EADTU - European Association of Distance Teaching Universities

EADTU-EU Summit 2017

‘Innovations in teaching and learning; new directions for higher education’

EADTUs’ annual EADTU-EU Summit in Brussels is always a returning opportunity to discuss latest developments and new policy lines in higher education. The Summit is a unique moment in bringing together European umbrella organisations and stakeholders in Higher Education (HE) as well as the national representatives of national governments.

On April 25, 2017 the next Special Summit will be organised, still some seats are available. Participation only by registration!



10.00h-10.15h Welcome and opening
Anja Oskamp, President EADTU, Rector Open University of the Netherlands

10.15h-10.35h New approaches in Short Learning Programmes,
Theo Bastiaens, FernUni in Hagen

10.35h-10.50h The first advisory report of EMPOWERING universities in the uptake of new modes of teaching, Mark Brown DCU, Ireland

10.50h-11.15h Supporting European Open education and MOOCS; governmental and institutional roles, Darco Jansen, EADTU
followed by panel of the SCORE2020 strategic partnership Goran Turk (Slovenian Rectors' Conference), Mark Brown (DCU), Jean-Marc Meunier (FIED)

11.15h-11.30h Coffee break

11.30h-11.55h EIT online and blended programmes for continuous professional development
Johan Driesen, Program Director Energy for Smart Cities;
The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT-KIC-Energy) tbc

11.55h-12.15h Improving education by learning analytics, Tinne De Laet, KU Leuven

12.15h-12.30h Accreditation of online and blended education
George Ubachs, EADTU

12.30h-13.00h CLOSING REMARKS
by Vanessa Debiais-Sainton, Deputy head of unit of Higher education, DG Education and Culture
Anja Oskamp, President EADTU, Open University of the Netherlands
Alejandro Tiana Ferrer, Vice-President EADTU, Rector UNED