Welten Institute

OU of the Netherlands Goes to the European Parliament

Heerlen (NL), November 2018 - The Open University of the Netherlands has been asked to present the RAGE project on 20 and 21 November at a meeting of the European Parliament in Brussels. Together with nine other projects, the RAGE project has been selected from hundreds of current research and innovation projects in the European Commission’s Horizon2020 Program.

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Highly Interactive Platform

Demand-Led Learning at the University Level

Rick BastiaanssenBreda (NL), November 2018 – The session in the Learning Café on Thursday, 06 December from 12.15 to 13.15 bears the title "Student in the Lead: Technologies for Demand-driven Education". Rick Bastiaanssen from the Avans University of Applied Sciences will share his experience as an intermediary among businesses, research and education. Combining his passions to help companies work on business cases and challenges and the personal development of youngsters, he helps companies find collaboration opportunities with education and research.

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A Specialist Explains

Creating a Really Good Learning Game

Dr Ahmed MorsyDammam (SA), November 2018 - Dr Ahmed Morsy holds a PhD in Instructional Technology and works as an associate professor at Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Academic Development and Initiatives department. He previously worked as an e-content development manager at the eLearning Competence Center, Egyptian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology for thirteen years and as a consultant for many UNESCO projects. Ahmed will speak about “How to Design an Engaging Educational Game“ at the session "Game-based Learning: Across the Breadth of the Use Spectrum" on Friday, 07 December from 16:15 to 17:15.

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How to Combine?

Problem-Based Learning and Learning Analytics

PBL3Herleen (NL), October 2018 - The online course and online community PBLLA18 is now open! "We are eager to discuss how problem-based learning and learning analytics can improve our future lifelong learning", says Dr. Christian M. Stracke from the Open University of the Netherlands. Together with his colleague Dr. Olga Firssova, he designed this new learning experience - PBLLA18 - for the European PBL 3.0 consortium.

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Football Education Programme

Learning Pool Teams Up with The Football Association

Derry / Nottingham (UK), October 2018 - Learning Pool, one of the largest providers of online learning solutions in the United Kingdom, has announced a new partnership with The Football Association (The FA) to support the delivery of a world-leading football education programme by 2020.

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Digital Platform

To Revolutionise Education and Talent Sourcing

Barcelona (E), August 2018 - TELANTO is a technology startup based out of Barcelona, Spain, that operates a global network of university and industry partners. Led by its founders, Christian Acosta-Flamma and Timo Kerzel, TELANTO is on a mission to disrupt the traditional forms of university-industry collaboration and change the face of recruiting.

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Free Membership

ICDE Celebrates Its Eightieth Anniversary

Oslo (NO), August 2018 - In a few days, on 22 August, it will be exactly 80 years since the opening of the First ICCE International Conference, held in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. This event officially marked the creation of the International Council of Correspondence Education (ICCE), the former name of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).

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FabLab Manager

Université Paris-Saclay Set to Teach Digital Manufacturing

Paris (F), July 2018 - Université Paris-Saclay has launched a new diploma programme designed specifically to teach students about digital manufacturing. The "Fablab Manager" programme will be part of the international FabFoundation network and a local ecosystem and has been designed to build creativity and innovative practices into existing businesses and start-ups.

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European AI Alliance

University Paris-Saclay to Advise EU on AI Strategy

Nozha BoujemaaParis (F), July 2018 - An academic from University Paris-Saclay is to play a key role in advising the EU on artificial intelligence (AI). Nozha Boujemaa, director of the Data and AI institute of Université Paris-Saclay (DATAIA), has been nominated to the High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI HLG). The group’s objective is to support the implementation of the European strategy on AI.

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IDC Market Spotlight

Digital Transformation in UK Higher Education

London (UK), July 2018 - The very nature of higher education is changing, with students and employers expecting institutions to provide an experience that equips students with the right skills to succeed in today's job market. IDC sees digital technologies as a catalyst for change in higher education, impacting all areas, from teaching through to the underlying business processes.

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New Headquarter in Sao Paulo

Udemy Continues Its Global Expansion in Brazil

Sao Paulo (BR) / San Francisco, CA (USA), June 2018 - Udemy, a global marketplace for learning and teaching online, has announced the opening of its Brazilian headquarters in Sao Paulo. Udemy has over 24 million students and more than 35,000 instructors globally. Brazil is the company's fastest-growing market in Latin America, with over 250 Portuguese courses added to the platform each month. To celebrate the new office opening, the company hosted a launch event in Sao Paulo with a keynote presentation by Kevin H. Johnson, CEO of Udemy.

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