Successful Year for eLearning in Europe

Essen (GER), February 2010 - The year 2009 was a very successful year for European eLearning standardization. Three new standardization projects were started, and as the highlight, the first European de-jure standard was published. "We are very pleased that the first official European Norm (EN) for eLearning was approved in consensus last year!", explains Christian M. Stracke, Vice-Chair of the European eLearning standardization body CEN/TC 353. » MORE

Call for Applications

EU Study Visits Programme

Thessaloniki (GR), February 2010 - Would you like to explore education and training issues with your peers in other European countries? Are you interested in expanding your professional network? Do you wish to learn more about education and training policy and practice across Europe? Then perhaps it's time to participate in the EU's Study Visits Programme. » MORE

Easy Access

New Web Portal for Vocational Education and Training

Thessaloniki (GR), February 2010 - Cedefop, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, has brought its redesigned and updated Web pages under a new roof. The new Web portal has been conceived primarily with the needs of policy-makers, researchers, and social partners in mind. It also aims to serve practitioners and interested European citizens. » MORE


European Commission Funds Intelligent Reading System

Madrid (ES), November 2009 - The AGENT-DYSL project is developing an Intelligent Assistive Reading System that can help school-aged readers who have dyslexia to improve their reading. Children using the reading system receive personalized attention by the system, with customized presentation of reading material based on individual profiles built up through "observation" of each child reading the text on the system's viewing area and by recognizing their reading errors. » MORE

European Tools

The Latest on Training Quality and Credit Transfer

Thessaloniki (GR)/Brussels (BE), November 2009 - Cedefop and the European Commission's Directorate General for Education and Culture have introduced new European tools: the European Quality Assurance Reference Framework (EQARF) and the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET). » MORE


Lifelong Learning Programme Call for Proposals 2010

Brussels (BE), November 2009 - The European Commission's new Life Long Learning Programme (LLP) supports learning opportunities from childhood to old age in every life situation. The next deadline for transversal programmes, which include Key Activity 3 ICT, is 31 March 2010. » MORE


The EFQUEL Board of Directors Would Like You to Know ...

Brussels (BE), September 2009 - In 2007, Dr. Claudio Dondi was elected president of EFQUEL during the annual General Membership Meeting at the EDEN conference in Lisbon. The commitment is Dr. Dondi's third: The very experienced European professional also plays leadership roles in SCIENTER and MENON. The same year, Dr. Ulf-Daniel Ehlers assumed EFQUEL's vice-presidency. He works at the University of Duisburg-Essen, which is one of the founding members of EFQUEL. The organization was established as one of the end-products of the TRIANGLE project in 2004. » MORE

Vocational Training

Groundwork Laid for the 2011 Cedefop Survey

Thessaloniki (GR), July 2009 - The aim of the fourth Continuing Vocational Training Survey (CVTS4) is to provide targeted data for policy-makers on emerging policy needs. Researchers are able to provide in-depth data analyses on the basis of the survey, but there is also considerable scope for better and more sophisticated use of such analyses by policy-makers. » MORE

Content Production

WEBACAD Manages EU Project with OutStart's Software

Eschborn (GER), July 2009 - WEBACAD, an eLearning content development company, has chosen the OutStart learning content management system (LCMS) to develop, manage, maintain, and deliver eLearning content for an online training initiative known in Europe as the Certified European ELearning Manager (CELM) program. » MORE

Columbus Portal

Unique System for lifelong Learning

Cologne (GER), July 2009 - The Columbus Portal is an eLearning platform that supports the lifelong learning processes of European citizens by offering professionally produced eLearning courses. In addition, the portal offers - as the first in the world for special interest and hobby content - a possibility to create with the easy-to-use authoring tool that is available to everyone on the portal training courses. » MORE