The annual EDEN conference in Barcelona – New ideas and some reflections

Jun 19, 2015
Anne Tannhäuser

Last week Henri Pirkkalainen, University of Jyväskulä, and Anne-Christin Tannhäuser, ESCP Europe Berlin, participated in the #EDEN15 “Expanding Learning Scenarios” conference to involve attendees in early idea sharing for open education.

Together with the Emundus project team it was decided to merge our two interactive sessions into one collaborative workshop. Emundus is an ambitious initiative which explores open education as driver for internationalisation of higher education and you might find an idea space on a selected topic online soon.

We are proud to find new developing ideas on the broad topic of open education at our platform (selection):

You are much invited to join in and contribute.

Some thoughts after the #EDEN15 conference:

Several European initiatives are working towards the creation of training material and offering courses on open education (OER, open teaching practices, MOOC creation etc.) for different target groups, two of the above ideas focus on that. Those could surely benefit from exchange and remix of their materials. The idea space platform offers a dedicated template to ease collaborative course creation.

Feedback on the OEI2 approach was overall positive and we are curious whether even more ideas will be shared openly at our platform and new collaborations will be facilitated. Our team is working towards a survey and short group interviews to find out whether open idea sharing indeed fosters co-creation and as a more basic question “Which aspects are critical for the commitment of individuals in the group”

Some good talks took place in order to organise an “Open Educational Ideas and Innovations” day in September in Berlin. Stay tuned for more news in the upcoming days.

OEI2 Emundus workshop Henri Cropped OEI2 Emundus workshop

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