Bernath, U. et al. (2009) Distance and E-learning in Transition – Learning Innovation, Technology and Social Challenges New York: ISTE and John Wiley

The book is a selection of the best EDEN conference papers from the past years, revisiting research, innovation and professional practice in distance and e-learning.

The Editorial Team included

Ulrich Bernath, Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and Chair of the Trustees of the Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Open and Distance Learning, Germany
András Szűcs, Secretary General, EDEN, Director of the Centre for Learning Innovation and Adult Learning at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Professor Alan Tait, EDEN President, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Curriculum and Awards) at The Open University, United Kingdom
Martine Vidal, Vice-President of EDEN, Research Director to the Rector, General Director of CNED, and Chief Editor of the Journal “Distances et savoirs”, France

The Book in Two Parts

Part one of the book pays particular attention to all the aspects related to institutionalised approaches to distance education and e-learning, the reform and development through sustained social and educational policies and practices.

The second part of the book explores the continued impact of ICT on teaching and learning. The articles assembled here span over eight years reflecting on an evolving process, even if not a consistent one. We can through these papers witness the change in the ways actors in the field of distance and e-learning have engaged with ICT, and how researchers have examined the new technologies and how they have evolved conceptual analyses.

Table of contents can be seen here.

Ordering the Book

Order form is available here and also can be downloaded from the EDEN web-site.

The price of the Book is 127 Euro (plus postage cost). Special discounted price of 99 Euro is available for EDEN Members and for the participants of the EDEN Conference in Gdansk.


  1. This looks like an excellent book but it is outrageous that an organization like EDEN chose to publish this with a commercial publisher rather than make it open access.



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