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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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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Welten Institute

Making eLearning Smarter with Emotion Recognition Software

Heerlen (NL), May 2018 - We have known for a long time that emotions have a strong influence on our actions and on our memory, and therefore also on our learning processes. Negative emotions make learning harder because they can undermine attention, motivation and self-regulation. Positive emotions often have a reinforcing effect. Every teacher knows this, and most take it into account. But in eLearning, which takes place without a teacher, this does not happen.

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Higher Education

UK Universities Respond to the GDPR Challenge

GDPR for higher educationLondon (UK), May 2018 - GDPR is the biggest change in data protection legislation for twenty years, coming into effect on 25 May 2018. Despite this, analyst firm Gartner showed that around half of those affected by the legislation - whether in the EU or outside - will not be in full compliance when the regulations take effect. Schools, colleges, and universities across the UK have responded to the GDPR challenge by designing their own sector-specific GDPR for Higher Education training course.

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New Study

Inspiring Higher Education for Future Directions

Oslo (NO), April 2018 - On the occasion of the opening of the new offices of the Permanent Secretariat of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), Gard Titlestad, the Council’s Secretary General, announced that the study "Online, Open, Flexible and Technology-Enhanced (OOFAT) Models for Education" is developing very well. ICDE commissioned the Berlin-based FiBS Research Institute for Education and Socio-Economic Research and Consulting to undertake the study after an open call in 2016.

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Collaboration

New French Push for AI Research

Paris (F), April 2018 - École Polytechnique and Google France announce the creation of an International Academic and Research Chair in the field of artificial intelligence. The Artificial Intelligence and Visual Computing Chair is part of President Emmanuel Macron's plan to make France a global leader in AI research.

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Educational Technology

IMS Global Learning Announces Caliper Analytics v1.1

Lake Mary, FL (USA), February 2018 — IMS Global Learning Consortium, a leading non-profit collaborative that advances edtech interoperability, innovation, and learning impact, has announced the availability of Caliper Analytics®v1.1, a substantial upgrade to the leading interoperability standard for learning data.

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