The Need For Scientific Journals to Contribute to Gender Equality

By Elsa Corominas (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) “Gender equality” is understood to be the equality of rights, responsibilities and opportunities of women and men and girls and boys, and there is a “gender gap” when in any area there are systematic inequalities between women and men in terms of their levels of participation, access, rights, …

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Sustainable development as universities’ social responsibility. Ideas for development

By Martha Burkle In current discussions, the idea of promoting a sustainable university has become crucial in the development of policies that regulate students’ learning, the growth of the university itself, and its impact on the community in which it is inserted (Leal, 2019; Verhulst & Lambrechts, 2015; Nicolescu, 2018). UNESCO principles of development for the …

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Call For Papers – EDEN 2023 Annual Conference hosted by National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL), Dublin City University, 18-20 June 2023

The 2023 EDEN Conference is designed to explore the theme, “Yes we can!” – Digital Education for Better Futures. The event will take place in Dublin City University on 18-20 June, 2023. This theme focuses on the language of opportunity and challenges participants to dream big! While there are many big and small challenges that we can’t …

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Collaboration and clustering in online learning – some thoughts on Han and Ellis (2021)

By Conchúr Mac Lochlainn The word ‘collaboration’ is everywhere, and on everyone’s mind, as digital educators have grappled with new modalities of learning, during the COVID-19 pivot. Concerns over isolation, and its effects on wellbeing (Filho et al., 2021), have been well-documented, and the importance of collaborative learning as a means of alleviating this isolation …

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When the critical perspective is not enough

By Juliana E. Raffaghelli When our Special Section “Towards a critical perspective on data literacy in higher education. Emerging practices and challenges” was accepted by ETHE in 2019, an advanced debate on the impact of datafication was already in place. Datafication is that particular digital technologies feature we were unaware of, namely, users’ data capture …

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Musings on Blended Learning Research

By Charles Graham, Chuck Dziuban, Norm Vaughan. The aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting widespread adoption of blended learning has necessitated a rapid and radical rethinking of the teaching-learning transaction. The pandemic resulted in a forced test of the potential of blended learning. The possibilities and constraints associated with this approach to learning …

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