7. July 2019
by Ulrich Bernath
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Publishing research findings

The U.B. Foundation supports publishing of research findings, such as:

Ulrich Bernath & Joachim Stöter (2019). Open and distance education in Germany in a digital age (Junhong Xiao transl.). Distance Education in China, 6, 49-60. DOI:10.13541/j.cnki.chinade.20190301.001

Ulrich Bernath (2018). About “Quality in e-Learning from a Learner’s Perspective” – The choice of the European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning (EURODL). In: Distances et Médiations des Savoirs, DMS-DMK 23/2018. https://journals.openedition.org/dms/2699

Ulrich Bernath & Joachim Stöter (2018). Germany. In: Adnan Qayyum & Olaf Zawacki-Richter (Eds) Open and Distance Education in Australia, Europe and the Americas. National Perspectives in a Digital Age. Singapore: SpringerBriefs in Education, pp. 65 – 78. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811302978. DOI:10.1007/978-981-13-0298-5

Andras Szücs & Ulrich Bernath (Eds.) (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018). Best of EDEN 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013-2014, 2015, 2016, 2017. The best research papers presented at the [respective year] EDEN Conferences. Budapest: EDEN Secretariat. http://www.eurodl.org/?p=special&sp=init3

Thomas Hülsmann & Ulrich Bernath (2010). Knowledge Management as Professional Development: The Case of the MDE. In J. Liebowitz& M.S. Frank (Eds.) Knowledge Management and E-Learning. Boca Raton, FL: Auerbach Publications Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 253 – 271 http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781439837252/ [PDF]

Ulrich Bernath, Andras Szücs, Alan Tait, Martine Vidal (2009). Distance and E-learning in Transition – Learning Innovation, Technology and Social Challenges. London and Hoboken, N.J.: ISTE Ltd and John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 857 pp. http://www.iste.co.uk/index.php?f=a&ACTION=View&id=284

Ulrich Bernath, Taiga Brahm, Dieter Euler, Sabine Seufert (2008). EFMD CEL Programme Accreditation for Technology-Enhanced Learning – Lessons Learned. In International Journal of Excellence in e-Learning, Vol 1(2), 24 pp. http://journals.hbmeu.ae/Pages/Issues.aspx?JID=6&IID=19 [PDF]

Ulrich Bernath/Martine Vidal (2007). “The Theories and the Theorists: Why Theory is Important for Research” with Børje Holmberg, Michael Graham Moore, and Otto Peters. In Distances & Savois Vol 5(3), pp. 427 – 458  http://ds.revuesonline.com/article.jsp?articleId=11033 [PDF]

Ulrich Bernath/Wolfgang Fichten (2007). Das Weiterbildungsprojekt “Psychologische Gesundheitsförderung für Fachkräfte im Gesundheitswesen”: Innovation, Transformation, Wirkung”. In GdW-Ph 67 March 2007 (Grundlagen der Weiterbildung – Praxishilfen) Ergänzungslieferung Nr. 67, Art.-Nr. 50521/March 2007, 22 pp.), Luchterhand/Wolters Kluwer. [PDF]

Ulrich Bernath & Albert Sangrà (Eds.)(2007). Research on competence development in online distance education and e-learning – Selected papers from the 4th EDEN Research Workshop in Castelldefels/Spain, October 25 – 28, 2006. Oldenburg: BIS-Verlag. http://www.uni-oldenburg.de/en/c3l/bachelor-master/master-programmes/mde/asf-series/volume-13/

Wolfgang Fichten/Ulrich Bernath (2007). Struktur, Dialog und Autonomie in Medien vermitteltem Unterricht. In F. Linderkamp & M. Grünke (Hrsg). Lern- und Verhaltensstörungen – Genese, Diagnostik & Intervention. Weinheim, Basel: Beltz Verlag, pp. 349 – 364. [PDF]

7. July 2019
by Ulrich Bernath
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Research and development in ODL

The U.B. Foundation currently supports

editing the European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning (EURODL) http://www.eurodl.org

granting the EDEN Best Research Paper Award http://www.eden-online.org/recognition/awards

granting stipends in conjunction with EDEN’s bi-annual Research Workshops

Editorial Boards of the American Journal of Distance Education, E-Learning and Learning Online (https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/hajd20/current) und Distance Education (https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cdie20/current) as well as referee/reviewer for these and other learned journals in the field of open and distance learning.

The U.B. Foundation was involved

in editing volumes of the ASF Series on distance education as well as by transforming volumes of the ASF Series into an e-book format with the Center for Lifelong Learning (C3L) at Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg   https://uol.de/en/c3l/research-development/asf-series/

as member of 
the International Advisory Board at Universidade Aberta, Portugal. http://www.univ-ab.pt 

as reviewer for Research Council of Norway, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia of Partugal, Erasmus-funded projects like LECHe, Routledge and Springer.

7. July 2019
by Ulrich Bernath
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Grants and Awards

The U.B. Foundation

evaluates and shortlists research papers submitted to EDEN’s annual conference and EDEN’s research workshop and brings together a Jury to select the winner of EDEN’s Best Research Paper Award http://www.eden-online.org/publications/best-research-papers.html [PDF]

awards the Students’ & Young Researchers’ Grant of 600,00 Euro to make an allowance for the participation at EDEN’s  bi-annual Research Workshop:

  • At the 10th EDEN Research Workshop in Barcelona. 24.-26. Oktober 2018 four conference paper submissions were accepted for presentation:
    1. “SCHOLARS’ CHANGING SOCIAL MEDIA USE: IMPLICATIONS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION” by George Veletsianos, Royal Roads University, Canada, Nicole Johnson, Open University of Catalonia, Spain, Olga Belikov, Brigham Young University, USA.
    PhD students Nicole Johnson and Olga Belikov shared the grant.
    2. “UNDERSTANDING MEDIA USAGE PATTERNS OF STUDENTS AND FACULTY VIA A MEDIA ACCEPTANCE APPROACH: A CASE OF A MULTI-CAMPUS UNIVERSITY IN GHANA” by Frank Senyo Loglo, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany; Selorm Agbleze, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.
    3. “MOODY MOOCS: AN EXPLORATION OF EMOTION IN AN LMOOC” by Elaine Beirne, Dublin City University, Conchúr Mac Lochlainn, Dublin City University, Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl, Dublin City University, Ireland.
    PhD students Elaine Beirne and Conchúr Mac Lochlainn shared the grant.
    4. “LEARNING ECOLOGIES ORIENTED TO THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF UNIVERSITY TEACHERS” by Mercedes González-Sanmamed, Universidade de A Coruña, Albert Sangrà Morer, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Alba Souto-Seijo, Universidade de A Coruña, Francisco Santos Camaño, Universidade de A Coruña, Iris Estévez Blanco, Universidade de A Coruña, Spain.
    PhD students Alba Souto-Seijo, Francisco Santos Caamaño, and Iris Estévez Blanco shared the grant.
  • At the 9th EDEN Research Workshop in Oldenburg 4.-6.10.2016 four conference paper submission were accepted for presentation:
    „Use of moocs in traditional classroom: blended learning approach“; by Antonia Bralic, Faculty of Organization and Informatics, University of Zagreb, Croatia.
    „Towards a Framework for Virtual Internationalization “ by
    Elisa Bruhn,E ducational Management, Carl von Osseitzky University of Oldenburg, Germany.
    „Investigating the Effectiveness of the ‘Online Learner Profiling Questionnaire’ in Generating a Profile of Learners Based on Learner Dispositions: A Pilot Study“ by
    Shaiffadzillah Omarali, University of Manchester, UK.
    “Integration of Learning Analytics in Blended Learning Course at a University of Technology“ by
    Kristie Naidoo, Institute of Mathematics,  Science and Technology Education, University of South Africa (UNISA).
  • At the 8th EDEN Research Workshop in Oxford, UK the 600-Euro grant was awarded for the first time on October 28t in 2014 for the conference paper on  “ARE THEY READY?” EXPLORING (NON-TRADITIONAL) STUDENTS’ SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING READINESS AND THEIR ACCEPTANCE OF E-LEARNING TOOL” by Stefanie Brunner, Svenja Bedenlier, Joachim Stöter, and Günter Hohlfeld, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg.(http://www.eden-online.org/2014_oxford/detailed-programme/28-october-2014-tuesday.html). The grant was shared by Stefanie Brunner, Svenja Bedenlier, and Joachim Stöter.