There are still places available for the training week in Berlin that will be taking place from the 21st to the 25th of October, 2013.
The course is based on a combination of video education and social media methods and is a hybrid outcome of these two EU projects: www.web20erc.eu and www.viducate.net. The aim is to explore creative approaches in the online and offline use of video within education.
You can apply at your National EU Agency for funding. The deadline for application is the 30th April 2013.
You can find the course description here.
The 2nd European Conference on "Learning Innovations and Quality" (LINQ 2013) has announced several high-ranking speakers to be present during the event on May 16th and 17th at the Global Headquarters of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, Italy.
The 2nd European Conference on "Learning Innovations and Quality" (LINQ 2013) has announced several high-ranking speakers to be present during the event on May 16th and 17th at the Global Headquarters of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, Italy. Figures such as the esteemed Prof. Dr. Rory McGreal and Prof. Dr. Fred Mulder, both UNESCO chairs for Open Educational Resources (OER), as well as Christian-Friedrich Lettmayr, Director of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP), will contribute their experience to the conference. Their support of LINQ’s continuing mission to examine the intersections between learning innovations and quality will provide an excellent framework for the state-of-the-art research and project work collected through the LINQ call for papers and projects, ended on March 4th.
“Rory McGreal and Fred Mulder have long been crucial pioneers in the development of Open Educational Resources as UNESCO Chairs,” says Christian M. Stracke, LINQ Conference Chair and international ISO Convener for learning quality from the University of Duisburg-Essen. “We will be honoured to greet them at LINQ 2013 and to learn from their professional and academic expertise. Likewise, Christian-Friedrich Lettmayr’s familiarity with the inner workings of CEDEFOP will prove incredibly valuable to practically situate the newest research efforts submitted to LINQ 2013. We are certain that the discussion at LINQ 2013 will benefit enormously from their presence.”
More than 150 researchers and practitioners have answered the LINQ 2013 call for papers and projects and the contributions of the highest quality will make the conference programme insightful and exciting. Early-bird registration at the reduced rate of 90€ will remain open until March 31st, 2013. All interested parties active in the fields of new learning methods and design, Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL), quality standards and certification, human resources development, competences and skills, digital resources, learning materials, and online collaboration and communities are encouraged to register for LINQ 2013 and take part in the continuing development of learning innovations and quality. For more information on specific registration requirements and other matters, please visit the conference website at www.learning-innovations.eu.
Overview of the important dates:
- End of early-bird registration period (90€): 31st of March 2013
- Conference Programme Ready: April 2013
- Conference date: 16th and 17th of May 2013
For the latest information on the conference and to submit any pre-conference feedback, please visit the LINQ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LINQConference and follow the LINQ Twitter account at www.twitter.com/LINQ_Conference.
The University of Tuscia (UNITUS) based in Viterbo, Italy has just joined the AGRICOM consortium, providing expertise in Italian agriculture and food production, as well as forestry and energy efforts.
The full first version of the AGRICOM Competence Model (ACM) was developed by the end of the first project year and is now undergoing extensive testing in AGRICOM partner countries. Now, the University of Tuscia (UNITUS) will coordinate the Italian portion of pilot-testing phase. Their efforts will complement the on-going pilot-testing in the other countries like Germany, Greece, and the Netherlands. Together, their results will demonstrate a variety of national implementations and applications.
Association EDUCOMMUNITY adds a new Grundtvig course to its catalogue!
The course is reserved to teachers, trainers and non teaching staff working in the sector of Non Vocational Adult Education (NVAE) and will take place in Rome, Italy, in july 2013.
Learning and teaching processes are changing: the pervasiveness of networking web technologies lead us to identify new methods and instructional strategies.
The course COMPLEX LEARNING WITH SOCIAL NETWORKS will introduce the basic concepts of the training model Complex Learning and will help teachers, trainers and non-teaching staff working in Adult Education to use social networks and social tools of web 2.0 to build personalized learning environments.
Course is in English and is delivered in Rome, Italy.
Course days: 22-26 july 2013. Deadline for registration: 11 january 2013.
The course is eligible in Grundtvig In-Service Training Action: apply for a Grundtvig grant sending the application to your National Agency before the deadline. Send us an e-mail for the pre-registration: email@example.com
Further information in our blog
Association educommunity proposes 2 new In-Service Training Courses: Personalization of Adult Education. Models, strategies and tools and @ of Self Evaluation: a collective personalized pathway of self evaluation and self learning. Both courses are in English and will take place in Rome.
Association educommunity proposes 2 new In-Service Training Courses within the Grundtvig action of Lifelong Learning Programme.
The course Personalization of Adult Education. Models, strategies and tools will take place in Rome, Italy, 24-28 june 2013.
The course @ of Self Evaluation: a collective personalized pathway of self evaluation and self learning will take place in Rome, Italy, 08-12 july 2013.
Both courses are funded within the Grundtvig action: teachers, trainers, and non teaching staff involved in adult education can apply for a grant sending the application to their National Agency.
Deadline for registration: 11 january 2013.
You can find the courses in the Comenius-Grundtvig Training Database:
Personalization of Adult Education, code IT-2013-927-001
“@ of Self Evaluation, code IT-2013-935-001
This one-hour webinar on 18 October 2012 (4pm CET) will give you an opportunity to get an insight into different ways to integrate various media education schemes and approaches in the classroom in order to improve your students’ daily engagement with the media.
This is aimed at teachers and trainers as well as representatives from educational ministries responsible for the development of the overall curriculum in different regions and countries.
Nicoleta Fotiade from ActiveWatch in Bucharest, who is an expert in media education, will give a short introduction to various media education schemes and critical thinking methods in training settings that could help your students open their minds towards their critical interaction and use of information media. Using Nicoleta’s presentation as starting point, Marianna Vivitsou from the University of Helsinki in Finland will discuss the examples provided from the pedagogic point of view and extrapolate them into a broader discussion based on her own media education experience.
Participation in these webinars is free but prior registration is required via an online form since the maximum number of participants for each webinar is 50. Come early if you want to be sure to have a spot!
The webinars will be recorded and published online in the Media & Learning Resources Database.
Wednesday 19 September 2012, 15:00 CET
On-line distance workshop in real time.
Topic: “Exploring Diversity in University Lifelong Learning”
Moderated by Andrea Waxenegger, University of Graz, Austria
The objectives of this workshop are to explore and reflect on the issue of diversity in University Lifelong Learning (ULLL): in particular the various definitions of ULLL, the relationship between university strategies and ULLL provision, and the diversity of target groups and matching ULLL programmes to their learning needs.
Participation is free, supported by the EC.
Wednesday 19 September 2012, from 15:00 CET hours
“Exploring Diversity in University Lifelong Learning”
On-line distance workshop in real time.
Moderated by Andrea Waxenegger, from University of Graz, Austria
Are you interested to:
- explore various definitions of ULLL and university policies in / strategy approaches to ULLL
- develop an understanding of the great variety of (potential) target groups and the characteristics of programmes needed to match their learning needs
- discuss the challenges of diversity
Then this is for you!
Participation is free, supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the EC.
Notes about the IMPLEMENT project
“Implementing Lifelong Learning Universities through Training and Development” is a project funded under the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Programme. The objective of IMPLEMENT is to further disseminate and actively exploit the highly praised results of the BeFlex Plus project training materials for professionals in the ULLL/UCE sector. This is accomplished by adapting the initial materials to the project partners’ realities and making these tools available on-line for wide and open use.
The survey is one of the tools used in the research phase for the partnership while looking to gather information about the existence and the use of games for learning and training within the partnership countries: Portugal, Austria, Italy, Romania, Turkey as well as in other European countries.
The aim of this survey was to call industry and learning organizations, within the different countries, for their cooperation and collaboration. The Target groups selected were: Trainers and Teachers; Training providers; Training VET and Higher Educational Organizations.
In late February, in Graz, a group of experts from Romania, Turkey, Portugal, Austria, Germany, Austria and United Kingdom, selected by the different partners shared with the GREAT Team their knowledge and experience, exploring game based learning (GBL) methodologies as a useful tool for education and training.
The aim of this meeting was to give an insight on the training and teaching process in several European States, discussing how people can acquire new competences to the labor market, reflecting on the possibilities offered by new methodologies on learning.
Using Activity Theory to understand the contradictions in an online transatlantic collaboration between student-teachers of English as a Foreign Language
This article describes the contradictions reported by student-teachers in Barcelona who engaged in telecollaboration with transatlantic peers via Second Life, during their initial training in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
The data analysis draws upon grounded theory and is theoretically informed by Activity Theory and the notion of contradictions. The study discusses technology-based, intra- and inter-institutional contradictions, their impact on the development of the telecollaborative activity, and outcomes in bolstering student-teachers’ conceptual understanding of Network-Based Language Instruction.