Report from #EDENRW10

On the 25th of October in Barcelona, at the 2018 EDEN Research Workshop titled “Towards Personalized Guidance and Support for Learning”, the OEPass project has introduced, for the first time in public, its Learning Passport to an enthusiastic conference audience.

In two consecutive workshop sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, we had the opportunity to collaborate with almost 20 educational practitioners. Working in small groups on the various possibilities of issuing and recognition of micro-credentials allowed space for discussions and a stimulating round of questions at the end of each workshop.

Thanks to all participants!

OEPass at 10th EDEN Research Workshop

The 2018 EDEN Research Workshop, titled “Towards Personalized Guidance and Support for Learning”, will be organised in Barcelona on 24-26 October. The workshop focuses on the crucial and changing roles of teachers in supporting student learning in the digital world, and with its Learning Passport ready for public review, OEPass will have a highlighted position within the conference programme.

You are kindly invited to participate in a 2 x 90 minutes workshop on the 25th, where the project representatives will explain how the Learning Passport facilitates the recognition of open education credentials in Europe.

Higher Education is changing in nature. A new way of thinking is evolving, shaping a new paradigm of HE based on modularization. In the centre of this paradigm, the vision of personalized patchwork pathways of higher learning, qualifications and certification is manifested. The OEPass workshop will show how this vision evolves, and analyses its consequences for HE institutions, outlining also the challenges of our current practice. The explanatory presentations will be followed by an introduction to the Learning Passport and conclude with a practice session about the use of this new tool.

More information will follow on the Research Workshop website soon.

Research Workshop participants can register to the OEPass workshop here. If you are registered as a student and also take part in the OEPass event, your registration fee will be reimbursed.



OEPass at the EDEN 2018 Annual Conference

The 27th EDEN Annual Conference was held in Genoa, Italy on 17-20 June 2018. The conference was organised by OEPass project partner, the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN).

This year, the theme of the conference was “Exploring the micro, meso and macro: Navigating between dimensions in the digital learning landscape“. 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.

The OEPass research group has actively participated in several of the activities that took place in the frame of the conference, aimed to respond to contemporary needs by:

  • discussing structural and operational questions related to collaborative and social technologies,
  • exploiting the socio-cultural specifics related to the granularity of learning, and
  • tracking and demonstrating evidence about the mechanisms and value chains across micro-, meso- and macro-learning.