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Published: Monday, 30 April 2012
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 Mats Öström, from VISCED partner Ross Tensta Gymnasium in Sweden took part in the SETT Conference on April 25-26. This event targets teachers in Sweden and includes a large number of seminars aimed at helping teachers succeed in the classroom and advising them on how best to use different tools. This event provided a good mix of theory and practice and was accompanied by an exhibition area where you could find several providers of LMS, tools for scheduling, publishing companies and other companies that make tools for education.

Published: Monday, 23 April 2012
Keynote presentation features VISCED work in New Zealand

The keynote presentation given by Paul Bacsich in New Zealand during the recent DEANZ conference featured some of the latest work carried out by the VISCED team. This biannual conference attracted about 150 participants and is the premier conference in Aotearoa New Zealand for leaders and practitioners involved in open, flexible and distance learning. The 2012 conference theme was 'Shift Happens' with three themes of resilience, relevance and reform. Paul's presentation entitled "Towards the Multiversity? An integrated view of where we are in the

Published: Monday, 23 April 2012
Major conference on ICT in Education takes place in Finland

The Interactive Technology in Education (ITE) conference is the largest conference in Finland related to information and communication technology in educational use. The conference started in 1990 and took place this spring for the 23rd time. the conference was organised in the Hotel Aulanko in Hämeenlinna, Finland and was opened by the Minister of Education and Science Jukka Gustafsson. One of the keynote speakers was Professor Eric Duval, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (presentation).

Published: Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Open and Social Technologies for Networked Learning - conference in Tallinn

Tallinn is hosting an IFIP open working conference on "Open and Social Technologies for Networked Learning", 30 July-03 August 2012. Tallinn University and University of Tampere (FI) are jointly organizing the event. Open and social technologies play an increasingly important role in many educational settings. Social technologies are entering primary, secondary, and higher education, blurring the boundaries between formal and informal learning. Social technologies have also entered the workplaces, connecting learners and bridging the boundaries between individual learning and the organizational knowledge processes.

Published: Sunday, 4 March 2012
Learning in Context workshop organised in Brussels

The Stellar Network of Excellence is organising the learning in Context workshop on 26-27 March. It will examine current innovative practices on the use of mobile learning and research from the domain of Technology Enhanced Learning.  Contextualized learning will be addressed from different angles, including:

  • Case-studies from industry, Higher Education and Secondary Education
  • Current and future Research issues, and
  • Visions for the future of applying mobile learning in education and training.
Published: Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Virtual School Symposium (VSS) taking place in the US

This symposium takes place on 9-11 November 2011 in Indianapolis, USA. It will bring together over 2,000 representatives from national, state, district, private and other virtual school programmes to attend the industry's leading event in K-12 online and blended learning.

Published: Thursday, 14 July 2011
VISCED at the EFQUEL Innovation Forum 2011

The EFQUEL Innovation Forum will take place for the 6th time this year and has been growing fast over the years. The programme of the EFQUEL innovation forum is now fully available online, headliners are Paul Bacsich, Steve Wheeler, Yves Punie, Asha Kanwar and Wayne Mackintosh.

Published: Monday, 27 June 2011
ICDE Standing Conference of Presidents addresses institutions’ resistance to e-learning

During the recently held 2011 ICDE Standing Conference in New York, USA on 19-22 June, University Presidents held discussions on why universities have not advanced political and societal acceptance for the open and online delivery of education and addressed criticism about the lack of acceptance for open and distance learning.

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