Barcelona - the home of Gaudi
This year's EDEN annual summer conference kicks off in beautiful Barcelona later today with a welcome event and the awarding of several EDEN Fellowships. EDEN2015 promises to be an unforgettable event for anyone involved in digital education. Over the next three days, delegates will listen to keynote speeches from a number of thought leaders in the field of technology supported learning, including Pro-Vice Chancellor of the British Open University Belinda Tynan, Maverick US educator Jim Groom, one of the leading lights of the Open University of Catalonia, Professor Albert Sangra, and veteran distance educator Alan Tait. We will also hear from the OU's Professor Martin Weller (his latest book The Battle for Open is available to download online) and journalist Audrey Watters. What can we say about EDEN that has not already been said. Now in its 24th year, the event grows from strength to strength, with two annual events every year, an individual membership of over 1200 worldwide practitioners in all sectors of education and training, and a well-oiled mechanism in support.

This year we continue with a high profile social media coverage, including a dedicated Twitter channel (follow @edenconference on Twitter and also the #EDEN15 hashtag) and liveblogging from the plenary sessions. I also have several keynote interviews scheduled throughout the next few days which will be posted onto the EDEN YouTube channel post-production. The EDEN Network of Academics and Professional (NAP) will also be hosting several #EDENChat sessions live on Twitter from the conference. Do join in any way you can, so you don't miss out on the excellent dialogue we will be having around MOOCs, Open Educational Resources, learning analytics, mobile learning, personal learning environments, social media in education and a whole host of related subjects too numerous to mention.

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#EDEN15 BCN by Steve Wheeler was written in Barcelona, Spain and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.


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