EDEN's Best Research Paper Award is granted yearly during the Annual Conference Dinner. The Award is presented in collaboration with the Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning, with the support of a distinguished Jury.
|Rapetti congratulated by Bø and Paulsen|
This year's winners were Emanuele Rapetti and Lorenzo Cantoni from Universita della Svizzera Italiana in Switzerland. Their paper is titled Reconsidering "Gen Y" & Co: From Minding the Gap to Overcoming it.
The decision of the jury was unanimously, and the laudation included the following statement:
In the Jury's judgement this paper is an excellent contribution to the theme of the conference on „Open Learning Generations - Closing the Gap from Generation 'Y' to the Mature Lifelong Learners“ and it is best in presenting applicable and transferable results based on a solid methodological approach. The findings are critically discussed with references to the relevant literature and with creative ideas for further research.
- Do Men Learn in Order to Earn? Motives for Lifelong Learners to Choose Web-Based Courses and the Relationship with Age, Gender, Parenthood and Rate of Studies
Ron Mahieu, Simon Wolming, Department of Education, Umea University, Sweden
- Generational Distinctiveness in the Time Use of Working Distance Learners
Bill McNeill, The College of Estate Management, United Kingdom
- Personalisation in e-Learning ? The Key for Success in Learning in Later Life
Sonia Hetzner, Eline Leen, Innovation in Learning Institute - ILI, Germany