Learning Light Co-Ordinates European eLearning Project

Sheffield (UK), May 2010 - Learning Light is leading an EU-wide consortium of organisations developing effective ways to use eLearning to reach and engage "marginalised" learners. This 300,000-euro project is funded by the EU under the Leonardo Transfer of Innovation scheme. » MORE

Serious Games

E-VITA Storyboards Real-Life Experiences

Milan (IT), May 2010 - The E-VITA project ("European Life Experiences") - co-funded by the Education and Culture DG under the Lifelong Learning Programme - is to develop and test serious games that let younger generations "live" stories experienced and told by older people. This way, the past can be experienced directly and understood while playing a game that once was a real story. » MORE

Electronic Telework

SeeS - SMEs eLearning to E-work Efficiently

Graz (AT), May 2010 - Bit media has sent out the first newsletter on the European project SEES - "SME's eLearning to E-work Efficiently". The goal of this project, developed under the Leonardo da Vinci programme, is to provide practical and useful support to prepare e-managers and e-workers of SMEs to work in a "virtual environment". » MORE


The Mandate to Innovate Quality in Education

Brussels (BE), April 2010 - In September 2009, around eighty researchers, managers, and politicians agreed on the EFQUEL Innovation Agenda beyond 2010. Six months after the endorsement, Rolf Reinhardt, Executive Manager of EFQUEL, reflects on EFQUEL's achievements. » MORE

Competence Modeling

European Initiative WACOM Launched Successfully

Duisburg (GER)/Athens (GR), April 2010 - WACOM (WAter COmpetences Model Transfer) is the European Leonardo-da-Vinci Project for the transfer of a competence model to the water sector. Its integration and harmonization with the European Qualification Framework (EQF) for competence modeling throughout Europe is another aspect of the effort. » MORE


Early Foreign Language Learning for Children

Brussels (BE), April 2010 - Why should my child learn foreign languages? What is the best age to start? How can I make it a fun experience for the whole family? Find the answers to these questions - and much more - at the new European Commission website. » MORE


The Web-Community for Higher Education Experts

Budapest (HU)/Bologna (IT), April 2010 - Over 300 higher-education professionals make use of the HEXTLEARN project's web 2.0 community space when sharing their experiences. In the framework of the project, good practices of using ICT in higher education are discussed online and recommended for peer reviewing. » MORE


ELENA - Creating a Smart Space for Learning

Vienna (AT), February 2010 - ELENA demonstrates the feasibility of smart learning spaces. These are platforms that allow the consumption of heterogeneous learning services via assessment tools, learning management systems, educational (meta) repositories, and live delivery systems such as videoconferencing. » MORE


Quality Standards for eLearning in Capacity Building

Brussels (BE), March 2010 - Open ECBCheck, the first international quality standard for ELearning programmes and institutions in international Capacity Building is now available. Initiated by Germany's InWent - Capacity Building International and EFQUEL, Open ECBCheck has been developed through a unique interagency collaboration of about 25 international capacity-building agencies and their partners, amongst them eight UN agencies. » MORE

Cross-cutting Priority

Europe Must Integrate Education and Employment Policies

Thessaloniki (GR), March 2010 - The need to develop fully integrated skills policies for education and training, employment, and innovation at all levels was a dominant theme in the workshop Skills and competence to overcome the crisis, which Cedefop co-organised with MEP Ole Christensen on 02 March at the European Parliament in Brussels. » MORE