Member States should mainstream eLearning in national policies for the modernisation of education and training, including curricula, assessment of learning outcomes and the professional development of teachers and trainers.
Designing the Fair Start Project - a free e-learning and organizational development program for orphanage and foster families
The article describes an online staff training program developed by staffs in orphanages and foster family managers and child development scientists in Europe, resulting in the free 7 language version education program for care givers, www.fairstart.net/training.
Infed aims to provide a space for people to explore the theory and practice of informal education, social action and lifelong learning.
"The proposed invisible learning concept is the result of several years of research and work to integrate diverse perspectives on a new paradigm of learning and human capital development that is especially relevant in the context of the 21st century. This view takes into account the impact of technological advances and changes in formal, non-formal, and informal education, in addition to the 'fuzzy' metaspaces in between. Within this approach, we explore a panorama of options for future development of education that is relevant today. Invisible Learning does not propose a theory, but rather establishes a metatheory capable of integrating different ideas and perspectives. This has been described as a protoparadigm, which is still in the 'beta' stage of construction."
The first edition of the book has been published in Spanish.
The authors of this work are:
Cristóbal Cobo (PhD) University of Oxford.
John Moravec (PhD) University of Minnesota.
The event is open for all those interested in the practices of recognition of prior learning. The aim of the seminar is to explore how learning from experience and from studies in adult education can be recognized in formal education. Speakers from Europe, United States, Canada and Australia will share their experiences in the presentations and discussions.
The purpose of the workshop is to mobilise key stakeholders and Member States' representatives to support the mainstreaming of e-Learning in national policies as an agent for modernization of education, for all subjects and skills. elearningeuropa.info will participate. 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 and informal learning processes (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 e-Learning into teaching and training. It should also include recommendations to the Commission on how to support the Member States in this endeavour. This workshop will represent the "kick-off" of the Digital Agenda action 68.
Profiles of participants:
Member States' representatives (education and training), eLearning industry representatives (solutions providers, publishers, etc.); association of teachers and parents, researchers, as well as representatives of international associations and experts promoting the use of eLearning.
Draft Workshop programme:
DAY 1, THURSDAY 16.6.2011
10:00 – 13:30
• Khalil ROUHANA, EC Director INFSO/E - Digital Content and Cognitive Systems
• Pierre MAIRESSE, EC Director EAC/A - Lifelong Learning: Horizontal Policy Issues and 2020 Strategy
10h15 Keynote – ICT in modernisation of education and training across Europe
• Markku MARKKULA, Member of the EU Committee of Regions (CoR Rapporteur on Digital Agenda & on the Role of Regions in Achieving the Objectives of EU 2020)
10h30 Thematic Panel: Lessons learnt
Discussing and showcasing successful eLearning policies and tools
• Marc DURANDO, European Schoolnet
• Saverio SALERNO, Research Centre in Pure and Applied Mathematics / University of Salerno
• Richard STRAUB, eLIG eLearning Industry Group
• Oscar VALIENTE, Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, OECD
• Etelberto COSTA, Portuguese Association for Human Resources Managers
11h30 Open discussion on lessons learnt and first conclusions
• Facilitated by Sally REYNOLDS, Managing Director ATiT
• Rapporteurs: Tapio KOSKINEN (Aalto University) / Yves PUNIE (IPTS)
12h00 Thematic Panel: Drivers and opportunities
Discussing drivers, opportunities and expectations.
• Hans LAUGESEN, European Trade Unions Committee for Education (ETUCE)
• Johannes THEINER, European Parents' Association (EPA)
• Georges VAN STEENE, Vice-President of the European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning (EUCIS-LLL) and President of European Training and Development Federation (EDTF)
• Lara WIDMER, The Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions (OBESSU)
12:40 Open discussion on the way forward
Priorities for actions
• Facilitated by Sally REYNOLDS, Managing Director ATiT
• Rapporteurs: Tapio KOSKINEN (Aalto University) /Yves PUNIE (IPTS)
- Reports from the thematic panels and open discussions
- Final conclusions
13:30 – End of workshop
Workshop links and documents
- Biography - Etelberto Costa (36 KB)
- Biography - Georges Van Steene (42 KB)
- Biography - Hans Laugesen (42 KB)
- Biography - Johannes Theiner (42 KB)
- Biography - Lara Widmer (2 MB)
- Biography - Marc Durando (43 KB)
- Biography - Markku Markkkula (60 KB)
- Biography - Oscar Valiente
- Biography - Richard Straub (56 KB)
- Biography - Sally Reynolds (79 KB)
- Biography - Saverio Salerno (12 KB)
- Biography - Tapio Koskinen (43 KB)
- Compendium of Good Practice Cases of e-learning
- Education and Culture DG
- Enterprise and Industry DG
- Information Society DG
- Technology Enhanced Learning Research
- The role of education and training in the implementation of the Europe 2020 Strategy
- The use of ICT to support innovation and lifelong learning for all - A report on progress
- Updated Strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020)
Session organiser: Marco MARSELLA (European Commission, DG Information Society and Media, Luxembourg)