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Published: Thursday, 16 August 2012
"The Forbidden Education" documentary film

This documentary film called "The Forbidden Education" is a collectively funded project based on a study which spans eight Latin American countries and analyzes 45 unconventional educational experiences, closely examining the logic of modern schooling and its understanding of education. Available in Spanish, but with English and Portuguese subtitles, it includes includes interviews with more than 90 education professionals who are applying alternative educational proposals.

Published: Monday, 25 June 2012
VISIR Consultation Process

A Europe wide consultation into the most relevant change factors and how do they affect lifelong learning is being spear-headed by VISIR, a European initiative bringing together networks representing learners and learning providers. This initiative aims to develop a shared vision about how ICT may help making lifelong learning a reality. Take part in the consulation here.

Published: Sunday, 15 April 2012
UAE launches smart learning initiative for schools

Public schools in the United Arab Emirates are being upgraded to include significant online opportunities. This initiative is described as being part of UAE Vision 2021 which sees the development of education as being essential. The inititaive aims to transform classrooms as well as integrate teachers, students, parents and administrators into a single e-platform and is being  introduced in four stages over five years. A pilot of the project, which will include 18 schools covering students from grade six to grade nine, will be launched in September 2012. Read  more here.


Published: Wednesday, 4 April 2012
Front page of Spider website

Spider is a Swedish national search service for digital learning resources. This service, which uses learning resource metadata for searching, connects a number of Swedish Learning Object Repositories and offers a single point for searching digital learning resources. The Spider search forms can easily be added to any web page or LMS using one of the Spider Widgets. By combining the Spider search service with the WILD Curriculum Cloud Service it will soon be possible to dynamically link digital learning resources to the national curriculum and syllabuses using Semantic Web technology. Version 2.0 of the Spider service will be released in May. Find out more.

Published: Friday, 23 March 2012
inGenius website

inGenious, a FP7 project coordinated by the European Schoolnet has recently launched its first community of practice. The aim of the Technology Community is to a) share ideas and information about the use of technology in education, b) inspire teachers to explore new ways of teaching with technology and c) raise questions and seek answers about technology and education. Teachers have a chance to share ideas or raise questions in a debate guided by the inGenious experts.

Published: Thursday, 23 February 2012
City of Turku runs project on distance learning

The Coordination project for distance learning aims to collect and spread good practices on distance learning, to collaborate with different distance learning projects, developers and creators, to form new kinds of networks and create new operation models to support different distance learning needs. The project also carries out research into how different learning materials suit distance learning and to distribute data nationally and, to the extent appropriate, internationally.

Published: Monday, 13 February 2012
IPTS home page

There is a general awareness that learning pathways and objectives have to change for European societies to adequately address global challenges. Given the increasing role of technologies in shaping social and economic change, there is a need to identify and analyse the key technologies that will support educational change in the near future. In this framework, the MENON Network, on behalf of the European Commission - Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), has recently launched the study Mapping and Analysing Prospective Technologies for Learning (MATEL). One of the major aims of this study is to identify and classify the key technologies that will support educational change in five to ten years from the present. You can contribute to the research by participating in the MATEL survey, which is open until February 26.

Published: Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Cicero Learning

CICERO Learning Network, University of Helsinki and Tampere University of Technology in Pori have received generous funding from the Learning Solutions programme of Tekes (the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation) to set up the Finnable project. In addition to researchers, this value network project includes several companies, schools and representatives of the public sector. The project also includes extensive international cooperation, especially with Stanford University and schools in Silicon Valley. Professor Hannele Niemi (University of Helsinki) is the Scientific Leader of the project. Finnable is coordinated by CICERO Learning Network  with Director Jari Multisilta as a Principal Investigator in many of the sub-projects.

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