Futurium is the online platform used by the Digital Futures project to facilitate a broad reflection on future European policies. It combines the informal character of social networks with the methodological approach of foresights to engage stakeholders in the co-creation of futures and policy ideas that matter to them.
OpenMOOC is an open source platform (Apache license 2.0) that implements a fully open MOOC solution
The courses consist of units built by a set of knowledge pills. Pills are short videos that can be associated with supplementary material (documents, links, exercises) and questions with their respective answers. Each course has associated an intelligent discuission forum where students and teachers can discuss and collaborate on a unit/knowledge pill.
In the framework of the ROLE European research project on Responsive Open Learning Environments, EPFL has developed the Graasp social media platform. It is now deployed and validated in Swiss universities with the support of SWITCH.
In this talk, the motivations and the key concepts associated with Personal Learning Environments will be discussed. The importance of providing fine privacy control and enabling agile aggregation of resources gathered from both the cloud and institutional repositories will be highlighted. The lessons learned in various pilot learning activities will also be presented. In addition, the participants will get a short introduction on how to construct their own PLEs with Graasp.
The forum of the Digital Agenda Assembly is an online space for discussion and feedback to prepare the Digital Agenda Assembly 2012 ("DAA12") on 21-22 June in Brussels, as well as the review of the Digital Agenda for Europe ("DAE"), planned for adoption in October.
What is the Digital Agenda?
From the official press release:
“The European Commission launched in March 2010 the Europe 2020 Strategy to exit the crisis and prepare the EU economy for the challenges of the next decade. […]
The Digital Agenda for Europe is one of the seven flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 Strategy, set out to define the key enabling role that the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) will have to play if Europe wants to succeed in its ambitions for 2020.
The objective of this Agenda is to chart a course to maximise the social and economic potential of ICT, most notably the internet […]. Successful delivery of this Agenda will spur innovation, economic growth and improvements in daily life for both citizens and businesses.”
The Digital Agenda and e-learning
For the purpose of boosting the economy a list of planned actions has been put together, some of which relate directly to e-learning, others influence e-learning indirectly.
Pillar VI is exclusively focussing on enhancing e-skills, but other categories of actions, such as Pillars I (Digital Single Market) and IV (Very Fast Internet), also contain actions which could have an imapct on the European e-learning market.
One of the actions most relevant to e-learning - Action 68 - calls on member states to mainstream e-learning in national policies. The Commission in turn will raise awareness on the benefits of adopting e-learning, sharing knowledge about results, practices and solutions available in Europe and laying the foundations for future plans.
The elearningeuropa.info community members have gatherred a variety of materials about this topic. Join the elearningeuropa.info community about 'Mainstreaming eLearning in National Policies' to contribute to the discussion.
The 3rd European Summit on the Future Internet focuses on some of the most relevant topics to boost international collaboration. What is the future of Internet and its many applications? How to combine the interests of platform developers, apps and service providers and future customers? Which of the applications, such as cloud computing, future media, and e-commerce, the customers are most willing to adapt? Which applications will generate new business opportunities? How Internet can be utilized in solving grand challenges, like environmental change, health care and aging, and transportation?
After the two very successful editions in 2009 and 2010 organized by SnT, it is a great pleasure to jointly carry out the 3rd European Summit on the Future Internet. The program as it is being conceived will represent a unique opportunity to understand the future ahead and confront your views with those of a carefully selected panel of extraordinary speakers. This 3rd European Summit on the Future Internet will provide top speakers and influencers as well as interesting and current topics according to the main theme of the whole event - towards Future Internet international collaboration.
MERMIG is a powerful, Web based collaboration platform which serves as a common working space for modern organisations. MERMIG was carefully designed to allow a community of users produce share and disseminate information, archive documents, organise interaction and meetings, structure business processes, etc. All is needed is an internet connection, a username and a password.
CeBIT is the digital industry's biggest, most international event. Thanks to its unique combination of exhibition, conferences, keynotes, corporate events and lounges, CeBIT represents an unrivaled tool for doing business and sealing deals.
More than 4,200 companies from over 70 countries participated at CeBIT 2011, including many firms which returned after a break of several years, such as Xerox, Canon, Epson, Siemens Enterprise Communications, HP and Motorola.
openSpace is University College Falmouth's platform for making teaching materials free to learners all over the world through Creative Commons. This is your space to explore, experiment, develop and grow...a place where your learning and your knowledge is shaped through your interactions, peer feedback and collaboration with others interested in the same subject. It's about you participating in an active community of learners. The journey is as important as the destination.
elearningeuropa.info, the European reference portal on education and technology, has launched on Thursday May 12, 2011 its new platform. It is designed and built user-centered and it contains participatory tools to communicate, share and discuss.
The new platform is the result of a year’s work of careful planning and design, from the elearningeuropa.info team, with a focus on developing the technological solution most suited to user requests and aimed to facilitate a better flow of ideas and interaction.
The European Commission initiated elearningeuropa.info nine years ago, to support the transformation of education through technology. Available in 21 languages, it has now become a key forum for the generation and presentation of ideas.
elearningeuropa.info has more than 35.000 registered users with an average of 16. 000 monthly visits.
Thanks to this large user base the portal provides great opportunities for research and exchange of ideas and information amongst researchers, practitioners, students and policy makers across Europe. The portal re-launch will also benefit from the use of the latest cutting edge open source technology: A new Content Management System (CMS) has been deployed based on the award winning ‘Drupal’.
The portal’s online journal ‘eLearning Papers’ will be presenting its new visual identity and structure in the new platform. A leading publication in its field, the journals five annual issues are guided by an Editorial Committee chaired by Tapio Koskinen, Head of New Solutions at Aalto University Professional Development.
Some of the new sections the portal will be launching are blogs, which offer users the chance to express their opinions and insight as well as a dedicated TV Channel which offers users the possibility to find the most relevant and highest quality videos about education and technology in one place.
In addition, users will be able to create communities and working groups around themes and topics of interest and use these privileged spaces to display their content to a wider audience. These communities are the ideal space for co-creation and sharing ideas. Our first communities are up and running with discussions and insight into Language Learning and Social Media; Open Education and virtual worlds and gaming. Join us to explore them and share your experience.
Visit us at: www.elearningeuropa.info
Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mokymosi aplinka, kurią mes pristatome, susideda iš kelių komponentų (modulių), kurie yra gerai žinomos Web 2.0 taikomosios programos: wiki technologija, internetiniai dienoraščiai, socialiniai skirtukai ir RSS pėdsakai. Skyriuje, kuriame aprašoma, kaip konkrečiu panaudojimo atveju Darmstadt Taikomųjų mokslų universitete buvo įdiegta aplinka, pagrindinį dėmesį skiria ypatingam indėliui didaktikos srityje, kurį konkretūs mokymosi modeliai įneša į visą mokymąsi. Straipsnyje išsamiau paaiškinama, koks yra wiki platformos didaktinis potencialas, kadangi platforma yra mokymosi planus apjungiantis modulis (arba mokymosi centras).
Mūsų mokymosi aplinka buvo patikrinta ir įvertinta „Social Software“ seminaro metu, kuris vyko 2007 m, rugpjūčio mėn. Darmstadt Taikomųjų mokslų universitete vykusiuose informacinių mokslų studijos kursuose. Anketinė apklausa atskleidžia įdomius faktus apie praktinio Web 2.0 priemonės įgyvendinimo sėkmę studentų motyvacijos ir mokymosi rezultatų atžvilgiu. Tyrimą papildė šioks toks neformalus atsiliepimų pateikimas baigiamojoje diskusijoje. Galvojant apie šiuos rezultatus, straipsnyje galiausiai pateikiama keletas pastabų apie mokymosi aplinkos potencialą platesniuose mokymosi kontekstuose.
The full text of this article is available in English and Spanish. The Spanish version is made possible our partner, the Organisation of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI). // El texto integro de este artículo está disponible en inglés y castellano. La versión castellana ha sido posible gracias a nuestro socio, la Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (OEI).