This paper examines the current position of UK education in this fast moving landscape and examines the lessons from other countries. It makes recommendations that will help support current education policy and guide schools in providing opportunities for all our students.
La Passerelle, un service qui regroupe le Centre de Formation Ouverte et A Distance, le Centre Création de Ressources Multimédia et le Centre de LANGues. Le Centre de Création de Ressources Multimédia (CReM) est le résultat de la fusion des équipes techniques du Centre Audiovisuel (CAV) et du Centre de Téléenseignement (CTEU). Le CCRem a pour mission d'aider et d'accompagner les personnels de l'Université de Bourgogne dans leurs cheminements à l'intérieur des nouvelles technologies de l'information et de la communication.
The KIC launched the Master School's website where you can find all information about the various choices of our Master's programmes in ICT Innovation that are offered in different combinations at almost 20 universities in Europe.
In the fall of 2012 EIT ICT Labs Master School will be able to welcome its first students (approximately 200).
Visit the website to also find out more about how it combines a technical major and a minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, providing graduates with double degrees and a special EIT and EIT ICT Labs certificate.
Students who will take the chance and fullfill the programme will gain a fantastic network of exclusive contacts with leading research and business organisations and fellow students all over Europe.
Tuition fee waivers and scholarships
For the most highly ranked admitted students (as a minimum 30%), we will provide fee waivers. EIT ICT Labs has also reserved funding for scholarships covering personal expenses on the level of 9000 Euro per year and student, however a formal decision by the European Commission is pending in this matter.
The application period opens on January 1 and closes on February 15.
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is to significantly step up its efforts to drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the EU with the creation of six new cross-border innovation hubs, known as Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs), in 2014-2020.
The European Commission has allocated a budget of €2.8 billion in the next financial framework to enable the EIT to expand and consolidate the development of its existing KICs which focus on climate change, sustainable energy and ICT.
"The new package we are proposing for the European Institute of Innovation and Technology is great news for European business, research and academia. We are investing in creating the entrepreneurs of tomorrow and strengthening the innovation capacity of the EU so that we remain a match for the world's best," said Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth.
The Commission also adopted a proposal for the EIT 'Strategic Innovation Agenda', which defines the framework for the Institute's operations in the years to come. The Commission expects it to provide an impetus for creating up to 600 start-up companies and for training 25 000 students and 10 000 PhDs in new curricula combining excellent science with a strong entrepreneurship component.
A Startup weekend is an intense 54 hour event that focuses on transforming high tech, design, web or mobile business idea into a prototype, market strategy or business case.The weekend brings together people with different skills – primarily developers, creatives and entrepreneurs – to create prototypes and develop commercial cases.
The Eindhoven Startup weekend gathered 60 partipants that formed 10 teams and pitched 32 ideas. At the end of the weekend five of the teams had working prototypes.
The jury, including EIT ICT Labs Eindhoven Node Director Patrick Strating, selected team Fairy Tale as the winner. Their application uses augmented reality to encourage children to play outdoors. According to the jury hhey have found a valuable niche by responding to the desire from parents to see their children actively playing outside.
The first prize is being coached intensively by EIT ICT Labs for a whole year! Also, the winning team will be able to attend the presentation of successful entrepreneur Ash Maurya who flew in especially from Sillicon Valley to share the latest in lean startup.
Niek Otten, one of the founders of the Fairy Tale application:
- We got the opportunity to pitch our idea on BNR Newsradio. As we received very enthusiastic feedback on our idea, we decided to pitch it during the event and it turned out to be worthwhile!
- We were also lucky that we were able to form a team of people with complementary skills - two industrial designers (TU/e), an i-phone developer and a marketing expert. This, together with the help of mentors and a positive and cooperative team spirit did the trick.
- Events like Startup Weekend make you realise that only having a good initiative or smart concept doesn't get you there. You need complementary skills, whether it is in marketing, research, IT support, you name it, to get to real implementation!"
Learn more and connect via LinkedIn or on Facebook. Pictures are available on Flickr or Picasa, #swEindhoven and #startupweekend tags. Updates on progress and planning for next edition (March 16-18, 2012) are found at #swEindhoven on Twitter.
The project team will develop and test novel technologies that facilitate social interaction and collaborative knowledge creation for learning and innovation. It will explore how adaptive and personalized technology works as an enabler in learning and innovation processes, encouraging creativity and self-expression among individuals. It will produce new knowledge on how individuals from different backgrounds interact, communicate and collaborate in virtual spaces to co-construct knowledge and to create innovations through emerging technologies.
After the successful workshop held in Milan about learning technologies dedicated to large-scale distribution and retail, Docebo partners with Ajyal-HR in organizing a new meeting in Oman, raising the challenge of “how to train at the speed of business" to anticipate and take advantage of market trends.
November, 2011 - Milano, Dubai, Hong Kong. Docebo (leading provider of Mobile and Cloud E-Learning solutions) and Ajyal-HR (primary HR company based in the Sultanate of Oman), are organizing, on 28/11/2011 at the InterContinental Muscat hotel, an inter-company workshop dedicated to the challenges of business-related training.
Following the great success obtained during the workshop "Technologies and Solutions to train at the Speed of Business", held last May 10, 2011 in Milan (Italy), Docebo wants to export the same collaborative philosophy that has marked the event, so as to involve Oman based companies in a constructive brainstorming session designed to elicit participants’ training needs.
The workshop, organized by Ajyal-HR in partnership with Docebo, aims to identify needs, obstacles, objectives and results that companies expect from E-Learning. In a round-table format, it also allows HR and training managers to meet each other, set expectations and express concerns. Docebo will be present as a connecting node able to understand, assimilate and manage effectively these needs through cutting edge training tools and a highly skilled project management team.
Ajyal-HR, market leader in the field of human resources, confirms its central role in this important business territory. The company reasserts the highly dynamic approach in understanding the currents of change and improving them from a business point of view, providing concrete and structured solutions to the market.
Supporting Ajyal-HR in the workshop, Docebo reinforces its own image as an E-Learning international partner able to provide professional ad-hoc solutions designed for specific training needs of large companies and SMEs.
Learning Technology Adoption in European Businesses 2011, the Europe-wide report carried out by Towards Maturity in partnership with ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN, has found that a growing number of organisations are turning to new learning technologies to help them increase their business agility. The report, which highlights statistics and data on what is driving investment and key trends in learning technologies, will be discussed in detail at this year’s ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN.