Best Research Paper Award, Young Scholar Grant and Young Scholars’ Best Paper Award bestowed at the Madrid Conference

Since 2008, EDEN has been continuously granting the Best Research Paper Award at the EDEN Annual Conferences as well as at the bi-annual EDEN Research Workshops. A high-quality standard selection process guarantees the branding of a distinguished and reputable award for scholarly conference papers in the field of open, distance and e-learning. The selection process of 67 conference papers submitted took place in collaboration with the Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning.

Members of the Jury:

  • Lisa Marie Blaschke (Chair of the Jury), Program Lead, Learnlife HomeHub, Chair EDEN Fellow’s Council
  • Timothy Read, Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Languages and Systems, UNED, Spain, Vice-President EDEN
  • Tuğba Öztürk, Assoc. Prof., Faculty of Educational Sciences, Ankara University, Turkey, Member of the the Editorial Board EURODL
  • Ulrich Bernath & Thomas Hülsmann, Trustees and Directors of the Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning, Germany.

Laudatio: This year’s Jury was faced with a significant challenge in choosing the paper worthy of receiving EDEN’s best research paper award. Six highly exceptional papers emerged to form the final list. The Jury then began the arduous selection process for the award. After a meticulous analysis of the papers, during which the Jury worked painstakingly through the process of aligning their reviews with the criteria established for the award, the Jury ultimately and unanimously voted for two papers to share the honour of this year’s EDEN Best Research Paper Award.EDEN Best Research Paper Award 2021:

EDEN Best Research Paper Award 2021  

DIFFERENCES IN ACADEMIC RESILIENCY WHEN THE PANDEMIC FORCED COURSES ONLINE: WAS PRIOR ONLINE COURSETAKING PROTECTIVE?
Claire Wladis, City University of New York, United States,
Alyse Hachey, University of Texas at El Paso, United States,
Katherine Conway, City University of New York, United States

EDEN Best Research Paper Award 2021

EMERGENCY RESPONSES TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS IN EDUCATION: A SHIFT FROM CHAOS TO COMPLEXITY
Barbi Svetec, Blaženka Divjak, Faculty of Organization and Informatics, University of Zagreb, Croatia

EDEN Young Scholar Grant 2021

Young Scholar Grant Four young scholars or teams of young scholars will be awarded a grant of 300 Euros for submitting a significant contribution (Full paper) to the EDEN 2021 Annual Conference. The grant is supported by the Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning. Eligible for the Young Scholars Grants are degree-programme and doctoral students who individually or in teams submit original research papers to the EDEN 2021 Annual Conference in Madrid. The paper will be presented by young scholar(s). Teamwork with senior scholars are accepted; however, it must be declared that the major part of the paper has been authored by young scholar(s). The evaluation follows five standard evaluation criteria:
(i)The paper deals with a research question;
(ii) rigorous examination/research methods are applied;
(iii) findings, results and outcomes are convincingly presented and critically examined;
(iv) conclusions are thoroughly discussed (including aspects like applicability, transferability, and further research;
(v) literature is reviewed against the state of art.

The awardees are: 

1. USING PADRISEUP AS A COLLABORATIVE WRITING TOOL IN HIGHER EDUCATION EFL CLASSES
Beyza Öz Dal, Dilek Güler, Istanbul University, Ezgi Tufan, Mentora Education Group, Aysegul Liman Kaban, Bahçeşehir University, Turkey

2. USING VIRTUAL LABORATORY ENVIRONMENT FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION IN DIFFERENT EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS
Athanasios Sypsas, Evgenia Paxinou and Dimitris Kalles, Hellenic Open University, Greece

3. RECONSTRUCTING SUBJECTIVE STUDY EXPERIENCES DURING SHUTDOWN IN PANDEMIC TIMES
Ulf-Daniel Ehlers and Laura Eigbrecht, Baden-Wurttemberg Cooperative State University Karlsruhe, Germany

Young Scholars’ Best Paper Award

USING PADRISEUP AS A COLLABORATIVE WRITING TOOL IN HIGHER EDUCATION EFL CLASSES
Beyza Öz Dal, Dilek Güler, Istanbul University, Ezgi Tufan, Mentora Education Group, Aysegul Liman Kaban, Bahçeşehir University, Turkey