The latest news and upcoming events from the Swedish Association of Distance Education and ICDE ON BOLDIC


The Swedish Association of Distance Education (SADE) is a valued member of  ICDE and is part of the ICDE Operational Network representing the Boldic regions. Here you can view the organisations latest news and activities. 

# Sweden is part of the OER WORLD MAP

 In the OER World Map organisations, services, persons, projects  and events are mapped. Visit for more information. 

#SADEs Annual meeting will be held in Stockholm the 14th October 2016

The theme for the conference is Innovative, communicative and transformed learning. Visit for more information. 

#SADE is partner in  a new Nordic project on  mobile learning (The LIST project, Learning with mobile devices)

The project is financed by the Nordic Council of Ministry. The project will have  a kick of in Lund, Sweden the 5th of September. The duration of the project is 08/2016-10/2017. The two other partners are DOF Lillebaelt, Denmark and Conexus, Norway.

#SADE upcoming Webinars in autumn 2016

  • 28th September 2016 on SciProSciPro (Scientific Process) is an IT support system for management and supervision of theses at bachelor, master and PhD education levels. It can manage theses at a whole university, fulfilling administrators’, supervisors’ and students' needs during the whole process from start to finish. 

  • October 2106  (date to be confirmed) on Digital examination with Mats Brenner, University College Gävle and SADE board member. Webinar on a project on digital examination. More information can be found in Swedish here:

  • November 2016 (date to be confirmed) with Ago Academy, Open University, Finland.

#SADE is sponsoring partner in CSEDU Annual Conference in Porto, Portugal 21-23 April 2017

CSEDU 2017, the International Conference on Computer Supported Education, aims at becoming a yearly meeting place for presenting and discussing new educational environments, best practices and case studies on innovative technology-based learning strategies, institutional policies on computer supported education including open and distance education, using computers. In particular, the Web is currently a preferred medium for distance learning and the learning practice in this context is usually referred to as e-learning. CSEDU 2017 is expected to give an overview of the state of the art as well as upcoming trends, and to promote discussion about the pedagogical potential of new learning and educational technologies in the academic and corporate world. More information available here:

#SADE is competence partner in the upcoming EdTech Sweden conference in Stockholm, Sweden 20th October 2016

Innovating Learning is the  name of the autumn conference, and even the theme of the conference. The conference aim to discuss how innovation is created within and even outside and organization to promote flexibility, mobility and efficiency.  Human resources, education, quality,s strategies and organisations will be discussed.. The conference language is  mainly Swedish. More information available here:

# The Swedish Higher Education Authority investigated in 2016 on behalf of the Swedish Government the possibilities for Swedish Higher Education Institutions to take part in MOOCs and even to run MOOCs themselves

The investigation resulted in  recommendations to the Government to make it possible for Swedish Higher Education Institutions to run  MOOCs, and there were also suggestions  to allocate extra funding and to support flexible learning as such.

The report can be downlowded here:

When the report was launched a seminar was hold which was recorded (in Swedish), the recording is available here:

#The Padagogy Wheel soon available in Swedish

The Padagogy Wheel V4.1 ENGLISH Version with 126 Updated Apps now linked back to the Apple iTunes store.  Also there are more activities in the Blooms Taxonomy and new teaching on “Getting the best use out of the Padagogy Wheel”. The Padagogy Wheel is developed by Allan Carrington.

The Padagogy Wheel visual places the idea of motivation and capabilities at the center, which gets at one of its more compelling characteristics as a model – the meshing of technology, thinking, and student motivation. Many of the failures in #edtech are failures in #edtech integration, and frameworks like the Padagogy wheel attempt to clarify the relationship between “big picture” elements. Seeing the pieces–tablets, apps, learning goals, cognitive actions, etc.–and how they work together is everything. Without that vision, any bit of #edtech is limp and lifeless.

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