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June 17, 2019

EDEN 2019 Annual Conference Bruges – Follow The Keynote Speeches Live On YouTube

Note these live opportunities over the past few days.

EDEN 2019 Annual Conference: #EDEN19
Connecting Through Educational Technology
In search for contemporary learning environments

Bruges, Belgium, 16-19 June 2019

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Conference Live Stream

Good news for everyone who can’t make it to the conference: as in previous years, all plenary sessions of the Annual Conference will be streamed on EDEN’s YouTube channel – you will be able to follow the conference welcome, all keynote speeches and the closing remarks from the comfort of your chair.

Live Stream Schedule

Monday                09:00 – 11:00 CEST
Monday                14:00 – 15:15 CEST
Tuesday               09:00 – 11:00 CEST
Wednesday          11:30 – 13:30 CEST

Tune in to EDEN’s YouTube channel to watch the keynote speeches live!
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Contact

Conference website: http://www.eden-online.org/2019_bruges
The 28th 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
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May 23, 2019

EDEN 2019 Annual Conference Bruges – Detailed Programme Available

An update from this European-based distance and online learning conference.  Those interested in K-12 distance, online and/or blended learning sessions might find the following of interest:

Monday, 17 June : 15:45-17:15 Afternoon Parallel Sessions (B)

Paper Session B3
The Instructional Design of an Online Learning Environment (RISSC) for Upper Secondary School Students’ Research Skills
Louise Maddens, Fien Depaepe, Annelies Raes, Jan Elen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Tuesday, 18 June 14:30-15:45 Afternoon Plenary Sessions (D)

Poster Session D1
Higher Motivation and Sustainability of Knowledge through Social Media for Teens
Natasa Rizman Herga, Andreja Kolar, Primary school Ormoz, Slovenia, Dejan Dinevski, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Wednesday, 19 June: 9:30-11:00 Morning Parallel Sessions (F)

Paper Session F3
Five Years of Kahoot! in the Classrooms – What does Research Tell Us?
Matthias Murawski, Md Tawhid Hasan, Markus Bick, ESCP Europe Business School Berlin, Germany

Anyway, the update and the link to the full program is available below.

EDEN 2019 Annual Conference: #EDEN19
Connecting Through Educational Technology
In search for contemporary learning environments

Bruges, Belgium, 16-19 June 2019

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Detailed programme available!

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.
Read the detailed programme

Registration is open

The EDEN Secretariat is taking care of the registration for the Annual Conference. Registration is open!

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.

For young scholars, a special discount will be applied.

Register for the Conference

Conference live stream

Good news for everyone who can’t make it to the conference: as in previous years, all plenary sessions of the Annual Conference will be streamed on EDEN’s YouTube channel – you will be able to follow the conference welcome, all keynote speeches and the closing remarks from the comfort of your chair.

Social Events

Welcome Reception – 16 June, 19:30

The Welcome Reception helps you to set the mood for the Conference. Meet your colleagues and enjoy the welcoming atmosphere. The EDEN Senior Fellow and Fellow Awards will be presented at this occasion.

The EDEN Fellow and Senior Fellow Awards will be presented at the Welcome Reception.

The Reception will take place on the VIVES campus..

Wine & Games Event – 17 June, 17:30

VIVES Bruges holds the VIVES Archive of Games, the largest collection of games in the world, with more than 20.000 titles and many educational (party) games. In the archive, you will find the most recent (educational) games, but also some very old games are kept in the closed section. The oldest game dates back to 1810!

EDEN members and conference delegates are invited to visit the Archives, entertain with exciting games and savour good wines.

Conference Gala Dinner – 18 June, 20:00

The Conference Gala Dinner will be held in the Market Halls of Bruges.

Standing on the market square of Bruges there is one building that immediately attracts your attention, the market halls and its Belfry.

They have been recognized as UNESCO World Heritage sites since 1999. The halls were built very early in the Middle Ages and were mainly used as an indoor marketplace.

The Best Research Paper Award and Young Scholar Award will be presented at the Conference Gala Dinner.

Guide to Bruges

VIVES University students have created a website to help visitors get to know Bruges and its must-see sights, historic landmarks, charming spots and of course the best culinary experiences in town  – take a look here, and plan your visit!

Plan your visit

Quality and Recognition

EDEN Fellow and Senior Fellow Awards – the ceremony will be held at the Welcome Reception

The purpose of the EDEN Fellow scheme is to provide validation and support to professionals in Europe in the field of open, distance and e-learning, and to enhance their mobility within Europe through a respected scheme of recognition.

Best Research Paper Award & Young Scholar Award- the ceremony will be held at the Conference Dinner

The tradition of awarding the EDEN Best Research Paper will be continued. Since 2008, EDEN has bestowed the Best Research Paper Award at its Annual Conferences and the bi-annual Research Workshops. The selection process takes place in collaboration with the Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning.

The Award for the Young Scholars’ Best Paper will also be issued at the Conference Dinner.

Open Badges

Authors of accepted submissions receive a Speaker badge and all conference participants will be awarded a Participant badge.

Learn more about Bruges

The conference is hosted by the VIVES University of Applied Sciences.

Contact

Conference website: http://www.eden-online.org/2019_bruges

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

The 28th 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: bruges@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org
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April 28, 2019

EDEN 2019 Annual Conference Bruges – Sneak Peek At Workshops, Symposium Call Closing Soon

Note these announcements from this up-coming European conference.

EDEN 2019 Annual Conference: #EDEN19
Connecting Through Educational Technology
In search for contemporary learning environments

Bruges, Belgium, 16-19 June 2019

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REGISTRATION | VENUE

PhD Symposium submission closing soon

Given the success of the EDEN 2018 Barcelona Research Workshop PhD Student Symposium, this tradition will be continued on Sunday 16 June 2019.

The call will remain open until the end of the week.

Read more on the PhD Symposium and how to submit your work!

Registration is open

The EDEN Secretariat is taking care of the registration for the Annual Conference. Registration is open!

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.

For young scholars, a special discount will be applied.

Register for the Conference

Workshop sneak peek

MIT Micro-Masters workshop – by Tracy Tan

MicroMasters programs are a series of graduate level courses from top universities designed to advance learners’ career. They provide deep learning in a specific career field and are recognized by employers for their real job relevance. Tracy Tan, Director of the MicroMasters Program at MIT will hold a special workshop session at the Annual Conference in Bruges introducing delegates to the MicroMasters programs.

Innovating International Higher Education by Virtual Mobility – by EADTU

Blended and virtual mobility is stimulated in many Erasmus+ actions, in particular in the “European universities” initiative, “strategic partnerships”, “knowledge alliances”, “sector skills” and “capacity building”. The “eU.University hub” for online learning will stimulate and empower universities for online education and virtual mobility. This workshop on VM will bring together stakeholders to reflect on the opportunities offered by virtual mobility.

Sustainable conferences and projects – time for virtual collaboration

The challenge of radically reducing our carbon footprint affects all areas of society and the education sector is no exception. As professionals in the field of distance and e-learning, it is time for us to lead the way in testing new online platforms and tools for virtual conferences and international collaboration that can contribute to a reduction in the need to fly to on-site meetings.

Augmented and Virtual Reality – In Reality: Connections to Learning, the Workplace, and Community

Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVR) are bridging connections in learning to the workplace and community in ways previously unimaginable. The session will share concrete “best-in-class” examples by discussing the impact AVR is having on the digital classroom and workplace experience, critically analysing its benefits and challenges. Recent examples of best practice will be presented, focusing on specific pedagogical uses of the emerging tools and techniques. AVR Technology Advancement, Market Predictions, Applications in Business, Applications in Education, Intersection of Workplace and Learning will be discussed.

Social Events

Welcome Reception – 16 June, 19:30

The Welcome Reception helps you to set the mood for the Conference. Meet your colleagues and enjoy the welcoming atmosphere. The EDEN Senior Fellow and Fellow Awards will be presented at this occasion.

The EDEN Fellow and Senior Fellow Awards will be presented at the Welcome Reception.

The Reception will take place on the VIVES campus..

Wine & Games Event – 17 June, 17:30

VIVES Bruges holds the VIVES Archive of Games, the largest collection of games in the world, with more than 20.000 titles and many educational (party) games. In the archive, you will find the most recent (educational) games, but also some very old games are kept in the closed section. The oldest game dates back to 1810!

EDEN members and conference delegates are invited to visit the Archives, entertain with exciting games and savour good wines.

Conference Gala Dinner – 18 June, 20:00

The Conference Gala Dinner will be held in the Market Halls of Bruges.

Standing on the market square of Bruges there is one building that immediately attracts your attention, the market halls and its Belfry.

They have been recognized as UNESCO World Heritage sites since 1999. The halls were built very early in the Middle Ages and were mainly used as an indoor marketplace.

The Best Research Paper Award and Young Scholar award will be presented at the Conference Gala Dinner.

Quality and Recognition

The tradition of awarding the EDEN Best Research Paper will be continued. The selection process takes place in collaboration with the Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning.

The Award for the Young Scholars’ Best Paper will also be issued.

Open Badges – Authors of accepted submissions receive a Speaker badge and all conference participants will be awarded a Participant badge.

10 Things to do in Belgium

Learn more about Bruges

The conference is hosted by the VIVES University of Applied Sciences.

Contact

Conference website: http://www.eden-online.org/2019_bruges

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

The 28th 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: bruges@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org
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Budapest, Budapest H-1111

Hungary

April 18, 2019

Announcing The 2019 Open Classroom Conference – Creating Conditions For Deeper Learning In Science

Note this item from the European Distance Education Network.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Creating conditions for
Deeper Learning in Science

29-30 June 2019 | Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Athens, Greece

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Call for Papers & Posters

Creating Conditions for Deeper Learning in Science  – the event of the Open Classroom Conference (OCC) series will take place on 29 and 30 June 2019. Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Athens co-organises the event with European Distance and E-learning Network.

The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers, practitioners and decision makers from all around the world to investigate the concepts of Deeper Learning, the conditions under which it could lead students to develop mastery in scientific subjects and the methods how these achievements can be assessed.

Deeper Learning is usually associated with the concept that the learners have to achieve excellence at school through an equitable educational system. The concept has been used both to describe a set of competencies or educational objectives and to characterise a way of learning (or process) that promotes these competencies. Deeper Learning encompasses the understanding of core academic content, the ability to apply that understanding of core academic content, the ability to apply that understanding to novel problems and situations, alongside with the development of a range of competencies such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, communication, self-directed learning and developing an academic mindset.

The International Conference on Deeper Learning in Science will explore the following areas:

  • Deeper Learning in Science through Arts
  • Enhancing Science Education through Digital Storytelling
  • Inquiry-Based Learning
  • Creativity in Science Education
  • Open School Culture
The call is open until 5 May 2019
For more details, please consult the Conference Announcement.

The Open Classroom strand within EDEN was launched in 1995, with the focus on:

  • distance education and new technologies in school level education and training,
  • mapping and exchange of information about initiatives, and
  • the transfer of ideas from the more traditional areas of ODL to the school sector.

The success of the first conference, entitled “The Open Classroom”, and the continuing interest of the international ODL professional community was the catalyst to develop this movement further within EDEN.

The Open Classroom Working Group functions with the participation of European experts, researchers and academics of school-level distance and e-learning from EDEN member organisations.

The projects STORIES OF TOMORROWiMuSciCAeCraft2Learn and weDRAW, all funded under the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission are jointly organising the International Conference ‘Creating Conditions for Deeper Learning in Science’.

EDEN is supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union. The projects STORIES OF TOMORROW, iMuSciCA, eCraft2Learn and weDRAW have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. This publication reflects only the view of the authors and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Athens | 29th – 30th JUNE, 2019

Dim. Panagea, Pallini 153 51 | View map location

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April 2, 2019

EDEN 2019 Annual Conference Bruges – PhD Symposium Call Still Open, New Keynote, Tasters From The Programme

An item from yesterday’s inbox…

EDEN 2019 Annual Conference: #EDEN19
Connecting Through Educational Technology
In search for contemporary learning environments

PhD Symposium submission remains open

Bruges, Belgium, 16-19 June 2019

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PhD Symposium submission still open

We invite contributions to the pre-conference PhD Symposium co-organized by VIVES, KU Leuven and EDEN. PhD students are encouraged to submit their ongoing research related to the broad area of the conference’s theme: “Connecting Through Educational Technology – To Produce Effective Learning Environments”.
Symposium Committee is chaired by Josep M Duart, EDEN Vice-president for research, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain.
Committee members are:

  • Airina Volungeviciene, EDEN President, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania;
  • Alan Tait, Professor Emeritus of Distance Education and Development, The Open University, UK;
  • Wim Van Petegem, K.U. Leuven, Belgium;
  • Sarah Guri-Rosenbilt, The Open University of Israel, Israel;
  • Albert Sangra, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain.
  • Sylke Vandercruysse, VIVES University, Belgium
  • Isabel Vanslembrouck, VIVES University, Belgium
  • Jan Elen, K.U. Leuven, Belgium
  • Tinne De Laet, K.U. Leuven, Belgium

The Symposium will be supported by a panel of international scholars of education and by the community of EDEN Fellows. The call remains open.

Read more on the PhD Symposium…

Registration is open

The EDEN Secretariat is taking care of the registration for the Annual Conference. Registration is open!

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.

For young scholars, a special discount will be applied.

Register for the Conference

New keynote speaker joins the Annual Conference

Bert Wylin

Bert Wylin has both an academic as well as a business profile. He works at the KU Leuven since 1993: first at the Continuing Education service, where he started up the distance education department and the Open University. Since 1996, he led the Education Innovation Centre, leading to a growing expertise in integrating technology and the Internet in university education. In 1997 he co-wrote and published the first Dutch-language book about the integration of Internet in the classroom and in education.

In 2001, he founded a KU Leuven university spin-off company, developing and servicing educational technology projects. In 2008 this company merged with another company to become the current Televic Education.Today, Bert Wylin is responsible for all e-content projects, for e-assessment and e-learning.

In research, he now focuses on assessmentQ, an online tool for learning, practising and testing, and the analysis of the results from that tool.

Learn more about him here

Read about all of our keynote speakers

European Commission Europass presentation at the conference

The European Commission initiated the development of a framework for digitally-signed credentials, allowing their identification, issuing, storing, sharing and verification. The Europass framework and the EU DG Employment will support the implementation of this framework by developing a European Digital Credentials Infrastructure.

Angeliki Dedopoulou is an EU Affairs adviser to DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission for the European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations (ESCO) and the Digitally Signed Credentials of the new Europass.

Learn more about her here.

Special MIT Micro-Masters workshop in Bruges

MicroMasters programs are a series of graduate level courses from top universities designed to advance learners’ careers. They provide deep learning in a specific career field and are recognized by employers for their real job relevance. Learners may apply to the university offering credit for the MicroMasters certificate and pursue an accelerated Master’sDegree.

Tracy Tan, Director of the MicroMasters Program at MIT will hold a special workshop session in Bruges introducing delegates to the MicroMasters programs. She drives the strategy and growth of the MicroMasters programs offered by MIT and help shape and build MITx MicroMasters global ecosystem.

Learn more about her here.

Conference Gala Dinner

The Conference Gala Dinner will be held in the Market Halls of Bruges.

Standing on the market square of Bruges there is one building that immediately attracts your attention, the market halls and its Belfry.

They have been recognized as UNESCO World Heritage sites since 1999. The halls were built very early in the Middle Ages and were mainly used as an indoor marketplace.

Quality and Recognition

The tradition of awarding the EDEN Best Research Paper will be continued. The selection process takes place in collaboration with the Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning.

The Award for the Young Scholars’ Best Paper will also be issued.

Open Badges – Authors of accepted submissions receive a Speaker badge and all conference participants will be awarded a Participant badge.

10 Things to do in Belgium

Learn more about Bruges

The conference is hosted by the VIVES University of Applied Sciences.

Contact

Conference website: http://www.eden-online.org/2019_bruges

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

The 28th 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: bruges@eden-online.org
http://www.eden-online.org
EDEN website
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