This paper is based on the hypothesis that the use of technology to support learning is not related to whether a student belongs to the Net Generation, but that it is mainly influenced by the teaching model.
The study compares behaviour and preferences towards ICT use in two groups of university students: face-to-face students and online students. A questionnaire was applied to a sample of students from five universities with different characteristics (one offers online education and four offer face-to-face education with LMS teaching support).
One of the 2012 Leading in Learning projects, focused on the idea whether the iPad (i.e. tablets in general) could serve as an infrastructural device for the entire learning process in the tutor group.
After a three month trial with one tutor group during the course EU Politics: theories, institutions and challenges (Bachelor European Studies), the project results were very promising. The course book aimed at combining and integrating all relevant documents and materials into one file for one single device. Generally, we can conclude that the tablet-way of studying is very much appreciated and welcomed.
The WCE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The WCE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education.
In September 2013, EUROCALL will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Come and join us in Évora and help us celebrate this great occasion! The conference will take place on the Main Building of the University, Colégio do Espírito Santo, and will be hosted by the School of Social Sciences.
Organised by: the TELMAP, VISIR, ODS projects
With the support of: the European Commission (DG CONNECT and DG EAC) and the Committee of Regions With the participation of the following projects: HOTEL, Inspiring Science Education, we.learn.it, GALA, NEXT-TEL.
This is a two day event, aiming at:
- Mainstreaming existing e-learning grassroots innovation practices, increasing awareness about opportunities for community building and roadmapping.
- Discussing and sharing e-learning perspectives and visions to foster innovation management, scalability and mainstreaming.
- Providing intelligence in order to alert and inform e-learning stakeholders about developments, and trends that can affect their future plans. The event will be organised through a first day of Unconference-type discussion and dissemination and a second day of sector-based strategy and innovation workshops.
Learning Analytics is a rapidly growing research field and commercial , with potentially disruptive potential. While educational researchers have for many years used computational techniques toanalyse learner data, generate visualizations of learning dynamics,and build predictive models to test theories — for the first time, these techniques are becoming available to educators, learners and policy makers.
Learning analytics promise is to transform educational research into a data-driven science, and educational institutions into organisations that make evidence-based decisions. However, critical debate is needed on the limits of computational modelling, the ethics of analytics, and the educational paradigms that learning analytics promote.
The Europe 2020 employment strategy, and in particular its initiative "An agenda for new skills and jobs", aims to support the full employment goal of the Lisbon Treaty. In a context of growing challenges for employment policies in Europe, this report questions current approaches and calls for increased policy learning amongst EU Member States.
The report argues that there is room for improvement in employment in Europe and emphasizes the importance of improving access to education, developing more transversal skills and balancing job security and flexibility.
The eTernity project is an initiative by the pre-standardization body CEN WS-LT which will explore the needs towards interoperability within the e-Textbook digital marketplace.
The workshop is open for everybody to participate. Your participation is welcomed and free. We are working with key stakeholders such as:
- OER contributors
- Educational institutions
- Students’ associations
- Public Policy Makers
- CLOs, CIOs and CTOs working within educational technology providers
- Anyone interested in shaping a better future for Europe’s Educational landscape
- Public call for User Requirements Scenarios from a wide range of interested stakeholders
- Identification and evaluation of existing interoperability standards and specifications, and
scoping the potential of developing of an abstract eTernity ecosystem
- Based on the state-of-art analysis, consider developing a shortlist of specifications supporting an
eTextbook ecosystem. This will be made freely available to public and private initiatives seeking
guidance on the design and development of truly interoperable textbook marketplaces
- The open eTernity technical meetings will be announced on this website
CEN WS-LT will formally kick off the project with a one day workshop in January (provisional date 16th of January 2013) in Brussels.
Virtual and physical meetings will be organised to work towards achieving a common reference framework for European textbook marketplaces by means of three main development phases: