eLearning Africa

German Support for African Digital Education

eLearning Africa 2017Port Louis (Mauritius) / Berlin (GER), October 2017 - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Special Representative for Africa was in Mauritius last week for the eLearning Africa conference, where he revealed the scale of German support for digital education. Ms Merkel has long believed in the importance of technology in education-based development aid for Africa, but the increased scale of German involvement was only made clear at eLearning Africa.

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UNESCO World OER Congress 2017

Quality in Open Education Matters Now!

Ljubljana (SI), October 2017 - The second international World OER Congress 2017, held 18-20 September, led to the approval of the Ljubljana OER Action Plan and a revival of the quality debate. Experts and national delegates from 111 countries adopted the 41 recommended actions by acclamation. All United Nations' Member States are urged to mainstream open-licensed resources building knowledge societies and to achieve the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 on Quality Education. 

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Preliminary Decision

Learning Technologies Awards 2017 Shortlist Announced

London (UK), September 2017 - The annual Learning Technologies Awards has published its shortlist. Outstanding projects and products from across the globe are among those who made this year's impressive and record-breaking shortlist. An independent judging panel, comprising over forty experts and organised by the eLearning Network, worked tirelessly throughout August whittling down hundreds of nominees.

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Change Management

Webinar Reveals ELS’s Expertise on Change, Risk, and Benefits

Oxfordshire (UK), September 2017 - Effective change management was the subject of a recent webinar led by Cath Convery and Julie Dungate of the learning-and-development consultancy Explosive Learning Solutions (ELS). The event was organised by the global accreditation and examination institute APMG International.

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Milano School of Management

Top European Public Administration Conference

Milano (I), September 2017 - Digitalisation and technological innovations in areas such as big data are changing the way we offer public services globally according to participants at this year’s European Group for Public Administration’s annual conference, which was held at the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano, 30 Aug-01 Sep.

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Education-Technology Summit

Winners of 2017 EdTechXGlobal All Stars Awards

London (UK), July 2017 - EdTechXEurope, a major European education-technology summit, announced the winners of its EdTechXGlobal startup awards at the fifth edition of its event on 21 June at Kings Place in London. Winners of the EdTechXGlobal All Stars Rise awards are Lingvist, Primo, and Thinglink and winners of the EdTechXGlobal All Stars Growth Awards are Learnlight, Touch Surgery, and Youscian. 

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LELLE Conference

Learning to Learning: Beyond 2020

Workshop SessionHeerlen (NL), July 2017 - LELLE stands for Let’s Learn how to Learn. The Erasmus+ project embraces a long-term vision to equip graduates with core life-skills that make them ready and mobile for the job market and the workplace. The regional LELLE Conference "Learning to Learning: Beyond 2020", held 01 June 2017 at the Open University of the Netherlands in Heerlen, attracted more than 50 students, lecturers, working professionals, young entrepreneurs, as well as key industry players. 

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New Conference

MERIT Summit with HR and Executive-Education Thought Leaders

Barcelona (E), March 2017 - A new executive-education and corporate-learning conference took place in Barcelona, Spain, 18-19 January 2017 organised by Advent Group. The international event and media agency reported that the MERIT Summit assembled over 200 senior representatives from HR and higher education at Barcelona’s World Trade Center. 

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Virtual College Webinars

Practical Guides to Apprenticeship Levy

Ilkley (UK), March 2017 - The major changes taking place in the UK’s apprenticeship system are likely to be a key talking point during the country’s tenth annual National Apprenticeship Week, 06-10 March 2017. Two webinars have been arranged to help audiences understand the complex changes taking place and how best to work within the new Apprenticeship Levy requirements. 

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Forum Partnership

Six Top Topics from Visitors to the Learning Technologies

London (UK), February 2017 - The Forum Partnership and its subsidiary CloudQast reported high levels of interest in their offerings at the recent Learning Technologies event in London. "This interest focused around six topics," revealed Damian Gaskin, a director of both companies.

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OEB 2016

Shaping the Future of Learning

OEB 2016Berlin (GER), December 2016  - (by Andreas von Oertzen) ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN’s banner is "Shaping the Future of Learning". This year’s event (OEB 2016), entitled "Own Your Own Learning", marked the twenty-second edition of the international conference on technology-supported learning and training for the corporate, education, and public sectors.

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"Quite Simply Extraordinary"

Charity Learning Award Winners 2016

London (UK), November 2016 - The winners of the Charity Learning Awards 2016 are proof that little or no budget is no barrier to delivering innovative eLearning. Most of the winners had no resources to speak of, but came up with award-winning solutions to the business challenges they faced. Their stories of success are an inspiration to all organisations, not just fellow charities.

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Worlddidac Association

Speexx Wins Worlddidac for Its "Perfect Blend"

Munich (GER), November 2016 - Speexx, a leading online language-training provider, has been honoured by the Worlddidac Association for the sixth consecutive time for innovative solutions in the Blended Learning category. The award ceremony, sponsored by telecommunications provider Swisscom, took place in Bern, Switzerland. 

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Gamification World Congress

International Award for Gamification Nation

Andrzej Marczewski and An CoppensMadrid (E)/London (UK), November 2016 - At the Gamification World Congress, Gamification Nation’s recent recruit, Andrzej Marczewski, won the prestigious "Contribution to the Industry" Award. The Gamification World Congress was held in Madrid, Spain, at the end of October.

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Lensky Education Forum

Siberia is Melting for Open Education

YakutskYakutsk (RU), October 2016 - This year, Siberia has experienced unique progress. In Yakutsk, the capital of the Republic of Sakha (formerly called Yakutia) and the only city worldwide built on permafrost, the government launched a hot season, and the Lensky Education Forum, which took place in August 2016, heated up the debate about open education. (The Lensky District is one of 34 administrative and municipal districts in the Sakha Republic, Russia.)

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