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    An Introduction to EDEN and to the Conference An Introduction to EDEN and to the Conference Presentation Transcript

    • AN INTRODUCTION TO EDEN AND TO THE CONFERENCE Professor Alan Tait, President of EDEN
    • HOW DO WE WORK ?
      • EDEN : launched in 1991, a UK based Association
      • Strong background in active membership
      • Meeting place: an influential “hub” in lively networks.
      • Acknowledged in the European professional and policy scene
      • Functions in synergy: membership, conferences, policy, project work
      • Secretariat at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.
    • T HE PROGRESS IN 2008-2009
      • A most successful year: maturity of EDEN's profile
      • good achievements in organisation development and in the academic-professional-policy impact
      • Learning innovation concept in focus, in line with the “European Year of Creativity and Innovation”
      • EDEN’s European experience and know-how put in valuable perspective
    • MEMBERSHIP
      • Wide, active , dynamically developing community
      • EDEN Membership in 2009:
        • 200 institutional members, 1200 members in the Network of Academics and Professionals,
        • Altogether 58 countries: 39 countries from Europe, Associate members from 19 countries (other continents)
      • 441 institutions represented in the membership
    • M EMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT 2008-2009
      • 30 institutions joined EDEN , 150 new members in the Network of Academics and Professionals (NAP)
      • A selection of prestige o us new institutions :
        • from North to South:
          • University of Helsinki, Finland,
          • Riga Technical University, Latvia, University of Greenwich,
          • University of Reading, United Kingdom,
          • Universal Learning Systems Ireland,
          • University of Zürich , University of Lugano, Switzerland,
          • University of Barcelona , Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain,
          • The Portuguese Bank Training Institute
        • f rom East to West
          • The National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation, Egypt,
          • The Centre of Academic Learning – Israel.
          • Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. from the USA,
    • KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
      • Conferences
        • EDEN conferences : major academic and professional events in Europe;
        • Proceedings: regular resources with academic value
        • With a community feel, networking and co-operation.
        • Thematic Autumn conferences : Open Classroom and Research workshops (bi-annual)
      • European Journal of Open, Distance and E-learning (EURODL)
      • Fellow Awards
        • EDEN Fellow and Senior Fellow
        • R espected scheme of recognition
        • Acknowledgement of professional merit by the Association: demonstrating excellence
      • The EDEN Book :
      • Distance and E-learning in Transition Learning Innovation, Technology and Social Challenges
        • mapping innovation and analysis across Europe ,
        • integrating distance learning traditions and e-learning
    • P ARTNERSHIPS WITH INTERNATIONAL FELLOW ORGANISATIONS
      • EDEN: constructive partner in the European distance and e-learning networking initiatives
        • The Learnovation Stakeholders Round Table ,
        • European Learning Industry Group – ELIG ,
        • EFQUEL (European Foundation for Quality in E-learning) ,
        • European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD),
        • Observatory of Borderless Higher Education, (OBHE),
        • Elearningeuropa.info ,
      • Reciprocal membership, liaison with international networks
        • EuroPace , European Students’ Union, European Society for Engineering Education ( SEFI ), International Association for Intercultural Education ( IAIE ), E uropean Association for Distance Learning (EADL), MENON Network , European Universities Continuing Education Network ( EUCEN )...
        • US Distance Learning Association (USDLA) , Sloan-C Consortium (US) ,
      • European Economic and Social Committee Secretary General as Delegate
    • EU P ROJECT WORK
      • Focus on innovative, strategic projects
      • EDEN’s competences: networking, knowledge base building, quality development , observatory, evaluation, valorisation , dissemination
      • Our potential acknowledged and utilised in important EU programmes
      • In the past 8 years: EDEN collaborated with 168 institutions in projects
    • W HAT NEXT ?
      • Strategic aim: developing in range of size and impact
      • Maintain the good branding of EDEN
      • Manage rightly the old and new assets and achievements
      • Sustain the positive tendency, keep the momentum of progress of EDEN
      • Develop further networking capacities, the service to and engagement of members
    • Welcome to Gdansk! Welcome to the EDEN Family!
      • HAVE AN EXCELLENT CONFERENCE!