The EDEN 2020 Conference focus on contemporary educational concepts, leading practice, approaches and tools which help to enhance the innovative power of cutting-edge digital solutions, and integrating the synergetic effects of arts, the human and social dimension. Intro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENGG9AQ1GXk
PhD Symposium Timisoara 2020 The EDEN 2020 PhD Symposium Timisoara will be organized on 23 June 2020.
The Symposium, held in previous years in Barcelona (2018), Bruges (2019) and Dublin (2019), has been designed to foster the exchange of experiences and knowledge among doctoral students doing research in the area of technology enhanced online, digital, open and distance learning, providing a valuable forum for the advancement of doctoral research. The Symposium is led by a panel of international experts.
Timisoara European Capital of Culture 2021 The Conference will significantly benefit from the recognized cultural and digital environment that the city of Timisoara offers, as it celebrates creativity and innovation as the 2021 European Capital of Culture.
Politehnica100 – 100 years of higher education in Banat Politehnica University of Timisoara celebrates in 2020 its first century of academic excellence. Established in November 1920, shortly after Romania’s Unification, through the Decree signed by King Ferdinand, it is the first higher education institution in West Romania, in Banat region. As Timisoara became a university city, it started growing and its attractiveness for all kinds of investments increased, but still keeping the young and innovative spirit and promoting its image of avant-garde in Romanian and European science.
Open University UK 50 During the conference, we would like to pay tribute to the flagship open university of Europe, EDEN’s founding member and birthplace, the Open University UK. The OU celebrates its 50th Anniversary and has been playing in partnership with EDEN leading role in developing the impact of the European open and distance learning conferences since 1992.
Micro-credentialing in European Higher Education Aligned to the themes of the conference, the final symposium of the Erasmus+ MicroHE initiative will focus on Micro-credentialing. In order to make micro-credentials a pillar of university service, the project has been working on the impact of modularisation, including the first European survey on micro-credentials in HE, proposing a meta-data standard and launching an online clearinghouse to facilitate recognition, transfer and portability of micro-credentials in Europe.
DigitalCulture To highlight the digital culture aspect of the conference a special section will be dedicated to digital education for the creative industries, as part of the Erasmus+ DigiCulture project for improving the digital competences and social inclusion of adults in creative industries. The ‘Digital Skills for Creative Industries and Culture Courses’, as a blended learning and online courses (MOOCs) and the achievement of Open Badges for Digital Competences indicates the important role the digital education has for the creative industries.