GLOSSA is a European Union education project under the LifeLong Learning Program. The project is for language educators and authorities across Europe. It is building methodologies, practices and courses specifically to help develop language learning and teaching for the less widely taught languages of Europe.
This is being completed by:
- Building methodologies for learning in online environments (advanced levels & autonomous)
Developing a Greek e-learning multimedia courses at C1 & C2 (CEFR)
Creating transferability to other European languages
Developing a common European professional profile for language teachers
Adapting an accreditation tool for non-formal and informal language teaching skills
- Creating courses for the less widely taught and learnt languages, including Greek. What courses are available do not utilize the possibilities of today's Internet (multimedia) and often use outdated methodologies
The project has now developed a Greek e-learning multimedia courses at C1 & C2 (CEFR) http://www.actione-learn.eu/glossa/mainHome.php#
You can find much more information on the project website at: http://www.ellinikiglossa.eu/
The LibrarySchool initiative was started some years ago within the world of the public libraries. In a society in transition, and in a time where more has to be done with less, the LibrarySchool wants to offer a for ‘high potentials’ within the library sector to develop new products. Initiator Bruynzeels hopes the community will become ‘a breeding ground for new ideas and innovations, where everybody learns from each other and is student and teacher at the same time’. The LibrarySchool will train future innovators but is also a community where students and colleagues share knowledge and gain new insights and so take library innovation forward. By establishing a direct link with everyday library practice, the School contributes to enhancing the innovative capacity of the sector as a whole.
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.