Centre of Excellence

UN Institute for Training and Research Joins EFQUEL

Brussels (BE)/Geneva (CH), May 2009 - Dr. Ulf-Daniel Ehlers, Vice-President of the European Foundation for Quality in eLearning, welcomed the first UN body to join the organization's Network: "That the United Nations Institute for Training and Research is now a member of the EFQUEL Network is a big step for our Foundation." » MORE


ELearning for the Visually Impaired

Dueren (GER), May 2009 - The Consortium for ELearning Accessibility (C4EA) is an EC-funded project to improve the accessibility of eLearning services and products for blind and visually impaired people. The CD ROM with all project results can now be ordered from one of the project partners. » MORE

Demographic Change

ELearning Platform for Age-Diverse Recruitment

Vienna (AT), May 2009 - Due to the youth-oriented hiring policies of enterprises, mature jobseekers are frequently being excluded from the recruitment process and stereotyped as being "too old" to do certain jobs. Mature@eu is an eLearning platform that aims to enable employers or personnel recruiters to introduce age-diverse recruitment policies and practice. » MORE

To Inspire People

Creating a Tolerant and Understanding Global Society

Auckland (NZ), May 2009 - (by Richard Rowland) The One World Foundation was set up with the aim of bringing the cultures of the world closer together, especially for young people. The mission statement says that it seeks to create an infectious desire to learn more about other cultures and lifestyles among the people of the world and to allow them to help each other in this learning process. » MORE


New Director for the European Training Foundation

Turin (IT), May 2009 - Madlen Serban, Director of the National Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Romania, has been appointed as the next Director of the European Training Foundation. Following a public recruitment procedure, the ETF's Governing Board chose Ms. Serban from a short list of three candidates put forward by the European Commission. » MORE

EU-Funded Research

Immersed in Real-time Learning

Sestri Levante (IT), May 2009 - Leading-edge research under the 36-month, 12.9m euro project awarded by the European Commission to a consortium of thirteen leading European organisations is close to being able to use grid and cloud computing to provide the computing resources to bring learners together in both the real and virtual worlds. » MORE

How to participate

MEDEA Awards: Open Call for Participation in 2009

Roosbeek (BE), April 2009 - The MEDEA Organising Committee has announced the start of a new MEDEA Awards year. MEDEA Awards were created to recognise and promote excellence in the production and pedagogical design of media-rich learning resources at all levels of education and to highlight good practice in the use of media and video in the classroom. » MORE

Capacity Building

imc Supports eLearning Competence Centre in Ethiopia

Saarbruecken (GER), April 2009 - The Engineering Capacity Building Program (ecbp) is part of Germany's development cooperation with Ethiopia. Its efforts include the reform of higher education and the modernization of engineering curricula. imc, a German learning-solutions supplier, is supporting the establishment of an eLearning competence center in Addis Ababa, providing know-how for the recording of presentations and university lectures. » MORE

In-depth Information

ELearning Country Report for Portugal

Bonn (GER), March 2009 - An in-depth country report on eLearning in Portugal is available through the European Project eUSER's website. The research report was compiled by Gonçalo de Sousa Santinha of the University of Aveiro in Portugal, who collected qualitative and quantitative information from national sources. » MORE

Continuing Training

EU Encouragement of Social Dialogue Pays Dividends

Thessaloniki (GR), February 2009 - The recent joint study by Cedefop and Eurofound entitled Contribution of Collective Bargaining to the Development of Continuing Training demonstrates that collective agreements have a largely positive impact on employee training. However, it also shows that training provision in small and medium enterprises and training offered to workers over 45, is still lagging behind. » MORE