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

EMMA Project

New Multilingual MOOC Platform for Europe

EMMABarcelona (E), June 2014 - Twelve leading universities, among them Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), and companies in eight European countries have announced the launch of the new EMMA project, which will provide access to MOOCs in different languages and that are supported by automatic transcription. » 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


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

OHIM Study

EU Citizens Value Intellectual Property

Alicante (E), December 2013 - Some 96% of Europeans believe that intellectual property (IP) is important because it supports innovation and creativity by rewarding inventors, creators, and artists for their work. An EU-wide survey of 26,500 people aged fifteen and over, commissioned by the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) acting through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, found that 86% agree that protecting IP contributes to improving the quality of products and services. » MORE


Member of the Europortfolio European Network

Barcelona (E), August 2013 - The European Network of ePortfolio Experts and Practitioners (Europortfolio) has been formed. Its mission is to support and promote innovation and research in the field of ePortfolios. » MORE

Open Call

Submit Your Innovation until 30 July

HoTELBrussels (BE), July 2013 - The Open Call for eLearning innovators aims at spotting "innovations" that deal with concrete technology-enhanced learning activities. These can be ideas, research results, teaching practices, and any other innovation that deals with using ICT for education at large. The most interesting innovations will be validated and eventually tested within three virtual laboratories (learning exploratorium labs) in the fields of higher education, corporate learning, and informal learning through professional networks that the HoTEL project, with the support of FP7, has set up. » MORE

Not for Profit

New Association to Stimulate Use of Media in Education

Brussels (BE), June 2013 - Six European organisations active in the field of media-supported learning have got together to found a new not-for-profit international association to promote and stimulate the use of media as a way to enhance innovation and creativity in teaching and learning across all levels of education and training in Europe. The founding members are CSP, an innovative Italian research agency; ATiT, a Belgian media company; the French university network AUNEGE; the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) in Ireland; Estonia's Information Technology Foundation for Education (HITSA); and KU Leuven in Belgium. » MORE

Open Call

Ideas, Research Results, and Teaching Practices Wanted

Brussels (BE), June 2013 - Are you working on technology-enhanced learning? Would you like to "test" your ideas and research results with experts in the field? Do you want to join a "hands-on" community of eLearning experts and practitioners? The HoTEL project has launched an open call to eLearning practitioners to help spot quality innovations that encompass concrete technology-enhanced learning activities. » MORE