• Take part in the 4th VISIR Consultation!

    After exploratory investigations of the previous consultations about (i) the relevant factors of change, (ii) the contribution of ICT to the key policy objectives in learning and (iii) drivers, bottlenecks and barriers of the innovative efforts, now the question in focus is: What actions should be taken to boost and scale e-learning Micro Innovation Europe? The division of tasks and responsibilities amongst the various levels of governance may be … continue reading

  • E-SOLVE invites you to a 4-DAY FREE SUMMER CAMP on E-Learning Solutions for VET

    E-SOLVE invites you to a 4-DAY FREE SUMMER CAMP on E-Learning Solutions for VET Balatonalmádi, Hungary 25-28th August, 2014 room and board are financed by the event hosts Registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1w3hoRG4NS2uqHvZn4hp4yeR6FN0zbs9iNWt76Lr3e30/viewform Invited Developers of e-learning and traditional learning methods Vocational educations and training experts IT experts E-learning content developers Themes Evaluation criteria system Ranked e-learning solutions Good practices Aims Collaboration Dissemination Exploitation Valorisation Sustainability Benchmarking Networking Read more and register

  • Read the state of the art report: Open Educational Resources (OER) in less used languages

    Open Educational Resources (OER) in less used languages: a state of the art report by LangOER  This report, published by LangOER, presents the results of an in-depth investigation and analysis of Open Educational Resources (OER) in 23 languages, including the target languages of the LangOER consortium: Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish and Swedish. Target languages have also been extended to more European languages, regional and minority languages (RML) such … continue reading

  • Join The Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference 2014

    The Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference 2014 “Online learning and the future of Higher Education” 23-24 October, Krakow In the next five years, online teaching and learning strongly affects higher education on all levels with innovations in pedagogical models and curriculum development. New opportunities by open and flexible education Online education leads to new opportunities for institutions to open their borders to the outside world and removes barriers … continue reading

  • Interested in the recognition of open learning? Online seminar on Thursday 26 June 2014

    EFQUEL and the University of Leicester are currently leading an initiative to give non-formal learning achievements meaning within the formal education system. The project will enable recognition of OEP-based learning (structured OER, Open Courseware, MOOCs), and support virtual mobility by creating an innovative “learning passport” & sharing recognition pathways online among a partnership of living lab members. If you are an institution offering high quality open learning and/or are … continue reading

  • EMMA Project, a brand new multilingual MOOC Platform for Europe

    12 leading universities, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) among them, and companies in 8 European countries announced the launch of the new EMMA project which will provide access to MOOCs in different languages and supported by automatic transcription   The first EMMA MOOCs will go live in September 2014 and are provided by universities in Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the UK on subjects as diverse as Business … continue reading

  • Read “Digital Literacies and eCompetence” from Open Education Europa

    Across Europe, there is a growing gap between the demands for digital transformation on the one hand and the skills, know-how and capability of the work force on the other. Digital literacy is crucial for being able to confidently and effectively use digital media for the purposes of work, learning and leisure. It consists of the ability to access digital media and ICT, to search, understand and critically evaluate … continue reading

  • Request for cooperation for the European project TALOE

    TALOE (Time to Assess Learning Outcomes in E-learning) is a recent project, financed by the European Commission – Lifelong Learning Programme, which intends to promote the internal consistency of online courses by using the existing conceptual model ALOA (Aligning Learning Outcomes and Assessment) that provides tools for linking learning outcomes and assessment tasks. The main goal of TALOE is to develop a web-based platform to help teachers decide on … continue reading

  • European Seminar on Excellence in ICT enhanced Higher Education

    7th of May, Crete (in the framework of the EIF2014) Review and certification of institutions and programs in their use of ICT for learning gains importance. On the one hand institutions look for external recognition and seek to pursue excellence, on the other hand certification schemes also offer orientation on what works and what doesn’t. EADTU, EFQUEL and ENQA therefore organise this one day seminar on eLearning in Higher … continue reading

  • International seminar: e-Learning Micro-Innovations matter

    The VISIR partners believe that successful mainstreaming of ICT-enhanced and of Open Education strongly depends on grassroots practices uptake and have been researching  and identifying innovators from all over Europe in the last two years, collecting and analysing  evidence from more than 120 micro-innovation practices. Based on these real-life practices, the  VISIR team has been investigating what are the main barriers and the favourable conditions for  mainstreaming bottom-up innovation. The … continue reading