Partnership

MOOQ and ICDE Establish Close Cooperation

Herleen (NL), July 2017 - The European Alliance MOOQ and the global membership organization ICDE have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for close cooperation. The two leading international initiatives for online learning have confirmed their shared quality vision and interest in the field of open education. Christian M. Stracke, MOOQ coordinator, and Gard Titlestad, ICDE Secretary General, who signed the MOU, are convinced that the collaboration will provide benefits for the whole community worldwide. 

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Exchanging Ideas

ELearning / MLearning Pan-European Platform

Brussels (B), July 2017 - Imagine a Europe-wide learning platform with a huge databank of lesson plans, learning objectives, and curriculum subjects on which schools and teachers can host their classes. It’s also a place for networking and exchanging ideas among teachers and students. 

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OEE

Recognition of Open Courses – Send Your Ideas!

Brussels (B), July 2017 - In July, Open Education Europa will focus on recognition of open courses. Have you worked on a project related to recognition? Does your institution provide recognition of open courses through open badges or other tools? Share your story as an article on OEE! 

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Integrated Scalable Solution

Middlesex University Renews Its Partnership with Moodlerooms

London (UK), June 2017 – Blackboard Inc. has announced that Middlesex University has renewed its partnership to retain Moodlerooms as its virtual learning environment (VLE) to help more than 25,000 students and faculty attain better outcomes and achieve academic success. Moodlerooms is Blackboard’s enterprise solution dedicated to institutions and organisations leveraging the open source Moodle platform.

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OER

Simpleshow Foundation Launches Volunteer Program

Miami, FL (USA), June 2017 – simpleshow foundation, a non-profit organization that supports free knowledge in the form of simple open-educational resources (OER), has announced the launch of its volunteer program. In cooperation with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC), volunteers are encouraged to help explain the 17 sustainable development goals of Agenda 2030 through simple and entertaining explainer videos.

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German Federal Immigration Agency

Digital Learning Tool for Use in Integration Courses

Berlin (GER), June 2017 - The German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) has officially approved the German Adult Education Association's (DVV) free adult-education platform Ich-will-Deutsch-lernen.de for use in immigrant integration courses. It is the first digital learning tool to be officially approved by the agency. The platform, which was created using Avallain Author and the Avallain platform architecture, can now be used as a blended-learning tool for the courses.

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Banking Simulation

Global Bank to Challenge over 600 Graduates

Hertfordshire (UK), May 2017 - Business Smart International, a leading business-simulation company, will deliver an engaging and innovative live-simulation event for a global banking client. In a prestigious London hotel, over 600 high-calibre graduates will take control of a virtual bank and navigate it through a simulated four years of business in a challenging marketplace. 

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Aiding People

Blackboard Ally Helps Make Course Content More Accessible

London (UK), May 2017 - Blackboard Inc., a leading education-technology company for teaching, learning, and student engagement, has announced general availability of Blackboard Ally, its accessibility solution that helps make course content more accessible for all learners.

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Access for Millions

Purdue to Acquire Kaplan University

Mitch Daniels, Perdue UniversityWest Lafayette, IN (USA), May 2017 - Purdue University has announced the creation of a new public university that will further expand access to higher education. The initiative is meant to address two striking new realities: the need for postsecondary education for working adults and others unsuited for traditional campus study and the explosive growth of online technologies as a means of delivering education to students of all types.

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International E-Learning Association

The IELA Announces a Partner Opportunity

New York, NY (USA), May 2017 - The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Publications Board is seeking nominations for an editor-in-chief (EiC) or co-editors-in-chief for eLearn Magazine, ACM’s web-only publication serving the field of online education and training. ACM is the premier organization in the computing sciences and has representation in a variety of computing areas. eLearn Magazine, an exclusively online publication, represents the intersection of research and practice in the eLearning area. 

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Blackboard Ranked First

To Partner with Blackboard without Additional Tender Process

London (UK), April 2017 – Blackboard Inc. has announced that it was awarded the framework contract for the provision of virtual learning environment (VLE) solutions and services to Scottish institutions by APUC (Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges) Limited, the procurement centre of expertise for all of Scotland’s universities and colleges. 

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Hate Crimes

British Universities Must Play Their Part in Preventing Racist Attacks

London (UK), April 2017 - Marshall E-Learning, a London eLearning consultancy, points out that since the UK’s EU referendum vote in 2016, the number of hate crimes has risen dramatically, including attacks based on disability, racial, religious, and homophobic motives. The number of victims of religious and racist hate crime alone has risen almost twenty per cent in the last year, and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is calling on British police to prepare for a new wave of hate crime following the formal triggering of "Article 50".

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Charity

Virtual College and Dreamflight Celebrate the 2.5 Millionth Learner

Ilkley (UK), April 2017 - Virtual College, a UK provider of online child-safeguarding learning, has marked reaching its 2.5 millionth learner by donating £5000 to the Dreamflight children’s charity. Dreamflight changes young lives by taking children with a serious illness or disability on the holiday of a lifetime to Orlando, Florida.  

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HEC Paris

Online Master’s in Innovation and Entrepreneurship on Coursera

Paris (F), April 2017 - HEC Paris and Coursera have launched their first fully online international degree program, the online Master’s in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OMIE). The school has created this degree in collaboration with Coursera, a global online- learning platform. 

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