Focal Themes of EURODL

Implementing distance and e-learning in traditional contexts

  • The influence of various concepts and methodologies of education and training
  • Developing and implementing institutional strategies
  • Searching for best practice in support of professionalisation
  • Coping with resistance in existing "cultures" (research – teaching – management)
  • Learning process design, teaching methodologies
  • Learner support, student-teacher interactions
  • Teacher and tutor training
  • Collaborative learning issues

New technologies and new learning: concepts and models

  • Developing and designing new models of production and delivery in ODL and e-learning
  • Multimedia approaches, virtual education and virtual mobility issues
  • E-Learning environments and platforms
  • Informal arenas of learning – learning opportunities in daily life and the workplace
  • Social networking and learning

Quality, evaluation and accreditation challenges

  • Quality assurance, quality management systems and frameworks in distance and e-learning
  • Evaluation and benchmarking methods and procedures
  • Standardisation issues
  • Assessment and accreditation of courses and institutions

The European dimension and cultural factors in ODL

  • The influence of political, institutional and cultural traditions on ODL
  • Open, distance and e-learning in international contexts: motivation, interests and experience in the educational world
  • Values in European approaches to distance and e-learning in a global context
  • Impact and achievements of EU initiatives in the fields of distance and e-learning

Distance and e-learning policy and development

  • Modernisation of education in policy – Evolution of the discourse about ODL and e-learning from historical perspectives
  • The state of art of the technology-methodology development; consolidating the distance and e-learning practice for the new knowledge societies
  • The role of internationalisation in the consolidation, standardisation and professionalisation of the European ODL and e-learning
  • The role of e-learning and distance education in the modernisation process of economies, societies and education systems

Management and Organisational Development

  • Logistic and organisational challenges
  • Strategic leadership and organisational change in distance and e-learning contexts
  • Management styles for distance and e-learning organisational development
  • Economic models for distance and e-learning activities



e-learning, distance learning, distance education, online learning, higher education, DE, blended learning, MOOCs, ICT, information and communication technology, collaborative learning, internet, interaction, learning management system, LMS,

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