2021 European Online and Distance Learning Week (EODLW)

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EDEN is proudly hosting the European Online and Distance Learning Week (EODLW) for the sixth time!

The event is organised in partnership with the Open Distance Learning Association in Australia (ODLAA) jointly with Flexible Learning Association of New Zealand (FLANZ) who are launching the Asia-Pacific Online Distance Education (APODE) Week and with the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), who will be holding its National Distance Learning Week (NDLW). A special webinar contribution by ICDE is also planned.

This week will be an excellent opportunity to reflect on the lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic and to discuss how education should look like in the post pandemic era. During EODLW, you will have access to daily online webinars and panel sessions of expert scholars and practitioners, who will present best practices and expertise in online and distance education and discuss with the audience on the challenges in shaping the future of education and how we can fully harness the potential of new models of online and distance learning.

Highlights

Georgi Dimitrov, Head of Digital Education at the European Commission, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC), together with Sandra Kucina Softic, President of EDEN, will intervene in the session: ‘A Report Card on the Crisis: What is the Legacy of the Great Onlining of Higher Education?’

Students’ perspective will be addressed in the panel discussion: ‘Student Voice on the Opportunities and Benefits of Online and Distance Education during the Pandemic’ lead by Airina Volungeviciene, President of EDEN Digital Learning Europe.

Blackboard Europe will present the topic ‘Digital Leadership in Transformative Times’ that will identify common institution-wide challenges and suggest how we can consciously support innovation while keeping education’s ever-changing landscape in focus.

Many more attractive sessions will be disclosed in the final programme!

All webinars at EODLW 2021

Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 14:00-15:30 CET

Practices in Digital Education for Universities

Moderator: Vlad Mihaescu
Speakers: Diana Andone, Edmundo Tovar, Alfredo Soeiro

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Thursday, November 4, 2021, 11:00-12:30 CET

Stepping up to the plate! How technology has supported ODL during and after the pandemic

Moderator: Alastair Creelman
Speakers: Andrei Ternauciuc, Jesús Boticario, Lisa Marie Blaschke, Annabell Busch, Nicolas Albouze

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Thursday, November 4, 2021, 13:00-14:00 CET

Student Voice on the Opportunities and Benefits of Online and Distance Education during the Pandemic

Moderator: Airina Volungevičienė
Speakers: Orna Farrell, Sinead Lynch, Ausra Rutkiene, Vusala Idrisli, Tamari Ivanidze, Lina Kaminskienė, Sandra Lovrenčić

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Friday, November 5, 2021, 13:00-14:30 CET

You can handle you can teach it: Use of XR technologies to enhance teaching and learning methods in online higher education

Moderators: Luis Villarejo, Gizeh Rangel-de Lazaro
Speakers: Fridolin Wild, Pierre Bourdin

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Monday, November 8, 2021, NEW TIME: 15:00-16:30 CET

Making Higher Education 4.0: The Inside Story

Moderator: Elaine Beirne
Speakers: Mark Brown, Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl, Conchúr Mac Lochlainn

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 13:00-14:30 CET

Multisectoral collaboration for OER: adaptation and development to ensure quality Open, Flexible and Distance Learning (ICDE contribution)

Moderators: Anaïs Røed Malbrand
Speakers: Jacques Dang, Alan Masson, Ebba Ossiannilsson

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 19:00-19:45 CET

Global Perspectives Panel

Joint association webinar in the frame of USDLA National Distance Learning Week

Join this session to learn from senior executives of our peer organisations around the world.

Speakers:

  • Mr. Eric Jones, President-Elect of the United States Distance Learning Association
  • Dr. Mark Brown, Vice President of the Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia (ODLAA)
  • Dr. Josep Duart, President of the EDEN Digital Learning Europe
  • Dr. Simon Paul Atkinson, President of the Flexible Learning Association of New Zealand (FLANZ)

Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 12:00-13:30 CET

A Report Card on the Crisis: What is the Legacy of the Great Onlining of Higher Education?

Moderator: Sandra Kučina Softić
Speakers: Georgi Dimitrov, Josep A. Planell Estany, Mark Brown, Airina Volungevičienė, Alfredo Soeiro

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More details will be announced soon.