Research Project

InDigiTrain: on Digital Media in Professional Training

Friedrichsdorf (GER), August 2016 - InDigiTrain stands for "integrated digital training", viewed as a motor for making the continuing education and training structures of speech therapists and hygiene professionals more flexible. The collaborative project promoted by the Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the European Union’s European Social Fund (ESF) started 01 June 2016. The German company M.I.T is a cooperation partner in the collaborative project, together with the Workers’ Welfare Association (AWO) chapter in Ennepe/Ruhr, and Bildungsinstitut im Gesundheitswesen (BiG - Training Institute for Health Services). The Open University in Hagen is the project coordinator. 

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Call for MOOCs

KIC InnoEnergy Seeks Fresh Ideas in Education

Eindhoven (NL), July 2016 - KIC InnoEnergy, an innovation engine for sustainable energy across Europe, has launched its call for professional MOOCs. The Europe-wide call is looking for applications from universities, research institutes, or companies that have ideas for educational products or services relating to sustainable energy but need funding and a network of partners to develop and commercialise them.

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MASTERS Project

Learning App for the Transfer of Business Knowledge

Friedrichsdorf (GER), April 2016 - Seven training institutes and eLearning providers from four countries are developing mobile learning applications that are designed to communicate business knowledge to students in a new way. The project “Mobile Application for Skills Training in EntRepreneuShip“ (MASTERS) is a two-year project that is co-financed by the EU in the framework of the Erasmus+s funding programme. 

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EIT Digital

€1 Billion Investment to Drive Digital Transformation

Prof Willem JonkerBrussels (BE), April 2016 - Willem Jonker, CEO EIT Digital, announced the results of the organisation’s €1 billion investment in digital innovation and entrepreneurship at the Driving Europe’s Digital Transformation conference in Brussels. He also announced plans for an additional investment of €1 billion over the coming years. EIT Digital will accelerate market uptake of research-based digital technologies by investing in four strategic areas: digital cities, digital industry, digital wellbeing and digital infrastructure.

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Create eLearning

Align Technology Smile at Online Learning Success

Amsterdam (NL), April 2016 - When Align Technology, a global medical-device company, wanted to continue to develop the clinical knowledge of its various teams throughout Europe, it realized that it needed a blend of classroom-delivered and online-delivered learning materials. This, in turn, led it to look for an up-to-date, 21st-century online-learning-authoring environment connected to a learning- management system (LMS).

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European Project

Leadership for the Digital Transformation of Universities

Barcelona (E), March 2016 - The aim of the Transforming Universities for the Digital Age (D-Transform) project is to introduce a leadership training programme for the presidents and vice presidents of European universities that takes into account the role of digital technologies and open educational resources (OER) to transform their institutions. 

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EU Project

Authenticate Student Identity throughout the eAssessment

Barcelona (E), February 2016 - The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) will lead the European Union innovation and research project TeSLA (Adaptive Trust-based eAssessment System for Learning), which within a few years must enable students to be assessed online at the different learning stages. The project, presented on 26 January at the "Sala Europa" of the Representation of the European Commission in Barcelona, is funded by the European Commission within the European framework programme Horizon 2020. » MORE

Partnership

EdTech Europe Launches Global EdTech Foundation

London (UK), April, 2015 - EdTech Europe, an education-technology-focused conference platform in Europe, has marked the launch of its EdTech Global Foundation with a $10,000 donation to Global Minimum Inc. (GMin), a charitable international organisation that encourages young innovators and leaders in Africa to engage with critical thinking skills and hands-on learning programmes to tackle challenges affecting their communities. The financial assistance provided by the EdTech Global Foundation will be the first in a series of philanthropic partnerships moving forward. » MORE

EMMA MOOCs

Business Intelligence and More

Barcelona (E), March 2015 - The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) offers a free massive open online course (MOOC) on Business Intelligence through the new European Multiple MOOC Aggregator (EMMA), a project that brings together leading university partners providing online, easy-to-access multilingual learning opportunities that are open to all learners. The Business Intelligence course starts 06 April. » MORE

Success Story

The "LernHaus": Never Too Old to Learn!

Erlangen, December 2014 - The Institut für Lern-Innovation (FIM NeuesLernen) of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg created a well-attended operation from an EU project that took place in the period 2004-2006: The LernHaus provides eLearning for seniors who want to gain familiarity with computers or seek further training. » MORE

Lifelong Learning

NIACE's Key Contribution to Adult Learning

Leicester (UK), October 2014 - A report presenting the UK's contribution to the European Agenda for Adult Learning (EAAL) 2012-2014 has been published by NIACE, which has recently had its role as UK Coordinator for EAAL extended for a further twelve months. NIACE is the only non-government body to be leading on this work in Europe. » MORE

Living Abroad

PUMO Experience in the Baltic States and Greece

PUMORiga (LT), October 2014 - A consortium of educationalists from six EU states has collaborated to produce a series of teacher-training courses enabling participants to offer much-needed educational support to pupils temporarily away from their home countries. Typically, such pupils need continuous help to develop their knowledge and understanding of the language and cultural background of their homelands. » MORE

EC Study

MOOCs Are in High demand

Brussels (BE), June 2014 - The European Commission has published a new study on the supply and demand of MOOCs related to web skills. It shows that while MOOCs are widely recognized as a valuable learning opportunity, students struggle to find appropriate courses. » MORE

International Projects

European Success for the UOC's First Spinoff Company

Barcelona (E), April 2014 - In its first few months, Open Evidence, the first spinoff company to emanate from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), has been commissioned to undertake major projects by prestigious organizations and institutions such as the European Commission, the government of Italy, and the Jaume Bofill Foundation. » MORE

Learneurope

Educational Open E-Tools on the EU

Barcelona (E), December 2013 - Learn Europe is a new educational platform that focuses on teaching students about the history, geography, and economics of the European Union. The website, created by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia, UOC) and the University of Lleida (UdL), offers a wealth of purpose-made educational resources and links to other sites available online. » MORE