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21/10/2013 - 16/12/2013
EADTU 2013 - Annual Conference

2013 EADTU Conference

Special issue of the Open Learning journal

At the annual EADTU conference 2013 a novelty is introduced. A dedicated scientific strand is planned in the programme. The papers of this strand are submitted for a special issue of the scientific Journal Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning.

Call for papers

EADTU's Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference will take place in Paris on 24th-25th October 2013. This year’s scope is about "Transition to open and on-line education in European universities". Five themes have been defined. Two of these are themes for the scientific strand in the programme. The papers will be submitted to a the double blind peer-review process. The call for papers (pdf) has been issued in February - the deadline for submission is 1 May 2013.


Papers with a scientific approach on these two themes are invited. These themes are:

  1. National and institutional aspects of opening up education the open education market, participation in lifelong learning, international marketing, demands international students, the ability of governments and universities for opening up education, financial mechanisms for open and online education, business models, policy incentives.
  2. Institutional models for online or blended course and curriculum development and delivery strategies and business models, organisational models, collaborative courses, online and blended mobility, innovation and change processes in the transition to technology based teaching and learning, enriched learning environments, tutoring and learning communities, reorganisation of curricula involving blended teaching and learning.


The Open Learning editor, Gill Kirkup of The Open University will work with guest-editors Fred de Vries of the Open Universiteit (The Netherlands) and Teresa Sancho of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Spain)  on this special issue in collaboration with the EADTU. The peer-reviews will be organized with the Editorial Board of this special issue, relying on well- established experts in the field of open and flexible learning.

Important Dates for scientific track – special issue

  • 15 February 2013 - Online paper submission opens
  • 01 May 2013 - Deadline for submission of research papers
  • 15 June 2013 - Notification of acceptance
  • 15 July 2013 - Deadline for revised versions of conditionally accepted research paper
  • 24 October 2013 - On-line publication for conference participants and subscribers of the journal

Conference website