EDEN 2015

The European Distance and E-Learning Network exists to share knowledge and improve understanding amongst professionals in distance and e-learning and to promote policy and practice across the whole of Europe and beyond.
Dates 09 Jun 2015 12:00 am (UTC +2) 12 Jun 2015 12:00 am (UTC +2)
Place (View On Map) Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel

Join the European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN) Community in the inspiring city of Barcelona to share your research, projects and practice at the EDEN 2015 Annual Conference.

EDEN 2015 Conference Themes

Expanded learning scenarios

  • Augmented reality and innovative uses of smartphones
  • Use of social networks within/outside the classroom
  • Mixing formal and informal learning / Hybridisation of higher education
  • Addressing multiculturality in the classroom
  • 21st century citizen skills
  • Tools and resources for learning through mobile devices

Opening the classroom, to expand education

  • The intersection between higher education and MOOCs
  • Institutional repositories and digital libraries as a teaching tool
  • Users as creators and curators of learning resources
  • Sharing open activities between higher educational institutions
  • Sustainable business models for openness in education

Learning analytics from the "learning" perspective

  • Helping learners, teachers and managers to visualise their achievements
  • Evaluating the real impact of learning analytics
  • Learning analytics for improving e-assessment
  • Data-driven learning personalisation
  • Reducing dropout through learning analytics

Empowering learners

  • Promoting self assessment and reflection
  • Practices and guidelines for e-feedback
  • Distance assessment tools
  • Collaborative assessment
  • Platform and tools for crowd participation and peer support

Expanded learning scenarios from the teaching perspective

  • Teaching development in the networking
  • Digital competences for teaching
  • Interplay between centralised and personal learning environments
  • Scaling up pedagogies for crowd learning

New generation of methodologies

  • Changing leardership models and practices
  • Elements of new, digital pedagogies in context
  • New learning modes – How learning happens through cognition, emotion and auto-motoric skills with new technology and media
  • Challenges of diversity and its impact to learning and teaching

EDEN 2015 Keynote Speakers

  • Xavier Prats Monné, Director-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission
  • Jim Groom, Director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies and adjunct professor at the University of Mary Washington, USA
  • Belinda Tynan, Pro-Vice Chancellor, The Open University, UK
  • Marci Powell, Chair Emerita and Past President, USDLA, Global Director, Education, Polycom, USA
  • Darcy Hardy (tbc.), Associate Vice President, Enterprise Consulting, Blackboard, USA
  • Martin Weller, Professor of Educational Technology, The Open University, UK
  • Albert Sangra, UNESCO Chair, Faculty Member, eLearn Center at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
  • Maarten de Laat, Full Professor of Professional Development in Social Networks, Welten Institute, Faculty of Psychology & Education, TheOpen University of the Netherlands
  • Audrey Watters, Journalist Specializing in Education Technology News and Analysis, Hack Education, USA
  • Stavros Panagiotis Xanthopoylos (tbc.), Vice-President, Brazilian Association for Distance Education - ABED, Professor, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-EAESP), Brazil

The 2015 European Distance and E-Learning Netwok Conference (EDEN 2015) will take place at the Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel (Barcelona, Spain, EU) on June 9 - 12, 2015.

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