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Pays : Italie  Langue(s) : anglais 

27th EDEN Annual Conference 2018 - Exploring the Micro, Meso and Macro. Navigating between dimensions in the digital learning landscape

Date :  du 17-06-2018 au 20-06-2018

Lieu :  Gênes

Organisation :  European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN)

Programme : 

The demand for people with new, enhanced skills is growing. The volume of information produced and shared in all fields is overwhelming. Building the data economy became part of the EU Digital Single Market. Powerful and sophisticated ICT is part of everyday life, and the world of learning is not an exception. Pressure is on all players of the online education community to keep up with new learning solutions, and better supply the skills currently demanded by growing economies.

Open Education continues its success, providing radical advances in knowledge acquisition, sharing, distribution, and improving business models. Digital credentials and open badges are the new currencies which are beginning to transform the economic models in education.

Social and economic tensions continue to raise the issues of scalability, the micro-credentialling of education, training and skill development processes. Practitioners and stakeholders are eagerly seeking right approaches to providing learning opportunities, and many scholars are researching holistic answers.

Micro, meso and macro aspects provide an interesting range of lenses for considering the problem. These aspects may be applied in a general sense, distinguishing between the learning of individuals (e.g through mobile learning), learning at the institutional or group levels through a meso lens, and the learning of organizations or societies directed through policies through the macro lens.

Navigating these dimensions are the reshaping of digital pedagogy and online instructional design; the social elements including digital societal mechanisms and the position of the individual in our new era. We have need of systematic awareness and research in the critical are of sustainable socio-cultural aspects as they relate to learning.

EU initiatives emphasize solutions to emerging needs, and seek to improve competitiveness and professional development; enhance cross-sectional skills; and fuel the engines of social innovation – creativity, entrepreneurship, critical thinking and problem solving.

There is a natural curiosity to investigate and propose solutions for emerging needs, and a need for solutions. But it is very complicated; proposed, solid formulas are often either overly complicated or become useless.


Alan Tait
Professor Emeritus of Distance Education and Development, The Open University, UK

Georgi Dimitrov
Deputy Head of the Unit on Innovation in Education and the EIT

Sarah-Guri Rosenblit
Vice-President for Academic Affairs, The Open University of Israel

Fabrizio Cardinali
CEO & Founder of KnowHedge Consulting – Human, Robotic & Machine Learning

Teemu Leinonen
Professor of New Media Design and Learning, Aalto University, Finland

Maren Deepwell
CEO Association for Learning Technology (ALT) UK and OER18

Tom Wambeke
International Labour Organization (ILO) Training Centre

Anthony Camilleri
Policy Consultant, Senior Partner & CEO, Knowledge Innnovation Centre, Malta

Claudio Dondi
Senior Expert in Education and Training, Italy


Ressources mises à disposition à l'issue de la manifestation : 

• articles, diaporamas, résumés :

• enregistrement vidéo :


Le livre de résumés (121 p.) ainsi que les actes complets (951 p.) sont disponibles en téléchargement sur le site de la conférence, sur la page "ressources".

Les vidéos des interventions plénières peuvent également être visionnées à partir de cette même page d'actualité, ainsi que les diaporamas correspondants.

mot(s) clé(s) :  enseignement et formation à distance, innovation pédagogique