Are the educative systems really ready to accept new players to drive the moderninsation of education?
"Action 68" of the Digital Agenda calls to Member States to mainstream eLearning in national policies. The goal is to modernise education and training, including:
- assessment of learning outcomes,
- and the professional development of teachers and trainers.
Fostering new teaching and learning practices requires not only more access to digital content in the form of repositories or infrastructures.
Focus must be put on how to support educational practices in and outside the classroom based on creativity, innovation and quality.
These three dimensions are the key challenges that our societies face at a moment of continuous technological change.
elearningeuropa.info would like to bring your attention on the importance of creativity in these new scenarios.
We need to put aside the traditional paradigms and generate more reflection about the new ways of teaching and learning in all levels. Creative learning environments are key if we want to promote innovative practices.
elearningeuropa.info supports Workshop 08: Mainstreaming eLearning in National Policies of the first annual Digital Assembly by hosting this dedicated community.
The Digital Agenda for Europe is the European Union's road map for bringing the benefits of a digital society and economy to Europe's citizens. The 101 actions announced in that strategy are discussed in the first annual Digital Assembly in Brussels on June 16-17.
The workshop will discuss the current situation of ICT for education and training in Member States, the potential obstacles to full scale adoption of eLearning, and the necessary pre-conditions to mainstreaming it in formal, non-formal and informal learning (ICT infrastructures, teachers’ competencies, etc).
The expected outcome is a set of priorities and actions encouraging Member States to innovate in their education and training through adopting and integrating eLearning into teaching and training. It should also include recommendations to the Commission on how to support the Member States in their endeavour.
We welcome everyone interested in the challenges of Mainstreaming eLearning in education and training to participate in this community.