Welcome to EDEN and the Conference

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EDEN Annual Conference 2011, Dublin

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Welcome to EDEN and the Conference

  1. 1. WELCOME TO EDEN AND THE CONFERENCE Professor Morten Flate Paulsen, President of EDEN
  2. 2. HOW DO WE WORK ? <ul><li>Strong background in active membership </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting place: an influential “hub” in lively networks </li></ul><ul><li>Functions and activities in sy nergy: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>membership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>conferences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>project work </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. MEMBERSHIP <ul><li>Varied, active , developing community </li></ul><ul><li>EDEN Membership in 20 11 : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>195 institutional members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 150 individuals in NAP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Altogether 5 6 countries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Over 400 institutions represented </li></ul><ul><li>Joined EDEN last year : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>35 institutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>135 NAP members </li></ul></ul>
  4. 6. EDEN has 40 Fellows and 13 Senior Fellows from 17 countries
  5. 7. <ul><li>Annual Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>20. Dublin, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>19. Valencia, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>18. Gdansk, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>17. Lisbon, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>16. Naples, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>15. Vienna, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>14. Helsinki, 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>13. Budapest, 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>12. Rhodes, 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>11. Granada, 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>10. Stockholm, 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>8. Moscow, 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>7. Bologna, 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>6. Budapest, 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>5. Poitiers, 1996 </li></ul><ul><li>4. Birmingham, 1995 </li></ul><ul><li>3. Tallinn, 1994 </li></ul><ul><li>2. Berlin, 1993 </li></ul><ul><li>1. Krakow, 1992 </li></ul><ul><li>Open Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>9. Athens, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>8. Oporto, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>7. Stockholm, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>6. Poitiers, 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>5. Copenhagen, 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>4. Barcelona, 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>3. Balatonfüred, 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>2. Crete, 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>1. Oslo, 1995 </li></ul>Research Workshops 6. Budapest, 2010 5. Paris, 2008 4. Barcelona, 2006 3. Oldenburg, 2004 2. Hildesheim, 2002 1. Prague, 2000
  6. 9. EDEN 20th Anniversary in 2011 !
  7. 10. EDEN 2 . 0 Anniversary in 2011 !
  8. 11. EDEN 2.0 – Facebook and Slideshare
  9. 12. EDEN 2.0 – Linkedin, Twitter and paper.li #edendublin
  10. 13. EU P ROJECT WORK <ul><li>Focus on innovative, strategic projects </li></ul><ul><li>The EDEN potential acknowledged and utilised in EU programmes </li></ul><ul><li>In the past 8 years: EDEN collaborated with 168 institutions in projects </li></ul>
  11. 14. QUALITY AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT <ul><li>Conferences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EDEN conferences : major academic and professional events in Europe; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>European Journal of Open, Distance and E-learning (EURODL) </li></ul><ul><li>Fellow Awards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EDEN Fellow and Senior Fellow R espected scheme of recognition </li></ul></ul><ul><li>B est P aper Awards </li></ul><ul><li>The EDEN Book : </li></ul><ul><li>Distance and E-learning in Transition Learning Innovation, Technology and Social Challenges </li></ul>
  12. 15. P ARTNERSHIPS WITH INTERNATIONAL FELLOW ORGANISATIONS <ul><li>EDEN: constructive partner in the European distance and e-learning networking initiatives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Learnovation Stakeholders Round Table , </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>European Learning Industry Group – ELIG , </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EFQUEL (European Foundation for Quality in E-learning) , </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Observatory of Borderless Higher Education, (OBHE), </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elearningeuropa.info , </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reciprocal membership, liaison with international networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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 ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>US Distance Learning Association (USDLA) , Sloan-C Consortium (US) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 16. W HAT NEXT ? <ul><li>Improve further the members hip service s for collaboration and engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Strenghten academic value and professional competence </li></ul><ul><li>Valorise the new web services and NAP Portal </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage and recognise excellence: EDEN Fellow Scheme, EURODL , Best Research awards </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain the good branding of the Association </li></ul>L ook forward to the next m odernisation wave in EDEN!
  14. 17. Welcome to Dublin ! Welcome to the EDEN Family! <ul><li>HAVE AN EXCELLENT CONFERENCE! </li></ul>
  15. 18. Recognition of Corporate partner of the EDEN 2011 Annual Conference Certificate presented to: Marci Powell, Global Director for Education, Polycom USDLA Chair Emerita and Past President
  16. 19. We acknowledge with special thanks the collaboration of The Open University , UK Universidade Aberta Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia – UNED The Danish Association of Flexible Learning – FLUID Norwegian Association for Distance and Flexible Education – NADE NKI Nettstudier , Norway NKS Online Studies , Norway Norway Opening Universities as Institutional Members of the Association since 1991 Jubilee Certificate of Fidelity

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