400 Delegates from 57 Countries – EDEN 2021 Virtual Annual Conference Great Success Again!

Dear EDEN Members, Partners and Friends,

With nearly 400 delegates from 57 countries, the EDEN 2021 Virtual Annual Conference officially closed! #edenconference #eden2021 Thank you to UNED – Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia for being our wonderful host, Blackboard honouring us to be the Principal Sponsor of the event, and huge thanks to all participants, keynotes and supporting staff to make these three and a half days meaningful and unforgettable. See you next year!.

Rewatch the Sessions and Ceremonies here

The Conference in Numbers

Rewatch the Keynote by Georgi Dimitrov on “Digital Education for EU’s Digital Decade:The Digital Education Action Plan 2021-2027” 

EDEN Annual Conference Principal Sponsor

Eden thanks to  Blackboard
as the Principal Sponsor
of the 2021 Annual Conference.
Asknet Solutions is a strategic partner for Blackboard
in the German-speaking DACH region
(Germany, Austria and Switzerland).

“I know we all have digital fatigue. But we are not going back. Students got used to it, the demands will never be the same. We cannot just duplicate classroom lectures online in the future, but I’m sure it is possible to do it well.”  Quote from the June 22 presentation of keynote speaker Darcy Hardy, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, North America Higher Education, Blackboard Inc.

Rewatch the presentation of Darcy Hardy here

EDEN Senior Fellow and Fellow Awards
bestowed at the Madrid Conference

The Conference Welcome Ceremony of the EDEN 2021 Virtual Annual Conference on Monday, 21 June at 18.00 CEST was remarkable on many levels. Besides officially launching the three and a half days Conference hosted by UNED, Madrid, the President of EDEN, Sandra Kučina Softić presented the annual recognition: the EDEN Senior Fellow and the EDEN Fellow Awards. Read more here

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. The selection process took place in collaboration with the Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning

Rewatch the Award Ceremony here

30th EDEN Annual General Meeting
Changes in the EDEN Executive Committee

At the EDEN 2021 Virtual Annual Conference, the dedicated work of EDEN leaving Vice President Diana Andone, and Board Member Ebba Ossiannilsson was thanked. New members elected to the EDEN Executive Committee: Don Olcott Jr. and Willem van Valkenburg.  Read more here.

Changes in the EDEN Fellows’ Council

The EDEN Fellows Council Meeting, embedded in the EDEN 2021 Virtual Annual Conference, was held on 22, June, 2021. Besides the impressive turnout and good spirits some significant management and membership changes have been voted during the event. Read more here.

Remarkable Moments at the Conference