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1 Introduction of EDEN - the European Distance and E-Learning Network the largest, active and developing professional community of experts EUROPEAN DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING NETWORK A MEETING PLACE FOR THE OPEN, DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING COMMUNITY IN EUROPE and practitioners of electronic distance education in Europe

2 Introduction of EDEN  Mission of the Association  Membership  Why Become a Member?  Developing European Policy  Supporting Professional Development – the EDEN Conferences  Publications and Information Services  Contribution to EU Programmes EUROPEAN DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING NETWORK A MEETING PLACE FOR THE OPEN, DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING COMMUNITY IN EUROPE

3 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 EUROPEAN DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING NETWORK A MEETING PLACE FOR THE OPEN, DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING COMMUNITY IN EUROPE

4 Membership  Institutions – Individuals – Networks  143 institutional members  750+ members in NAP: Network of Academics and Professionals – meeting and communication forum  30 European or national networks present in membership  328 institutions represented from 49 countries within and outside Europe EUROPEAN DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING NETWORK A MEETING PLACE FOR THE OPEN, DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING COMMUNITY IN EUROPE

5 Why Become a Member?  Join the largest lively networking European professional community  Take advantage of acknowledgement of your professional achievements  Access easily the classified and searchable database  Benefit from the professional development supporting activities  Attend conferences and buy publications at reduced fees EUROPEAN DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING NETWORK A MEETING PLACE FOR THE OPEN, DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING COMMUNITY IN EUROPE

6 Why Become a Member?  Download latest EDEN conference proceedings for free  Be kept up-to-date by a regular electronic newsflash  Use the electronic Members’ Dissemination Space  Discuss problems and ideas with partners through Online Forum  Reach the right partners with the help of the “Matchmaker” service EUROPEAN DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING NETWORK A MEETING PLACE FOR THE OPEN, DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING COMMUNITY IN EUROPE

7 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 EUROPEAN DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING NETWORK A MEETING PLACE FOR THE OPEN, DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING COMMUNITY IN EUROPE

8 Developing European Policy  Promotion of networking and co-operation in distance education in Europe  East-West co-operation, collaboration  Policy and feasibility studies – “Distance Learning and eLearning in European Policy and Practice: the Vision and the Reality” November 2004  “The European ODL Liaison Committee” – Collaboration forum of major European distance learning networks EUROPEAN DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING NETWORK A MEETING PLACE FOR THE OPEN, DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING COMMUNITY IN EUROPE

9 The Open Classroom Working Group  Distance Education, e-Learning and New Technologies in School Level Education and Training  Open Classroom Conferences since 1995  1998 – Working Group within EDEN  Link to other EU initiatives (EENet, MENON, EUN)  Policy paper: “Open Learning for the School Age in the Information Society” EUROPEAN DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING NETWORK A MEETING PLACE FOR THE OPEN, DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING COMMUNITY IN EUROPE

10 Promoting professional development - the EDEN Conferences  EDEN Annual Conferences since 1992, the main academic and professional European events in open, distance and e-learning  Open Classroom conferences EDEN initiative for school level ODL development since 1995  Research Workshops EDEN initiative since 2000 EUROPEAN DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING NETWORK A MEETING PLACE FOR THE OPEN, DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING COMMUNITY IN EUROPE

11  Budapest  Rhodes  Granada  Stockholm  Moscow  Bologna The EDEN Annual Conferences EUROPEAN DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING NETWORK A MEETING PLACE FOR THE OPEN, DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING COMMUNITY IN EUROPE  Budapest  Poitiers  Birmingham  Tallinn  Berlin  Krakow June, Helsinki Lifelong E-Learning

12  Crete  Oslo “Open Classroom” Conferences Research Workshops EUROPEAN DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING NETWORK A MEETING PLACE FOR THE OPEN, DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING COMMUNITY IN EUROPE  Prague  Oldenburg  Hildesheim  Copenhagen  Barcelona  Balatonfüred 6-7 October Poitiers E-Learning and Teacher Training in the Forefront

13  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 – modernised and re- launched in 2004 Publications and information services EUROPEAN DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING NETWORK A MEETING PLACE FOR THE OPEN, DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING COMMUNITY IN EUROPE

14 Contribution to EU Programmes EUROPEAN DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING NETWORK 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 A MEETING PLACE FOR THE OPEN, DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING COMMUNITY IN EUROPE

15  Successful involvement in comprehensive strategic EU projects of quality development, observatory nature (SEEQUEL, eTTnet, DELOS, SUSTAIN)  Exploiting the wide-scale expertise of NAP members  “Open and Distance Learning Knowledge Base” development for UNESCO  EDEN’s contributions in numerous other initiatives through networking, evaluation and dissemination activities EUROPEAN DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING NETWORK A MEETING PLACE FOR THE OPEN, DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING COMMUNITY IN EUROPE Contribution to EU Programmes


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