ELIG is supporting EFMD deliver their latest 'Futures Series' Webinars. Targeting workplace learning, this series will provide access to highly-focused expert and peer-led sessions centred on future opportunities and challenges for organisations looking to exploit a wider armoury of solutions for employee development.
After two first successful sessions of the series, time comes to book the three remaining ones for the autumn!
Monday 26 September
Presented by Josh Bersin (President and CEO of Bersin & Associates), in collaboration with ELIG.
This webinar will cover the latest trends and directions in corporate learning & development. Josh Bersin will share the company's newest research on the adoption of informal learning, mobile learning, and best-practices for the management and operations of the L&D function. He will also discuss this year's benchmarks on spending and resource allocation patterns in the training industry.
You may be interested to also register now for the next webinars :
Monday 24 October
Monday 21 November
These webinars are FREE for ELIG and EFMD corporate members.
For registration, click directly here.
Online workspace for faculty and students that demonstrates how digital infrastructure improves teaching and learning. Since its inception as a university spin-off, 11,000 faculty members and students have used the beta-version of iversity. Having raised 1.1 million Euros of funding in July of 2011.
iversity allows faculty...
- to easily set up a course website, to upload teaching materials and engage their students;
- to share links, references and general observations in research groups without the hassle of starting and promoting a blog or content management system;
- to announce conferences, guest lectures or calls for papers.
iversity allows students...
- to interact with course materials right where they already spend most of their time: online;
- to work together with classmates on assignments (e.g. social reading, collaborative writing);
- to build an archive of learning materials and problem-related discussions in the cloud.
Seven digit funding enables global expansion after a successful beta phase
Starting this September, professors and students will gain access to a novel online collaboration network called iversity. $1.6 million dollars of venture capital from the European Union, the federal state of Brandenburg and BMP media investors allow for a thorough redesign and development of the online platform.
“This funding provides us with a sizeable launch pad. It enables us to present a world-class product this fall,” says iversity's founder Jonas Liepmann.
More than 11,000 users registered at www.iversity.org during the beta phase. Their feedback is now driving the redesign process. The new iversity website will go live in September 2011. Until then, it is possible to sign up for early access on iversity.org.
Using iversity, lecturers can easily organize courses, research projects and conferences, all for free. Moreover, iversity also provides students with tools for interaction and collaboration that standard e-learning systems do not provide. According to Jonas Liepmann, “iversity offers, what I always felt was lacking during my own studies – possibilities for real student collaboration outside the classroom.”
Thus, iversity addresses one of the key problems of universities in the age of mass higher education.
Co-founder Hannes Klöpper notes that “iversity appears at exactly the right point in time. For example, in Germany, not only is the number of incoming students rising year over year, but changes in the high school system in some federal states means that two full year groups will enter universities this year. Rather than just sitting alongside each other in anonymous lectures, iversity enables students to learn from and with each other online.”
Twenty international young graduates from a variety of academic backgrounds make up the iversity team. They have studied, amongst others, at the Universities of Cambridge, Columbia, Duke, Princeton, the Humboldt Universität, the Freie Universität Berlin, the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris and the National University of Singapore. Together, they set their goal to develop an academic infrastructure fit for the digital age.
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Registration for the EAEA 2011 Conference on New Jobs for New Skills and the role of Education is now open!
EAEA is monitoring The EU Flagship Initiative "New Skills for New Jobs". In 2011 the EAEA Thematic conference is on the topic New Skills for New Jobs and the role of education.
To participate, please fill in the registration form before 28 October, 2011. If you need a hotel we are providing you with a booking form. Please not that you must complete the hotel booking form and submit it directly to the hotel. EAEA is not handling hotel bookings.
New Skills for New Jobs and the role of education
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The "language learning and social media: 6 key dialogues" EC-funded network has run a Europe-wide competition to identify top practices of social media use in formal language learning contexts
The ten best practices are displayed here
A 2nd round of selection will help to identify THE best practice among the ten, that will be rewarded with a 1000€ prize for technical equipment, plus all expenses covered to travel to Warsaw in october 2012 for the awarding ceremony.
The 6th EFQUEL Innovation Forum will present certification systems for higher education, discuss certification in adult education and schools, for individuals and for organisations from Europe and beyond. We would like to invite you to debate the value of certifications, to examine good practice examples of innovative ways of certification in the various educational fields and to shape a future vision of how certifications can evolve to become instruments to certify the future.
Date and location: 14-16 September 2011, Oeiras, Portugal (visit the venue page)
Pre-Conference programme and side events: read more about the CONCEDE User Generated Conference (14th of September), the General Assembly, the dinner and other side events on the pre-conference programme and side events page.
Final countdown to the EFQUEL Innovation Forum has started, register quickly through this link
For further information, donâ€™t hesitate to contact the EFQUEL secretariat: firstname.lastname@example.org
Die Nutzung unseres online E-Learning Programms der Kunstgeschichte ist kostenlos. Unser erstes Angebot konzentriert sich auf die Kunststadt Venedig mit Kursen, die auch als offline-Kurse (Apps) nach und nach angeboten werden. Sie können nach dem Bausteinprinzip Ihre eigenen Kurse zusammenstellen.
Priority areas for the next waves of knowledge and innovation communities. Exploration of critical success factors, alternative options and characteristics for design
In support of the Strategic Innovation Agenda of the EIT this brief proposes potential priority areas for future waves of Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs), using a two level approach. Two general potential priority areas (level 1) are proposed: sustainability through integrated design, production and consumption; and services through ICT. These general proposals are then more closely aligned with possible areas of application (level 2), leading to seven more specific proposals for priority areas. The proposals are based on a Web 2.0 consultation of the research communities in Europe and beyond, the results of which were refined in an expert workshop. This brief also sets out the critical success factors that were applied for the formulation of the priority areas proposed, as well as some characteristics for their design.
The Action Plan on Adult Learning "It is always a good time to learn" (2008-2010) provided for the first time a set of common priorities to be encouraged in the adult learning sector, introduced the sector to the Open Method of Coordination and thus initiated intensified European cooperation between its diverse actors.
Those country report have been carried out, on behalf of the European Commission, by GHK in cooperation with Research voor Beleid. on the basis of country-experts' analysis of existing national literature and the Confintea IV-report and were used as background reports in the Final Conference on Adult Learning Action Plan in Budapest, 7-9 March 2011.