European Distance and E-Learning Network

Milton Keynes, UK
Partner
www.eden-online.org

European Distance and E-Learning Network

EDEN is the most comprehensive European association in the field of open, flexible, distance and e-learning. Its aim is to foster developments in distance and eLearning through the provision of a platform for collaboration between a wide range of institutions, networks and individuals concerned with ODL and e-learning in Europe. This is done by the information and networking activities in the membership, by the organisation of European conferences and publications. The EDEN Membership (in February 2013) consists of 179 institutional members and 1084 individuals (Network of Academics and Professionals) representing 407 institutions from 57 countries, covering all Europe. EDEN’s participation in EU programmes (26 in the past 5 years alone) is focused on comprehensive strategic projects, in quality development, observatory, networking and knowledge base building, further supporting the implementation through networking, evaluation and dissemination of results.

EDEN, based on its former experience and extensive professional network, will be responsible for the dissemination/exploitation of the project results and outputs both via the use of electronic information channels (web sites and electronic newsletters) and via face to face events – such as by providing visibility within the programme of the EDEN conferences; and consultation in formulation of key messages and of criteria for good practice. With several years’ experience in EU projects, EDEN has sound internal operational and financial management processes which track staff input and other expenditure on a project by project basis, thus enabling the association to meet reporting requirements with efficiency and clarity. EDEN will lead work package 6 on quality plan and will have a major input in work package 5 on dissemination (especially in EU).