EDEN is pleased to announce its Eighth Research Workshop organised in collaboration with the Open University, United Kingdom. As a founding member of EDEN the Open University is pleased to be hosting and sponsoring EDENRW8 which will be held in Oxford on 27-28 October 2014 (&apos;zero day&apos; 26 October). The theme and scope reflects the current challenges facing researchers and the intersection of their work with ‘doing better things’ for key stakeholders. The format of the event is key. This is not your usual conference program and definitely a workshop format! You will not sit through long presentations and juggle a programme by jumping from one room to another and network between sessions. The networking occurs as an essential aspect of your experience. Featuring small groups for deep dialogues, feedback on your research, team symposia, ‘research-speed-dating’ papers, demonstrations, poster sessions, a connect lounge, informal sessions for meet the professor for early career and postgraduate researchers , world café style facilitation and presentations along with our resident keynotes. You can also volunteer to be one of our social media ambassadors or be in the lucky dip for a curator role. EDENRW8 is very focussed on you the researcher and what you can learn from and with your peers. It takes place in an intimate setting where researchers including postgraduate students can share research, connect with peers and have adequate time to discuss the challenges of their work. EDENRW8 is suitable for researchers and postgraduate students and particularly those wishing to actively connect with peers and debate Challenges for research into Open & Distance Learning: Doing Things Better: Doing Better Things.
Selection Acceptance of submissions is done by double peer-review. Evaluation will be based primarily on originality, significance and quality of contribution, on the proposal’s relevance to the conference themes, further the experience and knowledge of the applicants. However, innovative contributions not fitting into the conference themes will also be considered if they may bring benefit to delegates. Publication Abstracts of accepted presentations (including posters) will be published in the Book of Abstracts. The Proceedings and the Book of Abstracts will be available for downloading as pdf file two weeks before the conference to all delegates with settled registration status (payment received). The selected best papers will be invited to be published in a joint special issue of the European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning (EURODL) and Open Learning. Acknowledgement of quality and excellence 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 Open University will also award a BEST Poster and BEST Session award with the help of the Organising Committee.
Join us to the EDENRW8 Research Workshop in Oxford
Open and distance learning
• Learning Design
• 21st Century skills and the role of ODL
• ‘Nomadic/mobile' learners?
• Citizenship and learning
• ‘The Crowd' in a mass learning in a
global society (eg. MOOCS, Social
• Social Learning and the independent
learner The teacher in the Open World
• Learning Analytics
Challenges in undertaking
research and research impact
• New or recast models and
methods for researching
• How do we measure the impact
of our research into ODL?
• How can we increase the impact
of our research into ODL?
• Incubating new research ideas,
and new methods and
Call for Contributions
1st September 2014
•Paper presentations: presenting research results or reviews existing results
including empirical or theoretical studies, policy reviews, comprehensive case
studies, presentation of project results in their conclusive phase.
•Workshops: introducing a comprehensive theme from different perspectives,
focused sessions on a particular topic, debates, discussions.
•Posters : work-in-progress, achievements of initial research, projects in early
stages of development, case studies, etc. Poster presentations will be themed
in related sessions.
•Demonstrations: showcase of practical innovation, products, technologies and
tools, to encourage the early exhibition of prototypes, focusing on user
experience. They will offer opportunity to show and discuss, to exchange ideas
and collect feedback from expert users
Special editions of selected papers in….
European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning
the Journal of Open Distance and e-Learning
Willem van Valkenburg
Delft Open Education Team,
Delft University of Technology,
The Netherlands (Confirmed)
Oxford Internet Institute
University of Oxford, UK (Confirmed)
Peer to Peer University/MIT
Media Lab fellow, USA
CHILI Lab, EPFL Centre for Digital
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology,
Dr Tony Bates (Daily rapporteur) (Confirmed)
Dr Fred Mulder UNESCO OER Chair TBC
Professor Martin Weller ICDE OER Chair TBC
Glasgow Caledonian University, UK Chair
in Learning Technology (Confirmed)
University of Edinburgh
See you All at EDENRW8 in
Jun. 19, 2014
8th EDEN Research Workshop Invitation
Co-organised by The Open University, UK and EDEN