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Introduction of eden the european distance and e learning network

Introduction of EDEN - the European Distance and E-Learning Network

the largest, active and developingprofessional community of expertsandpractitioners of electronic distance education in Europe


Introduction of eden the european distance and e learning network

Mission of the Association

  • The most comprehensive European association of its kind, established in 1991

  • Provision of platform for professional co-operation, information exchange

  • Open for all levels and sectors of education and training

  • Open for institutions, individuals and networks

  • Based in the UK, Secretariat in Budapest since 1997


Introduction of eden the european distance and e learning network

Membership

  • Institutions – Individuals – Networks

  • 203 institutional members

  • 1165 members in NAP: Network of Academics and Professionals – meeting and communication forum

  • 30 European or national networks present in membership

  • 408 institutions represented from 59 countries within and outside Europe

  • Join the largest lively networking European professional community

  • Take advantage of acknowledgement of your professional achievements


Why become a member

Why Become a Member?

  • Access easily the classified and searchable database

  • Benefit from the professional development supporting activities

  • Attend conferences and buy publications at reduced fees

  • Download latest EDEN conference proceedings for free

  • Be kept up-to-date by a regular electronic newsflash

  • Use the electronic Members’ Dissemination Space


Partnerships and target groups

Partnerships and Target Groups

  • Traditional and open universities, colleges

  • National associations and bodies

  • Researchers of open, flexible, distance and e-learning

  • School level education – the“Open Classroom” initiative

  • Vocational training

  • The corporate sector


Developing european policy

Developing European Policy

  • Promotion of networking and co-operation in distance education in Europe

  • East-West collaboration

  • Policy and feasibility studies – “Learning Innovation for the Adapted Lisbon Agenda” May 2006

  • “The European ODL Liaison Committee” – Collaboration forum of major European distance learning networks

  • Towards the creation of a European „Learnovation” Stakeholders Round Table for an innovation-friendly Europe


The open classroom w orking group

The Open Classroom Working Group

  • Distance Education, e-Learning and New Technologies in School Level Education and Training

  • Open Classroom Conferences since 1995

  • 1998 – WorkingGroup within EDEN

  • Link to other EU initiatives (EENet, MENON, EUN)

  • Policy paper: “Open Learning for the School Age in the Information Society”


Promoting professional development the eden conferences

Promoting professional development - the EDEN Conferences

  • EDEN Annual Conferencessince 1992, the main academic and professional European events in open, distance and e-learning

  • Open Classroom conferencesEDEN initiative for school level ODL development since 1995

  • Research WorkshopsEDEN initiative since 2000


The eden annual conferences

The EDEN Annual Conferences

19-22 June,2011 - Dublin “Learning and Sustainability”

  • 2010 – Valencia

  • 2009 – Gdansk

  • 2008 – Lisbon

  • 2007 – Naples

  • 2006 – Vienna

  • 2005 – Helsinki

  • 2004 – Budapest

  • 2003 – Rhodes

  • 2002 – Granada

  • 2001 – Stockholm

  • 1999 – Moscow

  • 1998 – Bologna

  • 1997 – Budapest

  • 1996 – Poitiers

  • 1995 – Birmingham

  • 1994 – Tallinn

  • 1993 – Berlin

  • 1992 – Krakow


Open classroom conferences

“Open Classroom” Conferences

  • 2009 - Porto

  • 2007 - Stockholm

  • 2005 - Poitiers

  • 2002 - Copenhagen

  • 2000 - Barcelona

  • 2000 - Barcelona

  • 1999 - Balatonfüred

  • 1997 - Crete

  • 1995 - Oslo

Research Workshops

  • 2010 - Budapest

  • 2008 - Paris

  • 2006 - Barcelona

  • 2004 - Oldenburg

  • 2002 - Hildesheim

  • 2000 - Prague


Distance and e learning in transition learning innovation technology and social challenges

Distance and e-Learning in Transition – Learning Innovation, Technology and Social Challenges

  • selection of the best EDEN conference papers from the past years, revisiting research, innovation and professional practice in distance and e-learning

  • 928 pages, hard back

  • Edited by Ulrich Bernath, András Szűcs, Alan Tait and Martine Vidal


Publications and information services

Publications and information services

  • Conference Proceedings

  • Policy and feasibility studies

  • EDEN Web site, NAP Members Area, Members’ Dissemination Space

  • EDEN Listserv

  • European Journal of Open and Distance Learning (EURODL – www.eurodl.org) modernised and re-launched in 2004


Contribution to eu programmes

Contribution to EU Programmes

EDEN’s participation in European Union programmes is focused on:

  • comprehensive strategic projects

  • quality development

  • observatory

  • networking and knowledge base building

  • evaluation and dissemination of the project results


Contribution to eu programmes1

Contribution to EU Programmes

  • Successful involvement in comprehensive strategic EU projects of quality development, observatory nature (HEXTLEARN, LEARNOVATION, HELIOS, eTTCampus, SEEQUEL, DELOS)

  • Exploiting the wide-scale expertise of NAP members

  • EDEN’s contributions in numerous other initiatives through networking, evaluation and dissemination activities


Www eden online org

www.eden-online.org

Check the EDEN websitefor more information


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