Research Workshops

High quality research into open learning is indispensable. It provides important information to enhance learning with technologies, improving the learner’s experience, to assist effective decision-making, and helps to ensure the viability of products and services. This is vital in a field where change is constant and new innovations arise on a daily basis.

Significant interest from the professional community has clearly confirmed the relevance of the EDEN initiative to run a forum: the Research Workshops. The EDEN Research Workshop series represent the meeting place of top European and global research for open learning and draws the map of major trends in the field.

Publications related to our events

  • Selected keynote presentation of EDEN Conferences can be read here.
  • Best Research Papers of the Annual Conferences and the bi-annual Research Workshops are downloadable here.
  • Proceedings and Book of Abstracts are also downloadable here.

2020 Lisbon

Enhancing the Human Experience of Learning with Technology: New Challenges for Research in Digital, Open, Distance & Networked Education

11th EDEN Research Workshop - EDENRW11, 21-23 October 2020, Lisbon, Portugal

2018 Barcelona

Towards Personalized Guidance and Support for Learning

10th EDEN Research Workshop - EDENRW10, 24-26 October 2018, Barcelona, Spain

2016 Oldenburg

Forging new pathways of research and innovation in open and distance learning: Reaching from the roots

9th EDEN Research Workshop - EDENRW9, 4-6 October 2016, Oldenburg

2014 Oxford

Challenges for Research into Open & Distance Learning: Doing Things Better: Doing Better Things

8th EDEN Research Workshop - EDENRW8, 27-28 October 2014, Oxford

2012 Leuven

Learners in the Driving Seat – Users? – Partners? – Consumers? – Peers? Where are we heading to?

7th EDEN Research Workshop, 22-23 October 2012, Leuven

2010 Budapest

User Generated Content Assessment in Learning: Enhancing Transparency and Quality of Peer Production - Emerging Educational Technologies and Digital Assessment Methods

6th EDEN Research Workshop, 24-27 October 2010, Budapest

2008 Paris

Researching and Promoting Access to Education and Training - The Role of Distance Education and e-Learning in Technology-Enhanced Environments

5th EDEN Research Workshop - 20-22 October 2008, Paris

2006 Castelldefels

Research Into Online Distance Education and E-learning - Making the Difference

4th EDEN Research Workshop, 25-28 October 2006, Barcelona-Castelldefels

2004 Oldenburg

Supporting the Learner in Distance Education and E-Learning

3rd EDEN Research Workshop, 4-6 March 2004, Oldenburg

2002 Hildesheim

Research and Policy in Open and Distance Learning

2nd EDEN Research Workshop, 21-23 March 2002, Hildesheim

2000 Prague

Research and Innovation in Open and Distance Learning

1st EDEN Research Workshop, 16-17 March 2000, Prague