EADTU 2015

The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education conference 2015 is hosted by the FernUniversität Hagen.
Dates 29 Oct 2015 12:00 am (UTC +1) 30 Oct 2015 12:00 am (UTC +1)
Place (View On Map) University of Hagen

EADTU 2015 Conference theme is: Transforming higher education in the 21st century; "Innovating pathways to learning and continuous professional education"

EADTU 2015 Conference Scope

Technology-based teaching and learning lead to the transformation of higher education. Through new modes of teaching and learning,  three complementary educational areas are emerging in European higher education: (1) blended and online degree education; (2) flexible continuous education and continuous professional development online, including new types of short programmes; and  (3) online open education through OERs and MOOCs.

Although their costs and business models differ significantly, they are interdependent. Institutional development in higher education should embrace a holistic perspective, developing these areas separately, but also integrating them in practice.

It is expected that in Europe, each of these areas will expand in the near future. They will lead to excellence, innovation and inclusion and will affect international education by supporting collaborative courses and curricula and virtual mobility.

EADTU 2015 Conference Themes

  • Policies in the changing pedagogical landscape
  • Empowering universities for the modernisation of higher education
  • Blended education
  • Flexible continuing education and new types of courses
  • Open education and MOOCs
  • Learning analytics and learning technologies

EADTU 2015 Conference Keynote Speakers

  • Anja Oskamp (President of EADTU and rector of Open University of the Netherlands)
  • Johannes Heinlein (Vice president of strategic partnerships for edX)
  • Jeff Haywood (Vice-principal, Knowledge Management and Professor of Education & Technology at the University of Edinburgh (UoE), UK)
  • Cristóbal Cobo (Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford)
  • Jordi Claramonte Arrufat (Director Open Education UNED)
  • Stefan Stürmer (Professor Institute for Psychology at the FernUniversität Hagen)
  • Dragan Gaševic (President Society for Learning Analytics Research and Chair in Learning Analytics and Informatics at the University of Edinburgh (UoE), UK)
  • Julie Anderson (Policy officer in the European Commission's higher education policy team in DG Education and Culture)
  • Nera Kuljanic (Administrator in the Scientific Foresight Unit (STOA) of the in-house Research Service of the European Parliament - DG EPRS)
  • Georges van der Perre (Professor KU Leuven, Chair "Blended Learning" of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts)

EADTU 2015 Conference will be held at the University of Hagen (Germany) on October 29-30, 2015.

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