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Eden Introduction 2010

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION TOEDEN ANDTOTHE CONFERENCE Professor Alan Tait, President of EDEN
  2. 2. HOWDOWE WORK? • EDEN: launched in 1991 • Strong background in active membership • Meeting place: an influential “hub” in lively networks. • Functions, activities in synergy: – membership, – conferences, – policy, – project work
  3. 3. THE PROGRESS IN 2009-2010 • Maturity of EDEN's profile and strategic activities • Membership services – new portal of the Network of Academics and Professionals (NAP) • Good achievements in organisation development and academic-professional-policy impact • European experience and know-how in valuable perspective
  4. 4. MEMBERSHIP • Varied, active, developing community • EDEN Membership in 2010: – 190 institutional members, 1150 individuals in the Network of Academics and Professionals, – Altogether 56 countries • Over 400 institutions represented in the membership • 15 institutions joined EDEN in the last year 130 new members in NAP
  5. 5. KEYWORDS: QUALITY ANDPROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT • Conferences – EDEN conferences: major academic and professional events in Europe; • European Journal of Open, Distance and E-learning (EURODL) • Fellow Awards – EDEN Fellow and Senior Fellow Respected scheme of recognition • The EDEN Book: Distance and E-learning in Transition Learning Innovation, Technology and Social Challenges Se le ctio n o f be st pape rs o f the EDENCo nfe re nce s
  6. 6. PARTNERSHIPS WITHINTERNATIONAL FELLOWORGANISATIONS • 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), European 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
  7. 7. EU PROJECT WORK • Focus on innovative, strategic projects • The EDEN potential acknowledged and utilised in EU programmes • In the past 8 years: EDEN collaborated with 168 institutions in projects
  8. 8. WHAT NEXT? • Keep the momentum: develop EDEN in range of size and impact • Develop further the membership services for collaboration and engagement • Valorisation, mobilisation of the renewed NAP Area • Encouraging and recognising excellence: Fellow Scheme, EURODL, Best Research awards • Maintain the good branding • 20 1 1 : 20 th EDENAnnive rsary ! Lookforward to a next modernisation wave in EDEN !
  9. 9. Welcome to Valencia ! Welcome to the EDEN Family! HAVE AN EXCELLENT CONFERENCE!
  10. 10. Welcome to Valencia ! Welcome to the EDEN Family! HAVE AN EXCELLENT CONFERENCE!

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