level) will be discussed.

Join the conversation at 18:00 CET, after the webinar, on Twitter, using the #EDENChat hashtag!

Register for the webinar
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2020 Annual Conference Call Deadline

Note this up-coming deadline for conference proposals.

EDEN 2020 Annual Conference: #eden20

21-24 June, 2020 | Timisoara, Romania

Human and artificial intelligence for the society of the future

Call for Contributions Open – Deadline 10 February

CONFERENCE HOME | CALL | CONFERENCE TRACKS
SUBMISSION | REGISTRATION | VENUE

Invitation

EDEN is pleased to announce its 29th Annual Conference, hosted by the Politehnica University of Timisoara on 21-24 June 2020.
Human and artificial intelligence for the society of the future
Inspiring digital education for the next STE(A)M student generation

In the end, all innovation is social innovation and technologies become real when they change social practices.

– Ilkka Tuomi, Bruges, EDEN 2019 Annual Conference keynote

“Education is back where it belongs – at the top of the European policy agenda” stated the European Commission. We intend that Europe will be considered a strong and allied partner to future generations and that the EU education system must make our societies future proof.

The Conference will benefit from the cultural and digital environment of the city of Timisoara, as it celebrates creativity and innovation as the 2021 European Capital of Culture. The Politehnica University of Timisoara will commemorate in 2020 its first century of academic excellence.

Call for Contributions

Contributions are invited which resulted from own research, project achievements, case studies, theoretic and conceptual work in paper, poster, synergy, training, workshop / panel discussion session and demonstration / technical presentation formats.

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

EDEN 2020 PhD Symposium Timisoara

The EDEN 2020 PhD Symposium Timisoara will be organized on 21 June. The Symposium, held in previous years in BarcelonaBruges and Dublin, led by a panel of international experts, has been designed to foster the exchange of experiences and knowledge among doctoral students in the area of technology-enhanced online, digital, open and distance learning.

Micro-credentialing in European Higher Education

Aligned to the themes of the conference, the final symposium of the Erasmus+ MicroHE initiative will focus on Micro-credentialing, in order to make them a pillar of university service, including the first European survey on micro-credentials in HE, proposing a meta-data standard and launching an online clearinghouse for recognition and portability of micro-credentials in Europe.

DigitalCulture

digital culture project logo
To highlight the digital culture aspect of the conference a special section will be dedicated to digital education for the creative industries, as part of the Erasmus+ DigiCulture project for improving the digital competences and social inclusion of adults in creative industries.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Submission deadline for contributions (except PhD): 10 February 2020
Notification of Authors: 6 April 2020
Submission deadline for PhD Symposium: 30 March 2020
Registration opens: February 2020
Conference dates: 21-24 June 2020

Conference Venue: Timisoara Romania

Timisoara is situated in the western corner of Romania, where several cultures, nationalities, languages and customs converge.  At the heart of the Banat region and is also part of Transylvania. Nearby is the famous Recas Winery, with a growing worldwide recognition for the quality of its wines.

Nowadays Timisoara is considered the Silicon Valley of Central and East Europe due to several world-class high-tech companies which have opened development and production units in the area (Siemens, Alcatel, IBM, Solectron, Kathrein, Delphi-Packard, Zoppas, Continental, Lisa Draxhelmaier, etc).

Read More…

The conference is hosted by Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania

Contact

Conference website: https://www.eden-online.org/2020_timisoara/

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

The 29th EDEN Annual Conference is the initiative of EDEN supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union.
EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network Secretariat
Tel: +36 1 463 1628, 463 2537 Fax: +36 1 463 1858
E-mail: timisoara@eden-online.org
https://www.eden-online.org
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December 3, 2019

EDEN 2020 Annual Conference Timisoara – Call & Announcement

Note the opportunity to attend and present at this European conference.

EDEN 2020 Annual Conference: #eden20

21-24 June, 2020 | Timisoara, Romania

Human and artificial intelligence for the society of the future

Call for Contributions Open – Deadline 10 February

CONFERENCE HOME | CALL | CONFERENCE TRACKS
SUBMISSION | REGISTRATION | VENUE

Invitation

EDEN is pleased to announce its 29th Annual Conference, hosted by the Politehnica University of Timisoara on 21-24 June 2020.
Human and artificial intelligence for the society of the future
Inspiring digital education for the next STE(A)M student generation

In the end, all innovation is social innovation and technologies become real when they change social practices.

– Ilkka Tuomi, Bruges, EDEN 2019 Annual Conference keynote

“Education is back where it belongs – at the top of the European policy agenda” stated the European Commission. We intend that Europe will be considered a strong and allied partner to future generations and that the EU education system must make our societies future proof.

Education is often envisioned in terms of innovation, excellence and competitiveness. But learning is also about reaching personal perfection, using a holistic approach that supports personal and professional development, learner needs and self-realization.

Skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) represent an important part of basic literacy in today’s knowledge economy. With the inclusion of a critical component – the human being, STE(A)M Education integrates the Arts – humanities, languages, drama, music, visual arts, design and digital media.
A balanced relation between Artificial and Human intelligence can create trusted, personalized and inclusive digital learning eco-systems.

The Conference will benefit from the cultural and digital environment of the city of Timisoara, as it celebrates creativity and innovation as the 2021 European Capital of Culture. The Politehnica University of Timisoara will commemorate in 2020 its first century of academic excellence.

Call for Contributions

Contributions are invited which resulted from own research, project achievements, case studies, theoretic and conceptual work on the conference theme and tracks and the creative use of educational technology.

Submissions, taking into account the conference theme and related to at least one of the conference tracks are welcome in paper, poster, synergy, training, workshop / panel discussion session and demonstration / technical presentation formats.

Networking and interactivity, sharing and discussion will be core aspects of the conference, focusing on what you can learn from and with your peers.

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

Conference Tracks

For the EDEN 2020 Annual Conference, the major tracks set-up will be:
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital Education
  • Open Learning and Education
  • Technology-Enhanced Learning
  • Gamification for Learning
  • STE(A)M Education
  • Digital Competences
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Smart Learning Environments
  • Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Education and Training
  • Big Data in Education and Learning Analytics
  • Applications of Semantic Web for Learning
  • Credentialing and Micro-learning
  • Digital Solutions for the Training of the Workforce
  • Digital Learning and the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Social Justice, Inclusivity and Digital Learning

EDEN 2020 PhD Symposium Timisoara

The EDEN 2020 PhD Symposium Timisoara will be organized on 21 June. The Symposium, held in previous years in BarcelonaBruges and Dublin, has been designed to foster the exchange of experiences and knowledge among doctoral students doing research in the area of technology-enhanced online, digital, open and distance learning, providing a valuable forum for the advancement of doctoral research. The Symposium is led by a panel of international experts.

More information about EDEN PhD Symposia is available here.

Micro-credentialing in European Higher Education

Aligned to the themes of the conference, the final symposium of the Erasmus+ MicroHE initiative will focus on micro-credentialing. In order to make micro-credentials a pillar of university service, the project has been working on the impact of modularisation, including the first European survey on micro-credentials in HE, proposing a meta-data standard and launching an online clearinghouse to facilitate recognition, transfer and portability of micro-credentials in Europe.

DigitalCulture

digital culture project logo
To highlight the digital culture aspect of the conference a special section will be dedicated to digital education for the creative industries, as part of the Erasmus+ DigiCulture project for improving the digital competences and social inclusion of adults in creative industries. The ‘Digital Skills for Creative Industries and Culture Courses’, as blended learning and online courses (MOOCs) and the achievement of Open Badges for Digital Competences are to be analysed during this workshop.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Submission deadline for contributions (except PhD): 10 February 2020
Notification of Authors: 6 April 2020
Submission deadline for PhD Symposium: 30 March 2020
Registration opens: February 2020
Conference dates: 21-24 June 2020

Conference Venue: Timisoara Romania

Timisoara is situated in the western corner of Romania, where several cultures, nationalities, languages and customs converge.  At the heart of the Banat region and is also part of Transylvania. Nearby is the famous Recas Winery, with a growing worldwide recognition for the quality of its wines.

Nowadays Timisoara is considered the Silicon Valley of Central and East Europe due to several world-class high-tech companies which have opened development and production units in the area (Siemens, Alcatel, IBM, Solectron, Kathrein, Delphi-Packard, Zoppas, Continental, Lisa Draxhelmaier, etc).

Read More…

The conference is hosted by Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania

Contact

Conference website: https://www.eden-online.org/2020_timisoara/

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

The 29th EDEN Annual Conference is the initiative of EDEN supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union
EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network Secretariat
Tel: +36 1 463 1628, 463 2537 Fax: +36 1 463 1858
E-mail: timisoara@eden-online.org
https://www.eden-online.org
EDEN website
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Hungary

November 20, 2019

European Distance Learning Week 2019 – Resources Available

No real K-12-specific webinars among these recordings, but several of the topics do include some K-12 focus.

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European Distance Learning Week
11-15 November 2019

Resources Available

With the success of the last 3 years’ European Distance Learning Weeks in the background, EDEN organised the high profile online event again in November 2019.

This year 6 webinars with over 1600 registered participants were held. The participants came from 65 different countries including 37 countries from outside Europe from Canada to Peru, from South Africa to Nepal, encompassing all continents (Europe, Asia, Africa, America, Australia) and demonstrating a strong geographical coverage and a substantial outreach.

Altogether 37 facilitators contributed to the successful implementation of the ambitious programme. EDEN thanks the valuable contribution of the facilitators and trusts that the initiative contributed to the European dialogue about the state and the future distance education.

We thank USDLA for one more year of collaboration as well as our special partner ODLAA.

All participants and facilitators receive EDEN open badges for their contribution.

The presenters’ slides can be viewed on EDEN’s SlideShare page, while the recordings can be accessed through the links below, as well as on EDEN’s Youtube channel:

Why is digital learning relevant for curriculum transformation in Higher Education?

Monday, 11 November 2019, 11:00 CET

Format: Panel discussion
Moderator: Airina Volungeviciene, Vytautas Magnus University, EDEN Senior Fellow
Speakers: Mark Brown, Michael Gaebel, Elena Caldirola, Sandra Kucina Softic, Andras Szucs, Margarita Tereseviciene, Yasmin Djabarian, Martin Rademacher, Giuseppe Pirlo

Please click here for a more detailed description of the event

Watch the recording

Distance Education: Challenges on the European and the Global Level

Monday, 11 November 2019, 15:00 CET

Format: Panel discussion
Moderator: Sandra Kucina Softic, University of Zagreb University Computing Centre, EDEN President
Speakers: Airina Volungeviciene, Dean Hoke, Jennifer Roberts, Svetlana Knyazeva, Jonatan Castaño

Please click here for a more detailed description of the event

Watch the recording

What might the future hold for distance education universities?

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 18:00 CET

Format: Presentations with discussion
Moderator: Timothy Read, UNED, EDEN Executive Committee Member
Speakers: Antonio Teixeira, Tony Bates, Jose Mota, Alan Tait, Liz Marr

Please click here for a more detailed description of the event

Watch the recording

Future perspective in open routes: the quality and assessment dimension

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 13:00 CET

Format: Presentations with discussion
Moderator: Antonella Poce, University Rome Tre, EDEN NAP SC Chair
Speakers: Ulf-Daniel Ehlers, Ebba Ossiannilsson, Don Olcott Jr., Francesca Amenduni

Please click here for a more detailed description of the event

Watch the recording

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Higher Education

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 17:00 CET

Format: Panel discussion
Moderator: Josep M. Duart, OUC, EDEN Vice President &  Diana Andone, Politehnica University of Timisoara, EDEN Vice President
Speakers: Tony Bates, Olaf Zawacki-Richter, Cristobal Cobo, Alexandra Cristea

Please click here for a more detailed description of the event

Watch the recording

The journey to social justice and openness in online and distance learning (ODL)

Friday, 15 November 2019, 13:00 CET

Format: Presentations with panel discussion
Moderator: Lisa Marie Blaschke, Programme Director, Center of Lifelong Learning (C3L), Oldenburg, Senior Fellow and Chair of the Board of EDEN Council of Fellows
Speakers: Sarah Lambert, Maha Bali, Narend Baijnath

Please click here for a more detailed description of the event

Watch the recording
For any related questions contact the EDEN Secretariat
at secretariat@eden-online.org.
EDEN is supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union.
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
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Egry J. u. 1.

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Hungary

October 18, 2019

European Distance Learning Week 2019

No K-12 specific webinars in this line-up, but some general ones that may be of interest to some readers.

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European Distance Learning Week
11-15 November 2019

Organised by EDEN

This year EDEN will be proudly hosting the fourth year of the European Distance Learning Week (EDLW) in cooperation with the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)  – and our Special Partner for 2019: the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia (ODLAA). For events during USDLA’s National Distance Learning Week on 4-8 November, please see the NDLW website.

During the European Distance Learning Week, you will have access to daily online webinars and panel sessions of expert scholars and practitioners presenting a variety of cutting edge open and online learning topics, from innovations in design to open educational research.

Join us for the following events – participation is free and open!

Don’t forget to register, as EDEN will issue open badges to acknowledge and appreciate your participation at these events.

All webinar will take place in EDEN’s Adobe Connect room.

During the European Distance Learning Week, EDEN offers the following online events:

Register for events

Why is digital learning relevant for curriculum transformation in Higher Education?

Monday, 11 November 2019, 11:00 CET

Format: Panel discussion
Moderator: Airina Volungeviciene, Vytautas Magnus University, EDEN Senior Fellow
Speakers: Mark Brown, Michael Gaebel, Elena Caldirola, Sandra Kucina Softic, Andras Szucs, Margarita Tereseviciene, Yasmin Djabarian, Martin Rademacher, Giuseppe Pirlo

Please click here for a more detailed description of the event

Distance Education: Challenges on the European and the Global Level

Monday, 11 November 2019, 15:00 CET

Format: Panel discussion
Moderator: Sandra Kucina Softic, University of Zagreb University Computing Centre, EDEN President
Speakers: Airina Volungeviciene, Dean Hoke, Jennifer Roberts, Svetlana Knyazeva, Jonatan Castaño

Please click here for a more detailed description of the event

What might the future hold for distance education universities?

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 18:00 CET

Format: Presentations with discussion
Moderator: Timothy Read, UNED, EDEN Executive Committee Member
Speakers: Antonio Teixeira, Tony Bates, Jose Mota, Alan Tait

Please click here for a more detailed description of the event

Future perspective in open routes: the quality and assessment dimension

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 13:00 CET

Format: Presentations with discussion
Moderator: Antonella Poce, University Rome Tre, EDEN NAP SC Chair
Speakers: Antonella Poce, Ulf Daniel Ehlers, Ebba Ossiannillson, Don Olcott Jr., Francesca Amenduni

Please click here for a more detailed description of the event

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Higher Education

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 17:00 CET

Format: Panel discussion
Moderator: Josep M. Duart, OUC, EDEN Vice-President
Speakers: Steve Wheeler, Tony Bates, Olaf Zawacki-Richter, Cristobal Cobo, Alexandra Cristea, Diana Andone, Francesc Pedró

Please click here for a more detailed description of the event

The journey to social justice and openness in online and distance learning (ODL)

Friday, 15 November 2019, 13:00 CET

Format: Presentations with panel discussion
Moderator: Lisa Marie Blaschke, Programme Director, Center of Lifelong Learning (C3L), Oldenburg, Senior Fellow and Chair of the Board of EDEN Council of Fellows
Speakers: Sarah Lambert, Maha Bali, Narend Baijnath

Please click here for a more detailed description of the event

Register for events
For any related questions contact the EDEN Secretariat
at secretariat@eden-online.org.
EDEN is supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union.
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
EDEN Website
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