Friday, May 18, 2012

Best Research Paper Award Finalists

EDEN's Best Research Paper Award is granted yearly during the Annual Conference Dinner: The Award is presented in collaboration with the Ulrich Bernath Foundation.

This years' finalists are:

  • Reconsidering "Gen Y" & Co: From Minding the Gap to Overcoming it
    Emanuele Rapetti, Lorenzo Cantoni, Universita della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
  • Do Men Learn in Order to Earn? Motives for Lifelong Learners to Choose Web-Based Courses and the Relationship with Age, Gender, Parenthood and Rate of Studies
    Ron Mahieu, Simon Wolming, Department of Education, Umea University, Sweden
  • Generational Distinctiveness in the Time Use of Working Distance Learners
    Bill McNeill, The College of Estate Management, United Kingdom
  • Personalisation in e-Learning – The Key for Success in Learning in Later Life
    Sonia Hetzner, Eline Leen, Innovation in Learning Institute - ILI, Germany
The Conference Programme is online here.

See also: Ulrich Bernath talks about high-quality research on open and distance learning.

Plenary Sessions to be Streamed Online

Similar to previous years, selected sessions of the  2012 EDEN Annual Conference will be streamed online and recorded.

The keynote speeches will be available online after the conference.

Stay tuned for the direct stream link.

See also: Last year's recorded keynote sessions on the EDEN website

Keynotes' Panel with Online Streaming

On Friday afternoon in Session E1, Keynote Speakers will be joined by ICDE Secretary
General Gard Titlestad and Universidade Aberta Rector Paulo Dias for a special
discussion on central themes of the conference. While the keynotes elaborate their ideas
in detail after their speech, conference delegates have the chance to interact directly with
them in a friendly setting.

Participants on site and others joining the online stream are invited to submit questions
to the panelists via Twitter Facebook or Linkedin. Session Moderator, Deborah Arnold
will ask selected questions during the panel.

See also: Keynotes' Interviews: read what keynote speakers Dale Stephens and David White think.